Best comedy movie mistakes of 1966

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Carry On Cowboy picture

Audio problem: When we see the can-can dancers perform on-stage, the music is played by a full band including brass and drums, despite the fact that there's only a pianist on-stage. (00:22:10)

Madstunts

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Suggested correction: This error is not unique to Carry On Cowboy. It seems that in very many western movies (and TV shows) there might be a scene in a saloon, in which a singer or some dancers are performing on a stage. In nearly all such occasions they seem to be accompanied by a full orchestra which is nowhere to be seen.

Rob Halliday

This is not a valid correction. To say the error exist in other films does not invalidate this error.

Bishop73

Sorry, I think I got that wrong. I was not trying to invalidate the error, far from it! What I meant to say was that I agree that this is quite an obvious error in Carry On Cowboy, and that this also seems to be a common, and rather amusing, error in many other western films as well.

Rob Halliday

Unfortunately at this time, valid mistake entries are not subject to forum discussion where one agrees or discusses the mistake. Just give the mistake a thumbs up if you agree with it.

Bishop73

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken picture The Ghost and Mr. Chicken mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Don Knotts is in the old Simmons mansion, he falls down a chute of some kind. If you watch closely you will see the stunt person looks nothing like Don Knotts. It is a younger man with very straight hair.

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Continuity mistake: When the Batmobile is going to park (before the bomb scene) there is a sign saying "Mobey Dick Parking Only". When he is later carrying the bomb and passes by the Batmobile the sign is not there.

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Continuity mistake: At the end when the sled full of Christmas stuff is on the mountaintop, it starts sliding off the edge. It's going fast enough that it should be long gone by the time the Grinch reaches it, but when he does it's still right near the top of the mountain.

Krista

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Revealing mistake: Near the end of the film when a building is collapsing and people are running to escape the falling debris, several women along with James Coburn are running up some stairs; a block of cement falls and hits actress Gina Golan right in the head. Instead of killing her on the spot, the bolder merely bounces off her head and she continues running up the stairs. (01:40:55)

Mark Pitta 1

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Factual error: In the scene near the end of the film where Victor Buono is sitting in his chamber addressing his two captives, he opens a can labeled egg foo young with a can opener. He pours the liquid contents into a bowl. Egg foo young is an omelet and could not have passed through the small holes made with a can opener.

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Continuity mistake: When Peter O'Toole is locked in the closet at the museum, he puts a rope through the keyhole and uses a hook to pull it under the door. In the first shot, from outside the closet, the end of the rope is to the right. In the next shot, from inside the closet, the end of the rope slides under the door to the left. (01:22:30)

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown picture

Continuity mistake: When Charlie Brown holds the door for Snoopy before the gang leaves to trick or treat, his costume doesn't have all the extra holes in it like it does in the scenes before and after.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Norman is hit by the bundle of newspapers he is thrown in the air and you can see the wires lifting him.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Sgt. Bung wakes up in the bath, he hits his head on the copper water boiler. However, you can see the white padding that will protect his head stuck underneath the bottom of the boiler. This is visible throughout the scene. (00:57:15 - 00:58:00)

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Revealing mistake: All four of the Dachshunds in this story are supposed to be female. During one part of the picture, when they jump on the bed with Suzanne, you can see that at least one is male.

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Audio problem: When Alfie and the other mechanic are at the shed, the mechanic asks, "Are you getting serious with her?" and his mouth is not in sync.

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Fireball 500 picture

Factual error: Racer Dave Owens goes down to an unspecified Southern state to race and becomes a moonshine runner. However, the Dodge he drives in his illicit activities possesses California plates, as does the Plymouth driven by the IRS agents.

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Factual error: Cary Grant arrives at his Tokyo hotel two days early, and no rooms are available. He goes to his embassy, which, according to the sign on the gate is the "British Embassy". In reality, the sign would say, "Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

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Continuity mistake: The huge gash in the left rear tire of the Dragula Herman repairs with his scarf and piece of tape disappears the rest of the race.

Scott215

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Factual error: When Mother Superior announces those girls who wish to stay and join the convent, she states they will join the Novitiate. Actually, not correct. Their 1st step is called Aspirancy / Pre-Candidacy Then Postulancy / Candidacy THEN they are a Novice, for a few years, before taking Final Vows to be a Full Nun.

Shipper

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Aldo escapes at precisely 3:00. But when driving away, they pass a store-front clock which reads 12:30.

dncarac

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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! picture

Continuity mistake: Didi is wearing a long black negligee when Pepe throws her into a bubble-filled bathtub on a movie set. When she gets out of the tub and runs off, the negligee has disappeared and she is covered only with bubbles.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Matt's arrested at the discotheque, when he's at the police station with Julian, the chalk actor's mark can be seen on the floor in front of Matt's feet.

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