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War Co-Respondent - S8-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When they're all in the OR talking about Aggie being at the 4077, Charles compares Colonel Potter's art style to Aggie's, and in the next shot as Potter tells the art critic to tread softly, the boom mic is visible at the top, right side of the screen and just as the mic starts to pull up the shot zooms in on Aggie.

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Goodbye, Cruel World - S8-E21

Visible crew/equipment: While Klinger's practicing Colonel Potter's forged signature on the notepad, when BJ walks in on him and then picks up Klinger's notepad the boom mic moves across the top of the screen.

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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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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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Stars and Stripes - S8-E14

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

Bottle Fatigue - S8-E16

Continuity mistake: Charles enters Col. Potter's quarters while Potter is sleeping. Potter sits up in bed while Charles whines and complains about his sister's engagement. In all the shots facing Potter, the hair at the top of his head is very messy and pointing up. In every shot facing Charles, Potter's hair is normal.

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

Other mistake: When Potter enters the Swamp, his rank insignia is placed wrongly, with the feet of the eagle pointing to the front of the collar. The feet should point toward the shoulder side of the collar, as they are the next time we see Potter.

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Good-Bye Radar (Part 1) - S8-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Radar arrives back at camp the Korean driver fixes Radar's stiff neck, and just as Radar gives him the money and we hear people cheer that Radar's back, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen on the ground at the bottom left side of the screen.

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War Co-Respondent - S8-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When BJ's in Margaret's tent talking to Aggie about feeling like a prisoner of war, just as he says, "I work because of the war," the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen.

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Goodbye, Cruel World - S8-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Sidney arrives and speaks with Klinger in the office the door remains open for the next few shots, and while Klinger first talks to the doctor and then to the driver, we can see the top of the crooked "sky" backdrop behind the tent in the compound.

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Goodbye, Cruel World - S8-E21

Visible crew/equipment: While BJ and Hawkeye are in the Swamp playing darts, after BJ barely misses Charles with his throw, just as Charles storms into the Swamp the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen, over Charles.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: At the Officers' Club, after Potter and Tucker's practical joke is out of the bag and they're congratulated, when it cuts to everyone sitting at the bar, at the start of this shot the boom mic is visible at the top, left side of the screen just before it's pulled up.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: After the scene with Klinger, who's dressed as Cleopatra, lying down on his cot in the office, when it cuts to the shot of the Swamp as it pans out, we can see the corner of the Swamp set at the top, left side of the screen.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: When Klinger wakes everyone up in the Swamp, just as Hawkeye asks Klinger if he saw anyone else lurking around the Swamp, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving at the top, left side of the screen.

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April Fools - S8-E25

Visible crew/equipment: After the opening credits, in the closeup of Charles and Colonel Potter just as Charles complains about what's undoubtedly awaiting them in the mess tent, there's a shadow of a moving boom mic at the top, left corner of the curtain.

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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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April Fools - S8-E25

Continuity mistake: As Potter asks Hawkeye about stopping the jokes, his hand is up by Hawkeye's shoulder. After the angle changes, his hand is around waist height.

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Are You Now, Margaret? - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: After Hawkeye, BJ, and Charles enters Margaret's tent, Charles steps from behind Hawkeye to look at Williams. A moment later, after the angle changes, Charles steps from behind Hawkeye again.

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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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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: 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.

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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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