Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Forgotten TV-A Favorite Episode of M*A*S*H
In the third season of MASH, the actor playing Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) decided he had a better future off the show and the writers shocked Americans, with an episode that killed him rather than sent him home. I never remember being this shocked by a TV show. Unfortunately, this series was his finest hour. And his replacement, Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan) had a long run in his place. He was probably a better fit for the long haul.
I don't much watch the later seasons of MASH, which at the time I loved. But now if I watch a rerun at all, it is those early, loony seasons that hold up best for me.