11/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Larry Gelbart's Final Interview: How CBS Bastardized "M*A*S*H"

You know what's so interesting about M*A*S*H? When Twentieth Century Fox decided to issue it on DVD, they included the option of watching it without the laugh track. If you've ever watched it without a laugh track, well, that's the show as we intended it to be watched. We did not mean for people to be cackling throughout the show; it becomes so much more cynical and heartbreaking without all that cheap, mechanical laughter.

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