M*A*S*H

Rally Round the Flagg, Boys - S7-E21

Revealing mistake: When Col. Flagg holds his pistol up to stop Mr. Pak Sr. from leaving, you can see there is no magazine in the pistol.

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House Arrest - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: In the swamp during the movie, Frank comes up and talks to Igor, who is running the projector. Although there is a film running, there is no film on either the supply or take-up reels.

Movie Nut
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Mail Call - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: When the mail arrives in the compound, in daylight, everyone has 3 shadows. (00:00:50)

jle

5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Charlie drops the bomb on the General's jeep it is obvious that the jeep is already burnt and mangled when the explosion starts. (00:14:15)

jle
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Operation Noselift - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: When Baker is talking with Father Mulcahy it is clear that Baker's nose is prosthetic. The colour doesn't match as well as it does in other scenes. (00:05:45)

jle
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For the Good of the Outfit - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: Frank is shaving; when he bends down to pick up the envelope containing shrapnel fragments, the foam on his face and ear suddenly all dries up. The shot must have needed a lot of takes. (00:07:20)

jle

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen - S11-E16

Revealing mistake: Col. Potter is taking Sophie to the orphanage at the end of the show. "Sophie" is a male horse. Look closely.

Alcoholics Unanimous - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: When the tent roof caves in and the projector shorts out in a gush of water from above, you can see that actually the projector "shorts out" before the tent roof ruptures. The crew probably didn't want to risk the pyrotechnic devices getting wet. (00:02:25)

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Stars and Stripes - S8-E14

Revealing mistake: Anytime Margaret and Hawkeye are drinking in the bar, there is no liquid in the bottles.

None Like it Hot - S7-E6

Revealing mistake: When Hawkeye exits the tub, you can see his shorts as he wraps the towel around himself.

William Bergquist

Major Fred C. Dobbs - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: When Frank is digging for gold, he has 2 shadows. (00:20:00)

jle

Dear Dad, Again - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: When Hawkeye walks into the mess tent naked as per his bet with Trapper, in some shots, you can see that he is really still wearing shorts. (00:07:40)

Bug Out (60 mins.) - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Col. Potter is in the helicopter looking for a new site for the camp, you can see landscape reflecting in the canopy. This never changes position although they're meant to be flying around. (00:22:30)

jle

End Run - S5-E17

Revealing mistake: In the mess, you can see everyone has their food on metal trays and ceramic dishes. Sgt Zale, though, has his lemon pie in a polystyrene dish - so that it doesn't hurt Klinger when he gets it in the face. (00:08:15)

jle

Officers Only - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: The first scene is set in the X-Ray room. There is an X-Ray up on a lightbox in the background. Towards the end of episode 14, there is a scene in the O.R. - the exact same X-Ray is visible in the background there as well. (00:45:00)

jle

The Price - S7-E17

Revealing mistake: Margret is running out of the shower tent screaming where just moments before we saw her taking a shower. We can see she's wearing a flesh-colored pantyhose.

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Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: After many hours in the OR Hawkeye takes a seat in the wheelchair that Radar's pushing, and when they reach the Swamp there's a wooden ramp on the ground right outside the door, which is never normally there, deliberately placed for this shot so Radar can push the wheelchair into the Swamp.

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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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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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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene where General Clayton is explaining the 4077 to the psychiatrist, the scene changes to the outdoor set and the camera pans to the right. As the camera pans past the hospital, a white 1970s era shuttle van can be seen driving into the set in the upper right corner of the screen. (00:01:35)

John Hunt
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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.

stiiggy

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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