MASH

M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH (which was itself based on the 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, by Richard Hooker).

The series was a medical drama produced by 20th Century Fox Television for CBS. The show followed a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War. M*A*S*H’s title sequence featured an instrumental version of the song Suicide Is Painless, which also appears in the original film. The show was created after an attempt to film the original book’s sequel, M*A*S*H Goes To Maine, failed. It is the most well-known version of the M*A*S*H works.

The series premiered Sept. 17 1972, and ended Feb. 28, 1983. The finale was for 27 years the most-watched television episode in history with over 105 million viewers, a record that was toppled by the Feb. 7, 2010 broadcast of the Saints vs. Colts Super Bowl (it had 106.5 million viewers). The show is still broadcast in syndication on various television stations. The series spanned 251 episodes and lasted eleven seasons covering a three-year conflict.

Many of the stories in the early seasons are based on real-life tales told by real MASH surgeons who were interviewed by the production team. Like the movie, the series was as much an allegory about the Vietnam War (still in progress when the series began) as about the Korean Conflict.

Season 5
Episode
Date & time
 
10: The Korean Surgeon
 
10: The Korean Surgeon
Fri 30 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 30 August·6:00pm
9: Mulcahy's War
 
9: Mulcahy's War
Thu 29 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 29 August·6:00pm
8: Dear Sigmund
 
8: Dear Sigmund
Wed 28 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 28 August·6:00pm
7: Abduction Of M. Houlihan
 
7: Abduction Of M. Houlihan
Tue 27 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 27 August·6:00pm
6: The Nurses
 
6: The Nurses
Mon 26 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 26 August·6:00pm
5: Lt. Radar O'reilly
 
5: Lt. Radar O'reilly
Fri 23 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Fri 23 August·6:00pm
4: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
 
4: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Thu 22 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Thu 22 August·6:00pm
3: Margaret's Engagement
 
3: Margaret's Engagement
Wed 21 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Wed 21 August·6:00pm
2: Bug Out - Part 2
 
2: Bug Out - Part 2
Tue 20 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Tue 20 August·6:00pm
1: Bug Out - Part 1
 
1: Bug Out - Part 1
Mon 19 August·6:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 19 August·6:00pm
17: Dear MA
 
17: Dear MA
Sun 25 August·11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August·5:40pm
16: Price Of Tomato Juice
 
16: Price Of Tomato Juice
Sun 25 August·11:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 25 August·5:10pm
15: Mail Call Again
 
15: Mail Call Again
Sat 24 August·11:30am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August·4:55pm
14: The Gun
 
14: The Gun
Sat 24 August·11:00am
Rec
 
 
Sat 24 August·4:25pm
13: Soldier Of The Month
 
13: Soldier Of The Month
Sun 18 August·11:30am
12: Of Moose And Men
 
12: Of Moose And Men
Sun 18 August·11:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 18 August·5:30pm
11: Dear Peggy
 
11: Dear Peggy
Sat 17 August·11:30am
 
 
Sat 17 August·4:45pm
10: Quo Vadis, Capt. Chandler?
 
10: Quo Vadis, Capt. Chandler?
Sat 17 August·11:00am
 
 
Sat 17 August·4:15pm