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. (00:32:30)

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In from the Cold - S3-E2

Other mistake: During the hold up when Medhurst is sprung from the police van, the breakdown truck used to pull the doors of the van reverses towards the police van twice after releasing the chains off the doors before driving away, and the camera lights are reflected in the side of the white getaway car.

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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. (00:06:00)

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Bloodbath - S2-E14

Visible crew/equipment: After Hutch finds the ticking box with the clown and Starsky's badge inside, when it cuts to Hutch and Dobey walking toward the squad room, the cameraman and camera are reflected on the door's glass window. (00:17:20)

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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. (00:19:00 - 00:20:00)

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Adam Driver/Chris Stapleton - S41-E10

Visible crew/equipment: Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base: When Lieutenant Colonel Zack is telling 'Mat' that it's been a rough year for his family, a camera man is seen creeping onto screen on the right hand side. (00:02:35)

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Revealing mistake: The waterfront set always features a blue, cloud-dotted sky, even when the streets are wet from supposed rain. And the clouds are static, never moving or changing, betraying the fact that they're part of a backdrop.

Jean G
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The Bad Wires - S1-E2

Plot hole: During "the changes" people fear machinery, but the woman who pulls back her curtains to watch Nicky and the sikhs go past is wearing a watch.

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Alpha Child - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: As the alien ship approaches Alpha on screen, there is a round, blank area where the model moves, and as the vessel nears the camera, the edge of the cell used for the picture of the vessel is visible.

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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. (00:05:40)

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