Best TV mistakes of 2004

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Plot hole: When Zach Young's grandfather died, Zach was said to be the sole heir of the fortune. However, Noah Taylor (the grandfather) had a daughter that appeared several times while Mike Delfino was looking for Deirdre. Where was Kendra Taylor while Zachary Young was spending Noah's fortune on dresses for Gabrielle Solis? Why didn't she claim her share? She simply disappeared.

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Numbers - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When Hurley is at the new house, after his mom hurts her ankle, he reaches into the car window to get the cell phone. When he begins to dial, the cameraman's arm moving about is reflected in the back chrome of the side view mirror. (00:12:10)

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The Mean Teacher - S1-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. Hafer keeps Drake back after class, there is a long shot and Drake says, "What is this about?" At this point you can see a fluffy red boom mike between Drake and Mrs. Hafer.

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Role Model - S1-E17

Factual error: House and Foreman tell the Senator that he has toxoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus. Toxoplasmosis is actually caused by a protozoan parasite.

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Looking Back - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Dana comes back from spending the night with her manager, Alice pushes Jenny and runs and dives in bed. You can see a good shot of a camera man in the mirror.

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Raging Bull - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Phil has Myron pushed against the lockers and the sunglasses are on, one scene shows that they are not on his ear. In the next scene when they show Myron the sunglasses are placed perfectly on his ear.

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Emergency - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: When the ambulance is hanging over the cliff, in the wide shot you can see the cable holding the ambulance safe. (00:50:40)

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Strange Days - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When the guys are talking to Ari via cell phone from their black SUV, if you look at the black area between the front and back windows, you can see the reflection of the camera filming the scene from outside the vehicle.

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Clara's Dirty Little Secret - S1-E2

Audio problem: Season 1 Episode 2: "Clara's Dirty Little Secret".When Princess Clara and her Evil Stepmother make up, the latter thanks Clara before the scene switches to the Confession Room. When she says 'Thank you', her lips do not move.

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The Story Begins - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Cassie is in the headmaster's office, her red pencil case keeps changing position from being held up clutched to her chest with her folder, to being in her lap.

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The Fall - S1-E17

Plot hole: The CSIs catch a murder suspect putting down a drink can when reviewing security footage of a robbery, and immediately realise they didn't see it at the scene so assume one of the first cops on the scene must have removed it. Thing is though, the murderers shot out the security camera before the actual shooting occurred, meaning there was loads of time off-camera for the killers to take the can with them, but the CSIs never even consider this - they jump to the conclusion a cop took it even though there's no actual evidence for that.

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Del 6 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Erik enters his father's office the clock on the wall shows 5.10pm. After they have been talking for a couple of minutes the clock still shows 5.10pm.

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Like a Virgin - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When the video of Kimmy plays on the school announcements, and she talks about Duncan being hung up on Veronica, there is a cut to Duncan reacting with raised eyebrows in the foreground, while Veronica can be seen in the background with a passive expression. Then it cuts to a close-up of Veronica having a visible reaction with her whole face falling. But since Veronica and Duncan were reacting to the same thing, Veronica's reaction should have been visible in the first shot as well.

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Joey and the Premiere - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Joey is talking to Brody. He has a cup in his left hand, then when the shot changes, it's in his right. (00:05:50)

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Rising (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When they first arrive on Teyla's planet, the DHD is close to the gate. When the wraith attack, the DHD is much further from the gate.

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Factual error: In episode 17 there are some scenes showing sick 4400s all around the world. One of them is being carried into an ambulance car in Frankfurt, Germany. The ambulance car's number plate begins with the letters FM meaning Frankfurt am Main. The correct abbreviation for Frankfurt am Main on German number plates is F - not FM.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the episode "Head over Heels," twice you can see the cameras mounted on the walls that are used to film this series. The first one is during the cross-examination of Miss Morris and the second time is during the defence summing-up.

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Sheila - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Dennis Leary and Michal J. Fox are at the bar, the shot Michael J. Fox has changes from being empty to partially full between shots, multiple times.

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Pahtay - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Maria talks about wanting to throw the vase to the floor, the vase changes between shots. When she eventually throws it to the floor it's the original vase. This was most likely done due to a retake that had to be shot after the original vase was thrown to the floor and destroyed.

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She Drives Me Crazy - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Tommy and Jude are composing a song, Jude's head is turned to the side in a wide shot. In the following close-up shot, her head is staring straight up and not turned to the side.

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