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(Captain Tuttle)   On this day in 1983 MASH 4077 bugged out and ended the Korean War   (programminginsider.com) divider line
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2021-02-28 6:22:16 PM  
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2021-02-28 6:47:36 PM  
There were.... no survivors.

(Except for McLean Stevenson, who did a couple of variety shows and Hollywood Squares)

/And Alan Alda, who married Connie Chung and started giving lie detector tests to young black men who did not wear condoms.
//And Klinger, who grew a mustache and an afro and started teaching at his old high school
///And Loretta Swit, who started skateboarding and starred in Charlie's Angels.
 
2021-02-28 7:09:49 PM  
I remember watching that one as a kid. Pretty heavy stuff for the time.
 
2021-02-28 7:13:52 PM  

2fardownthread: There were.... no survivors.

(Except for McLean Stevenson, who did a couple of variety shows and Hollywood Squares)

/And Alan Alda, who married Connie Chung and started giving lie detector tests to young black men who did not wear condoms.
//And Klinger, who grew a mustache and an afro and started teaching at his old high school
///And Loretta Swit, who started skateboarding and starred in Charlie's Angels.



And Gary Burghoff, who, after reenlisting, was almost killed in Viet Nam while saving Eddie Haskell from a nest of Nazi snipers.

But the show was all but dead after Radar left.
 
2021-02-28 7:19:00 PM  
And then Klinger's wife left him to marry Miles O'Brien on the USS Enterprise before becoming bitter being stuck with two children while daddy played with Julian on DS9.
 
2021-02-28 8:23:46 PM  
Klinger didn't bug out, he stayed there, I believe.
 
2021-02-28 8:29:50 PM  

2fardownthread: There were.... no survivors.

(Except for McLean Stevenson, who did a couple of variety shows and Hollywood Squares)

/And Alan Alda, who married Connie Chung and started giving lie detector tests to young black men who did not wear condoms.
//And Klinger, who grew a mustache and an afro and started teaching at his old high school
///And Loretta Swit, who started skateboarding and starred in Charlie's Angels.


That was delightfully absurdist.  Thanks.
 
2021-02-28 8:38:21 PM  
don't know why they were so anxious to bug out of malibu.

it's pretty nice there.
 
2021-02-28 8:39:32 PM  
I remember that.  I had a Film class that night, and didn't see the finale.  At that point, I was ridiculing the self-righteousness of that show anyway.  Still haven't seen it.   Should have swerved it into a Manchurian Candidate sitcom, and give roles to Sinatra, James Gregory, and Angela Lansbury.
 
2021-02-28 8:40:12 PM  
Jokes on you, subby! The Korean War (Conflict?) still hasn't ended. There is no treaty, only a cease fire..
 
2021-02-28 8:43:56 PM  

The Ice Cream Man: Jokes on you, subby! The Korean War (Conflict?) still hasn't ended. There is no treaty, only a cease fire..


USA took their toys and went home.  As you know, WWI started in 1917, and the sequel in 1941.  It only exists as long as the US is involved.
 
2021-02-28 8:54:28 PM  

MaxMorgan: Klinger didn't bug out, he stayed there, I believe.


He stayed and married a korean
 
2021-02-28 8:54:56 PM  

Billy Liar: The Ice Cream Man: Jokes on you, subby! The Korean War (Conflict?) still hasn't ended. There is no treaty, only a cease fire..

USA took their toys and went home.  As you know, WWI started in 1917, and the sequel in 1941.  It only exists as long as the US is involved.


You might want to rethink that a bit.

If you don't wish to read the whole thing, I pulled out this little gem from the linked article:

About 28,500 U.S. servicemembers are stationed in South Korea, and the allies maintain close ties and regularly conduct joint training. The divided peninsula technically remains in a state of war after the 1950-53 conflict ended with a truce instead a peace treaty.
 
2021-02-28 8:57:36 PM  
My dad was in the Korean War. Used to tell stories about "5:00 Charlie", this crazy Korean pilot who used to strafe their base.

Then I saw the exact same thing on MASH.

Unfortunately, my dad died before I could ask him if he was full of shiat or whether or not is was a somewhat common thing.
 
