When “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” premiered in local syndication in February/March 1993, did it include bumpers around commercial breaks or did one station in Minneapolis make its own? Continue Reading →
Gary Burghoff received a special credit (“Also Starring Gary Burghoff As Radar”) in 12 episodes during Season Eight of M*A*S*H, despite only appearing in four. Continue Reading →
In February 1983, country singer Sam Neely released a song called “The Party’s Over (Everybody’s Gone)” celebrating the end of M*A*S*H. Continue Reading →
Here’s a two-page CBS press release, dated August 7th, 1972, for the premiere of M*A*S*H. Click on either of the images for larger versions: I’ve added the press release to my Promoting the Premiere feature, where you can also find a CBS press image for the series.
Here’s a list of characters included in Larry Gelbart’s script for the pilot episode of M*A*S*H: THE PEOPLE CAPT. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PIERCE (“HAWKEYE”) New Englander; 28, stoop-shouldered, spectacled, usually in need of a haircut. CAPT. JOHN F.X. McINTYRE (“TRAPPER JOHN”) Mid-or-Southwesterner, 28. A bit neater than Hawkeye, but not much. Chief interest: medicine, golf, … Continue Reading →
Larry Gelbart’s script for “M*A*S*H — The Pilot” (titled simply “Pilot”) included the following brief description of the 4077th: THE PLACE The river valley in which the 4077th MASH is situated is almost surrounded by mountains. The components of the post are spread out in a rough horseshoe with a large compound of level ground … Continue Reading →
I don’t play poker. But a lot of people do. And some of them even write about it. One such player and writer is Martin Harris, who pens a column at PokerListings called “Pop Watch,” in which he plans to explore “the many ways poker and pop culture intersect.” He recently wrote about the history … Continue Reading →
After reporter Robert Pierpoint, whose voice was heard announcing the end of the Korean War in “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen,” passed away last year at the age of 86, I wondered whether the audio heard in the episode was Pierpoint’s original radio report or a recreation. Two people left comments stating they had heard or … Continue Reading →