Best TV factual errors of 1964

Gilligan's Island picture

The Friendly Physician - S2-E29

Factual error: When the castaways are coming back to the island at the end, you can see some of the Los Angeles buildings in the background on the high camera angle.

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Joe Tomlin
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. picture

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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The King of Knaves Affair - S1-E13

Factual error: Supposedly engraved on a ceremonial sword is the wrong date - 1443 - for the fall of Constantinople. That happened in 1453.

00:33:15

Jean G
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The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Factual error: An edition of the 'Melbourne Herald' newspaper can be seen in this episode, and appears to be dated Friday, December 24, 1964. Yet 'Thunderbirds' is supposed to be set in the 21st Century (2026 or 2065, depending on who you believe). This date is also seen on newspapers which appear in the episodes 'Edge Of Impact', 'The Impostors' and 'Cry Wolf'. Also, to compound the error, December 24th, 1964 was actually a Thursday, not a Friday.

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A Vision of Sugar Plums - S1-E15

Factual error: Samantha looks out a back dormer window to see Darrin in the front yard.

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Factual error: "The Price of Doom": Crane clears an Air Force jet to land at the Antarctic ice station. But the station is located on a completely snow-covered sheet of ice with no runways. How and where could it possibly land?

00:27:30

Jean G
Daniel Boone picture

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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Jean G

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Factual error: Season 3, "To Seek and Destroy": It's supposedly 1944, but the German agents are pursuing the Americans in a Renault Dauphin manufactured in the 1960s.

00:41:30

Jean G
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Factual error: Semi-automatic pistols, rifles and fully-automatic rifles and machine guns never eject spent shell casings in the show.

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