Best TV revealing mistakes of 2005

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Hell House - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: Dean gets his phone and snaps a picture of Sam when he's asleep. You see his phone take the picture but the screen is then white, showing he didn't really take a picture.

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The Sunshine State - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sarah crashes into the agent's buggy, you see they have been replaced with dummies. When the car first hits, you see one of the dummies fall out, but they are both seated in the next shot. Also you see that it is not Sarah driving but a man. (00:36:50)

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The Naked Truth - S7-E2

Revealing mistake: While showing the clip of Marshall streaking the first time, you can see thumbnails for videos of him streaking in New York. Those videos were created later that day and could not already be posted. One also shows a woman in yellow and appears to be a retake of the scene. (00:06:15)

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Dalek - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When they show the soldiers killed by the Dalek, in both the hallway outside the cage and the large room in weapons testing, they show some casings which were ejected from the soldiers' guns. The casings still have projectiles in them. If used, they would have been in magazines and would never fall out like they are shown.

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Brutus - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: Davis, the psychiatrist, is the second man to be killed. Although he was shot at five times, only the first two wounds, which are the highest, give blood, while the lower and later three do not.

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All That Remains - S8-E14

Revealing mistake: When Agent Hotchner receives a text from JJ while interviewing the suspect, it is actually a screenshot. You can see Camera Roll in the upper left hand corner, "2 of 2" where JJ's name should be, and the Share/Play/Delete banner at the bottom. It is covered by Agent Hotchner quickly tapping on the screen to clear the banners. (00:16:15)

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Secrets - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: It is strange that the news coverage at the beginning of this episode is able to cover the story from all angles in such rapid succession: from the helicopter straight to the ground, then even a close-up of the goon atop the crystal mount Diamondhead traps him on.

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Revealing mistake: The flags on Tipton hotel you see almost every episode never move; they're animated.

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Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: In episode number 9 of the first season, "Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids", Valerie receives a call from Juna saying that she is required at the studio for filming. She rushes there, and when she opens the white door to enter the studio, there is a plastic sign on the door saying, "The Comeback". Seeing as Valerie's Comeback show is not solely filmed in the same studio as "Room & Bored", it has to be advertising the real show with Lisa Kudrow, and therefore shouldn't be in shot. (00:22:05)

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Night Out - S4-E11

Revealing mistake: When Toby announces that he's moving to Costa Rica, he gets up and goes to hop the fence. He moves out of frame and when the camera goes back to him, he's been replaced by a stunt double, which can be seen as the double's face is visible after he's scaled the fence. (00:17:15)

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The Reckoning - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: When Allison is "seeing" the Massey house going up in flames, James flinches when the painting falls off the wall behind him, even though it is only supposed to be happening in Allison's vision.

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Revealing mistake: Kevin McKidd's Scottish accent appears every now and then. For example in episode six, "Egeria", when he says that Marc Antony "negotiates with a whore and a dwarf at his side".

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Mother and Child in the Bay - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Bones and Booth are driving in his SUV talking about Abraham in the Bible, you can see that Bones' side window is lowered almost all the way down, but her hair is perfectly still and not being blown around as it normally would be.

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Stannie Get Your Gun - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: While Hayley is throwing up into the bin, you can hear the sound of it going into the bin. However, you can see nothing is actually going into the bin while she is doing it.

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Hundred Dollar Baby - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: During the training montage, right as Mac is about to smash the bottle over Charlie's head, you can see Charlie stop what he's doing about a half-second before being hit, and brace himself for the impact, despite not being able to see it coming. This is confirmed on the DVD commentary.

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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: When Derek Shepherd tells Meredith about his wife cheating you see Meredith Grey standing by her car and you can hear and see the rain all around the trailer, while Derek Shepherd is sitting on his porch under an overhang. Before Meredith sits down you can see rain hitting the hood of her car. When Meredith sits next to him she is completely dry. When she goes back to her car the camera does a close up and she is still completely dry even though her car is covered in rain drops and you can see the rain in the background. (00:37:10 - 00:39:40)

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The Gravesitter - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: When Melinda goes to Justin's dorm room to speak to him after he dies, the camera pans to his body on the bed and you can see that it's a body double. (00:24:50)

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Revealing mistake: When Caitlin gets pushed down by the guy stealing her scooter, she hits her head on a rock and blacks out. The 'rock' is seen compressing from its foam design. (00:10:30)

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Shinin' - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: During the "Cribs" segment, when Flonominal is in the hot tub, Riley is behind him moving around oddly, like a paper puppet, as if the creators forgot to animate him.

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Revealing mistake: In Episode 404, "Sweet Johnny", the air mattress embedded in the ground that cushions their fall, and the curly hair and face of the stuntman for Earl are quite obvious when Earl and Sweet Johnny hit the ground.

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