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2010-12-15 12:26:14 PM  

kirbman16: uncletogie: buckeyebrain: Rubber Biscuit: Last WTF? image I'll post here, but seriously, WTF?

(M*A*S*H Atari game box)

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I played that. It had two scenes. First, you were a chopper pilot trying to grab patients and get back to the base. Then they put you in the operating room to pull little square bullets out of a maze of a patient. Think 'Video Game version of Operation', complete with a buzz if you hit the wall (and said buzz would also call you 'Ferret Face').

I still occasionally play that game. {of course, I also occasionally play ET, so my taste is suspect..}

M*A*S*H* was a household staple at our house when I was growin' up, and m'wife and I see no reason to change that.

/ loved the *first* appearance of Harry Morgan...

General Steel, if I remember correctly, crazy Harry Morgan was so good, I remember watching the episodes out of order as a kid and seeing Col. Potter and wondering why the hell he was acting so odd... didn't make sense until years later...


But first... how 'bout a little number?
 
2010-12-15 12:31:35 PM  
A reboot would fail like octomom giving abstinance talks to school kids.
 
2010-12-15 12:40:42 PM  

Duke Slater: But first... how 'bout a little number?


"its a treat to beat your feet..."
 
2010-12-15 12:42:48 PM  
I'm really surprised by the lack of mention of Col. Flagg... by far one of the best comedic elements of the show, and whatever the reason for including him (poking fun at army intelligence), he always made for the best episodes, in my opinion.
 
2010-12-15 12:44:18 PM  

kirbman16: General Steel, if I remember correctly, crazy Harry Morgan was so good, I remember watching the episodes out of order as a kid and seeing Col. Potter and wondering why the hell he was acting so odd... didn't make sense until years later...


MASH MEANS MOBILE!
 
2010-12-15 12:46:05 PM  

fusillade762: I'm still waiting for someone to try a M*A*S*H reboot set in Iraq.


dont joke about that stuff, man. you'll give them ideas.
 
2010-12-15 12:52:19 PM  

kirbman16: I'm really surprised by the lack of mention of Col. Flagg... by far one of the best comedic elements of the show, and whatever the reason for including him (poking fun at army intelligence), he always made for the best episodes, in my opinion.


Agreed... Outside of Dr. Friedman, Flagg is by far the best re-occurring character.
 
2010-12-15 12:54:02 PM  
Thank you, blackhonda...........
 
2010-12-15 01:03:11 PM  

Perlin Noise: kirbman16: I'm really surprised by the lack of mention of Col. Flagg... by far one of the best comedic elements of the show, and whatever the reason for including him (poking fun at army intelligence), he always made for the best episodes, in my opinion.

Agreed... Outside of Dr. Friedman, Flagg is by far the best re-occurring character.


That's true. But the stable of 3 or 4 aisian actors that they plugged into the Korean parts were all pretty good. Mako, the one who played (among other things) the chess playing South Korean intelligence officer waiting for the women spy to be released to him was always very good.
 
2010-12-15 01:06:19 PM  
Mako is good ...hmm and there was the other guy... the one that played the North Korean doctor.
 
2010-12-15 01:07:36 PM  
Oh darn ..and I forgot to mention Pat Morita... I was sad when he no longer appeared on the show.
 
2010-12-15 01:09:16 PM  
Love this thread. My mom worked for a screenprinting company that had the account for all of the M*A*S*H clothing. We always got freebie t-shirts and I grew up never wanting to ever wear a t-shirt again as long as I lived, except the M*A*S*H ones. Week before last I had to stifle a tear. Teenage daughter wearing one of them. She thought it was cool that the shirt was way older than she is.
 
2010-12-15 01:12:36 PM  

Yulian: ...
You shut your whore mouth! Winchester was awesome! So much more depth to the character. Yeah, he was a stuffy, arrogant, conceited louse, but he had deep reserves of compassion. One of the best moments I remember was when Hawkeye was in an area being shelled and wrote a will:

"To Charles Emerson Winchester; you were the victim of a ceaseless stream of dumb jokes. Though we may have wounded your pride, you never lost your dignity. I therefore bequeath to you the most dignified thing I own: my bathrobe. Purple is the color of royalty."

