Best fantasy TV deliberate mistakes of all time

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Lost picture

Tabula Rasa - S1-E3

Deliberate mistake: As Ray drives the pickup truck, an oncoming vehicle beeps and the marshal heads behind Ray's pickup. In the shot through the cab's rear window facing the bed, as the marshal pulls behind, the bed's side wall interior is seen (note the metal loop tie down on top) and the entire tailgate is gone; yet the tailgate is intact later, when the pickup flips over. The tailgate was removed for the shot to allow visibility of the marshal's vehicle.

Super Grover Premium member
More Lost deliberate mistakes
Buffy The Vampire Slayer picture

Season 4 generally

Deliberate mistake: Every time the commandos are seen in the early episodes of this season (The Freshman and Fear, Itself) they wear ski masks to protect their identities. Starting in The Initiative, they stop doing this. The reason is that the audience needs to be able to identify the different commando characters, but it's still a discontinuity.

Phoenix
More Buffy The Vampire Slayer deliberate mistakes
The Fairly OddParents picture

Boys in the Band / Hex Games - S2-E2

Deliberate mistake: When AJ and Chester show Timmy "The Timmy Tuck", AJ says it has a 1400 degree turn. The diagram shows 140°.

unkajes Premium member
More The Fairly OddParents deliberate mistakes
Star Wars: The Clone Wars pictureStar Wars: The Clone Wars mistake picture

Nightsisters - S3-E12

Deliberate mistake: At the beginning, Asajj Ventress is wearing an outfit with a long skirt. When she is rescued from her damaged starfighter by the scavengers, the skirt has vanished. This was done because the animators found the skirt too difficult to animate. This is also why she receives a brand new outfit that never had a long skirt later in the episode. (00:08:20)

More Star Wars: The Clone Wars deliberate mistakes
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers picture

Season 1 generally

Deliberate mistake: In fight scenes, the Yellow Ranger's stature matches that of a male (and not Trini). This is because in the Japanese version of the show, the Yellow Ranger was played by a man.

More Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers deliberate mistakes
Sliders picture

Greatfellas - S2-E10

Deliberate mistake: When Quinn comes back to the hotel room with a large stack of money he'd won at the casino, he waves it, and you can see a 1-dollar bill in the middle. He was supposed to have over $100,000, but since the crew couldn't get that much money for a brief scene, they used a stack of dollar bills. (00:35:40)

Grigory the Wanderer
More Sliders deliberate mistakes
Bewitched picture

Open the Door Witchcraft - S1-E28

Deliberate mistake: Sam and Darrin are "trapped" in the garage; however, you can see a side door.

More Bewitched deliberate mistakes
Star Wars: Clone Wars picture

Chapter 5 - S1-E5

Deliberate mistake: At the beginning of the chapter, as the scene switches to the surface fighting on Muunilinst, we see a score of droids blasted before the Republic Army's heavy artillery is brought in. But there are no remains on the droids to be seen after the smoke has cleared, whereas there should be something left.

More Star Wars: Clone Wars deliberate mistakes
Angel picture

The Prodigal - S1-E15

Deliberate mistake: In the flashback to Angelus rising from his grave, his and Darla's breath is visible as they exhale. This was going to be removed in post-production, but left in due to budget restrictions.

Cubs Fan
More Angel deliberate mistakes
The Dresden Files picture

Second City - S1-E12

Deliberate mistake: Kermani finds a nitroglycerin tablet in the suspect's apartment. Because we need to see it when he holds it for the close-up, the tablet he has is much too large to be nitro. That drug is dispensed as an extremely tiny pill designed to dissolve instantly under the tongue. (00:22:30)

Jean G
More The Dresden Files deliberate mistakes
Once Upon a Time picture

A Tale of Two Sisters - S4-E1

Deliberate mistake: Elsa's dress in Season Four is different from the dress she was wearing in the Season Three finale. The new dress is a different shade of blue, and has a completely different design, even though the present day events of Season Four take place mere moments after the end of Season Three.

