Best TV mistakes of 2008

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Box Cutter - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Hank is on his laptop bidding on a mineral on 'Mineral Emporium', the address bar shows 'C://.' which means the web-page is in his own documents on his laptop. No way he can bid on a mineral if it's not online!

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The Gungan General - S1-E12

Plot hole: In the previous episode, "Dooku Captured," we see the pirates drug the Jedis' drinks, but we then see them swap their mugs with the ones next to them. We even see those pirates passed out as the camera pulls back, just before the credits. How then are Obi Wan and Anakin captured at the opening of this episode if they changed drinks? Obi Wan even says, "We were drugged."

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Thorpe Park - S1-E3

Factual error: The same number plate can be seen on two different vehicles in this episode. The registration M483LTH can be seen on the hearse and then on Simon's car when parking. No two vehicles in the UK will ever share a number plate.

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Factual error: The Audi Quattro used throughout the show has single unit rectangle type headlights. These type of headlamps were not used until the 1983 model year for that car. The earlier type were of four smaller separate square headlights.

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Broke 'N' Yo-Yo - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: In the final scene where Cody is in the finals for A Yo-Yo competition, Zack's towel gun (which he uses to get towels to people) malfunctions and sends towels flying. Look closely and you'll see that the number of towels in the gun is not decreasing. It's obvious that the flying towels are fake.

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And Those We Left Behind - S4-E6

Plot hole: The very ending scene where Peter (in this version died in the ice as a boy so Walter's wife never met him) takes off some of the dust covers then picks up a toy airplane. The toy airplane he got as a child from ... Walter's wife when she was trying to placate him in an earlier episode for trying to run "home". This toy airplane wouldn't have been his as a child in this version of the universe.

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To Thine Own Self - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Jax and his crew meet up with a Hispanic gang to sell them guns and are outnumbered, they run in the station wagon. The run the station wagon through a gate and roll it, destroying the front end, but magically the station wagon's front end appears with little damage afterwards.

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Samson & Delilah - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Ep. "Samson and Delilah" - All shots of the Jeep Cherokee prior to it crashing (and during the process of flipping over) show that it wears factory-optional silver steel wheels of a 'star' style. But as the wreck settles upside-down, it's wearing plain steel wheels (like those found under full wheel covers or on a spare tire).

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Cold Ground - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Sookie is eating Adele's pie, the amount of pie on the fork keeps changing between shots.

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Li'l Orphan Happy/Body Rockers - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In "Li'l Orphan Happy" when Ben makes his mom the tuna salad, it has lettuce around it, but in the close-up the lettuce disappears. When it gets zoomed-out on, the lettuce is back.

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Factual error: Any time FBI agents enter Mexico, they are always armed. Mexican law prohibits U.S. Agents from bringing weapons into Mexico.

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Murdoch.com - S2-E10

Factual error: Enid, the telegraph operator, exclaims that "He is sending an SOS." However, in the 19th century, distress calls did not include the letters "SOS," It was not until the early 20th Century that SOS was chosen as the international distress call.

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Episode 1 - S1-E1

Factual error: The camera starts out-of-focus looking down a crowded sidewalk full of background actors in period clothes and hairstyles (1973). As the camera racks into focus, Sam is walking toward the camera with many awnings visible in the background - a large blue one reads "24 Hr ATM". Though versions were invented prior to 1973, they didn't come into wide usage until the mid-to-late-80's and certainly weren't available in East Village bodegas at the time of this episode.

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Factual error: This series uses a beautifully-rendered CGI sequence of New Amsterdam C. 1650 morphing into New York City of the present day. The Native American tribe we see at the start of the sequence, however, never inhabited the New England area. They look more like the Lakota plains tribes seen in Dances With Wolves. The North-Eastern tribes didn't build teepees as seen here, either. The dwellings should be longhouse wigwams made of wood.

