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?