Best TV mistakes of 1990

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Whiplash - S11-E19

Factual error: While discussing the death of a car accident victim with detectives, the pathologist Dr Elizabeth Rodgers takes out a french fry, seasons it with mayonnaise and eats it. She is in the morgue, wearing bloodstained scrubs. Nobody ever eats or drinks in a morgue. This is not a character error; eating and drinking in a sterile laboratory environment is absolutely forbidden and this is taught to medical and science students from day one of their degree courses. In fact she would not even have food in there in the first place.

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The Hot Tub - S7-E5

Plot hole: When Elaine is searching for Jean Paul in the streets, one of her verbal flashbacks is of Jean Paul saying, "I trust Elaine, she is my friend." However, Jean Paul made this remark to Jerry, and Elaine was not there to hear it. How could she have a flashback of it?

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The Big Sleep - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: A minute or so after the health and fitness instructer dies, we see her lying flat out on her back. If you look carefully, you can see her chest moving up and down and breathing despite being dead. (00:13:05)

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Suggested correction: If you actually watch the whole episode you will find she didn't die at all.

At what point in the show did they reveal the instructor didn't die? It was the old lady who had just fainted.

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Agreed. It's actually a plot point of the episode at the end.

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I'm a big fan of this comedy and have probably watched each episode 20 times! I struggle to recall any mention of the fitness instructor not being dead.

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Talking rubbish I think, she did die. Maybe you're confusing her with the old lady who fainted?

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Episode Nine - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: The necklace James took from the coconut in Dr. Jacobi's office in the previous episode had a gold chain. When he gives it to Agent Cooper in this episode, it's on leather.

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The Brady 500 - S1-E1

Character mistake: Bobby gets injured in a racing accident. When the family is told by Greg that Bobby is paralyzed and can't walk, Marcia starts to smile, then quickly changes to a sad face to match the situation.

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Polly Wants a Treasure - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Baloo and Kit walk through the Sea Duck's cargo area to try and find who they think is a stowaway, Baloo lifts a crate of fragile crystal glasses over his head. The crate rotates between shots, judging by its red "Fragile" stamp.

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She-Wolf of London - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Randi is in her tent working on her thesis, the computer is on. When something hits the tent, she almost drops her computer which now has a black screen, indicating that it is off. When the werewolf rips through the tent, the computer is now back on.

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