For the length of its time on TV, M*A*S*H produced not only incredible characters but episodes. So many of them stand out as memories and they can be relived thanks to reruns. But there are a select few that land among the top-rated ones on IMDb. Maybe you agree with these five or have your own preferences. Let’s check these five out.
After putting in his time at the M*A*S*H 4077th, Henry Blake finally is going home. The doctors and nurses there give him a rousing sendoff. Before getting on his chopper, Henry steps away from it for one touching moment with Radar. But there’s not a happy ending here. Radar gets a message, goes into the OR, and lets everyone know that Henry’s dead.
In this episode of M*A*S*H, we find Hawkeye and Trapper John having some fun by making up a guy named Captain Tuttle. No Tuttle exists in reality, but Tuttle fever starts taking over there. It gets so far along that General Clayton has decided to award Tuttle a commendation for his service. But there is no Tuttle.
Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (the M*A*S*H Finale)
A two-hour show provides a mixture of laughs and serious moments. As the Korean War winds down, it’s time for everyone at the 4077th to return to the United States. Everyone gets a chance to say their goodbyes. Viewers watch as Hawkeye and B.J. say goodbye to M*A*S*H, and we are all included, too.
It’s literally a do-or-die situation for B.J. One soldier named George is desperately in need of an aorta in a 20-minute time span. Another soldier named Harold arrives at the M*A*S*H 4077th with a beating heart but he’s brain dead. It’s left up to B.J. to decide whether or not he should remove Harold’s heart.
Sometimes You Hear the Bullet
A friend from Hawkeye’s childhood stops by to let Pierce know that he’s writing a book. He is planning to fill it all up with his military experience. For Hawkeye, it feels like these situations being brought up just might leave him feeling lost. Ron Howard guest stars in this stellar episode.
This list of M*A*S*H episodes may not include your favorite. But this is a great start for a team looking at this show through scissored eyes.
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