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M*A*S*H Theme Song is Scary
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:36:54 AM »
Here’s an important and timely topic: Does the MASH theme song creep anyone else out?  It creeped me out even more when I heard it was called “Suicide is Painless”.

I think I remember a story about one of the producers or something for the show asking his kid for song ideas for the sitcom he was working on and he came back with a song named “Suicide is Painless”.

This is strange for two reasons:
1.  Wouldn’t you be alarmed if your child told you his new song is “Suicide is Painless”?  Maybe it’s the over-clinical society we live in, but I’d think about some sort of counseling.

2.  Why was this dude passing off his work to his kid in the first place?


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Re: M*A*S*H Theme Song is Scary
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 01:11:12 PM »
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Re: M*A*S*H Theme Song is Scary
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 06:03:58 PM »
Here’s an important and timely topic: Does the MASH theme song creep anyone else out?  It creeped me out even more when I heard it was called “Suicide is Painless”.

I think I remember a story about one of the producers or something for the show asking his kid for song ideas for the sitcom he was working on and he came back with a song named “Suicide is Painless”.

This is strange for two reasons:
1.  Wouldn’t you be alarmed if your child told you his new song is “Suicide is Painless”?  Maybe it’s the over-clinical society we live in, but I’d think about some sort of counseling.

2.  Why was this dude passing off his work to his kid in the first place?



www.neatorama.com/2015/07/28/MASH-Notes-The-Story-Behind-Suicide-is-Painless/

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Re: M*A*S*H Theme Song is Scary
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 06:33:22 AM »
^. Wow, I had the story half right, half completely wrong.  Pretty fascinating how the kid became a millionaire for writing something naively, earnestly and obliviously stupid.  Kind of gives me hope in finding my pot at the end of the rainbow someday.

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Re: M*A*S*H Theme Song is Scary
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 01:09:11 PM »
It has that 70s singer-song writer melancholy vibe that was SO prevelant at that time.
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