AfterMASH was a spin-off from the widely popular comedy show M*A*S*H. The Korean War has ended. Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy find themselves together once again, this time at a veteran's hospital in Missouri.
Last Episode02x08 Saturday's Heroes Aired: Dec. 11, 1984
Wally bans passes just as Klinger is preparing to spend a weekend with his family.
Series Fun Facts
- Martin Short auditioned for a role. The producers wanted to hire him but told Short that he was too talented to take a supporting role on a series. Short took their advice and the role was eliminated.
- A series starring Gary Burghoff as Radar was proposed as a spin-off. The pilot episode, W*A*L*T*E*R (1984) (TV), aired only once, on July 17, 1984.
- For its second season CBS moved the show to Tuesday nights at 8:00 EST., opposite NBC's top ten hit The A-Team, and launched a marketing campaign featuring illustrations by Sanford Kossin of…
[show]For its second season CBS moved the show to Tuesday nights at 8:00 EST., opposite NBC's top ten hit The A-Team, and launched a marketing campaign featuring illustrations by Sanford Kossin of Max Klinger in a nurse's uniform, shaving off Mr. T's signature mohawk, theorizing that AfterMASH would take a large portion of The A-Team's audience. The theory, however, was proven wrong. In fact, the exact opposite occurred, as AfterMASH's ratings plummeted to near the bottom of the television rankings and the show was canceled nine episodes into its second season, while The A-Team continued until 1987, with 97 episodes.