Some war stories were sure to be shared this weekend, as Alan Alda and Mike Farrell (also known as Hawkeye Pierce and Mike Hunnicutt on the show) reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of television’s most memorable series.
Alda posted a photo of the two of them on Twitter, noting how her time starring in M*A*S*H “changed our lives” and was “a great gift to us.”
The war comedy-drama ran on CBS from September 1972 to February 1983 as a spin-off of the movie and book of the same name. It followed a team of medics and support personnel stationed in South Korea during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.
The show was one of the highest-rated in US television history and its final episode was the most-watched in US history as of 2010. It remains the most-watched finale of any television series and series with screenplay.
Farrell joined the show after its third season, replacing Wayne Rogers.
Mike Farrell and I toast today to the 50th anniversary of the show that changed our lives, and our brilliant friends who made it what it was. MASH was a great gift for us. pic.twitter.com/FGd8ZwBgIq
— Alan Alda (@alanalda) September 17, 2022