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THE OFFICIAL INTERNET M*A*S*H F.A.Q. *
for the newsgroup alt.tv.mash *
* **************************************** This faq was originally created and maintained by Mark Rosteck. After several unsuccessfull attempts by various subscribers on alt.tv.mash to get in touch with him, I voluntered and took over the job of maintaining it. I have also included information from Andy Lawson's faq at mash4077.co.uk Last updated 2002-08-03 ============================================================================== PURPOSE OF THIS FAQ: -------------------- If any regular TV series should have its own newsgroup, M*A*S*H definitely qualifies. Created as a spin-off of the original M*A*S*H movie, it has won countless numbers of awards, world-wide critical acclaim and the devotion of an army of loyal fans. Its final episode still holds the record for being the most-watched single show in television history, and millions of viewers can't be wrong! The 251 episodes of M*A*S*H have had the effect of making the regular cast seem almost like family members to us. For this reason, the majority of questions posted to the Usenet newsgroup alt.tv.mash inquire about character backgrounds, idiosyncracies, famous quotations, memorable scenes, and other sentimental things. This FAQ hopes to provide the answers to some of these questions... as well as to stir up other ideas and opinions that can be shared with the newsgroup! NOTE: PLEASE SEND ANY UPDATES, ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS OR CRITICISMS TO: ----- Elf . ============================================================================== TABLE OF CONTENTS: ------------------ Q01: Which awards did M*A*S*H receive over its illustrious 11-year span? Q02: Have any books or guides about M*A*S*H been published? Q03: Where were the M*A*S*H episodes filmed? Q04: What would a M*A*S*H Family Tree look like? Q05: Did any now-famous actors play small bit-parts on the M*A*S*H series? Q06: What were some of the "Potterisms" uttered by our beloved Colonel? Q07: Which paintings did Colonel Potter make while at the 4077th? Q08: Which films were shown (or talked about being shown) at the 4077th? Q09: What is the exact wording of some famous M*A*S*H quotations? Q10: What are the full lyrics to the theme song, "Suicide is Painless"? Q11: What are the lyrics to the Army song in the episode "Movie Tonight"? Q12: What are some of the crazy Section-8 stunts that Klinger has pulled? Q13: What are some significant addresses on (or from) M*A*S*H? Q14: What are the rumours about various cast members leaving the show? Q15: Which tents/structures/areas make up the 4077th camp? Q16: From where is B.J. Hunnicut's first name derived? Q17: Why did Colonel Blake sometimes say "Abyssinia" instead of goodbye? Q18: The emotions in the O.R. scene of "Abyssinia, Henry" right after Henry's death looked so real! Why was that? Q19: Are the rumours true about Radar O'Reilly having a deformed hand? Q20: Who owns the faceless voice that does all the P.A. announcements? It usually isn't Radar or Klinger. Q21: What is the name of Radar's teddy bear. Q22: Is M*A*S*H available on video or DVD? Q23: Which episode did Richard Gere appear in? Q24: What is the name of Col. Potter's horse? Q25: Is the actress Terry Farrell (Star Trek DS9) related to Mike Farrell? Q26: Did any actors on the show serve in the Korean War? Q27: What brand of bra does Klinger wear and what size is it? Q28: What piece of music is Charles teaching the chinese musicians in the last episode. Q29: Was Gary Burghoff (Radar) difficult to work with? Q30: Which episode did Vic Tayback appear in? Q31: What is the episode "A Smile, a Song and a Surprise"? Q32: What kind of helicopter is used in the opening credits Q33: I've heard that Harry Morgan beat up his wife, is that true? Q34: Is the sign above the entrance of the Swamp a peace symbol? Q35: Who is Elsig? Q36: Are there any episode guides available? Q37: Is the Korean language spoken on the show genuine? * Appendix01: List of contributors to the FAQ.
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Q01: Which awards did M*A*S*H receive over its illustrious 11-year span?

A01: This chronological list of awards was blatantly ripped from "M*A*S*H
    The Exclusive, Inside Story of T.V.'s Most Popular Show" for your
    browsing pleasure, and seems to be fairly complete.  Thanks to Doug
    Krause for typing it all in.


1973
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Directors' Guild Awards
  Gene Reynolds -- M*A*S*H Pilot

Writers' Guild Awards
  Teleplay by Larry Gelbart, "Chief Surgeon Who?"

American Cinema Editors -- Eddie Awards
  Fred W. Berger, A.C.E. -- "Bananas Crackers & Nuts"

Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- Golden Globe Awards
  (category??) -- Maclean Stevenson


1974
----
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- Emmy Awards
  Outstanding Comedy Series -- Gene Reynolds and Larry Gelbart, Producers
  Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series -- Alan Alda
  Actor of the Year -- Series -- Alan Alda
  Best Directing in a Comedy -- Jackie Cooper, "Carry On, Hawkeye"

American Cinema Editors -- Eddie Awards
  Fred W. Berger, A.C.E. and Stanford Tischler, A.C.E., "The Trial of
    Henry Blake"


1975
----
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- Emmy Awards
  Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series -- Gene Reynolds, "O.R."

People's Choice Awards
  Favorite Male Television Performer -- Alan Alda (Tie with Telly Savalas)

Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- Golden Globe Awards
  Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical -- Alan Alda

Writers' Guild Awards
  Teleplay by Larry Gelbart and Laurence Mark, "O.R."

American Cinema Editors -- Eddie Awards
  Fred W. Berger, A.C.E. and Stanford Tischler, A.C.E., "A Full Rich Day"


1976
----
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- Emmy Awards
  Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series -- Gene Reynolds, "Welcome to Korea"
  Outstanding Film Editing for Entertainment Programming For A Series --
    Stanford Tischler and Fred W. Berger, "Welcome to Korea"

Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- Golden Globe Awards
  Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical -- Alan Alda

Writers' Guild Awards
  Teleplay by Everett Greenbaum and Jim Fritzell and Larry Gelbart, "Welcome
    to Korea"

The George Foster Peabody Awards
  For Broadcast Excellence -- M*A*S*H

1977
----
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- Emmy Awards
  Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy
    Series -- Gary Burghoff
  Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series -- Alan Alda, "Dear Sigmund"

Directors' Guild Awards
  Alan Alda, "Dear Sigmund"

Writers' Guild Awards
  Teleplay by Alan Alda, "Dear Sigmund"


1978
----
People's Choice Awards
  Favorite Television Comedy Program -- M*A*S*H

American Cinema Editors -- Eddie Awards
  Stanford Tischler, A.C.E. and Larry L. Mills, "Fade Out, Fade In"


1979
----
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- Emmy Awards
  Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series --
    Alan Alda, "Inga"

People's Choice Awards
  Favorite Television Comedy Program -- M*A*S*H
  Favorite Male Television Performer -- Alan Alda

Writers' Guild Awards
  Teleplay by Gary David Goldberg, "Baby It's Cold Outside"


1980
----
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- Emmy Awards
  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series --
    Harry Morgan
  Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series --
    Loretta Swit

People's Choice Awards
  Favorite Television Comedy Program -- M*A*S*H
  Favorite Male Television Performer -- Alan Alda
  Favorite All Around Male Entertainer -- Alan Alda

Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- Golden Globe Awards
  Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical -- Alan Alda

Directors' Guild Awards
  Charles S. Dubin, "Period of Adjustment"

Writers' Guild Awards
  Teleplay by Thad Mumford and Dan Wilcox, "Are You Now, Margaret?"

