Posts Tagged ‘Trapper John’

The Doctors Are In

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

RemingtonWhen City Hospital premiered in 1952, it set off the medical genre for prime time television.  Naturally, shows about medical implications offer drama that, in the right hands, captivate audiences.


Visitors at the 4077th

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

RemingtonM*A*S*H was a powerhouse show for CBS from 1972 to 1983, depicting the adventures of the fictional Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 4077 staff during the Korean War.  Guest stars populated M*A*S*H, later becoming fixtures of other CBS shows.


Jim Rockford, Meet Richie Brockelman

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

RemingtonSome television spinoffs do very well.


Laverne & Shirley.

The Jeffersons.

Others, not so much.


A Soldier’s Story

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

RemingtonM*A*S*H had several memorable characters.  Klinger dressed like a woman to get a discharge from the Army based on a Section 8.  Hawkeye used humor, usually bathed in sarcasm, as an emotional defense mechanism to protect his psyche from getting fully pummeled by the barrage of wounded soldiers.  Charles Emerson Winchester III exuded superiority, based on his privileged upbringing.


“M*A*S*H” Is Anti-War But Not Antiseptic

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

On September 17, 1972, CBS introduced television viewers to M*A*S*H, a half-hour comedy filmed with a laugh track and set in an Army hospital situated approximately three miles from the front lines of the Korean War.  The M*A*S*H acronym stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.