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.
Frank Burns' (Larry Linville's) nickname "Ferret Face" came from his brother. He mentioned it to Hawkeye (Alan Alda) and Trapper (Wayne Rogers) once, during a rare drinking binge, and they never forgot it. (Even B.J.'s (Mike Farrell's) first words to Burns when they met were "What say, Ferret Face?")
My own father didn't have me until he was 63, and the first time we played peek-a-boo together he had a stroke.
Few of the primary characters past the first season wore the correct haircuts/hairdos for being members of the US Army in the 1950s. As the series continued, only Colonel Potter ( Harry Morgan) looked as if he could have been a military officer or member in a 1950s Army unit.
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..."
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."