American Cinema Editors -- Eddie Awards
  Stanford Tischler, A.C.E. and Larry L. Mills, "The Yalu Brick Road"


1981-1982
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Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- Emmy Awards
  Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series -- Alan Alda
  Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Loretta Swit

People's Choice Awards
  Favorite Television Comedy Program -- M*A*S*H
  Favorite Male Television Performer -- Alan Alda

Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- Golden Globe Awards
  Best Television Series Comedy or Musical -- M*A*S*H  (1981)

Directors' Guild Awards
  Alan Alda, "The Life You Save"
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Q02: Have any books or guides about M*A*S*H been published?

A02: The following is a list of helpful books and guides on the making of the
    show, quizes and trivia, inside information, etc.


Complete Book of M*A*S*H, The
    by Suzy Kalter
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    ISBN 0-8109-1319-4

Golden Trivia Game:  M*A*S*H Edition
    Western Publishing Company

Just Farr Fun
    by Jamie Farr (with Robert Blair Kaiser)
    Eubanks/Donzetti; 1994
    IBSN 0-9640775-0-7
      This is Jamie Farr's ("Max Klinger") autobiography.  It devotes at
      least 130 pages to M*A*S*H itself, including lots of inside info,
      details on the making of the show, etc.

Last Days of M*A*S*H, The
    by Arlene Alda
    Unicorn Pub. House; Verona, N.J.; 1983
    Call #: UCLA Arts  PN 1992.77 M2854 A43 1983

M*A*S*H:  The Exclusive, Inside Story of T.V.'s Most Popular Show
    by David S. Reiss
    Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc.; New York; 1980, 1983
    ISBN 0-672-52762-6

M*A*S*H:  The Official Quiz Manual
    by Paul Bertling 
    Plume; 1984
    ISBN: 0-452-25505-8

M*A*S*H Trivia:  The Unofficial Quiz Book
    by George St. John
    Bell Publishing Company
    ISBN 0-517-43618-3

M*A*S*H Trivia:  The Unofficial Quiz Book  [a different version?]
    by George St. John
    Warner Books; 1983
    ISBN 0-446-32000-5
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Q03: Where were the M*A*S*H episodes filmed?

A03: The filming of the M*A*S*H episodes was broken up into two categories,
    INTERNAL and EXTERNAL shots:

       The filming of internal shots (inside buildings and selected close-up
    shots of outside areas such as the compound) was done on stage #9 of
    the 20th Century Fox Studios in Hollywood, California.

       The external shots were filmed at the Fox Ranch in the Santa Monica
    Mountains area of California, which was eventually donated by Fox to the
    state of CA and renamed to Malibu Creek State Park.  It's interesting to
    note that this donation took place while M*A*S*H was still filming and
    Fox Studios didn't have easy access to it, therefore the episodes in the
    later seasons contain very few external shots.

       Another note of interest is the fact that there was a major brush fire
    in the Santa Monica Mountains during the filming of the final episode,
    so they incorporated this fire into the storyline.

    NOTE:  Please refer to Q13 ("Significant addresses on/from from M*A*S*H")
    -----  for more exact information on the external filming location,
          including directions on how to get there.
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Q04: What would a "M*A*S*H Family Tree" look like?

A04: Here is a somewhat incomplete list of M*A*S*H family members:
    
    Note:  - A question mark (such as "(sister?)") means that the relative
    -----    has been mentioned on the show, but I do not yet know his or
	     her name.
	    - A blank line means that no mention (as far as I know) has been
	     made of this type of relative... parents excluded, of course.


Henry Blake:
------------
   HOMETOWN:  Bloomington, Illinois.
    Parents:  Margaret (mother).
    Spouse:  Lorraine (wife).  Mildred (wife's name in early episodes).
   Siblings:  His brother is a warden (mentioned in episode 3)
   Children:  Andrew (son).  Molly (daughter).  Janie (daughter).
    Others:  Floyd (cousin).

Frank Marion "Ferret Face" Burns:
---------------------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    Parents:
    Spouse:  Louise (wife).
   Siblings:  He's got a brother who coined the nickname "Ferret Face" (episode 18)
   Children:  (3 daughters?).
    Others:

Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan:
-----------------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Fort Ord, California (spent her early years there).
    Parents:  "Howitzer" Alvin F. Houlihan (father).
    Spouse:  Lieutenant Colonel Donald Penobscott (temp. husband).
   Siblings:  Her sister is younger than her (episode 64)
   Children:
    Others:

B.J. Hunnicut:
---------------
   HOMETOWN:  Mill Valley, California.
    Parents:  Bea Hunnicut (mother).  Jay Hunnicut (father).
    Spouse:  Peggy (wife).
   Siblings: He's got a younger sister (episode 79)
   Children:  Erin (daughter).
    Others:  Floyd Hayden (father-in-law).  Shirley (aunt).  Selma (aunt).

Maxwell Q. Klinger:
-------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Toledo, Ohio.
    Parents:  Amos or "Butch" (father, nickname).
    Spouse:  Laverne Esposito (temp. wife).  Soon-Lee (wife).
   Siblings:  Yvonne (sister).  Maurice (fake brother).  Hakim (fake brother).
   Children:
    Others:  Abdul (uncle).  Jake (uncle).  Bob (uncle).  Gus (uncle).
	     Zeke (uncle).  Zack (uncle).  Hassan the Enforcer (cousin).
	     Fatima (cousin).  #7199199 (uncle, probably a prison reference).
	     Ahmed (uncle).  Amir Abdullah (uncle).  Num Num (cousin).
	     Mustafah (uncle).  Harry (uncle).  Habib (uncle).

"Trapper John" Francis Xavier McIntyre:
---------------------------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Boston, Massachusetts.
    Parents:
    Spouse:  Louise (wife).
   Siblings:
   Children:  Becky (daughter).  Kathy (daughter).
    Others:

Father John Francis Patrick Mulcahy:
------------------------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Parents:
    Spouse:
   Siblings:  Katherine / Sister Maria Angelica (sister). He once said as a kid he 
   shared the bed with his brothers (episode 103) and
   also mentioned a sister Theresa in San Diego (episode 110) 
   Children:
    Others: Mentions  cousin Kevin (episode 176)

Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly:
-------------------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Ottumwa, Iowa.
    Parents:  Edna (mother).
    Spouse:
   Siblings:  (brother?).  (sister?).
   Children:
    Others:  Ed (uncle).  Albert (uncle).  Howard (uncle).  David (uncle).
	     Bill (uncle).  Emily (aunt).  Jean (aunt).  Dorothy (aunt).
	     Ernie (cousin).  Millie (cousin).  Jimmy (cousin).
	     Ernest (uncle).  Charles (uncle). He once mentioned nephews (episode 110)

Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce:
-----------------------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Crabapple Cove, Maine.
    Parents:  Daniel (father), mentions his mother in episode 18 but it's later established that she's dead
   Spouse:
   Siblings:  Mentions sister in episode 18, but it's later established that he was an only child
   Children:
   Others:  "Tombstone" Pierce (great-grandfather).  Eloise (aunt).
	 Sparky Pierce (grandfather).  Grandma Bates (grandmother).
	 Billy (cousin).  Martin (cousin).  Alexander (circa 1680). Mentions a nephew (episode 80)

	In episode #39 ("Officers Only") Hawkeye reveals his extended family:
	     "Corporal O'Reilly, who's been like a son to me.  Corporal
	      Klinger, who's been like a daughter.  Cousin Fred.  My
	      brother-in-law, Leroy.  My cousin Phil.  My second cousin
	      on my mother's side, Ed.  Bill, my mother's cousin's brother.
	      Sam, my cousin's brother's mother."

