MishM*A*S*H 18: Behind the Scenes at the Smithsonian

UPDATE (3/9/2023): I apologize because I made a mistake in saying that none of the names on the “M*A*S*H 4077” sign in the Officers’ Club were real. Thanks to Dan Harrison, nine of the names have been identified, and more details on the sign can be found in this new post! In January, I wentContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 18: Behind the Scenes at the Smithsonian”

MishM*A*S*H 17: M*A*S*H Signpost at the Smithsonian

In late January, I had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. In December, a new exhibit featuring objects from television, movies, sports, music, and more opened at the museum. Entitled “Entertainment Nation,” the exhibit explores entertainment in the United States from the mid-1800s to the modern era. ThisContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 17: M*A*S*H Signpost at the Smithsonian”

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”

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”

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””

MishM*A*S*H 13: M*A*S*H Signpost Returning to the Smithsonian

After M*A*S*H ended in 1983, the Smithsonian Institute requested several items from the series for its permanent collection. The National Museum of American History then produced a highly successful exhibit, “M*A*S*H: Binding Up the Wounds,” which ran from July 30, 1983 through February 3, 1985 (I have written posts on the exhibit souvenir program andContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 13: M*A*S*H Signpost Returning to the Smithsonian”

MishM*A*S*H 12: M*A*S*H on VHS, DVD, Digital, etc.

Over the decades, M*A*S*H has been available to own at home in various mediums. In the 1980s and 1990s, episodes of the series were released in collections, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that 20th Century Fox Television began releasing the complete series by season. I was one of the M*A*S*H fans in 2001-2006Continue reading “MishM*A*S*H 12: M*A*S*H on VHS, DVD, Digital, etc.”

MishM*A*S*H 11: Royal Orleans Plate and Post Card

UPDATE 8/22/2022: Thanks to Ryan from the M*A*S*H Matters Podcast for sending me some information from Loretta Swit’s book SwitHeart: The Watercolour Art & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit. We can now identify the artist of the cast painting as Bernard “Bernie” Fuchs (October 29, 1932 – September 17, 2009). More information on Fuchs andContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 11: Royal Orleans Plate and Post Card”

MishM*A*S*H 10: M*A*S*H Video Game Contest

Last month, I reviewed the M*A*S*H video games released by 20th Century Fox Video Games. In that post, I mentioned that there was a contest gamers could enter to design the next M*A*S*H video game. Since writing that post, I have gotten a copy of the of the M*A*S*H contest entry form, so let’s takeContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 10: M*A*S*H Video Game Contest”

MishM*A*S*H 9: M*A*S*H Video Games (1983)

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, video games were gaining in popularity. 20th Century Fox joined in on the action by creating a division called Fox Video Games. The idea was to create games for popular platforms using Fox’s intellectual property. At the time, many studios would license their IP to other video gameContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 9: M*A*S*H Video Games (1983)”