Best TV mistakes of 2000

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Red Dress - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Dewey yells for Lois because the bow was put on the present, if you look to the left of Lois, you will see a crewmember kneeling down, handing Lois the red dress, who is holding a bucket of water. He quickly gets out of the camera's view. [This is on the DVD of the first season. Someone said on the audio commentary that after catching it, they deliberately left it in to see if anyone would spot it. It's still a mistake, but that's why it's there.]

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Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers - S1-E16

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Rory asks Lorelai to call Emily to get her out of Friday Night Dinner so she can celebrate her and Dean's 3-month anniversary, a boom mic drops into the shot as Lorelai stands to get the phone. (00:07:05)

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Factual error: In a number of episodes people are shown eating and drinking in the laboratories. For instance, in "Miss Willows' Regrets" Nick and Greg are seen eating fried chicken in the lab, and in "Overload" Sara eats a sandwich while watching Grissom experiment with her deli pickle. There are other examples. No reputable laboratory (which this is supposed to be) would allow its staff to eat or drink while in the lab. It is basic scientific protocol to prevent contamination of samples or the person picking up toxins on their food.

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Bully for Ben - S9-E1

Revealing mistake: S9 E1 "Bully For Ben": When Ben hits the punch bag sideways, it's easy to tell that someone is controlling the punch bag as it never slows down.

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The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: In season 4, episode 5, Marty Funkhouser is speaking at his father's testimonial. During his speech, he says that his mother died 10 years ago. However this episode is based around Funkhouser's mother's sudden death despite the fact that Marty previously claimed that she died more than 10 years earlier.

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Manny Come Home - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Simon Pegg's character shouts at Manny as he is picking up a muffin, and he slams it onto the desk, smashing it and making a large messy pile of crumbs. The shot changes, then changes back so you can see the muffin (in the same scene) and it is a perfectly formed, whole muffin with no crumbs around. Then when Fran shows up and Pegg's character leaves, the muffin is back to being a messy mound.

Gary O'Reilly
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Episode 119 - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: Ted asks whether anyone wants to see the new Matt Damon film and then takes the fork to his mouth. Right then the angle changes and the fork is suddenly down and he is repeating the movement.

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Secret World of Girls - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Beans walks into the room Louis' hands are tied in his lap. In the next shot of Louis, his hands are tied behind the chair.

Conine
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Mainstream - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Kitty goes to get a midnight snack, her hair is down. But a few shots later, her hair is up in a ponytail.

Phoebe
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Pineapple Chunks - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: The boom mike is reflected many times in people's sunglasses, especially Kylie's.

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Flushed - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Logan goes looking for Max at Jam Pony, as he starts talking to Normal there is a woman in a blue jacket with a black-and-yellow bike helmet walking behind him. She travels past the group and can be seen heading for the lockers behind OC and Sketchy. After Normal says, "I can't help you," the same woman walks behind Logan again, going the same direction. (00:16:55)

Phoenix
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Do No Harm - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: The Councilwoman who is waiting for Dana Stowe is talking on her phone in the waiting room, but she is holding the cell phone upside down.

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Exposed - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: The establishing shot of the Agency's headquarters building zooms in on 3 tall, narrow windows recessed into a brick wall. We then cut to an interior view - of several wide, continuous windows without any recesses. They don't match the exterior windows at all. (00:07:30)

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Bus Of The Undead - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Shake, Frylock, and Meat Wad return from Memphis, they notice the door of their house has been ripped out and knocked onto the yard (Meat Wad even makes a comment about it). But as they walk inside to Mothmonsterman, the door is back on the hinges were it should be.

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Factual error: At the end the Moose says his name is Marlon, but in the episode "Project A, for Astral" he was called Melvin.

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Delenda Est - S3-E11

Revealing mistake: When Dylan and Tyr head to a bridge where supposedly the power source is located as well as Rommie, they start to cross the bridge. As the camera is facing Dylan and Tyr, the next scene two aliens teleport in. Rewind the video to facing Dylan and Tyr and play in slow motion. Watch the bottom portion of the screen and notice the top portion of one of the alien's head go into the camera as if the aliens walked into position for the teleportation.

Joseph Z
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Each To His Own - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: This occurs in the episode "To Each His Own." Near the end when the gang is eating chili cheese fries, the fries change from half chili half cheese to all chili, back to half and half.

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Continuity mistake: In "The Owner's Suite series," when Tom Warner is talking to Gray Davis about which drink was his, and which belongs to Mr. Davis, Tom takes the straw out of the glass, blows in it, and lays it on the counter. In the next shot the straw is back in the glass.

Ian Mugford
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The Best Years of Your Death - S1-E3

Plot hole: In the chapel, you can see the heads of those who tried to cross Harriet (the mad matron) preserved in formaldehyde. How did she get hold of so much of it? Wouldn't her husband or the headmaster be suspicious?

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Other mistake: If you look on Disk Three, in the Features section, select "Behind the Tunes", you'll see three titles: "Too fast, too furry-ous", "Blanc Expressions", and "Merrie Melodies: Carl Stalling and Cartoon Misic". Misic? Just to be sure I unloaded the DVD player software and rebooted. Nope, still there. How did THAT get past quality control? Should be "music", in case you're wondering.

Kevin Provance
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