M*A*S*H

Mad Dogs and Servicemen - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As the medics take a stretcher off The Bus, and then Hawkeye goes into The Bus, the shadow of the recording equipment boom plays across them.

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A Full Rich Day - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: As Lt. LeClerq stands beside his commander, the Commander starts to look to his left, and drops his hand. When the angle changes, he drops his hand again.

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Officer of the Day - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: As Hawkeye walks past the swamp after leaving Trapper, you can see the still is missing.

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Officers Only - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: As the camera looks at the door of the Officer's club while the General and Hawkeye talk, other tents can be seen behind them. As Hawkeye brings in the enlisted personnel, the area is totally empty.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Other mistake: The Chinese patient cut the strap of Klinger's red gown, but Radar says Klinger requests a replacement brassier. Later Klinger's red gown shows no damage, although he could have retied the strap.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: The amount of alcohol in the bottle Hawkeye holds in the Swamp goes from full to half empty and back between cuts.

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Sons and Bowlers - S10-E19

Revealing mistake: During the conversation between Potter and Klinger in the Mess tent, if you look past them you can see Margaret loitering, waiting for her cue to enter.

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Tell it To the Marines - S9-E8

Continuity mistake: The water Klinger accidentally spits on Potter goes from a number of separate spots to one big spot in a couple of seconds.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Continuity mistake: In Potter's office, after Potter gives his orders, and checks Hawkeye, his hand is up. A second later it's down.

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The Yalu Brick Road - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: After uncovering the motorcycle, there's only the tan chicken around. A moment later, Ralph has a brown chicken in his arm that wasn't there before.

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The Yalu Brick Road - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: As "Ralph" gets the chicken off the tarp covered motorcycle, he goes to pick up the egg with his left hand. After the close up, he does it with his right.

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The Yalu Brick Road - S8-E10

Visible crew/equipment: As Hawkeye, BJ, and "Ralph" come over to help the farmer, the shadow of the boom mike is seen on the ground at the bottom right side of the shot.

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Private Finance - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: In Rosie's Bar, the lettering reading "GI CLASSY" is in thick letters. From the outside, the lettering is thin.

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Hot Lips is Back in Town - S7-E19

Factual error: In the beginning, you can see that there's a First Lieutenant bar on Margaret's left collar instead of the medical symbol Caduceus, like Charles has on.

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Life With Father - S3-E8

Factual error: Radar finds a rabbi on board USS Essex, but the film shown of the Essex isn't...it's the USS Yorktown CV-10.

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The Grim Reaper - S6-E11

Visible crew/equipment: As Hawkeye walks over to the Colonel, there appears to be a lighting rig, or a reflector, over the Colonel's cot in the upper left of the shot. (00:20:35)

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Movie Tonight - S5-E21

Other mistake: When the four nurses at the door sing, two are singing, two accompanying. The nurse on the right of the shot seems to have forgotten the words.

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Movie Tonight - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: As Klinger waves his hands to get attention for his part, it can be seen they're empty. A second later, he has a bulb in his right hand.

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Hawkeye Get Your Gun - S5-E10

Visible crew/equipment: As Potter and Hawkeye look at the totalled and burning jeep, the shadow of the camera's shade can be seen at the lower left corner of the shot.

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Hawkeye Get Your Gun - S5-E10

Character mistake: As Potter and Hawkeye pull up to the MP checkpoint, Potter and the MP exchange salutes. As per Army regulations, no salutes are given under battle conditions. The reason is that if the superior officer, in this case Colonel Potter, returns the salute, he can be a target for snipers.

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

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Trivia: Gary Burghoff's left hand was slightly deformed, and he often hid it behind his clipboard during filming.

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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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