M*A*S*H: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (17 Sep. 1972)

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The Swamp's Korean houseboy, Ho-Jon, is accepted to attend school at Hawkeye's alma mater. The camp raises money to send Ho-Jon to Maine by raffling a weekend in Tokyo with a nurse, much to... See full summary »

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The Swamp's Korean houseboy, Ho-Jon, is accepted to attend school at Hawkeye's alma mater. The camp raises money to send Ho-Jon to Maine by raffling a weekend in Tokyo with a nurse, much to the chagrin of Hot Lips and Burns. Written by Fox

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The storyline of a raffle being done to allow Ho-Jon to attend school in the United States is lifted directly from the original 1968 novel by Richard Hooker. This is the only episode where Hooker received any on-screen credit for his material. See more »

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When Trapper hits his tee shot in the opening scene, Hawkeye goes to play. However, when the scene changes back, Trapper is hitting instead. See more »

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[first lines]
[Trapper drives a golf ball, which sets off an explosion in the mine field]
Army Capt. 'Trapper John' McIntyre: Fore!
[Radar stops in mid-football practice to look out over the hills]
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: Here they come!
Capt. 'Spearchucker' Jones: I don't hear nothin'.
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly: Wait for it.
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At the end of the episode, a PA announcement is made similar to that at the end of MASH (1970), over the instrumental for "Suicide is Painless" the announcer (Jamie Farr) states: "Attention, attention! The following personnel are assigned to the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, G. Wood, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff, Karen Philipp, George Morgan, Patrick Adiarte, Timothy Brown, Odessa Cleveland." See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
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Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Sung in Japanese over the loudspeaker
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Great start for a GREAT show ! !
11 April 2008 | by (Buzau/Romania) – See all my reviews

I have to hand it out for M*A*S*H, it's my favorite piece of television. I'm not in the TV industry, but I believe it's hard to put together a pilot for a TV show and to put all your future expectations on it. I only think how dreadful it would've been for us fans if this pilot wasn't picked up so I guess it had all the right things in it. For someone who's not a M*A*S*H aficionado like me :) I guess watching the Pilot wouldn't stir someone's emotions too much but it might stir up some laughs.M*A*S*H started out as a comedy show mostly as it was intended in the cinema version as well but it managed to morph itself into this TV show that kept generations and became atemporal. The pilot might not have the works of the greatest TV series(according to my humble opinion) but it's certainly remembered in the history of the show as the seed that developed into a sequoia. For all who say the pilot wasn't all that, try watching "Abyssinia, Henry" "Goodbye,Farewell and Amen", "5 O'Clock Charlie" just to name a few... Anyway, for all of you who will be watching the MASH pilot for the first time, maybe even decades from now, I tell you, you are in for a great show, stick with it and it will give you life-time memories. Enjoy watching it!


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