Henry Blake (M*A*S*H) question

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wannab

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I was reading (my favorite M*A*S*H character) McLean Stevenson's bio on IMDB, and came across this little tidbit...

After the news of Col. Blake's death on "M*A*S*H" (1972) (He left at the end of the third season) shocked the world, the very next night on "The Carol Burnett Show" (1967), the opening shot was of Henry Blake in a smoking raft, waving his arms, hollering, "I'm OK! I'm OK!".
I tried to find a video of this moment on YouTube with no luck (might not be searching correctly). Anyway, does anyone know if there is a clip of this on the net? If so please point it out to me, I'd really like to see it.




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micdavis

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Boy, I was a dedicated watcher of both those shows on air. Sure don't remember that.

I would love to see it as well.
 

moffeaton

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Woah.. I'd love to see that too. I remember my mom bursting into tears when his character's death was announced.
 

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Kerr Avon

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So he survived the instant death of the plane crash, but died of dehydration in the ocean? He certainly didn't show up in "After M*A*S*H" so he must have been dead. Man, he'd have been better off dieing in the crash.
 

micdavis

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Of course Stevenson left by his own hand to make the show Hello Larry, generally considered one of the biggest turkeys in TV history.
 

SmilingOtter

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The only "AfterMASH" episode I remember seeing concerned an unconscious patient being brought in, and the staff somehow decided he was a hero from WW2. (Maybe they made that part up to get him admitted.) Turns out they were right, after a fashion. He did fight in the war, but for the Germans...
 

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dbuck

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You mean than being in "After MASH" of course, and you'd be right. What did that thing last like three episodes?
Turns out it lasted thirty one episodes. I know I saw the first and probably a few more but I gave up fairly quickly.

But I still saw more of that show than I did Hello Larry.
 

terryr

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Years later McLean Stevenson said he thought the public were in love with him, but it was really Henry Blake.
 

EvilRocketeer

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I got good news and bad news.

The good news is the video does exist. Bad news I cant find it anymore.

I was doing research on MASH several years ago about why Blake, Frank, and Trapper left the show. I came upon the trivia about Henry Blake and I literally searched for hours for the video. I came across two websites that had it. One video no longer worked but the other website did.

I cant find the darn thing again and dont have the time to search for it again. It was several years ago so the website may not even exist anymore. I came by it by luck.
 

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robn1

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Are the Netflix DVDs full episodes, or the cut down highlights versions that aired in reruns? That might mean the segment isn't available. Look for season 8, episode 22.
 

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