M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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As Time Goes By 

Margaret seeks contributions for a time capsule.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
... Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
... Col. Sherman T. Potter
... Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
... Maj. Charles Winchester
... Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
... Father Francis Mulcahy
... Sergeant Luther Rizzo
... Soon-Lee
... Corp. Stoddard
... Lt. Brannum
... Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN
... Igor Straminsky
... Corpsman
... Korean Husband (as Chao-Li Chi)


Margaret seeks contributions for a time capsule.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | War






Release Date:

21 February 1983 (USA)  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first appearance of Soon-Lee (played by Rosalind Chao). Not only would she marry Klinger in the series finale, but she would become a regular on the short lived follow up After MASH (1983). See more »


Hawkeye hands over Radar's teddy bear but this isn't the bear seen in Season 8, Episode 5 "Good-Bye Radar: Part 2". Hawkeye picks up Radar's teddy bear and you can see that the bear is brown not olive drab, that the bear has got a plastic nose and also the bear is missing its left eye. See more »


Hawkeye: [Hands over a teddy bear] This belonged to Radar; he left it for me. Let it stand for all the soldiers who came over as boys, and left as men.
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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 See 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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