An analysis of the final episode of tv series mash

Several POWslocked in a makeshift pen in the compound, are unable to get to safety until Father Francis Mulcahy lets them out. Spearchucker tells his teammates they have to get Super Bug out of the game.

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (TV series episode)

Almost immediately thereafter, the camp is attacked with mortars. The average audience — the number of viewers who were actually watching during the average minute of the finale — stands at a somewhat lower[ 6 ].

Burns crashes into some boxes of Tampax while Trapper grimaces in pain as he grips his right hand with his left. The next to leave is the colonel, who rides out of camp one last time on his beloved horse Sophie. The bus later pulls off the road and everyone is told to stay quiet so they would not be discovered by the enemy.

He enters the tent as they smirk and giggle and tells them all he knows they were talking about him. Cultural reaction and impact[ edit ] The anticipation before the airing of Goodbye, Farewell and Amen was almost unprecedented, especially for a regular television series in contrast to awards shows, sporting events, or special events.

Spearchucker enters the game for the th and returns the 2nd half kickoff for a touchdown. But Freedman, deciding that Pierce is ready to be released, sends him back to the th promising to check up on him periodically. Hawkeye returns shortly thereafter to find a new batch of wounded in the camp and that his roommate and best friend has gone home.

Most-Watched Television Broadcasts in U. Hawkeye says they were screaming like chickens, and jokes about chickens taking the bus. Hawkeye says ok, puts the Jeep in gear and roars out of the compound. About then, Colonel Blake returns to camp and Radar directs him over to the window of the mess tent, behind where Hawkeye and Burns are sitting.

Colonel Blake seems to empathize with the fact that most of his men and women there at the th are draftees, they have very stressful jobs trying to save lives, and therefore he does very little by way of asserting discipline to keep his staff at the mobile hospital in line with military regulations.

Potter is not amused by this and decides that Hawkeye needs to see Sidney again. Another enlisted man is trying to write it all down, but misses most of it. During the late half of the show the casualties come in heavy, including Frank Burns, who suffers a strangulated hernia.

The best scenes feature the leading characters bunking together to save firewood, which benefit from a definite slumber party vibe. Major Burns is tending to a male patient who suddenly goes into cardiac arrest. The mortar attacks continue and Potter, believing it is because of the abandoned tank that destroyed the latrine and remains in the compound, calls I Corps headquarters, demanding answers.

It still stands as the most-watched finale of any television series, [4] as well as the most-watched episode. I wish that had been the template. However, the colonel agrees after B. She tells him that Major Burns does not think much of the nurses, to which Hawkeye responds that Burns is a lousy surgeon and an idiot.

Radar tells the captains he will change the identification number on the stolen Jeep, just before Colonel Blake orders him to do that. From untilGoodbye, Farewell and Amen remained the most watched television broadcast in American history, [2] passed only in total viewership but not in ratings or share in February by Super Bowl XLIV.

He tells Hawkeye to come quick, that the new chest cutter has arrived. Colonel Potter decides to have everyone talk about what they will be doing after the war.

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Apparently non-blondes are ok with him after all. Moments later, an announcement is relayed to the camp: The field is well manicured green grass and well marked.Season 11, Episode 16 Goodbye, Farewell and Amen First Aired: February 28, The series finale finds the staff of the th going their separate ways when the war sputters to an end in the.

the series lasted much longer than the actual korean war. The series spent 11 years telling the story of Army doctors and nurses dealing with a. Set during the Korean War, two surgeons, Captains "Hawkeye" Pierce and "Duke" Forrest, join the th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH), located three miles from the front lines.

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Both are draftees and care little for military protocols and conventions. of 24 results for "mash final episode" Click Try in your search results to watch thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership.

M*A*S*H - Goodbye, Farewell & Amen. The series ended several years later with a final episode that obtained the record of most watched episode of a television series ever. The fame of M*A*S*H had reached a / Goodbye, Farewell and Amen is a television film that served as the th and final episode of the American television series M*A*S*H.

Closing out the series' 11th season, the 2 hour episode first aired on CBS on February 28, Directed by: Alan Alda.

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An analysis of the final episode of tv series mash
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