A+ for a show with complex relationships among the characters.


Yeah! The biggest laugh I ever got on M*A*S*H was was the one where they were arranging for their families to meet back in the states and Radar excitedly tells Winchester that his dad and Radar's mom might meet up and like each other and it'll be great! Winchester says, "It'll be peachy keen and I shan't be there."

That is only funny if you know the characters.
 
2010-12-15 01:17:56 PM  

FeFiFoFark: I hated M.A.S.H.


Thank you for taking time out of your undoubtedly busy schedule to comment.

Nothing makes the Fark experience better than random trolls popping in to threads they claim to be uninterested in.

Here's hoping that your comment makes your terrible life a bit more livable. But, if not, there's another option (beyond threadshiats) that is painless...
 
2010-12-15 01:18:18 PM  
Another MASH fan in his twenties here (22).

I've been watching it since I was 10, I think. So, an estimate of 15 viewings of each episode would probably be on the low end. I think at some point, I had each loudspeaker announcement memorized for some odd reason...

This dude is a God for recreating this. The owners of the Fox Ranch should have him recreate it on the original site of the exterior set.

/By the power vested in me by the state of intoxication, I now pronounce you man and woman. You may ignore the bride.
 
2010-12-15 01:21:29 PM  
I could eat a river of liver and an ocean of fish right now.

Also, pretty damn cool.
 
2010-12-15 01:22:32 PM  

netringer: Yulian: ...
You shut your whore mouth! Winchester was awesome! So much more depth to the character. Yeah, he was a stuffy, arrogant, conceited louse, but he had deep reserves of compassion. One of the best moments I remember was when Hawkeye was in an area being shelled and wrote a will:

"To Charles Emerson Winchester; you were the victim of a ceaseless stream of dumb jokes. Though we may have wounded your pride, you never lost your dignity. I therefore bequeath to you the most dignified thing I own: my bathrobe. Purple is the color of royalty."

A+ for a show with complex relationships among the characters.

Yeah! The biggest laugh I ever got on M*A*S*H was was the one where they were arranging for their families to meet back in the states and Radar excitedly tells Winchester that his dad and Radar's mom might meet up and like each other and it'll be great! Winchester says, "It'll be peachy keen and I shan't be there."

That is only funny if you know the characters.


My biggest laugh was the entire 5 O'clock Charlie episode.
 
2010-12-15 01:25:35 PM  

Allansfirebird: Another MASH fan in his twenties here (22).

I've been watching it since I was 10, I think. So, an estimate of 15 viewings of each episode would probably be on the low end. I think at some point, I had each loudspeaker announcement memorized for some odd reason...

This dude is a God for recreating this. The owners of the Fox Ranch should have him recreate it on the original site of the exterior set.

/By the power vested in me by the state of intoxication, I now pronounce you man and woman. You may ignore the bride.


"Today has been canceled, that's all..."
 
2010-12-15 01:27:09 PM  
I always laugh during the incubator episode when Henry asks Hawkeye and Trapper, "Did you really call a one-star general a NINCOMPAC?"
 
2010-12-15 01:32:00 PM  
Perlin Noise:
"Today has been canceled, that's all..."

"The following people have volunteered to go on a Ten-mile Physical Fitness Hike:"
 
2010-12-15 01:42:31 PM  

Allansfirebird: Perlin Noise:
"Today has been canceled, that's all..."

"The following people have volunteered to go on a Ten-mile Physical Fitness Hike:"


"All personnel taking part in the model yacht race report to the cesspool."
 
2010-12-15 01:44:03 PM  

Perlin Noise: Duke Slater: But first... how 'bout a little number?

"its a treat to beat your feet..."


"on the Mississippi mud"
 
2010-12-15 01:56:35 PM  
Which is everyone's favorite episode?

For me, Adam's Ribs.

/followed closely by The Rooster Crowed at Midnight
 
2010-12-15 02:03:12 PM  

Mad Scientist: Which is everyone's favorite episode?

