M*A*S*H

Dear Sigmund - S5-E7

Factual error: Klinger says he would wear Hula Hoops(R) in his ears if it would get him a discharge. For several reasons, he is using a phrase that does not yet exist:1) Show wise, Klinger will later try to convince Charles to invest in developing a new toy, a hoola hoop like plastic tube, being inspired by Korean children playing, and 2) plastic hoops which came to be called Hula Hoops were only introduced by Whamo in 1958. Setting episode dates is always difficult for MASH, but the Mash Olympics (inspired by the 52 Helsinki games) are still to come so we can say it must be 52. 3) The Hula Hoop trademark was only registered in 1962 to Whamo. No info. as to what name the hoops were marketed under prior to 62, but Klinger is using a term at probably ten years, at least 6 years, before it came into use. (00:04:00)

Dear Sigmund - S5-E7

Other mistake: As the ambulance takes off rounding a corner, the back brightens as stage reflectors or lighting rigs shine on it.

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Dear Sigmund - S5-E7

Visible crew/equipment: As Potter pans around looking with binoculars, the lighting rig and a crew member can be seen reflected in the lenses.

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Dear Sigmund - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: As Frank talks with Sidney, hiss right wrist is beside his knee. A second later, his right fist is on his leg.

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