Best TV mistakes of 1986

Blackadder picture

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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.

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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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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.

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L.A. Law picture

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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Casualty picture

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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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ALF (1986)

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Working My Way Back to You - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Mrs. Tanner scolds her son Brian for dumping all of the clothes from the clothes basket. When she first scolds him the basket is white; it cuts again to her, and now the basket is brown and a different shape, too.

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie picture

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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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You've Got a Friend - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Mr. Moor is eating a sandwich when talking to Arvid. The size of the sandwich he is holding changes a couple of times from almost gone to a bite or two gone.

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Matlock picture

Santa Claus - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Mark Harris shows Matlock into his office, the actors' T-marks can be seen on the floor under the chair.

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There She Is - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In season one, episode two, "The Beauty Contest," Julia Sugarbaker states the following about her sister Suzanne becoming Miss Georgia World, 1976: "when she emerged from the isolation booth to answer the question, "What would you do to prevent war?" she spoke so eloquently of patriotism, battlefields and diamond tiaras, grown men wept." However, in this episode, Suzanne recalls her answer to the final question, "I said I wanted my own TV show." Further, the name of the pageant changes from Miss Georgia World to Miss Georgia U.S., and the year changed to 1975.

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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.

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Pee-wee's Playhouse picture

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.

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