"Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's Not Coming Back" vs. Henry Blake's Death
It's that time Sesame Street got real vs. a shocking on-camera death!
"Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's Not Coming Back"
Henry Blake's Death
The case for "Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's Not Coming Back"
The first time your heart broke may have been this.
The case for Henry Blake's Death
Thanks to shows such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, the idea of a popular character's sudden death is almost cliché. But M*A*S*H* became the first show to truly stun their viewers when Radar walked into the operating room to let everyone know that Colonel Blake's plane was shot down as he was heading back to the USA and there were no survivors. You could hear a pin (or a scalpel) drop during the silence. To this day, his death still ranks as one of the saddest moments in television history.