Inspired by the 1970 film of the same name, M*A*S*H followed the story of a team of medical professionals and their staff stationed at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, commonly known as MASH, during the Korean War. Here, lead by Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce (Alan Alda), the courageous doctors and nurses stationed on the front lines in the midst of war tended to the soldiers wounded in combat. During the 11 season run, Hawkeye witnessed the trauma of war, all while trying to keep the mood light through practical jokes and one-liners. Hawkeye also meets a group of quirky, yet enduring group of characters, including company clerk Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly (Gary Burghoff), the nearly crazy company clerk; Head Nurse Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan (Loretta Swit); Maxwell Q. Klinger (Jamie Farr), who's doing all he can to get sent home; Colonel Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson), a good surgeon who's in over his head; the compassionate Father Francis Mulcahy (William Christopher); Hawkeye's best friend Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre (Wayne Rogers) and a handful of other doctors, soldiers, and nurses that come and go during the war.

After 11 seasons, M*A*S*H ended with a 2½ hour grand finale episode viewed by over 106 million Americans, making it the most watched episode in television history.

Following its end, M*A*S*H had three spin-offs: AfterMASH, Trapper John, M.D., and W*A*L*T*E*R, a script based on Walter "Radar" O'Reilly that was never purchased by a television company.

Episode Info

Prev: 11x16 -- Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (Feb/28/1983)

The final days have finally arrived for the 4077th. In the passing days we find Charles as a conductor for a musical group of Chinese prisoners, B.J. wishing to make it home in time for Erin's birthday and Margaret trying to find a glamorous Army post. But tragedy also befalls some of the group as Hawkeye battles his war memories after an incident aboard a bus, Father Mulcahy loses his hearing from an explosion and Klinger's fiancee can't find her family members. As the camp closes its doors forever, each member tells their plans for the future and say their final goodbyes.

Alan AldaAlan Alda
As Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Wayne Rogers (1)Wayne Rogers (1)
As Captain John Francis Xavier "Trapper" McIntyre (S01-S03)
McLean StevensonMcLean Stevenson
As Lt. Colonel Henry Braymore Blake (S01-S03)
Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
As Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Larry LinvilleLarry Linville
As Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns (S01-S05)
Gary BurghoffGary Burghoff
As Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly (S01-S08)
Jamie FarrJamie Farr
As Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger (S04-S11; recurring previously)
William ChristopherWilliam Christopher
As Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy (S05-S11; recurring previously)
Harry MorganHarry Morgan
As Colonel Sherman T. Potter (S04-S11)
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
As Captain B.J. Hunnicut (S04-S11)


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Recurring Guests

Kellye Nakahara as Nurse Kelley (64 eps)
William Christopher as Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy (62 eps)
Jeff Maxwell as Igor (54 eps)
Jamie Farr as Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger (39 eps)
Roy Goldman as M.P. (26 eps)
Odessa Cleveland as Ginger Bayliss (22 eps)
Johnny Haymer as Sgt. Zelmo Zale (20 eps)
Bobbie Mitchell as Nurse Mason (17 eps)
Patricia Stevens as Nurse Baker (16 eps)
Dennis Troy as Ambulance Driver (15 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Military/War
Status: Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 17, 1972
Ended: February 28, 1983
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