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M*A*S*H 

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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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Larry Gelbart
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alan Alda ...  Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce 251 episodes, 1972-1983
Loretta Swit ...  Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan 251 episodes, 1972-1983
Jamie Farr ...  Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... 216 episodes, 1972-1983
William Christopher ...  Father Francis Mulcahy 213 episodes, 1972-1983
Harry Morgan ...  Col. Sherman T. Potter / ... 180 episodes, 1974-1983
Mike Farrell ...  Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt 179 episodes, 1975-1983
Gary Burghoff ...  Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly 177 episodes, 1972-1983
Kellye Nakahara ...  Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN / ... 167 episodes, 1973-1983
David Ogden Stiers ...  Maj. Charles Winchester 131 episodes, 1977-1983
Larry Linville ...  Maj. Frank Burns 121 episodes, 1972-1978
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

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Comedy | Drama | War

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MASH See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(255 episodes) | (256 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The producers of Trapper John, M.D. (1979) approached Wayne Rogers to play the title role in their new spin-off. He declined. If he had, the producers of Trapper John would have most certainly had to pay royalties to their parent show MASH! As it was, when they were sued by Gene Reynolds and Larry Gelbart and the MASH team, they successfully argued that Trapper John was actually a spinoff of the MASH movie and the book, not necessarily the tv show. They would have had a hard time making that argument if Wayne Rogers had been hired to play Trapper! See more »

Goofs

There are various episodes with Korean nationals such as farmers, villagers. These Koreans speak English. It is highly unlikely that the native Koreans would speak or understand any English especially in small villages away from a city. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sidney Freedman: [to Klinger] You're a tribute to man's endurance. A monument to hope in size 12 pumps. I hope you do get out someday. There would be a battalion of men in hoop skirts right behind you.
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Alternate Versions

The pilot episode's original opening title sequence was edited out of all versions in syndication. It is replaced by the standard opening title sequence used during the remainder of the series run. The original opening is only available on the OOP Columbia House and 2002 Fox Video VHS/DVD releases. See more »

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Still Funny After 30 Years
10 March 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is still one of the funniest shows on television, especially the first four seasons when they still had a broad sense of humor. To me the glory days of M*A*S*H ended with the departure of Larry Linville (Major Frank Burns). After his departure, especially in the final three years, the show became more and more issue oriented and pretty much lost me until the classic finale. Other than that, it was still a great show.


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