2010 Year In Review

It was a slow year in the world of M*A*S*H. The series was dropped by Hallmark Channel in February, returned in May and then was pulled again in July and has not aired since. In September, the series was relegated to filler status on ION. In December, it began airing on the national ME-TV Network. … Continue Reading →

Remembering Roy Goldman

Roy Goldman, who played a character named Roy Goldman on M*A*S*H, passed away almost exactly a year ago on September 1st, 2009. Late last week, Jeff Maxwell (who played Igor Straminsky) posted a message to the alt.tv.mash newsgroup explaining that he only just recently learned of Goldman’s death. Maxwell called Goldman “one of the funniest, … Continue Reading →

Watching M*A*S*H Without the Laugh Track

Despite having owned the Season One set since 2002 and the Martinis and Medicine Collection since 2006, until last weekend I hadn’t watched any episodes of M*A*S*H without the laugh track. I don’t recall the ability to watch episodes of the series without the laugh track being used as a selling point back in 2002 … Continue Reading →

2009 Year in Review

Another year, another pair of anniversaries. Thursday, September 17th, 2009 was the 37th anniversary of M*A*S*H premiering on CBS while Saturday, February 28th, 2009 was the 26th anniversary of the series finale. Sadly, this will also be remembered as the year Larry Gelbart, the man most responsible for bringing M*A*S*H to the small screen, passed … Continue Reading →

M*A*S*H is Reaching a New Generation

I only have anecdotal evidence to support this — and not all that much of it — but I’m of the opinion that during the past decade M*A*S*H has picked up a lot of younger fans. Of course, the success of the series on television (cable channels FX, TV Land and The Hallmark Channel and … Continue Reading →

2008 Year in Review

The year 2008 was the 36th anniversary of M*A*S*H premiering on CBS as well as the 25th anniversary of the series coming to a close. Time sure flies. It was a relatively slow year, with the biggest story probably being the restoration of the M*A*S*H site at the Malibu Creek State Park in California. The … Continue Reading →

2007 Year In Review

Here we are at the end of another year, looking back at 365 days of events and happenings, a few of which relate to M*A*S*H. This year was the 35th anniversary of M*A*S*H premiering on CBS (1972-2007) and the 24th anniversary of the series finale (1983-2007). It was by and large a slow year, but … Continue Reading →