Dear Ma - S4-E16

Factual error: When the South Korean Colonel and General are in the Mess Tent with BJ, their rank insignia is wrong. The insignia the Colonel is wearing is for a U.S. Colonel, and the General's insignia would not be three stars in a horizontal line.

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Movie Tonight - S5-E21

Audio problem: While trying to fix the projector, Klinger says, "The bulb is hot!", but his mouth doesn't move.

Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead - S10-E10

Continuity mistake: In the Swamp, after another drink, Charles puts a clamp on BJ's hand. As he does, the points are facing Hawkeye. In the wide shot, they're pointing at BJ. Then after Charles passes out, they're pointed at Hawkeye again.

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Continuity mistake: In early episodes, Margaret's father was dead. Later, he was alive and visited the camp. Also, in a early episode, Hawkeye writing to his father, tells him to send his love to his mother. Later, he tells Winchester his mother died when he was a child.

None Like it Hot - S7-E6

Audio problem: As the Scrounger comes up to Hawkeye and BJ as they walk out after visiting Radar, you hear the horn honk, but the horn button never gets hit.

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Dear Dad... Three - S2-E9

Character mistake: While talking to Condon, Hawkeye and Trapper relate the story of Dr. Charles Drew, the man responsible for the storage of blood and plasma, and how he died due to not being allowed in a "whites only" hospital after being involved in horrific car accident. The true story is that he was taken to a "poor whites" hospital. Despite being black, he was admitted, and though the doctors worked diligently, his injuries were too severe, and he died. His family sent a warm letter thanking the doctors for their efforts.

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Adam's Ribs - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye throws his food in the mess tent, it lands on the tent screens behind Radar and Klinger. The food is there in the close up shots and in the wide shots it disappears.

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The Nurses - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: As The Nurses look at Baker, Walsh is keeping a lookout, then straightens up, partially turns and raises her right arm. A second later, she's back in position, and starts to straighten again.

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Sons and Bowlers - S10-E19

Continuity mistake: After Klinger throws his ball, his arm stays extended outward. As the shot cuts, looking down the lane towards him, his arm is hanging straight down. Then, after the strike, he raises both arms up. A second later, his left arm is down by his side, his right doing a celebratory motion.

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Taking the Fifth - S9-E9

Revealing mistake: In the supply room, as Hawkeye lights two candles, the room gets noticeably brighter. However, there's too much light for two candles, and his shadow comes from above.

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The Winchester Tapes - S6-E5

Revealing mistake: While painting Winchester's portrait, the camera looks across Potter's position. As it does, the picture is totally finished, though Potter acts like he's working on it.

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Suggested correction: As Leonardo da Vinci put it: Art is never finished, just abandoned. The fact that it looks complete to you or me is no reason why the artist couldn't find minor details he'd want to touch up.

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Movie Tonight - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: After the movie breaks, Hawkeye is giving an over dramatic intro to Margaret. He has his left arm raised, and a second later, both hands are at chest level.

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Hepatitis - S5-E19

Continuity mistake: While tying a tube around Margaret's arm, Pierce drops the cotton ball with alcohol on it. A moment later, it's in his hand.

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Change of Command - S4-E2

Other mistake: It's 1952 when Potter arrives at the 4077. He tells Radar that he joined the army during WWI when he was 15 (he lied about his age). That would mean that Potter was 50 when he arrives. But he said that he'd be retiring in 18 months. Also, in the episode "Point of View" Potter states that this was the first time in 37 years that he missed calling Mildred for their anniversary. That would mean that Potter was 13 when he got married.

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Der Tag - S4-E17

Character mistake: The last bet comes to Frank after Mulcahy bets a dollar, and Potter raises fifty cents, making it a dollar fifty. Frank makes it another five dollars, making it six dollars fifty cents. Mulcahy says "Oh dear, it's five fifty to me." He should have said six fifty.

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Hawkeye - S4-E18

Audio problem: As Hawkeye comes around the curve before crashing, if you look closely, you hear the horn honk, but his hands are both on the wheel.

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Hey, Doc - S4-E5

Other mistake: When the Colonel of the 1st Cavalry goes to leave camp, he gets in his Jeep. The Jeep he gets in is marked "4077 MASH" on the bumper instead of 1st Cav.

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Crisis - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: There is a lag between the interior lights going out and the exterior stage lights going on.

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The Army-Navy Game - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: While Hawkeye holds the tail assembly, Trapper cuts the wires. In the closeup, he cuts the wires a few inches from the connectors. In the wide shot, the wires were cut closer to the bomb's body.

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A Holy Mess - S10-E13

Visible crew/equipment: In the kitchen, as Klinger and Winchester banter back and forth, the shadow of the boom mike can be seen in the upper right corner of the shot.

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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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Cease-Fire - S1-E23

Question: General Clayton says that he confirmed the news of a ceasefire with "CINCOMPAC" (according to the subtitles). What the heck is CINCOMPAC?

Answer: It is actually Cencompac for Central Command of the Pacific. It is like the headquarters for all military activity in the Pacific Region (Japan, Korea, Okinawa, etc. The newer version of that is United States Pacific Command (USPACOM).

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