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    I never watched the show much until recently. There is an episode in season 9 where they are celebrating New Years Eve 1951. The war started in June of '50 so that means it took 9 seasons for 6 months of war. In that time Blake died and two other characters went back home.

    Yet, I remember an episode with Colonel Blake where Klinger says his mom or dad is dying. Blake looks back in the record and tells him his mom and dad already died several time the year before. If Blake died before '51 started, how could there be a year before?

    This show has continuity problems. I'm beginning to think it's not real.

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    Originally posted by gnostic View Post
    I never watched the show much until recently. There is an episode in season 9 where they are celebrating New Years Eve 1951. The war started in June of '50 so that means it took 9 seasons for 6 months of war. In that time Blake died and two other characters went back home.

    Yet, I remember an episode with Colonel Blake where Klinger says his mom or dad is dying. Blake looks back in the record and tells him his mom and dad already died several time the year before. If Blake died before '51 started, how could there be a year before?

    This show has continuity problems. I'm beginning to think it's not real.
    Why do you think we haven't nuked them yet? Fearless Leader has captured them and forces them to make new episodes even if they don't make sense.

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    • #3
      Mash is so... 1977. I couldn't handle watching another episode.

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      • #4
        that show wasn't filmed live during the war?

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        • #5
          The show assumed that the average American has little to no knowledge of the Korean war, so continuity was not a concern.

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          • #6
            You're watching a tv comedy, and you question it's real life accuracy? Seriously? ::fuckingeyeroll::

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            • #7
              Originally posted by animal View Post
              that show wasn't filmed live during the war?
              Apparently gnostic thought he was watching a documentary on the Korean war. I bet there wasn't even a soldier named Max Klinger, or Radar!!! What the fuck?!?!? I'm not totally up on U.S. American military history, but doctors in MASH units routinely had their own stills though, right?

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              • #8
                So no one died? Those MASH actors must have good medical care.

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                • #9
                  All I know is war must really be hell. All the actors looked like they aged 12 years during that 3 year war.

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                  • #10
                    Easy. The Korean War happened so fast (N Korea invaded and almost over ran S Korea) before the tide was turned that there was no accelerated draft until much later. So anyone serving in a MASH early in the War had been the Army before the Korean Way started. Thus Klinger's multiple attempts to get home were on his record.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gnostic View Post
                      All I know is war must really be hell. All the actors looked like they aged 12 years during that 3 year war.
                      War is hell, dude. War is hell.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WTexasCrude View Post
                        Easy. The Korean War happened so fast (N Korea invaded and almost over ran S Korea) before the tide was turned that there was no accelerated draft until much later. So anyone serving in a MASH early in the War had been the Army before the Korean Way started. Thus Klinger's multiple attempts to get home were on his record.
                        I didn't consider that the character could have been drafted before the war started. There was an active draft from 1940 to 1973.

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                        • #13
                          Jamie Farr actually served in Korea after the war and used his own dog tags in the show.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gnostic View Post
                            Jamie Farr actually served in Korea after the war and used his own dog tags in the show.
                            Yes he did.

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                            • #15
                              MASH is great I still enjoy watching it .

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