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The Angel Maker - S4-E2

Other mistake: At the start, it's nighttime when the unsub hides in the house of the soon-to-be victim who goes to sleep when her alarm clock reads 'Tue 11:06', and then we see the time morph to 'Tue 1:13' when the victim is sound asleep, before the unsub comes out of the closet to kill her. However, the time on the clock should actually read 'Wed 1:13'.

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 2 - S1-E2

Other mistake: At the end, the newspaper with Tintin and Captain Haddock in is a flipped shot. (00:43:35)

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Do You Take Dexter Morgan? - S3-E12

Other mistake: The marriage certificate for Rita's first marriage shows her date of birth as 04-19-1989 and Dexter states she married at 16. The marriage date is 08-16-1989, when she would have been 4 months old. She also would only be 17 at the start of the series (2006) if she was born in 1989. (00:13:45)

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A Question of Fear - S2-E18

Other mistake: After Malloy shoots himself his hand does not drop the gun onto the table. Instead, his hand places the gun on the table then his fingers gently shoves the gun out of his hand.

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Guitar Queer-o - S11-E13

Other mistake: 1113 Guitar Queer-O: When the kids are playing "Carry On Wayward Son," there are no notes on the tv in the one area. However the boys play the notes there and get it right.

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Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: The Monster appearing in the pilot and causing the turbine to explode is a mistake (not trivia). This is actually an artefact of poor CGI effects that was left in the show in error. It was confirmed by the producers. You can see it best here: http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Image:Turbine_Explosion.gif.

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Alter Boys - S2-E6

Other mistake: In the scene where Grissom is talking to the coroner about the man who was shot and strangled with his tie, you can see the actor that played the body breathing. (00:07:30 - 00:08:00)

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Other mistake: In Episode Hindsight season 17 show 21When they are showing the rap sheets for the Cambodian man, the race on the sheet says Caucasian when he is Asian, and for the African American man, the sex says "F" when he is male.

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Agenda for Murder - S9-E3

Other mistake: In the home of a murder victim, Columbo presses the telephone's "redial" button to see who was called most recently. A seven-digit number is displayed but only six beeps are heard as the number is redialed. Later, attorney Oscar Finch places a call by dialing only five numbers.

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The Fugitive - S3-E25

Other mistake: Old Ben duplicates Jenny so she can accompany him to his home planet. As he can turn into anything, he should be able to approximate her height. When the now twins walk out, the girl on the right is a couple of inches taller than the girl on the left.

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Suggested correction: As you say, he should be able to approximate her height. He is not infallible, and just got the height a little wrong.

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Other mistake: In a number of episodes Mickey Bricks takes great pains to explain (usually to bent coppers) that he and his team are not thieves, making it plain that as a talented grifter he takes the high moral high ground over common criminals. The trouble is, he and every member of his team ARE thieves. In the very first episode "The Con Is On" Three Socks Morgan cleans out the bank accounts of a number of innocent people by rigging an automatic teller machine. He is stealing money, either from them or the bank. Stacie Monroe is shown picking pockets in a number of episodes and in "The Henderson Challenge" both Mickey and Danny Blue steal wallets from bystanders, a trick Mickey repeats in "The Return of the Prodigal." He also steals the victim's car. There are too many other examples to list here, but Mickey's pride in his exalted position as a master conman is definitely misplaced.

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Suggested correction: It would be hard to call a delusional criminal's self aggrandizing a mistake (character or other). Many criminals (fictitious or real) display this same type of character. Plus, Mickey is suggesting common criminals aren't as skilled as his team, for example, at pick-pocketing, or that there's an art to his crimes only a conman can pull off.

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Other mistake: For secret agents, Sydney and Dixon are not very dedicated to secret identities. At several points they refer to each other by their real names in front of other people while they are under aliases. Examples include The Confession party and The Coup Las Vegas scenes.

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Kill Switch - S5-E23

Other mistake: In episode "Kill Switch" it states that Jason Billings died from a broken neck, it shows Tony Decker kicking him in the face snapping his neck. Jason then tries to claw his way up onto Tony's deck leaving the scratches and blood and getting the splinter under his nail. This wouldn't have been possible since he would have already been dead.

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Careful What U Wish 4 - S1-E14

Other mistake: During the scene after the fund raising dance when Lucas offers to take Hanna home, she calls him Ian when she says that she is going home with Emily and Spencer. Confirmed in subtitles.

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Suggested correction: Hanna says "you know I kind of promised them" to Lucas when declining his offer to drive her home. It did sound kind of like she said Ian but she said you know.

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Other mistake: 1795: Reverend Trask is attempting to perform an exorcism when a (demonic?) fly aims straight for his mouth. He has to interrupt his incantation long enough to blow it away.

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Siren Song - S5-E4

Other mistake: When the siren gets the pole that was speared through her pulled out, there is only blood in the middle part of the pole. If it had really been pulled out of her, it would be bloody all the way along. (00:19:55)

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Mob Rules - S1-E15

Other mistake: House has Metroid Hunters on the DS next to the gangster's ear and it shows Samus in a ball rolling around. The way she was rolling couldn't have been achieved because House was holding it, his fingers nowhere near the buttons on the game.

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Kimitation Nation - S1-E16

Other mistake: In the scene where Drakken accidentally "clones" Bonnie Rockwaller instead of Kim Possible, he holds up a picture of Kim to compare the results of his experiment with the real thing. The Bonnie clone, completely encapsulated behind the glass of Drakken's cloning machine (as evidenced by the reflection of light off of it) somehow manages to get a hold of the picture despite this barrier. (She does this without having to break the glass.).

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Maple Street - S1-E11

Other mistake: Slightly after the opening credits, Jack Malone is investigating the disappearance of Annie Miller and is standing in her mother's bedroom. He turns to Carol Miller's boyfriend and asks to "speak to Mrs. Malone alone." The subtitles correctly have 'Miller' written, but when Anthony LaPaglia says his line, the two words rhyme. (00:06:45)

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Other mistake: The registration number of the Ford Zephyr police car is RVP154G but the security etching on the window reads EKM414C.

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