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MeTV to Air Goodbye, Farewell and Amen on Veterans Day

Classic TV diginet MeTV will repeat its three-hour “MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale” special tomorrow (Wednesday, November 11th) from 7-10PM ET in honor of Veterans Day. The special includes “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” complete and uncut as well as a interviews with members of the cast and crew, including Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr, Wayne Rogers, Gene Reynolds, Ken Levine, and Burt MetCalfe.

Here’s a promo: [Update: The promo is no longer available.]

“MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale” originally aired on May 3rd of this year. MeTV has also posted the interviews online so if you don’t get MeTV you can still watch them.

5 Comments

  • David G. says:

    I had a bit of a stunning thought while watching this for the umpteenth time on MeTV: The Korean War having ended in 1953, now 62 years ago. Even discounting the fact that the actors were a bit older at the time than the characters they were playing … well … do the math regarding which characters from the 4077th would likely still be alive today.

    • Jon says:

      Radar would be well past 80 by now, Potter pushing 120, approaching his 100th anniversary with Mildred. 🙂

      The only year I ever recall tied to a character which could indicate his/her age was when Winchester said “Harvard, ’43” once, but he didn’t say whether that was undergraduate or med school. I figured it had to be med school, since as a Major he had to have more experience than Hawkeye or BJ. If he went right to med school after undergrad, he’d be born around 1917, so he’d be pushing 100 now.

      It’s impossible to judge the characters’ ages by the actors’ ages, since the show ran for so long. Gary Burghoff, the youngest of all the cast members, turned 30 in 1973, when the 2nd season began, and Harry Morgan, the oldest, was 67 when the last episode was filmed.

      • JohnnyC says:

        Colonel Potter also mentions his age. At one point, he says he’s 52. Another time, he says he was 15 when he joined the Army to go to World War I (had big hips for a boy). I can’t remember any of the other characters being very exact about their ages.

  • Roger hankins says:

    I missed the good bye show at 7:30 tonight 11/13/2015 will it air again? If not how can I get a copy or download? Please help us . thanx Roger

    • Crabapple Cove says:

      It’s available on Netflix– if you don’t have a subscription (and don’t want one), just sign up for their 30 days free trial to watch what you want, then cancel.

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