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 53 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 / ... 215 episodes, 1972-1983
William Christopher ...  Father Francis Mulcahy 213 episodes, 1972-1983
Harry Morgan ...  Col. Sherman T. Potter / ... 180 episodes, 1974-1983
Gary Burghoff ...  Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly 180 episodes, 1972-1983
Mike Farrell ...  Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt 179 episodes, 1975-1983
Kellye Nakahara ...  Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN / ... 44 episodes, 1973-1983
David Ogden Stiers ...  Maj. Charles Winchester 131 episodes, 1977-1983
Larry Linville ...  Maj. Frank Burns 120 episodes, 1972-1978
Jeff Maxwell ...  Pvt. Igor Straminsky / ... 48 episodes, 1973-1983
Wayne Rogers ...  Capt. 'Trapper John' McIntyre / ... 72 episodes, 1972-1978
McLean Stevenson ...  Lt. Col. Henry Blake 72 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 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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

PA System Announcer: Hear ye, Hear ye, it's 0700 and all is hell. Incoming wounded, folks.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Brand New Bag (1986) See more »

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The greatest sitcom ever
9 January 2002 | by jakesdad6299See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 September 1972 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(255 episodes) | (256 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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