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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 Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... (215 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Father Francis Mulcahy (213 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Col. Sherman T. Potter / ... (180 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt (179 episodes, 1975-1983)
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 Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (174 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN / ... (167 episodes, 1973-1983)
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 Maj. Charles Winchester (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
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 Maj. Frank Burns (121 episodes, 1972-1978)
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The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, 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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17 September 1972 (USA)  »

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(255 episodes) | (256 episodes)

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

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Trivia

Gary Burghoff's left hand is slightly deformed, and he took great pains to hide or de-emphasize it during filming. He did this by always holding something (like a clipboard), or keeping that hand in his pocket. See more »

Goofs

In the early seasons, Vietnam-like references were often made by characters: Claiming their location was in "Southeast Asia" (Korea is in northeastern Asia) and searching for missing colleagues in "the jungle" (there are no jungle regions in Korea). See more »

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[PA Announcement after 3 weeks without wounded]
PA System: Attention all personnel . Due to a lack of casualties, today's midnight movie will be shown at 9:00 in the morning... And midnight has been canceled.
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In the closing credits of the episode "Tuttle", "Captain Tuttle" is listed as playing "Himself". See more »

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Referenced in Barney Miller: Homicide: Part 1 (1980) See more »

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MASH STILL ROCKS
12 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the UK the MASH series has been released on DVD.

I know that this is just opionon but I think that the show was and still is just amazing. So many times people in the UK think that Amercian comedy is to sweet and syrupy.

If that is the case MASH is the one that proves them all wrong. I used to watch the show as a teenager and loved it. At the end of series 3 Henry leaves and that is just so well written and well acted. That is one of the best testaments I could ever give to a TV show, you grow to love the character and personally I cried the first time and I cried again when I say it today.

It is a totaly fantastic show and it is clear why it ran for so long. I doubt that anything like this will ever be seen again.


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