Best TV revealing mistakes of 1971

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The Posse That Wouldn't Quit - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: All the shots of the pursuing posse are "borrowed" footage, which might never have been obvious - except for the fact that one shot shows us a recognizable Heath and Nick Barkley from "The Big Valley" at the head of the pack. (00:17:00)

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A Friend in Deed - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: In the opening scenes, it's pretty clear that the "corpse" in the bright red dress is breathing. (00:02:20)

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Revealing mistake: As with many shows, the outside doesn't even come close to matching the inside layout.

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Revealing mistake: During the opening theme, when the children are watching the magician, you can tell they were not actually filmed together. The magician scenes are filmed more professionally using a sharper tape or film image, whereas the children scenes look more like a standard fuzzier film-type such as on a projector (primarily used at that time).

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