Best TV character mistakes of 1997

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Dead Man's Party - S3-E2

Character mistake: When the zombies break into Buffy's house, she stakes one to check if it's a vampire. But she should know full well that it isn't a vampire as they all broke into her house without being invited.


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Touchstone - S2-E14

Character mistake: The team are finding out who could have stolen the weather device from Madrona and find an energy spike at the same time SG2 are on a mission. "But SG2's mission is galaxies away from Madrona" Says Teal'c. At this time the only missions the teams could go on was in our own galaxy and couldn't be galaxies away.


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The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish - S3-E1

Character mistake: The whole mystery kicks off when Creek sees a photograph of Alice Spearfish with her parents, and concludes that she is adopted because two people with brown eyes cannot have a child with blue eyes. An obsessive polymath like Creek must surely know that that is wrong. The genetics are complex and though uncommon it is entirely possible for a couple with grey or brown eyes to have a child with blue eyes - and the other way around.

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It's Christmas in Canada - S7-E15

Character mistake: In the first scene, the Broslofskis are lighting their hanukiyah. It is the first night, and the lone non-shamash candle is on the far left side as they look at it. However, Hanukkah candles are placed in the hanukiyah starting from the right.


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Stressed for Success - S8-E19

Character mistake: Ben Stein asks a chemistry question about -273° Kelvin. The problem is, the scientific community never uses the word 'degrees' when referring to Kelvin. The correct way to say it would have been, "-273 Kelvin is also known as what?" Also Kelvin cannot be negative since 0 kelvin (approx -273° Celsius) is absolute zero.

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Tracks: Part 1 - S11-E9

Character mistake: When Walker and Satch are in the car looking for Walker's son, Walker tells Satch his son is 17. Afterward, when they are out on the streets, Walker asks some people if they have seen his 18-year old son.


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