MASH TV Show
80's TV Show Facts for MASH
Television Show Summary
This innovative 80'S TV show was Based on the 1968 novel M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker and the 1970 20th Century-Fox movie of the same name.
TV Show Plot For MASH
The TV series M*A*S*H was set near Seoul, South Korea during the Korean War. The plots centered around the group of doctors and nurses whose job was to tend to the wounded who arrived at the unit.
Cast of MASH TV Show
Alan Alda - Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Trivia for the TV Show MASHMASH performers Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr were the only actors to appear on the series from the first episode to the last.
Actors Rene Auberjonois (Father Mulcahy) and Tom Skerritt (Duke Forrest) turned down the opportunity to reprise their MASH movie roles in the TV series.
Top 20 Ratings Info for MASH Series1980-81 - 9th Season - Ranked #4
1981-82 - 10th Season - Ranked #9
1982-83 - 11th Season - Ranked #3
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show MASH was televised from 09/17/1972 to 02/21/1983, on the CBS network.
MASH TV Show Emmy Awards:
Alan Alda won best Lead Actor, Comedy in 1981-82.
Loretta Swit won best Supporting Actress, Comedy in 1981-82.
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what was nurse kelly's real name?
#1 - Barry Bowles - 04/07/2007 - 02:12
Hawaiian actress Kellye Nakahara appeared as nurse Kealani Kellye in 82 episodes of the television comedy series M*A*S*H.
#2 - KC - 04/08/2007 - 12:05
THE BEST SHOW EVER. None is comparable. The producers, directors, creative consultants, etc. did an awesome job of getting as close to the truth as possible. The way all of the characters were portrayed to deal with the death, blood, etc. (w/ humor that is) is much the way the actual soldiers handled everything. There are no words to describe this show.
#3 - Stryker - 12/01/2007 - 18:45
where was filmed for the serious.....
#4 - david robertson - 05/04/2008 - 21:00
AN 80 YEAR OLDS COMMENT ... MASH AND GUNSMOKE TIED FOR NUMBER ONE IN ALL TIME BEST CATEGORY ...
#5 - GEORGE HACK - 05/18/2008 - 15:05
where was filmed for the serious ??
responding to the comment a few posts above:
Malibu, California, USA.
#6 - mashman - 09/06/2008 - 00:23
what was the name of the original doctor that hawkeye portrayed on the show. i think he was from waterville maine but do not know his name. thanx!
#7 - jen matarazzo - 09/07/2008 - 14:03
did the book happen before or after the movie?
#8 - sam - 10/05/2008 - 18:40
M*A*S*H is a hilarious show. Great representations of War & Medicine. Good for a laugh (:
#9 - kaate - 11/16/2008 - 20:02
Jamie Farr appeared in the third episode, so, if you wanted to be vague and say, "From the first season to the last", William Christopher (Father Mulcahy) would be on there too (come on, miss out on the pilot and what do you get, huh?).
The book happened BEFORE the movie, and the author of that book, Richard Hooker, was, basically, Hawkeye.
Plus, even when I do become a doctor, I am not going near the military... if a draft begins... I won't check my mail...
#10 - xaivior13 - 12/09/2008 - 03:32
MASH-THERE IS NO OTHER LIKE IT
Mash is, by far, the best comedy series ever. I am in my 50's and have seen many come and go. I still watch the reruns anytime I can find them on tv. Alan Alda is an amazing actor AND comedian.
#11 - trish - 02/19/2009 - 17:14
WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE VERY WEALTHY DOCTOR
#12 - JIM@CONCORDCARSINC.COM - 05/06/2009 - 15:24
MASH Bash Halloween Party
I'd like to have a themed costume party this year. Has anyone ever had one with MASH as the theme? I'd like some ideas for decorations and sound effects. Any suggestions are welcomed.
#13 - hatster - 06/28/2009 - 00:02
I love chuck
Iam an avid collector of mash and have seen every episode...I love the friendship, the jokes and the story lines...wish it was still on but i love the reruns
#14 - superstarr - 08/12/2009 - 10:29
I have 28 VHS tapes of Mash which I wish to part with. Anyone interested?
#15 - Mary Ann - 09/07/2009 - 02:58
Answer to wealthy doctor question
Charles Emerson Winchester III
#16 - the responder - 11/13/2009 - 19:40
Answer to themed party
We had a End of M*A*S*H party. If you want to be anywhere near close to 'capturing' the atmosphere you have to have some of the following:
US Military Canvas General Purpose Tent to hold the party in. They aren't cheap! The tents changed little up through the 80s. You can not use the newer synthetic fabric military tents IF you want to be accurate.
Costumes should consist of ODs of the 50s and 60s. NO Camouflage BDUs (Battle Duty Uniform). You could get away with using the Viet Nam era solid OD Fatigues if availability is a problem of the 50s and 60s uniforms. Look at the cast's costumes closely. Of course T-shirts with 4077 MASH printed on them. You'll need wooden ammo crates to make tables and used for seating. Medical equipment such as stethoscopes, surgical gowns in med. green and masks. Throw in a couple of people with Hawaiian shirts to go with their OD pants. Of course EVERYONE must have black combat boots and the occasional 'cowboy boot'ed person is OK. As far as sounds, well the sound of the early Bell helicopters in the background is good (NO Blackhawk chopper sounds...totally different sound). And someone occasionally making announcements over a PA could help with atmosphere. It won't be cheap to get some of the stuff. And if you really want to go 'native'. Get a couple Wyllis Jeeps to be parked near the tent and a couple 'crackerbox' ambulances would help a lot. Look to invite some military vehicle collectors to the party.
#17 - The Rabid One - 08/18/2010 - 15:40
its been said allan alda wore the same boots through all the eleven seasons of mash, is this true? i know the didn't do well $ in an auction...
#18 - v.mcb - 04/26/2011 - 18:38
M*A*S*H- The best
I grew up with M*A*S*H. From First grade, 1971 to 12th, 1983. The show is like comfort food for the mind. I enlisted in the ARMY shortly out of High School and found some of the friendships to be sort of like the TV show. (Thank God peace time though) 84-87. I love watching the show ALL THE TIME. It makes me remember the good old days.
#19 - Eric - 05/30/2011 - 07:33
Mash was a most wonderful show and it showed things as they really were.Not just the EMs being the dummy or cheat but officers too they all played a wonderful part and Frank burns was a wonderful actor as being very gun ho. I still watch the reruns as it was great and reminds me of my military days I thank all of the cast as they wer all great
#20 - Joe Hill - 09/08/2011 - 08:45