TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, War
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.
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 ... ...
Will Scotch be all right for everybody, sir?
Henry Blake: Yeah, fine, Radar - perfect.
Radar: Uh, I ran out of ice sir, so I used bourbon.
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.
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..."
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