Best mystery TV character mistakes of all time
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Character mistake: The chess set in Dr. Pierce's home office is set up incorrectly. When the men are set up properly, each player has a light colored square in the right-hand corner. The board as it appears in the show is set up so that the light-colored square is in each player's left-hand corner. This "beginner" mistake puts the king and queen in the wrong positions.
Character mistake: In season 4 episode 13, "Tuesday," when Marshall is meeting with Ulrich, he is both able to understand and reply in German. In season 5 episode 15, "No Hard Feelings," Marshall almost misses the opportunity to change the street light from red to green, because the text is all in German. Jack has to tell Marshall which word is green, indicating that Marshall does not understand the German language.Cerridwen
Character mistake: Charlie tells Thedy that the hair ribbon embroidered with her name cost 65 cents, "five cents a letter." But her name is Thedy Sue Hill, which is only 12 letters - or 60 cents worth. (And no, the extra is not due to a sales tax, which in 1962 would have been two cents, tops, and didn't even exist yet in many states.). (00:12:00)Jean G
Character mistake: Season 2, Episode 27 'Pussycat Galore' :Maxwell translates his famous line "And loving it' into the German 'Und damit gefreut'. Agent 99 who claims to speak German fluently confirms it. This translation is both far away from the meaning and doesn't make any sense at all. The right translation is 'Und liebe es'. (00:09:50)
Character mistake: When Rosemary is told that the hotel the girls are staying in used to be used for movie locations until it was restored, she says that the names on the rooms are film titles and Ben, the brother of the man who runs the hotel, agrees with her. Problem is: the girls' room is called Ebenezer Scrooge, but he is a character from the book "A Christmas Carol." And Lorna Doone, another room, is a character from the self-titled book written in 1869. It was eventually made into 2 TV movies in 1990 and 2000. It's more likely the rooms are named after very much classic characters, because the hotel was used for old movies.kh1616
Character mistake: In the opening scene, Sherlock makes a point to correct Barry's poor grammar. But later, when talking to Watson, Sherlock uses poor grammar by saying "who's sleeping with who." It should be "who's sleeping with whom." Not a mistake Sherlock would make.Bishop73