Sherman T. Potter:
------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Hannibal, Missouri.
    Parents:  Emma (mother).
    Spouse:  Mildred (wife).
   Siblings: Sister Madge, "50 years old on Valentine's Day" (episode 143)
	 Children:  Jeanine (daughter).  Bob Wilson (son-in-law).  Effe (daughter).
   Others:  Rose (sister-in-law).  Bertha (sister-in-law).  Ben (uncle).
	 Claude (uncle).  Cheryl (granddaughter).  Roy (grandfather).
	 Mavis (grandmother).  Corey (grandson).  Stuart (grandson).
	 Porscia (sister-in-law).  Grace (aunt), Brother-in-law Calvin and sister-in-law Louise (episode 237).
   A nephew (episode 118). Grandpa Wilmer. Some of his other three grandparents was apparently 
   a Cherokee Indian (episode 83)
   In episode 79, Potter mentions a cousin of Mildred's, Nathalie

Charles Emerson Winchester III:
-------------------------------
   HOMETOWN:  Boston, Massachusetts.
    Parents:
    Spouse:
   Siblings:  Honoria (sister).  Timmy (brother).
   Children:
    Others:  Felix (nephew).  Alfred (cousin).


Two other characters that might be added is Zelmo Zale from Brooklyn and his
daughter Zelda and his wife Hillda (yes,m that's with 2 l's), as well as Luther Rizzo with wife Zola and 
son Billy Bubba.
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Q05: Did any now-famous actors play small bit-parts on the M*A*S*H series?

A05: Here is a list of some of the many names.  If you do word-searches in
    the good ol' M*A*S*H Episode Guide for these names you'll be able to
    find the episodes that most of them were in.  A few of these people
    had parts too small to garner
    a mention in the episodes' credits.

    - Robert Alda
    - Joan van Ark
    - Ned Beatty
    - Ed Begley, Jr.
    - Sorrell Booke
    - Andrew Dice Clay
    - Rosalind Chao
    - Barry Corbin
    - Blythe Danner
    - Brian Dennehy
    - Larry Fishburn
    - Ed Flanders
    - Teri Garr
    - Charles Hallahan
    - Gregory Harrison
    - Mariette Hartley
    - Ron Howard
    - Alex Karras
    - Bruno Kirby
    - Mary Kay Place
    - Shelley Long
    - Mako
    - Richard Masur
    - Pat Morita
    - Leslie Nielsen
    - Soon-Teck Oh
    - John Ritter
    - Susan St. James
    - Marcia Strassman
    - Patrick Swayze
    - Jeffrey Tambor
    - George Wendt
    - Larry Wilcox
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Q06: What were some of the "Potterisms" (creative slang terms) uttered by
    our beloved Colonel Potter?

A06: - "horse hockey!"
    - "mule fritters!"
    - "monkey muffins!"
    - "buffalo bagels!"
    - "buffalo chips!"
    - "pigeon pellets!"
    - "pony pucks!"
    - "beaver biscuits!"
    - "cow cookies!"
    - "bull cookies!"
    - "pig feathers!"
    - "road apples!"
    - "hot sausage!"
    - "hot mustard!"
    - "jumpin' jodphurs!"
    - "sufferin' saddlesoap!"
    - "sufferin' sheepdip!"
    - "shiverin' shinbones!"
    - "holy hemostat!"
    - "busload of bushwah!"
    - "sweet limburger..."
    - "sweet Nefertiti..."
    - "Geeze Louise!"
    - "Great Gatsby!"
    - "Great Caesar's Ghost..."
    - "Great Mother McCree..."
    - "What in Hanna's Hell..."
    - "Where in the name of Carrie's Corset..."
    - "What in the name of Sweet Fanny Adams..."
    - "What in the name of Marco 'BLESSED' Polo..."
    - "What in the name of Samuel Hill..."
    - "What in the name of Great Caesar's Salad..."
    - "What in the name of George Armstrong Custer..."
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Q07: Which paintings did Colonel Potter make while at the 4077th?

A07: - Portrait shot of Father Francis Mulcahy, looking pious.
    - Portrait shot of Charles E. Winchester, mouth open, angry expression.
    - Full-body shot of Hawkeye Pierce, standing, leaning against his tower
        of tongue-depressors.
    - Full-body shot of Hawkeye Pierce, sitting back in chair, with feet
        propped up on desk and drink in hand.
    - Group shot of the gang (Klinger, Margaret and Mulcahy in front;
        BJ, Hawkeye and Charles in back) for Mrs. Potter's birthday present.
    - Full-body shot of Klinger, posing in "Greek Athlete", in classical
        discus-throwing stance.
    - Full-body shot of Colonel Potter on his horse, Sophie (although Klinger
        sat in for the painting, and Potter added his own face later).
    - Close-up shot of Colonel Potter's thumb.
    - Full-body shot of Radar outside, with mailbag slung over his shoulder.
    - Portrait(?) of Theodore Roosevelt.
END******************************************************* LVLB2509:Q08
Q08: What were the NAMES of the many films that were shown (or at least
    talked about being shown) in the camp, and WHERE were they shown?

A08: This list is interesting not only for the movie titles themselves,
    but also to help picture the scenes and quotes that accompanied them:

    - My Darling Clementine                     (shown in the mess tent)
    - Casablanca                              (mess tent)
    - Sahara                                 (mess tent)
    - The Moon is Blue                         (mess tent)
    - State Fair                              (mess tent)
    - Bride of the Gorilla                      (mess tent)
    - Bonzo Goes to College                     (mess tent)
    - Bedtime for Bonzo                        (mess tent)
    - Bonzo Runs for President                   (mess tent)
    - First-born of Godzilla                    (mess tent)
    - The Thing that Ate the Bronx                (mess tent)
    - The Little Colonel  (w/ Shirley Temple)       (mess tent)
    - Yankee Doodle Doctor                      (mess tent)
    - Godzilla and the Bobbysoxer                (mess tent)
    - Ma and Pa Kettle Have a Baby                (mess tent)
    - One Ticket to Broadway                    (mess tent)
    - Custer's Last Stand                       (mess tent)
    - Les Miserables                           (mess tent)
    - Sun Valley Serenade  (w/ Sonja Henie)        (mess tent)    
    - 12 Ways to Infiltrate a Nazi Bunker          (mess tent)
    - Hansel and Regrettal  (medical film)         (mess tent)
    - Trenchfoot Through the Ages  (medical film)    (mess tent)
    - The Bleeding Gum Story  (medical film)        (mess tent)
    - The History of Athlete's Foot  (medical film)  (mess tent)
    - Clean as a Whistle  (medical film)           (mess tent)
    - Buy You a Drink, Sailor?  (medical film)      (mess tent)
    - Of Ice and Lice  (Sonja Henne hygiene film)    (mess tent)
    - The Field Pack: Your Canvas Buddy            (mess tent)
    - (generic black&white war picture)            (mess tent)
    - The Imperialist Running Dog and the Showgirl   (mess tent)
    - Yvonne, Renee & Loretta in "What the Parrot Saw"  (generator shed)
    - Renee, Loretta & the Parrot in "What Yvonne Saw"  (generator shed)
    - Leave Her to Heaven  (w/ Gene Tierney)        (the Swamp)
    - (stag film, title unknown)                 (Henry's office)
    - Frank's wedding film                      (Henry's office)
    - Henry's home movie                        (Henry's office)
    - Radar's home movie                        (Potter's office)
    - BJ's home movie                          (Potter's office)
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Q09: What is the exact wording of some of the most famous M*A*S*H quotations?

