On the 28th of February 1983 the final episode of M*A*S*H aired on US TV.
Constantly repeated the series followed the work of a M.A.S.H., Medical Army Surgical Hospital, unit during the Korean war.
The series started in 1972 and was a spin off from the film and book .The US was still involved in the war in Vietnam and the bitter sweet comedy became immensely successful.
The theme tune was also a top hit, Suicide is Painless.
Great TV show. Klinger and Radar were stand out characters in terms of modern day interpretations of autism for example.
When the film came out, me and my friend were 15 years old – so, allegedly under age to see it. We were uppity, politically minded young people – we wanted to see this film – so, we did.
That film is the kind of thing where censorship can prevent information and knowledge of the reality of a situation from getting out into the world.
I believe that a film such as that, can help with the development of awareness in the young.
Then I watched the series when that came out. Not as hard – hitting, played more for laughs, but still some solid stuff in there.
By the by – welcome back Dream Angus.