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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.

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

Visible crew/equipment: When Frank climbs into the jeep belonging to Major General Cornell Dickering, the MPs show up at the same time that BJ and Hawkeye walk up to join the fun, and during this scene there's a T-mark (albeit a dusty one) on the ground at the driver's side of the jeep.

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Super Grover

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

Audio problem: When the soldiers in the back come flying through the window, you hear a window pane break and cullets tingle when the window is in fact a Japanese-style paper window.

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Dear Mildred - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where BJ, Hawkeye, and Radar are in the motorcade talking about the horse, Radar is talking about how he doesn't want to give away the horse. He is standing in front of some barrels and when he moves, you can see some of the crew, the horse owner, and what looks like another horse in the background for 1 second.

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The Kids - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye is examining the orphan who is wiggling his tongue, there are two camera angles: one of Hawkeye from the front and one of the orphan over Hawkeye's shoulder. In the first shot, the tongue depresser that Hawkeye is holding is horizontal, in the other it is vertical. This flips back and forth a couple of times.

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Der Tag - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Along with Radar holding an anachronistic comic book (the Avengers), the exact issue changes between wide and close shots. One has the older Avengers logo used in the '60s and very early '70s, while the second issue Radar is holding has the newer Avengers logo that just gained currency as the episode was being filmed.

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The Kids - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Margaret pins on Frank's purple heart, his scrubs are very damp with sweat. When he enters the swamp, they're practically dry.

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Mail Call, Again - S4-E14

Factual error: After Radar asks Klinger when his home movies will be ready, Max answers, "Ready whenever you are, C.B." This is the specific punch line to a joke that relates to the actual filming of Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 movie The Ten Commandments, which wasn't released until after the Korean War.

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Of Moose and Men - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: After Hawkeye and Burns drive through the puddle, the mud on the colonel's face is different in the long and closeup shots.

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Smilin' Jack - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Jack delivers the patient to the MASH and when he is taking photos of the operation, there is no wound on his right hand. It only appears when Col.Potter says that he treated it "months ago".

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Deluge - S4-E23

Deliberate mistake: With the show having lasted longer than the war, the producers apparently decided to turn back the clock to the very beginning of the War (June 25, 1950). To do this, it seems they have tried to make things as confusing as possible, intentionally mixing up facts, even when this openly contradicts the facts as presented in earlier episodes. For example, both B.J. and Potter arrived in or about mid 1952, but now are in the O.R. when the Chinese launch their massive offensive on 1st Nov. 1950, almost two years earlier. Trapper and Blake, who were there for the Army Navy Game which would have occurred Nov. 25 1950, are not. Many of the supporting clips also are too early or late for the events being discussed. For example, Winston Churchill's speech must have been before August 28 when the first British troops started arriving, likely also before the Canadians in July 1950, but the first MASH Unit was not set up in Korea until September 1950. Truman's speech to University of Wyoming students is actually from May 9 1950, a month and a half before the beginning of the conflict and 5 months before the first MASH was established, but the clip about his "Whistle Stop Tour" must be from the 1948 campaign. MacArthur's speech, on the other hand, is in response to the ticker tape parade of April 22 1951 when he was replaced.

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

Continuity mistake: During the shelling on the road, BJ gets very muddy. When they get to the bar, he is much cleaner - e.g. all the mud has disappeared from his right arm.

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

Continuity mistake: When Hawkeye and Radar leave the 4077 in the jeep, the last three numbers on the hood are "717" but when they get to Kimpo it's a different serial number ending in "388."

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

Continuity mistake: When Radar and Hawkeye leave the 4077, the jeep they're in has its windshield in the fold-down position over the hood, but in the two shots from behind Hawkeye and Radar when they see the checkpoint up ahead and Hawkeye speeds up, the windshield has vanished and there's a star on the hood.

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

Visible crew/equipment: When Hawkeye removes BJ's Captain rank bars from his uniform and then pins it on Radar's knit cap, in the shot facing Hawkeye and BJ the shadow of the boom mic moves across Radar's back.

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

Continuity mistake: After speeding past the checkpoint Hawkeye's stopped by the MPs, and when the lieutenant takes hold of one of Hawkeye's dog tags he's holding the one on the extender chain, but next shot he's holding the other dog tag, with the extender chain and second dog tag hanging down.

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

Visible crew/equipment: When Hawkeye and Radar are in the jeep heading to Kimpo Air Base they drive past the checkpoint, and in their closeups the camera casts a shadow on the hood of the jeep.

