Best TV mistakes of 1978

The Incredible Hulk picture

A Solitary Place - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Hulk throws the tire during his second transformation, the first shot shows a horizontal trajectory but the second shot shows a 45 degree angle trajectory, which makes the tire land much further than expected.

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Blake's 7 picture

Time Squad - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During Blake's first encounter with Cally, the smudges on the front of his tunic (including a big chalky footprint left by her boot) disappear, reappear and rearrange themselves several times between shots.

00:31:20

Jean G
Battlestar Galactica picture
Battlestar Galactica mistake picture

Saga of a Star World (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Baltar turns to face the two setting suns, we see the lower one at the left has what could be a boat in its reflection on the water. The higher one on the right is over a mountainous area on the horizon. The next shot is of Baltar in close-up, then the next returns to the horizon to show us Baltar's view, which shows just ONE setting sun. The one on the left has vanished though there is room enough for it to have been seen in this shot.

00:40:15

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Taxi (1978)

Taxi picture

Memories of Cab 804 (2) - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: The gang is talking about their experiences in Cab 804 but when Elaine's segment begins, Tom Selleck gets in the cab and the cab number is 264.

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William Bergquist
Mork & Mindy picture

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Mork and Mindy are walking away from the lake after they first meet, there is a set of 8 lights in two rows of four in the background.

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Rumpole of the Bailey picture

Rumpole and the Fascist Beast - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: While Rumpole's wife prepares the canned soup in the kitchen, several equipment shadows are moving on the wall at the top of the screen.

00:06:40

Jean G
Dallas picture

Show generally

Plot hole: In the first season, Lucy Ewing had an affair with Ray, the farm hand at South Fork. Several years later, it was revealed that Ray was actually Jock Ewing's illegitimate son, making him Lucy's uncle. However, the subject of their affair was never raised, even though they surely would have been at least somewhat traumatized upon learning of the accidental incest.

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WKRP in Cincinnati picture

Pilot: Part 2 - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When they switch over to a rock format at the station, Dr. Johnny Fever puts on the first record and sets up the needle. The needle then proceeds to ride across the entire record when it starts to spin all the way to the center of the record.

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Grange Hill picture

Episode #13.20 - S13-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When the minibus arrives at the running track the camera crew are reflected in the windows.

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Pink Arcade / Life With Feather (pilot) / Pink S.W.A.T. - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Pink S.W.A.T.: When the Pink Panther destroys his magnifying glass by smashing it onto the desk, the blue spots from the lamp fall off. At this point you can see there is also a red book and grey book on the desk, but in the next shot the books have disappeared and the spots have increased.

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The All-New Popeye Hour picture

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Continuity mistake: In the opening credits, Popeye is helping Olive Oyl put her washing on the line. When Bluto appears, he takes Popeye and uses one peg to hang him on the line, but in the next shot he is hanging by two pegs.

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