M*A*S*H: Abyssinia, Henry (1974)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Military Comedy, Satire, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Originally telecast March 18, 1975, as the finale of M*A*S*H's third season, "Abyssinia, Henry" is one of the series' most celebrated episodes. At long last, Col. Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) has received his discharge papers and is being sent home. A huge party is staged in Henry's honored, highlighted by Klinger's (Jamie Farr) imitation of Carmen Miranda. And throughout the story, the reactions of the different staffers are given plenty of air time, especially those of the rank-conscious Frank Burns (Larry Linville) and the melancholy Radar O'Reilly (Gary Burghoff). Even after all these years, the episode's famous final scene still packs a wallop -- and remember, none of the actors (save one) knew exactly what that final scene would be until the cameras started rolling.

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