History Series / Mash

27th Apr '16 11:44:08 PM Mdumas43073
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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. (The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by Creator/TheBBC in the UK, and the [=DVDs=] on both sides of the pond offer the option to watch the shows with or without the canned laughter intact.)

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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. (The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by Creator/TheBBC in the UK, and the [=DVDs=] on both sides of the pond offer the option to watch the shows with or without the canned laughter intact.it.)
27th Apr '16 11:43:39 PM Mdumas43073
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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. (The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by Creator/TheBBC in the UK, and the [=DVDs=] on both sides of the pond offer the option to watch the shows with or without the laugh track intact.)

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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. (The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by Creator/TheBBC in the UK, and the [=DVDs=] on both sides of the pond offer the option to watch the shows with or without the laugh track canned laughter intact.)
27th Apr '16 11:43:11 PM Mdumas43073
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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. (The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by Creator/TheBBC in the UK, and the [=DVDs=] of the series offer the option to watch the shows with or without the laugh track intact.)

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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. (The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by Creator/TheBBC in the UK, and the [=DVDs=] on both sides of the series pond offer the option to watch the shows with or without the laugh track intact.)
27th Apr '16 11:41:12 PM Mdumas43073
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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by the BBC in the UK. (The [=DVDs=] of the series offer the option to watch the shows with or without the laugh track intact.)

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Other ways in which the series changed how the SitCom was perceived was by its use (or disuse) of the LaughTrack, commonly imposed by the networks if a studio audience was not going to be present at the episodes' filming. The show's creators grudgingly accepted the laugh track, but soon imposed rules on when it was not to be used (during any of the operating room scenes), and dropped it entirely in certain nontypical episodes. Eventually they abandoned it entirely. The (The laugh track was never used when the series was broadcast by the BBC Creator/TheBBC in the UK. (The UK, and the [=DVDs=] of the series offer the option to watch the shows with or without the laugh track intact.)
25th Apr '16 2:25:09 AM Mdumas43073
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Considering that [[Literature/{{Mash}} the original novel]] consisted mostly of the characters engaging in WackyFratboyHijinx and boasting about [[AManIsNotAVirgin how much sex they have]], and showed [[ValuesDissonance a truly awful degree of sexism]],[[note]]"Trapper" got his nickname for using a train toilet to take advantage of his prom date and nobody seems to care that this may have been rape as long as he 'got some'; 'Me Lay' is famous for using his absurdly crass pick-up line, "Me lay, you lay," to acquire a stupendous 'batting average'; the ''doctors''' only interest in the epileptic whore down at the local brothel is in how much fun it is to have your penis inside her when she has a seizure; the reputation of the unit depends in part on the size of the dentist's male organ; the list goes on and on.[[/note]] to produce such a long, successful and at times thoughtful series is a fine example of PragmaticAdaptation, a very nice change in a world full of AdaptationDecay. Of course, Dr. Richard Hornberger, one-half of the writing team behind the pseudonymous author of the original book and kinda probably [[AuthorAvatar the model for Hawkeye]], didn't see it that way, and was [[CreatorBacklash known to rant about it]] at length (in a sequel, ''MASH Mania'', he has his version of Hawkeye remark how he enjoys going down to the State University to "kick the shit out of a few liberals").

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Considering that [[Literature/{{Mash}} the original novel]] consisted mostly of the characters engaging in WackyFratboyHijinx {{wacky fratboy hijinx}} and boasting about [[AManIsNotAVirgin how much sex they have]], and have]] (and showed [[ValuesDissonance a truly awful degree of sexism]],[[note]]"Trapper" sexism]][[note]]"Trapper" got his nickname for using a train toilet to take advantage of his prom date and nobody seems to care that this may have been rape as long as he 'got some'; 'Me Lay' is famous for using his absurdly crass pick-up line, "Me lay, you lay," to acquire a stupendous 'batting average'; the ''doctors''' only interest in the epileptic whore down at the local brothel is in how much fun it is to have your penis inside her when she has a seizure; the reputation of the unit depends in part on the size of the dentist's male organ; the list goes on and on.[[/note]] to boot), to produce such a long, successful and at times thoughtful series is a fine example of PragmaticAdaptation, a very nice change in a world full of AdaptationDecay. Of course, Dr. Richard Hornberger, one-half of the writing team behind the pseudonymous author of the original book and kinda probably [[AuthorAvatar the model for Hawkeye]], didn't see it that way, and was [[CreatorBacklash known to rant about it]] at length (in a sequel, ''MASH Mania'', he has his version of Hawkeye remark how he enjoys going down to the State University to "kick the shit out of a few liberals").
25th Apr '16 2:22:48 AM Mdumas43073
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Considering that [[Literature/{{Mash}} the original novel]] consisted mostly of young doctors boasting about [[AManIsNotAVirgin how much sex they have]] and shows [[ValuesDissonance a truly awful degree of sexism]], [[note]]"Trapper" got his nickname for using a train toilet to take advantage of his prom date and nobody seems to care that this may have been rape as long as he 'got some'; 'Me Lay' is famous for using his absurdly crass pick-up line, "Me lay, you lay," to acquire a stupendous 'batting average'; the ''doctors''' only interest in the epileptic whore down at the local brothel is in how much fun it is to have your penis inside her when she has a seizure; the reputation of the unit depends in part on the size of the dentist's male organ; the list goes on and on.[[/note]] to produce such a long, successful and at times thoughtful series is a fine example of PragmaticAdaptation, a very nice change in a world full of AdaptationDecay. Of course, Dr. Richard Hornberger, one-half of the writing team behind the pseudonymous author of the original book and kinda probably [[AuthorAvatar the model for Hawkeye]], didn't see it that way, and was [[CreatorBacklash known to rant about it]] at length (in a sequel, ''MASH Mania'', he has his version of Hawkeye remark how he enjoys going down to the State University to "kick the shit out of a few liberals").

