CBS (ended 1983)



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  • Season 9 Episode 14: Oh, How We Danced

  • After being punched in the mouth by Major Finch, Charles speaks quite casually about getting a tooth replaced. Next season, in 'The Tooth Shall Set You Free' we will find that Charles has a phobia about dentists.

  • During the celebration in Potter's office, Peg's dialogue is interspersed with comments by B.J. that were recorded without his knowledge. If you listen carefully, it is clear that the line about Peg pouring him "a damn cup of coffee and I drink it!" is not the same recording we heard being made in the Officers' Club.

  • B.J. Hunnicutt's anniversary is May 23.

  • The tune the little boy is playing on the harmonica is Anniversary Waltz by Johann Strauss.

  • Season 9 Episode 12: Depressing News

  • Goof: Hawkeye and BJ are walking in the scene where they discover the huge shipments of tongue depressors. Alan Alda feet are visible for about 2 seconds. He is wearing a bright blue pair of running shoes made in the early 1980s.

  • Season 9 Episode 11: No Sweat

  • This episode continues the running gag of Klinger's "get rich quick" scams. This time he's trying to get rich by learning how to be a T.V. repairman and his practice subject is the Unit's PA system. At first Klinger is confident in his ability to repair it, but spends a majority of the episode trying to undo the damage he has done. After completing the repairs at one point, he sees his hard work dashed by an angry Margaret, who destroys the PA in retaliation for her prickly heat afflicted butt being revealed accidently over the PA by Klinger.

  • It is implied in this episode that Charles' mother's maiden name was Emerson, as he mentions the Emersons and the Winchesters. This would explain how he got his middle name - except he is Charles Emerson Winchester III! His father was also Charles Emerson Winchester, so unless it is just coincidence he met and married a woman whose surname was the same as his middle name, I think this qualifies as a slip-up.

  • Season 9 Episode 9: Taking the Fifth

  • Klinger wears a dress for the final time in this series. Surprisingly, he was wearing it for an reason other than trying to get out of the army, which was the reason for why he wore dresses in the past.

  • Charles identifies the wine as 1947 Bordeaux. Later, BJ says he and Hawkeye should drink it because it's already waited 4 years, making this year 1951. A few episodes prior, they celebrated New Years Eve 1951, which would ordinarily mean it is now 1952. However the show is noted for being asynchronous, early episodes frequently switch from President Truman to President Eisenhower and back.

  • Season 9 Episode 8: Tell it To the Marines

  • This episode marks the last time Klinger tries to get a discharge.

  • Season 9 Episode 7: Your Retention Please

  • In the scene in Col. Potter's office when he is discussing army careers with the senior staff, you can see the shadow of the boom mike (upper right hand corner on the office wall) when the camera focuses on just Major Houlihan and Father Mulcahy.

  • When Hawkeye reads Rizzo's name he reads it Rizzo, L, but in other episodes his name is Rizzo, Z.

  • Klinger attempts to get out of the Army for the last time.

  • Season 9 Episode 6: A War for all Seasons

  • Finally Igor's incompetence even makes Father Mulcahy to lose his temper. On the Fourth Of July everybody looked for eating corn on the cob that Mulcahy grew but Igor creamed it.

  • Winchester told Klinger "how do you think my family amassed our huge family fortune" after trying to get people to bet more money. This probably means that his family got their fortune by gambling.

  • When Winchester hears "The Giants win the pennant," he drops the Dodger cap he had in his hand onto the ground, then the scene switches. When we cut back, he appears to have fainted, but he's holding cap on his chest like a funeral lily. Although it's technically possible that he picked it up in the interim, why would a devastated man do this?

  • The start of the episode shows the 4077 bringing in 1951, but in the third season finale, "Abyssinia Henry," Radar's gift to Henry has the year 1952 inscribed in it. Also according to the episode where Potter enters the unit, the date is September 19, 1952.

  • Season 9 Episode 4: Father's Day

  • In episode 3-16 entitled "Bulletin Board", Margaret tells Henry Blake that he looks like her father before her dad died. This episode Margaret's father visits the camp.

  • Season 9 Episode 2: Letters

  • While he wasn't responsible for saving this soldier's life, in Season 11's "Trick or Treatment", Father Mucahy notices that a man who was tagged as deceased was actually alive when he notices a tear coming from the soldier's eye.  This man's life was truly saved by the good Father as without him, he surely would never have survived!

  • Father Mulcahy says he never saved a life. He forgot that he saved a soldier's life by operating on his throat so he can breathe in the episode 'Mulcahy's War.'

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