We all know Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Franklin \u201cHawkeye\u201d Pierce and he would soon become the 'poster boy' for anti-war in the 1970s. However, the creator of M*A*S*H didn't like this. H. Richard Hornberger published the book version of the show under the name Richard Hooker. He says, \u201cI intended no \u00admessages in the book. I am a \u00adconservative Republican. I don\u2019t hold with this anti-war nonsense.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe original novel was a complete hit before M*A*S*H took on a TV show version. Hornberger sadly made the mistake of selling the small screen rights for a pittance. Additionally, he only ever made $500 for every episode.\r\nCreator of 'M*A*S*H', H. Richard Hornberger, didn't stand with the anti-war message of the TV show\r\n\r\n\r\nDespite the creator of the original M*A*S*H not standing with the anti-war message that came with the show, it did exceptionally well. It actually ended up becoming one of the highest-rated shows in U.S. television history. Its finale, titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," was the\u00a0most-watched and highest-rated single television episode in U.S. television history at the time. With 125 million viewers tuning in, it broke records and continues to be a very popular show today.\r\n\r\nRELATED: Here\u2019s Why Gary Burghoff Walked Away From TV\u2019s \u2018M*A*S*H\u2019\r\n\r\nHornberger died back in 1997. While he may not have agreed with the anti-war message the TV show brought, he sure did jumpstart the makings of quite a popular franchise!