The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean War. With little help from the circumstance 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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The show's first season had the lowest ratings of the entire run, finishing at number forty-six, while the eleventh and final season was the highest rated, finishing at number three. See more »
The "Section 8" discharged (also known as a "blue slip" (as it was printed on blue paper) was discontinued in 1947, before the Korean War. It was replaced by General, Medical or Dishonorable discharge, depending on the case. See more »
PA System Announcer:
Hear ye, Hear ye, it's 0700 and all is hell. Incoming wounded, folks.
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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 »
An alternate version of the theme was heard on four 1972-1973 season episodes, including "Sticky Wicket" and "The Army-Navy Game". The theme is replaced by the regular series theme in syndication, but the opening is fully intact on the DVD and VHS releases The closing sequences seen in the early network airings were edited out of most syndicated airings. They are intact in the DVD and VHS editions. See more »
MASH is still remarkable - funny, poignant, moving, occasionally schmaltzy - but always well scripted, acted and often directed by the actors who really know the players. Alan Alda at his best, with a magnificent equal billing cast. Watch MASH often!!
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