Best TV mistakes of 2003
Character mistake: Lucas is seen placing flowers on Keith's tombstone, which states he died on January 23, 2006. In the next shot Lucas places a single flower on the grave of Jimmy Edwards, who died the same day and in the same scene as Keith, yet his tombstone states that he died on March 1, 2006.
Continuity mistake: When Lindsay has just returned home and is placing the flowers she has bought into a vase, we see her remove the flowers from the shopping bag and place them on the kitchen worktop. A few shots later, the flowers have moved back into the bag and we see Lindsay remove them again.
Continuity mistake: During the film "Left foot, Long foot" when he's being interviewed for Inside Chappelle's Show Studio , you can see a bit of blood on the top right of his forehead after he gets up after slipping on the skateboard. In one of the following shots when he is looking around at the crowd applauding him you can see the blood is now down by his nose. The next shot it back up the top of his forehead and the following shot its even further down his nose than before.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Rube shakes hands with the animal protesters, he is not wearing the trash bag while shaking their hands. He is wearing the trash bag immediately before and after.
Continuity mistake: In the episode, "Year of the Tiger" when Danny is driving Mr. Zhao in his convertible at night, you can really see that the background is a bad fake and since even though Danny is driving with the top down, his hair and clothing does not get ruffled at all by the wind.
Plot hole: Throughout the series, auxiliary characters are always far too willing to give all kinds of information to Tru. Doctors and registrars constantly give her privileged information about patients and students. Tru is often able to retrieve information like addresses and phone numbers from people's service and utility companies, when normally you must verify your own information before they will even talk to you about your account. Of course there can't be an episode if Tru doesn't quickly find the person who asked for her help, even though she doesn't usually know much more than their name, but it's still a bit conspicuous.
Continuity mistake: After Amanda calls Angelica to tell her that she can't make it to her party, she takes her RSVP card from the "Yes" box to the "No" box. The problem is, the check mark on the card magically changes from being by the yes to being by the no without anyone touching it.
Continuity mistake: When Fast Eddie jumps over the road block and comes crashing down you can see from the severity of the landing that the front left side of the vehicle is seriously damaged as is probably the rest of the front of the vehicle. However when the camera shows the shock on the Officers faces of what's taken place and then pans back as Fast Eddie drives away, his car shows no damage whatsoever.
Add timeTobin OReilly
Visible crew/equipment: When Christian and Merrill are getting ready to watch the fights at Christian's home; just after Christian hands over the remote and stands to go change you can see part of a crew member standing behind his chair on the right of the screen.
Visible crew/equipment: In the episode where Nicole throws bleach onto the pool table, the scenes before they go out on the town take place inside the household. The camera spends time moving through the house and you can see a cameraman (with a camera) standing in the background and quickly move away. While the camera is moving through the house looking at the floor it passes over a box of equipment and a boom mike.
Factual error: When they first assault the city, the Greeks construct catapults. Only problem: catapults were invented at 400 - 300 BC, i.e. about 800 years later; and the first models looked similar to giant crossbows. The one-armed onager and similar types (as seen here) were a later Roman invention.
Continuity mistake: In the episode "Assinanny," Colonel Gathers says to Brock Samson, "You're not in the Marines anymore." But in the earlier episode, "Past Tense," after the credits, there is a flashback to college again and Brock says, "I'm off to join the Army"
Add timeSebastian Kaldwell
Continuity mistake: Episode 1-22, Kansas v. Tom's Parents. In the opening sequence where Tom and Susan is attending a party, watch the glasses and their contents. In some shots Tom is holding one glass in his left hand, in other shots he's holding it in his right. In another shot he's holding two glasses. The number of olives in the glasses also changes between shots.
Plot hole: In their previous encounters with the Triceratons, the Turtles had to learn the hard way that the Triceratons breathe not oxygen but a combination of nitrogen and sulfur, which is detrimental to most Earth lifeforms, and thus had to wear special rebreathers. When the Turtles, Splinter, April and Casey enter Zanramon's throne room along with Traximus, none of them wear any breathing equipment to protect themselves from the hostile atmosphere.
Continuity mistake: Jamie and Adam are shooting at Police badges to see which one would potentially stop a bullet. When they get to the third badge, it is held up to the camera. It says 'Jamie Hyneman' on the badge. The badge is then shot, and shown again to the camera. This time the engraved writing on the badge has changed to 'Adam Savage'.
Add timeMr Manchester
Continuity mistake: When Mark and Matt go into the changing rooms, after the workout, Matt is getting ready to shower. While Matt is talking to Mark, Mark puts a jumper on, but when he reaches into his locker to get his bag out, he is no longer wearing his jumper, until he puts his bag on his back.