Best TV mistakes of 1993

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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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Bad Blood - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: I don't know if this is visible in all formats, but on the newest UK release on DVD, watching in widescreen, it's amazingly obvious. When Mulder recovers from the vampire attack, he gets up from the floor and breaks up a chair to make a stake. There is a shot of his feet as he smashes the legs off and bends to pick up a piece. In the bottom left hand corner of the screen, you can see a crew member's hand carefully and quickly placing a piece of wood on top of the pile for Mulder to pick up.

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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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The Honeymooners - S7-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Topanga carries Cory into the room you can see a crew member's hand triggering the doors to open.

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The Die is Cast (2) - S3-E21

Plot hole: Earlier in the season, it was established that the Jem'Hadar are genetically engineered to be loyal to the Changelings, meaning they will not deliberately harm them. With that in mind, the Changelings still care about Odo's well being despite his refusal to return to them. So why didn't the Lovok Changeling send a message to the Jem'Hadar ships to inform them that a Changeling was going to be on the runabout? Given that he took time to offer another chance to return to his people, you would think he'd take time to make sure he returned to the station safely.

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The Kid (2) - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Frasier and Roz are talking at her apartment, the mug that had been sitting on a tray moves off the tray and is sitting right on the table.

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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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Pilot (2 hrs) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Brisco is being hanged by the Mexicans and his hands are tied. When one of the bad guys shoots the rope and Brisco escapes, his hands are untied.

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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.

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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".

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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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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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La Behemoth - S1-E54

Continuity mistake: As Marita walks over to the washing machine with a stack of clothes, its round door opens automatically between shots.

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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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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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Wall of Sound - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Lois and Clark are checking out Lenny Stoke and Derek Camden on Lois' computer, you can see the computer screen showing the script for Lois in that scene.

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Fools Russian - S8-E5

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

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