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?


  • MASHGuy says:

    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.

  • Pinkpagoda says:

    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.

  • Pinkpagoda says:

    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.

    • Pinkpagoda says:

      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?

  • MASHGuy says:

    Which character did Edward Winter play on Trapper John, M.D.?

    • RJ says:

      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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