'War is hell. However, as Alan Alda said in a recent interview, there is nothing more fun than seeing success after all your hard work. New episodes are headed your way this fall, Here's what the gang had to say about a potential new season. This is because Alan Alda was not born Alan Alda, but was actually born with the birth name of Alfonso D’Abruzzo. She was also the first of any of the cast members to actually pay a visit to the Korean peninsula (apart from those who served there, that is), when she went to South Korea as part of a documentary called Korea, the Forgotten War. She was there two years before Alda contracted the disease, and because of her and her treatment, Alda survived and brought us MASH. This is because the production company simply didn’t have the money to edit out the lines, as that was a super expensive process at the time. CBS offered MASH one more season, but a shortened one so that they could have a grand finale send-off. So is TV,' said Larry Gelbart, who developed the series for TV from the 1970 Robert Altman film. ' Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window). Some episodes would see nurse Baker (named after the phonetic letter B), being played by actress Patricia Stevens, other times she would be a completely different character, and nurse Baker would be played by Lesley Evans. Wayne Rogers, who played the role of Trapper John on MASH, was a money whizz. Alda is currently a visiting professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, and helped found the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Sciences there. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. It lasted, in its entirety, a mere three years, one month, and two days. B.J. The executive producers on CBS wanted to make MASH as much of a comedy as possible. In point of fact, the two lived in the same neighborhood until Morgan passed away in 2011. Have you ever been on a blind date? For a medical show, one would think that the creators would try to make it as accurate as possible, from how the medicine works to how the x-rays would look in real life. That is until one day a medical student called Burghoff up and offered to sell him the bear back. This is because there simply weren’t enough Asian actors in Hollywood at the time, let alone Korean! When the screenwriters were beginning to run out of name ideas, they went to professional sports to source out the names for their characters.