Unfilmed Script – “Peace Is Hell” (1981)

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Examining the history of M*A*S*H.

Here’s the summary for the fourth and final M*A*S*H “spec” script, courtesy of Eric. For more information about unfilmed/unproduced scripts for the series see this post. Peace is Hell November 1, 1981 First Draft Daryl G. Nickens – WGAw 31 Pages The episode opens with everyone listening to a baseball game over the P.A. and …

Unfilmed Script – “Toast to Mildred” (1981)

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Here’s the summary for the third of four M*A*S*H “spec” scripts, courtesy of Eric. For more information about unfilmed/unproduced scripts for the series see this post. Toast to Mildred March 1, 1981 First Draft John Charles 25 Pages The episode begins in the Mess Tent at breakfast with Klinger serving. They all comment on the …

Unfilmed Script – “The Contract” (1978)

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Here’s the summary for the second of four M*A*S*H “spec” scripts, courtesy of Eric. For more information about unfilmed/unproduced scripts for the series see this post. The Contract (V-540) July 19, 1978 Third Draft Mac Ness 32 Pages The show starts in Potter’s office with BJ, Hawkeye, and Potter sharing a drink. They are awaiting …

Unfilmed Script – “Father Hawkeye Knows Best” (1972)

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Examining the history of M*A*S*H.

In my post the other day about unfilmed/unproduced M*A*S*H scripts, I referred to four scripts in particular that are occasionally offered for sale on eBay and have been for years. These were “spec” scripts, written by aspiring scriptwriters as proof they could handle writing for an existing show, and were never intended to be produced. …

Alternate Episode Titles

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Examining the history of M*A*S*H.

Yesterday I wrote about scripts for unproduced episodes of M*A*S*H using information taken from the online finding aid for the Gene Reynolds Collection of Television Scripts and Production Material, part of the Performing Arts Special Collections at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles. The collection obviously contains primarily …