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Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
2/12/2011 5:33:19 PM

BDOR Rewrite: Fade Out, Fade In, Part 2

I've used to wonder why this episode didn't have it's traditional ending, well, here's how I envision it...

*******

PA ANNOUNCER: Attention, attention. The following personnel are now permanently assigned to MASH 4077th...

Cut to an insert of Hawkeye in his propeller beanie.

PA ANNOUNCER: Alan Alda as Captain Hawkeye Pierce.

Cut to an insert of B.J. when he was sitting with Margaret in the Swamp.

PA ANNOUNCER: Mike Farrell as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt.

Cut to an insert of Potter on the phone the MP at I-Corps.

PA ANNOUNCER: Harry Morgan as Colonel Sherman Potter.

Cut to an insert of Margaret drinking in the Swamp.

PA ANNOUNCER: Loretta Swit as Major Margaret Houlihan (hyphen Penobscott).

Cut to an insert of Radar testing the now-broken telephone.

PA ANNOUNCER: Gary Burghoff as Corporal Radar O'Reilly.

Cut to an insert of Klinger at his "hearing" with Potter and Schaffer.

PA ANNOUNCER: Jamie Farr as Corporal Max Klinger.

Cut to an insert of Mulcahy sipping coffee in the Mess Tent.

PA ANNOUNCER: William Christopher as Father Francis Mulcahy.

Cut to a freeze frame of Charles, as he stares into the camera, with a gaze of annoyance.

PA ANNOUNCER: And now transfered to the 4077th, from Tokyo General, as of 20 April, 1952, David Ogden Stiers as Major Charles Emerson Winchester, III.

The frame is unfrozen.

CHARLES: Somebody PLEASE... get me out of here!

MajorWinchester

Posted:
1/29/2012 5:11:28 PM

I think this would have been a fantastic addition to the episode. The way you wrote it makes it very clear and vivid in the mind. Do you happen to be a fanfiction writer as well?

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
1/29/2012 8:34:38 PM

MajorWinchester wrote:
I think this would have been a fantastic addition to the episode. The way you wrote it makes it very clear and vivid in the mind. Do you happen to be a fanfiction writer as well?

I don't write as much as I used to, but I have tried my hand at various fanfics from time to time... I've attempted to write to some Muppet fanfics in the past that were unsuccessful (the Muppet fandom is really cliquish, so if you don't crank out an epic on a regular basis, your work is ignore); I've written a number of Alvin and The Chipmunks fanfics that proved to be more successful; and I have written a couple of M*A*S*H fanfics:

I Need Some Sleep I wrote this a couple of years ago, based on the recurring "gag" of people waking Radar up in the middle of the night for phonecalls.
Thanks for Nothing What I think a Thanksgiving episode would've been like.

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
1/29/2012 8:35:40 PM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
I don't write as much as I used to, but I have tried my hand at various fanfics from time to time... I've attempted to write to some Muppet fanfics in the past that were unsuccessful (the Muppet fandom is really cliquish, so if you don't crank out an epic on a regular basis, your work is ignore); I've written a number of Alvin and The Chipmunks fanfics that proved to be more successful; and I have written a couple of M*A*S*H fanfics:

I Need Some Sleep I wrote this a couple of years ago, based on the recurring "gag" of people waking Radar up in the middle of the night for phonecalls.
Thanks for Nothing What I think a Thanksgiving episode would've been like.

I forgot to mention "Thanks for Nothing" was written just very recently.

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
1/29/2012 8:52:36 PM

Oh, and here's an outline I did some years back of Jamie Farr as a guest star on The Muppet Show.

http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/the-muppet-show-outline-jamie-farr.29877/

MajorWinchester

Posted:
1/29/2012 9:15:29 PM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
I forgot to mention "Thanks for Nothing" was written just very recently.

You have a very interesting writing style that I quite enjoy. You have a talent for fanfiction! If there was a way to give your fiction a positive review I certainly would do so. :)

Alvin and The Chipmunks was a great show. I prefer the 90's version and animated movies instead of the modern films and the original version. I used to watch The Muppets when I was little and even The Muppet Babies. I haven't seen the latest movie however. You have some interesting choices in fandom. I think that if Radar were real you would be just like him and that is a good thing!

