M*A*S*H Stars Favorite Episodes Footage

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On the first disc of bonus features included in the Martinis & Medicine Complete Series Collection–and later released separately–are close to 10 minutes of something called “My Favorite M*A*S*H” in which members of the cast introduce their favorite episodes of the series.

Alan Alda Introducing In Love and War

Both Alan Alda and Loretta Swit are on the M*A*S*H set, wearing their uniforms, which suggests their footage was filmed while the series was still in production. Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan and William Christopher, however, are out of uniform in civilian clothes, indicating either they were filmed after the series wrapped or simply away from the set.

Image of William Christopher in a white sweater introducing the episode Dear Sis.
William Christopher Introducing “Dear Sis”
Image of Jamie Farr introducing the episode Officer of the Day.
Jamie Farr Introducing “Officer of the Day”

Here is a list of the episodes discussed by each actor:

  • Alan Alda – “Dear Sigmund,” “In Love and War”
  • Mike Farrell – “Welcome To Korea,” “Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?”
  • Loretta Swit – “Hot Lips and Empty Arms,” “Margaret’s Engagement”
  • William Christopher – “Dear Sis,” “Mulcahy’s War”
  • Harry Morgan – “The U.N., the Night, and the Music,” “The General Flipped at Dawn”
  • Jamie Farr – “Officer of the Day,” “Big Mac”

At least some of this footage was used in promotional spots for the series in syndication. I found a promo from September 1987 for “The Stars Favorite Episodes” week in syndication. It features Jamie Farr discussing “The Trial of Henry Blake,” which wasn’t one of the episode introductions on the bonus disc. But he is wearing the same outfit.

I wonder how many other episodes each of the actors introduced.

One Reply to “M*A*S*H Stars Favorite Episodes Footage”

  1. Jamie Farr did his at the “AfterMASH” set, which means his would’ve been filmed in either 1983 or early 1984 (when he was still wearing that jacket on the series).

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