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Triumvirate of Terror! - S3-E8

Plot hole: At the Amazonian contest, the stadium is full packed with people spectating the event. When Joker attacks their queen and Wonder Woman, they do nothing. No panic, no revolt, no riot, not even a sound. Yet Joker just knocked out their queen, turned the other Amazonian warriors to his side with Joker Gas, and took out Wonder Woman, all in front of them.

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Iron Forged in Fire: Part One - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Obadiah walks in Howard’s office, complaining that Howard rejected his proposal to repurpose the Earth Movers for military application, he is holding a folder in his hand marked confidential. There is a white label on it, and the tab is towards the upper right corner near his head. A few shots later, the folder is completely turned around, the white label and confidential stamp facing the other direction, with the tab by his legs now.

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Gary Breaks Up His Ex-Wife and Girlfriend - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Gary asks Vanessa if she really has a cheerleader uniform, the bag which was on her right shoulder suddenly appears on her left one.

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Continuity mistake: The Army Humvee arrives in Piedmont and finds the townsfolk all dead. The timecode on the truck's video recording is 22:13 hours. When the team gathers to learn of the situation, they are shown this video. The General then presents a video he says is 2 hrs later, the view from the drone with infrared film. The time code on this, is 3:15. Both were shot in the same place, and both would be local time, so the time is wrong. More to the point, the original drone footage did not have any timecode on it.

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Continuity mistake: The two vials are identified as Valerian sleeping potion (clear liquid) and Henbane (yellow liquid, deadly poison). Gwen pours the yellow liquid in the king's cup, but it's supposed to be the Valerian potion used here that puts the king to sleep. Gwen later dumps the sleeping potion into his ear when it should have been the poison. Then at the end when the Merchant identifies the 2 vials he identifies the yellow as Valerian and the clear vial as Henbane.

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The Stork Job - S1-E6

Deliberate mistake: When filming the fake movie with Sophie playing the nun, many holes are made in the door, but when she slowly kneels to the ground, there isn't a hole behind her, so it seems like she's been miraculously saved. But as the scene continues, the nun starts to bleed and dies. Technically, they couldn't safely put a squib that close to her.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mary talks to Bobby D at the crime scene, her hair moves back and forth over her left shoulder between shots throughout their conversation.

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A Knight In Shining Armor - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kitt's on fire, before getting back to the HQ, we see a shot of the main HQ screen, and towards the bottom left is a screen with a picture of Kitt and green writing reading "Fire extinguished".

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Containment - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, when the bad guy is preparing the syringe of small pox, he follows the usual method of tapping out any air in the tube - when he is shown injecting himself, a large air bubble is back in the syringe (which would probably kill him quicker than the smallpox).

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Paraíso perdido - S1-E13

Audio problem: During Brenda Yamilet's TV performance a mismatch of lip movements and speech can be seen several times.

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Factual error: Throughout the mini-series, the First Recon Marines use AN/PAQ-4 laser sights, when in reality they used the AN/PEQ-2 laser. Another error is that they are using (according to them) AAA batteries for the sights, while both sights actually run on AA batteries.

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Heal the Pain - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode while Eli is shaving he turns around and some of the shaving cream on his face goes onto his shirt. The next shot when he leaves the bathroom the shaving cream on his shirt is gone.

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Conversion - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Richard, Kahlan, Devlin and Chase shoot arrows in to two guards at the entrance of the fortress of D'haran. Each guard takes two arrows apiece and falls to the ground. Richard and Chase runs past the two dead guards towards the entrance, and the arrows are no longer in the guards.

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Episode 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Whenever the Big Brother eye is shown, it is grey and white. But there is a shot of a woman leaving the house in the first episode in which you can see the eye from Big Brother 9 (which is shattered with one red shard) on a platform at the bottom of the stairs.

ReTRUEnion - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Ryan is telling his part of what Amanda might have looked like in high school, as he put his shades to his head, his hair goes back with the glasses. When the camera cuts his hair is visibly in front of his head.

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Bird Cage Theater - S2-E5

Audio problem: They went to an investigator to let him listen to the audio. The audio with the woman screaming and the gasp, the gasp was Zak, not another apparition.

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