It was developed by Larry Gelbart as the first original spin-off series adapted from the 1970 feature film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on Richard Hooker's 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. With Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit. Hooker followed the novel with two sequels. 88% Upvoted. The only actor in Twentieth Century Fox's hit film MASH (1970) who was asked to reprise his character for the extremely successful television series. Later in the film a General wants his son treated by the best doctor and gets Trapper with Hawkeye to assist to Japan to work on him. Trapper leads a wild party to signal himself becoming Chief Surgeon as Hot Lips and Frank decide to report this to General Hammond . M*A*S*H (an acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. G. G. Wood played General Hammond in both the movie and television series but he was not a regular character in the series although he was a regularly recurring character. When Henry goes to Tokyo for a conference, Frank outlaws alcoholic beverages, dismantles the still, and enlists Father Mulcahy to present a sermon on the evils of drink. This thread is archived. G. Wood played General Hammond in both, but only appeared a few times. In both the film and the TV series, Hammond is played by G. Wood , making him one of two actors to reprise his film role in the TV show. He was one of only two actors to reprise a role from the movie, MASH (1970), on which this series was based. Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea during the Korean War. M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) is an American media franchise consisting of a series of novels, a film, several television series, plays, and other properties, and based on the semi-autobiographical fiction of Richard Hooker.. But Frank discovers that it's not so easy to dry out the 4077th. save. MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, the original novel that inspired the film MASH and TV series M*A*S*H, was written by Richard Hooker, himself a former military surgeon, and was about a fictional U.S. Suspicious of the activities of Hawkeye and Trapper, she calls General Hammond, a former lover, who is so excited to hear from her that he departs for the 4077 at once. Oliver Harmon "Spearchucker" Jones in the movie and 6 episodes in season 1. 10 comments. It was originally published in 1968. Gary Burghoff was the first actor cast. Directed by Hy Averback. Hammond is a brigadier general who is in charge of several medical outfits, including the 4077th. And why did General Hammond stop being important? Meanwhile, Hawkeye announces that they have raised $1800 and then has the nurse draw a name for the raffle. hide. While most of the characters from the movie carried over to the series, only four actors appeared in both: Gary Burghoff (Radar O'Reilly) and G. Wood (General Hammond) reprised their movie roles in the series, though Wood appeared in only three episodes. There were no British gas passers and no black surgeons at MASH units in Korea. Timothy Brown played Capt. report. M*A*S*H (stylized on-screen as MASH) is a 1970 American black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner Jr., based on Richard Hooker's 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors.The picture is the only theatrically released feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise, and it became one of the biggest films of the early 1970s for 20th Century Fox. share. A name for the raffle to signal himself becoming Chief Surgeon as Hot Lips Frank! Signal himself becoming Chief Surgeon as Hot Lips and Frank decide to report this to General Hammond in! 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