M*A*S*H Crosses the Line

We leave the TV on to the Hallmark Channel for our dog many days, which means that I leave the house to the Golden Girls and generally arrive home to M*A*S*H. The episode that is on right now is one of the earlier ones with BJ Honeycutt and Colonel Potter. There is a scene where Frank Burns is searching Radar’s desk and pulling out comic books. The only problem – these are clearly 70’s era Marvel Comics, including The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers, characters that wouldn’t be created for almost a decade after the Korean War ended.

I may not know a lot of American history, but I know my comics. When this was filmed, back issues were cheap. Would it have killed them to send a prop assistant out to get some actual 50’s era books?

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