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(Radar)   The original M*A*S*H* Bell 47 helicopter is for sale. And now you got the theme song stuck in your head   (silodrome.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
Radar, put a mask on.

/relevant
 
6 days ago  
That belongs in the smithsonian
 
6 days ago  
The original Nurse Sheila in the opening credits taught me how to make crepes. She's awesome.
 
6 days ago  
Well, I can take or leave it if I please.
 
6 days ago  
Too bad it only flies backwards
 
6 days ago  

HighOnCraic: Well, I can take or leave it if I please.


I used to do the song at karaoke.  Not often, but a few times.  Usually to good applause.

Fun fact:  The director of the movie wanted it to be the stupidest song ever but could not think of how to do it so he gave it to his 14 year old son to write who did so in five minutes.

/I have also been known to do "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog
//I am weird
 
6 days ago  
I'm holding out for whatever plane 5:00 Charlie flew to go to the auction block.
 
6 days ago  
I still have another song stuck in my head, so joke's on you subby!
 
6 days ago  

nekom: I'm holding out for whatever plane 5:00 Charlie flew to go to the auction block.


OMG YES!
 
6 days ago  

dickfreckle: nekom: I'm holding out for whatever plane 5:00 Charlie flew to go to the auction block.

OMG YES!


I really don't like to respond to my own post, but today I will. My parents were both in Vietnam (not Korea) and were obsessed with the show. Before DVRs, Netflix or whatever they put in for time off (both working VA) to watch the final episode. I didn't fully grasp it until growing up. All this child knew was that it was a HUGE event. And now I've seen every episode.

She was a nurse, and not just any nurse which we'll address in some other thread. A Captain. People get promoted in wartime. He was a young medic. Both had real interest in the show and that's why they put in claims for that night off, kind of like putting in for watching the Super Bowl.
 
6 days ago  
You're wrong, subby.  I have had the Puma Man theme song stuck in my head for the past ten minutes, and probably will still be there for another ten or twenty.

/Snyder Drug, we're busting up prices
 
6 days ago  
Sources say the buyer can take or leave it if they please...
 
6 days ago  
all i hear is a clucking chicken
 
6 days ago  
Useless trivia: That's not the model of helicopter actually used in Korea, it's from the 60s. The early-50s choppers were considered far too dangerous to use for a TV show.
 
6 days ago  
I need that chopper to supervise the move!

/ three e's, not in a row
 
6 days ago  

bingethinker: Useless trivia: That's not the model of helicopter actually used in Korea, it's from the 60s. The early-50s choppers were considered far too dangerous to use for a TV show.


So you didn't read the article?
 
6 days ago  
In before MASH was racist, sexist and sucked.
 
6 days ago  

bingethinker: Useless trivia: That's not the model of helicopter actually used in Korea, it's from the 60s. The early-50s choppers were considered far too dangerous to use for a TV show.


The Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas has a helicopter on display of the type actually used for MASHs.  It also has Apollo 7.
 
6 days ago  

bingethinker: Useless trivia: That's not the model of helicopter actually used in Korea, it's from the 60s. The early-50s choppers were considered far too dangerous to use for a TV show.


Interesting tidbit of information.  Seems the Army has it wrong when it claimed the H-13 Sioux helicopter was used in the background title shot of the series M.A.S.H.  Link from army.mil article on Army helicopters in Korea 1950-1953:
"As the iconic symbol of the MEDEVAC mission during the Korean War, the H-13 Sioux helicopter became familiar to American television audiences years later when it was shown in the background title shot of the "M.A.S.H" series, which aired from 1972 to 1983."
 
6 days ago  

BunkyBrewman: bingethinker: Useless trivia: That's not the model of helicopter actually used in Korea, it's from the 60s. The early-50s choppers were considered far too dangerous to use for a TV show.

Interesting tidbit of information.  Seems the Army has it wrong when it claimed the H-13 Sioux helicopter was used in the background title shot of the series M.A.S.H.  Link from army.mil article on Army helicopters in Korea 1950-1953:
"As the iconic symbol of the MEDEVAC mission during the Korean War, the H-13 Sioux helicopter became familiar to American television audiences years later when it was shown in the background title shot of the "M.A.S.H" series, which aired from 1972 to 1983."


Not necessarily. The background of the title card could have easily been stock footage including H-13s (TV shows using old wartime footage is nothing unusual).

Beyond that, the H-13 was just the military version of the Bell Model 47. The one used for the show wasn't identical to those used in Korea, but it was the same basic aircraft.
 
6 days ago  
They have one of the Bell H-13's at the Korean War Memorial in Yongsan (in Seoul).  They are ridiculously tiny.  Standing next to one, it felt like they strapped a lawnmower engine to a pair of seats and called it good.

