Best TV factual errors of 2007

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The Bad Fish Paradigm - S2-E1

Factual error: Raj and Sheldon are watching TV in Raj's apartment and we hear music playing. Sheldon asks if the woman on TV was Aishwarya Rai to which Raj says yes and then they argue about her and Madhuri Dixit. The song playing was from the Bollywood movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai, but neither of them are in the movie - the lead actress was Ameesha Patel. (00:14:50)

Aditi Gupta
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Birds of a Feather - S1-E1

Factual error: Talking to Dresden, Bob refers to his first grimoire (a book of spells & magic). But the closed captioner, apparently unfamiliar with the term, has rendered the line, "My first Renoir," which, though amusing, makes no sense at all in the context of the conversation. (Refers to the aired version: the error was corrected on the DVD release.) (00:24:00)

Jean G
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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)

OneHappyHusky
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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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Marriage of Figaro - S1-E3

Factual error: When Draper is visiting the department store and they're walking up the stairs, a modern-day gray car (Mercedes Benz or SmartCar) is seen whizzing by in the background. (00:16:20)

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Factual error: In episode 2-7, "Elementary, My Dear Stacy", when they exit the London Eye, it stops. In real life, it does not.

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The Crazy Ten Minute Sale - S1-E1

Factual error: When we see Gigi and her gang walking down the hallway, their hair is blowing backwards behind them. Yet the fan is in the wrong position (behind them) and therefore their hair should be blowing forward.

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Factual error: Season 1, episode 1: When Ashley's Desert Eagle is empty, the slide doesn't lock open.

Grumpy Scot
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Katie And Emily - S3-E9

Factual error: When Emily holds up her phone to see Naomi is calling her, the date on the screen is Friday 10th of July- this takes place several days before the Love Ball. However on the posters for the Love Ball the date for it is Tuesday 30th of June.

Zoee
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Factual error: "iParty with Victorious" is shown after the episode "iOMG". The thing is, anything that happened in "iOMG" never happened in the episode "iParty with Victorious". "iParty with Victorious" should have been shown first, not "iOMG".

*BleuFever
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Gently Liberated - S8-E1

Factual error: As Bentley is shown round the control room of the plant there are modern LED light panels and modern health and safety stop buttons which would not have existed in the 1960s.

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Factual error: In a scene in "Chuck versus the Anniversary" (S04E01) that aired Monday September 20, 2010, Chuck is supposedly riding a Los Angeles city bus. But the buses pictured are NYC buses. (00:14:05)

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Series 5, Episode 2 - S5-E2

Factual error: Many of the Royal Navy details are completely wrong. The submarine captain's cap badge is not that of the Royal Navy. "Midshipman" Leonard wears the insignia of a chief petty officer. "Officer" (not a naval rank) Neal wears the insignia of a petty officer. "Officer" Shaw wears the insignia of an able rating. The Flag Office Submarines is depicted as a full admiral, whereas in fact he was a rear-admiral and the position no longer exists.

Necrothesp
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Hard Time - S4-E10

Factual error: When Fiona slips Michael a "key" during their kiss, Michael keeps it and no problem. In reality, all prisoners are searched thoroughly before returning to their cells. This includes a full oral search.

MasterOfAll
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Episode #5.5 - S5-E5

Factual error: At the pool party at the end of the episode, Asa Elliott is singing Gold by Spandau Ballet. Whilst he's singing, the shots change to different couples/families at the party. When Asa finishes the song, 5 minutes and 58 seconds have passed. The actual song is only 3 minutes 55 seconds.

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Nothing to Talk About - S2-E3

Factual error: In the opening scene Addison and Pete are running on treadmills side by side. They are seen increasing their speeds to 8 mph and above. Addison even had hers to 10.1 mph yet they are both still talking, smiling, and laughing easily. 10 mph is a very fast speed for humans and they would not be able to laugh or even speak at those speeds. (00:02:10)

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Series Two Episode Four - S2-E4

Factual error: The BBC One channel ident introducing the Six o'clock News is a real one, featuring swimming hippos, but in real life such a comical ident would never be used before a news bulletin.

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Sean Casey at the Bat - S3-E7

Factual error: The Dominator is shown parked in front of the Coyote Bluff Cafe. The caption shows "Rapid City, South Dakota". Problem is, the Coyote Bluff Cafe is located in Amarillo, Texas.

Grumpy Scot
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