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Thanks Subby
 
2021-02-28 9:27:55 PM  
I remember seeing the M*A*S*H finale back when I was still in college. Got together with some friends to party and watch the show. We were all rooting for BJ to get killed and were disappointed when it didn't happen. I always figured he went crazy after going home, broke up with Peg, and joined the Hells Angels.
 
2021-02-28 9:37:21 PM  
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2021-02-28 9:43:42 PM  

WhippingBoi: My dad was in the Korean War. Used to tell stories about "5:00 Charlie", this crazy Korean pilot who used to strafe their base.

Then I saw the exact same thing on MASH.

Unfortunately, my dad died before I could ask him if he was full of shiat or whether or not is was a somewhat common thing.


First. Sorry about the passing of your father.

North Korea would use obsolete bi planes for nighttime raids and where given the nickname "bed check charlie" so it appears the MASH episode was based in some truth with probably a little artistic license to fit the TV show.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the​-​buzz/1953-north-korea-used-1920-style-​planes-fight-america-they-24626?fbclid​=IwAR0aTx5QYwp3NUk9sg51ENJG7X69-XQiBmK​Cql6aPvXuj7y41gktFBxVo4s
 
2021-02-28 9:55:10 PM  

Philimus: I remember seeing the M*A*S*H finale back when I was still in college. Got together with some friends to party and watch the show. We were all rooting for BJ to get killed and were disappointed when it didn't happen. I always figured he went crazy after going home, broke up with Peg, and joined the Hells Angels.


He eventually changed his name, set himself up as a veterinarian, and settled down in Rhode Island.  But who can say what he did in those missing decades between 1953 and 1999?

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2021-02-28 9:55:27 PM  
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good times..
 
2021-02-28 9:59:58 PM  

Philimus: I remember seeing the M*A*S*H finale back when I was still in college. Got together with some friends to party and watch the show. We were all rooting for BJ to get killed and were disappointed when it didn't happen. I always figured he went crazy after going home, broke up with Peg, and joined the Hells Angels.


Or murdered the handyman. The hunky handyman Peg hired to fix the gutters.
 
2021-02-28 11:40:15 PM  
I've hiked up to the M*A*S*
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2021-02-28 11:40:39 PM  
Funny M*A*S*H was better than preachy M*A*S*H.
 
2021-02-28 11:46:22 PM  
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2021-02-28 11:49:09 PM  
Between Korea and Vietnam the US gubmint should be charged with about  100,000 cases of murder.
 
2021-02-28 11:50:52 PM  

Billy Liar: I remember that.  I had a Film class that night, and didn't see the finale.  At that point, I was ridiculing the self-righteousness of that show anyway.  Still haven't seen it.   Should have swerved it into a Manchurian Candidate sitcom, and give roles to Sinatra, James Gregory, and Angela Lansbury.


You were ridiculing the show as self-righteous. And you had a...film class. Yep, sounds about right.
 
2021-03-01 12:05:53 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Between Korea and Vietnam the US gubmint should be charged with about  100,000 cases of murder.


Thats like 5 COVIDs
 
2021-03-01 3:05:13 AM  

MaxMorgan: Klinger didn't bug out, he stayed there, I believe


Klinger hung tough. Buddy bugged out. How he survived, it was a miracle.
 
2021-03-01 6:18:13 AM  

dr_iacovone: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Between Korea and Vietnam the US gubmint should be charged with about  100,000 cases of murder.

Thats like 5 COVIDs


1/5.
 
2021-03-01 7:24:18 AM  

elvisaintdead: 2fardownthread: There were.... no survivors.

(Except for McLean Stevenson, who did a couple of variety shows and Hollywood Squares)

/And Alan Alda, who married Connie Chung and started giving lie detector tests to young black men who did not wear condoms.
//And Klinger, who grew a mustache and an afro and started teaching at his old high school
///And Loretta Swit, who started skateboarding and starred in Charlie's Angels.


And Gary Burghoff, who, after reenlisting, was almost killed in Viet Nam while saving Eddie Haskell from a nest of Nazi snipers.

But the show was all but dead after Radar left.


