Best TV mistakes of 2010
Continuity mistake: On the video of Ian supposedly killing Alison, we see her arm fall to the ground with her "Alison" bracelet visible. But in a later scene where Emily watches Ian put his bag in the athletics room, we cut back to the video and Alison's arm suddenly has a sleeve covering up her bracelet. When we see the video again later in the series, her bracelet is visible again.
Plot hole: In this episode all the students say Hollywood Arts has never had a prom before. But in the first episode, 'Pilot', Rex says to Cat after she runs out to tell Tori, Robbie, Andre and him that Sikowitz wants them to come back into the classroom, "Just like you wanted a date to the prom last year."
Character mistake: When everyone is preparing to go in to dinner, Robert is wearing an adjustable bow tie. It's bad enough he's wearing black tie to dinner when he has guests, as his mother points out, but Robert, the Earl of Grantham, absolutely would not be seen wearing an adjustable tie with a stand up shirt collar, even among only his immediate family.
Continuity mistake: While Stiles and Scott are at the vet getting the black dust, the vet puts the mountain ash on the table and says it's for Stiles. Stiles picks up the bottle and it's in his hand. A shot later the bottle of ash is back on the table, but Stiles never put it down. Then the shot after they show it on the table, it's back in Stiles' hand and he sets it back down.
Continuity mistake: Steve and Danny are searching a suspect's house. Danny picks up a digital camera. He is going through some photos and the LCD display shows 53 photos on the memory card. The counter shows from 53/54 to 50/54. Then he shows Steve other photos and the counter shows only 4 photos. 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4.
Continuity mistake: In "Family Secrets" (episode 6) we learn Jimmy was lied to about being allergic to fruit (so he would not eat it all). So since he was a child he never ate fruit because he was told he was allergic to it. But in the season 1 finale there is a 5 year flash back where Jimmy is spending nights in the store dressed as "Drakkar Noir" he is eating apples and bananas - 5 years ago he still thought he was allergic to fruit.
Factual error: One of the naked female dancers at the party has breast implants. Although some forms of plastic surgery were known to the Romans, breast augmentation was not one of them. If you want to check for yourself she appears just after the masked dwarf moves through the shot.
Other mistake: In this episode one of the characters is seen to be driving a VW Golf. The scene is set in Geneva Switzerland. However an American spec VW Golf is used. Also in backround shots, American vehicles not avalible in Europe are seen. Another scene shows the police race past in two Skoda Rapides. This car has not been made since the early 90's and it is highly unlikely that the Swiss Police would be using these cars still. The shot is an old video that appears to have been shot in an Eastern European country.
Continuity mistake: After Mike's mother tells him that she heard a prowler, when it cuts to Mike and Carl showing up at her house we see that the window is wide open, but when they move in closer ordering the "sicko" to come out of the hedge, the window is closed as it should be, until Mike's mother opens it when she sees that the "pervert" is actually Kay.
Continuity mistake: Rainbow Dash catches Star Scream in a tornado and spins him around so fast in his jet form that you see one of his wings break off and fall away. He plummets to the ground and transforms into his robot form and begins to beg for his life. He suddenly has both wings again at this point.
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where John Basilone goes looking for his friend Manny. Basilone has 3rd degree burns on his left forearm and left hand but in the shot he is walking through the jungle holding a pistol tightly in his left hand and his canteen is on his right side as he walks past a group of trees. The next shot he is continuing walking through the jungle but the gun is in his right hand (which isn't burned) and his canteen has also switched sides as he walks past the same group of trees.
Plot hole: After Grant finishes her video confession, Latif puts the video recorder in his cargo pant pocket. A few scenes later, he's blown up without ever having taken the video camera out of his pocket. He was at the epicenter of the explosion and he and his clothes were very much on fire, which should have completely destroyed the video camera and its recording.