A09: Since the M*A*S*H series was blessed with excellent writers, many
    memorable quotations were spoken by its characters.  Every now and then
    someone will post a question to alt.tv.mash requesting the exact wording
    of a certain quotation, so I thought I should include several of them in
    this document.  As far as I know these are very close to (if not the same
    as) the originals... but if you believe otherwise, let me know!


"I've eaten a river of liver and an ocean of fish!  I've eaten so much
 fish, I'm ready to grow gills!  I've eaten so much liver, I can only make
 love if I'm smothered in bacon and onions!"
                                        - Hawkeye Pierce,
                                          "Adam's Rib"

"I will not carry a gun, Frank.  When I got thrown into this war I had a
 clear understanding with the Pentagon: no guns.  I'll carry your books,
 I'll carry a torch, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry
 forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old Virginia, I'll
 even 'hari-kari' if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!"

                                        - Hawkeye Pierce, 
                                          "Officer of the Day"

"... but know this:  You can cut me off from the civilized world.  You can
 incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates.  You can torture me with your
 thrice-daily swill.  But you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester.  My
 voice shall be heard from this wilderness, and I shall be delivered from
 this fetid and festering sewer."
                                        - Charles E. Winchester III,
                                          "Fade Out, Fade In"

"I am the essence of overconfidence!  I am speculation, adventure; the spirit
 of pursuit; the stag howling for its winsome yet anonymous mate.  I am the
 love call of evolution; the perfume and color of the flowers as they offer
 their pollen to the gentle buzz of the bees. I am sex itself, gentlemen. 
 I am life. I am appetite!"
                                        - Hawkeye Pierce,
                                          "Inga"

"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice,
 pull down your pants and slide on the ice."
                                        - Sidney Freedman,
                                          "O.R."
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Q10: What are the lyrics to the M*A*S*H theme song, "Suicide is Painless"?

A10: Here are what I assume to be the exact lyrics.  Please note that the
    1st, 3rd and 6th verses were sung during the opening credits of the
    movie, while the 4th verse was added during the suicide scene.  The
    2nd and 5th verses are included in the sheet music but not the movie.

    Copyright: 1969
	 Music: Johnny Mandel
	Lyrics: Mark Altman

Lyrics to the M*A*S*H theme song, "Suicide is Painless":
--------------------------------------------------------

Through early morning fog I see
visions of the things to be
the pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see...

    [REFRAIN]:

    that suicide is painless
    It brings on many changes
    and I can take or leave it if I please.

I try to find a way to make
all our little joys relate
without that ever-present hate
but now I know that it's too late, and...

    [REFRAIN]

The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
so this is all I have to say.

    [REFRAIN]

The only way to win is cheat
And lay it down before I'm beat
and to another give my seat
for that's the only painless feat.

    [REFRAIN]

The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but...

    [REFRAIN]

A brave man once requested me
to answer questions that are key
is it to be or not to be
and I replied 'oh why ask me?'

    [REFRAIN]

    'Cause suicide is painless
    it brings on many changes
    and I can take or leave it if I please.

    ...and you can do the same thing if you choose.
END******************************************************* LVLB2512:Q11
Q11: What are the lyrics to the Army song in the episode "Movie Tonight"?

A11: In episode #117 from the 5th season, entitled "Movie Tonight", the MASH
    gang broke into a traditional Army song in order to increase morale when 
    the movie projector kept breaking down.  Here are the lyrics:


Father Mulcahy:                    Hawkeye & B.J.:
---------------                    ---------------
A chaplain in the Army              Oh the surgeons in the Army
has a collar on his neck,            they say we're mighty bright,
if you don't listen to him           we work on soldiers through the day
you'll all wind up in heck.         and nurses through the night.

[Chorus, sung by all:               [Chorus]
Oh I don't want no more of Army life,
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!]


Colonel Potter:                    the Nurses:
---------------                    -----------
Friendships in the Army             The surgeons in the Army
they say are mighty rare,            they're bright, they are profound,
so I spend all my free time          but we'll take chopper pilots
carousing with my mare.            they'll get you off the ground.

[Chorus]                         [Chorus]


Radar O'Reilly:                    Corporal Klinger:
---------------                    -----------------
The corporals in the Army            Oh some guys like the Army
you say we're really green,          I think that it's a mess,
but if it weren't for us guys        if it's so damn terrific
you'd be in the latrine.           how come I wear a dress?

[Chorus]                         [Chorus]


Margaret Houlihan:                 Frank Burns:
------------------                 ------------
Oh some nurses in the Army           Oh Hawkeye and oh B.J.
they haven't tied the knot,          they think they're pretty smart,
but this one's gonna try it          I'd like to take a scalpel
with Donald Penobscott.            and stab them in the heart.

[Ending chorus:
Oh I don't want no more of Army life,
Gee Ma, I wanna go,
But they won't let me go,
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!]
END******************************************************* LVLB2513:Q12
Q12: What are some of the crazy Section-8 stunts that Klinger has pulled?

A12: Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger, arguably the most entertaining regular
    character on M*A*S*H, was determined to get out of the Army via a
    Section-8 "Psycho Discharge".  The stunts that he pulled in order to
    convince everyone that he was crazy included the following:


    - Wearing women's clothing (a given).
    - Eating a jeep, part by part.
    - Soaring away on a hang-glider, looking like "a big red bird with fuzzy 
        pink feet".
    - Loving the army, and then flipping back to being Queen of the Nile.
    - Carrying Radar's Teddy Bear.
    - Dressing as a nun.
    - Escaping in an inflatable rubber raft.
    - Various combinations of family members pregnant/dying appeal letters.
    - Riding Sophie through the camp (a la Lady Godiva) after he thought he 
        had reenlisted.
    - Trying to fatten up in order to exceed the Army's weight limit.
    - Threatening to torch himself.  ("Who put gasoline in my gasoline?!")
    - Doing guard duty naked while a General was on site.
    - During a heat wave he dressed in a rubber reducing suit and fur coat.
    - Pole sitting in freezing weather.
    - Dressing up as an old Korean peasant woman.
    - Running outside PostOp in his underwear, trying to get pneumonia.
    - Trying to convince the doctors that he had some mysterious malady.
    - Trying to get into West Point.
    - Trying to join the Navy.
    - Becoming "Zoltan, king of the gypsies".
    - Fainting spells.
    - Hearing loss.  When his hearing came back, the first thing he heard was 
        that it would have been his ticket home.
    - Pretending he was back in Toledo as a civilian.
    - Bravery (volunteering for dangerous mission in "Rainbow Bridge").
    - Passing himself off as being pregnant.
    - Taking care of an imaginary camel.
    - Hardship discharge because of his many "children" (he got the pictures 
        from Potter and others).
    - Sending love letters to Generals, usually accompanied by a revealing 
        photo of himself.
    - Dressing up as Moses.
    - Practicing voodoo on Potter with a voodoo doll and dead chicken.
    - Confessing to be a serial killer who strangled female motorcycle cops.
    - Attempting to bribe Potter into giving him a Section-8.
    - Attempting to forge his own discharge papers.
    - Displaying himself as the Statue of Liberty for General MacArthur.
    - Disguising himself as a bush.
    - Stowing away in a mail bag.
END******************************************************* LVLB2514:Q13
Q13: What are some significant addresses on (or from) M*A*S*H?

