Best TV mistakes of 1975

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Colonel first meets Basil, the same shot is used twice of the Colonel twitching.

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Plot hole: "Sight Unseen": Wells has the key to Lori's shackles. Weston, who knows this, knocks Wells out, but instead of taking his keys, uses a completely unnecessary (and considerably more difficult) set of bolt cutters to break the leg cuffs.

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Jean G
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Hearts and Minds - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: During the car chase when the camera is inside the Sweeney Granada, a green Fiat can be seen driving in the other direction. The shot immediately changes to outside the car and the Fiat has gone.

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Ann's Decision - S1-E1

Factual error: Ann enters Julie/Barbara's room and Eton John's "Rocket Man" is playing. Barbara is siting in front of the turntable playing a 33 LP that has the distinctive Atlantic Records Red/White/Green label. Rocket Man was never published on Atlantic records.

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Death by Resurrection - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: McBride and Ryan are driving through town in heavy traffic. When the shot cuts (and their conversation continues uninterrupted), not only does the rear view mirror disappear, but an obvious rear screen projection changes their locale to a country road with trees and no traffic at all.

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Jean G

The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After dark when Nicky puts the candle in front of the clock to see what the time is, in the close up shot the items around the clock have changed position.

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Sharks Eat Sharks - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Conchita slaps Cash across the left cheek, which he's rubbing as he returns to his office. In the next shot, as he comes through the door, he's rubbing his right cheek instead.

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Revealing mistake: Many times throughout the series, the wires that hold up and control the models of the Eagles are easily seen.

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Alix - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the princess moves between rooms, the door in the first room is left well open, but when the shot changes to the second room, the first door is almost closed.

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Peter Weekes

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