M*A*S*H

Baby, it's Cold Outside - S7-E9

Factual error: While watching the Sonja Henie movie "Sun Valley Serenade" Colonel Potter says at one point of the movie "This is supposed to be where she does a triple axel and ends up in a split." Then he has to leave and says "Now I'll never get to see it." He wouldn't be able to see it until 1989 when Midori Ito from Japan was the first woman to complete a triple axel in competition, Tonya Harding was the 2nd woman to complete one and the only American woman. And I doubt Sonja Henie ever did anything as complicated as a triple axel even with her 3 Olympic Gold Medals.

Sonja Marie

Dear Sis - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: Charles (in scrubs), Radar, and Father Mulchahy are all in the changing room when Radar and Mulchahy go take a phone call. When entering the comm room, Charles has appeared and is complaining about waiting for a phone call in his fatigues.

Rally Round the Flagg, Boys - S7-E21

Deliberate mistake: When Flagg turns out the light to escape. To make that effect they had to freeze a frame and then start again. If you look closely after Flagg turns out the light you can see Hawkeye and the Korean Man on the far right freeze. Then it shows Potter ordering the light back on.

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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None Like it Hot - S7-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Klinger's in Colonel Potter's office wearing the fur coat and rubber reducing suit, just as Potter says, "This one is definitely in the running," we can see the shadow of the boom mic shaking up and down on the wall, at the left side of the screen.

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Peace On Us - S7-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Radar gets off the phone with the guard at Panmunjom and tells Colonel Potter and BJ that Hawkeye's gone on ahead, at the start of the next shot we can see the back of the soundstage set at the top, right side of the screen. And notice that Hawkeye's and the guards' voices are echoey on the soundstage in this shot.

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Peace On Us - S7-E2

Revealing mistake: When Colonel Potter's in the Swamp telling Hawkeye, BJ, and Charles that surgeons' rotation points have increased from 36 to 45 Hawkeye becomes incensed, and in these two shots from this angle we can see the edge of the Swamp set at the top, left corner of the screen.

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Dear Comrade - S7-E11

Revealing mistake: In the first scene, when the camera pans back, in the upper left corner of the screen you can see that a part of the tent has been removed to make room for the camera. (00:02:15)

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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Trivia: Season 4. Episode 1 "Welcome To Korea". At the end of the episode the new commanding officer, Colonel Sherman Potter, played by Harry Morgan is introduced. In Season 3 Episode 1 "The General Flipped at Dawn", Harry Morgan played Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele.

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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: 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).

Captain Defenestrator

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: My old doctor (now deceased) served in Korea during the War. He was required to carry a sidearm anytime he was not in the hospital.

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