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2/28/2019 12:38:27 PM

36th anniversary of Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

I was 16 years old on February 28, 1983 the night the M*A*S*H finale aired. I remember the day very vividly. I was in 10th grade and during second period I began to feel ill. I was running a fever and was sent home from school early that day, but I still was up for watching GFaA on CBS that night. What were you all doing the day of February 28th, 1983?



2/28/2019 4:05:36 PM

I was 10 yrs old and i stayed up to watch GFA instead of taping it. It was a big deal as i was only in the 5th grade at the time and usually didn't get to stay up past 9 p.m. on a weeknight. I watched the finale with my mom and older sisters in our living room.


3/1/2019 1:21:24 AM


I have two really cool ties to Mash. I lived in Seoul S. Korea, for a year, from mid 1975 to mid 1976. I was 9 when we moved there, so wasn't old enough to watch the first three seasons. Being in Korea,with a different air-time, I don't remember when, we were able to watch it. My bother Alan and I, with out parents, started watching then. The first Colonel I remember was Potter so had no idea who Henry Blake, or Trapper were.
I knew that Frank was a jerk from the get go, but he didn't seem to bad in the first couple episodes. I later learned how bad he was. As with Henry, I had no clue to Trapper as well. I later watched the first three seasons much later, so never really took a shine to Trapper or Henry as much as I did Potter and B.J. I liked them, but loved the other two. I also didn't realize that it was a comedy, instead of the dramedy that I was used to.
In the fall of 1987 I was a regular patron of a Symphony Orchestra in Michigan where my mother was a violinist. One of the concerts, announced the summer prior, listed David Ogden Stiers as a guest conductor. I knew there was no way in heck that I was going to miss that one. Being the child of a member of the orchestra, I was able to go back stage after he conducted. He was very gifted and didn’t use sheet music. I was very pleased that I was not only a huge classical music buff, but a huge M*A*S*H as well. He was friendly, open, and very approachable. He was also pleased that I knew the encore piece that the featured pianist played, because it wasn’t a well known piece.


3/2/2019 10:31:36 AM


no editing, my only issue with this site.

We watched it with our parents, and I liked Trap and Blake, but adored BJ and Potter


3/2/2019 11:26:32 AM

I was 13

I grew up in South Oklahoma City, in the late 70's, a local station started showing MASH reruns after the 10pm news, so from 10:30 to about 11:30pm was two episodes of MASH every weeknight except for Mon Night Football or a special Nightline with Ted Koppel. This is how our family got hooked on MASH, before then, we all thought it was just some "Army Show" like Hogans Heroes or the like??

By 83' watching reruns for 5 nights a week, we had slowly learned some of the different eras of MASH. But I was still shocked how Hawk was away for much of the last episode, or isolated as it were. Even then, I knew it was the end of an era in TV history and was sad to see it go. Thank God it continues on to this day in re-runs!

It takes me back to those after the late news nights when the whole family would watch the News/MASH and then retire to bed back when in the 70's and 80's!

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