Best TV mistakes of 1993

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Riverboat - S1-E6

Factual error: A character in the episode has invented denim, but denim was invented in 1873 and was being used widely up to the time period of the series, which is set in 1893.

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Suggested correction: The entire series was set in an alternate history of sorts, so most, if not all, historical "inaccuracies" cannot be regarded as mistakes.

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Paper Clip (3) - S3-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder and Scully enter the abandoned mine through a doorway, the viewer can see at right in the distance a number of people sitting on a wall, and one crouching in front of the wall with what looks like a dog. They are sitting still, but there is still movement there.

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The Whine Cellar - S2-E10

Other mistake: When Sylvia is outside the Sheffield mansion she says "I wonder if my daughter Fran is at home? I will see if she is" the doorbell rings as soon as she finishes that line, but you can see both her hands are visible. She can't have rung the doorbell.

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Broken Link - S4-E26

Revealing mistake: During the fight between Garak and Worf near the end of the episode, a Jefferies tube door is knocked out of its frame to reveal the end of the set - a dark room with a wooden scaffold and various other pieces of equipment. (Slow-mo helpful but not required)

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Green With Evil (1): Out of Control - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Up until Green No More in Series 2 (where the Green Ranger powers are destroyed), the Green Ranger's overshield constantly changes between solid-looking metal to flimsy-looking cotton. This is the most obvious difference between the Japanese and US footage.

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Cory's Alternative Friends - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Shawn claims his "sister, Stacey" uses the straightening stuff all the time. This is the only mention of her ever during the entire run of the show; and when Jack joins the show he is established as Shawn's only sibling.

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Enemy at the Gate - S10-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Frasier is standing through his sunroof to speak with the drivers stuck behind him in the parking garage, one shot shows Frasier's body and much of the rear window which features a very clear reflection of the boom mic.

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Fits Like a Glove - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: In an interior shot of the detectives' vehicle, the car is a late 80s Chrysler (LeBaron or K-Car), obvious from the 'pentastar' logo on the steering wheel and the distinctive gauge layout. When the detectives walk away from the car, it is the homicide standard issue Chevrolet Cavalier.

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Saving Souls - S2-E5

Audio problem: At the end of the episode during the Old Time Religion song, we see a few people mouthing the words to the song but their lips are not really in synch, same with their clapping.

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In Harm's Way: Part 2 - S8-E1

Character mistake: Trivette hands the man in yellow a bullet recovered from the plane Walker and Alex were traveling on, which was shot down by an assassin flying a P-51 Mustang. This man, and later Trivette, mistakenly refer to the round as a "50mm," when in reality, Mustangs were equipped with M2 Browning .50 Caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns.

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Plot hole: "Showdown": Darien's lost hat and jacket reappear without explanation after Kane finds him wandering in the desert. Also unexplained is how Kane conveniently happens to be leading an extra, unnecessary horse - unnecessary, at least, until he stumbles across the stranded Darien.

00:15:00

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Murder at BBQ Bob's - S7-E20

Factual error: Early in the show, 3 Marine officers are being questioned about the death of a 4th. All 3 are wearing the Marine insignia on their jacket lapels reversed. [The anchors should point IN, not out] That mistake is corrected for some characters later in the episode, however at least two of the officers are seen later without their jackets, and their shirts do not have military creases - 2 in the front, 3 in the back - standard for a Marine blouse.

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Fortune Cookie / Dear John - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When Filburt first reads his fortune cookie, it says "Bad luck and misfortune will infest your pathetic soul for all eternity". But later on when he is walking down the street it says "Bad luck and extreme misfortune will infest your pathetic soul for all eternity".

00:03:25 - 00:04:25

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When Two Worlds Collide - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: Gary has to feel around in mid air for the portal as the wall has just been bombed. But when he reaches through, later, his arm comes out of the wall which has somehow returned.

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Chalkboard Bungle - S1-E65

Continuity mistake: When the Warners emerge from a sealed crate on Miss Flamiel's desk and start singing, Yakko instantly appears behind Wakko and Dot as soon as the shot changes.

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Continuity mistake: In an earlier season Caine takes a young Peter to a place in the temple and explains that his mother is buried there. However in the series finale he shows adult Peter a picture that someone took months ago and Caine tells Peter that the woman is his mother and he's going to find her.

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Fools Russian - S8-E5

Character mistake: Det. Baldwin Jones calls ADA Valerie Haywood Teresa.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: When Clark flies to see his parents for the first time, he is wearing a maroon shirt and jacket. When he lands at his parents farm he is still wearing his jacket and maroon shirt. In the next shot, he has taken his jacket off which now has a rip in the shoulder, as he enters the house his shirt is blue, and then in the following shot at the table having dinner his shirt is again maroon.

00:30:00 - 00:30:50

Mike Paul Wilson-Barrett
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Hello, I'm Your Mother - S2-E16

New this month Continuity mistake: In the opening scene Grace's coffee mug keeps changing position.

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Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Leo's son throws his watch against the wall, it breaks into several pieces, which bounce off a surface just below the camera frame (it's an odd look, but could be a table or the floor, as we don't see where on the wall the watch impacted) - then they fly off to the right. But in the next shot, most of the watch's pieces are falling to the floor, directly down, and in a group (the prop man simply held out his hand and dropped them into frame).

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Used Car/Bounty Hunters - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: In "Used Car", when Beavis and Butt-head first approach the car, it's in between two trucks, a white one and a brown one. At the end, the spot where the car was is now between a green car and the white truck.

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