M*A*S*H: Season 7, Episode 23

A Night at Rosie's (26 Feb. 1979)

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In an act of protest, Hawkeye goes to Rosie's Bar and decrees he is not leaving. One by one he is joined by fellow surgeons and staff, including an annoyed Colonel Potter.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Bryant ...
Eileen Saki ...
Joe Di Reda ...
Major Frank Dorsett (as Joseph Di Reda)
Richard Lee-Sung ...
Ham Kim
Jim Burk ...
Jennifer Davis Westmore ...


August 9: Hawkeye changes wars; now, it is The War Between the States and the tired surgeon wants to secede from the Army. He goes to Rosie's for breakfast after 2 full days in surgery. When Sgt. Jack Scully (Joshua Bryant) enters, AWOL, he avows never to return to the fighting. This strikes a chord in Hawkeye. BJ is the next to be sucked into the cozy bamboo security blanket. As the trio drinks and sings, BJ mentions secession and a new, sovereign country is formed: Rosieland, where the motto is life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour. Cpl. Klinger enters: Col. Potter is looking for his runaways, but Klinger brought knee pads for the duration of the Wang Ho games. The unknowing soldier is in the corner: Maj. Frank Dorsett. The 4077 trickles into Rosieland; a few salute their new flag. Father Mulcahy enters, at mid-debauch, to ask BJ to return to 4077. Chuckles becomes the first POW; he is gagged and hog-tied to a chair. Soon, Father is shooting craps with Klinger and Cho Kim (... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

26 February 1979 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At the end of the bar fight someone gets pushed through a glass window with a large crash of glass. Klinger then delivers a last line in front of the now broken window. The translucent "glass" is clearly a plastic sheet which can be seen hanging and moving behind him. The same window is visible in the background of the last scene of the show. See more »


Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: [pouring beer into a bowl with Rice Krispies, then smiling] Listen to that... snap, crackle and burp.
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Crazy Credits

Though he introduces himself as "Jack" (and is called Jack in subsequent episodes), Sgt. Scully is listed as "Jerry" in the end credits. See more »


References The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) See more »


Some Enchanted Evening
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Alan Alda, Joshua Bryant, and Mike Farrell
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Unscheduled Day Out at M*A*S*H 4077
27 September 2006 | by (Kirkland, Washington) – See all my reviews

A very funny episode where the staff gravitate to Rosie's, starting with Hawkeye looking for breakfast. He's soon joined by an AWOL sergeant and eventually nearly everyone ends up there. Several sub-plots make this episode worth paying attention to - Idignant "Chaaals" looking for Hawkeye to relieve him as Officer of the Day, Klinger getting into the back-room craps game (with a hilarious set of dealers, played by Keye Luke and Richard Lee-Sung), a lost (and coma-drunk) Army officer no one knows the identity of, and the creation of "Rosieland", the new sovereign nation from which they are never leaving. A great vision of an overworked, stressed-out group of people letting off some steam and finding a few hours of normality in an insane place.

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