Best TV plot holes of 1999

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Underage Peter - S14-E14

Plot hole: They're in the Clam complaining that they can't drink when they make the revelation that Brian can because he's technically 56. But Quagmire should be able to drink, as in a much earlier episode, he's revealed to be over 60.

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SpongeBob Meets the Strangler / Pranks a Lot - S3-E20

Plot hole: In "Pranks A Lot", Patrick and SpongeBob scare Sandy. When Sandy runs, gets into her rocket and flies away. When she moved bubbles appeared meaning there's water in her tree house. There's no water in there in other episodes because she's a land animal and breathes air.

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Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office - S2-E1

Plot hole: In this episode Tony tells Janice that he has just put their mother's house on the market. In season one, the house had already been sold.

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Bad Moon Rising - S2-E19

Plot hole: In Season 1, Episodes 5&6, it's mentioned several times that Zoey is already 19 a few weeks before she starts college. Yet in this episode, Charlie points out to Leo and the President later tells Oliver Babbish that Zoey was 17 when she was filling out her enrollment forms for college, therefore a parent had to sign them. These are enrollment forms, not application forms - it's extremely unlikely that they were filled out over a year before she started school.

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Plot hole: When both Gwen and Eve were in prison in January of 2005, Ethan was trying to get Theresa (whom Gwen had stabbed in the back) to drop the charge of attempted murder so that Gwen would be able to leave the prison. At the same time, Eve was being charged with three attempted murders, including that of Julian in 2001. But Julian loves Eve, and they have reconciled any differences they had three years ago, so why doesn't he also have the option to drop one charge of attempted murder?

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Fry and the Slurm Factory - S2-E4

Plot hole: Fry, Leela, and Bender all went downward several feet when the slurm river goes through the pipe, yet are still level with the fake slurm factory that they were in before.

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Plot hole: In the episode "10,000 Steps," the parents from Amy's case say they adopted their first son Daniel when he was 3 because they thought they couldn't have biological children. Howeve,r the birth of their other son Seth proved that theory wrong. But Daniel is 13 and Seth is 12, so when Daniel was 3, Seth would have been 2 already.

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Why We Fight - S5-E13

Plot hole: In the flashbacks, there is hardly any use of language from the 1940s.

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Witch College - S1-E5

Plot hole: At the end of the episode when Tommy has change the witches into little statues, he's a werewolf. Then he runs to Stacey and changes back. However, in Hello Nasty it takes a Haiku from Merton to change Tommy back.

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Plot hole: When the DigiDestined return to the real world, Izzy states that only a few minutes have passed by despite the weeks that have elapsed in the DigiWorld. However, in an earlier episode, Tai returns to the real world for hours and upon his return to the DigiWorld, only a few weeks have passed by.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Plot hole: In the lab when Liz makes the slides of her cheek cells and the cells from Max's pencil, the first time she doesn't add stain and the second time she does. If she's going to be a molecular biologist she really ought to learn to apply techniques consistently. (00:07:30)

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Smoking Gun - S1-E2

Plot hole: Lori managed to get to the bunker through the elevator because the modern board was still replaced by the antique one. But that implies that she was able to call the elevator as normal. And if people can just call the elevator back but the normal control board has been replaced, then they wouldn't be able to use the elevator as normal, creating quite a problem in a huge hotel. Sydney earlier was not able to switch the board back to the normal one since she went out from a (mysterious?) exit/entrance, so this situation makes no sense.

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Plot hole: In series 5 episode 13 where Jim Fenner frames Karen Betts, the CCTV footage shows this to be July 2003. Yvonne Atkins is killed a few episodes later. In season 7 episode 10 it is said to the be the 1 year anniversary of Yvonne's death, placing this as sometime after July 2004, yet Jim Fenner's tombstone shows a death date of 12th July 2005. In series 7 episode 1 Tina O'Kane sets fire to a clothes shop and is sent to Larkhall, where in series 8 episode 7 it is said she has served 4 months on remand and set free. But in series 7 episode 11, Neil Grayling tells police that Jim Fenner has only been in the post for a few months. The time periods of all of these events cannot be reconciled.

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Her Negotiation - S14-E24

Plot hole: Although William Lewis burns his fingertips in an attempt to avoid identification, the Special Victims Unit could have identified him early on by examining the remaining unburned area of Lewis' hands, and in good police procedure still record the newly scarred fingerprints, as these new scars actually make his fingerprints more unique. His scarred fingerprints would still be at Alice's apartment crime scene, and during the trial at the end of the episode the prosecution would still have a strong argument for placing Lewis at Alice's apartment, even if the DNA evidence is thrown out because of alleged cross contamination.

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