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M*a*s*h

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    At last, after more than 35 years and hundreds of episodes, I finally managed to see the final two hours of the show this evening.
    What a great series it was; class script, class characters and class actors.
    A hard act to top, if ever there was one.
    One of the all-time classic comedy/dramas.

    Now just need to track down the last 'Cheers' episode! :biggrin:
     
  2. col

    col Veteran

    I never tire of watching this on gold,or what ever channel shows them,fantastic series,and we never used to miss cheers either when it was origionally on.:biggrin:
     
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I always liked it, not to the extent of taking 35 years to search out every episode :biggrin:

    I always found knowing it was very popular in the US annoying for some reason, as it annoys me a country I despise has decent people living there :biggrin:
     
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest


    Can't remember the episode but my favourite quote (probably misquote) from Cheers was from Norm when he walked into the bar from a severe snowstorm and was asked if Jack Frost was nipping at his nose, to which he replied along the lines of "yes, now let's get Jack (maybe it was Joe :biggrin:) beer nipping at my liver."

    Is that the most vague favourite quote/misquote ever? :biggrin:
     
  5. col

    col Veteran

    As he enters the pub...N o r m:biggrin:

    I vaguely remember that,but woody was my fave character.:biggrin:
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Cheers was also one of my favorites, a lot of the comedy situations you can see in many pubs/bars but exaggerated to make them funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Mash was great and although occassionally shmaltzy, it was also radical and above all, funny.
     
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    It was, and hence that is why I am disappointed it was loved by so many Americans. My prejudice does not like it :sad:;)
     
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    Hearing the theme songs to MASH and Cheers sends shivers down my back. Takes me right back to when I was young and innocent and the living was easy.

    My dad was the spitting image of Hawkeye :sad:. He still would be but Mr Alda has smaller bags under his eyes (with the help of the surgeons knife no?).
     
  10. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I'm wary of American telly too and find most of their comedy to be utterly stilted and naff (cf the appalling "Friends") but now and then a real gem comes along. Ladies and Gennelmen I give you: Boston Legal. Very funny, very intelligent (even by our standards) and it's got Capt Kirk in it!
     
  11. Arrested Development is dry, nasty and very funny
     
  12. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    +1 to that. It also doesn't have any of The Office/Curb you Enthusiasm cringe hell.

    I was a huge fan of MASH. My external hard drive is called The Swamp after their tent.
     
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Yeah, it's great. Paid a fortune to get it on DVD as it stands up to repeated viewing. Got most of MASH as well.
     
  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    MASH was staple Wednesday night watching for most of my secondary school life.

    The film is rubbish though.
     
  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Disagree there.

    I saw the film when it came out and was very disappointed when the TV version turned out to be a sanitised imitation, with none of the black humour of the original.

    Too much of a cosy sitcom for me.