On August 18th, ABC and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences opened the polls and allowed fans to vote for Television’s Most Memorable Moments in two categories, Drama and Comedy/Variety (see this ABC news article). Among the initial twenty television shows in the Comedy/Variety category was M*A*S*H, for the scene in “Abyssinia, Henry” when Radar informs Hawkeye, Trapper and the rest of the surgical staff of Colonel Blake’s death.
Some time later, those forty moments were whittled down to ten in each category, with “Abyssinia, Henry” still in contention (see this ABC news article). Over 100,000 votes were cast. The voting will continue through September 15th and then, on Sunday, September 21st, during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, the top moment in each category will be revealed.
You can vote for your favorite moment in the comedy category here. Interestingly, several of the memorable moments in the Comedy category — including the one from M*A*S*H — are actually dramatic in content.