M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H (1972)

53 mistakes in season 8 - chronological order

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Too Many Cooks - S8-E1

Factual error: While eating, General Haggarty was told about how Conway should be a cook. Haggarty said "Change his (Conway's) MOS. MOS means Military Occupational Specialty, your job in service. Since M*A*S*H was set in the early 50's, Haggarty wouldn't have said that, because 'MOS' wasn't used until 1965.

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Suggested correction: "MOS" most certainly was used during the Korean War. In 1965, the MOS system was simply changed, not created.

Bishop73

I perhaps misspoke. It was titled PMOS, and revamped in 1965 as just MOS. My apologies and thanks for the info.

Movie Nut

According to "Introduction to Special Regulations SR 615-25-15, Enlisted Personnel Military Occupational Specialties" from the Department of the Army in November 1950, it's MOS. The "P" just means primary, but MOS was/is used way more than PMOS.

Bishop73

Too Many Cooks - S8-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When General Haggerty walks into the mess tent and stands beside Colonel Potter, the chalk T-mark can be seen on the floor near his feet, and when Haggerty wants to meet the cook the chalk mark can be seen on the floor where Conway stands.

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Too Many Cooks - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: After BJ and Hawkeye taste Klinger's plateful of Spam Parmesan they all sit down at the table, and when BJ pulls the plate away from Hawkeye it cuts to another angle and the knife has jumped to the other side of the plate, and the fickle cup keeps sidling across the table to be beside the bowl depending on the angle.

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Are You Now, Margaret? - S8-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Williamson, the Congressional Aide, is in Colonel Potter's office questioning Margaret about Wally, right after Hawkeye makes the comment about liberty and justice for all, in the next wideshot as Williamson walks to the other side of the room the T-marks and chalk marks can be seen on the floor.

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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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Suggested correction: Rosie said she took them away AFTER they began throwing them at the dartboard. Therefore there would be some in and around the dartboard. And since Klinger and BJ were drunk, they likely wouldn't have thought to grab them from the board.

When we later see them in Col. Potter's office, they are quite capable of semi-coherent reasoning, so them not realizing they could grab more darts from the dartboard isn't really in sync with that later behoviour.

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Period of Adjustment - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mulcahy is describing a person who was "quite a Bozo" to Potter, Potter realizes who he is referring to. Mulcahy's arm is close to the table. When the camera cuts to Mulcahy's face, his mug is close to his face.

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Period of Adjustment - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Potter is chewing out Klinger about the morning reports, the camera is looking at Potter. As he finishes his line with "once in a while", he puts his right arm down. When the camera cuts to look at Klinger from behind Potter, his (Potter's) arm is up and finger pointing at Klinger.

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Private Finance - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When Mr's Li first threatens Klinger with a pitchfork in his office, it has four tines. A close up shows a completely different five tine fork. Then back to the first one.

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: 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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