30 years ago, millions watched the last scene of this beloved show: M*A*S*H

  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
    As of February 28th, it become 30 years ago when millions watched the last scene of this beloved show

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M*A*S*H_(TV_series)

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    Mar 02, 2013 12:47 PM GMT
    I was one of them. It was a great show.
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    Mar 02, 2013 12:48 PM GMT
    Still one of the best endings of one of the best shows.

    I was 7 years old and I remember gathering around the TV and watching it with my family.
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    Mar 02, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
    I was exactly 1 month, and 1 day old! icon_lol.gif
    But I've watched the whole series since, and that last episode was really fantastic!

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 02, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
    Great show for sure!
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    Mar 02, 2013 1:04 PM GMT
    THAT was 30 years ago??!!.....crap, I feel old.
  • Marko89

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    Mar 02, 2013 1:26 PM GMT
    I remember seeing the ending of the show, while I can't claim to be part of the millions who viewed it originally at the time, I did see it through my teens, an loved every minute of it. :]
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    Mar 02, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    GordHunter saidTHAT was 30 years ago??!!.....crap, I feel old.


    Just wait until you hit your 50s. Fucking everything is 30 years ago.

    Loved MASH. My dead Hollywood bud once took me on his bicycle (what I called his Harley) out to the filming location. I didn't know where we were going but he surprised me. It's beautiful out there. Then lunch at this nice restaurant over looking the water, I think that was in Malibu, not sure. Then we took the beach road down to Venice beach. That was a nice day. And soon enough that will have been 30 years ago too.

    Time as perpetual motion.

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    Mar 02, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    Great show with a great ending. I can't believe I was only 16 when that aired. I feel old now.
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    Mar 02, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    I was at Michigan State at the time. Apparently at commercial break the water pressure of the entire campus dropped significantly.
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    Mar 02, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    TheQuest saidStill one of the best endings of one of the best shows.

    I was 7 years old and I remember gathering around the TV and watching it with my family.


    Good ending, but nothing will ever top the last scene of Newhart.
  • rnch

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    Mar 02, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    Then, and now, I find the series finale to be overwrought, drama filled and in need to be edited down to abut 60% of it's length.



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    Mar 02, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    It was the only TV show finale that was shown live in the quad at college, with huge attendance.

    Curiously, and perhaps because it was intended as a dig at Vietnam, aside from some pop cultural references M.A.S.H. never attempted to look "period," at least to me.
  • rnch

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    Mar 02, 2013 6:49 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    redsoxfan791 saidGood ending, but nothing will ever top the last scene of Newhart.

    yeah, that was pretty brilliant





    The first Bob Newhart show was an intelligent witty, well-written and acted ensemble show, aimed at adults and not "dumbed down" to the least common denominator of human beings, where no one person was hugely more important than the others. I did find the dentist character rather pithy, salf-abosrbed and obnoxious, but such are some people in the Real World.

    Viewing it today on MeTv, it still "holds up well". I am amazed at some of the sly, sexual zingers and innuendos that the writers & actors managed to slip past the sensors of the early/mid 1970's.

    The surprise ending of the second "Newhart" show, combining both series, is another example of the intelligent atmosphere of the comic genius of Bob Newhart/


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    Mar 02, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    I'm still crying over the end of "Small Wonder."
    Love you robot girl *waaaa* *waaaa*
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    Mar 02, 2013 8:47 PM GMT
    I watched the final episode of "Mash." It had a huge following.
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    Mar 02, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    I have most M*A*S*H episodes on DVD. The quality of the writing and acting in a TV comedy was second to none (with the possible exception of Frasier).
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    Mar 03, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    You must never have seen the Mary Tyler Moore show, then. Certainly in the top 5 of overall comedy writing (if not #1 itself).


    I did see MTM as a kid, but I was probably a bit too young fully to appreciate it.
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    Mar 03, 2013 11:03 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Ex_Mil8 saidI have most M*A*S*H episodes on DVD. The quality of the writing and acting in a TV comedy was second to none (with the possible exception of Frasier).

    You must never have seen the Mary Tyler Moore show, then. Certainly in the top 5 of overall comedy writing (if not #1 itself).


    I agree.
  • rnch

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    Mar 03, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI have most M*A*S*H episodes on DVD. The quality of the writing and acting in a TV comedy was second to none (with the possible exception of Frasier).



    View the first Bob Newhart Show on MeTv (or is it Antenna TV?) and you may revise your opinion.



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  • upsguy68

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    Mar 03, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
    Excellent tv show and I still watch it in reruns...........reliving my childhood in a sense!icon_lol.gif