Best TV mistakes of 1970

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The Cemetery - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: From the inside view of the window the Hendricks gravestone and the family name is visible on it. From the outside view of the window the gravestone and the Hendricks are facing away from the window.

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UFO (1970)

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Timelash - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: In this episode the aliens with the help of 'turncoat' Turner have frozen a moment in time in which they will attack and destroy SHADO HQ. Everything and everyone is frozen in place - except for the guy in the background walking across the road during Straker's and Turner's 'car' chase in the 'Harlington/Straker' go carts.

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Continuity mistake: In episode 64, "For Whom The Bell Tolls. And Tolls. And Tolls", Tracy is shown seated at the table with a bowl of cereal - but in the shots immediately before and after, she's not there, nor is there any food at her place.


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Kitten Kong - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: When the Goodies are at the park with their animals, Graeme tries to teach his tortoise tricks. When the tortoise jumps, you can see the wire making it 'jump'.

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Continuity mistake: In an episode fairly late in the life of the show, Lou Grant says that when Mary came to interview for a job at the station, she bumped into the desk in his office and said, "Excuse me" to the inanimate object. However, we saw that interview in the very first episode, and no such thing happened.

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Happy Haunting - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the gang first arrive at the stately home Albert parks his car next to a coach. When the camera angle changes the car has moved back a few yards, and when the gang leave the car has changed position completely.

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The New Car - S4-E6

Audio problem: When Felix and Oscar are driving around looking for a parking space, Oscar says "let's sell the car." Felix then begins talking but no audio is heard, then an overdub of him saying "Are you crazy?" which doesn't match his lips.

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This Must Be the Alamo - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When McCloud and Broadhurst are driving around in the squad car, the vehicle changes in their closeups. Note the light atop the hood, the stickers with the police and unit number on the hood, the rearview mirror's vanishing act, etc.

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