Season 3 Episode 24

Abyssinia, Henry

Aired Unknown Mar 18, 1975 on CBS

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  • In truth THE comedy ep of a decade, quite possibly the century!

    Abyssinia Henry, the comedy ep fom a sweet, jesterly and insightful series that shook a world of fonzie and lucy is trully just as gut wrenching as ascribed. Ive allways been a lover of the beautiful hatemocking that M.A.S.H delivered, while basically all other series based comedy on the mocking of individuall traits, M.A.S.H developed a mocking of evil and unthoughtfulness. A series that would have been great from the start anyhow turned into an essential classic the second radar told a cheerful crowd that Henry, the lovable funloving goof of an officer died in a planecrash.
    Abyssinia Henry marked the turning point in where a more subtle, serious mode of black comedy entered TV opening up for such beauties as northern exposure, scrubs or earl.