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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Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Monk is showing how Dale and his Doctor murdered the judge one can see that the knitting of the right chair is already cut to ensure that the policeman will fall through it when he later steps on it.

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The Venue - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When Charles shows the picture of the horse and says "look what you get when you search for 'Charles Boyle medal of valor'" he's typed "peanut butter the horse" into his phone.

Max Thompson

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Buried - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: When Sara Tancredi is pulling her dead father off the door he lets out a very audible grunt and you can see his eyes and mouth moving around, a few seconds later he is on the floor and his eyes are dull and his skin slightly pasty. (00:16:40 - 00:17:05)

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Revealing mistake: Any time any character is driving a Suburban, or any other vehicle with a column mounted shift lever, the shifter is in park while they appear to be driving.

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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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24 (2001)

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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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I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: When the shrink locks the door on Tony, they argue and she calls the police. When she finally calms down she approaches the door to unlock it but you can see the door move before she ever sticks a key in it or touches the knob. (00:25:20)

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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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A Sentimental Journey - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: Dialogue in the episode specifically mentions the A2 and A282 roads near Dartford, Kent - the actual roads used were the A1 Barnet by-pass, Galley Lane and Well End Road. The error is revealed by the sight of a road sign that appears just as the Austin Princess Limousine turns on the the main road - the sign shows that the car is not turning on the the A2/A282 near Dartford, but the A1 at Barnet some 40 miles away.

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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)

Jean G

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