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
1/29/2012 9:27:05 PM

MajorWinchester wrote:
You have a very interesting writing style that I quite enjoy. You have a talent for fanfiction! If there was a way to give your fiction a positive review I certainly would do so. :)

Alvin and The Chipmunks was a great show. I prefer the 90's version and animated movies instead of the modern films and the original version. I used to watch The Muppets when I was little and even The Muppet Babies. I haven't seen the latest movie however. You have some interesting choices in fandom. I think that if Radar were real you would be just like him and that is a good thing!

Lol thanks, I'll take this as positive feedback.

I'm with you, I feel the creators have really begun to lose focus with these movies they've been coming out with, I too much prefer the 80s/90s version, which is what I usually stick to in terms of fanfiction and fan art, which you can see at http://simanetteworld.webs.com

And hey, I AM the real-life Radar. ;)

MajorWinchester

Posted:
1/29/2012 10:53:00 PM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
Lol thanks, I'll take this as positive feedback.

I'm with you, I feel the creators have really begun to lose focus with these movies they've been coming out with, I too much prefer the 80s/90s version, which is what I usually stick to in terms of fanfiction and fan art, which you can see at http://simanetteworld.webs.com

And hey, I AM the real-life Radar. ;)

I really feel like Disney is killing off any franchise they get their hands on. The final season of Sonic SatAM wasn't aired due to them along with their blatant butchering of Hayao Miyazaki's films among others. I have no love for the Disney of today. It seems that around 1994 is when they started to lose their touch and focus on the money making side of things instead of making their fans happy and providing quality movies. They really made the mistake when they went from classic stories to teen dramas. I don't know of a single Disney channel star who hasn't turned out to be a bad egg.

You certainly do look like Radar in that picture on your website. I think it is pretty nifty that you have an interest in puppets. It is really an underrated artform. If only Disney would see fit to bring back Jim Henson's Dinosaurs... then again with their slaughtering of classics I guess it is a blessing that they haven't done much with some of the franchises they have bought up and sat on for years.

Your art is amazing! Simon and Jeanette were always my favorite Chipmunks too.

I do draw a little bit myself but I stick to Sonic The Hedgehog and related characters with the occasional M*A*S*H or political figure related drawing. I also collect animation cels.

It seems we have alot in common. Good to know I am not alone in my fandom!

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
2/1/2012 5:03:22 PM

It's interesting, but you're not the first person to tell me that when they find out I'm a puppeteer... I have to disagree, I don't think puppetry as ever been an under-rated artform, IMO, I think the problem is that it's just not seen as often as it used to be, mostly because of the lack of Muppets in recent years, which I do blame Disney for, ever since they had the Muppets in their possession, they haven't done much with them as far as new projects go, they've shelved a number of projects, including what would've been a new Muppet show; I'm certainly glad they came through with the new movie, it was really terrific, there were more adults than kids in the theater when I went, that would've made Jim Henson proud, lol! Luckily the Sesame Street Muppets will be around forever, it's just the rest of Jim's legacy that's suffered... I hate to say it, but I've really lost a lot of respect for the Henson family, not just for selling the Muppets to Disney, then to a German media company, then back to Disney again, but within the last year, they up and just gave away the rights to Fraggle Rock.

It was Walt Disney himself who said to Sid & Marty Krofft (two other of my puppetry heroes) to NEVER, EVER, EVER sell ANYTHING that you create, because there's all these big corporations out there who can and will try to basically steal everything you've ever worked for right out from under you (not sure if you know, but right when Jim Henson died, Michael Eisner did try to steal the Sesame Muppets, but luckily, he was foiled)... and it's always a good idea to actually put your name on what you create... I know Jim did, but it's sad to see his name slowly being erased from all Muppet products, and have Disney's name replace it (I was also outraged there was no disclaimer during the end of the new movie that said "Based on characters developed by Jim Henson", instead we got "Based on characters and properties owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company").

