M.A.S.H.


#1

Frankly I am getting a little peeved watching the commercials tells us the high ideals the cast had for doing the show. Now I was a faithful watcher but every time I read some actor trying to give high value reasons for doing it falls flat for me.


#2

Agreed

My only contribution is that when I was in Korea (78-79) we set up were the original MASH unit set up on one of our field exercises…


#3

I agree, also. The show was hilariously funny…until they started being directed by Alda, etc., who invariably injected their left-wing politics into the stories. “High ideals” my aunt’s fanny.


#4

Leftists are like that. They cannot NOT make whatever they are involved in, political.

The original MASH, the book, was mildly Leftist - it was to ridicule the absurdity of war. And it’s true; there’s a lot of absurdity in the field in war. Or in the barracks and onboard ships in peacetime.

There’s a lot of absurdity in General Motors or Microsoft, too. It’s the nature of bureaucracy.

But Alda, once it was his baby, ran hard with it. I haven’t watched an episode since 1980 and I have no intention of doing so now.