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Memories of M*A*S*H
Memories of MASH title screen
"Memories of M*A*S*H" opening title screen.

Originally aired

November 25, 1991

Format

NTSC

Network/Country

CBS-TV (United States)

Hosted by:

Shelley Long

Interviews with/
footage featuring:

Alan Alda
Wayne Rogers
Loretta Swit
Gary Burghoff
Mike Farrell
Harry Morgan
Jamie Farr
William Christopher
David Ogden Stiers
Larry Gelbart
Gene Reynolds
McLean Stevenson
Larry Linville
Burt Metcalfe
Kellye Nakahara
Jeff Maxwell
G.W. Bailey
Charles S. Dubin
Clete Roberts

Related show(s):

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary Reunion Special

Runtime:

120 minutes

Director:

Michael Hirsch

Prodcuers:

Michael Hirsch, Burt Metcalfe & Gene Reynolds
(Executive producers)
Darci Fletchall
(Associate producer)
Joel Lipman & Donna K. Rutley
(co-producers)

Memories of M*A*S*H included brand-new interviews with the cast as well as producers, creators and guest-stars. The 90-minute retrospective aired on November 25, 1991 on CBS as part of its “Classic Weekend II,” which also included “The Bob Newhart 19th Anniversary Special” and “The Best of Ed Sullivan II.” Dozens of clips from over over sixty different episodes were shown. It was the brain-child of Michael Hirsch, who directed the special, and who was also responsible for "Making M*A*S*H" in 1981. The show coincided with the 20th anniversary of M*A*S*H. The broadcast ranked fourth for the week and helped CBS win the Thanksgiving “sweeps” week. A rebroadcast in August 1992 tied for 38th.

This first M*A*S*H "reunion" show special dedicated to the long running series was hosted by Cheers TV series star Shelley Long, (who appeared as a nurse in the Season 8 episode, "Bottle Fatigue" as Nurse Mendenhall).

The program consists of old clips from the show (of course), as well as all-new interviews from the entire cast and some of the producers, which included the show's creators, Gene Reynolds and Larry Gelbart (who were co-executive producers of the special with Hirsh), writers, such as Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who co-wrote three episodes with Mary Kay Place and two on her own, and Dr. Walter Dishell, M.D., who served as a medical advisor to the series, as well as for Trapper John, M.D.. Some crew members are also interviewed about their memories of their involvement with the Emmy Award winning series.

Each cast member was interviewed individually, which didn't actually make it a "reunion" exactly. It was more of a "documentary", but viewers got to see all of the regular cast members, including McLean Stevenson (who died in 1996) and Larry Linville (who died in 2000) talking about the show, all still alive, for one last time.

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