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16th Nov 2018

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: In several episodes, we are treated to a glimpse of Col. Potter's paint box. He must have had this for quite some time - the inscription in the lid says "Capt. Potter"

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17th Mar 2012

M*A*S*H (1972)

Soldier of the Month - S4-E12

Trivia: When Igor salutes Hawkeye and BJ as they enter the Post-Op, he bangs the stove, making a "Doinggg" sound. Together with the crisp parade-ground salute, it's really hilarious once you have spotted it. If you wonder whether or not it was deliberate, you can almost see Igor slipping something into his pocket as he exits. (00:04:35)

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22nd Jan 2012

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: Throughout the series, Nurses Able and Baker are often seen or heard of. "Able" and "Baker" stand for the letters A and B in the civilian spelling alphabet, just like Alpha and Bravo do in the Nato spelling alphabet. "Nurse Able" and "Nurse Baker" are just plain old Nurse A and Nurse B - not very creative but whatever works, I guess.

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15th Oct 2011

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: The pictures painted by Col. Potter throughout the show actually were painted by Harry Morgan, the actor playing Col. Potter, who is an amateur painter in real life.

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Suggested correction: According to all sources, Harry Morgan didn't paint the pictures. The prop master hired local talent as needed.

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15th Oct 2011

M*A*S*H (1972)

Springtime - S3-E6

Trivia: In the background, two soldiers are washing an ambulance. As Hawkeye and Mulchahy walk by, one empties a bucket over the other's head - and not for the first time: the shot must have taken several takes. (00:06:00)

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27th May 2011

M*A*S*H (1972)

Trivia: During the whole series, the same short loop of background chatter is used in every OR scene. You can make out the words "Doctor, do you want me to hold that for you?" and "Irrigate this!" over and over again.

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