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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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Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 54 wins & 153 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Robert Altman, who directed MASH (1970), hated the TV show. See more »

Goofs

The social attitudes about race, sexism, homosexuality and class that were expressed by characters in the series were those of post Civil Rights/post- Vietnam eras when the series was filmed, not those of the early 1950s when it was set. As the series continued, it began to resemble a modern drama rather than a historical re-telling of earlier events. See more »

Quotes

Henry Blake: [to Frank and Hot Lips] You two have gone over my head so many times I have athlete's scalp.
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The Show to End All Shows
25 January 2003 | by airbornegirl16See all my reviews

I remember watching M*A*S*H when I was in the eighth grade. I was only one year old when it went off the air so I watched a few episodes during the summer and when I had been suspended from school. I used to ask my dad was Klinger a little on the "you know" side and he explained about bucking for a section eight. Well it's almost eight years later and Klinger is all man to me and M*A*S*H is my life line. The show that get's me through those bad days when I feel alone. My sorority calls me Hawkeye b/c when I'm not drinking a martini I am plotting a good prank for someone to pull. I will forever love M*A*S*H for all the happiness it brought to me. I still remember the first time I saw "Aybisynna Henry". I think I spelled that right. It made my cry when Radar came in with the kind of news that leaves you without speech and breath. Henry made me laugh if only for a short time due to the fact that that episode was the first I saw. After awhile I was in college and M*A*S*H was on again. I started watching and from then on there isn't a day when you don't hear "Suicide is Painless" blasting in my room. Here is to M*A*S*H. You bring smiles to my face and joy to my heart and I am grateful to you.


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