"TV Show: Best Original Instrumental Theme Song (Round 3)" Topic
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| John the Greater ||13 Feb 2018 12:30 p.m. PST|
But how many people know the words to the M*A*S*H theme song?
|dilettante ||13 Feb 2018 12:38 p.m. PST|
But suicide is painless-It brings on many changes-And I can take or leave it if I please.
An interesting, if morbid song.
|robert piepenbrink ||13 Feb 2018 4:39 p.m. PST|
It's a better song than M*A*S*H was a show. But that doesn't say much.
|Kevin in Albuquerque ||13 Feb 2018 8:19 p.m. PST|
Jeez, RP, rain on the parade …
|Mithmee ||13 Feb 2018 10:31 p.m. PST|
M.A.S.H. is still watchable today.
|robert piepenbrink ||14 Feb 2018 8:33 a.m. PST|
I did two tours in Korea, and I trained in military history. M.A.S.H. was never watchable. Hey, I was traumatized. My father loved that show, so it ran during dinner every day I visited home. It's one of those repeated exposure/heightened sensitivity things.
I will make an exception for the episode in which they try to fly in ribs from Chicago.
But if we put that behind us, some truly excellent music made it to the finals. I wonder, though, if Star Trek would have scored so well it it weren't so much more familiar than several of the other contenders. I always feel sorry for the composers who do their best work for short-lived programs.
| Doctor X ||14 Feb 2018 8:35 a.m. PST|
Once Frank Burns (Larry Linville) departed the show began a steady decline ending up being more about Alan Alda's personal, social, and political rants and agenda.
|robert piepenbrink ||14 Feb 2018 1:25 p.m. PST|
That could be. I never saw them in order. I just remember in years of being unwillingly exposed to it, I never once saw a line officer who cared for his men and was trying to win a war worth winning. I never saw the long columns of refugees trying to escape the Communists, and I never heard anyone on the program suggest there might be a reason not to let the Communists win.
Also, of course, the more you actually knew about the Korean War, the less anything about the show made sense. The front is stable, truce talks are under way, but MacArthur is still in charge? And people go to Seoul for recreation? Has anyone seen a picture of Seoul c. 1953? The place had been liberated four times by then. You'd be lucky to find a roof.
|zoneofcontrol ||14 Feb 2018 5:24 p.m. PST|