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Death Takes a Holiday - S9-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After Charles confronts Choi Sung Ho about the candy, Ho explains that he sold it on the black market to buy real food, and when Ho reenters the mess tent through the side door, we can see that outside there's a director's chair, which actors also use, with something printed on its back.

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A War for all Seasons - S9-E6

Deliberate mistake: Winchester is listening on the radio to the 1951 Giants win the pennant. In the MASH series, Potter was supposed to have arrived 19 Sept. 1952, and Charles Winchester after Potter did. The Giants won the pennant during the previous year, not when Winchester was there. Also Potter, BJ and Winchester are present for New Years parties for '50-'51 and '51- '52 even though none of them arrived until late 1952.

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Depressing News - S9-E12

Factual error: When Klinger's walking with Captain Allen and the Stars and Stripes photographer, just before their introductions to "Ben" they pass an empty corrugated box with its flap open, and the recycling symbol can be seen on the flap. Recycling symbols were not in use until about 20 years later.

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The Best of Enemies - S9-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Colonel Potter and Charles exit the mess tent carrying the trays, so they can serve breakfast in bed to the winners, they split up and as Charles walks to the Swamp saying, "What a shame to have wasted all these years as a doctor," we have a great view of the boom and boom mic at the left side of the screen as it moves backwards away from Charles, outside the Swamp.

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Depressing News - S9-E12

Other mistake: When Alan Alda and Mike Farrell are walking into frame in the scene where Hawkeye and BJ discover the huge shipment of tongue depressors, Alda's feet are visible for about two seconds and he has bright blue early '80s shoes on.

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Letters - S9-E2

Factual error: In this episode, the regulars receive and respond to letters from a Fourth-Grade class in Hawkeye's home town. Charles receives one from a little girl who says she's sent him a birch leaf. Unfortunately, the leaf he removes from her glassine envelope is a maple leaf. (Note: there was no indication that this was supposed to be her mistake.)

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Letters - S9-E2

Visible crew/equipment: While Hoops Potter is going for the camp record in free throws, in overhead shots with everyone encircling the 'basketball court' - particularly right after free throw 28 and after Potter says that he feels like a sideshow freak, the boom can be seen moving around right beside the hoop's post at the top, left side of the screen.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Factual error: After the opening credits it cuts to Klinger at mail call, and Father Mulcahy's reading Ring Magazine which is dated December 1969, 16 years after the Korean War ended.

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A War for all Seasons - S9-E6

Continuity mistake: When Maj. Winchester hears that the Giants won, he drops his baseball cap. A few shots later we see him lying on his back, clasping his cap in his hand.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the last scenes of the episode, the overhead shots showing the parade where Klinger rides in on Sophie, dressed (undressed) as Lady Godiva, you can see the boom mic in view at the top of the screen.

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Blood Brothers - S9-E18

Continuity mistake: As Mulcahy enters and is introduced by Potter, he assumes the podium, and clasps his hands behind his back. A second later, his arms are by his sides.

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Oh, How We Danced - S9-E14

Revealing mistake: In the closing scene, as the camera looks at the collected crowd, the camo net over the building poorly hides the edge of the "sky" background and the sound stage walls.

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No Laughing Matter - S9-E13

Continuity mistake: While Charles, BJ, and Hawkeye are in the Officers' Club, when Margaret storms in and starts yelling at Charles about the visiting pervert Colonel, Charles facepalms himself with his right hand, but next shot his left hand is up, and it continues to switch.

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Bless You, Hawkeye - S9-E17

Visible crew/equipment: After Hawkeye shows up in Colonel Potter's office with severe allergy symptoms, BJ and Margaret walk out with him, and when Potter says, "Time we found out what's on his mind," the shadow of the boom mic moves across the door.

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No Sweat - S9-E11

Continuity mistake: While BJ, Hawkeye, and Margaret are in the OR, BJ has the stethoscope either around his neck or the eartips are in his ears, depending on the angle of the consecutive shots.

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Letters - S9-E2

Visible crew/equipment: While Hawkeye, BJ, and Charles are in the Swamp reading the letters, when BJ says, "Leave it to Charles to be the world's first poison pen-pal," the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving around at the top right corner of the screen.

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Letters - S9-E2

Visible crew/equipment: While BJ, Hawkeye, and Charles are in the Swamp, when BJ starts reading the letter from the child who thinks the army is like camping out Charles takes that letter away from BJ, and just as Charles is about to sit back down the edge of the Swamp set can be seen at the top right corner of the screen.

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Depressing News - S9-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the guy from I Corps Supply lifts the flap at the back of the truck with all the boxes, just as Colonel Potter says, "Sergeant, how many of these parcels are checking into this post," the shadow of the boom mic can be seen at the top, right corner of the screen.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the overhead exterior shot of the compound, when Colonel Potter calls everyone's attention to the situation regarding "crackerjack corpsman" Sergeant Hutchinson, as the shot pans out we can see the boom and the boom mic at the top left corner of the screen. Then when Margaret calls on Hutchinson to come forward, the boom mic is moving around at the top of the screen, and it's still there when Klinger rides out on Sophie.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: While Hawkeye's helping Klinger with the love letter to Laverne, just as Klinger says, "After all, you're only human, I was thousands of miles..." the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen.

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Your Retention Please - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After Colonel Potter tells everyone in his office that he's been asked to address them about the possibility of making the army their career, the Swamp trio laugh, and when it cuts to Margaret telling the "clowns" to keep quiet, the shadow of the boom mic bounces around at the top, right side of the screen.

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The Best of Enemies - S9-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Margaret and BJ win the bridge game, just as Charles stands up we can see the top of the Officers Club set, and we see it again when Klinger tells Father Mulcahy, "Everyone bet on either Potter or Winchester."

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The Best of Enemies - S9-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Hawkeye shows the photo of his father to the North Korean, when it cuts to the shot in the Officers Club just as Klinger says, "And these players you can't tell anything," the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving at the top, right corner of the screen.

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The Best of Enemies - S9-E1

Visible crew/equipment: At the start, when BJ calls Hawkeye "twinkle toes" before Hawkeye leaves, the edge of the Swamp set can be seen at the top, left corner of the screen.

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Father's Day - S9-E4

Continuity mistake: As Margaret sits on the bunk to talk with Al, his hands are by the table's edge. When the angle changes, they're up at chin level.

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Tell it To the Marines - S9-E8

Continuity mistake: The water Klinger accidentally spits on Potter goes from a number of separate spots to one big spot in a couple of seconds.

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The Red/White Blues - S9-E16

Continuity mistake: In the Officer's Club, Potter is about to order a drink. When he goes to give the order, he starts to look at Hawkeye. When the camera cuts to a close up of Potter, Hawkeye, and BJ, he's facing forward again.

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Tell it To the Marines - S9-E8

Continuity mistake: In the mess tent, after Hawkeye and BJ read about the blood donations, Hawkeye goes to fold and put the paper down. When the camera cuts to a wide shot, he's folding and putting the paper down again.

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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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