Back in May 2015, MeTV aired “MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale,” a three-hour special presentation of the series finale featuring new interviews with members of the M*A*S*H cast and creative team. MeTV uploaded those interviews to YouTube in December 2015. Over the next 10 days, I’ll be posting each of the interview segments for everyone to watch and discuss. Read more about the MeTV interviews here.
Today we’re watching and discussing “A Bittersweet End,” which includes comments from Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, and Burt Metcalfe:
Jamie Farr explains how he secretly wanted M*A*S*H to “go on forever because it was your life, it was part of your everyday existence.”
According to Mike Farrell, director Burt Metcalfe had to tell everyone to stop crying because they were so emotional about filming the final episode. The tears were real, says Farr. “You were leaving your family.”
“Everybody was having a difficult time,” Burt Metcalfe recalls. “The emotions were very raw.” Still, it was a memorable experience.
Check back tomorrow at 12PM ET for the next MeTV interview.