M*A*S*H-ish 5: Battle Circus (1953)

“Long before M*A*S*H, there was Battle Circus. Made during the Korean War, this tribute to the indomitable human spirit takes an authentic, almost documentary-like look at the nurses and doctors who operated in the battlefront Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals. Major Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart) is a brilliant, hard-bitten Army surgeon with a weakness for womenContinue reading “M*A*S*H-ish 5: Battle Circus (1953)”

MishM*A*S*H 16: MAD Magazine

MAD is an American humor and parody magazine that began publication in 1952. With MAD, no topic is off limits. They tackle movies, television shows, politics, news makers, celebrities, and more. It is known for its over-the-top parodies and stylized artwork. Being featured in MAD was a point of pride for some, just like beingContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 16: MAD Magazine”

From the M*A*S*H Library 16: TV’s M*A*S*H: The Ultimate Guide Book

What is it? Solomonson, Ed and Mark O’Neill. TV’s M*A*S*H: The Ultimate Guide Book. Albany, GA: BearManor Media, 2009. Why should M*A*S*H fans care? The title of this claims it is the “ultimate guide book,” and it is not wrong! This book is Suzy Kalter’s The Complete Book of M*A*S*H on steroids. The authors have written a greatContinue reading “From the M*A*S*H Library 16: TV’s M*A*S*H: The Ultimate Guide Book”

Script Spotlight 16: “The Longjohn Flap”

Since we are now in the depths of January and it has been pretty cold, I decided to pull out a cold weather episode for this week’s post. There are several to choose from, but I was really excited when I saw that I had a script for “The Longjohn Flap” (01×19) and it hasContinue reading “Script Spotlight 16: “The Longjohn Flap””

Press Pass 16: 1976 Emmy Award Nominations

Entering a new year, television show runners begin to turn their attention to award season, specifically the Emmy Awards. This was no different when M*A*S*H was on the air in the 1970s and early 1980s. In fact, the awards were even more important then because there were only three major networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC)Continue reading “Press Pass 16: 1976 Emmy Award Nominations”

Script Spotlight 15: “‘Twas the Day After Christmas”

Since today is the day after Christmas, known as Boxing Day in some parts of the world, there was only one episode that made sense for this week’s post: “‘Twas the Day After Christmas” (10×09). In this episode, the camp celebrates Boxing Day by having the officers and enlisted personnel switch jobs. The results areContinue reading “Script Spotlight 15: “‘Twas the Day After Christmas””

MishM*A*S*H 15: 1979 M*A*S*H Christmas Party Invitation

Each year, the M*A*S*H cast and crew had a Christmas party. There would be food, an annual gift, and, I would assume, great time! According to this invitation from 1979, the Christmas party was held on December 21st on Stage 9. The invitation says that a “name tag is necessary for admission and dinner,” soContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 15: 1979 M*A*S*H Christmas Party Invitation”

From the M*A*S*H Library 15: SwitHeart

What is it? Swit, Loretta and Mies Hora. SwitHeart: The Watercolour Art & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit. Stony Point, NY: Ultimate Symbol, 2017. (First Edition) Why should M*A*S*H fans care? Loretta Swit is an integral part of M*A*S*H, and she used the “star power” she gained from her acting career, along with her talent as an artist,Continue reading “From the M*A*S*H Library 15: SwitHeart”

MishM*A*S*H 14: “Song from M*A*S*H”

I know what you are probably thinking…”Song from M*A*S*H“?! That isn’t its name! And you’re right, it’s not. But the name of the theme song from M*A*S*H is not known by many people because it was often sold as “Theme from M*A*S*H” or “Song from M*A*S*H” since the full name is “Suicide is Painless.” IContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 14: “Song from M*A*S*H””

Press Pass 15: M*A*S*H Wrap Quotes: David Ogden Stiers

Earlier this year, I posted a set of quotes from cast members and producers following the final day of filming M*A*S*H in January 1983. The packet of quotes I had posted was missing quotes from David Ogden Stiers. After the post went live, a comment was made that Stiers was indeed at the conference andContinue reading “Press Pass 15: M*A*S*H Wrap Quotes: David Ogden Stiers”