Best TV mistakes of 2011

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Trylon and Perisphere - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Carrie Matheson leaves her sister's house in a Jeep Compass with her son. When she arrives at her destination, she is in a newer model of the Jeep Compass (the front indicators are different).

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Curtain Call - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When Elsa is waiting in the lobby, she's wearing a dress which shows her normal, not wooden legs. It's very apparent when she is crying on the floor.

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Snow Falls - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the horse carriage is ambushed, just as Princess Abigail can be heard screaming "Please, help me", the camera pans downward and a horse wrangler wearing a blue baseball cap can be seen in the lower left hand corner, hiding behind one of the horses.

00:03:20

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The Talented Mr. Kipling - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the characters walk together at the beginning into the elevator, Zuri is not present. Yet somehow when they exit the elevator, she is present.

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Bad Tina - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: The pillow disappears and reappears between shots while Gene is on the bed. Interestingly, the wrinkles his feet make in the pillow can still be seen floating in midair in the shot where the pillow itself is missing.

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Putting a Hit on Christmas - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: The Christmas package in front of Kyle is fully but badly wrapped. When Eve turns back with new Christmas wrapping to re-wrap the package, it is fully unwrapped with not enough time for Kyle to remove the old wrapping.

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And the Great Unwashed - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Caroline places Nola's bag of food on a coffee table deep inside Nola's apartment. A couple of shots later and the bag is across the room on another table by the door with Nola.

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All in the Family - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Megan is running late to pick up her daughter and friends from a sleepover, she arrives in the medical examiner car with Peter. The girls walk towards the car. Megan then gets out and introduces herself to the friends. The girls dump their bags on the ground and the two friends go to get in the car. Her daughter stands by the bags and asks 'who are you?!' to Peter. He explains who he is and that he works with her mum. - however in a previous episode her daughter goes to her work place and interviews all the staff, including Peter.

00:17:35

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Gabby's Gold - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: When Kim and Gabby swing from the bar to kick the two villains, its obvious that Gabby kicked the guy in the knees, but he falls holding his chest. Plus Kim was a good 8-12 inches from her target and he fell anyway.

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Bleeding Kansas - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: Ruth is seen in a flashback. The young Ruth has a mole on the left side of her face, as does the adult Ruth. But in one shot, when she is slapped by her father, the mole appears on the right side.

00:20:00

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A Father's Great Expectations - S1-E1

Factual error: When JFK leaves to become a PT-boat commander he is wearing full lieutenant's rank insignia. He was actually a lieutenant junior grade when he took command of PT-109.

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Continuity mistake: At the waterfall, after jumping off the cliff and into the water, Skye leads Josh to the rock carvings. Josh's wet hair keeps changing position from being completely slicked back, to partially covering his forehead, to being completely forward over his brow.

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The Pointy End - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Catelyn meets up with Robb's forces, she hugs her son and then puts her hand on his shoulder/chest. In the next shot, her hand is down by her side.

00:41:40

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Live and Learn - S1-E1

Character mistake: Tom Mason makes references to smaller armies defeating larger ones, of which history is rife with examples. He cites the Scottish defeating 'the British' at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. 'The British' did not exist at that time. The Scots administered a beating against the English in the Scottish War of Independence, against the Earl of Surrey, under Edward I. Someone with his level of knowledge would know that.

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Lucrezia's Wedding - S1-E4

Factual error: When Lucrezia is lying in bed suffering from swamp fever, probably malaria, she blames a mosquito for the disease. But she could not have known this; the discovery of the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes was not made until the late 19th century. The prevailing theory of disease transmission at the time was via miasma, or bad air.

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Clear and Wesen Danger - S5-E2

Character mistake: When Adalind gets worried about what her son will become she asks if he might be "A Hexengrimm or Gimmabiest." Since he is male the correct reference would have been a Zaubergrimm.

00:32:40

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Suggested correction: They weren't being serious with the names, plus since they don't know the true name this shouldn't be considered a mistake.

THGhost
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Panopticon - S4-E1

Factual error: John fires a grenade launcher at a street gang hangout bar front window. Aside from the fact that such a round would hardly have been slowed enough to just roll down the bar, the round is shown complete with cartridge case, which would remain behind in the launcher/gun - it doesn't fly with the round.

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Chez Mammy - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: When Cathy and Gaston return to the house to find Betty, Father Damien and Annette Curtain high from the chocolate brownies, she asks where Mrs. Brown is and she tells Cathy that she is upstairs wandering around since she is high. Cathy then tells her to come back downstairs and Mrs. Brown replies a few seconds later saying she is coming back down and flies down the stairs in the chair lift. Before Mrs. Brown comes back down, she can actually be seen sitting in the chair lift at the top of the staircase, from the moment where she tells Cathy she is upstairs to the moment where she says she is coming, waiting for the cue to come downstairs.

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Outlaw Marshal, 76 Days Adrift, Diamond Hoax - S6-E5

Factual error: In the story about Anna Hahn, a close-up is shown of a person being sworn in to testify in court. The Bible used is a Revised Standard Version. Ms. Hahn was tried in 1937. The RSV Bible's first edition was not published until 1946.

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Gramps DeMamp Is Dead - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: As Adam and others are talking to his grandfather's widow, he has a 40oz in his left hand which switches hands a couple of times.

00:29:00 - 00:30:00

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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Fiona is being harassed by Craig's wife, she's talking to Debbie about having a "birthday party." Debbie says her birthday is in October. Fast forward to season 7 when Monica returns and gets Franny back. She says she hasn't been that happy since the summer Debbie was born, to which Debbie replies that her birthday is in December.

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Spyke Drives - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Carrie Brownstein twists her ankle, she starts to step down with her left foot, but then on the close up for the ankle twist it's her right foot stepping down.

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ANTswers - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: When the students see themselves in the TV, (which meant that Skidmore was watching them because Chyna had given her a hidden camera) you can see in the TV that there is actually a green screen on the screen and the video is not actually playing, it was just edited in later.

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Treachery - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Jack is pouring Amanda a drink at the end of the episode he has a bottle in each hand. In the next shot he has only one, with his other hand holding the shaker.

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RoyT
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The Ultimate Duel - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: The swords Jayden and Dekker use often bend when striking each other, revealing they are rubber blades and not metal.

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To Touch a Hummingbird - S2-E10

Other mistake: Chris gets on the zip line and hooks up. Martin just stands behind him, not hooked up to the zip line. Chris zooms off down the line chasing the hummingbird. A few seconds later, Martin is suddenly on the zip line also and right behind Chris.

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The Gi/The Kiss - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Gumball enters the tent of sweaty cheese, he is covered in slime. When he comes out, he is clean.

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Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When the camera crew turn up to film a segment for BBC news, Warwick says that Anthony might freeze up in front of the 'cameras' and is told "It's only one camera". But when Warwick is watching it back on TV there are multiple shots of Warwick & Anthony, and the interviewer.

00:05:05 - 00:08:10

Danmau5
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The Great Escape - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Walter Sherman is talking to US Deputy Marshal Isabel Zambada about Willow Monday and Timo Proud not being cousins, Walter is burning a barbie doll and the hair burns and falls off. In the next shot the doll has hair again.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Early in the show, Poppy Montgomery's character gets into bed with no bra. Yet in her flashback of that night, after rushing from her bed in the middle of the night to the murder victim, a black bra strap is visible.

00:03:15 - 00:04:20

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