Best TV mistakes of 1959

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Song in the Dark - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: When Mary enters her husband's secret room she lights up the room using a paraffin-oil lamp, but the room lights up before her match has reached the lamp.

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Mirror Image - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When he introduces himself to Millicent inside the train station, Paul is wearing a dripping wet raincoat. It stays wet in the close-ups, but in the next several inter-cut two-shots, it's completely dry.


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Earthbound - S1-E17

Audio problem: McCauley and the engineer take a space walk to repair the ship's engines. We hear their tools clanking against the metal hull as the repair is made, and they pound loudly on the hatch door to reboard the ship when they've finished. None of these sounds would be audible in the vacuum of space.

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The Stanhope Brand - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: After he's dragged behind the horse, MacKenzie's facial abrasions keep changing completely from one scene to the next. And one day later, they've miraculously healed enough to be covered by one little bandage.

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Mr. Moon - S2-E25

New this month Factual error: The series takes place during the 1930s prohibition era. The $50 bill projected on screen is series 1953A with signatures of Ivy Baker Priest and Robert Anderson.

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New this month Factual error: The show is set in the 1860s. However, in several episodes, trail boss Gil Favor can be seen wearing Wrangler jeans. The Wrangler brand was not introduced until 1947.

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