Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

AfterMASH (Sitcoms Online) / AfterMASH links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / AfterMASH Photo Gallery


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1980s Sitcoms > AfterMASH

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Fri-Yay: BoJack Horseman is as Delightfully Sad as Ever in Season 5; The Guest Book Returns Oct. 23 on TBS with More Guests
The Goldbergs Coming to TV Land; grown-ish Returns in January on Freeform
South Park 8 Day Marathon on Comedy Central; Classic Adult Swim Comedy Returns with Special
NBC Fall Pilot Review: I Feel Bad - Premieres Wednesday (Sept. 19); 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners
Married with Children Now on WGN America; black-ish Enters National Syndication and Free Sneakers Contest
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 17, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Orders Script for Designing Women Reboot; James Marsden and Ed Asner Cast in Netflix Series
Fri-Yay: A Look at the Upcoming Sitcom Slate; TV Guide's 1st Annual 100 Best Shows List


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2005, 01:16 AM   #16
Mr. Television
15 Years at Sitcoms Online
Forum Legend
 
Mr. Television's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 06, 2003
Location: Were you're not
Posts: 60,886
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riff
pscisme's post was very sharp and on the mark. "AfterMASH" was one of the most expensive shows on television in 1984, and Tuesday 8:00-8:30 was CBS' equivalent of dead air at the time. They were in the toilet there even before "The A-Team" came along. Bud Grant knew what he was doing. The critics massacred the show, too, so it wasn't like there was going to be an uproar over its cancellation.

Ironically, Tuesday 8:00-8:30 is currently NBC's equivalent of dead air, so it wouldn't surprise me to see the "AfterMASH" of today, "Joey," wind up there next year.
The show just wasn't that funny. I loved MASH and was looking forward to this show and I lost interest fast.Maybe if Alan Alda was in it, it would have been better.
__________________
Sonny
Mr. Television is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2005, 01:28 PM   #17
Dr. Thong
a/k/a "ACK!"
Senior Member
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,815
Default

During the end of M*A*S*H's run, the actors voted as to whether the series should continue. Guess which actors voted to keep the show going??

I saw very little of this show, as I didn't have a VCR and had a part-time job nights. I wish TV land would show this - it would be almost like seeing a brand new show.

A similar thing happened when Bea Arthur left The Golden Girls and the show was retooled as The Golden Palace. It just didn't have the same panache with a key character gone and lasted less than a season.
__________________
"Sunday has been cancelled due to lack of interest. That is all."
Dr. Thong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2005, 11:45 AM   #18
alienkattuk
alienkatt
Frequent Poster
 
alienkattuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 01, 2005
Location: London, England
Posts: 221
Send a message via AIM to alienkattuk Send a message via Yahoo to alienkattuk
Quote:
Originally Posted by hawaii five-o
What killed "AfterMASH" was that everyone's expectations of it were too high. The network expected it to be the same quality as "MASH" and it wasn't. They even put it in the same time slot, hoping that lightning would strike twice. It wasn't a bad show, it just wasn't great.
Shades of Joey!

the Friends spin off sux big time.

Some spin off shouldn't be made at all.

I don't care for either show.
__________________


I have the spirit of an alien.
I need to find my own kind.
I must shed off the dreadful human skin.
It is very uncomfortable.
alienkattuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2005, 11:55 AM   #19
alienkattuk
alienkatt
Frequent Poster
 
alienkattuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 01, 2005
Location: London, England
Posts: 221
Send a message via AIM to alienkattuk Send a message via Yahoo to alienkattuk
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Thong
A similar thing happened when Bea Arthur left The Golden Girls and the show was retooled as The Golden Palace. It just didn't have the same panache with a key character gone and lasted less than a season.
I care less about The Golden Palace. I didn't watch it once.

The girls didn't have no business of running a hotel.