For me, Adam's Ribs.

/followed closely by The Rooster Crowed at Midnight


"Dear Sigmund" ...maybe..

Its hard to choose. There are so many that are good for different reasons. I really like "Movie Night" too.

/I forgot the coleslaw!
 
2010-12-15 02:14:12 PM  

kirbman16: uncletogie: buckeyebrain: Rubber Biscuit: Last WTF? image I'll post here, but seriously, WTF?

(M*A*S*H Atari game box)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I played that. It had two scenes. First, you were a chopper pilot trying to grab patients and get back to the base. Then they put you in the operating room to pull little square bullets out of a maze of a patient. Think 'Video Game version of Operation', complete with a buzz if you hit the wall (and said buzz would also call you 'Ferret Face').

I still occasionally play that game. {of course, I also occasionally play ET, so my taste is suspect..}

M*A*S*H* was a household staple at our house when I was growin' up, and m'wife and I see no reason to change that.

/ loved the *first* appearance of Harry Morgan...

General Steel, if I remember correctly, crazy Harry Morgan was so good, I remember watching the episodes out of order as a kid and seeing Col. Potter and wondering why the hell he was acting so odd... didn't make sense until years later...


General Steele.

/Three e's
//Not all together
 
2010-12-15 02:16:15 PM  

buckeyebrain: General Steele.

/Three e's
//Not all together


nice...
 
2010-12-15 02:18:55 PM  
farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2010-12-15 02:36:02 PM  

astronot: Allansfirebird: Perlin Noise:
"Today has been canceled, that's all..."

"The following people have volunteered to go on a Ten-mile Physical Fitness Hike:"

"All personnel taking part in the model yacht race report to the cesspool."


"Due to circumstances beyond our control, lunch will be served today."
 
2010-12-15 02:38:21 PM  

kirbman16: General Steel, if I remember correctly, crazy Harry Morgan was so good,


That's three "e's" -- not all in a row.

/something-or-other Hamilton Steele I think?
 
2010-12-15 02:42:27 PM  
Perlin Noise:

Agreed... Outside of Dr. Friedman, Flagg is by far the best re-occurring character.

Freedman

/two e's
//like in "freedom"
///never use the 3 e's line in real life. People just don't get it.
 
2010-12-15 02:49:43 PM  
Is this the set for the upcoming production of "M*A*S*H XXX: The Parody" ?
 
2010-12-15 02:58:12 PM  

astronot: Allansfirebird: Perlin Noise:
"Today has been canceled, that's all..."

"The following people have volunteered to go on a Ten-mile Physical Fitness Hike:"

"All personnel taking part in the model yacht race report to the cesspool."


Unfortunately, no one else was able to finish the race due to a sudden undertow following breakfast.
 
2010-12-15 03:46:30 PM  

netringer: Yulian: ...
You shut your whore mouth! Winchester was awesome! So much more depth to the character. Yeah, he was a stuffy, arrogant, conceited louse, but he had deep reserves of compassion. One of the best moments I remember was when Hawkeye was in an area being shelled and wrote a will:

"To Charles Emerson Winchester; you were the victim of a ceaseless stream of dumb jokes. Though we may have wounded your pride, you never lost your dignity. I therefore bequeath to you the most dignified thing I own: my bathrobe. Purple is the color of royalty."

A+ for a show with complex relationships among the characters.

Yeah! The biggest laugh I ever got on M*A*S*H was was the one where they were arranging for their families to meet back in the states and Radar excitedly tells Winchester that his dad and Radar's mom might meet up and like each other and it'll be great! Winchester says, "It'll be peachy keen and I shan't be there."

That is only funny if you know the characters.


"It'll be peachy keen and I shan't be there. Because I'm turning my self in TO THE CHINESE!"
 
2010-12-15 04:09:02 PM  
namtab.com

MASH got me into poker when I was too young to play for anything other than candy bars... It had some of the best poker scenes of any TV show, not because of the high stakes games they were playing or the poker strategy, but because they got the atmosphere of a bunch of guys (and gals) getting to play poker down RIGHT.

