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.

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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.

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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.

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Dallas picture

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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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Grange Hill picture

Field Trip - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When Roland plays his tape recorder on the coach, the woman on the tape says "lightest lemon sponge I've ever tasted - she used to bake, yes I remember, mind you she worked hard that woman..." But in the cafe Roland didn't start recording until she said "mind you she worked hard..."

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

Continuity mistake: Pink Arcade: When the Pink Panther picks up the money that comes out of the scales, the amount of coins changes between shots.

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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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WKRP in Cincinnati picture

Bailey's Show - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In the control room during the interview, one shot shows Johnny Fever without glasses, next shot in same scene, he has his glasses on.

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