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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Factual error: After the opening credits it cuts to Klinger at Mail Call, and Father Mulcahy's reading Ring Magazine which is dated December 1969, 16 years after the Korean War ended.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the overhead exterior shot of the compound, when Colonel Potter calls everyone's attention to the situation regarding "crackerjack corpsman" Sergeant Hutchinson, as the shot pans out we can see the boom and the boom mic at the top left corner of the screen. Then when Margaret calls on Hutchinson to come forward, the boom mic is moving around at the top of the screen, and it's still there when Klinger rides out on Sophie.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: While Hawkeye's helping Klinger with the love letter to Laverne, just as Klinger says, "After all, you're only human, I was thousands of miles..." the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After Colonel Potter tells everyone in his office that he's been asked to address them about the possibility of making the army their career, the Swamp trio laugh, and when it cuts to Margaret telling the "clowns" to keep quiet, the shadow of the boom mic bounces around at the top, right side of the screen.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the last scenes of the episode, the overhead shots showing the parade where Klinger rides in on Sophie, dressed (undressed) as Lady Godiva, you can see the boom mic in view at the top of the screen.

Frank Burns: I know I'm a real asset.
Hawkeye: You're only off by two letters.

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Bug Out (60 mins.) - S5-E1

Trivia: Early on in this episode a scene takes place in the shower between Harry Morgan and William Christopher. Right before the scene ends William pulls the chain on the lever for the shower to turn on, but the water doesn't come on; in fact when he notices the water doesn't come on, he holds onto the chain and the lever actually comes off. You can tell by his facial expressions this was totally unexpected, but since this was the end of the scene and no further dialog was needed, it was left in.

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That's Show Biz - S10-E1

Question: Talking with stripper Candy Doyle, Potter remarks that he still remembers how she used to spin her tassels and that he is reminded of this every time he sees a C 42 revving up. On the net I do find references to a C40A, a C47 and others, but no reference to an aircraft of the time called a C 42. What would he have been referring to?

Answer: The C-42 was a military variant of the Douglas DC-2. Very few C-42's were built, so it's questionable that Potter would specifically have seen that particular model, but, given his military background, it's not entirely unreasonable that he might use the military designation even when the aircraft in question is actually a civilian DC-2.

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