M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead 

While Klinger is delirious with fever, he communicates with the ghost of deceased Private Jimmy Weston.



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Kario Salem ...
Randal Patrick ...
Frank Hicks
Jeff Tyler ...
Perren Page ...


While Klinger is delirious with fever, he communicates with the ghost of deceased Private Jimmy Weston.

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

4 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Episode loosely based on Twilight Zone episode The Passersby. See more »


When Klinger wakes up, you can see the shadow of a boom microphone on the wall next to his head. See more »


[after drifting through the MASH as a disembodied spirit, Pvt. Weston feels different]
Weston: I feel like I have to go someplace, but I don't know where it is.
[He walks aimlessly through the MASH until... ]
Soldier: Hey, over here. Come on, it's this way.
Weston: Where do we go?
Soldier: [points down the road] Down there. Come on.
[they join in the other soldiers, allies and enemies, and civilians walking off into the distance]
Weston: What did you think it would be like?
Soldier: I didn't know.
Weston: Where are we going?
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An Experiment Gone Bad
27 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Klinger is running a high fever, almost 105 degrees. He has been hallucinating when he wanders into the compound during heavy triage. In a stretcher is a soldier who has died, Weston, but the guy's spirit rises up and begins to talk to the Corporal. This soldier talks to everyone else, but there is no response. Meanwhile, there is constant conflict over the most trivial of problems, how towels are folded, for instance. How B.J. uses the same kind of fork in the mess hall. Klinger continues to talk out of his head and still has the ability to connect with the dead man. There is a touching scene where Weston's friend is told of his demise. People begin to worry about this soldier because he seems to be giving up. There are petty arguments going on among doctors, and Weston is amazed. However, the ending is utterly sappy and saccharine.

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