The War at Home: The “Lost Episode” of the FOX Sitcom!

The War at HomeIn our recent interview with The War at Home writer Bill Kunstler, he shared some thoughts about the joys of writing for the FOX sitcom, how the show ended, and what might have happened to some of the characters in season three. Bill also discussed some of the topics that the show was able to touch upon, something that few other current sitcoms do in an honest way — subjects like homosexuality, teen drinking, and smoking pot.

One subject that was apparently deemed a little too controversial involves religion. In “Jesus Larry,” Larry (Kyle Sullivan) discovers Jesus Christ and his father, Dave (Michael Rappaport), has a hard time dealing with his son’s newfound love of Christianity. Though everyone felt the script was very funny, it was decided that it shouldn’t be produced.

Bill dug through his files and uncovered the first draft of the script that he co-wrote with Claudia Lonow in Fall 2006. Bill has generously shared the “lost episode” (thanks, Bill!) and you can read it here. You’ll need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view it but you probably have that installed already.

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  1. Olly - London says

    Hi, I’m a big WAH fan, and the ‘Jesus Larry’ script link is dead again, and has been dead for a long time (I’ve been checking back). I’ve googled for it, but can’t find it elsewhere. Any chance you can bump it over to me? I’d really like to see it. A sitcom covering religion is not exactly an everyday thing.


    • says

      @Olly – London: Sorry about that. It’s been fixed. Enjoy! (I would have sent it to you but you didn’t leave your email address.)

  2. joey says

    jis larry into religion or not? at first he says he isnt, then that chick shows up and hes into it because of her, the ne isn’t into her and at the end, he’s legitametly into relition? his story is all over the map.

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