Script Spotlight 18: “Radar’s Report”

Typically I try to choose a script that is related to an event or holiday that is coming up. However, there isn’t much happening in March besides St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of spring. So this week I decided to pick a random script from the collection to review. The episode that I selectedContinue reading “Script Spotlight 18: “Radar’s Report””

Script Spotlight 17: “In Love and War”

Since last week was Valentine’s Day, it seemed fitting to look at a M*A*S*H episode with a love story at its core. As I was looking through the possible episodes, I noticed that I have two copies of the script for “In Love and War” (06×08). In this episode, Hawkeye falls in love with aContinue reading “Script Spotlight 17: “In Love and War””

From the M*A*S*H Library 17: “Entertainment Nation”

What is it? Cohen, Kenneth and John W. Troutman, eds. Entertainment Nation: How Music, Television, Film, Sports, and Theater Shaped the United States. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2022. Why should M*A*S*H fans care? The Smithsonian is currently displaying (2023) the M*A*S*H signpost, and the exhibit catalog features the signpost and discusses M*A*S*H in its introduction. As a M*A*S*H fan,Continue reading “From the M*A*S*H Library 17: “Entertainment Nation””

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”

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””