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.
Contrary to popular thought, Jamie Farr (Klinger) did not serve in the Korean War, nor in South Korea. However, he did visit South Korea. In a 2013 interview with ABC News, he revealed that he had served in Japan after being drafted in 1957. He was part of the Armed forces radio. He subsequently went to South Korea to entertain troops right up to the Demilitarized Zone. William Christopher (Father Mulcahy) did serve in the U.S. Army in South Korea, after the war was over in 1953, but before the armistice treaty was signed.
It's the way these yellow devils think. It's burned into their brains. Kill Americans, kill, kill. They don't respect human life the way we do. I'd like to take him out and shoot him.
In one of the early episodes, Henry Blake refers to his wife as "Mildred". However, in later episodes her name is Lorraine. Col. Potter's wife's name is Mildred.
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..."
The episode "The Army-Navy Game", features a jazzier version of the opening theme.