The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.
25 min (255 episodes), 25 min (256 episodes)
1.33 : 1
Comedy, Drama, War
Nurse, Colonel, Doctor, Korean War, Captain
Military Comedy, Satire
Doctors and Patients, Military Life
Irreverent, Cynical, Satirical, Wry
Comedy on the Edge
Has Detailed Data (New)
10, 1, 2, 3
Count - Awards
Medical Drama, Military, Army
TV Show Status
Country Of Origin
M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH (which was itself based on the 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, by Richard Hooker). The series was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, which follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea during the Korean War. The show's title sequence features an instrumental version of "Suicide Is Painless", the theme song from the original film. The show was created after an attempt to film the original book's sequel, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine, failed. The T.V show version of MASH is the most well known version of the M*A*S*H works, and one of the highest rated shows in U.S. television history.