M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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A Night at Rosie's 

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.






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. Sgt. Jack Scully (Joshua Bryant) enters, AWOL, he avows never to return to the fighting. This strikes a chord in Hawkeye. BJ is sucked into the cozy bamboo security blanket. As the trio drinks and sings, BJ mentions secession and a new, sovereign country is formed: Rosieland. The motto is life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour. Klinger enters: Col. Potter is looking for his runaways, but Klinger brought knee pads for the duration of the Wang Ho crap games. 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 is the first POW, gagged and hog-tied to a chair. Soon, Fr. Mulcahy is shooting craps with Klinger and Cho Kim (Keye Luke). Radar is trying to wake the unconscious Maj. Frank Dorsett. Scully romances ... 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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Did You Know?


Everyone must have just gotten paid. They seem to have a lot of cash to throw around. See more »


When Charles is tied up and ranting to Col Potter about Hawkeye and BJ he says that he "wants these vermin hung." A blue-blooded, Harvard educated doctor would know that the proper word is "hanged", not "hung". See more »


[Giving advice to Hawkeye]
Father Mulcahy: This isn't one of my sermons. I expect you to listen.
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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 »


Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Plays on Rosie's jukebox
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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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