Best TV mistakes of 1972
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Factual error: When Klinger's walking with Captain Allen and the Stars and Stripes photographer, just before their introductions to "Ben" they pass an empty corrugated box with its flap open, and the recycling symbol can be seen on the flap. Recycling symbols were not in use until about 20 years later.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: In Season One, Episode 10 "The Prankster": Just after Otis makes the ghost sounds from inside the house, it shows the gang standing together outside the house. Otis is with them outside, which is impossible, as he is inside the house pretending to be the ghost.Mark English
Revealing mistake: Fred is reading from "The Joanna Rhodes Beauty Book" and the title is shown on the dust cover. When Fred tilts the book, though, the words "Winston S. Churchill" are visible on the actual book under the dust cover. Also visible is the script from which the actor is reading, tucked inside the book and held by clips.bixxell
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode, Maude makes Walter breakfast and lists some things she will get done around the house. One is to paint the kitchen chairs. She spray paints the chair with Walter in it - the amount of spray paint on Walter's jacket changes thoughout the scene, especially when Maude is on the phone turning down a job.Randy DeShong
Factual error: Rhodes views the silent movie and the film breaks, leaving the last frame frozen on the screen. Wouldn't happen. When 16mm film broke in 1970s projectors, any portion that jammed in the mechanism was exposed to intense heat from the projection lamp, and would burn. (00:35:30)Jean G
Continuity mistake: 26/10/2012. In the hospital, there are three people visiting a child. Two have an apron on and one doesn't have an apron on. When they leave the room, the one person who didn't have an apron on is suddenly wearing an apron and the two people who were wearing an apron are suddenly not wearing an apron. (00:10:15)Casual Person