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The script was very crisp, very sharp, very [Larry] Gelbar-tian, with Klinger seeming to have inherited most of Hawkeye's wisecracking lines. But the fun was spread around, with Kemp in particular, just a howl as the hospital's snippy snot.
The spinoff has some of the same warmth, humanism and dark humor, as well as a little of the old dialogue... And there are anti-war sentiments and a special sensitivity to women's issues, but the characters who best expressed these ideas are gone.
Saved from being hospital-comedy cliches only by scripter Gelbart's deft touch. But one wonders if even he can make relatively benign battles against bureaucracy... compelling enough for AfterMASH to enjoy long-term success.
AfterMASH is saddled with three lead characters who functioned only intermittently well in bit roles in the original. As leads, they are at best flimsy, at worst, bland and boring. In addition, none has any real comic possibilities.
Harry Morgan, one of my favorite supporting actors, made an invaluable contribution to MASH. But even with help from his very accomplished Korean War colleagues Jamie Farr and William Christopher, he isn't strong enough to carry AfterMASH.