M*A*S*H

Comrades in Arms (Part 2) - S6-E13

Visible crew/equipment: While Margaret and Hawkeye are hiding under the mat, just as the armed North Korean collapses to the floor the shadow of the moving boom mic is visible on the wall.

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The M*A*S*H Olympics - S6-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Colonel Potter surprises everybody with his "little Olympics" idea in the mess tent, after Margaret comments, "I just know I'm not going to have anything left for Donald," at the start of the next shot the boom mic casts a very quick moving shadow on BJ.

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The M*A*S*H Olympics - S6-E10

Visible crew/equipment: While Colonel Potter has everyone gathered in the mess tent to surprise them with his "little Olympics" idea, the studio soundstage is visible at the top, left side of the screen.

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38 Across - S5-E15

Other mistake: When Hawkeye finds the New York Times Crossword he says, "1 down, four letters..." and "1 across...four letters..." and BJ's answers are "chap" and "cast" but in the shot of the newspaper puzzle we see that both "1 down" and "1 across" are actually five letters each, not four.

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Your Hit Parade - S6-E18

Visible crew/equipment: In the compound, as the camera pans to follow Potter coming toward Hawkeye, the corner of the studio is easily seen through the camo net, above the building.

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Welcome to Korea (60 mins.) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye and Radar leave the 4077 in the jeep, the last three numbers on the hood are "717" but when they get to Kimpo it's a different serial number ending in "388."

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Welcome to Korea (60 mins.) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Radar and Hawkeye leave the 4077, the jeep they're in has its windshield in the fold-down position over the hood, but in the two shots from behind Hawkeye and Radar when they see the checkpoint up ahead and Hawkeye speeds up, the windshield has vanished and there's a star on the hood.

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Welcome to Korea (60 mins.) - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Hawkeye removes BJ's Captain rank bars from his uniform and then pins it on Radar's knit cap, in the shot facing Hawkeye and BJ the shadow of the boom mic moves across Radar's back.

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Welcome to Korea (60 mins.) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: After speeding past the checkpoint Hawkeye's stopped by the MPs, and when the lieutenant takes hold of one of Hawkeye's dog tags he's holding the one on the extender chain, but next shot he's holding the other dog tag, with the extender chain and second dog tag hanging down.

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Welcome to Korea (60 mins.) - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Hawkeye and Radar are in the jeep heading to Kimpo Air Base they drive past the checkpoint, and in their closeups the camera casts a shadow on the hood of the jeep.

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Adam's Ribs - S3-E11

Revealing mistake: While Hawkeye's in the mess tent leading the protest shouting "we want something else" he climbs the tent pole, and in two of the wideshots the camera has panned a bit too far to the right, and we can see the edge of the tent facade set at the top right corner of the screen.

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The Trial of Henry Blake - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When Radar walks into the Swamp to sell wingtip shoes to Hawkeye, the dartboard isn't hanging on the door, but in two of Radar's closeups we can see part of the door with the dartboard on it.

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L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel) - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: After Lieutenant Willis wakes up in the Swamp he gets dressed and puts his tie around his neck with its tail end on his right, but when it cuts to his closeup the tie's wide end is at his right side, then it switches again.

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Kim - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye's saying goodbye to the nurse in the morning, he reads "35591715" from her dog tag and says, "Even your number is pretty," and then he makes another date with her and again reads her dog tag, but now the number's "39591715."

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Kim - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: While Margaret's reading the story of 'The Three Bears' to Kim, just as Frank walks into the tent the curved chalk foot mark can be seen on the floor.

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Kim - S2-E6

Other mistake: When Hawkeye and Trapper are arguing with Henry about not sending the little boy to the orphanage, Henry says, "Look, you think I wanna send this little fella away? I got two kids of my own. I'm a former child myself," but at the end of season 1 Henry's wife delivered a boy, whom Henry was aching to be with, so Henry really has three kids.

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Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: After Hawkeye and Trapper leave the OR, when they open the door to the Swamp the dartboard is not hanging on the door, but in the interior shot the dartboard's there.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After we hear General Clayton in the voiceover talking about how it sometimes seems like Henry is Radar's clerk, during this scene in Henry's office we can see the shadow of moving film equipment - likely the boom, at the top, left side of the screen.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Right after the opening credits, in the first shot as the words "Directed by Jackie Cooper" appear onscreen, the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen at the top, left side of the screen.

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I Hate A Mystery - S1-E10

Other mistake: When Henry gives Leslie the gift he says, "I sent to Tokyo for this... A Sato Tanaka double-cammed reel with jeweled escarpment," and we can see on different sides of the box there's green tape hiding its brand name, "Penn," though we can still make out the "Beachmaster 155" name.

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Frank Burns: You disgust me!
Hawkeye: You're right, Frank... I discussed you with everyone I know and we all find you disgusting.

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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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Dear Dad - S1-E12

Question: A number of times it is mentioned that the outfit is unarmed, yet several times, Frank has a rifle, or a pistol, and once Klinger had a grenade, and the guards and Klinger, while on sentry duty, has a rifle. Was this standard, or is this a mistake?

Answer: The Geneva Convention allows even doctors to carry a sidearm to be used in their self defense or the defense of their patients, however it is rare to do so.

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Answer: As an old medical unit staffer, my experience is that med units have combat units assigned to defend them. Usually it was marines.

Answer: Even an Army field hospital would have SOME weapons for self-defense if the enemy attacked. What's meant is that it's not a combat outfit, and therefore wouldn't have enough weapons to actually attack anyone. (It's also mentioned a few times that the Officer of the Watch is supposed to carry a pistol at all times, but Hawkeye refuses to do it when he's in charge and Colonels Blake and Potter don't enforce the rule).

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