Best TV mistakes of 1990

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The Following Options - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Dylan pulls up to the After Dark, a group of guys come over and ogle his car, but when Dylan enters the club, one of the guys outside is already at the bar. (00:11:15 - 00:11:50)

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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 Fresh Prince Project - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Will staples his Malcom X poster to the wall, the wall bends back and forth for a second or two.

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Second Opinion - S5-E1

Factual error: Ryan, the laboratory technician, eats his lunch of burger and fries while discussing a murder case with Assistant D.A. Claire Kincaid. Trouble is, they are in his laboratory. No lab technician ever, ever eats or drinks in a laboratory - it is the most basic lab protocol imaginable. He could contaminate his samples in any one of a hundred ways, he inevitably contaminates his gloves or fingers with residue from his meal and he risks poisoning himself with accidental transfer. This is not a character error - lab security is hammered into science students starting with the first day of first year and number one on the list is never, ever eat or drink in your lab.

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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.

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The Father Christmas Suit - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: When Elizabeth is driving Richard's car to the church dressed in the father Christmas outfit with Hyacinth you can see that the handbrake light is on while the car is supposedly being driven.

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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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Wingless: Part 2 - S8-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Nina hands Casey her glass, a boom mic is visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Gussie is telling Jeeves & Wooster that he gave the notebook to Sir Watkyn, in one shot, the scarf on Wooster's head changes from being wrapped around his neck to draped loosely on his head. In the next shot, it's back around his neck. (00:36:40)

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Vowel Play - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Baloo and Kit are discussing proper grammar, Rebecca walks into the room and tacks a poster on the wall using darts. One dart nearest the poster's right edge vanishes between shots.

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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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Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens - S1-E4

Audio problem: When Maurice exhales at the end of his sentence as he protests the Japanese businessmen walking out of his house, the sound of his exhale is spliced off mid-way through. (00:38:55)

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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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