Saturday, December 6, 2014

M*A*S*H Ad: "What's Up, Doc?"
Now this is weird--for this ad promoting Season 6's "What's Up, Doc?", someone made the effort to dig up a picture of Beeson Carroll as Donald Penobscott (oh, excuse me, Lt. Col Donald Penobscott), even though he doesn't appear in the episode! Obviously the ad guy in charge felt the potential viewers needed a little more context to fully understand what they were going to watch.

Even stranger is, they chose Carroll as Penobscott, even though actor Mike Henry had played the Lt. Colonel more recently, in an episode from the very same season as this one.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

M*A*S*H Drinking Glass

I found this on eBay a few years ago...I have no idea where these were offered or who made them. Generally, these sorts of pop culture drinking glasses were sold at fast food restaurants, but I can't really picture Arby's deciding that teaming up with M*A*S*H was a great way to move some Big Beef N' Cheddars.

That said, this is a pretty nifty looking glass, and I know it was part of a set. I hope there's a Sidney one!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Entertainment Weekly - 12/5/14
In the 12/5/14 edition of Entertainment Weekly, there's an article recommending great Christmas-related entertainment, including five great Xmas-themed TV episodes. As you can see above, Season 9's "Death Takes A Holiday" made the list!

One other thing worth mentioning: check the color-coded key EW provides to help you find what streaming services you can see these shows on. Which ones is M*A*S*H on? That's right, none of them. C'mon, Netflix, get with it!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

M*A*S*H Ad - "Bug Out"
For once, a pretty accurate description of the episode, and no use of goofy photos of cast members spliced together!

"The Hot Ones"?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

M*A*S*H Ad - "Stars and Stripe"

I wonder how Wayne Rogers felt, having his M*A*S*H past so directly referenced, considering his fairly acrimonious departure. Considering what a great lead-in M*A*S*H was, for any show, he was probably okay with it!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TV Guide - 4/25/81

Yet another piece of M*A*S*H obscura courtesy Swamp Rat Russell Burbage, a 1981 edition of TV Guide featuring an extended article on the making of an episode of the show. Really interesting behind the scenes glimpse, capped off by an Al Hirschfeld cover. Not bad for 40 cents!

Thanks again Russell!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TV Guide - 9/10/83

Another piece of M*A*S*H obscura courtesy Swamp Rat Russell Burbage, here's a 1983 edition of TV Guide featuring an article on the new show, AfterM*A*S*H. Note the somewhat condescending tone in the article, I guess the writer just couldn't help themselves.

Thanks again Russell!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dynamite #19

Swamp Rat Russell Burbage sent me a box o'fun for my birthday a few months ago, including some M*A*S*H stuff, like this issue of everyone's favorite magazine, Dynamite!

 It might seem surprising that a magazine aimed at kids would so extensively cover what was an adult TV show, but I think it only underscores just how massively popular the show was at the time. Side note: it's funny that the only promo still Dynamite could get of Harry Morgan was when he was playing General Steele in Season 3's "The General Flipped At Dawn", not a shot of him as Col. Potter. No one said running a magazine would be easy.

Thanks Russell!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Seen on Comcast today.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

M*A*S*H 1978 Calendar

Newest Swamp Rat Michael Dumas sent in pics of this 1978 M*A*S*H Calendar, an item I had never seen before. Nowadays, calendars starring your favorite TV stars are commonplace, but I think this was still pretty rare back then. I'm amused that for the cover shot, they apparently couldn't find one that had Gary Burghoff smiling.

Thanks Mike!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

M*A*S*H: Marching On

Some intrepid M*A*S*H fan grabbed one second from every episode the show and made the ultimate M*A*S*H Super Cut!

My only complaint is that they totally grabbed the wrong second from "The Joker Is Wild."


Monday, May 26, 2014

Picture This: Gorseheart

How cute is this? Li'l M*A*S*H: Saturday Mornings this fall on CBS!

Check out more of the artist's work on her DeviantArt page!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pre-Op: Ain't Love Grand/April Fools

There are a couple of cool M*A*S*H sites on Tumblr--maybe there's a whole new generation of people discovering the show and expressing their love for it there, perhaps?

In any case, one of them, called "Your Eyes Are Sparkling Like Club Soda" (nice!), occasionally features some cool behind the scenes shots of the show being made. Uppermost you see Mike Farrell directing Season 7's "Ain't Love Grand?" and below that the cast shooting a scene from what I think is Season 8's "April Fools."

I love seeing shots like this, even if it does question my belief that the 4077th is real.

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