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Layout of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

PlotEdit

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable. Nevertheless, the war goes on, Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>[1]

Episode listEdit

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Season 1Edit

MASH Season 1
Pilot ; To Market, To Market ; Requiem for a Lightweight ; Chief Surgeon Who? ; The Moose ; Yankee Doodle Doctor ; Bananas, Crackers and Nuts ; Cowboy ; Henry, Please Come Home ; I Hate a Mystery ; Germ Warfare ; Dear Dad ; Edwina ; Love Story ; Tuttle ; The Ringbanger ; Sometimes You Hear The Bullet ; Dear Dad, Again ; The Longjohn Flap ; The Army-Navy Game ; Sticky Wicket ; Major Fred C. Dobbs ; Ceasefire ; Showtime

Season 2Edit

MASH Season 2
Divided We Stand ; 5 O'Clock Charlie ; Radar's Report ; For the Good of the Outfit ; Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde ; Kim ; L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel) ; The Trial of Henry Blake ; Dear Dad... Three ; The Sniper ; Carry On, Hawkeye ; The Incubator ; Deal Me Out ; Hot Lips and Empty Arms ; Officers Only ; Henry in Love ; For Want of a Boot ; Operation Noselift ; The Chosen People ; As You Were ; Crisis ; George ; Mail Call ; A Smattering of Intelligence

Season 3Edit

MASH Season 3
The General Flipped at Dawn ; Rainbow Bridge ; Officer of the Day ; Iron Guts Kelly ; O.R. ; Springtime ; Check-up ; Life with Father ; Alcoholics Unanimous ; There Is Nothing Like a Nurse ; Adam's Ribs ; A Full Rich Day ; Mad Dogs and Servicemen ; Private Charles Lamb ; Bombed ; Bulletin Board ; The Consultant ; House Arrest ; Aid Station ; Love and Marriage ; Big Mac ; Payday ; White Gold ; Abyssinia, Henry

Season 4Edit

MASH Season 4
Welcome to Korea ; Change of Command ; It Happened One Night ; The Late Captain Pierce ; Hey, Doc ; The Bus ; Dear Mildred ; The Kids ; Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler ; Dear Peggy ; Of Moose and Men ; Soldier of the Month ; The Gun ; Mail Call, Again ; The Price of Tomato Juice ; Dear Ma ; Der tag ; Hawkeye ; Some 38th Parallells ; The Novocaine Mutiny ; Smilin Jack ; The More I See You ; Deluge ; The Interview

Season 5Edit

MASH Season 5
Bug Out ; Margaret's Engagement ; Out of Sight, Out of Mind ; Lt. Radar o'Reilly ; The Nurses ; The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan ; Dear Sigmund ; Mulcahy's War ; The Korean Surgeon ; Hawkeye Get Your Gun ; The Colonel's Horse ; Exorcism ; Hawk's Nightmare ; The Most Unforgettable Characters ; 38 Across ; Ping Pong ; End Run ; Hanky Panky ; Hepatitis ; The General's Practitioner ; Movie Tonight ; Souvenirs ; Post Op ; Margaret's Marriage

Season 6Edit

MASH Season 6
Fade Out, Fade In ; Fallen Idol ; Last Laugh ; War of Nerves ; The Winchester Tapes ; The Light That Failed ; In Love and War ; Change Day ; Images ; The M*A*S*H Olympics ; The Grim Reaper ; Comrades in Arms: Part 1 ; Comrades in Arms: Part 2 ; The Merchant of Korea ; The Smell of Music ; Patent 4077 ; Tea and Empathy ; Your Hit Parade ; What's Up, Doc? ; Mail Call Three ; Temporary Duty ; Potter's Retirement ; Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde ; Major Topper

Season 7Edit

MASH Season 7
Commander Pierce ; Peace on Us ; Lil ; Our Finest Hour ; The Billfold Syndrome ; None Like It Hot ; They Call the Wind Korea ; Major Ego ; Baby, It's Cold Outside ; Point of View ; Dear Comrade ; Out of Gas ; An Eye for a Tooth ; Dear Sis ; B. J. Papa San ; Inga ; The Price ; The Young and the Restless ; Hot Lips Is Back in Town ; C*A*V*E ; Rally 'Round the Flagg, Boys ; Preventative Medicine ; A Night at Rosie's ; Ain't Love Grand ; The Party

