M*A*S*H

That's Show Biz - S10-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After the troupe's performance in post-op, when it cuts to Brandy in Margaret's tent we can see the boom mic dipping into view at the top, right corner of the screen.

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Depressing News - S9-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the guy from I Corps Supply lifts the flap at the back of the truck with all the boxes, just as Colonel Potter says, "Sergeant, how many of these parcels are checking into this post," the shadow of the boom mic can be seen at the top, right corner of the screen.

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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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The Best of Enemies - S9-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Margaret and BJ win the bridge game, just as Charles stands up we can see the top of the Officers Club set, and we see it again when Klinger tells Father Mulcahy, "Everyone bet on either Potter or Winchester."

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The Best of Enemies - S9-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Hawkeye shows the photo of his father to the North Korean, when it cuts to the shot in the Officers Club just as Klinger says, "And these players you can't tell anything," the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving at the top, right corner of the screen.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: At the Officers' Club, after Potter and Tucker's practical joke is out of the bag and they're congratulated, when it cuts to everyone sitting at the bar, at the start of this shot the boom mic is visible at the top, left side of the screen just before it's pulled up.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: After the scene with Klinger, who's dressed as Cleopatra, lying down on his cot in the office, when it cuts to the shot of the Swamp as it pans out, we can see the corner of the Swamp set at the top, left side of the screen.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: When Klinger wakes everyone up in the Swamp, just as Hawkeye asks Klinger if he saw anyone else lurking around the Swamp, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving at the top, left side of the screen.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: After the opening credits, in the closeup of Charles and Colonel Potter just as Charles complains about what's undoubtedly awaiting them in the mess tent, there's a shadow of a moving boom mic at the top, left corner of the curtain.

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Nurse Doctor - S8-E7

Revealing mistake: While Charles is in the shower stall Hawkeye and BJ take his bottle of Vichy water, and when Charles steps out of the stall The Nurses outside the tent whistle, but we can see through the stall's openings that Charles is wearing something.

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Hot Lips is Back in Town - S7-E19

Revealing mistake: While Hawkeye's in the shower Radar shows up with a cup of coffee, and when Hawkeye steps out of the shower stall the door swings out so we can see the top of whatever Hawkeye's wearing.

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B.J. Papa San - S7-E15

Visible crew/equipment: After a 14 hour shift in the OR, when sleepy BJ and Hawkeye are in the change room just as Hawkeye says, "Let's face it, their demand is bigger than your supply," the shadow of the moving boom mic is visible on the curtain.

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B.J. Papa San - S7-E15

Continuity mistake: When BJ and Hawkeye are peeking into Radar's box of bees, in the wideshot there's tape on the box, but in the closeup the tape has vanished.

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An Eye for a Tooth - S7-E13

Revealing mistake: When Hawkeye and BJ are in the showers and Margaret steals their towels and clothes, the duo head back to the Swamp naked, but we can see the top of whatever Hawkeye's wearing.

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None Like it Hot - S7-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Klinger's in Colonel Potter's office wearing the fur coat and rubber reducing suit, just as Potter says, "This one is definitely in the running," we can see the shadow of the boom mic shaking up and down on the wall, at the left side of the screen.

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Peace On Us - S7-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Radar gets off the phone with the guard at Panmunjom and tells Colonel Potter and BJ that Hawkeye's gone on ahead, at the start of the next shot we can see the back of the soundstage set at the top, right side of the screen. And notice that Hawkeye's and the guards' voices are echoey on the soundstage in this shot.

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Peace On Us - S7-E2

Revealing mistake: When Colonel Potter's in the Swamp telling Hawkeye, BJ, and Charles that surgeons' rotation points have increased from 36 to 45 Hawkeye becomes incensed, and in these two shots from this angle we can see the edge of the Swamp set at the top, left corner of the screen.

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Commander Pierce - S7-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Margaret tells Hawkeye that he ran the siege pretty well then salutes him, when it cuts to BJ returning to camp with the wounded GI, the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen.

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Sometimes You Hear the Bullet - S1-E17

Henry Blake: All I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war, and rule number one is that young men die. And rule number two is that doctors can't change rule number one.

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Trivia: Season 4. Episode 1 "Welcome To Korea". At the end of the episode the new commanding officer, Colonel Sherman Potter, played by Harry Morgan is introduced. In Season 3 Episode 1 "The General Flipped at Dawn", Harry Morgan played Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele.

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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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