Best TV mistakes of 1989

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Continuity mistake: This is a mistake for the introduction for the later episodes. When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage.


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Ice Station Winslow - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: Carl, Eddie, and Steve are out ice fishing. At one point Carl falls through the "ice" and you can clearly see that the "ice" is made of some sort of styrofoam. It looks like the stuff used for packaging. The snow looks just as fake.

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Toad Warriors - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Mario, Toad and Luigi are driving to the rebel fort, the seatbelts they are wearing disappear for most of the scene.


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Mr. Bean Goes To Town - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Mr. Bean places his shoe on top of the car in the bottom right corner. But when he jumps out in front of the car, it is suddenly at the front in the middle.

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The Leap Home (1) - November 25, 1969 - S3-E1

Factual error: The Post Raisin Bran cereal box sitting on the Beckett family breakfast table in 1969 has a 1990s box design.


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Slater's Sister - S4-E16

Plot hole: Lisa, Zack & Screech all talk to JB as if they have known her since she was little. However, they have only known Slater for approximately four years, so them knowing her from a little girl, as implied, wouldn't be possible.

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Suggested correction: JB is only featured in one episode. The fact the kids knew her already (even if up to four years) doesn't mean she was known since a little girl...just that they all previously met her at some point.

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Plot hole: The Triforce of Wisdom is kept in Link's room up in a tower. It does seem logical to keep it with Hyrule's greatest hero to keep safe, but that's all you ever see protecting it. Hyrule is a large kingdom, and the Triforce of Wisdom is a vital part of keeping their community safe. Yet the only one protecting it is Link. And he's not with it 24/7. The room is not very secure either and is breached all the time by Ganon's forces. A kingdom like this would have knights to post all around the tower and be in Link's room when he's away. But nope, not here.

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Old Scores - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shaddock is shot in the arm you can see that the wound moves from near his elbow to his shoulder.

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The Incredible Theft - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Poirot is holding up a letter in an envelope. He turns it to show the front to Lady Mayfield. The flap of the envelope appears to be tucked in. The shot cuts to a close-up, but now the back of the envelope is facing Lady Mayfield and the flap is sealed. He then turns the envelope to show her the front.


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Continuity mistake: When Red Buckley is about to enter Emil Duval's house at night before discovering the black pearl, the lights inside the house are on, but when he finally enters the house they are off. Later when he goes out, they are on again.

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Plot hole: If the electrical lights go out at a quarter past ten at Guardbridge, how come there is bright electrical (as suggested by it not flickering like candle light) light coming from a room behind Hal Stanton and Catherine Faulkner when they kiss? This scene takes place after 22:15.

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Risk to Death - S10-E7

Continuity mistake: A surfer snaps his neck while trying ride a dangerous wave. Afterwards the surfer is washed ashore. He is out of the water, but when the lifeguards arrive he is offshore again.




Coach (1989)

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The Loss Weekend - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Hayden starts doing his good luck routine, there is a football on the left side of the couch on a pillow. When he stands on the couch the ball rolls off the pillow. When he steps off the couch the ball is suddenly on the other side of the couch. The next shot the ball is back on the pillow.

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