Best TV mistakes of 1977

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Surf's Up - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: The scene is shot in a traffic jam on the freeway. The sky has a gray overcast. All close up shots of the irate female driver were filmed in a studio - the background is flat and is a vivid blue. (00:04:00)

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She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not - S8-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Jack talks to Larry about the magazine quiz Jack asks Janet if anything's been bothering her, and just as Terri walks out of the kitchen holding the two cans, a crew member's hand can be seen behind Terri placing a bag on the counter. (00:04:15)

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Logan's Run - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Logan and Jessica commandeer a hover car that floats above the ground, but in shots of the car moving, wheels of the prop hover car are seen.

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Episode 70 - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: Toward the end of the episode, Bert receives an envelope with pictures of him and Danny at a motel with some women. As they look at photos, Bert hands Danny some photos. Danny crosses left. Bert turns stack of photos over and says there is a note. He reads note and turns photos back over afterwards. The backs of the photos are blank. Danny crosses right to Bert holding photos. You can see on the back of Danny's photos the note Bert just read from the other side of the room.

Randy DeShong
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Everest Was Also Conquered - S1-E8

Plot hole: Bodie says that Cowley had ordered him and Doyle to stay away from Turvey before CI5 operative Tony Miller was killed. In fact it was AFTER Miller was assassinated.

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Continuity mistake: When Chicken George comes back for the first time and sees Matilda, he walks towards her and takes off his white gloves. He is then seen hugging her with the white gloves back on.

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Factual error: In the first scene, the raid on the gambling party, the policemen all wear white shirts. The scene is set in 1958 and the Metropolitan Police did not switch from blue shirts to white until c.1970.

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Other mistake: When the throne in episode 5 & 6 is first introduced it is a normal throne or chair; it doesn't move when merely touched. But once the ceremony starts and after it's finished, it's suddenly a swivel chair. The base is never shown of course. But a swivel chair made of solid rock...?

Spiny Norman
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Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx/The Identical Problem - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: During dinner, when Sharon hears the kid's laugh she recalls her dead baby. Her left arm is either raised or lowered depending on the shot.

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