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Documentary Style and TV Satire
by How to Watch Television `

In his essay in How to Watch Television, Noel Murray examines this episode to highlight how M*A*S*H used the past to talk about the present. In this case, the documentary style was adopted, mimicking postwar TV documentaries in a show that was normally a single-camera sitcom with laugh track.

This Commentary is related to the following Clips:
M*A*S*H - The Interview Clip by CBS (1976) This clip from "The Interview" episode of M*A*S*H adopts the documentary style to allow its characters to comment on war in unprecedented ways.