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Quote of the Day: M*A*S*H

[Hawkeye was telling Dr. Sidney Freedman about what he initially thought was a chicken clucking inside the bus]

Dr. Sidney Freedman: Then what happened?

Hawkeye: Then I went back toward the front of the bus.

Dr. Sidney Freedman: And what happened next?

Hawkeye: There’s something wrong with it. It stopped making noise. It just–just stopped.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: She-she killed it! She killed it!

Dr. Sidney Freedman: She killed the chicken?

Hawkeye: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I didn’t mean for her to kill it.

[sobbing]

Hawkeye: I did not–I–I just wanted it to be quiet. It was–it was a baby! She, she smothered her own baby.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: You son of a bitch, why did you make me remember that?

Dr. Sidney Freedman: You had to get it out in the open. Now we’re halfway home.

The series finale of M*A*S*H aired on this day, 36 years ago (February 28, 1983). Over 125 million tuned in to watch! To this day, it is the largest audience for any television series (excluding sports and news events) ever. It is still the standard of which every television series finale is compared.

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Quote of the Day: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century


The year is 1987 and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap Ranger 3 and its pilot Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.

Happy 76th birthday to Gil Gerard!!!

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Quote of the Day: The Day After

Dr. Sam Hachiya: [intensely] What did you see? You come from Kansas City. What did you see?

Dr. Russell Oakes: [in shock] I was on the freeway, about 30 miles away. I’m not sure… it was high in the air, directly above downtown. Like the sun… exploding.

The TV movie The Day After aired on ABC on this day, 35 years ago (November 20, 1983). More than 100 million tuned in to watch. It was one of the first “watercooler moments” of us school children the next morning.

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Quote of the Day: The Mouse and the Motorcycle

“Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language.”

The Mouse and the Motorcycle aired for the 1st time on ABC Weekend Specials on this day, 32 years ago (November 8, 1986).

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Quote of the Day: The Natural

Pop Fisher: C’mon Hobbs, knock the cover off the ball!

 

Happy 84th Birthday to Wilford Brimley!!!

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Quote of the Day: Punky Brewster

Punky Power!

Holy Macanoli! Punky Brewster debuted on NBC on this day, 34 years ago (September 18, 1984)!!!

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