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
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Hawkeye explains on multiple occasions how he got his nickname from his father's favorite book, "The Last of the Mohicans". Trapper John's nickname is never explained in the series. However, in MASH (1970), it's explained that he was caught with a woman in the ladies' room in a Boston Maine railway car. According to Hawkeye (Donald Sutherland), "the conductor opened the door, the girl looked out and yelled 'oh, he trapped me! Oh my god, he trapped me!'" See more »
Many of the characters' backgrounds i.e. family changes from episode to episode. See more »
[South Koreans are being taught to speak English]
We're making real progress.
I can tell. You have a Korean accent.
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The pilot episode opening credits (only seen in original network airings and on DVD and video releases), feature the legend "KOREA, 1950. A hundred years ago..." See more »
The episode "The Army-Navy Game", features a jazzier version of the opening theme. See more »
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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