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
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BJ's real name is never given. In one episode, Hawkeye goes to extreme lengths to learn what "BJ" stands for, but all official paperwork concerning his friend claims that BJ really is his first name. Toward the end of the episode, BJ explains that his parents' names are Bea and Jay, and claims that this is the reason for his odd name, but whether this is actually true is never made clear. See more »
In several episodes, Radar misinforms another character about the time difference between Korea and the United States. During one attempt to call a stock broker in New York City, Radar tells Maj. Burns there is an 18-hour time difference. The time difference between Korea and New York is 14 hours during standard time months and 13 hours during US daylight savings time. See more »
I give MASH a 2 because the first 3 seasons were 8's and the remainders were 0, and by rounding up you could almost reach 2. It started as a funny and irreverent look at bureaucracy, war, the establishment and human frailties. It plugged on for too many seasons as the Alan Alda sermonette of the week focusing on any current liberal cause he and the producers wanted to promote(and I'm a liberal). Henry Morgan helped prolong the base story, but it remained "The Alan Alda Show" for the rest of its life and became a soapbox instead of a sitcom. The last episode could have offered a little comfort for those that watched the show for all those years but instead it disregarded the death of 30,000 Americans and hundreds of thousands of Koreans to find out that the whole Korean War, and the series, was meant for a way for Hawkeye to find himself.
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