Talk:Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

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Set Destroyed by Wildfire[edit]

There should be some mention of the fact that a wildfire destroyed the entire original set before this episode could be filmed, which IIRC caused a last minute rewrite in order to address the fact. I visited the location yesterday and came here looking for the date of the wildfire. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.130.126.33 (talk) 23:24, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Regarding the date of the airing of the last episode[edit]

1983 is definitely an incorrect date for the airing of the last episode. I remember watching that episode and talking about it at school with classmates as a senior in high school...and I graduated in 1982, not 1983. Ginnysanchez 13:49, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Are you sure? It definitely aired in 1983, since that would be the end of the 11th season, if the show began in fall 1972 --Jnelson09 02:16, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Regarding use of Laugh Track in series[edit]

I believe the comment about this being one of the "few" episodes that doesn't use a laugh track is totally incorrect. They stopped using it entirely as some point late in the overall run. There are entire seasons without it.

Agreed. I took that out just now. Lawikitejana 14:52, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Hawkeye?[edit]

This photo has Hawkeye Pierce standing next to the rocks (spelling "Goodbye"). Yet in the episode, Hawkeye is on the helicopter (leaving MASH 4077, for the last time), BJ Hunnicut (on motorcyle) rides off as Hawkeye goes up in helicopter. This photo must be a Promotional for (not a scene from) the episode. GoodDay 18:00, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

I have noted this on the image page, and in the caption for the image. Hotstreets 06:15, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Recent Edits[edit]

In hoping to bring this episode's article up to GA or FA status, I have written a new introduction; while it is far from perfect, I think it's an improvement, and working in the right direction. In addition, I have cropped and shrunk down the image in the infobox. It was much larger/wider than most images, so it now conforms more to the 4:3 format the finale was shown in. I will continue to make edits as time permits. Hotstreets 06:15, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Check out WP:EPISODE for episode guidelines and help. All the other episodes in MASH, except Abyssinia, Henry have been tagged for review as they fail notability. Since you are working on this, and there seems to be good sources, I have refrained from tagging this, but I do encourage you to improve it.Gwinva 19:33, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Snerk! Only an editor who's been here WAY too long could possibly think this one fails notability even potentially possibly maybe kinda almost. It's one the highest rated airings of anything ever, for one, apparently a sort of cultural event at the time, and even though I wasn't even born yet when it aired, let alone a "fan", I knew by way of countless references and parodies of the iconic ending scene. If we were to cut down all American-produced TV episode articles down to only the top ten most notable American TV episodes of all time, this would still make the cut, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a moment in time where a deletion review or "probably not notable review request" type tag for this episode would actually result in anything but a complete negation of said review/tag. And my nerd friends wonder why I often don't bother with editing Wikipedia anymore... 4.235.9.185 (talk) 07:42, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Can we take out the note that the plot is overly detailed? As aforementioned, this is a pivotal moment in TV history, and it was exactly what I had hoped for when I came to Wikipedia tonight. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.94.205.39 (talk) 08:26, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:MASHs11D3.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:MASHgfaD1.jpg[edit]

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