M*A*S*H

Radar's Report - S2-E3

Other mistake: Radar says the weekly report is for the 17th to the 22nd inclusive. A 6 day week in the middle of a war?

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Welcome to Korea (60 mins.) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Radar and Burns leave the tent for morning parade, Radar's clipboard acquires a pencil. (00:02:50)

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For Want of a Boot - S2-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Frank and Hot Lips are walking into the mess tent for Frank's surpise party, if you look in the window to the right of the door, you can see a person silhouetted, throwing leaves into the wind.

Der Tag - S4-E17

Factual error: Radar is seen sleeping holding an Avengers comic which was not published until several years after the Korean war ended.

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Deliberate mistake: These errors I assume were caused by the show running 3 times longer than the real war. Col. Potter arrived at MASH in September 1952 a year before the war ended, then a few months passed by Margaret got engaged for 8 months, then Frank Burns left and Charles took his place. In this time the war would have ended. In the final episode Margaret mentions Charles has been there for 2 years. Which means he would have arrived in 1951 a year before Trapper and Henry left and Col. Potter arrived. It's a lot to take in.

A War for all Seasons - S9-E6

Deliberate mistake: Winchester is listening on the radio to the 1951 Giants win the pennant. In the MASH series, Potter was supposed to have arrived 19 Sept. 1952, and Charles Winchester after Potter did. The Giants won the pennant during the previous year, not when Winchester was there. Also Potter, BJ and Winchester are present for New Years parties for '50-'51 and '51- '52 even though none of them arrived until late 1952.

Big Mac - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: Just after the announcement that General MacArthur is coming, Trapper puts on his sunglasses, then the shot switches to Henry walking, and in the background Trapper is putting his glasses on again.

The Novocaine Mutiny - S4-E20

Factual error: Amongst Radar's comics are several not published until after the end of the Korean War, including issues of The Avengers and Spider Man.

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Hot Lips and Empty Arms - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Margaret is seen drunk in Henry's office it is daylight outside. Radar brings news of incoming casualties so they rush outside where it is pitch dark. (00:20:00)

Strange Bedfellows - S11-E11

Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene in the mess hall, Charles' rank insignia & medical insignia are on the wrong sides of his collar, the next scene they are on the correct side.

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The Ringbanger - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Frank is trying to examine the Colonel, in some shots Buzz's robe is open and in others it is tied at the waist. (00:10:50)

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Give and Take - S11-E14

Factual error: During this episode, Sergent Klinger gives a Hershey Chocolate Bar with Almonds (although the 'Hershey' name is obliterated on the bulk box as well as the bar itself, there is no doubt as to what it is) to a wounded North Korean soldier, who accepts it and turns it upside down, revealing a Universal Product Code bar code. Bar codes were not used on products until some 20 years later. (00:12:20)

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Good-Bye Radar (Part 2) - S8-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After Radar tells Colonel Potter that he decided to go home after all it cuts to Hawkeye walking into the office, and just as Hawkeye opens the door we can see the top of the set.

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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.

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Goodbye, Cruel World - S8-E21

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.

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Goodbye, Cruel World - S8-E21

Visible crew/equipment: After the opening credits, in the very first shot in the OR we can see the boom mic dipping into view at the top, left side of the screen.

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Communication Breakdown - S10-E6

Visible crew/equipment: While Colonel Potter and Margaret are with Charles, a nurse sees them and announces the presence of a newspaper, then when everyone gathers around Charles while he sets the reading rules, there's a man with blondish shoulder length hair and a beard, wearing a blue button down shirt and white pants who's standing in the background, partially hidden by the signpost.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Factual error: After the opening credits it cuts to Klinger at mail call, and Father Mulcahy's reading Ring Magazine which is dated December 1969, 16 years after the Korean War ended.

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The Smell of Music - S6-E15

Visible crew/equipment: While in the mess tent, after Margaret's grossed out by the smell and walks away we hear Charles start playing again, and when Colonel Potter says, "Just make sure the three of you work this out fast," in this shot we can see the actor's T-mark on the floor between Potter and Hawkeye, where Margaret stood a moment ago.

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Dear Mildred - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: The injured horse that Radar, BJ, and Hawkeye go after, and who's later gifted to Colonel Potter, is played by different horses.

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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.

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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.

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