Factual error: In this episode, the regulars receive and respond to letters from a Fourth-Grade class in Hawkeye's home town. Charles receives one from a little girl who says she's sent him a birch leaf. Unfortunately, the leaf he removes from her glassine envelope is a maple leaf. (Note: there was no indication that this was supposed to be her mistake.)
New today Factual error: When Klinger's walking with Captain Allen and the Stars and Stripes photographer, just before their introductions to "Ben" they pass an empty corrugated box with its flap open, and the recycling symbol can be seen on the flap. Recycling symbols were not in use until about 20 years later.
New today Continuity mistake: While Charles, BJ, and Hawkeye are in the Officers' Club, when Margaret storms in and starts yelling at Charles about the visiting pervert Colonel, Charles facepalms himself with his right hand, but next shot his left hand is up, and it continues to switch.
New today Visible crew/equipment: After Hawkeye shows up in Colonel Potter's office with severe allergy symptoms, BJ and Margaret walk out with him, and when Potter says, "Time we found out what's on his mind," the shadow of the boom mic moves across the door.
New this week Visible crew/equipment: After Charles confronts Choi Sung Ho about the candy, Ho explains that he sold it on the black market to buy real food, and when Ho reenters the mess tent through the side door, we can see that outside there's a director's chair, which actors also use, with something printed on its back.
New this week Visible crew/equipment: When Colonel Potter and Charles exit the mess tent carrying the trays, so they can serve breakfast in bed to the winners, they split up and as Charles walks to the Swamp saying, "What a shame to have wasted all these years as a doctor," we have a great view of the boom and boom mic at the left side of the screen as it moves backwards away from Charles, outside the Swamp.
New this week 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.
New this week Continuity mistake: There are two sets of the 4077 compound - the outside Fox Ranch set located at Malibu Creek State Park, and the second set inside the studio's Stage 9. The layout of both sets are quite different - Studio 9's set was vastly smaller than the Ranch set, so things such as the proximity of the Swamp to the mess tent are different between the shots filmed at the Ranch and shots filmed at Studio 9, when seen within the very same episodes.
New this week Visible crew/equipment: While Hoops Potter is going for the camp record in free throws, in overhead shots with everyone encircling the 'basketball court' - particularly right after free throw 28 and after Potter says that he feels like a sideshow freak, the boom can be seen moving around right beside the hoop's post at the top, left side of the screen.
New this week 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.
New this week Visible crew/equipment: While Hawkeye, BJ, and Charles are in the Swamp reading the letters, when BJ says, "Leave it to Charles to be the world's first poison pen-pal," the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving around at the top right corner of the screen.
New this week Visible crew/equipment: While BJ, Hawkeye, and Charles are in the Swamp, when BJ starts reading the letter from the child who thinks the army is like camping out Charles takes that letter away from BJ, and just as Charles is about to sit back down the edge of the Swamp set can be seen at the top right corner of the screen.
New this week 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.
New this week Continuity mistake: When Colonel Potter, BJ, Hawkeye, and Charles are in the changing room, Charles wants to be alone so he takes his tan jacket off the first nail on the right and leaves, but in BJ and Hawkeye's closeups the tan jacket is still hanging on that first nail, then it vanishes again.