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.
Wayne Rogers was to initially screentest for the role of Hawkeye. However, shortly before his audition, Rogers came to determine that Hawkeye was too cynical for his liking, and finding Trapper's more positive and outgoing traits a better fit for him, decided to read for that part instead.
PA System Announcer:
Attention, all personnel... the wounded you've all been waiting for has finally arrived in person... report to the Big Top immediately; the circus is about to begin.
BJ's daughter Erin's age is constantly jumping back and forth. When he first arrives, he explains that he received his orders to report after returning home with his wife from their first night out after Erin was born. When Radar leaves, Erin is big enough to walk up to Radar and call him "Daddy." In the next season, BJ explains that on his last anniversary, Peg was still 8 months pregnant with Erin, which would make her less than 1 year old. A few episodes later, Erin is once again talking in full sentences and is nearly 2 years old.
In the closing credits of the episode "Tuttle", "Captain Tuttle" is listed as playing "Himself".
A joke version of the opening credits was created, for use on blooper reels from the series. The altered version gives the show's title as "Mish-M*A*S*H."
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