From the M*A*S*H Library 19: “Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess”

What is it? Maxwell, Jeff. Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess: The Lost Recipes of Private Igor. Nashville: Cumberland House, 1997. Why should M*A*S*H fans care? Jeff Maxwell delivers a comedic book as our favorite cook, Private Igor. He takes the character from the series and creates a more dimensional Igor that we never got in the show. AsContinue reading “From the M*A*S*H Library 19: “Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess””

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”

Script Spotlight 14: “The Yalu Brick Road”

Happy Thanksgiving! It is Thanksgiving day in the United States, and it seemed fitting to look at the script for the episode “The Yalu Brick Road” (08×10) since it takes place the day after Thanksgiving. This is the only episode of M*A*S*H to feature Thanksgiving, but it is a classic in that it has aContinue reading “Script Spotlight 14: “The Yalu Brick Road””

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)”

From the M*A*S*H Library 9: All About M*A*S*H

What is it? Herz, Peggy. All About M*A*S*H. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1975. Why should M*A*S*H fans care? This is an early book written about the series, and it was written for young adults. It is a very interesting part of the early history of the series and was published just as M*A*S*H was beginningContinue reading “From the M*A*S*H Library 9: All About M*A*S*H”

M*A*S*H-ish 2: Korean War: The Untold Story

In April, the M*A*S*H Matters podcast (Episode 80) interviewed the filmmakers behind the 1988 documentary Korean War: The Untold Story. Producer Arnold Shapiro worked with writer and director Carol L. Fleisher to tell the story of the Korean War and its aftermath through the eyes of soldiers who were there. The documentary was hosted byContinue reading “M*A*S*H-ish 2: Korean War: The Untold Story”

M*A*S*H-ish 1: The McLean Stevenson Show Script

This is the first in a new series of posts that will look at an item that is related to M*A*S*H but does not directly come from the series. Since they are kind of M*A*S*H related, the series of posts is called “M*A*S*H-ish.” There are not a lot of these items in the collection, so this willContinue reading “M*A*S*H-ish 1: The McLean Stevenson Show Script”