Best western TV revealing mistakes of all time

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: As West drags the body of a bad guy out of the scene, the supposedly unconscious man is holding his head up so as not to have his head dragged through the dirt. A truly unconscious person's head would flop back on to the ground.

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Rage - S9-E4

Revealing mistake: When Laura picks up Baby Rose from Thomas Stark, the blanket is flipped up and you can see a plastic doll's leg, then when she goes into the bedroom, she has the real baby.

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Gold Is Where You Leave It - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: Buck lights the fuse and tosses the dynamite-filled barrel at the bad guys. We see the explosion. Unfortunately, after that, we can also see the intact barrel still rolling away in the dirt.

Jean G
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A Girl Named George - S9-E16

Revealing mistake: Jack Albertson's character is taking pictures of The Cartwrights and ranch hands. The video camera moves across the front of the prop camera as Albertson pushes and holds the button to take a picture. The shutter on the camera never opens and isn't open until he releases the button. In those days the shutter had to stay open an elongated time to enable the light to infiltrate the negative. People had to stay still during this time.

terry s
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High Treason (1) - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: The stick of dynamite Brisco throws lands to the right of where the pyrotechnic for the dynamite explodes.

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The Posse That Wouldn't Quit - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: All the shots of the pursuing posse are "borrowed" footage, which might never have been obvious - except for the fact that one shot shows us a recognizable Heath and Nick Barkley from "The Big Valley" at the head of the pack. (00:17:00)

Jean G
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The Shattered Idol - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) spends a night in North Fork while the wheel of a stagecoach he is riding in is being repaired. Clemens is fishing at a lake and Mark McCain says, "You've caught a fish " Clemens tells the boy to reel in the fish. The boy jerks the rod and pulls the fish out of the water. The fish is obviously a fake which a stagehand had attached to the hook. The fish is motionless and is not even wet.

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The Gladiators - S3-E27

Revealing mistake: The ground on the dueling field at the end is not only unnaturally flat, there are concrete seams visible in some spots, showing through the artificial turf. (00:24:30)

Jean G
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Revealing mistake: The mock-up of Clancey's ship that we see from the town never matches the stock footage of the ship at sea. Nor, apparently, did budget restraints allow for any movement of the mock-up that would make it appear to actually be floating on water. It glides into port on what is obviously wheels, perfectly level, and without a single creak or groan that a real ship would make.

Jean G
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Chrysalis - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: The man in the motorised wheelchair that Vic talks to is holding an ice cream cone that his dog is licking. It is a fake ice cream cone - none of the ice cream disappears when the dog licks it.

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The Resurrection of Joe November - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: Stock footage used for the Mardi Gras scenes shows a crowd dressed in 20th Century clothing.

Jean G
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One Step to Darkness - S3-E16

Revealing mistake: David Carradine's stunt double is obvious (different face, darker hair) in the fight scene between Caine and Shelby Cross.

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The Thanksgiving Story - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: The close ups of Daniel and Jericho on the wagon show a pale blue background but the long shots show them on a heavily wooded trail crowded with large green trees behind them.

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The Mary Halstead Story - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: Mary dies at the end, but while Adams comforts Tom, it's apparent that her corpse is still breathing.

Jean G
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Revealing mistake: The waterfront set always features a blue, cloud-dotted sky, even when the streets are wet from supposed rain. And the clouds are static, never moving or changing, betraying the fact that they're part of a backdrop.

Jean G
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The Brotherhood - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: About 20 minutes in, the cops have a newspaper with the headline about the two guys they killed. They turn to page two which has a story about the next guy they are planning to kill. If you look at the picture, it is glued onto the story page. The left side is lifted. The actor must have been hired after the printing.

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