Best TV continuity mistakes of 1962

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The German tank has its main gun traversed to the rear of the tank as Sgt. Saunders is trying to climb aboard. A following shot shows the tank with its main gun pointing forward, then the next shot the gun is facing toward the rear again.

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Continuity mistake: 4-23, "Ride a Cock Horse to Laramie Cross": The dye job on young Clint Howard's hair is inconsistent from scene to scene. It's dark black at the start, but pales to a shade much closer to his natural blond color in many shots later on. His brown make-up (a laughable effort to make a blue-eyed Anglo kid look Hispanic) also varies, and disappears entirely in some of the covered wagon scenes.

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PT 73 Where Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Halfway through the show, they get caught not having the boat, and McHale gets taken by boat to the commander's office. As he leaves the pier, he drops the rope on the seat next to him, they do a close-up and the rope is behind him about 5 feet away.

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The Clampett Look - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: After Cynthia's mother drinks some of Granny's white-lightning tea, the teacup disappears from her hand between shots.

Jean G
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Isabel - S2-E31

Continuity mistake: During his questioning inside the house, Clemens' hair goes back and forth from falling over his forehead to brushed back several times between takes. (00:05:00)

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The Party - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: At the end of this episode Harold picks up a knife and chases Albert round the table with the knife in his right hand, but when the door bell rings the knife has disappeared.

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Invasion Earth - S1-E31

Continuity mistake: We see that the XL18 pilot is sitting in the right seat of the cockpit. In the next shot he has changed to the left seat.

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