Best TV mistakes of 2012

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Arrow (2012)

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Al Sah-Him - S3-E21

Character mistake: Diggle turns to Nyssa and says "I think what she's trying to say is, Oliver would never do anything to hurt you, Felicity," incorrectly addressing Nyssa as "Felicity."

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Brave New World - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, John Ross decides to drink some of the whiskey from the bottle that his father, J.R. Ewing, left for him. The bottle of whiskey is about half full, filled to just about the bottom of J.R. Ewing's signature on the bottle. As John Ross reaches for the bottle, it is now suddenly only about 1/6 full compared to the half full it was from the previous shot. The level continues to move up and down.

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The Mutation Situation - S2-E1

Plot hole: The Krang ship carrying the shipment of mutigen is small, about a scout class ship. And it is seen flying past April and only a little bit above the top of the lower buildings in the city. The turtles have time to fight for a bit allowing the ship to get quite far away from April and her father. Yet Mikey accidentally causes all the canisters of mutigen to fall out of a hole in the floor and most are seen falling directly straight down towards the street, the ship being only about 5 to 8 stories above the ground. Yet somehow when it cuts to April seeing this, suddenly the sky is full of and raining canisters all over the city. And if cuts to her face even showing them raining down behind her. Which makes no sense because of how low the ship was, the canisters falling directly straight down in a tight cluster, and the ship having passed April a while back.

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Harvest - S3-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Dawn Linder pulls up in her car with her daughter Cassie, several crew members are reflected in the side of the car as Walt and Vic approach it.

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Endgame - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Lin lifts the rocks around the house in the final scene, there are eleven of them. But in the last shot, there are only eight rocks.

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Possibility Two - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Sherlock and Watson are riding in a limousine. They are seated on the back-facing seats of the limo. Thee are 2 passengers seating on the back seats. The street background visible through the back and side windows shows traffic and the limo moving forward. Some shots of Sherlock show the background traffic moving in the right direction (backwards) and one shot shows traffic moving in the opposite direction, as if Sherlock was seating on the back seat or the limo was moving In reverse.

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Go On (2012)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After lying about his wife to Lauren, Ryan shouts after her as she gets in her car. From the back he has a pen and paper in his right hand, but in the front shot the paper has vanished.

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Factual error: The battalion commander wears the correct crown and pip of a lieutenant-colonel, but the four cuff rings of a full colonel (lieutenant-colonels wore three).

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Fruit Picking Day/Daniel Is Big Enough to Help Dad - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: When Daniel picks up the can of blue paint, it passes right through the cans of yellow and red without bumping them.

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Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) vs. Nathan Drake (Uncharted) - S1-E4

Factual error: Nathan Drake is not afraid of snakes, but in this episode it shows him being deathly afraid of one.

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Factual error: Whenever the Stars and Stripes is shown it is the modern 50-star version, not the wartime 48-star version as it should be.

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Factual error: Noticed this watching season 2, and I assume it was also the case in season 1. The entrance of the Miramar Playa has flags from various countries flying. One of them is the Canadian flag with the maple leaf. Wrong flag. In that period the Canadian flag was the "Red Ensign", or "Dominion Flag." The maple leaf flag wasn't introduced until 1965.

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One Step Too Many - S2-E6

Factual error: The General wants to do his interview by the TV so he can watch March Madness at the same time. When the interview is about to begin, it shows a Kentucky game being played on Kentucky's home court. Teams cannot play on their own court during the NCAA Tournament.

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Factual error: The snub nosed revolver used by Miss Fisher, a J-Frame S&W, was not produced until 1950.

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Memorial Day - S2-E21

Factual error: When the presidents are coming together, there are pictures being taken with flash photography, which would not be possible in a world without electricity.

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Mike Walker
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What Use Our Work? - S1-E8

Factual error: When reading out the list of the day's crimes, Artherton mentions two "teenaged" girls. Use of this term is not recorded in America until the 1920s and in Britain until the late 1940s. The series is set in 1889 and the speech used by the characters is consistently very much the speech of the time - it has not been updated for modern understanding.

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Caleidoscope - S2-E4

Character mistake: The chess set in Dr. Pierce's home office is set up incorrectly. When the men are set up properly, each player has a light colored square in the right-hand corner. The board as it appears in the show is set up so that the light-colored square is in each player's left-hand corner. This "beginner" mistake puts the king and queen in the wrong positions.

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A Nuisance Call - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Shay is in the restroom at the firehouse after she returns from the horrible incident on their emergency call. She notices blood and human remains on her belt which she frantically rips off to clean the belt and her hands. In the next cut, while still at the sink washing her hands, the belt is back on.

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Hydra Attacks: Part 2 - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the first Spider-Man is thrown into the car and bus, he uses the street lamp that's hanging over the middle of the bus to lift the car up with his webs; however, in the previous shot, the street lamp is near the rear of the bus and isn't really close enough to be hanging over it. It completely changes position to fit the action.

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Squabbits - S1-E4

Other mistake: When Connie picks the padlock, the shackle pops open. However, because of its position and since she doesn't move the padlock, the lock's shackle goes through the metal handle on the door.

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Fruitvengers - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: When Grapefruit cannonballs into the pull, it splashes on Pear. But no sign of any wetness is seen at all on him or the diving board.

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Beck's Beginning - S1-E1

Audio problem: As the ground crumbles and Beck says "Oh great" his mouth is out of sync when he says it.

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Weirdmageddon: Part 1 - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: Two guys are throwing a frisbee and it lands on the ground. In the next shot, the frisbee is gone.

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Ghost in This House - S5-E17

Revealing mistake: In the scene at the beginning when Scarlett is signing autographs after hers and Gunnar's small concert, you can see her signing a poster with a marker that doesn't leave any ink on the poster.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: When Susan is sorting Ruth's things, she finds Gordon's iPhone wrapped in a newspaper from 1994 with her voice-mail to him and realizes he went back in time, where Ruth killed him and took the phone from his corpse. Even if the phone had been turned off, after 16 years idle, the battery would have died long ago, but we see the phone is on with her message waiting.

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Captain Defenestrator
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Harry & Mindy - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Mindy arrives at work she goes into Danny's office and finds him on the floor in his underwear. She closes the door behind her, but a few seconds later the door is wide open again.

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Split Second - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: Shortly after Kiera drives the van past the train tracks, we see a few different shots of Travis and Carlos fighting. In a couple of quick shots, Travis' stunt double can be seen.

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Awake (2012)

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Turtles All the Way Down - S1-E13

Other mistake: When Dr. Lee and Dr. Evans are arguing just after Red Reality Michael and Green Reality Michael converse, Michael turns around and says, "Shut up!" but the closed captioning says, "Enough!"

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Simon - S1-E2

Factual error: Thomas holds the Gendarmerie rank of Capitaine (by which he is frequently addressed by his subordinates), and thus should wear three horizontal silver bars on his epaulettes. However, in the only scene where his rank is displayed he instead wears the two chevrons of an ordinary gendarme.

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Buck Off - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, four contestants are called down: Jesse, Clint, Tatu Baby, and Steve. While the judges are explaining that three of them did not impress, a shot shows Sarah Miller standing to Clint's right, but she wasn't supposed to be there. In the next shot, Jesse is standing to Clint's right.

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