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.

Director:

Alan Alda

Writers:

Alan Alda, Larry Gelbart (developed for television by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alan Alda ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Mike Farrell ... Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
Harry Morgan ... Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit ... Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
David Ogden Stiers ... Maj. Charles Winchester
Jamie Farr ... Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy
Kario Salem ... Private Jimmy Weston
Randal Patrick Randal Patrick ... Frank Hicks
Jeff Tyler Jeff Tyler ... Soldier
Perren Page ... Driver
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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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Twilight Zone-esque
27 August 2018 | by somejavaSee all my reviews

If you've seen it then you know what I mean. And if you haven't...then you will. Haven't checked it yet. But the writers of this episode must surely have borrowed from a Twilight Zone episode with this exact same theme. But no matter. It's a GREAT episode.


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