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Then Colonel Sherman T. Potter arrives to take over command of the 4077. Not only are Frank and Hot Lips outraged that Frank has lost his command so quickly, but Hawkeye and B.J. know that a Â"liferÂ" Army commander could spell big trouble for them. But then a single reminiscence from Potter puts the docs at ease: Â"Had a still on Guam in World War II. One night it blew up. ThatÂ's how I got my Purple Heart.Â"
Reporting for duty in season 4 is Mike Farrell as B.J. Hunnicutt, a welcome replacement for the departed Wayne Rogers. In the Emmy-winning season opener, "Welcome to Korea," Hawkeye (Alan Alda) takes the overwhelmed B.J. under his wing. By episode's end, he is drunk and addressing the insufferable "head twerp" Major Burns (Larry Linville) as "ferret face." The second episode brings a "Change of Command" with the arrival of Henry Morgan as Col. Potter, "regular Army," but compassionate and capable. The Gelbart years were distinguished by the deft balancing of comedy and drama (M*A*S*H is that rare comedy series that plays better without a laugh track, which this set offers as a viewing option). In the Gelbart-directed episode "Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?," a wounded bomber pilot identifies himself as Jesus Christ. Gelbart also directed and co-wrote "Hawkeye," an Alda tour de force in which Hawkeye takes refuge with a non-English-speaking South Korean family after overturning his jeep and sustaining a concussion, requiring him to talk nonstop to keep from losing consciousness. The departure of key creative and ensemble personnel would be enough to fatally wound a lesser series, but M*A*S*H would solider on. --Donald Liebenson
I love Mash the series. I can watch it over and over again and it still makes me laugh. I purchased the first six seasons and In the near future, I will purchase the last five... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Mary L.
DVD doesn't have play all option so you have to select each episode separately.Published 1 month ago by Chris
Love M*A*S*H This DVD is VERY GOOD Thanks for The Fast Service.Published 1 month ago by REACT Unit-1
DVD set arrived quickly. Been enjoying it a lot. Big time Mash fan.Published 1 month ago by Karen Poehlein
Excellent condition and quick shipment/ delivery (did not pay extra). I would've liked for the price to have been under $10, but we enjoy the series and felt it worth the cost. Read morePublished 2 months ago by DeAnna Forbes