Best TV mistakes of 1974

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Times Are Changing (1) - S9-E1

Character mistake: Almanzo says he hasn't seen his brother Royal in 10 years, but in fact he saw him not long ago as he looked after his 2 sons who were terrors, and at that time Royal didn't even have a daughter.

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Suggested correction: Royal's wife was pregnant when he visited years before Laura had the baby.

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Factual error: There is no physical way that Steve Austin could perform most of his superhuman feats of strength in the ABC television series, due to the fact that they simply replaced his arm and legs, but didn't rebuild or reinforce the rest of his skeleton and muscles to handle the physical loads. Interestingly, author Martin Caidin (creator of Steve Austin in his novel, "Cyborg") actually did describe an incredibly complex whole-body rebuild that included vertebral reinforcement and ribcage and pelvis replacement, which was far more scientifically-accurate than the subsequent ABC television interpretation. ABC only accepted the series on the condition that it was less technical for their audience.

Charles Miller

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Continuity mistake: In an episode of Mary Tyler Moore (from which Rhoda spun off) entitled "Rhoda's Sister Gets Married," Rhoda's sister Debbie, predictably, got married. In the show Rhoda, Rhoda had only one sister, Brenda, who was not married, nor had she ever been.

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Suggested correction: Hal Linden writes with his left hand, however he uses his right for many things. He ate with his right hand (in Graft), and in the episode where Fish thinks he needs to retire, Barney pulls his gun with his right hand.

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The Horse Race - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Galen, Burke, and Virdon enter the village, Gregor's hands are far apart grasping the bars of the prison cart as they pass. Quick cut back to Gregor and his hands are closer together, holding bars that are next to each other.

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