The Best Hawkeye Episodes

Hawkeye

In The Army-Navy Game, M.A.S.H. spoofs bureaucracy and has Hawkeye, Trapper and Frank trying to deal with an unexploded bomb that landed in the compound. Since everybody is busy listening the football updates at the radio, it is up to these three to defuse the bomb. Straws are drawn and, obviously, Frank is the unlucky […]

Requiem For Marcia Strassman

Marcia Strassman

On the 25th of October 2014, Marcia Strassman passed away after suffering from an illness that defeated many of women. She is best known for her role in the Disney hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids from 1989, who was as successful as its sequel from 1992. However, for most of us, the role that […]

The Nurses of M.A.S.H.

Hot Lips and Radar

While only one nurse was credited as a main character (Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan) because she was the head nurse, there was a large number of other nurses that appeared throughout the series. Some of them had no lines at all, being nothing else than extras in the background, while some of them had […]

Killing Henry Blake

Henry Blake played by McLean Stevenson

Without a doubt, M.A.S.H. set the bar pretty high for all the shows that followed, with multiple subplots during half-an-hour episodes, with comedy and drama mixed to great effect. But, during its 11 seasons, the series changed its cast many times, with some of the changes remaining in the history of all television shows – […]

M.A.S.H.: The Dramedy

Best Care Anywhere

While this might seem a made-up word, it isn’t: it is a subgenre in which drama and comedy are intertwined in order to create something new, in the lines of tragicomedies. It is particularly a television subgenre, which can be seen especially in long-running shows. And M.A.S.H. falls exactly between these lines. And it is […]

A Show to End All Shows

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

How can you end one of the best series ever to air on television? It is simple: with a 2 ½ hours special episode, which will tie all the loose threads and end the war. And this is the best series finale ever, with an unprecedented marketing campaign and with a record-breaking number of viewers: […]

M.A.S.H.: Bending The Rules

M.A.S.H.

Before M.A.S.H. aired for the first time 42 years ago, everybody was wondering how the black humor, the off-hand sexuality and (more importantly) the gory aspect of a medical tent would be translated on the TV screen. And everybody was entitled to ask these questions, especially if the sources of the series were taken into […]

Alan Alda A Life And Career

alan alda

Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo (better known as Alan Alda) was born January 28, 1936 in the Bronx in New York.  His father was an actor known as Robert Alda. (His birth name was Alphonso Guiseppi Giovanni Roberto D’Abruzzo).  Joan Brown was Alan’s mother.  She was a former showgirl and had once been crowned Miss New York. […]

The Lovelife of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan

Houlihan and Burns

Every fan of MASH knows exactly how they feel about the strong female character Major Margaret”Hot Lips” Houlihan, the top nurse for the Army Nurse Corps of the 4077. We see her scream at the men, get even with those who have done her wrong, stand her ground and still appear to be an extremely […]

A MASH Tragedy: The Death Of Henry Blake

MASH Death of Henry Blake

There are those of us who watch the reruns of MASH, see Henry Blake and feel we’re watching a friend. The McLean Stevenson character Henry Blake seemed to be the type of person you saw in your neighborhood and would talk to while waiting for your car to be serviced or wave at when you […]