A13: These addresses might prove interesting to the MASH fan who wants to do
    a "MASH Tour of the World".  :-)


Adam's Ribs:  Located beside the Dearborn Street Station in Chicago, Illinois.
------------
    
    Phone number (on the show) of the Dearborn Street Station was
    Dearborn 5-7500 and Adam's Ribs was Dearborn 5-2750.

    Shyam K. Sriram claims that Adam's Ribs exists and gave me this address:
    1514 North Broadway, Joliet, Illinois, USA, 60521
    He also says that there really is a Dearborn Street Station, and that
    Dearborn St. and North Broadway intersect, so Adam's Ribs is indeed
    located "near the Dearborn Street station".
    (Phone number to follow soon, hopefully.)


Tony Packo's Hungarian Hot Dogs:  1902 Front St., Toledo, Ohio, USA, 43605.
--------------------------------

    Bryce A. Glass  visited this establishment and 
    posted the following write-up to the alt.tv.mash newsgroup:

    Subject: Tony Packo's
    Date: Mon Jul 24 15:02:38 EDT 1995

    Over the weekend, I visited Tony Packo's Cafe in Toledo (Klinger's old
    haunt) and I thought I would post a little about the place and encourage
    anyone within a day's drive to visit there.

    I'd been there before, about five years ago, but this time I really took
    in the surroundings and noticed some of the MASH memorabilia.  They're
    very proud of the exposure that MASH brought them and they display framed
    art of the show, and other MASH momentoes to this day.  Their menu boasts
    that Tony Packo's was mentioned in "seven episodes of MASH."  Can this be
    right?  It almost seems like a dozen or more to me.  

    A Packo's tradition is the signed hot-dog buns that line the walls of the
    cafe.  Such notables as Bob Hope, Bill Clinton, Burt Reynolds and
    countless others have signed these buns (originally, they used real ones,
    but some years ago they switched to plastic.)  And, of course, the entire
    cast of MASH is represented on these hallowed walls.
    In addition, I spotted a prop from an episode that featured Packo's very
    prominently.  Remember the episode where Col. Potter had Kinger get on 
    the horn to Packo's for some sausage casings to use in some jury-rigged
    medical apparatus that BJ had designed?  (I can't remember the actual use
    for this apparatus right now.)  (Note - an alert reader said that it was
    probably a kidney dialysis machine.)  Yep, Packo's has the very box that
    was "sent" to Korea in that episode, signed by the cast at the time. 
    (Hawkeye's inscription?  "Yumm --Alan Alda."  Father Mulcahy just wrote
    "God bless.")  

    Spotting this box, with an authentic-looking "50's-era" Packo's sticker
    was a real charge for this old MASH fan.  The box was addressed to Cpl.
    Maxwell Klinger, MASH 4077, Korea and even had a postal stamp from an 
    army air-freight station in San Francisco!

    Besides the MASH paraphernalia, the atmoshosphere at Packo's is
    first-rate.  On Friday's and Saturday's live music is featured with
    Packo's own Cake-Walking Jass Band, a fantastic group of musicians that
    have been playing old ragtime "jass" together for years.  It's really 
    rare to hear this kind of music (in this part of the States) played by a 
    band that's been doing it together for so long.

    If you go, be sure to get a Packo's Hot Dog (actually a kind of Hungarian
    Sausage), and don't think you'll get away from there without heartburn. 
    :-)  It seems as if 95% of the menu is chili-based.  But its well worth
    the later discomfort, believe me.  Packo's is truly an original spot, and
    it's one of the few reasons left to come to Toledo.  ;-)  I can see why
    Klinger (and Jamie Farr) was so hung up on the place.

    If you can get there, I'd definitely go.  And any international MASH fans
    that are coming to the States should try to make Toledo a stop on your
    intinerary, if only to spend an evening at Tony Packo's.  It'll bring 
    some of your fondest MASH memories back to life.


Tony Packo's Cafe West:  5827 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio, USA, 43560
-----------------------

    This is a second Tony Packo's restaurant, which was opened quite a while
    after M*A*S*H had put the original Packo's on the map.  It is located in
    Sylvania, which is a suburb of Toledo.


Outdoor filming location for M*A*S*H:
-------------------------------------

       The site of the MASH outdoor set is in Malibu Creek State Park, which
    is in Calabasas, north of Los Angeles.  Take the Ventura Freeway north
    (actually west, but that sounds silly) to Las Virgenes Road/Malibu Canyon
    Road.  This is about 15 miles from the intersection of the Ventura Fwy
    with the San Diego Fwy.  Exit and turn left.  Go about 6 miles past the
    stoplight at Mullholland Highway.  About a quarter of a mile on the right
    is the entrance to the park.  It costs a buck to park your car, and the
    ranger will give you directions to the place where the set was.  They
    also have a nature center where they've kept a few MASH items that didn't
    burn up in the brushfire that shut down shooting of the final episode.
    At the site, all you should expect to find is a burned out ambulance and
    jeep, a post marking the location, and a lot of great memories.  If you
    know the show, you can find the chopper pad, then figure out where things
    were from there.
       
       Bring your walking shoes, because it's about a 2 or 3 mile hike in
    from the parking lot.  If you're going in the summer, carry some water
    with you.  Temperatures will be around 95-100 degrees.

       You can also get there by taking Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu
    Canyon Road (which is where Pepperdine University is located).  Turn
    inland and go about 5 miles. The entrance will be on your left. If you
    come to the stoplight at Mulholland, you went too far.

       Remember that summer is fire season, and if it gets very dry, the
    rangers may close the park to visitors.  You can check with the rangers
    by phone at (818)880-0367.
END******************************************************* LVLB2515:Q14
Q14: What are the rumours about various cast members leaving the show?

A14: Throughout the 11-year run of M*A*S*H, some regular cast members left
    for various reasons.  Here are some of the rumours:


Timothy Brown: (Captain "Spearchucker" Jones)
--------------
	The writers got rid of his character after only the fifth episode of
    the series, since they discovered that there had been no black surgeons
    in the Korean War.

Gary Burghoff: (Walter "Radar" O'Reilly)
--------------
	In an interview a few years ago, Gary said that he left the show early
    because he wanted to pursue other avenues (such as Broadway theatre), and
    that he hadn't been able to develop the character of Radar O'Reilly as
    much as he would have liked.  However, it doesn't look like there was any
    tension or animosity between him and the staff because Radar was given a
    big send-off in an emotion-filled two part episode in the 8th season.

Larry Linville: (Major Frank Burns)
---------------
	It's rumoured that Larry left M*A*S*H at the end of the fifth season
    because he didn't want to get eternally typecast as a shallow, whining,
    by-the-book bad guy.  Judging by his track record (refer to the "Other
    Credits" List) I think he waited a bit too long, since almost all of his
    later TV/movie appearances have him portraying this type of character!

Wayne Rogers: (Trapper John McIntyre)
-------------
	Wayne was unhappy with his role, always playing 'second fiddle' to
    Alda's character Hawkeye Pierce, so at the end of the third season he
    just quit.  That's why we never saw McIntyre having a huge send-off like
    Colonel Blake had, since Wayne wasn't available anymore.

