Discussing April’s Poll


I am a week late posting this, so this month’s poll will have to run a bit shorter than usual. Last month, I asked visitors to answer the following question: “Have you seen any episodes of Trapper John, M.D.?” Out of the 178 responses, 63% said Yes and 37% said No. That’s very close to the response for March’s poll the same question about AfterMASH (the percentages were 60% Yes and 40% No). I was surprised that so many people had seen AfterMASH but I am not at all surprised to see so many people watched Trapper John, M.D.. For starters, it was on the air for much longer than AfterMASH (from 1979-1986). And Trapper John, M.D. was syndicated in the States, unlike AfterMASH. FX actually aired the series for a while in the late 1990s, airing two hour-long episodes back-to-back early on Sunday mornings. And AmericanLife TV (now known as Youtoo TV — seriously) aired the series at one point.

Are there any rabid fans of Trapper John, M.D. out there waiting and hoping for the series to make it to DVD?

9 Replies to “Discussing April’s Poll”

  1. You can get the complete series on DVD with artwork (fan made of course) on iOffer.com for $65. The seller rates the quality an 8 out of 10.

  2. I would probably watch it if it came back on – but it was sort of in the tone of Mannix and Quincy – as far as acting goes.

  3. Ginger on Trapper John was also in “Coming to America” as the mom – the wife of James Earl Jones character – AND the voice of Simba’s mother in the Lion King, again the wife of James Earl Jones character.

    1. Also, Gonzo Gates on “Trapper John M.D.” was played by the same actor who was Baker’s husband in “The Nurses” a MASH episode. Was he the only actor to appear on both series?

    1. The Internet Movie Database has him playing two different characters in two different episodes, one in 1980 and the other in 1982, I believe.

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