M*A*S*H

For the Good of the Outfit - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Henry pops out the golf ball he is washing into the towel. After he finishes talking to Hawkeye, he resumes washing. However, no ball is missing from the dirty pile.

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Operation Noselift - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: When Henry is trying to convince Baker how wonderful the camp is, Henry says that they "had 'The Thing' and 'The Blob' both in one week". "The Blob" was made in 1958. This season of M*A*S*H is set in 1951 and 1952 (and the war ended in 1953).

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: The psychiatrist is called Milton Freedman in this episode and Sydney Freedman in all other episodes in which he appears (always being played by the same actor - it is the same psychiatrist).

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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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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.

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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.

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Kim - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: In the first scenes of Kim in the minefield, he is sitting on a big white rock. During the scene where he is rescued by helicopter, he is standing on flat ground and the rock is on the other side of the shot, near Trapper.

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Operation Noselift - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: When Baker is talking with Father Mulcahy it is clear that Baker's nose is prosthetic. The colour doesn't match as well as it does in other scenes.

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Mail Call - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: When the mail arrives in the compound, in daylight, everyone has 3 shadows.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Margaret is shampooing Frank's hair; she raises her foam covered hands to allow him to kiss her. The camera angle changes and her hands are nearly foam-free.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Charlie drops the bomb on the General's jeep it is obvious that the jeep is already burnt and mangled when the explosion starts.

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For the Good of the Outfit - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: Frank is shaving; when he bends down to pick up the envelope containing shrapnel fragments, the foam on his face and ear suddenly all dries up. The shot must have needed a lot of takes.

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Hot Lips and Empty Arms - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Margaret is in Henry's office drunk and she tells Henry that he looks just like her father did before he died. In Season 9. Episode 4 "Father's Day" Margaret's father, Alvin 'Howitzer' Houlihan, visits her at the 4077.

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Officers Only - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: The first scene is set in the X-Ray room. There is an X-Ray up on a lightbox in the background. Towards the end of episode 14, there is a scene in the O.R. - the exact same X-Ray is visible in the background there as well.

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The Trial of Henry Blake - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: In the scene of Klinger trying to escape from the 4077 on a hang glider, he secures himself into the control frame, but then when he takes off, he's hanging off the frame's bottom bar.

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The Trial of Henry Blake - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: After Henry's cleared of all charges, when Margaret drops the crumpled paper and storms out of the room with Frank, we can see chalk marks and a T-mark on the floor where Frank was standing.

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L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel) - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Lieutenant Willis wakes up in the Swamp and puts his shirt on he's wearing his dog tags, but when he tosses the papers and puts on the rest of his clothes the dog tags have suddenly vanished, then they reappear, vanish, and reappear again.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Klinger walks into Henry's office while Margaret and Frank are there, we can see the chalk T-mark on the floor behind Margaret where Radar was standing moments ago.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Other mistake: During this episode, Trapper and Hawkeye keep switching Frank's pistol with other things. When Frank's training his South Korean platoon, Trapper, Hawkeye, and Radar show up all decked out, and while Hawkeye's telling Frank that using the anti-aircraft gun on the compound will draw enemy planes, etc., there's a pistol in Frank's holster. When Frank turns around, we see that Trapper's right arm is bent over his fly swatter the entire time until he steps away from Frank, and when Frank draws from the holster what he believes is the pistol, he pulls out a plunger, and although it's funny, Trapper never actually had the opportunity to switch the pistol with the plunger, nor did Hawkeye or Radar.

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The Sniper - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: At the picnic, the basket is sitting with the end towards the camera, and bottle of liquor in it. Before the first shot from the sniper, the basket is sideways, and the bottle in front towards the camera on the ground.

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As You Were - S2-E20

Character mistake: When Hawkeye asks Frank what he is doing, Frank replies he is lining up all bottles and jars "according to height and popularity". In fact, the bottles are not lined up according to height at all, also the order of condiments is different on the two tables. The sweet and sour gherkins Frank mentions are not there at all - during the pan shots you can see the line ends with the pepper.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye hits on the nurse after Charlie's first flyover, his beach chair instantly folds itself up.

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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.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Factual error: Radar claims in his report that Father Mulchahy tried to calm the prisoner by saying "bang zhao", thinking it means "peace and friendship" when it really means "your daughter's pregnancy brings much joy to our village." There is, unsurprisingly, not even a remotely similar word in Chinese that means either of those things.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Factual error: General Clayton is wearing ribbons on his regular fatigues. This is incorrect as the ribbons would only be displayed on the dress uniforms. Only the officer's rank would be on the fatigues.

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Hot Lips and Empty Arms - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Margaret comes into Henry's office, interrupting the "training film" Hawkeye's part flips from being on the left to the right and back.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: As Hawkeye goes to leave the Swamp, the club he's holding goes from the top of the grip an inch or so above his fist, to the top in his palm.

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The Chosen People - S2-E19

Visible crew/equipment: While Radar is in Henry's office with the woman and her baby, being teased by Trapper and Hawkeye about the possibility of him being the father, just as Frank walks into the office a crewmember's hand can be seen between the two doors near the floor, preventing the closing door from swinging.