Other shows always concentrate on The Big Play, or whistling at someone's skills. You could tell the actors and writers had never picked up a deck in their lives. (Look at Star Trek: TNG for cringeworthy examples) The folks at the 4077 always looked like they were playing cards. They showed impatience with slow players. People betting out of turn. Bad beats. Lucky draws. Snarky comments. First ace deals. Plates full of snacks. Booze. And most of all, just the kind of idle kibitzing people who know each other always lapse into around the table. And best of all, there was no single poker Ace who always won at anything. Every character had their good nights, and had their bad nights.

Great stuff.
 
2010-12-15 04:15:49 PM  

Mad Scientist: Which is everyone's favorite episode?

For me, Adam's Ribs.

/followed closely by The Rooster Crowed at Midnight


5 O'clock Charlie
 
2010-12-15 04:23:46 PM  

feickus: Mad Scientist: Which is everyone's favorite episode?

For me, Adam's Ribs.

/followed closely by The Rooster Crowed at Midnight

5 O'clock Charlie


Dear Sigmund, such a great character study, and the practical jokes subplot rocked it.

/AIR RAID!
 
2010-12-15 04:28:25 PM  

amd1433: MASH got me into poker when I was too young to play for anything other than candy bars... It had some of the best poker scenes of any TV show, not because of the high stakes games they were playing or the poker strategy, but because they got the atmosphere of a bunch of guys (and gals) getting to play poker down RIGHT.

Other shows always concentrate on The Big Play, or whistling at someone's skills. You could tell the actors and writers had never picked up a deck in their lives. (Look at Star Trek: TNG for cringeworthy examples) The folks at the 4077 always looked like they were playing cards. They showed impatience with slow players. People betting out of turn. Bad beats. Lucky draws. Snarky comments. First ace deals. Plates full of snacks. Booze. And most of all, just the kind of idle kibitzing people who know each other always lapse into around the table. And best of all, there was no single poker Ace who always won at anything. Every character had their good nights, and had their bad nights.

Great stuff.


I thought I remember somewhere reading an interview with Alda and he said that they actually did play a lot of poker between filming scenes. I could be wrong, though.

It also reminds of the original Roller Ball. The stuntmen who were the athletes actually played the game in their spare time (minus the violence and killing, of course). That is one of the reasons the game sequences are so believable.
 
2010-12-15 04:32:06 PM  

feickus: Mad Scientist: Which is everyone's favorite episode?

For me, Adam's Ribs.

/followed closely by The Rooster Crowed at Midnight

5 O'clock Charlie


The Interview, if only for Father Mulcahy's story about the doctors warming their hands over an open wound in surgery. If you can sit through that monologue and not be moved, you're a sociopath.
 
2010-12-15 04:33:20 PM  
Best episode - the Army-Navy game, where Hawkeye and Trapper dismantle the bomb that landed in the compound.

"Cut the blue wire. But first cut the red wire."
 
2010-12-15 04:35:47 PM  

FeFiFoFark: I hated M.A.S.H.


Hey guys, what say we give him a high colonic and send him on a tem mile hike?
 
2010-12-15 04:42:46 PM  

buckeyebrain: feickus: Mad Scientist: Which is everyone's favorite episode?

For me, Adam's Ribs.

/followed closely by The Rooster Crowed at Midnight

5 O'clock Charlie

Dear Sigmund, such a great character study, and the practical jokes subplot rocked it.

/AIR RAID!


//We need a 40mm nug....Gun
 
2010-12-15 04:55:38 PM  
rubber biscuit: not trolling, only my opinion. don't like it? welcome to Fark!

bad gerb: lol! good one!

tricky chicken: sorry to spoil your MASH fan circle-jerk. If you look again the thread is about a replica of the set, not a "fan-thread". Butt-hurt - you has it!

ohmygodapenguinatemysammich: ferret-face is one of the main reasons why I hated that show, prolly still shouldn't have called you a DB. sorry.


/circle-jerk... continue!
 
2010-12-15 05:03:13 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Jonesy Boogieman: fusillade762: I'm still waiting for someone to try a M*A*S*H reboot set in Iraq.

