Best TV audio problems of all time

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The Duel - S3-E4

Audio problem: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel". Sometimes the tank's co-axial machine gun is firing, but no gunfire sound is heard.

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The Life Against Death Raid - S1-E2

Audio problem: The motorcycle/sidecar and jeeps' tyres sound like they're screeching on asphalt, when the vehicles are actually in deep sand.

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The Big Three-O - S1-E11

Audio problem: This error occurs right after Jesse enters the house after having Bullet towed home. In the kitchen, when Joey says the line, "Jess, I've never seen your face this shade of green before", Joey's lips appear to be saying something else entirely.

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Brush With Greatness - S2-E18

Audio problem: After the donut delivery guy asks Carl why all the donuts are piling up, Carl responds with Lenny's voice.

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He's My Brother
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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Audio problem: In the first scene when Basil is trying to repair his car, when he tries to start the engine, the engine sounds are totally out of sync with Basil turning the ignition key.

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The Secret Box / Band Geeks - S2-E14

Audio problem: At the end of "Band Geeks" when everyone is playing "Sweet Victory" at one point Mrs. Puff is shown playing the guitar. When this happens, you can see the others in the background not doing anything, even though their instruments are heard.

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The Stolen Earth (1) - S4-E12

Audio problem: When Martha is talking to everyone on her laptop, we can see her mouth moving from the front view. Yet when the camera cuts behind her, she's still talking but we don't see her mouth move.

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The One With The Tiny T-Shirt - S3-E19

Audio problem: At the start when Joey comes into Monica's apartment and does his little dance number, watch his mouth on his way out; it's totally out of sync with what he is saying.

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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."

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Grateful - S5-E21

Audio problem: When Vince and Mike pull the tabletop out from under the car, while Roy is under there with Mrs. Merkle, we hear the audio of Roy loudly saying, "I'm telling you right now, we're gonna have to brace this thing well, this thing will...," but what's oddly funny is that the dialogue is dubbed right over Roy saying, "Wait, wait, let me check her over...," which is a neat trick that he can say both lines at the same time.

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Dead Man's Party - S3-E2

Audio problem: The drummer in Oz's band's movements don't match the song that is heard when we first see them performing at Buffy's house.

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The Painted Mirror - S2-E39

Audio problem: When Mrs. Moore calls for her dog, Pookie, the sound does not match her lips moving.

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Angel (1999)

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Bachelor Party - S1-E7

Audio problem: At the beginning of the episode when Cordelia leaves with Pierce, she says, "Don't mind him". But her lips don't match the words.

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Fear No More - S1-E20

Audio problem: As Carlos is giving his speech at the barbecue, Julie sees Zach and says to Susan "Oh God". After cutting to a shot of Zach and his father it shows Julie and Susan again. If you look to the right of the shot you will see Carlos' face is just looking in front of him and not speaking, but you can still hear him giving his speech whilst he is in shot.

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Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Audio problem: During the first scene of this episode, (the scene with Rodney and Cassandra in bed) there is a distinct echo on the soundtrack.

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James Ransford
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Audio problem: In a recent episode where Jane is moving into Ian's place, she accidentally knocks over Ian's daughter's clay vase she made. When you hear the crash, it sounds something like glass shattering on tiles, but it's clay that has fallen on a carpet.

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Audio problem: Ep. 2-18 "Drake and Josh Go Hollywood" - Near the end when Drake is playing Hollywood Girl and gets into the bridge (the steady drum beat part) you can obviously tell he's mouthing the words.

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BigOLB

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Scrubs (2001)

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My Best Friend's Mistake - S1-E3

Audio problem: When Dr. Cox is yelling at Dr. Reed and he's saying, "For the love of Aisha," he's mouthing the word God, but "Aisha" which was dubbed over.

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The Girl Who Was Death - S1-E15

Audio problem: For some reason, "Londonderry Air" was dubbed over the original song being performed by the actors/singers. Their lips aren't moving in sync with the words at all.

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Holy Crap - S2-E2

Audio problem: When Peter introduces the pope to his friends at work, and he is saying "Remember when we got that stripper for Charlie and it turned out to be his son? I think this is gonna top it" or something along those lines), Peter's mouth very obviously does not sync up with the words being said.

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Gary O'Reilly

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Castle (2009)

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Overkill - S2-E23

Audio problem: When Demming writes "Stolen books" on the white board and says, "Killed for a fortune in stolen books, so I'll run the work crews and see if anybody has priors", his lips don't match what he's saying at all.

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Country Girls - S1-E2

Audio problem: When Miss Beadle rings the bell for the class to come in on Mary and Laura's first day of school the bell doesn't make any sound.

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Theo's Flight - S3-E7

Audio problem: When Cliff asks Rudy what's her boyfriend's name, you can hear a man off-camera saying "Bud" before Rudy answers.

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Bushwhacked - S1-E2

Audio problem: When Zoë and Mal find the door to the cargo hold, Zoë checks to see if it's locked. Four beeping sounds can be heard as she does this, but she doesn't press any buttons. She only turns a knob on the door. The four beeping sounds are also heard before she even touches anything.

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The big journey - S5-E7

Audio problem: When Samantha and Carrie are in their room on the train, Samantha starts to pour herself a glass of champagne. We hear it pouring for a few seconds until it sounds like the glass is full but when she puts the bottle down, there's barely anything in her glass.

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Human Error - S7-E18

Audio problem: When Chakotay comes into Seven's quarters at some stage, the comm badge sound is used, not the standard door chime sound.

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Show generally

Audio problem: 1897: Quentin challenges Barnabas by pulling a decorative sword from a wall display and pointing it at his throat. Unfortunately, the display wasn't all that well attached to the set wall. Though the camera pans away, you can hear a loud clunk as the piece falls, followed by the loud crash of shattering glass as it strikes and breaks a table lamp. You can also see the actors struggling very hard to keep straight faces as they continue with their lines.

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Season 1 generally

Audio problem: Rita is dubbed over extremely poorly - her words don't match her mouth. This is because Power Rangers is adapted from the Japanese Super Sentai series, and the footage of Rita was from the Japanese series.

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Sex She Wrote - S2-E11

Audio problem: When Abbie is trying to get Pacey's signature and says, "I'm collecting signatures," the movement of her lips doesn't match the speech.

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Monk (2002)

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Mr. Monk and the Earthquake - S1-E11

Audio problem: Sharona and Benjy are forbidden access to their damaged apartment building. The policeman tells them to call a certain emergency number, but when he says this, his lips aren't moving.

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