Sticky Wicket - S1-E21

Corrected entry: In the Swamp, Hawkeye, Trapper and Radar are playing with red backed cards, and Ugly John is holding blue back cards.

Movie Nut

Correction: Being in the middle of nowhere and a mobile facility, it's not hard to imagine a situation where some cards from both decks got lost and they decided to combine two partial decks. (They might then choose to ignore the fact that they could tell which cards are from which deck out of sportsmanship).

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Tuttle - S1-E15

Corrected entry: At the credits, the fictional character is mentioned: "Tuttle.........as himself" (00:25:05)

Correction: This is a joke and not a mistake. By "fictional character", you do not mean one created by MASH writers for the show, but a fake Captain made up by Hawkeye and Trapper. It was just a funny way of saying since Tuttle only existed on paper, that paper existence was real and fictional.


Tuttle - S1-E15

Corrected entry: Hawkeye and Trapper make Tuttle an alumnus of "Berlin Polytechnic" and translate that (wrongly) as "Berlinishes Polytechnikum". Berlin's polytechnic university was named "Technische Hochschule Berlin" at the relevant time - and at no time offered a medical curriculum. To study medicine in Berlin, Tuttle would have to attend "Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin" instead.

Doc Premium member

Correction: And how are Hawkeye and Trapper suppose to know that? They are after all, making all this up. It is never meant to be factual.


It is intended to fool Margret and Frank, so it has to be assumed that they meant to pull it off. Hawkeye says "It can't be any place they'll check", which is why they select a German university in the first place. That shows it is indeed meant to be if not watertight, then at least convincing. To use an university you don't know the proper name of doesn't make sense under these circumstances.

Doc Premium member

Germ Warfare - S1-E11

Corrected entry: The POW has blood type AB-, and the doctors search the records to find Frank has AB-. Type AB is the "universal receiver" and can accept a transfusion from any type blood. Type O on the other hand can only receive from another type O. The story should have been based on Type O blood.


Correction: While a person with AB- blood can receive any blood type that is also Rh-, it is still best medical practice to give a person only their own blood type if possible to minimize the chance of transfusion reaction.


The Army-Navy Game - S1-E20

Corrected entry: The announcer says that it will be the 53rd Army-Navy game, but the game has been played every year since 1890. The 53rd game would have been played in 1942, 8 years earlier (we know it must still be 1950 since the leaflets in the propaganda bomb are in MacArthur's name, but he was removed in April of 1951). Additionally, at the end of the episode we find out the result was Navy 42 - Army 36. While Navy won all three games during the Korean conflict, none of those games ended with such a score. The score in the 1950 game was 14-2.

Correction: There were many years (such as the mid 1890s and the last two years of WW1 for example) when there was no game.

Andy Benham Premium member

Tuttle - S1-E15

Corrected entry: When Margaret and Frank look over Tuttle's file, Margaret reads aloud the words "Berlinishes Polytechnikum". The correct German wording would be "Berliner Polytechnikum". While this could be ascribed to a mistake of Hawkeye or Trapper, no indication of that being the case is given in the show.

Correction: It is indicated. That is what Hawkeye says as he writes it down. He doesn't know German well.


Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: In Henry's office, during several scenes there is a diploma hanging on the wall behind the stove. It is partially obscured, but if you look carefully you can make out that it says "Henry Clay High School". Beneath that in smaller print, you can make out "Lexington, Kentucky". (I live in Lexington and this is a real high school. That's why it caught my eye.) Henry claims to have been born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois, so this diploma makes no sense.


Correction: This isn't trivia, and not really a mistake, either. I was born in one city, raised in another, and graduated high school in another province entirely, returning to the city I was raised in after graduation. My diploma comes from a town in a province that I only lived in for 2 years. When asked, I say I was raised in the city I spent the most time in.


The Army-Navy Game - S1-E20

Corrected entry: After the propaganda bomb goes off and they read the pamphlets, the propaganda is written in English and not Korean, even though it's supposed to be aimed at the North Koreans.

Correction: As we see in the series, many North Koreans can understand and speak English, though not all can.

The Long-John Flap - S1-E19

Corrected entry: In this episode Radar trades a pair of long johns for a whole leg of lamb that we assume he plans to eat. But in the episode "Private Charles Lamb" Radar is horrified when the Greeks give the camp a live lamb for them to eat.

Sonja Marie

Correction: This is not an error. Radar is not vegetarian, and has no problem eating meat. However, he finds a big difference between a cut of meat arriving on his plate - and actually "meeting" the animal who will go on to become dinner.


M*A*S*H - The Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Season 1 Episode 1 "M*A*S*H - The Pilot". Hammond calls Margaret "Hotlips" and Hawkeye and Trapper react as if it is the first time they have heard the nickname. However, Hawkeye called her this earlier on at the beginning of the party. (00:21:30)


Correction: They were surprised the General knew her nickname, which was created in the movie after the two Majors "enjoyed" themselves.

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