I thought he got fragged by his own men because he insisted on detailed short arm inspections?
 
2021-03-01 7:41:43 AM  
The original theme song has lyrics and its called "Suicide is Painless". My cousin told me about the songs in this lyrics. So one day I go to the library and pick up the mash soundtrack. My mom was not happy when I was playing the song. I then learned to hide music for my mother.
On a side note that was the ringtone for Jack Kevorkian.
 
2021-03-01 8:24:27 AM  
I was MASH daily.  There are marathons on TVLand of MeTV almost daily!

It's like tv comfort food for me.
 
2021-03-01 8:38:45 AM  
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2021-03-01 9:38:23 AM  

2fardownthread: ///And Loretta Swit, who started skateboarding and starred in Charlie's Angels.


If you didn't see her in SOB, you are missing out.
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2021-03-01 10:01:49 AM  
So did the TV show "After M*A*S*H" only exist in the Berenstein Bears timeline?
 
2021-03-01 10:30:24 AM  
What I don't get is the hair. Most of them wouldn't have had those hairstyles in the 1950s, especially in the military.
 
2021-03-01 10:45:58 AM  

thesharkman: The original theme song has lyrics and its called "Suicide is Painless". My cousin told me about the songs in this lyrics. So one day I go to the library and pick up the mash soundtrack. My mom was not happy when I was playing the song. I then learned to hide music for my mother.
On a side note that was the ringtone for Jack Kevorkian.


The best cover of that tune, imho:
Manic Street Preachers - Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) (Video)
Youtube y11f8Oc25AI
 
2021-03-01 10:54:06 AM  

Badafuco: I've hiked up to the M*A*S*[Fark user image image 425x318]H site many times (It has since burned down) but it was always a wonderful hike and a fun time.


Great pic, but there's something odd about your hair...
 
2021-03-01 10:55:06 AM  

thesharkman: The original theme song has lyrics and its called "Suicide is Painless". My cousin told me about the songs in this lyrics. So one day I go to the library and pick up the mash soundtrack. My mom was not happy when I was playing the song. I then learned to hide music for my mother.
On a side note that was the ringtone for Jack Kevorkian.


Fun fact: Robert Altman tried to come up with the stupidest lyrics possible for the song, but he wasn't up to the task, so he gave the job to his 14-year-old son, who wrote them in 5 minutes.

Robert Altman said that while he only made $70,000 for having directed the movie, his son had earned more than $1 million for having co-written the song
 
2021-03-01 11:17:53 AM  

Max Wedge: Badafuco: I've hiked up to the M*A*S*[Fark user image image 425x318]H site many times (It has since burned down) but it was always a wonderful hike and a fun time.

Great pic, but there's something odd about your hair...


Ha! Yeah, this was taken pre-blue hair.
 
2021-03-01 5:04:34 PM  

CaptainFatass: What I don't get is the hair. Most of them wouldn't have had those hairstyles in the 1950s, especially in the military.


TV production was pretty lazy and indulgent at that time. You wouldn't make your stars get a haircut to fit a character or to be historically correct. Then again, you didn't have to pay them $1 million an episode either.

I remember watching the show in a bar at college with my friends.  Good times.
 
2021-03-01 7:40:44 PM  

pullingguard79: WhippingBoi: My dad was in the Korean War. Used to tell stories about "5:00 Charlie", this crazy Korean pilot who used to strafe their base.

Then I saw the exact same thing on MASH.

Unfortunately, my dad died before I could ask him if he was full of shiat or whether or not is was a somewhat common thing.

First. Sorry about the passing of your father.

North Korea would use obsolete bi planes for nighttime raids and where given the nickname "bed check charlie" so it appears the MASH episode was based in some truth with probably a little artistic license to fit the TV show.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-​buzz/1953-north-korea-used-1920-style-​planes-fight-america-they-24626?fbclid​=IwAR0aTx5QYwp3NUk9sg51ENJG7X69-XQiBmK​Cql6aPvXuj7y41gktFBxVo4s


Thanks. That was quite interesting.
 
2021-03-02 4:18:36 AM  

gorrck: So did the TV show "After M*A*S*H" only exist in the Berenstein Bears timeline?


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