Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daily News Herald - 7/15/82

Pretty self-explanatory--M*A*S*H rules!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Lowell, MA Sun - 3/18/75

Obsessed as I am now with finding new things to post here, and having concluded the run of episode adverts I had, I went searching for M*A*S*H-related newspaper articles.

This one is, of course, all about McLean Stevenson's final episode on the show. This article ran the day of "Abyssinia, Henry"--March 18, 1975--which means people read it before the episode in question aired.

Now check the copy, especially the last line: they give away the ending!! One of the biggest shocks ever delivered by a TV show, and this newspaper article gives it away to anyone familiar with the movie Mr. Roberts. I cannot imagine how furious I would have been, either as a viewer or a member of the M*A*S*H staff--if I had seen that. And since a lot of these types of articles were written by the AP or a similar outfit, its possible this piece ran in other newspapers, as well. Sheesh!

I'm happy to report I found quite a few interesting(?) newspaper articles related to the show, so check back here often as I'll be posting them regularly!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "AfterM*A*S*H"

I know CBS meant well, but re-running the classic "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" just one week before the premiere of AfterM*A*S*H was really putting the latter show behind the eightball.

This is the last "M*A*S*H Ad" in my collection; I hope everyone had as much fun seeing these pieces of 4077th Obscura as much as I did!

Friday, June 10, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "Springtime"

I find it interesting that the write-up bothered to mention that guest-star Mary Kay Place co-wrote the script of this episode. Pre-auteur TV, scriptwriters' existence were barely acknowledged.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "Our Finest Hour"

M*A*S*H's one and only "clip show."

Monday, June 6, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "Oh, How We Danced"

"Klinger catches it surreptitiously on tape"? Er, no...other than that, pretty good description of the episode!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "The More I See You"

Not an ad, exactly, but who cares, especially when discussing one of my all-time favorite episodes...

Friday, June 3, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "Morale Victory"

What is it with the Klinger-in-a-tux shot??

Thursday, June 2, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "Heal Thyself"

For once, a pretty accurate and non-goofy description of the episode!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

M*A*S*H Ad: "Letters"

A generic picture, but a very charming one!

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