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HOF: The Great Herring War vs. HOF: Henry Blake's Death

It's the best St. Olaf tale vs. a shocking on-camera death!

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HOF: The Great Herring War

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HOF: Henry Blake's Death

The case for HOF: The Great Herring War

In the first season finale of The Golden Girls, we get to see how Rose and Dorothy came to live in Blanche's too-big-for-just-her Miami home. But nothing could have prepared us for Rose's best (and first ever) story about St. Olaf — Drogo

The case for HOF: 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. — Mark Eyechart

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