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
 
7: Abduction Of M. Houlihan
 
7: Abduction Of M. Houlihan
Sun 1 July·10:30am
6: The Nurses
 
6: The Nurses
Sun 1 July·10:00am
5: Lt. Radar O'reilly
 
5: Lt. Radar O'reilly
Sat 30 June·10:30am
4: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
 
4: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Sat 30 June·10:00am
3: Margaret's Engagement
 
3: Margaret's Engagement
Sun 24 June·10:30am
2: Bug Out - Part 2
 
2: Bug Out - Part 2
Sun 24 June·10:00am
1: Bug Out - Part 1
 
1: Bug Out - Part 1
Sat 23 June·10:30am
25: The Interview
 
25: The Interview
Sat 23 June·10:00am
17: The Consultant
 
17: The Consultant
Fri 6 July·7:30am
16: Bulletin Board
 
16: Bulletin Board
Thu 5 July·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Thu 5 July·6:00pm
 
 
Fri 6 July·12:35am
15: Bombed
 
15: Bombed
Wed 4 July·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 4 July·6:00pm
 
 
Thu 5 July·12:45am
14: Private Charles Lamb
 
14: Private Charles Lamb
Tue 3 July·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 3 July·6:00pm
 
 
Wed 4 July·12:40am
13: Mad Dogs And Serviceman
 
13: Mad Dogs And Serviceman
Mon 2 July·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 2 July·6:00pm
 
 
Tue 3 July·12:55am
12: A Full, Rich Day
 
12: A Full, Rich Day
Fri 29 June·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Fri 29 June·6:00pm
 
 
Sat 30 June·12:30am
11: Adam's Rib
 
11: Adam's Rib
Thu 28 June·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Thu 28 June·6:00pm
 
 
Fri 29 June·12:35am
10: There Is Nothing Like A Nurse
 
10: There Is Nothing Like A Nurse
Wed 27 June·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Wed 27 June·6:00pm
 
 
Thu 28 June·12:40am
9: Alcoholics Unanimous
 
9: Alcoholics Unanimous
Tue 26 June·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Tue 26 June·6:00pm
8: Life With Father
 
8: Life With Father
Mon 25 June·7:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 25 June·6:00pm
 
 
Tue 26 June·12:30am
7: Check-Up
 
7: Check-Up
Fri 22 June·6:00pm
 
 
Sat 23 June·12:25am