/have a picture of my wife next to it for scale
//she's not a big person
///she still looks big next to it
 
6 days ago  

The Perineum Falcon: HighOnCraic: Well, I can take or leave it if I please.

I used to do the song at karaoke.  Not often, but a few times.  Usually to good applause.

Fun fact:  The director of the movie wanted it to be the stupidest song ever but could not think of how to do it so he gave it to his 14 year old son to write who did so in five minutes.

/I have also been known to do "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog
//I am weird


The director made $70K for the movie , his son made at least $1,000,000 for his lyrics,
 
6 days ago  

Dead for Tax Reasons: all i hear is a clucking chicken


It was a BABY!!!!!
 
6 days ago  

dywed88: BunkyBrewman: bingethinker: Useless trivia: That's not the model of helicopter actually used in Korea, it's from the 60s. The early-50s choppers were considered far too dangerous to use for a TV show.

Interesting tidbit of information.  Seems the Army has it wrong when it claimed the H-13 Sioux helicopter was used in the background title shot of the series M.A.S.H.  Link from army.mil article on Army helicopters in Korea 1950-1953:
"As the iconic symbol of the MEDEVAC mission during the Korean War, the H-13 Sioux helicopter became familiar to American television audiences years later when it was shown in the background title shot of the "M.A.S.H" series, which aired from 1972 to 1983."

Not necessarily. The background of the title card could have easily been stock footage including H-13s (TV shows using old wartime footage is nothing unusual).

Beyond that, the H-13 was just the military version of the Bell Model 47. The one used for the show wasn't identical to those used in Korea, but it was the same basic aircraft.


I'm not sure which one of you I believe now.  I'm going with the former because of my contrary personality.
 
6 days ago  
Toby sings Mash
Youtube 6V3Z39KwJ_Y
 
6 days ago  

BunkyBrewman: dywed88: BunkyBrewman: bingethinker: Useless trivia: That's not the model of helicopter actually used in Korea, it's from the 60s. The early-50s choppers were considered far too dangerous to use for a TV show.

Interesting tidbit of information.  Seems the Army has it wrong when it claimed the H-13 Sioux helicopter was used in the background title shot of the series M.A.S.H.  Link from army.mil article on Army helicopters in Korea 1950-1953:
"As the iconic symbol of the MEDEVAC mission during the Korean War, the H-13 Sioux helicopter became familiar to American television audiences years later when it was shown in the background title shot of the "M.A.S.H" series, which aired from 1972 to 1983."

Not necessarily. The background of the title card could have easily been stock footage including H-13s (TV shows using old wartime footage is nothing unusual).

Beyond that, the H-13 was just the military version of the Bell Model 47. The one used for the show wasn't identical to those used in Korea, but it was the same basic aircraft.

I'm not sure which one of you I believe now.  I'm going with the former because of my contrary personality.


This is Fark, always go with the young Hispanic girl.

The Helicopter used in the show whenever it lands and/or is interacted with was absolutely a civilian Bell Model 47.

That doesn't mean the background shots of helicopters flying (such as the title shot specified by the Army) all were.

I don't know, but it is possible they are both true.
 
6 days ago  

The Perineum Falcon: HighOnCraic: Well, I can take or leave it if I please.

I used to do the song at karaoke.  Not often, but a few times.  Usually to good applause.

Fun fact:  The director of the movie wanted it to be the stupidest song ever but could not think of how to do it so he gave it to his 14 year old son to write who did so in five minutes.

/I have also been known to do "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog
//I am weird


You should sing the lyrics to "Rainbow Connection" to the music of "Suicide is Painless" and vice-versa.
 
6 days ago  
I wouldn't mind the Batcopter myself.
 
6 days ago  
...The South Carolina Military Museum - an underappreciated gem - has the first H-13B airframe on display.

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Notice the panels over the tail boom and engine - these were usually removed in the field for ease of maintenance and better cooling, and were eventually removed entirely from production airframes.

And as has been pointed out, the beasties were small.
 
6 days ago  
Act now and you'll also receive a collection of Hawkeye's favorite soapbox rants.
 
6 days ago  
The original with McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville and Wayne Rogers or the crappy one?
 
6 days ago  
I still think ' hot lips ' and Ms. Piggy are the same person.
 
6 days ago  

dryknife: The original with McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville and Wayne Rogers or the crappy one?


The one with Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, and Elliott Gould.
 
6 days ago  

NM Volunteer: You're wrong, subby.  I have had the Puma Man theme song stuck in my head for the past ten minutes, and probably will still be there for another ten or twenty.

/Snyder Drug, we're busting up prices


Are you craving the flavor of bacon in a dip?
 
