Watch the history-making M*A*S*H finale November 11 on MeTV

See "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" with cast interviews on Veterans Day.

Tune in Monday, November 11, at 7PM | 6C for MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale. See the complete final episode, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," along with exclusive interviews with the cast and creators of M*A*S*H.

Were you there in 1983, parked in front of the TV, possibly in fatigues or army drab, maybe with a cockeyed fishing cap atop your head, drinking a martini, cracking open a tin of SPAM, and maybe even shedding a tear or two?

If so, you were part of the majority. In fact, you were part of television history.

The two and a half hour M*A*S*H series finale, titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," drew an estimated 105.9 million viewers (60.2% of households) around the globe; by its tenth season the show had grown into a worldwide phenomenon.

"Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" was directed by the series’ star Alan Alda, who was also on the team of writers who scripted the finale. In it, the Korean War was at long last drawing to a close (media types and late-night comedians couldn’t help but observe that the series ran a decade; more than three times longer than the war itself) and the crew of the 4077 were preparing for re-entry stateside.

Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce, however, was trying to hold on to his last shreds of sanity. Years of witnessing unthinkable bloodshed and keeping the darkness at bay with wisecracks, dry martinis and the solace of nurses, finally take their toll on Pierce and he suffers a breakdown. It’s gripping stuff, and he fights his way back, reconstructing a terrible series of recent events with the help of the recurring Dr. Sidney Freedman.

As the camp says its goodbyes during one final party, it’s quite clear that the emotion conveyed by these actors is real as it gets, onscreen or off — the cast is not only reciting their lines, but they’re closing up shop after an incredible, history-making television run.

You’re looking at family here, and it’s hard not to be overcome in a similar wave of emotion.

Learn more about this milestone below — or test your memory before watching it again!

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QUIZ: How well do you remember the M*A*S*H finale?

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EmBee 9 months ago
A couple of things. First, I thought (or more like hoping) that the war would end and they would go home and we would see them reacclimate (or not) back into their old lives. We would meet people like Hawkeye's dad and the Winchesters etc. (of course there was the disaster, AfterMASH). Second, to all the fools out there that say the war was only 3 years long and the series was 11, it wasn't intended to be a chronology of the war. In fact we see things out of sequence. Potter showed up in 1952 yet in a later ep they DO chronolize all of 1951. another covered the exact 30mins (or 23) of the actual episode. So quit worrying about the timeline folks. It's a fictional tv show.
Ilenewm 10 months ago
I can't wait to see that episode again! It was such a tearjerker. 😢
TmKap 10 months ago
They have some nerve showing this piece of trash on Vet's Day. A series that denigrated veterans during a time that the veterans of that period had been spat at and shunned. Alda is a worthless puke who did about as much as Hanoi Jane to harm the psyche of returning vets.

-- 26 year veteran
Corey 10 months ago
I believe that Goodbye, Farewell and Amen was not the last M*A*S*H episode that was filmed but the episode before with the time capsule.
harlow1313 10 months ago
Considering the tone of the show, it seems a bit ironic to me.
teire 10 months ago
Nice that they are showing it for Veterans Dsy.
LucyImHome1951 10 months ago
Cool, It's not to often you see this episode in reruns. Thanks can't wait.
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