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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.


DVD Release Dates and Info for MASH Series

05/15/2007 - Goodbye, Farewall and Amen
05/23/2006 - Season 10
11/07/2006 - Matinis and Medicine Collection

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.

The main characters of the MASH series were: Dr. "Hawkeye" Pierce (Alan Alda) and "Trapper" John McIntyre (Wayne Rogers). Pierce and McIntyre were exceptional surgeons who drank and caroused, and had little use for military authority. Other medical officeres were: Dr. Frank Burns (Larry Linville) and Senior Nurse, Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan (Loretta Swit). Lt. Col. Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) was the bumbling head of the camp. Burns' assistant was Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly (Gary Burghoff). Other recurring characters included: Cross-dresser Corporal Max Klinger (Jamie Farr) who, and Father Francis Mulcahy (William Christopher), the camp priest.

The 80's TV show Trapper John, MD was a spin-off of the MASH television series.

The TV show MASH ran for 256 episodes over it's eleven year network run.

Cast of MASH TV Show

Alan Alda - Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Loretta Swit - Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Jamie Farr - Cpl. Klinger
William Christopher- Capt. Father Francis J. Mulcahy
Mike Farrell - Capt. B.J. Hunnicut
Harry Morgan - Col. Sherman T. Potter
Gary Burghoff - Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
David Ogden Stiers- Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
Larry Linville - Maj. Frank Burns
Wayne Rogers - Army Capt. "Trapper John" McIntyre
McLean Stevenson - Lt. Col. Henry Blake

Trivia for the TV Show MASH

MASH 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 Series

1980-81 - 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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