Best TV mistakes of 2007
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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.
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.
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!"
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,.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.