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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G.W. Bailey (Sergeant Luther Rizzo) lobbied to join the cast in the ninth season to replace Gary Burghoff, but CBS refused. Rizzo continued to appear occasionally until the final episode. See more »
Throughout the series, Douglas MacArthur is referred to as though he is still in command of the UN forces in Korea. However, MacArthur was relieved of command by President Truman about ten months into the war. See more »
[after discovering a patient that is a baby]
Boy, did his draft board go crazy!
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In the closing credits of the episode "Tuttle", "Captain Tuttle" is listed as playing "Himself". 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 »
Pierce, Trapper, Hunnicut, Radar, thank you... we will miss you always
Without any doubt, this is the best show ever made. The writing is incredible, and the plots are very relevant to any society. Showing the worst of man to the very best of man, this show very well described the human condition. With deep drama, and good comedy, this show takes the audience through the ups and downs of life, while showing us the horror of war, yet leaving us with hope, knowing that there is good in humanity after all. The interaction between the characters is amazing, everyone becoming a family, and something wonderful being birthed in the midst of something horrible: war. Yet, even with the anti-war message, they refrain from bashing on soldiers (as most anti-war people tend to do) and they express pride in the bravery of them, while hating the need to fight.
All in all, this is the best show ever made, and I am deeply sorry that it did not run a few years longer.
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