Maclean Stevenson: (Colonel Henry Blake)
------------------
	Not realizing how popular and long-lasting M*A*S*H would be, Maclean
    left at the end of the third season in order to pursue other TV projects.
    It's rumoured that he was offered a lot more money than he was receiving
    on M*A*S*H in order to do his own talk show, entitled "The Maclean
    Stevenson Show", but this show was very short-lived.  Since the writers
    had killed his character off (partly out of malice for his leaving?),
    there was no way he could return to M*A*S*H.



NOTE:
-----   Every now and then, a nasty rumour surfaces on alt.tv.mash regarding
    disputes between crew/cast members, bad attitudes, unprofessional
    conduct, etc.  These seem to be nothing more than rumours though, as
    very reliable sources can attest to the wonderful relationship that the
    people of M*A*S*H had with each other.
       The most recent rumour was a claim that Gary Burghoff ("Radar
    O'Reilly") was the hardest person to work with in Hollywood.  Larry
    Gelbart (writer, director and producer of many M*A*S*H episodes, and an
    active participant in the alt.tv.mash newsgroup) quickly squelched the
    rumour by stating the following:

           "I'm not sure that even those who appreciate the work he did as 
        Radar (starting with the motion picture) understand what a truly 
        fine actor he is.  Watch him in any episode and see the way he 
        listens to his fellow actors (and not everyone does or did this) - 
        see how he finds a way of helping whoever he's ever doing a scene 
        with - how inventive he is with little bits of business, and never 
        distracting from anyone else.  After all this time, I am still in 
        awe of the fabulous gifts he put at the service of the series."

       Mike Farrell ("BJ Hunnicut") also felt that the rumour had no merit,
    and he relayed a message to alt.tv.mash to discredit it.  Here is an
    excerpt from his message:

           "For any group of people to work that closely together in the
        high stress situation that is a television series for that many
        years presupposes that there will be disagreements - sometimes big
        ones.  As Gary has admitted, there were times he behaved in a manner
        that doesn't make him glow with pride in retrospect.  I wonder how
        many of us could make the same statement.
           There is no "good source" for such a rumor because there is no
        validity to it.
           I had the privilege of working with the cast and company for
        eight years and can attest to the fact that it was very much a
        family.  As is the case in the best of families, there were some who
        were more outgoing, some who were better at one thing than another,
        some who behaved inappropriately at times, but when things got "out
        of line" or when tensions, for any reason, got to a level that
        needed to be dealt with, they were dealt with openly, respectfully
        and appropriately."
END******************************************************* LVLB2516:Q15
Q15: Which tents/structures/areas make up the 4077th camp?

A15: This is important because it gives us insight about how the members of
    the 4077th lived, worked, played and structured their activities.  Some
    places listed below were actually shown on the show, while others were
    only referred to or hinted at.


    - The Swamp                       (shown)
    - Colonel Potter's tent             (shown)
    - Margaret Houlihan's tent           (shown)
    - Father Mulcahey's tent            (shown)
    - Klinger's tent                   (shown)
    - The nurses' tent(s)               (shown)
    - The enlisted men's tent(s)         (shown)
    - The V.I.P. tent                  (shown)
    - The Mess Tent                    (shown)
    - The kitchen                     (permanent structure, shown)
    - Pre-Op                         (permanent structure, shown)
    - Operating Room                   (permanent structure, shown)
    - Post-Op Room                    (permanent structure, shown)
    - Commanding Officer's office        (permanent structure, shown)
    - Company Clerk's office            (permanent structure, shown)
    - Officer's Club                   (permanent structure, shown)
    - Officer's latrine                (shown)
    - Enlisted men's latrine            (never shown)
    - Supply storage shed               (permanent structure, shown)
    - Generator shed                   (permanent structure, shown)
    - Motor pool                      (shown)
    - Cesspool                        (never shown)
    - Chopper pad                     (shown)
    - Minefield                       (shown)
    - Basketball hoop and court          (shown)
    - Sophie's stable                  (shown)
END******************************************************* LVLB2517:Q16-Q17
Q16: From where is B.J. Hunnicut's first name derived?

A16: From his mother, "Bea", and his father, "Jay".

Q17: Why did Colonel Blake sometimes say "Abyssinia" instead of goodbye?

A17: "Abyssinia" was a popular slang term for "I'll be seeing ya'".
END******************************************************* LVLB2518:Q18
Q18: The emotions in the O.R. scene of "Abyssinia, Henry" right after Henry's
        death looked so real!  Why was that?

A18: On June 29th 1999, Larry Gelbart posted the following to alt.tv.mash:

For those of you who have inquired recently about this subject, here is an
excerpt from my book, "Laughing Matters."

Naturally, CBS did not want us to "kill" the Henry Blake character.  And so
was sentimental, dear old 20th Century Fox.  Killing a character in a half-hour
show had never been done before.  That was all the reason Gene and I needed to
know we would have to do it.

M*A*S*H was a fast track for actors, but the late McLean Stevenson, who played
Henry, was not an actor in the classical sense.  He was a personality, a
terrific one.  He had done a lot of television, and appeared in a good many
commercials, but I don't think he ever felt completely comfortable working with
experienced actors.  Which is not to say that he didn't do a marvelous job.  I
think that after three years of co-starring in it, he felt the series had done
a marvelous job for him, too - that it had served as a showcase for his talents
and he would move on, get his own writers, producers, and directors, and do for
himself what we had all done for each other.  M*A*S*H, however, was a
once-in-a-career confluence of collaborators, an experience not likely to be
repeated simply because you hoped it would.  Though Mac was under contract to
the series for an additional two years, Gene and I felt that it was everyone's
best interest to let him leave.  An unhappy actor in a group effort becomes a
tremendous emotional burden for all concerned. We resolved that, instead of
doing an episode in which yet another actor leaves yet another series, we would
try to have Mac/Henry's departure make a point, one that was consistent with
the series' attitude regarding the wastefulness of war; we would have that
character die as a result of the conflict.  After three years of showing
faceless bit players portraying dying or dead servicemen, here was an
opportunity to have a character that our audience knew and loved, one whose
death would mean something to them.

Gene and I worked out a story entitled, "Abyssinia, Henry" - Abyssinia being a
20's expression meaning "I'll be seeing you." The phrase struck us as very
breezy, very Henry Blake-ish.  We asked two writers, a pair of M*A*S*H
stalwarts, Everett Greenbaum and the late Jim Fritzell, to write the episode.
We distributed the finished script to the cast and various production
departments, but removed the last page, which called for Radar to enter the
O.R. with the communiqué that informs everyone that Henry Blake, who had been
discharged, and was on his way back to his family in the States.  Colonel
Blake's plane went down in the Sea of Japan, he informs us ... and "there
weren't no survivors."

We kept that one, last page under wraps, locking it in my desk drawer.  The
only cast member we let in on the secret was Alan.  We planned the schedule for
this episode so that the O.R. scene would be the last one we shot.  There were,
in fact, two O.R. sequences in that show: one in which Henry is informed by
Radar that he, Henry, is going home, that he has received his discharge orders,
and everyone in the room breaks into raucous song; the second, the one in which
Radar reads the communique  announcing Henry's death.  After we shot the first
scene, the one in which Henry gets the good news, the cast and crew,
understandably, began to wrap, pulling the plug on the episode, and for that
matter, the whole season.

