Debut: January 01, 1972
Ended: January 01, 1983
Debut: January 01, 1972
Ended: January 01, 1983

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable. Nevertheless, the war goes on, and over time, friends are lost and new ones gained. This show has several interesting trivia facts: -The series lasted 11 years, while the actual Korean War was only 3. -Almost 125 million people in the USA watched the final episode, at that time the largest audience ever for a television program. -Klinger's attempt to be thrown out of the army by wearing women's clothing was inspired by the comedian Lenny Bruce, who similarly attempted to win his way home from active service by dressing up as a WAVE (female officer). -During filming for the final episode, a brush fire broke out and destroyed much of the ranch set. Since the show was coming to an end, it was decided that rebuilding the set would be unnecessarily expensive, and the fire was written into the story by having the North Koreans set off incendiary devices and start a brush fire.

Henry Blake: "Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule #1 is young men die. And rule #2 is doctors can't change rule #1."
Hawkeye: "I've eaten a river of liver and an ocean of fish! I've eaten so much fish, I'm ready to grow gills! I've eaten so much liver, I can only make love if I'm smothered in bacon and onions."
Frank Burns: "Individuality is fine, so long as everybody's doing it together."
Sidney Freedman: "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice: Pull down your pants and slide on the ice."
Sidney Freedman: "I'm not going out there without a bulletproof couch."
Radar: "Choppers!"
Klinger: "I'll do anything! I'll wet my bed--I'll wet your bed--I'll wet the whole camp!"
Frank Burns: "I was popular! And don't you forget it!"
Frank Burns: "I'm only paranoid because everyone's against me"
Henry Blake: "[to Radar] You behave yourself, or I'm gonna come back and kick your butt."
Hawkeye: "Druid, reformed. They're allowed to pray at bushes"
Hawkeye: "My kidneys were expecting Orange Juice. Silly kidneys"
Trapper: "I peeked at the end, Frank; the Devil did it"
Hawkeye: "I'll save you the trouble, I know how it ends: Peter Pancreas marries the princess… Pelvis. They have a couple of kidneys, and they all liver happily ever after."
Hawkeye: "For you, Frank. It's a MacArthur doll. Wind him up and he returns from anywhere."
Radar: "These are the forms to get the forms to order more forms, sir."
Korean Girl: "Oh yes, Lady with tiger-skin underwear"
Henry Blake: "Here's an oldie but a goodie...half of the family dying, other half pregnant."
Frank Burns: "You know what my brother used to call me when we were kids?....Ferret-face!"
Frank Burns: "A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I...I...I...I got a gaaaal...in Kalamazoo...zoo...zoo..."
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