Note: Information about “W*A*L*T*E*R,” the failed spin-off featuring Gary Burghoff, can be found at Television Obscurities.
The following articles cover a wide variety of topics concerning and relating to M*A*S*H. You’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about M*A*S*H. Some offer rare audio clips and video footage not found anywhere else and many include contributions from M*A*S*H fans. They reveal a historical insight into the series that longtime fans and casual viewers alike can enjoy.
An in-depth look at the M*A*S*H spin-off, from its early genesis to its ultimate failure and everything in between. With rare CBS promotional stills and a complete — and accurate — broadcast history.
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen: 30 Years Later
What was it like watching “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” when it was first broadcast? What sort of commercials and promotional spots were included? Thanks to fan Larry Petit, you can find out by reading this article.
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Ratings Analysis
The final episode of M*A*S*H famously drew a huge number of viewers. Exactly how many people were watching on February 28th, 1983 and is “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” still the highest-rated and most-watched program in television history?
This ninety-minute documentary, originally aired on PBS, features a plethora of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews about what goes into making an episode of M*A*S*H. Unfortunately, it has yet to be released on DVD.
MASHback was a proposed television special that would delve into the behind-the-scenes story of during its first three seasons. Announced in December 2003, the special never materialized.
M*A*S*H at the Smithsonian
From September 1983 to January 1985, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History hosted an exhibition called “M*A*S*H — Binding up the Wounds” that contained two original sets from (the Swamp and the O.R.).
M*A*S*H in Syndication
An in-depth look at how M*A*S*H has been syndicated over the decades, starting with late night and daytime runs on CBS in the late 1970s and later off-network/local and cable airings.
M*A*S*H on Home Video
M*A*S*H first came to home video in 1983 when the series finale was released on VHS, LaserDisc and CED. Read all about the show on VHS and DVD.
The forgotten “spin-off,” this animated spoof aired as part of a Saturday-morning children’s show and featured a group of mounted police dogs — including Bullseye, Trooper Yoe and Sonar — a parody of M*A*S*H.
M*A*S*H Documentaries, Retrospectives and Other Specials
Quite a few television specials about M*A*S*H have been produced over the years, beginning with “Making M*A*S*H” in 1981 (see above). Read all about them.
An in-depth look at the 1982 line of action figures and other collectibles from Tristar International, written by M*A*S*H fan Peter Kurch.