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Hell House - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: Dean gets his phone and snaps a picture of Sam when he's asleep. You see his phone take the picture but the screen is then white, showing he didn't really take a picture.

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Now - S6-E5

Revealing mistake: When Aaron is pinned down by the sewer zombie, the zombie actor's neck can be seen below his head mask.

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Curtain Call - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When Elsa is waiting in the lobby, she's wearing a dress which shows her normal, not wooden legs. It's very apparent when she is crying on the floor.

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Chopper - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: The pre-cut hole in the garage door is visible before and after the motorcycle busts through it.

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A Question of Fear - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: The solid brick wall bends like vinyl when Colonel Malloy touches it.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: While the computer is being infected with the virus, Peterson turns away from the screen to face Scully. Two seconds later, after the shot of Scully, the same shot is shown again but in reverse so that Peterson turns back to the screen. It's more obvious if you look at the weird way his eyes blink in the reversed shot. (00:39:50)

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Mine - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Sookie finds Dawn dead, in the close-up of Dawn's body, you can see the actress' pulse at the base of her neck. (00:50:55)

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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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Perchance to Dream - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: When Hall races toward the window to jump, the stunt man is just a little too apparent as he leaps, primarily due to a very bad wig. (00:22:40)

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Revealing mistake: 1967: Barnabas and Vicky are talking in Collinwood's foyer when a great deal of noise starts interrupting the scene from backstage. You can hear coughing, several bumps and crashes, shouts, and finally, a fire extinguisher going off. Meanwhile, the distracted actors are completely blowing all their lines - but the unstoppable taping goes on.

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Check-Out - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Norman visits Caleb at the motel on his own, after hearing Norma and Dylan argue, he gets into an argument with Caleb. Norman then pulls a knife out high above his head, at which point you see it is a prop/rubber type knife. The handle aimed at Caleb but the force Freddie Highmore has used to pull the knife up and back causes the blade to bend and aim toward the ceiling.

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How The Elephant Got Its Trunk - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: The white around Papa's lips and eyes is slightly running when he is sprayed with water. however the white is supposed to be part of his real skin.

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Family Values - S7-E1

Revealing mistake: The eyes of the actor playing Gideon the robot can be seen through the eye slits of the robot mask in some shots.

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Night of Desirable Objects - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When the typewriter is being used at the end, the keys being pressed don't correspond to the words appearing on the paper. Obvious from the start - the first letter pressed is on the middle row of the keyboard, but the first word typed is "unacceptable".

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Episode Sixteen - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: When Leland Palmer is locked in the cell he starts screaming and runs headlong into one wall, then the other. The first wall wobbles noticeably on impact, indicating it is being shot on a set.

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The Barking Ghost - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: The rocks and tree trunks bend and give way under the weight of Cooper, after he and Fergie are pushed into the cave in the ground.

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Dead Meat - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: The corpse's chest rises and falls before Milton resurrects it.

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The Sixth Finger - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: In the bakery, Will plays a lively tune on the concertina - without touching any of the button-keys necessary to play the notes. (00:26:15)

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Stalk Like An Egyptian - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: At the beginning when the Egyptian mummy puts the ring on his finger, the tip of the finger bends like a glove.

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Runaways - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Bolivar's assistant comes running out of the theater where she found him, there are New York cabs as well as Toronto cabs in the background. The passing ambulances are marked as from Toronto, not New York.

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