M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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As Time Goes By 

Margaret seeks contributions for a time capsule.


Burt Metcalfe

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Mike Farrell ... Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
Harry Morgan ... Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit ... Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
David Ogden Stiers ... Maj. Charles Winchester
Jamie Farr ... Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy
G.W. Bailey ... Sergeant Luther Rizzo
Rosalind Chao ... Soon-Lee
Mark Herrier ... Corp. Stoddard
Michael Swan ... Lt. Brannum
Kellye Nakahara ... Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN
Jeff Maxwell ... Igor Straminsky
Wesley Thompson ... Corpsman
Chao Li Chi ... Korean Husband (as Chao-Li Chi)


Margaret seeks contributions for a time capsule.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | War







English | Korean

Release Date:

21 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this, the final standard episode of the series, the MASH personnel bury a time capsule to be unearthed in 100 years. In the first episode, the words "Korea - A Hundred Years Ago" appeared on screen before the opening credits. See more »


When Margaret is putting nurse Kellye's boots in the time capsule she called her by her real name Nakahara instead of her character name Yamato. This also happened in another episode when Maj. Winchester made the same mistake. See more »


Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: [hands over a fishing lure, for the time capsule] Here. I fished with this a few times. Hawkeye told me it belonged to Colonel Blake. Let it stand for all the men who never came home.
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Crazy Credits

This Program Dedicated to the Memory of Connie Izay, R.N.; Technical Advisor; 1977-1982. See more »


References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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A Chance to Bury It All
6 May 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

We all know about the final episode. It's a classic. This is a precursor to it. Margaret reads about a time capsule that is being put as a cornerstone to a building in Los Angeles. She decides to do the same thing for the MASH 4077. She entreats everyone to come up with something that would show what it was like at the MASH and to show the kind of people who worked there. Of course, this is a chance for the cynical to do everything they can to thwart her efforts. Their point is that the Korean War deserved no celebration, even a hundred years into the future. An act of incredible heroism by a chopper pilot puts a different slant on things. Meanwhile, Klinger may have found the love of his life, a young refugee woman. Things had kind of ground down as this puts an end to the half hour episode. Thank you for a great ride.

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