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Considering that [[Literature/{{Mash}} the original novel]] consisted mostly of young doctors the characters engaging in WackyFratboyHijinx and boasting about [[AManIsNotAVirgin how much sex they have]] have]], and shows showed [[ValuesDissonance a truly awful degree of sexism]], [[note]]"Trapper" sexism]],[[note]]"Trapper" got his nickname for using a train toilet to take advantage of his prom date and nobody seems to care that this may have been rape as long as he 'got some'; 'Me Lay' is famous for using his absurdly crass pick-up line, "Me lay, you lay," to acquire a stupendous 'batting average'; the ''doctors''' only interest in the epileptic whore down at the local brothel is in how much fun it is to have your penis inside her when she has a seizure; the reputation of the unit depends in part on the size of the dentist's male organ; the list goes on and on.[[/note]] to produce such a long, successful and at times thoughtful series is a fine example of PragmaticAdaptation, a very nice change in a world full of AdaptationDecay. Of course, Dr. Richard Hornberger, one-half of the writing team behind the pseudonymous author of the original book and kinda probably [[AuthorAvatar the model for Hawkeye]], didn't see it that way, and was [[CreatorBacklash known to rant about it]] at length (in a sequel, ''MASH Mania'', he has his version of Hawkeye remark how he enjoys going down to the State University to "kick the shit out of a few liberals").
13th Apr '16 2:26:40 PM CaptEquinox
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** The Bell 47G is the only helicopter that really makes that chirp-chirp-chirp sound as the drive belts disengage. It's become a well-known [[https://www.airwarriors.com/community/index.php?threads/helicopter-movie-cliches.13560/ helicopter movie cliche]].
13th Apr '16 2:06:48 PM CaptEquinox
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** [=McLean=] Stevenson famously did a cameo on ''The Cher Show'' as Henry Blake after "Abyssinia, Henry" aired, sitting in a smoking rubber raft and yelling, "I'm okay!". It can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxmvqrCNwH8 here]]. Over the years, people misremembered the show as ''TheCarolBurnettShow''.

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** [=McLean=] Stevenson famously did a cameo on ''The Cher Show'' as Henry Blake after "Abyssinia, Henry" aired, sitting in a smoking rubber raft and yelling, "I'm okay!". It can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxmvqrCNwH8 here]]. Over the years, people misremembered the show as ''TheCarolBurnettShow''. [[http://www.mash4077tv.com/2016/03/18/found-mclean-stevenson-in-a-raft-on-cher-in-1975/ The story of the clip can be found here]].
5th Apr '16 12:53:05 PM Mdumas43073
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* YourCheatingHeart: The episode "Hanky Panky" has HappilyMarried BJ "falling off the fidelity wagon" while comforting a lovelorn nurse, while in "War Co-Repondent" he nearly embarks on a more serious affair with a visiting reporter.

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* YourCheatingHeart: A fair amount of this is depicted on the show. Probably TruthInTelevision for a lot of people [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder away at war]].
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The episode "Hanky Panky" has HappilyMarried BJ "falling off the fidelity wagon" while comforting a lovelorn nurse, while in "War Co-Repondent" he nearly embarks on a more serious affair with a visiting reporter.



** Trapper and Henry were more or less casually adulterous in the early years, and of course Frank had a long term extramarital dalliance with Margaret. Probably TruthInTelevision for a lot of people away at war.

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** Trapper and Henry were more or less casually adulterous in the early years, and of course Frank had a long term extramarital dalliance with Margaret. Probably TruthInTelevision for a lot of people away at war.
2nd Apr '16 11:20:38 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ProstheticLimbReveal: In the episode "Dreams", Hawkeye dreams that he's taking a test and the proctor tells Winchester to remove Hawkeye's arms, which are then tossed onto a pile. Then Hawkeye is supposed to operate on an injured Korean boy, but can't because he doesn't have arms. In the context of the dream, Hawkeye doesn't have real arms, which is revealed when Winchester removes them. It symbolizes Hawkeye's frustration at his inability to make any real changes to the war.
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