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.
Season eleven, episode sixteen, "M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983)" was the finale of the series, but was not the last to be made. Season eleven, episode fifteen, "M*A*S*H: As Time Goes By (1983)" was filmed last.
Klinger, how dare you wear that hat while in uniform?
Klinger: It's spring, sir.
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.
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..."
Every episode of M*A*S*H ran longer than the normal 22 minutes we see today. Each episode ran about 25 1/2 minutes, with shorter commercial breaks. The syndicated versions shown today edit out some parts of the episodes, and sometimes the "missing" footage is essential to the story. The DVD versions restore all "missing" footage and run the proper length (25 1/2 minutes).