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.
Gary Burghoff didn't appear in the majority of season six. There are several possible theories for why Radar became scarce, one of them being burnout, which is the reason Burghoff claimed when he eventually left the show. It has also been suggested that, despite Radar being innocent, shy, and overly polite to everyone, a fan favorite, Burghoff was demanding, rude, and generally had a terrible work relationship with most of the other cast members, leading to the producers giving him an extended vacation from the show in an attempt to either help him reset his relationship with the cast, or test the waters for writing him out of the show. He was back for most of season seven, and then filmed a two-part "goodbye" episode for the start of season eight. It was moved to mid-season, and so there are several episodes in season eight, filmed after his exit, but airing before, with Burghoff's name in the opening credits.
Please excuse these two, they're themselves today.
Several of the characters had multiple variations on their names during the series, perhaps none more so than Father Mulcahy. His name is given at various points as John, John P., Francis, Francis John Patrick, and John Patrick Francis
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.