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The Bus - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: The "KILROY" Hawkeye writes on the window as BJ looks out was in the center with his fingertip. Later, as Hawkeye looks out, the "KILROY" is now closer to the frame, and the lettering is different, a small capital A in front of it, and lines above and below it.

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Hawkeye - S4-E18

Plot hole: When Hawkeye wrecks his jeep on his way back from an aid station, he has a Korean girl take a message to the 4077th, which he claims is 20 miles south. However, in virtually every episode, it is claimed that the 4077th is located 4 miles from the front lines.

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The Kids - S4-E8

Plot hole: When the truck with the orphans arrives, Col. Potter and Nurse Cratty greet each other like one would an old friend. Being new to Korea, Col. Potter doesn't know Nurse Cratty - as becomes clear from his reaction to Hawkeye's explanation to BJ earlier (who doesn't know Nurse Cratty for the same reason, but that's not relevant for this mistake). Note that in other parts of the series Col. Potter is depicted mostly as somewhat old-fashioned and reserved towards strangers.

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Dear Ma - S4-E16

Plot hole: In this episode, Maj. Burns is trying to avoid the foot inspection because he has nail polish on his toenails. Having access to a fully outfitted hospital dispensory, he'd be able to remove that nail polish in a minute.

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Deluge - S4-E23

Factual error: Nearing the end of the show, we are told that the Chinese have become involved in the conflict and have attacked with some 300,000 soldiers. This apparently refers to massive attacks by the Chinese starting on November 1, 1950. Although the numbers are correct, the US/UN forces were unaware of the numbers. As late as November 6, the Far East Command continued to insist that there were no more than 34,500 Chinese communist soldiers in country. http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/kw-chinter/chinter.htm.

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Der Tag - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: In several supposedly outdoors scenes in the camp, in particular, when Frank is welcoming Margaret back, there's a very obvious indoorsy echo.

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Der Tag - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Early in the episode it is stated that Margaret's tent door is padlocked while she is in Tokyo. But when she gets back, she just walks straight in.

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

Continuity mistake: In the assembly called by Major Burns at the beginning of the show, Klinger is in the front rank far left (except when the continuity error has him centre rear), but after the appearance of Hawkeye in the rickshaw Klinger isn't on parade at all.

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

Factual error: As Hawkeye, Radar' and BJ stop to change the flat, Hawkeye uses a scissor jack to raise the Jeep. However, the scissor jack was not in use for this model of Jeep.

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Mail Call, Again - S4-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Margaret listens in on Frank's phone conversation with his wife, Margaret throws a chair at him and storms out of the office, and after she calls Frank a chinless chipmunk a boom mic dips into view at the top, left corner of the screen.

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Dear Mildred - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Colonel Potter's in his office finishing up his letter to Mildred, right before Margaret, Frank, and the others walk in, the things on his desk change their positions between shots - such as the paper tray moving from Potter's left to the right side of his desk.

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

Continuity mistake: In the Commander's office, Frank's arms go from being in front of MacArthur's picture frame, to gone, and back again in a matter of a few seconds.

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

Other mistake: In the opening, when the flags were raised, the United Nations flag is hung upside down.

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Smilin' Jack - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: After Jack wins a drink from Hawkeye and BJ, Hawkeye grabs the orange to inspect it for tears to prove his magnet theory. After the angle change, he grabs it again.

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Smilin' Jack - S4-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When the camera angle changes to look at the cover being put over the soldier's head, the camera is briefly reflected until the cover is locked in place.

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The Price of Tomato Juice - S4-E15

Other mistake: Actor Jeff Maxwell plays Private Igor Straminsky, however when Maj. Burns is in line and asks for his name, he replies "Maxwell" and Burns in turn repeats the name "Maxwell", instead of "Straminsky."

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The Interview - S4-E24

Continuity mistake: As the interviewer talks to Hawkeye, his hand alternates from just below the microphone head to just above the bottom end between angles.

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Change of Command - S4-E2

Character mistake: When Frank is berating Igor about the food on the trays, he calls him "Sergeant." Igor has always been a private.

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Dear Peggy - S4-E10

Character mistake: When he sees the 'P' for Protestant on Davis' chart, Col. Hollister states "A lot of your Davises are 'J's, you know" implying that Davis is a Jewish name. In fact, the ID tag code for Jewish faith was 'H' for Hebrew.

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Deluge - S4-E23

Continuity mistake: When Klinger is scrubbing the sink, it's empty, or almost so. Klinger turns on the water. When BJ brings in the wounded soldier, the sink suddenly is more than half full - and the water is off again.

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Dear Peggy - S4-E10

Audio problem: As Hawkeye calls for X-rays, you can see Klinger hollering a reply through the door, but nothing is heard.

