Best TV mistakes of 2002

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Our Mrs. Reynolds - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Shepherd Book tells everyone about the electrical nets, Jayne says, "One day you're gonna tell us all how a preacher knows so damn much about crime." Shepherd then turns to leave. But in the immediate close up of him and Mal, he turns to leave again.

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Monk (2002)

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Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Character mistake: Season 3, episode 12, "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever": When Randy Disher is having Chinese food in his apartment with his new girlfriend, he gets a fortune stating that he is going to get money from his uncle. Randy says that he doesn't have an uncle. In Season 5, episode 14, "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm", Randy inherits a farm from his uncle who appears to have committed suicide, but was actually murdered.

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The Twin Factor - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Kim and Shego stop chasing Ron back in Drakken's lab Shego is wearing a purple apron, then the camera moves away Shego and Kim then comes back and Shego is not wearing a purple apron, then the camera moves away again and then comes back to her and now she is wearing the apron.

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Factual error: Foyle is subordinate to an Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, but Hastings had its own force (merged with other Sussex forces 1943-47) and the Met had no jurisdiction outside London.

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Continuity mistake: In "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?" During the scene where Naruto and Sasuke accidentally kiss, Naruto's whiskers are gone.

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Going Under - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: After Calleigh's Hummer is hit from the rear, it is shown going into the water with no visible damage to the front of the vehicle. After the first commercial break it is being pulled from the water with a dented and buckled hood.

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Episode One - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: In the Blankety Blank sketch,the village people person holds up a board saying "gay" on it, but when it switches to the long shot showing all the characters, it has changed to "massive bender". ""Massive bender" is part of another sketch involving Blankety Blank, so it's an editing problem.

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Landlord Almighty - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When George comes upstairs to his bedroom, he closes the door carefully behind him. Then he goes to look in the mirror for a moment, and when he heads back to his bed, the door is wide open.

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Sex - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Kath is following Kim up the stairs with her bags, when they stop half way up the stairs, the cameraman's shadow is visible on Kath.

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Victory for Humanity - S1-E19

Plot hole: At the beginning Sam stated that the missing teacher comes to work by subway every day. But in the flashback of his conversation with the drug dealer, he's about to get into his car.

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Factual error: In the episode "Mind Your Business," the saboteur sabotages Raven's business by pouring lots of kernels in the popcorn machine. However, the saboteur pours the kernels into the glass holding box instead of the pot, so the kernels would not have heated up enough to cause the popcorn mountain.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode "The N men", when Jimmy is in his lab, in the shot where the camera zooms into his eye, in the shot just before that shot, notice the digital clock on Jimmys counter. The seconds part jumps From The 30's to the 40's twice in two different shots.

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Ready to Scare - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When the gang arrives at the fashion show, they park the Mystery Machine at the end of the walk way. But when the head of the fashion show is shown, the Mystery Machine has vanished.

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Playing Tight - S3-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Dutch and Claudette are watching an interrogation video of the Margos with Armin Chorekian. Just before the scene changes, the boom mic bobs down into the shot above Armins' head for a split second.

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All Prologue - S2-E6

Factual error: The police "clone" the cargo dock's computer, as though it were a cell phone, so that they can watch all the cargo traffic and see when containers disappear. In reality, to "clone" a computer would simply make an exact copy of that computer's hard drive at a specific point in time. In order to see what is happening on a specific computer in real time, it is necessary to install some sort of spyware on the target machine.

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Cold Hard Truth - S3-E4

Factual error: When Johnny and Bruce are riding in the truck, listening to the 'shock jock', Bruce turns off the radio by turning the volume control on the left side of the radio. Johnny says he wants to hear it and turns the radio back on by turning the knob on the right, which is the tuning dial.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the introduction/theme song, as Tardy Turtle is receiving his diploma, you can see the head of Victor Yerrid (the puppeteer) under the character.

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Episode #12.1 - S12-E1

Character mistake: Both Jeremy Clarkson and his guest Sir Michael Parkinson identify "The Four Yorkshiremen" sketch - about four Yorkshiremen trying to outdo each other with their complaints about life - as a Monty Python sketch. It isn't. It is from "At Last The 1948 Show", presented by David Frost, and was first performed by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman, although Monty Python have often performed it.

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Life is a Cabaret - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Tracy wakes up from her dream, Cam goes to comfort her. One can see she is not wearing any rings, but when she closes the door, she is wearing the rings she wore in Tracy's dream.

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Looking For Love in All The Wrong Cages - S2-E9

Factual error: The zoologist tells Gavin that he is handling a deadly coral snake. The snake is red, with black and yellow stripes, which is indeed the coloring of the coral snake. However, the yellow bands are inside pairs of black, and only the black touches the red. "Red touch black, good for Jack. Red touch yellow, kills a fellow." This is a harmless milk snake.

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Pilot Episode - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode after Ephram's dad picks him up from school they arrive home and in a few shots there is no license plate on the car. It reappears a few scenes later.

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The Monsters Are on Maple Street - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: During the disturbance, the crystal punch bowl shatters, spilling glass and punch all over the table. Subsequent shots show the punch bowl still intact with no punch spillage.

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Living Statue - S2-E5

Factual error: When PC Plum picks up a set of keys from the table, Eadie McCredie claims they are her keys for her minibus. She drives an LDV Convoy minibus and the key is from a Vauxhall, a completely different design.

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Spooks (2002)

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Episode #3.3 - S3-E3

Audio problem: In a conversation with Colin, Zoƫ says "What is the point of it being able to do all this stuff if we can't see the results?" The camera then cuts away from her face, she continues "We need to find out who [name I won't embarrass myself by misspelling] is talking to." This line has been dubbed in, as it is said while the actress' face is off-screen and in a completely different tone of voice.

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Continuity mistake: In "Coach" (Season 3, Episode 7), Kate says that Mrs. Krupp's first name is Alice. However, in "CJ's Temptation" (Season 3, Episode 14) CJ says that Mrs. Krupp's first name is Mindy.

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Taken (2002)

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Factual error: In the opening sequences of the show, B-17s are over the Ruhr in August 1944, and yet they're being attacked by nothing but yellow-nosed BF-109E's. The yellow nose was discontinued at about the end of the Battle of Britain, and the "E" model was discontinued even before that.

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