M*A*S*H: Season 6, Episode 8

Change Day (8 Nov. 1977)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
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Winchester plots to cheat the natives when the Army changes the military scrip while Klinger tries to attempt to apply to West Point in order to drop out later.



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Episode cast overview:
Philip Ahn ...
Mr. Kim (as Phillip Ahn)
Johnny Haymer ...
Tom Dever ...
Glen Ash ...
Sergeant Maxwell (as Glenn Ash)


Klinger says he grew up over the weekend and is wearing his Army uniform. Potter is tickled; he cannot wait to laugh over the latest Lebanese lunacy...until Potter gets a letter that pertains to West Point. Colonel Mike Abrams at HQ announces Army scrip change (from blue to red) will take place the following day. The 4077 will be on "lockdown" at 1600 hours while scrip exchange takes place. A bald Bostonian bunko artist gets Mr. Kim to tailor his suit and refuses to pay unless Mr. Kim helps him defraud friends and villagers. Mr. Kim appeals to Hawkeye and BJ for help. An MP named Boone is in post-op; his friend, Sgt. Maxwell thanks Hawkeye and BJ for saving his friend's life. Maxwell offers to do them a favor any time. When Boone's $400 in old scrip goes missing, Father Mulcahy is outraged and blasts the camp from his PA pulpit. With a bit of luck and a lot of help from friends, the zany surgeons enact their own take on Scripture and give a brief demonstration of what the Lord will ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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8 November 1977 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Gary Burghoff was not in this episode. See more »


B.J. makes the joke "In Buddha We Trust" about a possible scrip forgery. However, "In God We Trust" was not on Korean War MPC (scrip). It was also not on U.S. banknotes until 1957 (after the Korean War), when it appeared on $1 silver certificates, then on 1963 series Federal Reserve notes. See more »

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Old Frank Burns script?
6 July 2009 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Most of Winchester's dialogue and actions smack of Frank Burns.

In particular the comment about the local Koreans learning proper English was quick obviously the kind of thing Burns would say.

Additionally, the unabashed crassness of Winchester's attitude are more than a little out of character but very much in keeping with Frank Burns.

After seeing the recent airing in syndication, and knowing this episode was filmed just a few months after the departure of Frank Burns, I'd say it's a better than even chance the script was originally written before Larry Linville decided to leave the series and a few adjustments were made so they could still use it.

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