Best comedy TV character mistakes of all time

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Happy Haunting - S1-E5

Character mistake: When the gang split up to look for the missing Billie and Tiger, Scooper says "me and Sticks will look up here" and goes upstairs but Sticks goes with Brains to search the ground floor - it's Spring that goes upstairs with Scooper.

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Episode 8 - Season 2 - S2-E8

Character mistake: Sue White suggests speaking in Portuguese but what she says next is actually Spanish. (The subtitles incorrectly say she is speaking Portuguese). (00:04:00)

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Sergeant of the Week - S1-E14

New this week Character mistake: When Sgt. Carter calls sick bay to check confirm that Gomer is to remain in bed, the nurse says that he has been examined by Lt. Ames. The doctor who examined Gomer was wearing Captain's bars.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: When Clark flies to see his parents for the first time, he is wearing a maroon shirt and jacket. When he lands at his parents farm he is still wearing his jacket and maroon shirt. In the next shot, he has taken his jacket off which now has a rip in the shoulder, as he enters the house his shirt is blue, and then in the following shot at the table having dinner his shirt is again maroon. (00:30:00 - 00:30:50)

Mike Paul Wilson-Barrett
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No Trout About It - S7-E14

Character mistake: When Shawn looks at Curtis Stanzen's file in Leo Quinn's office, guilty is misspelled. It says "gulity". (01:30:00)

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Acafellas - S1-E3

Character mistake: Finn mentions Jim Abbott, the "one-armed" pitcher who played for the New York Yankees. Abbott is only missing his right hand, not an entire arm, nor is he limited in the mobility of the arm with the deformity.

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Calendar Girl - S10-E16

Character mistake: When Bud is showing Al his school project of a fan page turner, he has it on the left side and blowing the pages left to right. That would be blowing the pages the wrong direction to flip pages. It should be on the right side changing pages right to left.

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Brown Bombshell - S3-E16

Character mistake: When Estelle gives her guest speech about the Tuskegee airmen she shows a slideshow. There is a photo of an airplane that she incorrectly labels as "a single engine P-47." This is not correct. The plane in the photo is a P-39 Airacobra. (00:19:45)

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Burple Nurples/Shnitzel Makes a Deposit - S1-E2

Character mistake: In "Burple Nurples", Chowder was selling Burple Nurples for 5 dollops each. Later, Mung Daal steals a tray of six Burple Nurples, and Chowder runs after him, telling him that he owes him 300 dollops, instead of 30.

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Suggested correction: The tray had more than 6, even if it was drawn to look like just 6, they could have been stacked on top of each other. Later when they're dumped in the fire, you can see more than 6 go in. Plus at that point we don't know how much Chowder was selling them for since it was after Mung Daal (while in disguise) paid more than 5 dollops for one.

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Spam - S2-E12

Character mistake: When Mrs. Bun asks the dining lady if she has anything without spam in it, she recommends "spam, egg, sausage and spam". This was not in the menu that the dining lady read aloud at the start of the sketch.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: When April goes to see Hank at his motel, he states her romantic feelings for him are a result of "Nightingale Syndrome," however, the Nightingale Effect is caused by the caregiver developing romantic feelings for the patient, not the other way around.

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Gordo and the Girl - S1-E19

Character mistake: When Matt is telling his Dad about his problems, he says "...I kicked our social studies globe last week by accent." He should have said accident; although this is not a major error it is worth noting and looking out for. (00:03:35)

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Timmy the Barbarian/No Substitute for Crazy - S5-E18

Character mistake: In 'No Substitute for Crazy", When Timmy and Sanjay are leaving the school after Mr. Crocker falls down the well, a few cats come up to them and he introduced an orange one as "Omar." Later, when Mrs. Sunshine is leaving after being substitute for a day, Sanjay has cats around him and comforts "Omar", except he says this to a red cat, not an orange cat.

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On the Run - S3-E13

Character mistake: When Mrs Haldane is giving her statement to Regan she tells him that Cook was wearing dark glasses when she saw him outside her neighbour's house, but Cook wasn't wearing any glasses.

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Don't Bug the Mosquitoes - S2-E12

Character mistake: When the "Honey Bees" (Mary Ann, Ginger, Mrs. Howell) perform, Mrs. Howell (Natalie Schafer) messes up her lip-syncing throughout the number. But it is most noticeable at the very end when the girls put their heads together and say "buzzzzzzzzzzz" but Mrs. Howell is mouthing an "oooooooooo" which she changes to a "zzzzz" mid-way through the note.

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Route 7-11 - S1-E12

Character mistake: In this episode, they constantly refer to the semi as an eighteen wheeler. The tractor would have tandem (two) rear axles with dual tires. This one has only one rear axle on the tractor. Added up, the rig only has fourteen wheels.

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Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2 - S3-E13

Character mistake: When Liv and Clive are talking to Chase about Katty, Liv tells Chase he had a cocktail napkin with Katty's phone number on it. However, it was only Katty's hotel room number that was on the napkin, which Liv saw.

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Bye-Bye Kenan (1) - S2-E12

Character mistake: In the flashback of Mr. Mac Fist hitting Roger in the eye, the fist hits Roger in his right eye. Once the flashback ends and goes back to the present Keenan and Kel, Keenan says "My dad couldn't see out of his left eye for 2 weeks."

Justin Davis
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Duel at Sundown - S2-E19

Character mistake: Bret fires at "John Wesley Hardin" four times, but the doctor and all the witnesses say there were three shots.

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The Kidney's All Right - S3-E9

Character mistake: Arthur wants to donate his kidney to Derek. It is claimed that he must be a match since he has O negative blood, but blood type is not the only thing required for a kidney donor, there are several other factors that could very well disqualify his kidney for Derek.

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