M*A*S*H

Springtime - S3-E6

Factual error: Radar mentions to a nurse he's smitten with that the movie that night is "Firstborn of Godzilla." Godzilla (the movie, not the monster) wasn't released until 1954. (00:15:10)

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Hot Lips and Empty Arms - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Margaret is seen drunk in Henry's office it is daylight outside. Radar brings news of incoming casualties so they rush outside where it is pitch dark. (00:20:00)

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Depressing News - S9-E12

Other mistake: When Alan Alda and Mike Farrell are walking into frame in the scene where Hawkeye and BJ discover the huge shipment of tongue depressors, Alda's feet are visible for about two seconds and he has bright blue early '80s shoes on.

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Strange Bedfellows - S11-E11

Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene in the mess hall, Charles' rank insignia & medical insignia are on the wrong sides of his collar, the next scene they are on the correct side.

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The Ringbanger - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Frank is trying to examine the Colonel, in some shots Buzz's robe is open and in others it is tied at the waist. (00:10:50)

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Character mistake: When Colonel Blake's wife is having a baby, he is on the phone with the hospital as tells them to tell 'Mildred' he loves her and will talk to her soon. His wife's name was Lorraine.

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Give and Take - S11-E14

Factual error: During this episode, Sergent Klinger gives a Hershey Chocolate Bar with Almonds (although the 'Hershey' name is obliterated on the bulk box as well as the bar itself, there is no doubt as to what it is) to a wounded North Korean soldier, who accepts it and turns it upside down, revealing a Universal Product Code bar code. Bar codes were not used on products until some 20 years later. (00:12:20)

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Good-Bye Radar (Part 2) - S8-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After Radar tells Colonel Potter that he decided to go home after all it cuts to Hawkeye walking into the office, and just as Hawkeye opens the door we can see the top of the set.

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Are You Now, Margaret? - S8-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Williamson and Hawkeye walk into the Swamp and stand near BJ's cot, the edge of the tent set can be seen at the top, left side of the screen.

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The Consultant - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Henry, Trapper, and Hawkeye get into the jeep with Radar notice the style of jeep and its number is 16930382, but when they're driving to the chopper pad the style differs - things such as hood, antenna, etc, and its number is 11172419. Then when the chopper takes off the jeep's style is back to the original jeep they were in.

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Check-Up - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Margaret's in her tent reading just as Hawkeye walks in to give her the physical, the chalk T-mark can be seen on the floor.

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The Chosen People - S2-E19

Visible crew/equipment: After Harper, the JAG, has Trapper and Hawkeye sign and attest to the blood report, when Radar enters Henry's office we can see a crewmember's hand near the floor between the two doors, preventing the closing door from swinging back and forth. (00:22:20)

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye and Lt. Johnson are sharing Hawkeye's bottle of "wine" there's a closeup of Johnson's hand holding the glass, and in the closeup that hand has short nails, whereas in all other shots Johnson has long nails.

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That's Show Biz - S10-E1

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, after Father Mulcahy says goodbye to Sarah, when it cuts to a wideshot we can see two actors' rubber T-marks on the ground. The first is behind Father Mulcahy's feet, a white T-mark (albeit dirty) where Sarah had been standing, and the second becomes visible when Klinger runs over and bumps into Kellye, he kicks up some dirt which causes the black rubber T-mark to flip up off the ground.

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Identity Crisis - S10-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When the nurse tells BJ that they're having a problem with Rice using his sales pitch in post-op, just as the nurse and BJ start walking over to Rice we can see the curved chalk foot mark on the floor.

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Goodbye, Cruel World - S8-E21

Visible crew/equipment: After Klinger gives the envelope with the forged discharge papers to the driver going to I Corps, just as he walks through the doorway we can see the two actors' tape marks on the ground, where the driver and Sidney were standing when they arrived.

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Goodbye, Cruel World - S8-E21

Visible crew/equipment: After the opening credits, in the very first shot in the OR we can see the boom mic dipping into view at the top, left side of the screen.

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Communication Breakdown - S10-E6

Visible crew/equipment: While Colonel Potter and Margaret are with Charles, a nurse sees them and announces the presence of a newspaper, then when everyone gathers around Charles while he sets the reading rules, there's a man with blondish shoulder length hair and a beard, wearing a blue button down shirt and white pants who's standing in the background, partially hidden by the signpost.

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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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B.J. Papa San - S7-E15

Visible crew/equipment: While BJ's holding Peg's letter and telling Hawkeye about being homesick and depressed, the edge of the Swamp set can be seen at the top, left corner 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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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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