M*A*S*H celebrates its 46th anniversary in 2018. The series premiere aired on CBS on Sunday, September 17th, 1972 at 8PM ET. Were you watching?
M*A*S*H debuted 45 years ago today in 1972. Celebrate the show’s anniversary by sharing your memory of when you first watched the series premiere.
M*A*S*H celebrates another birthday today. Our favorite sitcom premiered 44 years ago today on CBS–that’s way back in September 1972. Were you watching that very first episode?
Happy Birthday to M*A*S*H! Our favorite sitcom turns 43rd today. It premiered way back in September 1972 on CBS. Celebrate by checking out reviews of the pilot and early promotional material for the series.
Every Monday, I spotlight a random episode of M*A*S*H, providing a brief review and asking readers to offer their thoughts. This week’s episode: “M*A*S*H — The Pilot.”
Here’s a two-page CBS press release, dated August 7th, 1972, for the premiere of M*A*S*H. Click on either of the images for larger versions: I’ve added the press release to my Promoting the Premiere feature, where you can also find a CBS press image for the series.
Here’s a list of characters included in Larry Gelbart’s script for the pilot episode of M*A*S*H: THE PEOPLE CAPT. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PIERCE (“HAWKEYE”) New Englander; 28, stoop-shouldered, spectacled, usually in need of a haircut. CAPT. JOHN F.X. McINTYRE (“TRAPPER JOHN”) Mid-or-Southwesterner, 28. A bit neater than Hawkeye, but not much. Chief interest: medicine, golf, …
Larry Gelbart’s script for “M*A*S*H — The Pilot” (titled simply “Pilot”) included the following brief description of the 4077th: THE PLACE The river valley in which the 4077th MASH is situated is almost surrounded by mountains. The components of the post are spread out in a rough horseshoe with a large compound of level ground …