I will rather to watch all the girls on THE GOLDEN GIRLS.
alienkattuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 05:14 PM   #20
TVFactFan
Member
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,490
Default

Monday Night Football was too much for AfterMASH. MNF was becoming very popular at the Time AfterMash premiered on CBS
TVFactFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 06:06 PM   #21
Brian Damage
I'm Rich Bitch
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,616
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DallasCowboysFanatic
The show just wasn't that funny. I loved MASH and was looking forward to this show and I lost interest fast.Maybe if Alan Alda was in it, it would have been better.
If Alan Alda was the star, it probably would've been a hit.
Brian Damage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2007, 10:17 PM   #22
Deprogram
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 07, 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 29
Default Klinger

I always suspected that Klinger was just using the war as an excuse to cross dress.
Deprogram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 06:15 PM   #23
Scoobiedoo30
Member
Forum Celebrity
 
Scoobiedoo30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 27, 2002
Location: KENNER, LOUISIANA
Posts: 27,412
Default

I think it was because of Low Ratings that Killed The Show
__________________
Who Dat
Scoobiedoo30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 12:47 PM   #24
Miss Lisa
Member
Senior Member
 
Miss Lisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 08, 2005
Location: My very own Green Acres
Posts: 1,111
Default

I had only seen the show a few times. The first episodes were okay, but it started to seem like every one was trying to hard. Maybe almost like they were kind of lost on what they were doing. And as usual for me with spin offs, it was weird for me to get used to seeing only some one the characters in a different setting.
__________________
TEAM COCO

~♥~"No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it."~♥~
- Grace Slick

http://deviantrose112.posterous.com/
Miss Lisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 09:22 AM   #25
Dr. Thong
a/k/a "ACK!"
Senior Member
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,815
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Damage
It didn't help that they used 3 of the dullest characters on the show. Father Mulahey(sp?) was dull, dull, dull. Col. Potter was ok, but he was more of the straight man on MASH. Jamie Farr was good on MASH, but when he dressed up like a lady and tried to be crazy. He got married and grew up on AfterMash.
Right, but when the ratings weren't good in the first season, they resorted to having him wear drag again.

I've said it before, but you can't base a show on three supporting characters and expect it to fly. They needed a Hawkeye-type character to shake things up. They tried bringing in Radar and Colonel Flagg as guest stars, but it didn't revive the show.

They tried a similar thing years later with The New WKRP In Cincinnati: They revived the show based on three supporting characters (Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson, Les Nessman and Herb Tarlek) and that didn't work either. Like After-MASH, it only lasted a couple of seasons, if I recall correctly.

Sometimes, it's better to just let go. Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr & William Christopher stayed too long at the party. Hell, the IBM commercials with Morgan, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers & Gary Burghoff were funnier. Plus, it was kind of cool to see "Colonel Potter" and "Trapper John" together in the same commercial.
Dr. Thong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 12:06 PM   #26
Jude The Obscure
Retired
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 10, 2006
Posts: 7,421
Default

A time slot change and some cast changes in the second season also served to put the nails in the coffin. The first season did a respectable #15 in the year end Nielsens.
Jude The Obscure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 06:36 PM   #27
Dr. Thong
a/k/a "ACK!"
Senior Member
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,815
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jude The Obscure
A time slot change and some cast changes in the second season also served to put the nails in the coffin. The first season did a respectable #15 in the year end Nielsens.
What network executives fail to realize is that TV watchers (especially back then) are creatures of habit. They get used to a show being on certain night.

If you have a show that's in the top 20, don't mess with the time slot?

Also, if I recall, they changed the actress who played Potter's wife, right? And they brought in a new hospital administrator, right?

Don't mess with something if it's getting a rating!

Ironically, AfterMASH's first season ratings were better than M*A*S*H's.
Dr. Thong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 03:04 PM   #28
bluthree
Member
Forum Regular
 
bluthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 23, 2007
Location: New London MO
Posts: 362
Default

Never scene After MASH. Did the show take place in Hannibal MO? I know Potter was from Hannibal.
bluthree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 05:41 PM   #29
steevo
It is Green
Senior Member
 
steevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 28, 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,452
Default

^ Yes it did.

What killed this show was basically the premise. What made MASH so unique was it's comedy/drama within the war setting. When they took that setting away with AfterMASH, it was like any other sitcom. I watched with great interest at first, but just couldn't get into it and lost interest soon after.
__________________
"God be gracious to us and bless us..." Psalm 67:1
steevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2009, 02:44 AM   #30
megamanj2004
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 21, 2004
Posts: 2,307
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood Fan
It really wasn't funny. Also it was moved opposite the A-Team for season 2.
I remember bumping into that promo for the 2nd season of AfterMASH on Youtube one day and I kind of laughed at Klinger butchering up a dummy that looked like Mr. T and Klinger taunting him.

In the end the joke was really on AfterMASH!
__________________
10 AND A HALF YEARS GOING STRONG!!!
megamanj2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.