M*A*S*H

Temporary Duty - S6-E21

Continuity mistake: When they are talking about taking Sophie for a walk, Roy is sitting on the bunk. His captain's bars & medical insignia are on the wrong sides. After he stands up, they are on the correct side.

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Potter's Retirement - S6-E22

Factual error: When Radar, Hawkeye, and BJ find the letter from cpl. Benson to I Corps, Radar says that cpl. Benson's been here since June. Later in the episode when col. Potter, Radar, Hawkeye and BJ confront Benson, Benson says he is there on orders of a colonel who did not get treated quickly enough. Potter says he remembers this colonel was there a couple of months back. BUT, this episode of M*A*S*H takes place during Kentucky Derby Day. The Kentucky Derby has always been held the first Saturday in May. So, if Benson has only been at the 4077th for two months, and he arrived in June, then this episode should be taking place in August, not May.

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Fade Out, Fade In (60 mins.) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Chief Surgeon Who' (season one), near the end of the episode we see Radar in Col. Blake's office smoking a cigar with ease, but in the first episode of season six when Col. Potter offers Radar a cigar, he doesn't know how to smoke it and he throws up after he puffs it.

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Potter's Retirement - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When BJ and Hawkeye are trying to find out who snitched on Potter, they search Charles' belongings back at The Swamp. BJ wraps Charles' white scarf around his neck. Once Charles returns to his tent, the scarf changes positions several times.

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Fade Out, Fade In (60 mins.) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: When Charles first arrives at the 4077, his scarf changes from shot to shot. It is tucked in neatly, then loose, then tucked in again.

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The Grim Reaper - S6-E11

Visible crew/equipment: As Hawkeye is first approaching Danker during the triage scene, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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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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What's Up, Doc? - S6-E19

Plot hole: When Hawkeye and BJ buy Margaret a new ring, it takes a typo in the inscription to give them away - which makes both of them and Mr. Shin almost clairvoyant. Not only did they somehow guess Margaret's ring size, but Mr Shin - phew, Houdini and Uri Geller together don't hold a candle to this guy - actually somehow divined the exact type and font of the inscription in the original so perfectly that Margaret actually only spotted the difference from the missing 'n.'

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Images - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: When Cpl. Hendrix is examined on the operating table, Klinger and Hawkeye admire his tattoos. Klinger asks "do you really think the real Louise is built like that?" and Hawkeye replies, "If she is, I'm in love". Later, when Radar talks to Hendrix, Radar says, "Her face is still pretty, and her legs are the greatest." Hendrix asks, "What about the rest of her?" and Radar replies, "There isn't any." How could Hawkeye and Klinger admire Louise's build if the tattoo was that shot up?

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Comrades in Arms (Part 2) - S6-E13

Other mistake: During the surgery, after Hawkeye and Margaret reach the 8063rd, Margaret is explaining the procedure. She says that they are using a new vascular clamp designed at the 4077th. It appears that this is the clamp designed and built three episodes later in episode 16 "Patient 4077."

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Comrades in Arms (Part 2) - S6-E13

Audio problem: When Hawkeye and Margaret are being driven into camp, everybody is cheering. Watch the driver of the jeep. He hits the horn button a number of times, but the horn is never heard.

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The Light That Failed - S6-E6

Factual error: Charles mistakenly injects a post op patient with curare instead of morphine. This would have been hard to do. Curare was not approved for use in Korea by the U.S. Army and it would not have been there. Even if it had been, curare was used in conjunction with anesthetics in the operating theatre. It would make no sense to have it in the post op. (source pg. 14 "Notable Names in Anasthesia" by J. Roger Maltby, Royal Society of Medicine - Great Britain).

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The Winchester Tapes - S6-E5

Plot hole: In a tape home, Winchester implores his father to get him out of the MASH and suggests that Senator Griswold should help as his father "paid good money for him". As the length of time the show ran so exceeds the length of the war itself, inconsistencies for dates are perhaps unavoidable, and it might not be fair to call them mistakes. In this case however, the writers/producers have carelessly picked a senator who only served from November 1952, making dating inescapable. As Charles, in the same episode, complains how hot it is and everyone is in shirtsleeves, it must be very late spring, perhaps May, at best, just a month before the end of the war. To emphasize the mistake, by the next episode it is late fall/early winter.

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Fade Out, Fade In (60 mins.) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: Charles and the G.I. lay waiting for an explosion. When the last mortar hits, the explosion is just to the left of the back tire, the jeep is untouched. After a cut, the jeep is trashed and burning.

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Fade Out, Fade In (60 mins.) - S6-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Potter tells Klinger that his lawyer, Schaeffer, is a fake who's impersonated a chaplain among other things, when Schaeffer tells them that 25 couples are living in sin, in the next shot two curved chalk actor's marks can be seen on the floor.

