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  • Suicide Is Painless is a song played in Half-Decent Proposal and Whiskey Business.
  • Suicide is Painless is the eighteenth episode of the sixth season and the 120th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.
  • "Suicide Is Painless" is the theme song from M*A*S*H. In the "Stewie B. Goode" segment of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Stewie Griffin sings it while intoxicated at The Drunken Clam.
  • Suicide is Painless is a skill used by Woody Archer, Woody Knight , Woody Soldier , Woody Monk and Woody Mage. It costs 1 SP, but is not recommended for anyone who wishes to use the trooper afterward, as it destroys the user.
  • “Suicide Is Painless” is a song written by Johnny Mandel (music) and Mike Altman (lyrics), which is best known for having been featured as the theme song for both the movie and TV series M*A*S*H. The actual title is "Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless)". Mike Altman is the son of the original film’s director, Robert Altman, and was 14 years old when he wrote the song’s lyrics. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1980s, Robert Altman said that his son had earned more than a million US dollars for having co-written the song while he only made US$70,000 for having directed the movie.
  • Suicide is Painless is a song written by Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman, the 15-year old son of Robert Altman. It became famous as the theme song of the 1970 MASH movie and, in the instrumental form, as the theme music for the M*A*S*H TV series. The song was originally intended as music for the fake suicide scene of the camp dentist "Painless Pole" Waldowski, to be sung by Private Seidman (Ken Prymus) accompanied by Captain Bandini (Corey Fisher) on the guitar. This fake suicide scene was also the first scene in the movie to be shot.
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  • “Suicide Is Painless” is a song written by Johnny Mandel (music) and Mike Altman (lyrics), which is best known for having been featured as the theme song for both the movie and TV series M*A*S*H. The actual title is "Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless)". Mike Altman is the son of the original film’s director, Robert Altman, and was 14 years old when he wrote the song’s lyrics. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1980s, Robert Altman said that his son had earned more than a million US dollars for having co-written the song while he only made US$70,000 for having directed the movie. The song was written specifically for Ken Prymus (playing Private Seidman) to sing during the faux suicide of another character, Walter "Painless Pole" Waldowski, in the film's infamous "Last Supper" scene, before the filming began. Robert Altman had two stipulations about the song for Mandel; first, it had to be called "Suicide is Painless", secondly, it had to be the "stupidest song ever written". Altman tried to write the lyrics himself, but found that it was too difficult for his 45-year-old brain to write "stupid enough". Instead he gave the task to his 14-year-old-son, Michael, who apparently wrote the lyrics in five minutes. Altman later decided that the song worked so well, he would use it as the film's main theme, despite Mandel's initial objections. This version was sung by uncredited session singers John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Ron Hicklin and Ian Freebairn-Smith (the vocals are sometimes misattributed to Johnny Mandel, due to his being the only name officially credited for the song). Several instrumental versions of the song were used as the theme for the TV series. Credited to "The Mash" when it appeared on the film's soundtrack album on Columbia/CBS Records in 1970, it belatedly became a number one hit in the UK in 1980 after being championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Noel Edmonds. The song was ranked #66 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs.
  • Suicide Is Painless is a song played in Half-Decent Proposal and Whiskey Business.
  • Suicide is Painless is the eighteenth episode of the sixth season and the 120th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.
  • "Suicide Is Painless" is the theme song from M*A*S*H. In the "Stewie B. Goode" segment of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Stewie Griffin sings it while intoxicated at The Drunken Clam.
  • Suicide is Painless is a song written by Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman, the 15-year old son of Robert Altman. It became famous as the theme song of the 1970 MASH movie and, in the instrumental form, as the theme music for the M*A*S*H TV series. It was originally composed by Johnny Mandel at the behest of MASH movie director Robert Altman for the fake suicide scene. Altman had specified that the song has to be called "Suicide is Painless" because the scene was about Captain Waldowski, the "Painless Pole" attempting to commit suicide. Second, Altman specified that the song must be "the stupidest song ever written." Mandel proceeded to write the song but found, after two days, that with some much in his brain at age 45, he couldn't write anything quite as stupid as was needed. So Robert Altman asked his 15-year old son Michael to write the lyrics, which he did in a few minutes. Mandel then composed the music to it. The song was originally intended as music for the fake suicide scene of the camp dentist "Painless Pole" Waldowski, to be sung by Private Seidman (Ken Prymus) accompanied by Captain Bandini (Corey Fisher) on the guitar. This fake suicide scene was also the first scene in the movie to be shot. However Robert Altman liked the song so much that he decided to use the song for the opening credits of the movie as well. This version was sung by uncredited singers John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Ron Hicklin and Ian Freebairn-Smith. Mandel didn't like the idea. He felt the lyrics just didn't fit a scene with helicopters flying in wounded to a hospital. When he first saw it during a screening, he was so upset that he left the room. However Altman went ahead with using the song anyway. Following the success of the movie, the song was also released by Columbia/CBS as a single in 1970, ultimately reaching No. 1 in the UK hit charts in 1980. Due to the nature of the lyrics, the producers couldn't use the original version for the M*A*S*H TV series. Instrumental versions of the song was used for the opening sequence and closing credits instead. In the early seasons this was a soft guitar version. In later seasons, various arrangements were tried, including one with a jazzier beat and another, brighter, one with brass instruments. In 2004, the American Film Institute released its AFI's 100 Years…100 Songs, a list of the top 100 songs in the last 100 years of American cinema. "Suicide is Painless" was placed at #66 of out 100.
  • Suicide is Painless is a skill used by Woody Archer, Woody Knight , Woody Soldier , Woody Monk and Woody Mage. It costs 1 SP, but is not recommended for anyone who wishes to use the trooper afterward, as it destroys the user.
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