M*A*S*H Episodes

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M*A*S*H Episode: "O.R."

Season 3, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: A seriocomic episode (and the first without a laugh track) is set in the operating room, where the doctors are overwhelmed by casualties. Maj. Freedman: Allan Arbus. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Gene Reynolds' direction earned an Emmy, and the script by Larry Gelbart and Laurence Marks won a Writers Guild Award.
Original Air Date: Oct 8, 1974
Guest Cast Orlando Dole: Ethiopian Soldier Jeanne Schulherr: Anesthetist Bobby Herbeck: Patient

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Premiered: September 17, 1972, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A beloved, multi-Emmy-winning series about Army surgeons cutting up amid the Korean War. 'War is hell. So is TV,' said Larry Gelbart, who developed the series for TV from the 1970 Robert Altman film. ' 'M*A*S*H' and the medium,' Gelbart added, 'were made for each other.' For 11 years (10 in the Top 20), the show deftly blended sharp, thoughtful humor with moving scenes of dedicated, stressed doctors trying to save lives---while clinging to their own sanity---in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

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