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Best TV mistakes of 2007

The Herb Garden Germination - S4-E20

Revealing mistake: When Sheldon is web chatting with Amy, we can hear Amy talking, but the bar at the top of Sheldon's computer screen indicates that the sound is off.

Brad

Alex's Choice - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After Mrs. Russo puts Justin and Max in the lair, she is wondering if she should put the big lock on the door or not. She decides not to and puts the lock down on the counter. Two shots later you see the lock is back on the door, but unlocked. You never see Mrs. Russo put the lock on the door.

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Chuck

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Chuck Versus the Fear of Death - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: Near the end when Jeff and Lester confront "Greta" in the cage she pulls out her knife. Jeff attempts to disarm her but she cuts off his tie. She cuts it very close to the top, leaving very little around his neck, but when it cuts back to him after showing the piece hit the floor there is much more tie left.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode 'One Good Scare Ought To Do It', when Phineas is carried into the air inside the haunted house, there is an aerial shot showing the Fireside Girls and Isabella, who is wearing a yellow sash like the other scouts as she shouts, "Phineas!" There are two problems here. First, Isabella wasn't wearing the sash before at the haunted house, until this particular shot. Also, between the shots before Phineas falls, her sash disappears, reappears and then disappears again. It reappears after Phineas falls, and Isabella says, "Quick, everyone! Sashes!"

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Skins

Pandora - S3-E4

Other mistake: Cook and Effy manage to fall through Pandora's Mum's wardrobe, into the next door neighbor's bedroom. But this is not possible as the neighbors' houses are detached.

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iCarly

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Visible crew/equipment: Every time the shot shows the chair between living room and kitchen (when they show where the chair is), the reflection of the studio light is seen on the bottom of the chair. For example, in Season 2, episode 2 "iStage an Intervention," when Carly looks at Pack Rat, when she walks, you can see the studio lights at the bottom of the chair,.

Episode Six - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Gavin and Stacey have their first dance, look carefully and you can see Nessa sat at a table behind them with other people. Seconds later, the camera moves and focuses on Nessa standing at the bar alone.

Down for the Count - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Dougie and Cindy are discussing the raking while Cindy is knitting, the amount of finished cover varies when the shot changes.

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Seventeen Candles - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: Cameraman reflected on Chuck's limo when he encounters Blair by the church.

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End Run - S3-E3

Audio problem: When Michael is forced to do "errands" for Brennen, they stop by Jonathan Carver's house to get numbers from him for a voice key. The code played back at the facility is 71348. He says "3" in a medium pitch (tone) at the house, but it is high pitched when played back at the facility; he says "8" in a medium pitch, and it's also high pitched later. And finally he says "9" in a low pitch and it's played back medium pitch. Also very obvious is the fact that Jonathan never says "1" or "7."

Summer Special - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mick is in the police car and there is a shot on his lap, the time on his watch reads 2:25. This episode takes place straight after Episode #2.8 and Mel stated at the wedding in that episode it was 3:15.

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Mad Men

Shut the Door, Have a Seat - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Christina Hendricks is about to leave the office, while talking to Don, she is wearing a scarf on her hair. The scarf corner is alternatively tucked in her coat collar and then outside, and inside again etc. in alternate angle shots of the scene.

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What About Bob? - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: At the end, Justin's doppelganger lies down in the coffin and "dies," leaving the lid open. The camera then cuts to a wider shot - and the coffin lid has somehow closed itself.

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Series 5, Episode 2 - S5-E2

Character mistake: Referring to the US, Russian and Chinese governments, the admiral says that "Washington, Moscow and Shanghai" have been informed. The capital of China is Beijing.

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Friendly Skies - S1-E2

Factual error: When Dan goes into the machine for his MRI a light switches on just as his head enters the machine. MRIs have soft muted lights already in the machine (so technician can see the patient via cameras) they want you to rest and be calm to avoid claustrophobia, there are no bright lights. I have had 5 different MRIs in 4 different machines in 2 different states, all were the same.

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Continuity mistake: Season 2, episode 1: When Doug Rich is holding a knife against Dale, the knife changes between shots from Doug holding the knife overhand, to underhand, back to overhand.

Pie-lette - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Ned walks upstairs to check on the lady before the bad guy gets killed, behind him is a circular window. A reflecting light can be seen in the window along with what looks to be a boom microphone.

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Factual error: Season 1, episode 1: When Ashley's Desert Eagle is empty, the slide doesn't lock open.

Pooh's Double Trouble / Eeyore Sleeps on It - S1-E19

Factual error: The letters and symbols on the characters' reflections in the mirror look like their regular counterparts, when they're supposed to be in reverse.

Episode Four - S1-E4

Other mistake: Jake is sitting at the kitchen counter top and is watching TV whilst doing his homework. You can see his red pencil case labelled 'Jake Rowlings'. Many times throughout the series the parents have been recognised as Mr and Mrs Brockman - not Rowlings. The children also have been referred to as Karen Ben and Jake Brockman.

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Nothing to Talk About - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Violet is talking to the boy outside the school, he is holding a baseball bat. At one point he points the bat at her, but in the next shot the bat is on his shoulder.

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Sky: Part 1 - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: The baby carrier little Sky is in as the group heads towards the car changes between takes. When they are walking down the driveway, it is open, and Sarah Jane quickly closes it when Gita comes up. Gita opens the carrier, to discover the baby, and Sarah Jane closes it again. There is more dialogue and Gita goes back to cooing at the baby. When did the carrier open again? Then the car alarms go off and if you look closely, you can see it's closed again, which is confirmed when the baby is handed off to Clyde.

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Episode 2 - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode 2 during the scene when the king's son is born, it appears that the baby has been born for less than a few minutes, but when he is held up it is plain to see that his navel has healed instead of being freshly cut as it should be after the birth.

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Chowder

Grubble Gum/The Cinnamini Monster - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In "The Cinnamini Monster", Chowder throws four plates at the Cinnamini Monster, which break and fall onto the floor. Two shots later, the shattered plates are gone.

100th - S7-E13

Continuity mistake: Timmy agrees to marry Russell because Timmy's work visa has expired and he will have to leave the country. However, in the season 5 episode "Double Down" Timmy states that he has been a US citizen for many years.

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Makeshift Solutions - S6-E3

Revealing mistake: When Clara is filming her kids, we see her daughter operate the car. When she's supposed to have put the car in gear and have driven forward, you can see the scenery move in the background, showing that the car was stationary and the camera was just violently moved to the right to simulate the act of the car moving.

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Gently with the Women - S7-E1

Character mistake: The registration number of Alan Salt's car is HUA222B, but when Rachel is on the phone asking an officer to look up the car's registered owner she gives the registration number as B222HUA.

Bowie - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: The boom mike is visible in the left hand corner of the screen when Mel is talking to Bret and Jemaine in front of the store.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Coraline in Mick's vision of when he was taking her dress off at a party, her tattoo is under one of her shoulders (I think it was her left one) but later on in the series we see Morgan/Coraline wipe off the make-up on where her tattoo is...on the opposite side.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode "The Education of Jaime Sommers", when Jaime and Tom are having coffee, the size and position of cappucino foam on Jaime's nose changes from shot to shot.

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