Adam’s Ribs Voted Favorite Episode from Season 3


It was a nail biter but last month visitors to voted “Adam’s Ribs” their favorite episode from Season 3 of M*A*S*H, wrapping up the Henry/Trapper era of the Great 2015 M*A*S*H Episode Poll. At several points during March “Abyssinia, Henry” was atop the poll but in the end “Adam’s Ribs” won out by just one vote. “Private Charles Lamb” was a very distance third.

A total of 147 votes were cast, down considerably from February’s Season 2 poll. Four episodes received no votes and three others received just one vote each. Here are the full results:

  1. Adam’s Ribs (23%, 34 Votes)
  2. Abyssinia, Henry (22%, 33 Votes)
  3. Private Charles Lamb (8%, 12 Votes)
  4. The General Flipped at Dawn (7%, 11 Votes)
  5. Springtime (5%, 8 Votes)
  6. Aid Station (4%, 6 Votes)
  7. A Full Rich Day (4%, 6 Votes)
  8. Rainbow Bridge (3%, 5 Votes)
  9. House Arrest (3%, 4 Votes)
  10. Alcoholics Unanimous (3%, 4 Votes)
  11. There is Nothing Like a Nurse (3%, 4 Votes)
  12. Officer of the Day (3%, 4 Votes)
  13. Bulletin Board (2%, 3 Votes)
  14. O.R. (2%, 3 Votes)
  15. Iron Guts Kelly (2%, 3 Votes)
  16. Check-Up (1%, 2 Votes)
  17. Big Mac (1%, 2 Votes)
  18. The Consultant (1%, 1 Votes)
  19. Payday (1%, 1 Votes)
  20. White Gold (1%, 1 Votes)
  21. Love and Marriage (0%, 0 Votes)
  22. Mad Dogs and Servicemen (0%, 0 Votes)
  23. Life With Father (0%, 0 Votes)
  24. Bombed (1%, 0 Votes)

When you have a classic episode like “Abyssinia, Henry” it’s sometimes hard not to want to vote for it even if it may not be your favorite simply because it’s such an iconic episode. “Adam’s Ribs” is a terrific episode but I’ve always loved “Private Charles Lamb” because of the spam lamb. Ultimately, I couldn’t decide which episode to vote for and abstained.

Hit the comments with your reactions to the results. Which episode did you vote for and why?

And don’t forget to vote in this month’s poll, which asks visitors to chose their favorite episode from Season 4.

4 Replies to “Adam’s Ribs Voted Favorite Episode from Season 3”

  1. I voted for ‘Springtime.’ It is just such a sunny episode, both literally and figuratively, and makes me smile right through till the end every time I watch it. From Klinger’s wedding to Radar’s slaking, non stop fun and frolic in the sun. Great episode.

  2. I voted for Adam’s Ribs. That episode never fails to make me laugh uproariously. Abyssinia Henry is certainly a terrific episode as well and deserves the close 2nd. Season 3 is easily my favorite of the whole series and can’t really think of any Season 3 episodes that I don’t like, so I would be pleased no matter which had won this poll.

  3. I felt it was necessary to vote for “Abyssinia, Henry”, because that episode was really earth-shattering and groundbreaking for its time – to kill off a major character in the manner that they had was certainly a gutsy move to make for a primetime sitcom, and it always stands out in my mind because of it. M*A*S*H perhaps depicted the horrors and realities of war in a war they hadn’t before or since.

    That said, “Adam’s Ribs” is a good one too. I don’t understand how “A Full Rich Day” made it so high on the list when it’s one of the worst episodes of the whole series: the episode makes no sense. It certainly shouldn’t be ranked higher than “Rainbow Bridge”, which is a terrific episode. “Life With Father” so close to the bottom, that’s one of those episodes I don’t give much thought to, but it’s also one that whenever I watch it, it’s always better than I remember it being.

    Now, Season Four is going to be much more difficult to vote in, because I really have a number of episodes that I really enjoy from that one, so narrowing down the choice to one is certainly not going to be easy – I may have to give this one some serious thought before I decide.

  4. I’ve never understood the hate that “A Full Rich Day” gets. It’s one of my favorite episodes.

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