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I miss MASH

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by casty33, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I have seen episodes, and like many of the sitcoms of the 70s & 80s, it wasn't really funny. The movie was, but the show? People got invested in the characters, but I never laughed. I admit I haven't seen nearly all of them.
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The movie was awesome. I still refer often to "The Pros from Dover."
  3. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Blake or Potter?
    Trapper or Honeycutt?
    Charles or Frank Burns Eats Worms?
  4. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    I grew up watching MASH, and one of my favorite memories of going to Washington, D.C., was getting to see the MASH exhibit at the Smithsonian.
    We have METV here, and I get to take in an episode here and there. Does the show hold up? I think most definitely so.
    And every single time this beat crime reporter sees the Henry Blake dies episode, I tear up.
    Every single time, going back to the original airing.
  5. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    It wasn't supposed to be a slapstick comedy.
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Potter, Honeycutt and Charles were the "B" team. I don't watch those reruns.
  7. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Potter could hang with the originals, IMO.
  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    As could Honeycutt, IMO.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    So was I, but between the ages of 6 and 11 (before it sort of faded into the background on reruns) I saw damn near every episode. Maybe I didn't get all the subtleties of it, but we watched the hell out of that show when it was on in early 80s syndication.
  10. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't know why I didn't watch it in syndication when I was a kid, especially coming from a military family.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I prefer Potter and Honeycutt, but Frank Burns is way better than Charles.
  12. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    OK, but there were comedies that were slapstick (Night Court, Perfect Strangers) and others that were just kind of nice (Who's the Boss, Bewitched, Growing Pains, Facts of Life, Different Strokes). To me the best were funny and got you to care about the characters - (Taxi, Cheers, Cosby, I Love Lucy), and MASH was in the middle category.
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