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The Winchester Tapes - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: While Colonel Potter is painting the portrait of Charles, the portable military field desks behind Potter are all open - note the front doors are flipped down, but in the closeup of Charles holding the painting of himself the doors are folded up. And the books, etc. atop the field desks change as well.

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The Winchester Tapes - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: While Charles is reading the letter about his nephew being discharged because of fainting spells, Klinger feigns a fainting spell falling forward onto Hawkeye's cot, and his body lies lopsided with his leg hanging off, but when it cuts to the next shot Klinger's perfectly positioned on the cot. Also, note the mail Klinger tossed earlier onto Hawkeye's cot, near his pillow, is now neatly tucked under the blanket towards the foot of the cot.

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Fade Out, Fade In (60 mins.) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: When Colonel Potter, BJ, Hawkeye, and Charles are in the changing room, Charles wants to be alone so he takes his tan jacket off the first nail on the right and leaves, but in BJ and Hawkeye's closeups the tan jacket is still hanging on that first nail, then it vanishes again.

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The Smell of Music - S6-E15

Revealing mistake: When Margaret whistles for the "third wave" she places Winchester's French horn on the ground, and there are three shots facing the jeep as it closes in on the horn - in the first two shots the horn's normal, but in the last shot the horn's already semi-squashed before the jeep even runs over it.

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Comrades in Arms (Part 2) - S6-E13

Visible crew/equipment: While Margaret and Hawkeye are hiding under the mat, just as the armed North Korean collapses to the floor the shadow of the moving boom mic is visible on the wall.

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The M*A*S*H Olympics - S6-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Colonel Potter surprises everybody with his "little Olympics" idea in the mess tent, after Margaret comments, "I just know I'm not going to have anything left for Donald," at the start of the next shot the boom mic casts a very quick moving shadow on BJ.

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The M*A*S*H Olympics - S6-E10

Visible crew/equipment: While Colonel Potter has everyone gathered in the mess tent to surprise them with his "little Olympics" idea, the studio soundstage is visible at the top, left side of the screen.

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Your Hit Parade - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: In the Operating Room, as Charles hears that his phonograph has been "donated" for use during the emergency, he turns his head from left to right. In the close up, he lifts his head.

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Your Hit Parade - S6-E18

Visible crew/equipment: In the compound, as the camera pans to follow Potter coming toward Hawkeye, the corner of the studio is easily seen through the camo net, above the building.

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The Smell of Music - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When the Jeep runs over the French horn, the crowd is a good distance back. When Potter comes out and picks up the flattened horn, the crowd is only five or six feet away without having moved up.

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The Grim Reaper - S6-E11

Visible crew/equipment: As Hawkeye walks over to the Colonel, there appears to be a lighting rig, or a reflector, over the Colonel's cot in the upper left of the shot.

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The Merchant of Korea - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: After answering a call for help, BJ gets first a right glove on, then as he talks, gets a left glove. After the angle changes, he gets a left glove again.

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The Winchester Tapes - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: In the last O.R. of the episode, Winchester is wearing a surgical gown with the same blood stain pattern as in the previous episode. This also would be impossible given the cleaning procedures.

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Your Hit Parade - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: When the bomb disposal sergeant is sitting down at the end of the episode, he's facing the table. When the camera cuts in closer, his left shoulder is facing the table.

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Patient 4077 - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When the boys are working on the vascular clamp, Charles brings out three hard boiled eggs. After he heckles BJ and Hawkeye for a minute, BJ takes the hammer, and smashes Charles' eggs. The camera cuts to the boys, and back to Charles. There are now two eggs, and almost intact.

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The Smell of Music - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When BJ and Hawkeye are arguing while trying to eat, Winchester starts his French Horn. When the camera is behind BJ, he puts down his fork. When the camera cuts to a front shot of BJ, he's holding the fork he just put down. Then the camera cuts to look at Hawkeye, BJ's fork is down again.

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The Grim Reaper - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: In Margaret's tent, when Charles is toasting Margaret, his hand alternates positions between the close ups, and the wide shots. In the close ups, he's holding the wine glass by the bowl. In the wide shots, he's holding it by the stem.

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Fallen Idol - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: Look at the stains on Winchester's clothes in the O.R. sessions. Both times the stains match. There would be different stains because of the cleaning process.

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The Merchant of Korea - S6-E14

Plot hole: In this episode, the military money, or scrip, is being called in and exchanged for a different color (and assumedly design - otherwise counterfeiters could just keep using their printing plates) to battle counterfeiting. However, in previous episodes several colors of scrip are being used equally and at the same time - e.g. in episode "Hey, Doc" (4-5), Sgt. Kimble collects a pot consisting of both blue and tan one-dollar scrip notes. No previous indication was given in the show that the army started a practice of using just one color at a time.

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Images - S6-E9

Other mistake: In the episode where Radar is talking to Corporal Hendrix, Radar says that he was thinking about getting a tattoo himself. But in season 3 episode 7 when Col. Blake was giving Radar his physical he had an anchor on his right arm which he said was his new tattoo.

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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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