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 2
Episode
Date & time
 
1: Divided We Stand
 
1: Divided We Stand
Sun 5 May·11:30am
24: Showtime
 
24: Showtime
Sun 5 May·11:00am
23: Ceasefire
 
23: Ceasefire
Sat 4 May·11:30am
Rec
 
 
Mon 6 May·6:00pm
 
 
Tue 7 May·12:35am
22: Major Fred C Dobbs
 
22: Major Fred C Dobbs
Fri 3 May·6:55am
Rec
 
 
Fri 3 May·5:55pm
 
 
Sat 4 May·1:45am
 
 
Sat 4 May·11:00am
21: Sticky Wicket
 
21: Sticky Wicket
Sun 28 April·10:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April·5:45pm
 
 
Thu 2 May·6:55am
 
 
Thu 2 May·6:00pm
 
 
Fri 3 May·12:25am
20: The Army - Navy Game
 
20: The Army - Navy Game
Sun 28 April·10:00am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April·5:20pm
 
 
Wed 1 May·6:55am
 
 
Wed 1 May·6:00pm
 
 
Thu 2 May·12:55am
19: The Long Jump Flap
 
19: The Long Jump Flap
Sat 27 April·10:30am
Rec
 
 
Sun 28 April·2:15am
 
 
Tue 30 April·6:55am
 
 
Tue 30 April·6:00pm
18: Dear Dad - Again
 
18: Dear Dad - Again
Sat 27 April·10:00am
Rec
 
 
Mon 29 April·6:55am
 
 
Mon 29 April·6:00pm
 
 
Wed 1 May·1:00am
17: Sometimes You Hear The Bullet
 
17: Sometimes You Hear The Bullet
Fri 26 April·6:55am
Rec
 
 
Fri 26 April·6:00pm
 
 
Sat 27 April·12:55am
16: Ringbanger
 
16: Ringbanger
Thu 25 April·6:55am
Rec
 
 
Thu 25 April·6:00pm
 
 
Fri 26 April·12:50am
15: Tuttle
 
15: Tuttle
Wed 24 April·6:55am
Rec
 
 
Wed 24 April·6:00pm
 
 
Thu 25 April·1:00am
14: Love Story
 
14: Love Story
Tue 23 April·6:00pm
 
 
Wed 24 April·1:00am