There wasn’t a dry eye in America when the final episode of M*A*S*H aired on February 28, 1983. The final episode was called Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, and is was over 2 1/2 hours long. The episode had a Nielsen rating of 60.2 and 77 share, and according to a New York Times article in 1983, over 125 million viewers watched the episode.
According to Wikipedia, “Stories persist that the episode was seen by so many people that the New York City Sanitation/Public Works Department reported the plumbing systems broke down in some parts of the city from so many New Yorkers waiting until the end to use the toilet.”
Relive the final scenes from the episode below when everyone says goodbye…
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