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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When Col. Potter took command of the 4077th at the beginning of the fourth season, the stated date was 19 Sep 1952. This means the first three seasons and 72 episodes covered the first 15 months of the war and that the following eight seasons and 179 episodes covered just the remaining ten months. Although in Season 9: Episode 6 (A War for All Seasons), the unit is showed celebrating new years eve 1950. The show covers the entire year of 1951 and the closing scene is ringing in 1952. See more »
Dates jump back and forth during the series. Many early episodes featuring Trapper John and Henry are set in 1952 or 1953, while others with Col. Potter and B.J. are set in 1950 or 1951. See more »
[handing Frank an unused Hari-Kari knife]
Why don't you do us a favour, and break it in!
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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 »
M*A*S*H is truly a one of a kind show. It combines both comedy and drama to form a rare type of show that comes along maybe once or twice every decade. You know, the ironic thing is that the series itself lasted more than three times as long as the actual war. M*A*S*H will always have a life in reruns.
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