Cease-Fire - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Col. Blake introduces Hawkeye at the cease-fire party, Blake raises the spoon in his hand up to chest level. In the next shot, the spoon is down near his waist. (00:20:55)

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The Sniper - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: When the sniper begins his attack, a sandlot football game is in progress in the compound. As the quarterback goes back to throw a pass, he waits just long enough for the ball to be "shot" out of his hand.

The Winchester Tapes - S6-E5

Plot hole: In a tape home, Winchester implores his father to get him out of the MASH and suggests that Senator Griswold should help as his father "paid good money for him". As the length of time the show ran so exceeds the length of the war itself, inconsistencies for dates are perhaps unavoidable, and it might not be fair to call them mistakes. In this case however, the writers/producers have carelessly picked a senator who only served from November 1952, making dating inescapable. As Charles, in the same episode, complains how hot it is and everyone is in shirtsleeves, it must be very late spring, perhaps May, at best, just a month before the end of the war. To emphasize the mistake, by the next episode it is late fall/early winter. (00:12:45)

The Army-Navy Game - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: After Hawkeye and Trapper cut the bomb wires, Trapper kneels down to see if it's still ticking, and his hand disappears from his helmet. (00:23:05)

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Crisis - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: There is a lag between the interior lights going out and the exterior stage lights going on.

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The Army-Navy Game - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: While Hawkeye holds the tail assembly, Trapper cuts the wires. In the closeup, he cuts the wires a few inches from the connectors. In the wide shot, the wires were cut closer to the bomb's body.

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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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