Best TV mistakes of 1980

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Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene you see an old ship in the water, if you look closely you can also see the shadow of the helicopter that is filming the scene.

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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Magnum drops the ring out of the envelope, nothing is near it as it's shaking. In the close up shot, it's next to keys.

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Revealing mistake: Episode 1 - Galactica Discovers Earth - When Troy and Dillon land on Earth, they take their bikes onto the freeway. They're followed by a large group of curious bikers. When two of the bikers move alongside Troy and Dillon and start talking to them, it's obvious that all four bikes are now mounted on a trailer, instead of riding on the road. Easiest way to tell is that their heads are higher up than the other bikers.

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The Official Visit - S1-E2

Deliberate mistake: In the scene where the ministers are all crammed into the train carriage if you look over Jim's shoulder there is a sign ("Notice" "In case of Fire" etc), while the headers are in English the actually paragraphs are written in gibberish.

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Character mistake: In the episode where Henry has overdue library books, they are overdue by 5 years and 23 days. Both Henry and Monroe say in the episode that the fine is around $1000 (based on 10 cents per day due 5 years 23 days)... But in reality, using that calculation, the total would come to only $185, not $1000.

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