No doubt about it, but M*A*S*H is one of the greatest television shows of all time! Not just because the series finale STILL holds the record for the “largest audience to ever watch a scripted program on American television”. But also because of the numerous awards the show, its creators and cast earned! This Korean War-set show revolutionized the comedy and drama television world as we know it. With that, take a look at some of the most thrilling tidbits that have been kept under wraps for some 40 years!
The hit show was based on a book
In 1968, Richard Hooker penned the book MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The plot is about a fictional American Mobile Army Surgical Hospital based in Korea during the Korean War. The genre of the book was considered, drama, war and comedy. And yes, it was this book that was the sole inspiration for the former hit TV show M*A*S*H.