A television series based on a mobile hospital base in the Korean War. M*A*S*H ran from 1972 to 1983, and starred several notable actors including Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, David Odgen Stiers and Gary Burghoff.
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by Handarazuur August 18, 2005
One of the most popular television series in the last 30 years. M*A*S*H documented life and death at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea during the Korean War in early 1950s. The show ran an unprecedented 11 seasons from 1972-1983 and won several Emmy awards.

Original cast (for Seasons 1-3) included: Alan Alda as Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, Wayne Rogers as "Trapper" John McIntyre, McLean Stevenson as Lt. Col. Henry Blake, Gary Burghoff as Corporal. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly, Loretta Swit as Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, Larry Linville as Major Frank Burns, William Christopher as Father Mulcahy, and Jamie Farr as Corporal Maxwell Klinger.

In 1975 (end of Season 3), McLean Stevenson and Wayne Rogers left the show (their characters written out) and were replaced by Mike Farrel who played B.J. Hunnicutt and Harry Morgan who played Col. Sherman Potter. Larry Linville left in 1977 (end of Season 5) and was replaced by David Ogden Stiers who played Charles Emerson Winchester III. Gary Burghoff left in 1979 during Season 7 but re-appeared for one last episode in Season 8 before being effectively written out.

In 1983 the series finale of M*A*S*H called "Goodbye, Farewell, Amen" aired and it became the most watched TV episode in history.

After the show ended, producers came up with the idea of life after M*A*S*H and proposed it to the remaining members of the cast who wanted the show to continue. "After M*A*S*H" ran from 1983-1984 (one and a half seasons) and starred Morgan, Farr & Christopher in the setting of a veterans hospital Stateside. Gary Burghoff and M*A*S*H regular guest star Edward Winter (Col. Flagg) were the only two members of the original series that made guest appearances.

"After M*A*S*H" ratings were good to start off but to a sharp decline in the second season and the show was eventually canned.

These days, M*A*S*H is in reruns on TV all the time and many people still watch it.
M*A*S*H 's ratings were marginal throughout the first season until the ground-breaking episode "Sometimes you hear the bullet" aired.

McLean Stevenson was a regular guest host on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and in 1975 after numerous disputes with the M*A*S*H producers, he quit the show to start "The McLean Stevenson Show" (which unfortunately flopped). The character of Henry Blake was killed off at the end of the 3rd season.

Wayne Rogers was growing increasingly disgruntled throughout Season 3 over the fact that Trapper John was becoming a secondary character when originally he was supposed to have double billing with Hawkeye (Alan Alda). Rogers quit the show at the end of the 3rd season; therefore, there was no finale episode with him in it. It would be explained at the beginning of the 4th Season what happend to him.

Larry Linville quit the show after Season 5, feeling his character Franks Burns was becoming no more than the comedic foil for the show. Linville claimed there was nothing mroe for Frank Burns to do.

Gary Burghoff left the show due to personal and family problems in 1979.
by J Rod November 20, 2005
Mobile Army Surgery Hospital

a.k.a. Mobile Army Surgehurry Hospital

by Mash September 20, 2003
A game played mostly by school children in which the M*A*S*H master (the one organizing the game) chooses several items to place in different categories from which the player's future will be chosen. The M*A*S*H master then makes ticks on a corner of the paper and the player tells them when to stop. Using the number of ticks, the M*A*S*H master counts through each item in each category and crosses out the item they land on when they reach the number chosen by the player. The last item remaining in that category is the player's destiny. This continues until an item from every category has been chosen. The M*A*S*H master then goes on to follow the same procedure for the lettres M A S and H, meaning mansion, apartment, shack, and house respectively. This is the final piece of the player's future.
M*A*S*H

JOB
toilet scrubber
doctor
rock star
carpenter

HUSBAND/WIFE
Bobby
Janet
Leonardo DiCaprio
Angelina Jolie

PET
cat
dog
snake
llama

etc.
by DeeElle September 13, 2005
Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House. A game little kids play that SUPPOSEDLY decides their future. (It's different everytime).
1. My sister is doing that M*A*S*H thing again with her friends.
2. My M*A*S*H says I'm going to marry Josh Hartnett.
by littlekidsaredumb August 23, 2005
was a book and a movie BEFORE it was a "hit TV series." Both of these were just as entertaining, if not more so (in their own mediums).
M*A*S*H starred Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, Tom Skerritt, and Robert Duvall.
by blackfish September 01, 2006
(n., adj., v., adv.)mash, to mash, mashed, mashedly: to combine humor and drama/tradgedy in a successfully entertaining way. From an exelent classic television show that was the first to combine comedy and drama in the setting of a M*A*S*H unit on the front lines in korea.
that show is M*A*S*Hed, yo!
by annon. January 22, 2004

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