A Holy Mess - S10-E13

Visible crew/equipment: In the kitchen, as Klinger and Winchester banter back and forth, the shadow of the boom mike can be seen in the upper right corner of the shot.

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Dear Ma - S4-E16

Factual error: When the South Korean Colonel and General are in the mess tent, their rank insignia are wrong. The insignia they are wearing are for the U.S. Army.

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Dear Mildred - S4-E7

Revealing mistake: When the camera is in a close up on Dan the pilot, the sound is a chopper that is running full power, but you can tell that the main rotors are turning slowly to simulate flight.

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Hey, Doc - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Before the sniper starts firing, Hawkeye is carrying the two bottles of scotch firmly gripped by the necks. A second later, he's barely holding them by the caps, in preparation to drop them.

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Big Mac - S3-E21

Visible crew/equipment: As Radar stands in for MacArthur during practice, the camera and light rig are reflected on his shades.

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House Arrest - S3-E18

Factual error: In the beginning, Hawkeye says that the patient was full of shrapnel from a claymore. M*A*S*H was set in the early 50's, and the M18 Claymore was only in the development stages in 1952, and not accepted and battle used until Vietnam in 1961.

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Bombshells - S11-E6

Character mistake: When the band is playing "Hooray for Hollywood", the conductor's beat pattern is backward: up-down instead of down-up.

Are You Now, Margaret? - S8-E2

Factual error: Then camera Klinger is using is not period correct. Those Brownie cameras were not around at that time.

Smilin' Jack - S4-E21

Other mistake: Frank Burns states when he is talking to a patient who just got a purple heart, that he would like to get a purple heart, but in the earlier episode ‘The Kids', Frank Burns received a purple heart due to a injury, and in the S1 episode ‘Sometimes you hear the Bullet', Frank Burns gets another Purple Heart. Despite them both being stolen, they still count on his army record.


Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the last scenes of the episode, the overhead shots showing the parade where Klinger rides in on Sophie, dressed (undressed) as Lady Godiva, you can see the boom mic in view at the top of the screen.

Hawkeye Get Your Gun - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Colonel Potter is painting a portrait of Hawkeye. In the preceding episode, the Korean Surgeon, the painting is finished and hanging on the wall in Colonel Potter's office. It is hanging just to the left of the door. The time given is from the Korean Surgeon where you can see the painting hanging on the wall. (00:17:05)

Blood Brothers - S9-E18

Continuity mistake: As Mulcahy enters and is introduced by Potter, he assumes the podium, and clasps his hands behind his back. A second later, his arms are by his sides.

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That's Show Biz - S10-E1

Continuity mistake: When the red head woman is playing the piano, it's a double. In the close up her hair is back and you can see her face. In the wide shots her hair covers her face so as to conceal the switch.


Fade Out, Fade In (60 mins.) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: Charles and the G.I. lay waiting for an explosion. When the last mortar hits, the explosion is just to the left of the back tire, the jeep is untouched. After a cut, the jeep is trashed and burning.

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Bug Out (60 mins.) - S5-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As Radar blows his bugle to call everyone to formation, the camera crew and equipment are reflected on the bell of the bugle.

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Oh, How We Danced - S9-E14

Revealing mistake: In the closing scene, as the camera looks at the collected crowd, the camo net over the building poorly hides the edge of the "sky" background and the sound stage walls.

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White Gold - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: As the men are sneaking by the tents, Hawkeye's voice is heard coming from a tent with opaque windows. A minute later in all the commotion, he's seen coming out of the Swamp.

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C*A*V*E - S7-E20

Other mistake: After pulling out of the camp to head for the cave, the bus is shown from several angles. Even though it's loaded, the shots of it travelling are re-used shots from an earlier episode, and the place it stops is a re-used shot from the episode "Rainbow Bridge"

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Edwina - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: As Hawkeye steps on the broken glass, his hair switches between unkempt to neat and back.

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Dear Dad - S1-E12

Other mistake: In this episode Max is wearing a red bandanna that he says "My mom gave me this when I shipped out. She said never take it off." However, in no episode before or after this does this good luck charm appear.

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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.



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.