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

Trivia: According to the M*A*S*H A&E Biography they were not allowed to have blood on any of the doctors/nurses outfits in this episode. The network didn't even want them to be in the operating room in the first episode.

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Dear Dad - S1-E12

Trivia: Interestingly, Klinger is seen in full standard uniform. Otherwise, for the next several seasons until he takes over as clerk, he almost strictly wears dresses. In real life, Jamie Farr phased out the dresses so his kids wouldn't be teased in school.

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Cowboy - S1-E8

Trivia: While Trapper's operating on Goldstein, the one who was brought in by Cowboy, Father Mulcahy sweetly recites in Hebrew a condensed and bit jumbled version of the Jewish prayer, "Mi Sheberach," usually said for someone who is in need of healing.

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Chief Surgeon Who? - S1-E4

Trivia: The picture of Hawkeye hung on the pole was taken when he poked up out of a duffel bag trying to sneak up on Lt. Dish in the pilot episode.

The Army-Navy Game - S1-E20

Trivia: Three bits of trivia. (1) The game was total fiction, with a final score of Navy 42, Army 36. No Army-Navy game has ended with that score. (2) The radio announcer says it is the 53rd Army-Navy game. The 53rd game was played in 1952, with Navy winning 7-0. (3) Though not named in the credits, host Tom Kennedy was the voice of the radio commentator, a fact he confirmed in an interview in 2003.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene where General Clayton is explaining the 4077 to the psychiatrist, the scene changes to the outdoor set and the camera pans to the right. As the camera pans past the hospital, a white 1970s era shuttle van can be seen driving into the set in the upper right corner of the screen. (00:01:35)

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That's Show Biz - S10-E1

Question: Talking with stripper Candy Doyle, Potter remarks that he still remembers how she used to spin her tassels and that he is reminded of this every time he sees a C 42 revving up. On the net I do find references to a C40A, a C47 and others, but no reference to an aircraft of the time called a C 42. What would he have been referring to?

Answer: The C-42 was a military variant of the Douglas DC-2. Very few C-42's were built, so it's questionable that Potter would specifically have seen that particular model, but, given his military background, it's not entirely unreasonable that he might use the military designation even when the aircraft in question is actually a civilian DC-2.

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