M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen 

In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

Director:

Alan Alda
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Mike Farrell ... Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
Harry Morgan ... Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit ... Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
David Ogden Stiers ... Maj. Charles Winchester
Jamie Farr ... Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy
Allan Arbus ... Maj. Sidney Freedman
G.W. Bailey ... Sergeant Luther Rizzo
Rosalind Chao ... Soon-Lee Klinger
John Shearin ... The Chopper Pilot
Kellye Nakahara ... Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN
Jeff Maxwell ... Cpl. Igor Straminsky
Lang Yun Lang Yun ... The Woman on Bus
Jon Van Ness ... 'Truman'
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Storyline

In this final episode, the staff of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit find their lives no less hectic despite the fact that it appears that the war may soon be over. Until then, the staff must deal with events like Hawkeye has been temporarily institutionalized due to a nervous breakdown, Winchester has finally found people who share his taste in classical music and Father Mulcahy has been permanently deafened in a mortar attack. At last, the ceasefire is declared and the staff must come to grips with the fact that this time in their lives is over. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

28 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1983 a spin-off called AfterMASH (1983) was aired. It was a sequel focusing on the M*A*S*H (1972) characters of Klinger, Col. Potter and Father Mulcahy who, following the Korean War, end up working together in a VA hospital in the US. In its first season it did well enough to be renewed for a second year but it was then put up against The A-Team (1983) on a rival channel, lost heavily in the ratings and was canceled. Some commentators have suggested that this was indicative of the mood change in America at the time, "M*A*S*H doing" hugely well during the presidency of Jimmy Carter when the country was ridden with liberal angst and self-doubt but losing out to the macho jingoism of "The A-Team" once Ronald Reagan took power. See more »

Goofs

The pilot of the chopper that carries Hawkeye is wearing Nomex flight gloves. These were not used until 1967 during the Vietnam War. In Korea, pilots would have worn black leather gloves. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Winchester: I'm sure Sgt. Rizzo will find me another mode.
Sergeant Luther Rizzo: Well, I'll go take a look, but we ain't got too many modes left, Major.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Party's Over (Farewell to M*A*S*H*)
(uncredited)
Sung by Sam Neely
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A great ending to a great series
23 April 2000 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

This finale has more farewells, heartwrenching, sad bittersweet ones, fine moments and character moments in its 2 hours plus than most series I've seen since period. I always get a lump in my throat and a tear in the eye when they do the farewells, esp. Potter to BJ and Hawkeye.

For some reason, they simply do not make series TV like this anymore. Why is that? They oughta. Tv is much more for the worse without shows like MASH.

**** outta **** terrific.


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