Best TV other mistakes of 2005

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The Angel Maker - S4-E2

Other mistake: At the start, it's nighttime when the unsub hides in the house of the soon-to-be victim who goes to sleep when her alarm clock reads 'Tue 11:06', and then we see the time morph to 'Tue 1:13' when the victim is sound asleep, before the unsub comes out of the closet to kill her. However, the time on the clock should actually read 'Wed 1:13'.

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End of the Tunnel - S1-E13

Other mistake: When Michael climbs up the rope to get to the room below the infirmary, the rope is hanging from the manhole cover, but he still manages to lift the cover whilst hanging from it. In the next shot where he looks down the manhole, its clear that there is nothing other than the rope he could have held on to while lifting the cover. An impressive accomplishment, defying the laws of gravity. (00:38:00)

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Suggested correction: I disagree, in the earlier episode where Michael actually climbs out of the water and attaches the rope, when climbing up through the manhole cover he uses a lip to support himself first.

Yes but the point of the mistake is that Michael is solely hanging from a rope that is attached to the man hole cover. While his weight is on the rope, he managed to lift the manhole cover. The lip mentioned is created when the cover is lifted.

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The water at the correct level helps him to swim up and push the metal attached to the rope.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Other mistake: When the Doctor tells the Atraxi "Oh, you're not the first lot to have come here, there have been so many," one of the monsters shown from their scan of Earth is a group of Ood. Even if in one of their uprisings they attacked the Earth, it would have been in the far future. The Doctor has had no encounters with them on Earth, and he knows them to be peaceful, so why would they be amongst the aliens who have threatened the planet? The only Ood who has been to Earth at this point is Ood Sigma, and he didn't come to attack. In addition, a group of Hath is also shown. These aliens have never been seen on Earth at all. (00:53:30)

Captain Defenestrator

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Do Over - S5-E4

Other mistake: In the scene immediately after the opening credits, Jim is talking to Melinda on the phone. Right as he's hanging up, someone calls out "Dr. Clancy? Got a minute?", to which Jim waves in acknowledgement and starts up the stairs. (Jim's spirit has been in Sam Lucas' body since season 4 and in an earlier season 5 episode, his white coat is embroidered S. James Lucas, M.D). (00:09:15)

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Lucky - S1-E8

Other mistake: In the two scenes that occur at Lucky's base in Iraq, it is quite obvious the writers did not do much research about the Army in Iraq now, or the Army in general. Alcohol is not allowed on any US base anywhere in the Middle East during the current conflict, and this is true for all branches of the military. Even if Lucky did manage to procure contraband alcohol, he would not drink it openly, because an MP would arrest him within minutes. If he appeared in his Sergeant's tent drunk, he would be arrested, and severely disciplined, probably demoted. No one on a US base would be known as a habitual drunk, because anyone found drunk more than once would be either sent back to the states for rehab, or dishonorably discharged. Also, in the US Army, Sergeants are never addressed as "Sir." This is one of the very first things a new recruit learns at Basic Training, and it is drilled into him. It is extraordinarily unlikely that a soldier would slip up and call a sergeant "Sir" once, let alone repeatedly, as Lucky's buddy does. After the first time, the Sergeant would correct him.

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Frank's Brother - S7-E5

Other mistake: In the opening of this episode the screen reads "3:50pm On a Wednesday." When Gino (Frank's Brother) is reading the letters meant for Shadynasty, he says "Meet me at the airport, Friday, at 5:00, Terminal C." The gang and Gina then go along to the airport that very afternoon - a Wednesday - to try and meet Shadynasty and get her and Frank back together. And of course she is there, despite it being a Wednesday, not a Friday.

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The Southern Air Temple - S1-E3

Other mistake: When the gang is in the Hall of Statues of Past Avatars, Katara points out the avatar cycle pattern of statues and Aang zeroes in on Roku's statue. The earthbender avatar statue next to Roku is of an unknown man with a sword, not Kiyoshi. (00:12:50 - 00:13:35)

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The Woman in Limbo - S1-E22

Other mistake: Hodges and Angie find a piece of paper buried with Bones' mother and they tell Bones that the date of the movie is September 22, 1993. The ticket has two dates, September 22, 1993 and in two different places it says April 22, 1993. The Fugitive was released August 6th, 1993.

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight - S8-E18

Other mistake: At the beginning of the episode, when Meredith, Derek and Zola see the lion crossing the street in front of the car, the lion roars and it is clear that the lion is not missing any teeth. However, later in the episode, Richard removes a tooth that had gotten lodged in the male mauling victim's arm. The victim was the lion's owner and the attack happened in his house, so by the time the lion was out the tooth should already be missing.

Laura Ashley Keefer

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel - S1-E12

Other mistake: In the episode "Its a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel", when Esteban has his dream of becoming rich and London becoming his "Bell Girl", he calls the hotel "Hotel Esteban, but London's uniform still has a "T." When it cuts there is an "E" on the front desk.

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Provenance - S1-E19

Other mistake: In the scene where Sam, Dean and Sarah go to compare the painting to the earlier photo of it, Dean, noticing the changed position of the razor, says, "Jared, check it out." He is speaking to the character Sam. The actor's name is Jared. [Confirmed in cast interviews].

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Pandora's Box - S3-E19

Other mistake: In the opening sequence, Colby tells Helm at the airplane crash site that all of the passenger bodies have been moved to the L.A. Coroner's Office. However, later in the scene, there are shrouded bodies on the ground outside the command center tent.

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Episode #1.15 - S1-E15

Other mistake: Laura is in the security control room of the plant, and finds a Master Lock Console screen; she sees it has Biometric Scan access and comments to Rich "It's not a retina scanner. It works on biometrics." She then brings up a photo ID of an employee on the monitor, lifts up the scanner and places it against the monitor, to get access. Firstly, retinal scans ARE biometric. She should have said "It's not an iris scanner," which requires a physical eyeball to scan. Secondly, no monitor from the 2005 period would be high-resolution enough to fool a biometric scanner. (00:25:20)

David R Turner

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14 Chefs Compete - S6-E3

Other mistake: Dave injured his left wrist and it was placed in a black cast. Dave wears his watch on his right wrist and has the pen in his right hand as he is right handed. He is shown taking an order right handed, but in a closeup, the shot is reversed, showing him writing left handed and the cast on his right wrist. (00:25:46)

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Van Nuys - S5-E5

Other mistake: When Andy pulls his piece of meat out of the fondue pot it hasn't been cooked at all. The fondue obviously hasn't been turned on (in the next shot he sticks some meat in his mouth, which has been cooked and is smaller).

RoyT

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