Huh. That would be pretty cool actually. But I think today's standards (gore, violence, sex, etc.) would take away from what M*A*S*H was able to achieve.

/It spun in.

M*A*S*H had plenty of sex and violence. You didn't see blood and guts or Hunnicut getting it on with nurses because of 70's standards for TV but patients die in many episodes and there's a fair amount of sex implied. The real question is could a dark comedy be done right in todays TV enviroment and would audiences accept one about the Iraq war or is it too soon(remember M*A*S*H was set in Korea despite the obvious allusions to the Vietnam war)



That's my point. Today's standards would make it much more a soft porn soap opera than the original M*A*S*H, and I think it would take away from what the original M*A*S*H set out to accomplish, and what it, if it was recreated, could achieve.
 
2010-12-15 05:17:18 PM  

thefatbasturd: FeFiFoFark: I hated M.A.S.H.

Hey guys, what say we give him a high colonic and send him on a tem mile hike?


...with a full pack.
 
2010-12-15 05:24:12 PM  

buckeyebrain: thefatbasturd: FeFiFoFark: I hated M.A.S.H.

Hey guys, what say we give him a high colonic and send him on a tem mile hike?

...with a full pack.


Nice touch!
 
2010-12-15 05:29:45 PM  
In my town, 60 mi south of Chicago, the Chicago local station (WFLD-TV) would broadcast reruns at 6 and 10p. The station out of Champaign would broadcast reruns at 6:30 and 10:30p. During the early 80s, on Mondays you could catch 4 different episodes PLUS the first run episode on CBS. A little bit of heaven was TV in those days.

After the comments on here, I will HAVE TO buy the DVDs just to be rid of the laugh track. Side note: the cast fought for and won the right to have the laugh track to be excluded during OR scenes. Additional note: M*A*S*H the series didn't have a big following in seasons 1-3. It wasn't until Trapper and Henry were replaced by BJ and Potter that the series really took off. Don't take my word for it, look it up.
 
2010-12-15 05:33:44 PM  

FeFiFoFark: ohmygodapenguinatemysammich: ferret-face is one of the main reasons why I hated that show, prolly still shouldn't have called you a DB. sorry.



It's okay. Douchebag is one of the nicer things I've been called on Fark.
 
2010-12-15 05:48:04 PM  
My favorite Era of MASH is seasons 4-6... when Potter and BJ came in, through Winchester's first season.

At that point, the show was a perfect balance of comedy and drama.

The Trapper/Blake days were funny, but they're not my favorite. And by season 7, when BJ grew the mustache and Alda had taken over behind the camera, the show had become a drama about "THIS DAMN WAR!" with some decent comedy bits thrown in.

The most hamfisted height of the Dramedy days was season eight's "Dreams" episode. If you know your MASH, you know the one I'm talking about.
 
2010-12-15 06:01:07 PM  
A reboot would work. Jon Stewart can be Hawkeye and Glenn Beck can be Frank Burns.
 
2010-12-15 06:01:20 PM  

hilendar: In my town, 60 mi south of Chicago, the Chicago local station (WFLD-TV) would broadcast reruns at 6 and 10p. The station out of Champaign would broadcast reruns at 6:30 and 10:30p. During the early 80s, on Mondays you could catch 4 different episodes PLUS the first run episode on CBS. A little bit of heaven was TV in those days.

After the comments on here, I will HAVE TO buy the DVDs just to be rid of the laugh track. Side note: the cast fought for and won the right to have the laugh track to be excluded during OR scenes. Additional note: M*A*S*H the series didn't have a big following in seasons 1-3. It wasn't until Trapper and Henry were replaced by BJ and Potter that the series really took off. Don't take my word for it, look it up.


growing up i loved the show. for a year or two we had an hour of it on the local fox station and 2 hours on FX. that was just the morning. in the afternoon you got another 2 hours from FX, another half hour on the local fox station, and then another half hour at 11:30 pm. that was the best summer ever.

/col. flagg was the best
//"you think youre real smart, but youre not smart, you're dumb. very dumb. But youve met your match in me"
 
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