6 days ago  
sites.psu.eduView Full Size
 
6 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: I still think ' hot lips ' and Ms. Piggy are the same person.


She was supposed to be at Steel City Con with Jamie Farr in April....then July.... now December I think.

I would LOVE to meet her.  I love MASH.  But she wants $60 for a photo.
$120 for a photo with both her and Farr.

I know these guys gotta pay the bills, but $60 to take a picture with fans is just crazy.

And that's CHEAP for most stars at these cons!
 
6 days ago  

buntz: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: I still think ' hot lips ' and Ms. Piggy are the same person.

She was supposed to be at Steel City Con with Jamie Farr in April....then July.... now December I think.

I would LOVE to meet her.  I love MASH.  But she wants $60 for a photo.
$120 for a photo with both her and Farr.

I know these guys gotta pay the bills, but $60 to take a picture with fans is just crazy.

And that's CHEAP for most stars at these cons!


That's crazy.  I mean, at the end of the day she's a muppet.
 
6 days ago  

Coach McGirk: NM Volunteer: You're wrong, subby.  I have had the Puma Man theme song stuck in my head for the past ten minutes, and probably will still be there for another ten or twenty.

/Snyder Drug, we're busting up prices

Are you craving the flavor of bacon in a dip?


Four hours later, and still yes.
 
6 days ago  

OkieDookie: dryknife: The original with McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville and Wayne Rogers or the crappy one?

The one with Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, and Elliott Gould.


And the Painless Klingon Ambassador and Father Odo.
 
6 days ago  

CheetahOlivetti: The original Nurse Sheila in the opening credits taught me how to make crepes. She's awesome.


...and?
 
6 days ago  

OkieDookie: The one with Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, and Elliott Gould.


I went to a Japanese restaurant/sushi bar in Albuquerque, probably 25 years ago, sat at the bar with my GF, and Sally "Hotlips" Kellerman was sitting 2 seats away.

Everyone was cool about it, and no one pestered me for my autograph.
 
6 days ago  

The Perineum Falcon: Fun fact: The director of the movie wanted it to be the stupidest song ever but could not think of how to do it so he gave it to his 14 year old son to write who did so in five minutes.


And he's been collecting royalties on it ever since. He has made more money off that song than any of the actors or producers who worked on the show or movie.
 
6 days ago  
When I was younger my cousin told me that there were words to theme song of mash. That went to the library and found the record that had the suicide is painless song on it. I took it home and started playing it and my mom yelled at me because of the content of the song. Could not win that argument could never play it again in her presence.
 
6 days ago  

thesharkman: When I was younger my cousin told me that there were words to theme song of mash. That went to the library and found the record that had the suicide is painless song on it. I took it home and started playing it and my mom yelled at me because of the content of the song. Could not win that argument could never play it again in her presence.



Shoula hadda PMRC label on it


/ them operas is purty racy too
 
6 days ago  
* Shoulda
 
6 days ago  

Ishkur: The Perineum Falcon: Fun fact: The director of the movie wanted it to be the stupidest song ever but could not think of how to do it so he gave it to his 14 year old son to write who did so in five minutes.

And he's been collecting royalties on it ever since. He has made more money off that song than any of the actors or producers who worked on the show or movie.


It's like the way that Gene Roddenberry wrote some crappy lyrics to the Star Trek theme. They were never used but because they technically existed and he was the writer it meant he got half the royalties for the ST theme used on the show, earning him a fortune and of course taking half the royalties from the guy who actually wrote the theme.
 
6 days ago  

OtherLittleGuy: OkieDookie: dryknife: The original with McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville and Wayne Rogers or the crappy one?

The one with Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, and Elliott Gould.

And the Painless Klingon Ambassador and Father Odo.



And Thornton Melon's girlfriend.
 
6 days ago  

gopher321: Radar, put a mask on.

/relevant


Damn, son. That's some sad sh*t.
 
6 days ago  

elvisaintdead: OtherLittleGuy: OkieDookie: dryknife: The original with McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville and Wayne Rogers or the crappy one?

The one with Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, and Elliott Gould.

And the Painless Klingon Ambassador and Father Odo.


And Thornton Melon's girlfriend.


I went to one of those test screenings for TV Pilots that didn't air yet and she was in one of those the show is terrible and it never made it to air. It was a sitcom and it was terrible
 
6 days ago  

The Perineum Falcon: HighOnCraic: Well, I can take or leave it if I please.

I used to do the song at karaoke.  Not often, but a few times.  Usually to good applause.

Fun fact:  The director of the movie wanted it to be the stupidest song ever but could not think of how to do it so he gave it to his 14 year old son to write who did so in five minutes.

/I have also been known to do "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog
//I am weird


You left off the best part.  I heard the kid made more money from the song than his dad made from the movie.
 
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