Kylantha
More Once Upon a Time deliberate mistakes
The Twilight Zone picture

Mr. Garrity and the Graves - S5-E32

Deliberate mistake: Garrity blackmails the town citizens into paying him not to resurrect their unlamented "loved ones." Amazingly, every man in the saloon just happens to have hundreds of dollars ($500 - $1200 each) in his pocket to pay up with. In 1890 money, that's roughly equivalent to a group of modern-day bar patrons all carrying ten to thirty thousand dollars around in their pockets. The scenario was apparently used in spite of its incredibility just to more quickly advance the plot.

Jean G
More The Twilight Zone deliberate mistakes
Charmed picture

Wrestling with Demons - S3-E12

Deliberate mistake: When Piper froze the demons (near the wrestling) one of the demons moved when she froze him.

More Charmed deliberate mistakes
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles picture

Show generally

Deliberate mistake: On several occasions throughout both series/seasons, whenever a Terminator fires a weapon, they blink. This should not happen because that would be a human reaction - Terminators aren't human. They're made to look and act human, but SkyNet don't focus on the little things; such as emotions, breathing and reflexes. The three most notable instances of this are in Season 1, Episode 5: "Queen's Gambit", Season 2, Episode 21: "Adam Raised a Cain" and Season 2, Episode 22: "Born to Run". In "Queen's Gambit", Cameron blinks as she fires a machine gun at the T-888 in the back of the black van as he runs towards her, in "Adam Raised a Cain" the water delivery Terminator blinks as he shoots Savannah Weaver's nanny Debbie and as he shoots the security guard and Catherine Weaver in "Born To Run".

THGhost
More Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles deliberate mistakes
Teen Titans picture

Stranded - S4-E9

Deliberate mistake: When the T-Ship is hit from the blast from the exploding space station, it spins around for a while before it re-stabilizes. Just before it does so, look out of Raven's canopy: the background outside with the stars and even a planet spin as the ship does, whereas realistically it should remain calm and stable.

More Teen Titans deliberate mistakes
Kindred: The Embraced picture

Show generally

Deliberate mistake: In Episode 7, "Bad Moon Rising": When Cash meets Sasha at The Haven, she mentions "Eddie and his bodyguards being blown away". But Eddie was not "blown away", he was neatly decapitated, and in addition, none of his bodyguards were killed. Julian specifically said that he would let them live to elect a new leader. Sasha was present, and would know this.

Twotall
More Kindred: The Embraced deliberate mistakes
Wonder Woman picture

IRAC Is Missing - S2-E17

Deliberate mistake: When Wonder Woman is bouncing around in the padded room, there's one part where you can tell the stunt double is not Wonder Woman.

More Wonder Woman deliberate mistakes
I Dream of Jeannie picture

Jeannie, the Hip Hippie - S3-E6

Deliberate mistake: Phil Spector is credited as having played "Steve Davis", but that name is never used in the episode; he is instead addressed by his real name.

Jeff Swanson
More I Dream of Jeannie deliberate mistakes
SpongeBob SquarePants picture

Bummer Vacation/Wigstruck - S4-E14

Deliberate mistake: When SpongeBob is playing with his Krusty Krab action figures, their faces change expressions instantly.

Rydersriot87
More SpongeBob SquarePants deliberate mistakes
The Outer Limits picture

The Invisible Enemy - S2-E7

Deliberate mistake: Though by 1964 it was already suspected (and later confirmed by Mariner IV) that Mars has an atmosphere humans can't breathe and temperatures too low for humans to tolerate, Merritt and his crew are here exploring the planet sans spacesuits. This was "fudged" because space helmets A)are expensive, B)reflect cameras, and most importantly, C)obscure the actors' faces. (00:24:00)

Jean G
More The Outer Limits deliberate mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.