(01x08) 008 - Cowboy

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(01x08) 008 - Cowboy

Post by RJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:37 am

Use this thread to discuss episode 01x08, Cowboy.

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Re: (01x08) 008 - Cowboy

Post by Grove17 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:07 am

A double Dear John John....from Reno
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Re: (01x08) 008 - Cowboy

Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:35 pm

This was actually the first episode I taped when I first started watching the show back in 2005.

Most M*A*S*Hers tend to regard this as one of the worst episodes of the series, I think they find the whole concept of Cowboy the chopper pilot to be a little out there sure, but I find this episode to be rather humorous... "Jeep... crash... boom... kill... jeep... crash... boom... kill... jeep... crash... boom... kill..." or even when Henry gets blown up in the latrine: "Boooom..."

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Re: (01x08) 008 - Cowboy

Post by Ferret Face » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:33 pm

I liked this one. My favorite up to this point in the series. Of course, it had a lot of great humor with the assassination attempts on Henry (that sounds so weird...), his growing anxiety, and the anxiety of those around him (Radar giving him the papers attached to the pole, and people not wanting to get close to him in the mess tent).

But the thing that I think raises the episode to another level is the Cowboy himself. Yes, some of the humor around him may have been a bit much, but that's not what I'm talking about. I just love how they handled the character on a human level. This was the first time in the series where they really explored a patient's emotional drama, and I think they really nailed it IMO. I especially loved the emotion he showed as Hawkeye was reading the letter, as he found out that his wife was tempted to have an affair, but was able to remain faithful to him. Really great acting in that scene, IMO.

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