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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Airs Tue. Nov. 21, 6:00 PM on TVLAND

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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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When Wayne Rogers first signed to do the series, it was intended by producers for the part of Trapper to be a co-starring role, and equal to that of Hawkeye. However, Alan Alda's performance on the show, as well as his creative input, quickly lead to Hawkeye being the more prominent character. This caused consternation for Rogers, and was the primary reason for his quitting the show. Despite any professional animosities, Rogers remained to be good friends with Alda after leaving the series. See more »

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Throughout the series, Margaret has very long fingernails. As both a nurse and a Regular US Army officer who's a sticker for the rules, there's no way her nails would be so UN-regulation. Neither nurses nor Army officers have long fingernails. See more »

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[Calling Maj. Freedman]
Hawkeye: Sidney? Hawkeye Pierce. Did I interrupt you in the middle of someone?
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The pilot episode opening credits (only seen in original network airings and on DVD and video releases), feature the legend "KOREA, 1950. A hundred years ago..." See more »

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Featured in The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) See more »

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Forgotten Time
12 December 2000 | by (Greensburg, PA) – See all my reviews

The TV show M*A*S*H proves that laughter really is the best medicine to cure any wounds. This movie provided humorous insight to an otherwise overlooked time in American society. Every character provided a different perspective on the evils of war with their uses of satire. The script writers use satire to provide a look at the evils of war. I have seen the re-runs of this American classic series and I still find them hilarious to this day. I am so pleased that television stations decided to re air this otherwise forgotten show. I am glad that the directors and producers of this show depicted an otherwise forgotten time in American history. And I am sure that the veterans of the Korean War are happy that this show was made to show their experiences in this war and made their trials known to the public.


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