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Of Moose and Men - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Frank inspects the local workers, the laundry woman bends down to help the kid put away the sandwich Burns suspected of being a bomb. After the cut, she's upright again.

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The More I See You - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: When Carly is talking about Hawkeye being a "mortician's delight", she is gesturing with her right hand, and it's about waist height at the end of the motion. When the camera goes to a wide shot, her hand is up by her chin, about eight inches from her face.

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Some 38th Parallels - S4-E19

Visible crew/equipment: As BJ comes around to take the wounded soldier to Post-Op, he walks in front of the camera. As he does so, the shadow of the camera can be seen on his back.

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It Happened One Night - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: When Hawkeye and Margaret turn toward the stove, and he says "Are you hungry?", watch the can. Though it is meant to look like it blew the top off, it is plain that the top was just set into the top, and a blast of air was used to blow it open. This is because of the sound, and a stream of vapor that often accompanies a blast from an air gun. A sealed can set on a heat source would have burst not only from the top, but also from the side at a seam, or the bottom. Also, they were about five feet away from the can, and the beans went up, not out at a ninety degree angle. So they wouldn't get beaned. Beans on the face were for comic effect.

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

Continuity mistake: When BJ, Hawkeye and Radar are being shot at, they hurry to get in the jeep. Radar gets out to get the jack, and salutes it. When the camera cuts to a shot of Radar getting back in, the jack is magically gone. It doesn't appear again.

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

Continuity mistake: On the way to catch Trapper, Hawkeye and Radar are stopped by an MP checkpoint. After bluffing the MP with a story about neuropraxia, the MP pumps his fist in the air saying "Move out!" The camera cuts to a wide shot and the MP is starting to pump his fist in the air again, and says "Move out!" again.

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Hey, Doc - S4-E5

Revealing mistake: When Radar carries the field phone from Col. Potter's desk over to Hawkeye who is squatting in the corner, the phone doesn't have a phone line attached. It is an EE-8 Military Field Phone, which is a wired device, not a radio - even if Radar elsewhere says he has somebody "on the radio" when in fact he is using an EE-8.

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Dear Mildred - S4-E7

Revealing mistake: In the shot where the horse kicks in the door, there's actually two shots - a kick, a quick cut, another kick. If you look closely, you can see how the hoof of one of the horse-leg props breaks off during the first kick. The second kick is performed by one leg only. If you look really closely - and probably use the slow-motion function - you can even make out the hand of the one wielding the leg through the hole made in the first kick.

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Dear Mildred - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In the episode when Radar gives Potter the horse, they keep referring to the horse as "he". In later episodes, the horse is a mare named Sophie.

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Dear Ma - S4-E16

Character mistake: Radar says about the gun the enemy sniper brings into the mess tent: "What funny printing on there. All the R's and the P's are backwards." While there is a mirrored R in kyrillic (pronounced "Ya") there is no mirrored P.

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The Gun - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When Radar walks into the supply room, he carries four or five ammunition belts around his neck. Since he stows them in the gun bin, it has to be assumed that they are not meant to be empty. If they were only half filled each, he would still be carrying something in the area of 60-100lb. However he moves with absolutely no visible strain and tosses the belts into the gun bin with ease. Elsewhere in the series Radar is depicted as being none too strong. Clearly the magazine pouches were stuffed with something light and the effect carrying the real weight would have on Radar was overlooked.

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

Continuity mistake: At several points, in the second half of the episode, you can see the identification number (2A401) on the general's jeep that Hawkeye stole. As well as the big star, showing it to be a general's jeep. At the end of the episode, Col. Potter shows up for the first time, in the same jeep.

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

Continuity mistake: When BJ arrives in Korea, he, Hawkeye and Radar are attacked by guerillas while changing a flat tire on their jeep. After installing the spare tire from the back of the jeep, Hawkeye rolls the flat tire off the to the side of the road and jumps into the jeep as Radar speeds off. Later, when they reach the camp, the spare tire has reappeared on the back of the jeep.

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

Continuity mistake: When Radar calls assembly, the very first shot shows some troops appearing on the parade ground. Klinger, in his straw hat, appears on parade in the front rank in the top right hand corner of the screen and stands to attention. In the next shot, however, he is seen approaching the parade ground at the double from the Post Op ward building. Next shot, he is on parade, but in the centre of the rear rank. A couple of shots later, when Major Burns addresses the troops, he is back in the front rank - screen top right. This position is confirmed later when Burns addresses him by turning his head sharp left (he is facing the parade), and Hoolihan is seen marching over to him to remove his hat.

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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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