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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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Top Rated TV #245 | Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 54 wins & 153 nominations. See more awards »

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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 174 episodes, 1972-1979
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

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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

Although portrayed as being older, David Ogden Stiers (Major Charles Emerson Winchester III) was younger than Alan Alda (Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce) and Mike Farrell (Captain B.J. Hunnicutt). Stiers was born in 1942, Alda in 1936, and Farrell in 1939. See more »

Goofs

As a rule in the service, a person is only awarded one Purple Heart (the first time they're wounded) and then oak leaf clusters for subsequent injuries. However, multiple characters throughout the series have or receive more than one purple heart. See more »

Quotes

[Calling Maj. Freedman]
Hawkeye: Sidney? Hawkeye Pierce. Did I interrupt you in the middle of someone?
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits of the episode "Tuttle", "Captain Tuttle" is listed as playing "Himself". See more »

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Featured in The Greatest: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) See more »

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MASH STILL ROCKS
12 April 2004 | by Simon A. ConderSee all my reviews

In the UK the MASH series has been released on DVD.

I know that this is just opionon but I think that the show was and still is just amazing. So many times people in the UK think that Amercian comedy is to sweet and syrupy.

If that is the case MASH is the one that proves them all wrong. I used to watch the show as a teenager and loved it. At the end of series 3 Henry leaves and that is just so well written and well acted. That is one of the best testaments I could ever give to a TV show, you grow to love the character and personally I cried the first time and I cried again when I say it today.

It is a totaly fantastic show and it is clear why it ran for so long. I doubt that anything like this will ever be seen again.


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