Season 8Edit

MASH Season 8
Too Many Cooks ; Are You Now, Margaret? ; Guerilla My Dreams ; Good-Bye Radar: Part 1 ; Good-Bye Radar: Part 2 ; Period of Adjustment ; Nurse Doctor ; Private Finance ; Mr. and Mrs. Who? ; The Yalu Brick Road ; Life Time ; Dear Uncle Abdul ; Captains Outrageous ; Stars and Stripes ; Yessir, That's Our Baby ; Bottle Fatigue ; Heal Thyself ; Old Soldiers ; Morale Victory ; Lend a Hand ; Goodbye, Cruel World ; Dreams ; War Co-Respondent ; Back Pay ; April Fools

Season 9Edit

MASH Season 9
The Best of Enemies ; Letters ; Cementing Relationships ; Father's Day ; Death Takes a Holiday ; A War for All Seasons ; Your Retention Please ; Tell It to the Marines ; Taking the Fifth ; Operation Friendship ; No Sweat ; Depressing News ; No Laughing Matter ; Oh, How We Danced ; Bottoms Up ; The Red/White Blues ; Bless You Hawkeye ; Blood Brothers ; The Foresight Saga ; The Life You Save

Season 10Edit

MASH Season 10
That's Show Biz ; Identity Crisis ; Rumor at the Top ; Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye ; Wheelers and Dealers ; Communication Breakdown ; Snap Judgment ; Snappier Judgment ; 'Twas the Day After Christmas ; Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead ; The Birthday Girls ; Blood and Guts ; A Holy Mess ; ; Pressure Points ; Where There's a Will, There's a War ; Promotion Commotion ; Heroes ; Sons and Bowlers ; Picture This ; That Darn Kid

Season 11Edit

MASH Season 11
Hey, Look Me Over ; Trick or Treatment ; Foreign Affairs ; The Joker Is Wild ; Who Knew? ; Bombshells ; Settling Debts ; The Moon Is Not Blue ; Run for the Money ; U.N., the Night and the Music ; Strange Bedfellows ; Say No More ; Friends and Enemies ; Give and Take ; As Time Goes By [N 1] ; Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

Errors from Internet Movie DatabaseEdit

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AnachronismsEdit

  • The staff's having a party and Klinger, dressed as an M.P. asks Margaret for I.D to which she replies, "Don't be ridiculous, I'm over twenty-one." In the 50s the legal drinking age in the U.S. was only eighteen.
    • People in many areas do not regard someone as an adult until they reach the age of 21.

ContinuityEdit

  • 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.
    • Mildred could be a middle name used instead of a first name.

Errors made by characters
(possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers)
Edit

  • In one episode, Col. Potter remarks "...and they called WWII the big war." Actually, WWI was called "The Big War"
    • Many people who lived through it could reasonably argue that World War II was a bigger conflict, and therefore more deserving of the name, than WWI.

Incorrectly regarded as goofsEdit

  • Throughout the entire series, the nurses referred to as "Baker" have been different women, including one (in contrast) black woman, some (in contrast) single women, and a married one, whose husband Tony spends the night with her in Hotlips' tent.
    • Baker is a popular American name, and could have been shared by more than one person in the 501st.

