Originally posted by michaeldoran:
There was an episode of M*A*S*H during the later, unfunny years that took place over an entire year, from Christmas to Christmas.
The episode never really explained whether it took place over the previous year (no references were made to any past event), or whether it took place over the "upcoming" year, or whether the next episode began from that point on.
It just sort of existed, floated in "continuity" whereever one wanted to put it I suppose...
I must be thinking of a different episode, but there was one which began and ended on NEW YEARS day. It began in Dec 1950/Jan 1951 and ended the next year.
The year was absolutely essential to the plot because they followed the 1951 baseball season ending with "The Giants win the pennant!" in the very last game.
Problem was, this was an episode with Colonel Potter and Charles Winchester, which relegated the entire Colonel Blake era to the first few months of the war.
In modern sensibilities, though, it works better as an "elseworlds" special graphic novel. [img]/resources/ubb/smile.gif[/img]
- Larry H