Best TV mistakes of 1964

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Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: In order to build up suspense, Virgil and Brains stand on the Crab Logger as its dangerous fuel is pumped out, despite the fact that it is hanging on the edge of a precipice. In fact they could have left as soon as they had plumbed in the pipes to empty the fuel tanks - the whole procedure is controlled by Scott in Thunderbird 1 and they make absolutely no contribution to the operation at all. They do not need to disconnect the pipes; they are left behind and dropped from Thunderbird 1 as planned. They just stand there chatting about how much danger they are in until jumping clear at the very last second. Silly buggers.

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Double, Double, Toil and Trouble - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: As Serena gets hit by the pie her real blonde hair shows underneath, also, she wear minimal make-up for the only time.

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The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Plot hole: Solo blows open the ceiling vent of Illya and Marion's cell, and she stands on Illya's shoulders until Solo can reach her and pull her out. This leaves Illya with nothing/no one to stand on, no way to reach the vent and no apparent way out of the cell. But he's out just the same in the next scene, with no explanation as to how.

00:42:40

Jean G
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Marooned - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When they are listening to the radio report describing the lost boat, the professor goes from standing up to sitting down between shots.

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Joe Tomlin
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Dead Men's Doubloons - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: During the battle a railing on a pirate ship falls off, only to be seen in the next shot intact, then missing in a subsequent shot.

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Autumn Croakus - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: In the first scene of the episode, a crew member is visible through an open door beside the staircase.

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Kevin Dadouses
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PFC Gomer Pyle - S2-E1

Factual error: Sgt. Carter is wearing a plain belt buckle with his dress blues uniform. Since Sgt. Carter is Gunnery Sgt, he is a staff NCO so his buckle should have the USMC emblem on the buckle.

00:24:00

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Are You Going to Be More Permanent? - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Drake is leaning against the back of the park bench while talking to the tailor, in the shots over his shoulder, his watch is partially covered by his shirt cuff. In the shots from in front, his watch is completely exposed, despite his arm never moving.

00:12:25 - 00:13:00

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Morticia and the Psychiatrist - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Morticia is watching Gomez and the trains, at the second of the collision and explosion, it's a re-use of the shot when Mr. Hilliard is there, as in just a split second, you can see him, then there's Morticia again.

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Tom Thumb Tempest - S1-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Phones is unravelling the secret plans, a hand can be seen pulling him back to help unravel the plans.

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An Act of War - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Savage's bomber is hit and the left wing catches fire. But in the stock footage shot that follows, it's the right wing that's burning.

00:10:00

Jean G
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The Perilous Journey - S2-E13

Factual error: At the end, Daniel Boone is met by the Marquis de Lafayette, played by an actor in his 60s. When he arrived in the American Colonies to aid the revolution, Lafayette was 19 years old.

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Shadow of the Condor - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: The bullet hole patterns and number of holes in the condor target change position.

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The Gulf Between - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Bud is lying on a surf board, talking to Flipper. During different camera angles, his position on the board changes. He goes from the middle to almost the top. At the end of the scene, in the wide-shot, he's always to the end of the board. He also goes from being centered with a foot on each side of the board to being on the left-side with just that foot in the water.

00:13:20 - 00:14:20

Jai Rodrigue

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