Best TV mistakes of 2007

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100th - S7-E13

Continuity mistake: Timmy agrees to marry Russell because Timmy's work visa has expired and he will have to leave the country. However, in the season 5 episode "Double Down" Timmy states that he has been a US citizen for many years.

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Pop Me and We Both Go Down - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: In the episode "First Kiss," Justin has a girlfriend, Miranda. But in this episode Justin starts dating this new girl from his class, who's actually the same Miranda. This doesn't make any sense. How is she a new student and how could they just meet if they were dating eight episodes ago?

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The Countdown Reflection - S5-E24

Factual error: There is not a snowball's chance of Howard becoming an astronaut. He suffers from cardiac arrhythmia, something about which he is completely open. "Transient" or not this is easily detectable by a simple electrocardiogram, which is a fundamental part of the many medical examinations a potential astronaut will have to pass. He wouldn't even be allowed to start basic training. Note also that during his basic training he shows signs of severe stress and trauma which would inevitably trigger a cardiac episode. Even if it didn't the fact that he was falling apart at the seams would have him removed from the programme for his own good.

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Pandora - S3-E4

Other mistake: Cook and Effy manage to fall through Pandora's Mum's wardrobe, into the next door neighbor's bedroom. But this is not possible as the neighbors' houses are detached.

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Chuck Versus the Break-Up - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Morgan cuts the power to the home cinema room at Buy More and the angry black guy storms out, the circuit breaker box is still open. Yet, when he grab hold of Morgan a second later, the box has closed itself. (00:12:20)

Andreas Winnberg
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The Suitcase - S4-E7

Factual error: At the beginning of the episode, the male employees are all discussing James Bond. It is mentioned that 'James Bond goes underwater, he met a girl underwater'. This refers to the plot of the movie 'Thunderball' (it does not occur in the Thunderball novel, nor any novel or film prior to this). The main plot of this episode centres around the Sonny Liston VS Cassius Clay fight in May 1965, and 'Thunderball' was not released until December of that year.

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End Run - S3-E3

Audio problem: When Michael is forced to do "errands" for Brennen, they stop by Jonathan Carver's house to get numbers from him for a voice key. The code played back at the facility is 71348. He says "3" in a medium pitch (tone) at the house, but it is high pitched when played back at the facility; he says "8" in a medium pitch, and it's also high pitched later. And finally he says "9" in a low pitch and it's played back medium pitch. Also very obvious is the fact that Jonathan never says "1" or "7."

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Continuity mistake: In "IHeart Art", when Spencer is working and the dentist pushes back the tongue and his saliva sprays on Spencer, you can see that every time it switches back to Spencer, the wet stain on his shirt decreases in size.

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Episode #5.2 - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Michael is street dancing towards the end of the episode, about 5-10 seconds into the routine (as he's shuffling his feet on the floor) look just above the table on the right hand side of the screen. You can easily see a camera crew behind the table.

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Dude, We're Gettin' the Band Back Together! (Part 1 & 2) - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: During the song at the end, there is a zoomed out shot of the entire crowd. You can see Phineas and Candace both screaming with their hands in the air, their eyes closed, and Phineas is not holding a camera. When the camera instantly cuts to a close up of them, both of them have their mouths closed, their hands down, their eyes open, and Phineas is holding a camera.

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Seventeen Candles - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: Cameraman reflected on Chuck's limo when he encounters Blair by the church.

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Series 5, Episode 2 - S5-E2

Character mistake: Referring to the US, Russian and Chinese governments, the admiral says that "Washington, Moscow and Shanghai" have been informed. The capital of China is Beijing.

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Down for the Count - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Dougie and Cindy are discussing the raking while Cindy is knitting, the amount of finished cover varies when the shot changes.

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Episode 8 - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: In the scene where the king and his entourage are walking through the crowd, someone in the crowd (right side) is wearing a watch on his left hand while applauding.

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Things That Go Bump - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: A recycled shot from an earlier episode causes Bob to enter the room wearing one costume and then suddenly be wearing another when he turns to begin his scene with Dresden and co. (00:11:50)

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Pie-lette - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Ned walks upstairs to check on the lady before the bad guy gets killed, behind him is a circular window. A reflecting light can be seen in the window along with what looks to be a boom microphone.

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Friendly Skies - S1-E2

Factual error: When Dan goes into the machine for his MRI a light switches on just as his head enters the machine. MRIs have soft muted lights already in the machine (so technician can see the patient via cameras) they want you to rest and be calm to avoid claustrophobia, there are no bright lights. I have had 5 different MRIs in 4 different machines in 2 different states, all were the same. (00:02:00)

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Pooh's Double Trouble / Eeyore Sleeps on It - S1-E19

Factual error: The letters and symbols on the characters' reflections in the mirror look like their regular counterparts, when they're supposed to be in reverse.

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Episode One - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Gavin and Stacey arrive at Mick and Pam's house in the Saab, the car stays on the drive. A few minutes later, Bryn appears in his Citroen into the same place on the drive and the Saab has moved to the space in front of the house.

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Sky: Part 1 - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: The baby carrier little Sky is in as the group heads towards the car changes between takes. When they are walking down the driveway, it is open, and Sarah Jane quickly closes it when Gita comes up. Gita opens the carrier, to discover the baby, and Sarah Jane closes it again. There is more dialogue and Gita goes back to cooing at the baby. When did the carrier open again? Then the car alarms go off and if you look closely, you can see it's closed again, which is confirmed when the baby is handed off to Clyde.

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