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Safety in New York (or, Bertie Sets Sail) - S3-E1

Other mistake: When Tuppy goes to turn off the burglar alarm for Wooster, it's behind a hidden panel with a sign saying "Alarm Switch" above the panel. Why bother putting the switch behind a concealed panel if you're then going to label it? (Unless you're doing it for a viewing audience).

25th May 2015

Batman (1966)

The Pharaoh's in a Rut (2) - S1-E28

Revealing mistake: When Bruce Wayne is strapped to the stretcher hurtling toward the cliff, after he breaks through the "300 Ft. Drop" sign, we cut to a different angle where the wire pulling the stretcher is visible.

19th May 2015

Batman (1966)

The Ring of Wax (1) - S1-E23

Factual error: When Bruce, Dick, and Aunt Harriet are looking at the globe, Bruce corrects Dick's mistake about Lima being the capitol of Ecuador and says "No, as you can see, I was right. It's the capitol of Peru." and points to the globe to show him. Based on the position of Europe facing the camera, he's actually pointing to somewhere in northern Canada.

Honoria Glossop Turns Up (or, Bridegroom Wanted!) - S4-E3

Factual error: Sir Roderick has moved his psychiatric clinic to New York because the BMA wouldn't approve of his methods. Although we don't get exact dates for the episodes, since prohibition was in effect in the last episode and Puttin' On The Ritz came out in 1929, we can presume it's the late 20s/early 30s. The AMA wouldn't recognize psychiatry as legitimate medicine until the 1940s. Sir Roderick wouldn't have had any better luck in America.

19th Mar 2015

General questions

Question: Don't remember if this was a movie or TV show I saw, but I remember the husband is some kind of liberal lawyer scared of the fall of society. He has a hidden gun safe in his home office and his wife finds out about it, and forces him to choose between his family and his guns.

Answer: It was an episode of House, MD from season 8 called "Perils of Paranoia".

Greg Dwyer

23rd Feb 2015

The World's End (2013)

Question: For those of us who live in countries where Cornettos aren't sold, what flavors are the three colors in the Cornetto Trilogy?

Answer: Strawberry Red for "Shaun of the Dead", Original Blue for "Hot Fuzz", Green Mint Choc Chip for "The World's End".

Sierra1

7th Nov 2014

Dead Rising 3

Continuity mistake: When you start a new game after completing the storyline the first time, Nick begins the game wearing the outfit he last had on in your old game. During the cut scene with the plane crash, he'll be wearing his original mechanic's outfit, and after the cut scene, he goes back to the previous outfit.

3rd Nov 2014

Community (2009)

Pierce's father is named Cornelius, which is Chevy Chase's real first name.

21st Sep 2014

Get Carter (1971)

Question: Why does Jack insist that his pint of bitter be in a THIN glass? I've tried doing some Google research on the question and haven't come up with a satisfactory answer. One person says it's a Northerners vs Southerners custom, one says it's in case he needs to use the glass as a weapon, another says he's just being a jerk to the barman as he'd already started to pull it, and a fourth says it's just because that's how Carter ordered it in the novel. Nobody seems to know for certain, though. I'm hoping that maybe someone's seen an interview with Michael Caine or Ted Lewis and has the real answer.

Answer: Its the northerners V southerners for that time period - northerners drank from jugs (the pint glass with the handle) and southerners drank from tall pint glasses that are more commonly used today. Jack, being from London, wanted it in a tall glass.

14th Sep 2014

Doctor Who (1963)

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Remembrance of the Daleks - S25-E1

Character mistake: The gate to I.M. Foreman's scrapyard reads "I.M. Forman."

14th Sep 2014

Doctor Who (2005)

The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: In this episode, I. M. Foreman's scrapyard is at the end of the alley next to Coal Hill School. In "An Unearthly Child," the scrapyard was far enough away from the school that Barbara and Ian take Ian's car to get there. Barbara also describes it to Ian as "there's a big wall on one side, houses on the other." If it was right next to the school, she would have mentioned "that scrapyard next to the school."

23rd Jul 2014

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Factual error: Joker would not have been allowed to go through basic training and out into the field with wire-rimmed glasses. He would have been issued plastic/cellulose-framed Regulation Prescription Glasses (AKA BCGs or "Birth Control Glasses") like Private Cowboy's.

Question: When the transvestite is propositioning Calvin, he says "I'll even throw in some lawn furniture." Later, when Calvin tells his wife about the encounter, he says "they offer lawn furniture as a come on!" I have been puzzled by what the tranny was referring to for years! Urban Dictionary has been no help at all! Does anyone know what s/he was referring to?

Answer: I think this is a reference to two things: home shopping networks (which often offer free inducements such as lawn furniture or steak knives to shoppers who "call now" or "act now"; it's also probably a reference to Calvin's age - elderly people liking lawn furniture.

Sierra1

Article Two - S5-E19

Character mistake: During Garth's filibuster, the Marvel characters come into the Star Wars universe because Thanos is using the Infinity Gauntlet's Reality Gem to cross realities. The gem allows the wielder of the Gauntlet to MOLD reality to his desire, but an Infinity Gauntlet does not work outside it's home universe/dimension, so Thanos wouldn't be able to "jump from different realities" with it. Someone that well-versed in the Marvel Comics universe would know this.

Lady Florence Craye Arrives in New York (or, the Once and Future Ex) - S4-E2

Character mistake: Cheesewright is trying to convince the police to raid the charity ball because alcohol is going to be served. The police chief tells him they stay out of private affairs and Cheesewright replies "The law's the law!" Prohibition made illegal the sale and transport of alcohol, but people were still allowed to have it in their homes or private functions. No laws were being broken.

13th Apr 2014

Community (2009)

Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - S5-E10

Other mistake: When Shirley finds out her character is a druid, she crosses herself, however, she crosses from right to left, the Orthodox cross, as opposed to the Catholic cross from left to right. Either way, Shirley is established as a Baptist, and they don't make the Sign of the Cross.

9th Apr 2014

Community (2009)

Intro to Political Science - S2-E17

Character mistake: When Troy and Abed are covering the school election, on Jeff's detail page, kryptonite is spelled "kyptonite."

Safety First - S2-E6

Factual error: When Helen tells Laura she's trying to quit all the pills that she takes to deal with Gordon, she starts listing them off. "The Valium, the Diazepam, the Librium..." Valium and Diazepam are the same thing. (Valium's the brand, Diazepam's the generic).

Mona Lisa's Revenge (1) - S3-E10

Other mistake: Mr. Smith scans the Mona Lisa and determines that it is genuine from DaVinci's brush strokes. He should have also noticed the words "This is a fake" written in felt tip under the paint, from when The Doctor replaced the Mona Lisa with one of DaVinci's "forgeries" in "City of Death."

29th Jan 2014

Dirk Gently (2012)

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: When Susan is sorting Ruth's things, she finds Gordon's iPhone wrapped in a newspaper from 1994 with her voice-mail to him and realizes he went back in time, where Ruth killed him and took the phone from his corpse. Even if the phone had been turned off, after 16 years idle, the battery would have died long ago, but we see the phone is on with her message waiting.

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