MajorWinchester

Posted:
2/1/2012 5:56:36 PM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
It's interesting, but you're not the first person to tell me that when they find out I'm a puppeteer... I have to disagree, I don't think puppetry as ever been an under-rated artform, IMO, I think the problem is that it's just not seen as often as it used to be, mostly because of the lack of Muppets in recent years, which I do blame Disney for, ever since they had the Muppets in their possession, they haven't done much with them as far as new projects go, they've shelved a number of projects, including what would've been a new Muppet show; I'm certainly glad they came through with the new movie, it was really terrific, there were more adults than kids in the theater when I went, that would've made Jim Henson proud, lol! Luckily the Sesame Street Muppets will be around forever, it's just the rest of Jim's legacy that's suffered... I hate to say it, but I've really lost a lot of respect for the Henson family, not just for selling the Muppets to Disney, then to a German media company, then back to Disney again, but within the last year, they up and just gave away the rights to Fraggle Rock.

It was Walt Disney himself who said to Sid & Marty Krofft (two other of my puppetry heroes) to NEVER, EVER, EVER sell ANYTHING that you create, because there's all these big corporations out there who can and will try to basically steal everything you've ever worked for right out from under you (not sure if you know, but right when Jim Henson died, Michael Eisner did try to steal the Sesame Muppets, but luckily, he was foiled)... and it's always a good idea to actually put your name on what you create... I know Jim did, but it's sad to see his name slowly being erased from all Muppet products, and have Disney's name replace it (I was also outraged there was no disclaimer during the end of the new movie that said "Based on characters developed by Jim Henson", instead we got "Based on characters and properties owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company").

THEY GAVE AWAY THE RIGHTS TO FRAGGLE ROCK?!!!!!

What are they thinking? I mean I understand if they don't have the expertise themselves to carry on Jim Henson's beloved works but they should be very selective when it comes to selling the rights to certain people. I don't understand the purpose of selling the rights either. They should just lease the rights out to companies and retain ownership. I think Mr. Henson would have wanted that. He worked really hard and for the remaining Henson family to just sell off his lifes work for a lump sum payment is just a pity.

I haven't had the chance to see the new Muppets movie but I want to get it on blu-ray.

The beauty of Henson's work is that it is multi generational. The kids who grew up watching his work now take their children to see his projects and share the classics on DVD or VHS.

Disney is really hijacking Jim's work without giving him proper credit and his family doesn't seem to care!

S.F.P.D. Commissioner McMillan's son

Posted:
2/8/2013 12:30:21 AM

keep it up
Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
I've used to wonder why this episode didn't have it's traditional ending, well, here's how I envision it...

*******

PA ANNOUNCER: Attention, attention. The following personnel are now permanently assigned to MASH 4077th...

Cut to an insert of Hawkeye in his propeller beanie.

PA ANNOUNCER: Alan Alda as Captain Hawkeye Pierce.

Cut to an insert of B.J. when he was sitting with Margaret in the Swamp.

PA ANNOUNCER: Mike Farrell as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt.

Cut to an insert of Potter on the phone the MP at I-Corps.

PA ANNOUNCER: Harry Morgan as Colonel Sherman Potter.

Cut to an insert of Margaret drinking in the Swamp.

PA ANNOUNCER: Loretta Swit as Major Margaret Houlihan (hyphen Penobscott).

Cut to an insert of Radar testing the now-broken telephone.

PA ANNOUNCER: Gary Burghoff as Corporal Radar O'Reilly.

Cut to an insert of Klinger at his "hearing" with Potter and Schaffer.

PA ANNOUNCER: Jamie Farr as Corporal Max Klinger.

Cut to an insert of Mulcahy sipping coffee in the Mess Tent.

PA ANNOUNCER: William Christopher as Father Francis Mulcahy.

Cut to a freeze frame of Charles, as he stares into the camera, with a gaze of annoyance.

PA ANNOUNCER: And now transfered to the 4077th, from Tokyo General, as of 20 April, 1952, David Ogden Stiers as Major Charles Emerson Winchester, III.

The frame is unfrozen.

CHARLES: Somebody PLEASE... get me out of here!

Good for you.
However, let's just see how CHARLES handles the personal autopsy of MRS. DEAGLE of KINGSTON FALLS after her death from an attack of the gremlins?

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