Script Spotlight 20: “Check-Up”

As we roll into May, I was struggling to find an episode to review this week. The first one that came to mind was “Springtime” (03×05), but I don’t have a script for it. However, I do have the script for the next episode, “Check-Up” (03×06), so I pulled it out to look through. IContinue reading “Script Spotlight 20: “Check-Up””

Script Spotlight 19: “No Laughing Matter”

This week I chose a script from later in the series, “No Laughing Matter” (09×13). I don’t just have one script for this episode, I have two! One of the scripts, like several others in my collection, belonged to Albert Frankel, the men’s wardrobe director. The other script I got from the actress who usedContinue reading “Script Spotlight 19: “No Laughing Matter””

Script Spotlight 18: “Radar’s Report”

Typically I try to choose a script that is related to an event or holiday that is coming up. However, there isn’t much happening in March besides St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of spring. So this week I decided to pick a random script from the collection to review. The episode that I selectedContinue reading “Script Spotlight 18: “Radar’s Report””

Script Spotlight 17: “In Love and War”

Since last week was Valentine’s Day, it seemed fitting to look at a M*A*S*H episode with a love story at its core. As I was looking through the possible episodes, I noticed that I have two copies of the script for “In Love and War” (06×07). In this episode, Hawkeye falls in love with aContinue reading “Script Spotlight 17: “In Love and War””

Script Spotlight 16: “The Longjohn Flap”

Since we are now in the depths of January and it has been pretty cold, I decided to pull out a cold weather episode for this week’s post. There are several to choose from, but I was really excited when I saw that I had a script for “The Longjohn Flap” (01×19) and it hasContinue reading “Script Spotlight 16: “The Longjohn Flap””

Script Spotlight 15: “‘Twas the Day After Christmas”

Since today is the day after Christmas, known as Boxing Day in some parts of the world, there was only one episode that made sense for this week’s post: “‘Twas the Day After Christmas” (10×09). In this episode, the camp celebrates Boxing Day by having the officers and enlisted personnel switch jobs. The results areContinue reading “Script Spotlight 15: “‘Twas the Day After Christmas””

Script Spotlight 14: “The Yalu Brick Road”

Happy Thanksgiving! It is Thanksgiving day in the United States, and it seemed fitting to look at the script for the episode “The Yalu Brick Road” (08×10) since it takes place the day after Thanksgiving. This is the only episode of M*A*S*H to feature Thanksgiving, but it is a classic in that it has aContinue reading “Script Spotlight 14: “The Yalu Brick Road””

Script Spotlight 13: “Trick or Treatment”

Since today is Halloween, there was only one choice for this week’s Script Spotlight post: “Trick or Treatment” (11×02). This episode is from season 11, and is the only episode of M*A*S*H was a Halloween theme. We see several characters dressed up including Hawkeye as Superman, BJ as a clown, and Col. Potter as aContinue reading “Script Spotlight 13: “Trick or Treatment””

Script Spotlight 12: “Pilot Episode”

This Saturday, September 17, marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of M*A*S*H on CBS. There are several events and marathons planned this week to mark the occasion, but I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the pilot episode by looking the script for the M*A*S*H “Pilot Episode” (01×01). The pilot is an iconicContinue reading “Script Spotlight 12: “Pilot Episode””

Script Spotlight 11: “Henry in Love”

Early scripts from M*A*S*H are pretty hard to find, especially season one. In season two, the series began to hit its stride, and with Larry Gelbart firmly at the helm, the show seemed to start over from season two, episode one. They started to write episodes that didn’t just focus on Hawkeye and the doctorsContinue reading “Script Spotlight 11: “Henry in Love””