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Sleeping with the Enemy - S3-E6

Character mistake: Noel Shempsky (the supposed Star Trek Nerd) attributes the quote "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one" to James T. Kirk, when it was Spock who said it. (00:03:50)

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Missing Links - S4-E17

Character mistake: When Carrie finds Tina, she mentions the "stuff" that Tina listens to at work, and Tina tells her that it's salsa. We know from previous episodes that Carrie likes salsa dancing, so shouldn't she know salsa music?

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Homer Badman - S6-E9

Character mistake: When Grandpa is putting up the American flag for Homer's public access show and Marge says the flag only has 49 stars, there are actually only 38: 8+7+8+7+8.

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The One In Barbados, part 2 - S9-E24

Character mistake: When Monica and Mike are playing table tennis, Monica puts her hand on the table and looses the point. Mike then does the same thing. Surely Monica, of all people would notice that as it would have given her the point. We also see her looking at Mike at the time. (00:33:40 - 00:39:25)

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Character mistake: Season 8, Episode 8: "Suspicious Song" - When Bree calls the police when she hears a noise downstairs, she says she lives at 4355 Wisteria Lane when her address is in fact 4354 Wisteria Lane. 4355 is the Scavo residence, not the Van De Kamp residence.

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Nailed - S2-E9

Character mistake: When Jimmy and the film crew are on the school campus, they are approached by the school administrators. Jimmy mentions an "Annette" who works at the superintendent's office. One of the admin asks the other if they "know an Annette downtown." The superintendent's office is not located in downtown Albuquerque, it is in uptown Albuquerque, several miles east of downtown.

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It's Christmas in Canada - S7-E15

Character mistake: In the first scene, the Broslofskis are lighting their hanukiyah. It is the first night, and the lone non-shamash candle is on the far left side as they look at it. However, Hanukkah candles are placed in the hanukiyah starting from the right.

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Character mistake: When Colonel Blake's wife is having a baby, he is on the phone with the hospital as tells them to tell 'Mildred' he loves her and will talk to her soon. His wife's name was Lorraine.

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The 43rd, a Moving Story - S1-E23

Character mistake: When Klink explains the route of the trucks carrying the red cross packages to Kühn, he for once uses a map actually showing Germany. Unfortunately, the places he points to start near Luxemburg and track all across Germany. The spot he places Hammelburg at would be near Poznan in Poland.

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Peruvian Puff Pepper - S2-E2

Character mistake: Drake says he hasn't been in Megan's room since he was five, but he brings Grammy's bags up there in the episode "Grammy".

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Character mistake: In episode 1.19, Howard Borden goes to Bob's office and says it's the first time he's been there. In fact, he had come to the office to address Bob's "fear of flying" group in the first episode.

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Wigs - S1-E2

Character mistake: Lori said "Lori, let me. It's no big deal." to Jennifer instead of saying "Jennifer, let me. It's not big deal." (00:13:20)

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Can You Dig It? - S2-E18

Character mistake: Bailey says that Princess Xaria perished before she ever got to see her crown; but when Xaria possess Bailey later, the spirit says she wore the crown to prom.

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Blood, Sweat, and Cheers - S4-E8

Character mistake: In the scene where Jack is phoning Col. Decker to give him the A-Team's location, the camera zooms to a wanted poster of the three members. The poster lists Faceman as the rank of Captain, instead of Lieutenant.

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ISell Penny Tees - S4-E4

Character mistake: The girl Spencer dates does not speak Uzbek, she speaks Russian.

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Love Thy Trophy - S2-E5

Character mistake: At the end, Brian says, 'I guess some mysteries are better left unsolved' and everyone else murmurs their agreement, yet Bonnie is heard saying, 'Peter's got a point'. She should have said Brian.

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Mozart - S2-E4

Character mistake: In this episode, Raymond says that after three times of proposing to Debra, she said no, and he didn't give up. However, in "The Pilot", Raymond says that the third time he proposed, she said yes.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Character mistake: After the crew realise that the matter paddle has made 2 copies of Red Dwarf, Kryten says something along the lines of, "When I threw the machine in reverse...", but it wasn't actually him who threw the machine in reverse, it was Lister. (00:06:55)

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Ski Trip - S1-E13

Character mistake: Fez clams that he has never seen snow before, however this episode takes place January '77. there have been episodes with snow that date earlier, eg. "The Best Christmas Ever" which had snow in the background of the set.

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Rudy's Walk on the Wild Side - S6-E18

Character mistake: At the beginning, when Vanessa is begging for money from her dad to buy a CD, Cliff says she can clean the garage. But the Huxtables live in a brownstone townhouse and brownstones do not have garages.

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