Errors from Movie MistakesEdit

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CorrectionsEdit

  • Wouldn't Col. Flagg arouse suspicion to his superiors by regularly visiting an American medical unit? He wouldn't have been given orders on every occasion to check it out, and both Blake and Potter would likely have complained about his attitude towards their doctors (especially Hawkeye).
    • Because Flagg was supposed to be an intelligence officer and only appeared in 6 episodes between 1974-1979 it is likely his visits may not have gained much attention from superiors and he would probably often work unsupervised and somewhat undirected. As for Blake and Potter, as well as the rest of the MASH unit, Flagg was largely considered a joke and hardly worth the effort to seriously bother over. Corrected by OneHappyHusky
  • Throughout the series, several PA announcements are heard around camp, voiced by Sal Viscuso or Todd Susman. However, we never see anyone but Radar or Klinger manning the PA system, and as it is based in the clerk's office, it would seem odd for someone else to come in to make the announcements.
    • Too much of an assumption. I think this unknown soldier falls into the category I call "Invisible Characters": those people on some TV shows who are nearby, but are never seen. Among such characters are Pete's wife Gladys on December Bride, Carlton, the doorman on Rhoda, Norm's wife Vera on Cheers and, of course, Niles' wife Maris on Frasier. Corrected by Bob Blumenfeld
  • To show the horrors of war, Alan Alda had it written into his contract that there had to be at least one scene in each episode that took place inside the operating room. The exception is the episode 'Hawkeye', of season 4, where after Pierce is injured in a jeep accident the episode takes place at a Korean family's home.
    • Also, in the 4th season episode "The Bus" there is no scene in an operating room. However, the doctors do treat the Korean soldier's leg injury on the bus.
  • Trapper John and Hawkeye have a gin still in the Swamp. Distilling gin requires a constant supply of freshwater, large amounts of juniper berries, coriander (and other flavourings), magnesium carbonate, and potassium carbonate. Burnt alum and pipe clay are needed for filtering. Where do they manage to find these things in war-torn Korea in the Fifties?
    • They are in a MASH unit. They could probably order most of the stuff as medical supplies. Some of the flavorings could be from the black market or sent from home. Also, they CALL it gin - but everyone pretty much agrees that it is mostly rotgut hootch - therefore, there are a lot of things that can be used for flavoring. Corrected by Zwn Annwn
  • I don't know the episode number; I have seen it a few times. Hawkeye is in the Col office with a few of the boys, they have a discussion and Hawkeye says "here's to 1984". Seeing the Korean war ended in 1953.
    • He is making a sarcastic toast to the political and social situation in Korea during the war, comparing to the dystopian world of Orwell's "1984".
  • In the opening title sequence the two helicopters go in front of the mountain. If you watch the lead helicopter very carefully when it first goes in front of the mountain it disappears for a split second and reappears.
    • This is not correct. It is merely the angle and the cropping of the shot. The two helicopters do come together, then the shot changes for a split second, and in later episodes/series the cropping of the shot shows only one helicopter. However, in earlier episodes/series the shot is not cropped so tightly, and when it changes the second helicopter is very close to screen right and disappears off screen almost instantaneously.
  • It seems Colonel Potter has a love hate relationship with artillery/guns at the MASH. First, Potter orders Hawkeye to get rid of an artillery piece he received in lieu of payment of a gambling debt, for fear it will attract fire. In "Hey Doc", however, he loves the idea of having a tank in the compound to scare off snipers, with no concern that it too may attract fire. By the final episode, however, he again has an aversion to guns as he tires desperately to get a tank, left in the compound by a wounded member of the tank crew, removed as it is drawing fire.
    • The circumstances of the listed occasions are quite different. In case of Hawkeye's gun and the damaged tank, Colonel Potter does not want the camp to appear to be armed for fear of becoming a "valid military target" despite the red cross. In the sniper episode however, the camp already IS under fire, so Potter tries to find a remedy. A tank as a countermeasure to snipers actually makes sense from a military point of view: They can't hurt it, but it can hurt them. In my opinion, Potter is balancing risk against profit here. This is not a plot hole.
  • In many episodes throughout the show, much is made of the supposedly extreme weather the people of the MASH unit faced (especially in "The Interview," the final episode of season four). In actual fact, Korea is in the temperate zone. Although high humidity would have made winter temps seem colder and summer temps hotter, staff from many places in the states would not find these extreme in the least. You can check out the temps at www.rao-osan.com/osan-info/korea/climate.htm.
    • Korean winters might usually be merely cold rather than bitter, but the winter of 1950 was bitter. Additionally, a lot of the fighting in that year was in the interior at high altitudes; Chosin Reservoir is about 1,000 m ASL. And at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, the mercury bottomed out at -35°F (-37°C) - only 10°F warmer than the record lowest temperature ever recorded in Korea. Troops were fighting out in the open in these conditions, with little of no shelter, for some 11 days. And that's just the lowest temperature recorded by a trained meteorologist; some unofficial thermometers at the hospital broke the -50 mark.

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. This was the last episode filmed.[2]

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Internet Movie Database
  2. Internet
  3. Movie Mistakes website

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