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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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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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 Blind Banker - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When they are watching for vases, the auction website has no proper domain. It is loaded locally from the C:\ drive. (00:55:00)

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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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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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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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Chapter One: The River's Edge - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Hermione opens the bag of money, one stack says "Motion Picture Use Only." (00:29:45)

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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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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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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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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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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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One of Our Angels is Missing - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: Fake backgrounds and stuntmen are extremely evident throughout the entire episode.

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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.

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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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Mission Accomplished - S3-E12

Revealing mistake: As Bunk is ordering ballistics to rush comparisons, the dead bodyguard is breathing during the scene. (00:01:55)

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