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1972-1983 TV Series - Comedy/Drama/War - Starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, & Jamie Farr. US Military MASH hospital during Korean War. Doctors use humor to keep their sanity during the brutalities of war.

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Are there any mentions of nuclear weapons in M*A*S*H?

M*A*S*H takes place during the Korean war, basically 5 years after the world's first nuclear strike and at a very tense time where everyone was arming with nuclear weapons. I understand from a ...
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Was the character of Dr. Sidney Freedman created with Hawkeye's final breakdown in mind?

Sidney Freedman was a somewhat enigmatic recurring character on M*A*S*H, who started out his stint on the show examining Max Klinger during one of his "Section 8" claims. Dr. Freedman then shifted ...
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Who called Margaret "Hot Lips Houlihan"?

In the TV series M*A*S*H, who was the first person to call Margaret "Hot Lips"?
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Why were Burns and Winchester Majors, but Hawkeye and BJ captains?

I guessed that draftees with lower levels of educational accomplishments got Enlisted ranks, whereas draftees with higher education got ranks of commissioned officers. But on what basis were they ...
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Why is Frank Burns portrayed as such a child in M.A.S.H?

In the TV show M.A.S.H. why is Frank Burns character portrayed as such a childish person? Everything he does seems childish. (I absolutely can't stand the character and feel for the actor who played ...
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M*A*S*H Radar's Character

The strange thing I find about MASH is Radar is the same in the show and the movie. Trapper was different, Houlihan was different, Burns was different, even Hawkeye was different. Why did Radar stay?
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Were they trying to kill off Klinger?

In the two parter 'Fade out, fade in' in MASH we see that Klinger enlists the services of a 'lawyer' to get him a section 8. Although this fails, out of universe, was this an attempt, at least ...
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When did we first hear about Rizzo's bouncin' baby boy?

When does Sergeant Rizzo (G.W. Bailey) pour out his entire family lineage? He says that he has a "bouncin' baby boy" named Billy Buba. What episode is this?
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Was Father Mulcahy a Jesuit?

When I see Father Mulcahy (M*A*S*H) every now and again I see him wearing a grey sweatshirt with Loyola (with obvious Jesuit connotations) written across it. I was wondering, is there any indication ...
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Radar's Hat's resting place

In the T.V. series M*A*S*H Radar does something with his hat. I'm wondering what he does with that hat that finishes one of the Leaving episodes.
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Were certain M.A.S.H. characters removed due to moral issues?

I noticed that three characters of MASH series changed to different ones around fourth seson. Thats is: Frank Burnes, John Macintyre and Henry Blake. Some of the actors said some reasons why they ...
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