Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean War. With little help from the circumstances, in which they find themselves, 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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A few days after the infamous season three, episode twenty-four, "M*A*S*H: Abyssinia, Henry (1975)", aired, which inspired angry calls from viewers across the country, McLean Stevenson appeared in a skit on Cher (1975) as Henry Blake in a life boat shouting, "guys! I'm OK! I'm OK!" See more »
Three different people have been named "Nurse Baker", including a single woman, a married woman and a woman of a different race (she was Black while the other two were Caucasian). However, Baker is a popular American name, and could have been shared by more than one person in the 501st. In addition, "Baker" is the second entry in the old US Navy radio alphabet. "Able," the first entry, is the name of several nurses throughout the series. "Able" and "Baker" appear to be placeholder-type names, possibly an in-joke for military viewers. See more »
[takes a drink of Hawkeye's home-made gin, and grimaces]
I thought this stuff was supposed to make you feel better.
No. It's supposed to make you feel nothing.
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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 »
The episode "The Army-Navy Game", features a jazzier version of the opening theme. See more »
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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