Best crime TV revealing mistakes of all time

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Seven Thirty-Seven - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode when Tuco shows up at Walter's house in the backseat of Jesse's car, he tells Walter to get in. As they drive off, the shot pans out to show the street sign across from Walter's house. The sign says Piermont, which is the real name of the street. In the show, the Whites live on Negra Arroyo Lane. (00:48:00)

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The Magician - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: When Oliver meets Thea at the Grind and Jot Cafe (Which looks unsurprisingly like CC Jitters) you can see the cups on the table are from CC Jitters. (00:20:50)

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The Sunshine State - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sarah crashes into the agent's buggy, you see they have been replaced with dummies. When the car first hits, you see one of the dummies fall out, but they are both seated in the next shot. Also you see that it is not Sarah driving but a man. (00:36:50)

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Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: The fan letter Monk wrote to shirt Inspector 8, shown in close-up where it hangs on her work station wall, consists of the same paragraph printed out twice. (00:06:45)

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Spark of Life - S5-E18

Revealing mistake: Season 5 Episode 18 "Spark of Life": when they show a closeup of the badly-burned woman during her debridement, it can be seen that even though her eyebrows and hair and, in fact, 90% of her skin has been burned away, she still has long, full eyelashes.

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Are We There Yet? - S8-E8

Revealing mistake: When Dexter enters his apartment and finds Zach dead in the chair, you can see Zach's chest moving, showing he's breathing. (00:49:45)

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The Prodigal Son (1 & 2) - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: After Crockett and Tubbs' confrontation with the New York police at the end of part 1, as the police car drives away, in the background a blue car drives by and a man and woman can be seen in the car looking and pointing at the filming.

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Knight Rider [Pilot; a.k.a. Knight of the Phoenix] (1) - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When KITT takes part in the race and goes up on two wheels, you can see that the stunt driver is behind the wheel and that a dummy is strapped into the passenger's seat.

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Entrance Wound - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: While Horatio and Alexx are examining the prostitute's body, you can see the corpse breath in a side view

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Brutus - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: Davis, the psychiatrist, is the second man to be killed. Although he was shot at five times, only the first two wounds, which are the highest, give blood, while the lower and later three do not.

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The Truth Is Out There - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: Gibbs finds a bunch of cash hidden in the victim's speaker. "For Motion Picture Use Only" is printed on them.

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Killer Instinct - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: The re-use of a brief scene from the pilot episode, inserted during Nick and LaCroix's vampire battle in the warehouse, creates the unfortunate problem of Nick completely changing clothes in the middle of the fight. (00:37:35)

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All That Remains - S8-E14

Revealing mistake: When Agent Hotchner receives a text from JJ while interviewing the suspect, it is actually a screenshot. You can see Camera Roll in the upper left hand corner, "2 of 2" where JJ's name should be, and the Share/Play/Delete banner at the bottom. It is covered by Agent Hotchner quickly tapping on the screen to clear the banners. (00:16:15)

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Episode 5 - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Capri crashes into the goal net & they go to arrest the suspect you can see sky satellite dishes on the houses in front of them. Satellite TV didn't start in the UK until the 80s.

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No-Show - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When Patsy knocks down the black guy with the iron pole, the pole breaks in half like a piece of plastic. When it cuts, the pole is intact.

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Revealing mistake: Throughout numerous episodes while the team is supposed to be driving the van, the gear selector can be seen in the "park" position.

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Pilot: The Spirit of Christmas (Jesus vs. Santa) - S99-E7

Revealing mistake: Each time Jesus turns his head to speak to the children when he is beating Santa Claus, he has two left arms.

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The Joker Goes to School (1) - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: Batman drives out of the batcave alone. The first bit of stock footage of the car leaving the cave does indeed show him alone in the batmobile. But the very next stock shot of the car speeding down the dirt road shows us Robin sitting in the passenger seat. (00:05:25)

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24 (2001)

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Day 3: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: When Sherry is shot, the impact is visible on her shirt, but no gunshot wounds can be seen on her skin underneath, which can be seen as she falls to the ground.

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Sing a Song of Murder - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: When the first scene at Emma's hideaway was shown, obviously the two characters Emma and Jessica were filmed seperately on the couch and then the film was put together (as both are played by Angela Lansbury). However Jessica did a lot of moving while she was talking, so Emma was looking straight across at where she had been, despite her bending down while she talked.

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