"M*A*S*H" airs weekdays on TV Land and Me TV and can be streamed on Hulu
One of the most decorated sitcoms in television history, “M*A*S*H” came forth at a time when the genre was raising the bar for intelligent content.
At a time when landmark comedies such as “All in the Family,” “Maude” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” were breaking new ground in terms of contemporary social commentary, “M*A*S*H” used a 1950s backdrop of hijinks at a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War to make its point about war at a time when the Vietnam War was ongoing in the early 1970s.
Of course, the series outlasted the conflict in Vietnam and ran much longer than the war in Korea but it remained one of TV’s highest-rated series throughout its 1972-83 run on CBS. And its ensemble cast of Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Harry Morgan, McLean Stevenson, Larry Linville and David Ogden Stiers all became forever associated with the “M*A*S*H” name.
“M*A*S*H” airs weekdays on TV Land and Me TV and can be streamed on Hulu.