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Mail Call - S2-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After Hawkeye and Trapper tell Frank that they made up Pioneer Aviation to help him look foolish, when Hawkeye picks up Trapper's duffel bag, as the shot pulls back the chalk T-mark can be seen on the floor where Hawkeye had been standing.

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George - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: When Frank walks into the Swamp and puts down the typewriter, in shots facing Frank the manila envelope's open flap faces up, but in shots facing Trapper and Hawkeye while they're pretending to argue the envelope is flipped over with the flap facing down, then when Frank walks back to the envelope the flap faces up.

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George - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: While Hawkeye and Trapper are playing shotglass checkers Frank lathers shaving cream onto his face, but in his closeups the thick foam is dried out.

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Crisis - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: While Trapper and Hawkeye are lying on their cots, one by one everyone joins them in the Swamp, and in Trapper's closeups the "USA sterilized" that's printed on his pillow is upside down, but in the wideshots his pillow's flipped over with the print right-side up.

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Crisis - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: Before the meeting in Henry's office starts, when Margaret and Frank take their seats, under Frank's chair we can see the chalk T-mark on the floor behind him.

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The Chosen People - S2-E19

Visible crew/equipment: After Harper, the JAG, has Trapper and Hawkeye sign and attest to the blood report, when Radar enters Henry's office we can see a crewmember's hand near the floor between the two doors, preventing the closing door from swinging back and forth.

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Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: After many hours in the OR Hawkeye takes a seat in the wheelchair that Radar's pushing, and when they reach the Swamp there's a wooden ramp on the ground right outside the door, which is never normally there, deliberately placed for this shot so Radar can push the wheelchair into the Swamp.

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For the Good of the Outfit - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: While Radar and Hawkeye are in the mess tent, after Hawkeye cracks a joke about how the cook sculpts grease into the shape of lamp chops, between shots facing Radar and the shots facing Hawkeye we see Radar either holding bread in his right hand or a fork.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Dr. Freedman's in Henry's office before Klinger walks in, just as Henry says, "You're the doctor," the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen at the top left side of the screen.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Trapper and Hawkeye are sitting outside the Swamp, Hawkeye pours the martinis from the tall glass beaker, and in the shots facing Hawkeye there are quite a few large ice cubes in the beaker, but in the shots facing Trapper there aren't as many ice cubes floating in the beaker.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye and Lt. Johnson are sharing Hawkeye's bottle of "wine" there's a closeup of Johnson's hand holding the glass, and in the closeup that hand has short nails, whereas in all other shots Johnson has long nails.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: While in the mess tent, when Henry introduces Hildebrand to Margaret it cuts to Henry as he says that she's the best head nurse in Korea, and at the top right corner we can see the open edge of the tent set and what's behind it.

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Hot Lips and Empty Arms - S2-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Margaret walks into Henry's office while Trapper, Henry, and Hawkeye are watching a "training film," the actor's chalk T-mark can be seen on the floor.

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The Incubator - S2-E12

Visible crew/equipment: After Radar walks into the Swamp and gives Hawkeye and Trapper the coffee and case folders, just as Radar tells them that he was too sleepy he walks out, and the actor's chalk T-mark can be seen on the ground (although faint, it's distinguishable).

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As You Were - S2-E20

Revealing mistake: At the end, in the shot of Klinger singing while he's sewing a dress on his White Rotary sewing machine, as he's guiding the fabric forward it isn't actually under the machine's presser foot, which it needs to be in order to be stitched by the needle.

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As You Were - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Klinger's in Father Mulcahy's tent he pulls up a chair and when he sits down he places his purse on his lap, but in the closeup the purse strap is now around his left arm.

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Dear Dad... Three - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: During Henry's home movies of Molly's birthday party, Lorraine brings out the cake with candles and sets it on the table, but the cake differs between the shots - note the writing.

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The Trial of Henry Blake - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When Radar walks into the Swamp to sell wingtip shoes to Hawkeye, the dartboard isn't hanging on the door, but in two of Radar's closeups we can see part of the door with the dartboard on it.

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L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel) - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: After Lieutenant Willis wakes up in the Swamp he gets dressed and puts his tie around his neck with its tail end on his right, but when it cuts to his closeup the tie's wide end is at his right side, then it switches again.

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Kim - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye's saying goodbye to the nurse in the morning, he reads "35591715" from her dog tag and says, "Even your number is pretty," and then he makes another date with her and again reads her dog tag, but now the number's "39591715."

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Kim - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: While Margaret's reading the story of 'The Three Bears' to Kim, just as Frank walks into the tent the curved chalk foot mark can be seen on the floor.

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Kim - S2-E6

Other mistake: When Hawkeye and Trapper are arguing with Henry about not sending the little boy to the orphanage, Henry says, "Look, you think I wanna send this little fella away? I got two kids of my own. I'm a former child myself," but at the end of season 1 Henry's wife delivered a boy, whom Henry was aching to be with, so Henry really has three kids.

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Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: After Hawkeye and Trapper leave the OR, when they open the door to the Swamp the dartboard is not hanging on the door, but in the interior shot the dartboard's there.

