Best TV mistakes of 1986

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Visible crew/equipment: Back and Forth: When Blackadder first goes into the time machine to get the items from Baldrick, and the door goes up, you can see a crew member pushing the door closed, wearing a red shirt. (00:05:45)

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The End of Flutter Valley (3) - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Reeka is conjuring the fake rainbow to distract the Flutter Ponies, the grey pot on her head is blue for a while.

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The Madam - S5-E3

Factual error: Radio talk show host David Campbell works at "WRQE 480 AM." There is no such frequency. The AM radio dial begins at 530.

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Looking For Lucky - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After Brian finds the note Alf left, we see William put the note under the microscope to inspect the tear drops. When William says "I'm going to go find him," he stands up and we see him leave the note on the microscope. When the camera cuts to William walking through the door, he all of a sudden has the note in his hand that was left on the microscope. (00:12:55 - 00:13:35)

Justin Davis
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Transylvanian Homesick Blues - S2-E65

Character mistake: Ray says that it's the very first time they've dealt with vampires. In Season 2 Episode 25, "No One Comes To Lupusville", the Ghostbusters had to deal with both werewolves and vampires.

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The Color of Hammer - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Sledge sinks the 7-ball at the pool table, there are 2 black 8's and 2 red 3's left. After the cut suddenly there is only one yellow-striped 9 on the table. (00:20:55)

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Season 6 generally

Continuity mistake: In season 2's "Divorce with extreme prejudice", Douglas Brackman has two children; in Season 6, he only has one child.

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Show generally

Plot hole: People are always told to not use their mobiles while in the hospital. However, the staff constantly use theirs.

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Continuity mistake: In series two, episode two, Control falls from the window of his sixth-floor office. However, in series one, episode six, Control welcomed Tony "to the seventh floor".

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Charliegate - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Dennis writes "who cares" on the chalkboard. The placement of the letters changes, most noticeably the S.

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Of Human Bondage - S7-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Right after Mary Jo tells Anthony to eat her shorts, when the camera points at him, you can see the edge of the set and several people behind it. (00:08:15)

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The Abbey Grange - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: While Holmes and Watson are investigating the crime scene, there is a shot of them that shows the dead man's hand. His hand is visibly shaking, revealing the actor is struggling to maintain the position of his hand.

Jason Hoffman
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Monster in the Playhouse - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: As Reba the Mail Person exits the Playhouse, she goes past the window, and you can see her exit the sound stage through a door painted the same as the background.

Movie Nut
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