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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Revealing mistake: "Stop When Red Lights Flash": In the cell with Kate, Weston puts on his mask, making only his head visible. But the blue-screen matte used for this special effect is, weirdly, showing through his blue eyes. (00:23:40)

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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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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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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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The Dawson Marker - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: The drawings on the chalk boards in the old schoolhouse keep changing between shots. (00:41:00)

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Nicky has been separated from her parents, Nicky and her father are walking the streets looking for each other. A horse and cart with lots of children on the cart and a line of children walking behind it goes past Nicky. She sees her father walking on the other side on the road, but when she walks behind the cart to cross the road, the camera angle changes, and the children have changed places in the line.

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Revealing mistake: Every time "red alert" is on the screen, it's easy to see the screen is an overlay with "red alert" cut into it.

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Satan's Witches - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Starsky and Hutch are driving up to Dobey's cabin, park near the lake, and then drive into town for supplies, the car's license plate is attached to the driver's side of the front bumper as it should be, but when they're in town the plate is now attached to the passenger side of the bumper, and it's not a flipped shot. At the end, when Hutch tells Starsky he wants to leave, the license plate is back where it should be.

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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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