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For the Good of the Outfit - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Hawkeye mails a letter to his father which is delayed in its delivery, and when Hawkeye finally receives a reply from his father it's dated May 24, 1951, but in the previous episode "Radar's Report" the weekly report that Radar typed up was dated October 17 through October 22, 1951.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After we hear General Clayton in the voiceover talking about how it sometimes seems like Henry is Radar's clerk, during this scene in Henry's office we can see the shadow of moving film equipment - likely the boom, at the top, left side of the screen.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Right after the opening credits, in the first shot as the words "Directed by Jackie Cooper" appear onscreen, the shadow of the moving boom mic can be seen at the top, left side of the screen.

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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.

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The Sniper - S2-E10

Other mistake: When Hawkeye and Trapper make Frank up to look like MacArthur, as they put the pipe in the "sleeping" Frank's mouth, he opens a bit wider, and bites down on the stem, then says his last line of the episode.

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Officers Only - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: As the camera looks at the door of the Officer's club while the General and Hawkeye talk, other tents can be seen behind them. As Hawkeye brings in the enlisted personnel, the area is totally empty.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Other mistake: The Chinese patient cut the strap of Klinger's red gown, but Radar says Klinger requests a replacement brassier. Later Klinger's red gown shows no damage, although he could have retied the strap.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: The amount of alcohol in the bottle Hawkeye holds in the Swamp goes from full to half empty and back between cuts.

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For Want of a Boot - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: As Radar is sorting mail, and Trapper makes a joke, Radar starts to put a letter down. After the angle change, he puts the letter down again.

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Deal Me Out - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: After the C.I.D. man comes into the swamp and makes reference to Klinger, who looks up, you can see a studio light panel reflected in his shades.

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The Incubator - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: As the boys talk to Col. Lambert, Trapper is back a bit from the table. When the angle changes, he's a lot closer.

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The Sniper - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: When the bottle of liquor is shot, there's no bullet hole in the basket that's right behind it, nor does the basket move from the impact.

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L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel) - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: The C.I.D man's hat goes from straight to crooked between cuts in the swamp as he tries to leave.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Frank comes over to talk to Hawkeye and Trapper. His arms go from down by his sides to hands on hips between angles.

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As You Were - S2-E20

Revealing mistake: As Henry goes over to the expectant mother, a round takes out the generator. After the lights go out, there is a blue light outside the window, and also blue lights over the action. They can be seen in the reflections on the light sets over the tables.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the swamp, behind the General, you see a hole in the tent that disappears a second later. In that second, you see a boom mike.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: The crew is getting the bad news in Henry's office when Radar reports more choppers. From behind, Henry starts to react, and when the angle changes he reacts again.

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The Chosen People - S2-E19

Audio problem: Toward the end, after it's determined that Radar isn't the baby's father, there is a vehicle horn honking. When the camera shot goes outside, the sound of the horn is a few notes higher that when heard inside.

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The Chosen People - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Henry is shaving, he hears a knock at the door. After he says "Come in", the door opens and a cow comes in. Trouble is, the door normally opens outwards, but for the gag to work, this time it opens inwards.

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The Sniper - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: Toward the end of the episode, Henry is talking to a general on the phone when the chopper is coming in. He's trying to tell the man that he can't hear him. As he continues trying to talk, he gives up, and hangs the receiver up on the skeleton's head. If you look, you can see the hook that was conveniently placed for the gag.

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As You Were - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: Hawkeye pulls the blanket over Frank's right arm, then pulls his left arm up to take his pulse. In the following closeup Frank's right arm is uncovered, and the blanket is below the screen.

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Deal Me Out - S2-E13

Factual error: In this episode, Henry is seen handing Radar the keys to his jeep. While this probably benefited the understanding of the audience, it is historically incorrect. Jeeps assigned to a combat zone were outfitted with an ignition switch, not an ignition lock, for the simple reason that in an emergency the vehicle had to be useable by anyone.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Blake is talking to Burns, he sits and plays with his doll, which is facing toward the office door. After the angle change, the doll is facing Henry.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When the General comes up, Pierce and Trapper are walking away toward the camera's left. When Pierce calls for the General's attention he is shown gesturing to the open door. Problem is, that they should be looking over their left, not right, shoulders, and we should see the inside, not outside, of the door.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: While talking to Hildebrandt, Henry smacks his hands together while saying "Gee, whiz!" When the angle changes, his hands are on the desk.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Audio problem: In Blake's office, he's talking to Hildebrandt about Klinger, and the camera does a close up on Blake. You hear him say "Of course", and his mouth is moving a little, but not forming the words.

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Divided We Stand - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Usually when you see Pierce, his hair is parted on the left side. When he is nibbling on the nurse's neck in the Swamp, his hair is parted on the right. Then the next time he's seen, it's parted on the left again.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Margret puts the gun belt around Frank's waist, it is twisted in the back. After the cut, it is righted.

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Radar's Report - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye passes by Frank on his way to Lt. Johnson's, he's holding a bottle of gin up near his waist. In the next shot, his arm is resting down by his side.

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5 O'Clock Charlie - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Hot Lips calls General Clayton to her tent, he closes the door twice.

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