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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

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Top Rated TV #249 | Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 54 wins & 153 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce 251 episodes, 1972-1983
...  Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan 251 episodes, 1972-1983
...  Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... 216 episodes, 1972-1983
...  Father Francis Mulcahy 213 episodes, 1972-1983
...  Col. Sherman T. Potter / ... 180 episodes, 1974-1983
...  Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt 179 episodes, 1975-1983
...  Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly 174 episodes, 1972-1979
...  Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN / ... 167 episodes, 1973-1983
...  Maj. Charles Winchester 131 episodes, 1977-1983
...  Maj. Frank Burns 121 episodes, 1972-1978
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The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean War. With little help from the circumstances, in which they find themselves, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable. Nevertheless, the war goes on. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

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Comedy | Drama | War

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17 September 1972 (USA)  »

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(255 episodes) | (256 episodes)

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)| (1972-1973)

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Trivia

Stella Stevens was originally offered the role of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, but turned it down, because she wanted to focus on her film career. See more »

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Many of the characters' backgrounds i.e. family changes from episode to episode. See more »

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Frank Burns: It's the way these yellow devils think. It's burned into their brains. Kill Americans, kill, kill. They don't respect human life the way we do. I'd like to take him out and shoot him.
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In the closing credits of the episode "Tuttle", "Captain Tuttle" is listed as playing "Himself". See more »

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Referenced in S*M*A*S*H (1990) See more »

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Forgotten Time
12 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

The TV show M*A*S*H proves that laughter really is the best medicine to cure any wounds. This movie provided humorous insight to an otherwise overlooked time in American society. Every character provided a different perspective on the evils of war with their uses of satire. The script writers use satire to provide a look at the evils of war. I have seen the re-runs of this American classic series and I still find them hilarious to this day. I am so pleased that television stations decided to re air this otherwise forgotten show. I am glad that the directors and producers of this show depicted an otherwise forgotten time in American history. And I am sure that the veterans of the Korean War are happy that this show was made to show their experiences in this war and made their trials known to the public.


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