27) Abyssinia, Henry (M*A*S*H)

The Joker On The Sofa

M*A*S*H was already on the list once. Let me give you the description again:

M*A*S*H was a comedy about war. That’s a pretty dark place to start, and M*A*S*H was pretty famous for being able to bounce back and forth between off-the-wall humor and dark, maudlin drama.

Ihawk.gif The entire show in 5 seconds

In fact, in an episode of Futurama, iHawk, acharacter based on Hawkeye (Alan Alda), has a switch that causes him to oscillate between irreverent humor and maudlin drinking. That was not an inaccurate portrayal of the characters on the show, especially Hawkeye. In order to live on the battlefield and to treat the wounded, the crew of the M*A*S*H tent have to balance accepting the horrible reality in front of them with standing back and mocking life’s cruelties. It made M*A*S*H a show where the audience could not guess what the theme of the next show was going to…

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