There were a great many visitors on the set: spectators, press, family,
friends, easily a couple of hundred people.  We asked everyone to wait a few
minutes, that we had one more piece of business to finish.  I had a couple of
words privately with Billy Jurgensen, our cinematographer.  I told him what was
up, and asked him to position his camera for the one additional scene.  I did
not want to rehearse it; we would shoot it only once.  Then, taking the cast
aside, I opened a manila envelope that contained the one-page last scene,
telling them I had something I wanted to show them.  "I don't want to see it!"
Gary Burghoff exploded.  "I know you!  You've got pictures of dead babies in
there!"

Assuring him I didn't, I gave each a copy of the one page scene to read to
themselves.  Each had a different reaction.
"F--king brilliant," said Larry Linville.
"You son of a b--ch," Gary said to McLean.  "You'll probably get an Emmy out of
this!"

Mac, who had stayed to watch the filming of what he knew was his last M*A*S*H, was
speechless.  But that doesn't begin to say it.

We returned to the set and shot the scene.  Gary was unbelievably touching as
he read the message on-camera.  The others reacted with a kind of heartfelt
sincerity that was stunning - their performance based on their real surprise
and lingering shock, their awareness of how much Mac meant to them.  The
performances of the extras and crew, hearing of Henry's death for the first
time, as the cameras were rolling were all one could ask of them.  Unhappily,
there was some sort of technical glitch.  Either the boom mike or a light or
whatever could go wrong did and we had to shoot it again.  I was heartsick.  I
thought Gary would never be able to do a second take as beautifully as he did
the first.  He was better.  And on that second go, a totally unexpected thing
happened.  After Gary finished reading his message, there was a hushed silence
in the O.R. set, as B.J.'s camera panned the stricken faces of the actors, and
then someone off-camera accidentally let a surgical instrument drop to the
floor.  It was perfect, that clattering, hollow sound, filling a palpable void
in a way that no words could.  I could not have planned it better; I wish I had
planned it - whenever I happen to hear it again, I marvel at how perfectly it
worked out.  Mac left the stage without a word to anyone; he couldn't stay for
the wrap party.  The scene destroyed him.  I learned later he sat crying in his
dressing room for hours.

We received a tremendous amount of mail from people saying say that it wasn't
true, that Henry wasn't really dead.  They felt that we had jerked their
emotions around, that M*A*S*H was a comedy show and it wasn't fair to do what
we did to them.  I think it's fair to say that over the years we had given them
fair warning that we might make them care from time to time.
END******************************************************* LVLB2519:Q19-Q21

Q19: Are the rumours true about Radar O'Reilly having a deformed hand?

A19: Yes, a couple of the fingers on Gary Burghoff's left hand are smaller than
    normal.  This is well hidden from the audience though, as just about
    every scene has Radar conveniently covering up his left hand or holding
    something with it.

Q20: Who owns the faceless voice that does all the P.A. announcements?  It
        usually isn't Radar or Klinger.

A20: There's Sal Viscuso, from "Soap" fame (was shown in one or two MASH 
        episodes (check the ever-so-handy Episode Guide), though he wasn't playing 
        his P.A. announcer character), Todd Susman, from ah, "Operation
        Noselift" fame, and Jimmy Lydon was the missing *third* voice. Viscuso and Susman 
        were the most commonly known ones.

Q21: What is the name of Radar's teddy bear.

A21: The most dreaded question of all on alt.tv.mash. The answer is simple: It never had
        a name. As far as I know, Radar's teddy bear hasn't been referred to as anything
        other than "bear", "teddy bear", etc.

END******************************************************* LVLB2520:Q22
Q22: Is M*A*S*H available on video or DVD?

A22: Yes. Fox will be releasing all seasons of M*A*S*H on DVD and VHS. They started with season 1 on 
the 8th of January 2002. Season 2 was released in July of 2002. According to the cover of the season 2 
discs, season 3 will be available in winter 2003, but that it was subject to change.

They can be ordered at  online stores like Amazon.

There will be 3 DVD's pr season. Unlike the DVD version, VHS buyers will need to buy three separate volumes 
to get the complete season: "M*A*S*H: The TV Series, Season 1, Volume 1" contains episodes 1 through 8, 
Season 1, Volume 2 contains episodes 9 through 16, and Season 1, Volume 3 contains episodes 17 through 24. 
        
Columbia House used to send out compilation tapes of the series to subscribers, but they
lost the rights. If you are an existing subscriber to Columbia House you will continue to receive tapes.

The final episode is also available but may be harder to find. CBS/Fox Video released this around 
1986, but it was set at a price for rental stores to buy for their rental stock, not at a price for purchase
by general consumers. I'm told that the tape can be obtained at Blockbuster Video stores.

 You could also try auction sites like Ebay

M*A*S*H the movie (1970) was released on DVD and special edition VHS on
January 8 2002. The 2-disc DVD set includes a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
transfer, English 2.0 stereo and English and French mono tracks, audio
commentary with Robert Altman, "AMC Backstory," "The Story of M*A*S*H,"
"M*A*S*H: History Through the Lens," "M*A*S*H Reunion" featurettes, a film
restoration demo, still gallery, trailers, and an easter egg.
END******************************************************* LVLB2521:Q23-Q28
Q23: Which episode did Richard Gere appear in? 

A23: Richard Gere never appeared in M*A*S*H.


Q24: What is the name of Col. Potter's horse? 

A24: Sophie.


Q25: Is the actress Terry Farrell (Star Trek DS9) related to Mike Farrell? 

A25: No. But Judy Farrell who played various nurses in the series was at one time married to Mike Farrell.


Q26: Did any actors on the show serve in the Korean War?

A26: No, but Jamie Farr did tour Korea while in the army, but this was after the war had ended.


Q27: What brand of bra does Klinger wear and what size is it?

A27: It was a Miss Highrise size 36B.


Q28: What piece of music is Charles teaching the chinese musicians in the last episode.

A28: The piece was the "Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (K. 581)" by Mozart.
END******************************************************* LVLB2522:Q29
Q29: Was Gary Burghoff (Radar) difficult to work with?

A29:  Every now and then, a nasty rumour surfaces on alt.tv.mash regarding
         disputes between crew/cast members, bad attitudes, unprofessional
         conduct, etc.  These seem to be nothing more than rumours though, as
         very reliable sources can attest to the wonderful relationship that the
         people of M*A*S*H had with each other.
	
        The most recent rumour was a claim that Gary Burghoff ("Radar
        O'Reilly") was the hardest person to work with in Hollywood.  Larry
        Gelbart (writer, director and producer of many M*A*S*H episodes, and an
        active participant in the alt.tv.mash newsgroup) quickly squelched the
        rumour by stating the following:

	       "I'm not sure that even those who appreciate the work he did as 
	       Radar (starting with the motion picture) understand what a truly 
	       fine actor he is.  Watch him in any episode and see the way he 
	       listens to his fellow actors (and not everyone does or did this) - 
	       see how he finds a way of helping whoever he's ever doing a scene 
	       with - how inventive he is with little bits of business, and never 
	      distracting from anyone else.  After all this time, I am still in 
	      awe of the fabulous gifts he put at the service of the series."

	      Mike Farrell ("BJ Hunnicut") also felt that the rumour had no merit,
        and he relayed a message to alt.tv.mash to discredit it.  Here is an
        excerpt from his message:

	     "For any group of people to work that closely together in the
	     high stress situation that is a television series for that many
	     years presupposes that there will be disagreements - sometimes big
	     ones.  As Gary has admitted, there were times he behaved in a manner
	     that doesn't make him glow with pride in retrospect.  I wonder how
	     many of us could make the same statement.

