Best TV mistakes of 1992

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Forward into the Past - S2-E4

Factual error: Nick tells fellow vampire Aristotle, "You still owe me for that time at the Battle of Hastings." Nick was brought across in 1228, or so the intro told us every week. The Battle of Hastings, as any British school kid knows, was fought in 1066, over 100 years before Nick's mortal birth.

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Jean G
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New Best Friend - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Gran and Saffy are are talking to the new best friend at the end of the show the first thing that happens is that a wine glass next to new best friend slides along the table (you see this happen on screen)then it changes from wine to water back to wine.

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James Warrender
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Cake Fear - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: In the 1991 flashback, Jamie is already engaged to Paul and is shown with long hair. However, in the 'Cold Feet' episode, Jamie is shown with short hair. Since the 'Cold Feet' episode was set in February of '91 and the flashback from this episode was set in late March or April of '91, these two episodes don't match up.

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X-Men (1992)

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The Dark Phoenix (2): The Inner Circle - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: Rogue rips off Donald Pierce's cybernetic left arm, but when he is first shown running away, his right arm is the one that is missing. When he catches up with Sebastian Shaw in the secret passageway, his left arm is back to being the one missing.

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Serious B
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Eyewitness - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When the immortal who's trying to kill Tessa snipes at her in Duncan's car, his shot shatters the passenger-side window. When Duncan tails Tessa and her police escort to the safehouse, the passenger-side window is intact.

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Captain Defenestrator
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Day of the Samurai - S1-E55

Factual error: Batman is in Japan and tracks down Kyodai Ken by using Caller ID, which returns a seven-digit "555" number. Telephone numbers in Japan have 8 digits.

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Jealousy - S6-E3

Plot hole: In this episode, we learn that Gary has never learnt to drive, and crashes when he attempts to do so. However, he is seen driving to the chemists back in series 3, Episode 2 ('Bed').

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Revealing mistake: A split second before Marcus Tandy's twenty-thousand-pound Renault Alpine is blown up by a car bomb, the shot changes and we see it has been replaced by a two-hundred-and-fifty-pound Triumph TR7.

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Warriors: Part 2 - S1-E7

Factual error: When Charles Barkley says "Welcome to the NBA" after dunking on Mark, the ceiling shown above Barkley is way too low to be the ceiling for an NBA arena. It only appears to be about 30 feet high.

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Serious B

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Martin (1992)

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The Romantic Weekend - S3-E24

New this month Visible crew/equipment: When Martin is fighting the "puppy" at the door, you can see a crew member's hand pushing the doorknob open to portray the puppy is trying to get back into the room.

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Mistaken Identity (2) - S99-E7

Revealing mistake: Near the end when Frost calls Pam to warn her about Meadows, she walks in to the hall and picks up the cordless phone. After she's looked out of the window and seen the killer staring at her, she 'does a Kim Bauer' and holds the phone upside down while she continues speaking with Frost.

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Chimera
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Factual error: In many episodes, cars which are said to be owned by a character have a Certificate of Fitness on their windscreen. Private passenger vehicles in New Zealand under 3.5 tonnes have a Warrant of Fitness, not a Certificate of Fitness. This means these cars are most likely rentals.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Fester invents a fabric: When Fester lies down on the parking lot, his head is first pointing upwards, towards a car, then in the next shot he has turned 90 degrees and his head is pointing towards Norman's legs.

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As My Career Lay Dying - S6-E3

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Hank is re-watching Larry's announcement that he won't be renewing his contract after this season. The video tape that he is watching is sticking out of the VCR, which means it's been ejected and can't be playing. His assistant then comes in and says "This again? I'm taking this tape away from you," and removes it, so we know it wasn't on air or from a different source.

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Captain Defenestrator
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The Patience of Maigret - S1-E1

Other mistake: A newspaper headline reads "MAIGRET tient t'il enfin le tueur?" This makes no sense in French. It should read "MAIGRET tient-il enfin le tueur?" ("Does Maigret have the killer at last?").

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paolog
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The Tale of the Manaha - S5-E7

Character mistake: Near the beginning as the leader is about to set off with the boys, he says, "About face!" and turns to the left, and the boys follow suit. But "About face" means to turn 180°. He should have said "Left face" to get them to turn 90° to the left.

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Knever

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