M*A*S*H and St. Elsewhere


M*A*S*H (1972-1983)
St. Elsewhere (1982-1988)
Type: Minor Unofficial Mention
Group 2

    This one is very minor but legit in my book. It occurs in an episode of St. Elsewhere where Dr. Mark Craig is at home getting things set up for Christmas. As he is getting things ready, he relates a quick story to his wife about his old friend Doctor B. J. Hunnicut. Like I said, minor. It is just a quick mention and no one from M*A*S*H actually appears. I'm sure it wasn't even officially sanctioned by the folks who own M*A*S*H but the intent is clear. How many people have such a unique name, let alone a doctor. It was also a cool moments to watch. He just drops B.J. Hunnicut's name in the middle of a piece of dialogue and you can't help it. You snap to full attention to the show. You sit there going "Did he just say... nah!!!! But I think he did. Can we back up the show?"

    An addendum to all St. Elsewhere entries: The final episode of St. Elsewhere revealed the entire series to be the daydream of an autistic child (man did this show have balls!). Given this, an argument could be made that all the crossovers with St. Elsewhere are invalid, that all the crossovers were merely part of the kid's dream. Like he watched Cheers on TV and worked it into his little fantasy and thus the shows don't really exist as part of the same reality. I count the crossovers as valid however. When all these crossovers were aired it was with the idea they were real. No one knew the whole show was supposed to be a kids dream. So, since they were intended as real, I say they're legit. I actually like the idea that the kid dreamed ALL the shows connected to St. Elsewhere. In that case the Newhart show was the dream of Bob Newhart's character from the Bob Newhart show who was in turn only a character in an autistic kid's head. Don't think about that too long or your head will explode.

Other M*A*S*H Crossover Links
M*A*S*H and AFTERMASH
M*A*S*H and Trapper John M.D.

Other St. Elsewhere Crossover Links
St. Elsewhere and The Bob Newhart Show
St. Elsewhere and Cheers
St. Elsewhere and Chicago Hope
St. Elsewhere and Homicide: Life On The Streets
St. Elsewhere and Oz
St. Elsewhere and Tattingers/Nick And Hillary
St. Elsewhere and The White Shadow

St. Elsewhere Season 1 DVD article!

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