Best TV mistakes of 1998

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Assaulted Nuts - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When Carrie phones Doug at IPS, Doug goes to press the button on the phone for the correct line, but doesn't press any and continues to talk to Carrie.

00:07:40

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The Importance of Being Phoebe - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is lying on the ground and is supposed to be unconscious, when Cole goes to pick her up you can see Phoebe throw her arms around his neck.

00:29:15

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So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd - S1-E47

Continuity mistake: When Team Rocket takes off in the boat, it sinks. Their pokeballs float away, and Jessie says "Arbok and Lickitung are floating away!" But she doesn't catch Lickitung until Princess versus Princess (Season 1, Episode 52).

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The caste system - S2-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Charlotte approaches Wyle in front of the fire extinguisher, the boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

00:10:40

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Continuity mistake: 1-13 "Mourning After": The blood Ashe smears on her face changes its pattern and consistency several times as the shots change.

00:36:00

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Factual error: In the intro theme, most of the cars in the background are newer then the set time period. About halfway, you see an at least 1997 Ford F-150 pickup drive by the left windows, not manufactured yet.

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100 Light Years From Home - S5-E19

Plot hole: At the end of the episode, Dawson is seated in the kitchen talking to Pacey in a normally loud voice. At the same time, Joey and Charlie are awake and talking in the pup tent in the living room, very close to the kitchen. Later in the Season we learn that Joey had no idea Dawson had driven down to Florida to see her, as apparently he left without seeing or talking to her. But being in such close proximity that morning; there is no way Joey would not have been able to hear Dawson's voice as he talked with Pacey. The living room was close enough to the kitchen, so it doesn't make sense that Joey wouldn't have known Dawson was there and if she did-she would have gone to talk to him.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jack holds his glass of water, he changes from holding the stem of the glass, to the actual bulbous part of the glass between shots.

00:13:40

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Continuity mistake: This race is called the Duct-Tape Death Match. Takumi and Shengo both have there right hands duct taped to the steering wheel. During one scene of the race, Tak's hand is no longer taped and resting casually on top of the steering wheel as opposed to the right side of it.

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Warrior Eternal (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kung Lao and Shang Tsung are preparing to fight each other at the tournament, watch Shao Kahn. He gets up off his throne, then it cuts to wide shot and he's sitting down again. Then it shows him standing up again only to go back to sitting down a fraction of a second later.

00:03:40

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The Powerpuff Girls Best Rainy Day Adventure Ever / Just Desserts - S2-E10

Plot hole: The children decided that they hated the Powerpuff girls in one day. Then how did they have supervillain costumes and a van? The mom said they had lots of time to prepare.

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Becker (1998)

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Cooked - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: When Becker offers Dr. Elizabeth a beer from his fridge there is an orange inside, when it cuts back to Becker the orange is gone.

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Kevin Burke's Day Off - S1-E22

Factual error: There is no megatron at Wrigley Field.

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Two Guys, a Girl and a Vacation - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: In Two Guys, a girl and a Vacation, Pete is drinking brandy with a man called Peter Faber. Peter Faber's glass is only a quarter filled, but a few shots later the glass is almost half full. It is impossible that he could have poured more into the glass, and the waitress couldn't have walked all the way down to the table in the few seconds it lasted for the angle to change.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Rachel and Adam first meet, their cars crash in the car park. In the shot where they both get out of their cars, you can see a dry patch of ground under Rachel's car, but the rest of the area is wet. Why would that space be dry, if Rachel just crashed and it isn't raining heavily at the time?

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7 Days (1998)

Crystal Blue Persuasion - S3-E15

Factual error: When Frank, Olga and he rest of the Back Step Team meet Commander (a Navy O-5 Rank) William Streck, he is dressed in a U.S. Air Force Uniform with the rank of Colonel (O-6).

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Blazing Paddles - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: When Pablo as the ping pong bandit takes Tyrone's paddle, Tyrone asks if he can play Pablo again so can get his paddle back. When Pablo walks into the frame, his skin clips out of his coat. This also happens when he does the "Bandit Slammit".

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Winning Through Intimidation - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Panik's Metal Guardian can be seen on the field several minutes before he actually plays it.

00:10:30 - 00:13:00

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Other mistake: During the first dozen or so episodes, during the opening credits, Onizuka is shown spray-painting a picture of a woman on a wall, with the words "Love" and "Piece" written next to her. Obviously, "piece" is a mistranslation, and the wrong spelling. The correct text should read "Love" and "PEACE."

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Visible crew/equipment: In the opening sequence, when Karl opens the door to his apartment, you can see the top of the set wall and the stage lights hanging above, in the corner of his living room.

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Sammo Blammo - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the bank, he has a bomb attached to him and an ex-bad guy handcuffed next to him, the handcuff is roughly a foot long, making the distance short between him and the guy next to him. Sammo fights a gang of thugs in the bank and does a swing round kick and his handcuff is detached or widens by 3-4 ft. The guy on the floor is rolling around to make it look like he is attached to Sammo, but is clearly not.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode "Fool's Gold" Debbie puts the fool's gold on top of the pail on her sculpture. The shot changes and it's gone, the next shot it's back.

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