Watch our exclusive interviews with the M*A*S*H cast

Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and more discuss the historic M*A*S*H finale and the impact of the show.

As part of our celebration of the M*A*S*H finale, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," MeTV sat down with actors and creators from the pioneering series. Stars Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell and Jamie Farr share their thoughts and feelings about crafting this piece of television history. (Note: William Christopher has since passed away since our interview.)

Writers Burt Metcalfe, Ken Levin, David Isaacs, Thad Mumford and more also give insight into the creative process.

Enjoy these online extras as MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale on Veterans Day.

Watch the M*A*S*H Finale on Thursday, November 11, at 7PM | 6C on MeTV!


War's Cost to the Characters

The cast and creative team of 'M*A*S*H' speak about how the show's finale highlighted how the Korean War experience would have lifelong effects on each member of the 4077th.

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A Bittersweet End

The cast and creative team of 'M*A*S*H' speak about the bittersweet experience of filming the series' finale, working on a set fraught with raw emotions

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Final Goodbyes 

The cast and creative team of 'M*A*S*H' reminisce on the series' final goodbyes.

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A Series Ends

The cast and creative team of 'M*A*S*H' speak about the decision to have the series' finale take place at the end of the Korean War.

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The Studio Fire

The cast and creative team of 'M*A*S*H' speak about how a fire at the studio allowed for an expanded storyline and running time for the series' finale.

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The Thankful Vet

Gary Burghoff shares his most memorable story related to the series 'M*A*S*H.'

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War Stories

The cast and creative team of 'M*A*S*H' speak about how real-life incidents of the Korean War surfaced in the writing of the series.

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An Existential Paradox

Writer Ken Levine explains that 'M*A*S*H,' in his mind, is the great existential comedy/paradox, an environment in which people are forced against their will to save lives in a war zone.

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A National Phenomenon

The cast and creative team of 'M*A*S*H' speak about the phenomenon of the series' finale, which drew astonishing viewership.

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Chris 24 days ago
Good Morning Fellow MeTVers
I have an ax to grind, maybe 2. I just heard Columbo will be retired, however the "light-hearted" take on the Nazi's - Hogans Heros continues to plague the air waves. When will enough MeTV fans say enough is enough? The Swastika, no matter who designed it centuries, ago symbolizes terror, pain, death and the most darkest corners of one's soul ever imagined, yet Bing Crosby's studio felt it was fine to exploite it for comedy. I am not a woke-type individual, I have been insulted and offended for 40 years. Please MeTV viewers, lend your voice to mine and ask MeTV to retire the insensitive, unfunny Hogan's Heros!!

baddab1 26 days ago
when the movie was presented to the american public originally, the military had worked out a deal with the producers and we watched the movie IN KOREA commercial free 1 week prior to its airing here in the states....watching it for only the 2nd time since its original airing in korea tonight, 38 later, just like it was at the end of the movie was very emotional remembering several people in my house off base watching with me and how the chicken incident really hit home then and now...I've loved m*a*s*h since the initial movie when radar was the ONLY member of the movie that went on to the weekly show...he made the comment about the reality of how it was...my dad said the same thing to me one night in the late 80s when I was home and we were watching tour of duty when he said that show was the most realistic and most like what it was when he was in viet nam...its ALWAYS great when the writers and producers do their investigation and get the shows as real or close to real as possible...william christopher commented on type cast...he has appeared on gomer pyle, and hogans heroes as both a member of the heroes and once as a german soldier and I saw him on something once as a priest...
Michael 26 days ago
So a rerun. Not just the interviews, but this story. It should be marked as such.
Pacificsun Michael 26 days ago
To the point of the specific article:
Enjoy these online extras as MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale on Veterans Day. (Not very long, but interesting). I assume they're clips from the extended interview

To the point of the MASH time slot (from 7:30pm to 10pm in our marketplace). That would be a 2 hr finale plus a 30 minute interview, is how I read it.

Our affiliate delayed it: Watch the M*A*S*H Finale rerun, on Thursday, November 11, at 7PM | 6C on MeTV!
LoveMETV22 Michael 26 days ago
It appears they recycled the story from a couple of years ago and updated or added info for this viewing. The 24 months ago comments are a giveaway, they've done that on a few stories from time to time.
baddab1 Michael 26 days ago
did you think they filed a finale movie last year for it???? think man think...half the original cast is no longer with us...this movie originally aired in early 83 I believe because I was in korea at the time and watched it thru a deal worked out by the dod and producers for the movie to air for us serving in korea 1 week prior to its airing here in the usa and would otherwise not get to see it for who knows how long...
LoveMETV22 26 days ago
A Thank You to all current and past service members for all your effort(s).
Shines417 25 months ago
I remember that after the final episode aired in LA,it was immediately aired in Korea on Armed Forces TV.
baddab1 Shines417 26 days ago
actually we saw it 1 week before it aired in the usa...I was there at the time
birddog 25 months ago
Did I Miss something on the final goodbye on mash? I didn't see Radar!! Holly smokes anyone Help!!
msdemos birddog 24 months ago
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No, you didn't miss anything.....Radar was back in Ottumwa, Iowa by this point, so why would he come back to Korea....only to then have to say goodbye (AGAIN!!) ??

https://www.cityofottumwa.com/

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Bryson birddog 21 months ago
Radars uncle Ed passed away and Radar was granted a hardship discharge well before the finale. 🙂
Pacificsun birddog 26 days ago
That's where I'm confused. How could he be in the finales if he'd already gone home. And yet I see him there as part of the promo's. Is that somebody's flashback, it would be hard to imagine a finales without him.
Pacificsun birddog 26 days ago
But I saw him in the promo ... how'd that happen.
birddog Pacificsun 26 days ago
The magic of MeTV RRR
birddog Pacificsun 26 days ago
So was I last year when I watched it. Without Radar How could that be??
baddab1 birddog 26 days ago
radar was in the interviews bu not in the final movie since he left the show halfway thru its run
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