      There is no "good source" for such a rumor because there is no
	     validity to it.
	    
     I had the privilege of working with the cast and company for
	    eight years and can attest to the fact that it was very much a
	    family.  As is the case in the best of families, there were some who
	    were more outgoing, some who were better at one thing than another,
	    some who behaved inappropriately at times, but when things got "out
	    of line" or when tensions, for any reason, got to a level that
	    needed to be dealt with, they were dealt with openly, respectfully
	    and appropriately."
END******************************************************* LVLB2523:Q30
Q30: Which episode did Vic Tayback appear in? 

A30: The IMDB claims he played in the episode "The Incubator."

        Paul Gadzikowski  wrote this on alt.tv.mash in December 2000: "Then the 
        IMDB is incorrect, or incomplete. According to information from Larry Gelbart 
        when this subject came up about a month ago, Tayback was cast in the
        role of the supply sergeant and shot the scene, only for the staff to
        decide his interpretation of the character didn't work. The scene was
        reshot for air with another actor in the part."
END******************************************************* LVLB2524:Q31
Q31: What is the episode "A Smile, a Song and a Surprise"?

A31: There are some questions, such as "Why did Spearchucker leave?" or what
is the name of that piece of music that Charles taught the Korean
prisoners?",  that come up regularly on the newsgroup. Some of the regulars
started to refer to a mysterious episode containing the answers to all
questions.

"A Smile, a Song and a Surprise" is the legendary and mythical episode that
includes all the unexplained details the series left unresolved (the name of
the bear, why Spearchucker left, etc).  It is broadcast once every four
years to celebrate Leap Year and every year on April 1.

"A Smile, a Song and a Surprise":
For the only time in the series history, the lyrics are sung during the
opening credits.

Radar mentions his bear's name, although the secrecy surrounding filming
required that Gary Burghoff record 947 names (some of those are Mozart,
Teddy and Rosebud) for dubbing onto that episode. The name is redubbed for
every rebroadcast. It is rumored that is the true reason for GB's departure
from the show.

After Radar left, Captain Tuttle looked after Radar's pets. Having found
Klinger's discarded dresses, Tuttle decided to form a musical trio drag act
with Captain Spaulding and Spearchucker. Their act was so bad they were
driven out of camp.

While many were busy in the mess tent for the big send-off for Spearchucker,
Richard Gere's character was dying in post-op. In a delirious state, he
informs Frank that his brother used to call him "Ferret Face"; in his last
breath, he whisper the names that stand for B.J.

As the body is loaded into the ambulance, Charles plays Mozart's Quintet for
Clarinet and Strings with his reshaped instrument and the help of some local
musicians.

The episode was written by Vic Tayback and Larry Gelbart played the supply
sergeant.
END******************************************************* LVLB2525:Q32-Q37
Q32: What kind of helicopter is used in the opening credits

A32: It was a Bell 47,  first flown in prototype in 1945.

Q33: I've heard that Harry Morgan beat up his wife, is that true?

A33: On July 2 1996, Harry Morgan, then 81-years-old, was arrested and booked
for spousal battery in Brentwood, Calif. On July 6 he was charged with one
misdemeanor count of spousal battery against Barbara Morgan, his wife of
ten years. Barbara, then 71, was treated for several contusions and a
small laceration. She stated the abuse began with a quarrel at a social
engagement on July 2, and that later that evening her husband became
violent. Morgan faced jail time and a fine, but he completed six months of
court-recommended conselling, and the charge was dropped in July 1997.

Q34: Is the sign over the entrance to the Swamp a peace symbol?

A34: It's considered to be a a good luck/evil eye symbol from S.M.(hee hee) and that the 
doctor who wrote the novel MASH, "Richard Hooker," had it painted on his tent's door 
when he was serving in Korea.  It apparently got picked up by the production staff in 
the movie (it appears there) and since the set used in the movie also was used in the tv
show it's the same sign.

Q35: Who is Elsig?
A35: Elsig is a pseudonym for Larry Gelbart, creator and producer of the tv show and 
writer and/or director of what most M*A*S*H fan's consider the best episodes in the 4 first 
seasons. He left after season 4 but was credited at the end of every single show during it's
entire run. "El" is the phonetic spelling of L, "si" is for his middle name, 
Simon, and "g" is for Gelbart. He reads the group and posts regularly.

Q36: Are there any episode guides available?
A36: Yes there are. One can be found at faqs.org and if you
want a nicer layout you can find one at Andy Lawsonsbrilliant site.


Q37: Is the Korean language spoken on the show genuine?
A37: There are multiple languages used in MASH. There is a fair amount of 
Korean along with Chinese, Japanese, French, Turkish, etc. The accuracy 
of the Korean used varies greatly with the actor speaking it. The actor 
(Soon Tech Oh?) who plays the surrendering Korean soldier speaks fluent 
Korean, and even hams up the lines a bit (at one point reciting the 
words to a famous Korean folk song as part of his dialog). On the other 
hand, the woman who plays the daughter of the local countess that 
Hawkeye falls in love with speaks terrible Korean, obviously just 
regurgitating memorized sounds. A native Korean speaker would very 
likely not recognize it as Korean at all. Even a small mispronunciation 
can make most Koreans not understand you at all.
END******************************************************* LVLB2526:Appendix 1
APPENDIX01: List of contributors to the FAQ.
-----------

    - Mark Rosteck  -- FAQ Creator .
    - Elf - FAQ Maintainer
    - Doug Krause  
    - Andy Lawson 
     - Rachel Allgood 
    - Scott Barvian 
    - Jane Bomberger 
    - Monica Cellio 
    - Evelyn Chianelli 
    - Matt Crowder 
    - Nicholas Curcio 
    - John C. Dean 
    - Ray Depew 
    - Sven Dickert 
    - Marcia Djudzman & Jim Bala III 
    - Mitchell K. Dwyer 
    - Sara J. Dymek 
    - Samuel H. Edwards 
    - Bill Eicher 
    - Mike Farrell
    - Brad Filippone 
    - Graham Gales 
    - Ross Garmil 
    - Larry Gelbart 
    - Eric Gemunder 
    - Bryce A. Glass 
    - Elizabeth Henson 
    - Edwin Heusinkveld 
    - Katherine Houdek 
    - Matthew C. Jaeky 
    - Vic Kamhiv 
    - Edward J. Krall 
    - Matthew David Moore 
    - MrQuixote 
    - Sascha Muertz 
    - Robert E. Nelson 
    - Russ Newman 
    - Erika Ofey 
    - Bill Paul 
    - Josh Rosenberg 
    - Cynthia Ross 
    - Dave Schaumann 
    - Duane & Millie Schwab 
    - Shankar Sivanandan 
    - Shyam K. Sriram 
    - Jochen Stein 
    - Carole Lee Sussman 
    - Lindsey Troy 
    - Jeff Vorwerk 
    - Jodi Weber 
    - Steve Yuletide 
    - Eric A. Zomer 
	   - Mikael Uhlin 
    - Genna Reeney 
    - John Szalay 
    - Chadd VanZanten 
    - Joel Risberg < joel@james-taylor.com>
    - Horst Prillinger < hprill@excite.com>
    - Walter Johnson 
    - Brad  

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