Best TV mistakes of 2013

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Pilot: Part 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene where William Fichtner is shown first leaving his trailer and picking up litter in the amusement park, his gloved hand switches from his right hand to his left then back to his right again before he starts talking to the couple.

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Tania Del Giudice
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Friends in Low Places - S4-E8

Factual error: Tiffany asks a guard where he would go if he could travel back in time. He says he would return to 1999 to attend a Judas Priest concert he missed. He says he wasn't able to get close to Rob Halford. The problem is Rob Halford was not the lead singer of Judas Priest in 1999. Tim 'Ripper' Owens was.

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Anslo Garrick, Part 1 - S1-E9

Factual error: As Reddington sets up the blood transfer between himself and Ressler he inserts the intravenous line in Ressler's arm first and then in his own arm. This is a big NO NO! This way the remaining air inside the line gets into the recipient's body and could very well kill him. Judging the expert way he handles the set up he should know to first insert the IV in his own arm, let the line fill with blood and then insert the IV in Ressler's arm.

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It's Not What You Link - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is left alone at the couch, her mom comes up to talk to her. Before her mom shows up, there is a water bottle in front of Phoebe. After Phoebe's mom sits down next to her, the water bottle moves to the other side of the table without anyone touching it.

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Agassi - S4-E13

Factual error: Adam is outside playing tennis at school. The episode takes place "February 1980 something" and the students are all in shorts and the trees and grass are all lush and green. This wouldn't be the case in February in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

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Curtains - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Near the start, the camera pans out to see the dome now covered in a layer of black. Outside of the dome you can see nice green fields, a small forest area, little houses and everything looks rosy. However a few episodes back the military launched a MOAB (mother of all bombs) and and the surrounding area was wiped out completely.

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The Bridge - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: Agent Coulson turns the steering wheel several times despite the car being on a straight street.

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Pontiac Bandit - S1-E12

Factual error: When Jake is given a burner phone by Doug Judy, he receives a text message from the 'Pontiac Bandit'. The phone is an old cellphone from the late 90s, but the text message makes an iPhone sound/tone from the late 2000s. He receives another text message again later with the same tone.

00:09:55 - 00:12:50

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Visiting Hours - S5-E9

Factual error: In Oregon and New Jersey, state law requires that a gas station attendant pump the gas. Romero pulls into an Oregon gas station and encounters a nosey person. They are both pumping their own gas.

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Chloramphenicol - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: The clock on the wall of the Jennings' home reads 1:25 am when Elizabeth calls her, but Paige's wristwatch shows a different time.

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What Might Have Been - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: After spotting Lagertha's boats, Torvi points at the boats and lowers her pointing arm. Another shot later and she is still pointing and lowers her arm again.

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Strangler - S2-E4

Factual error: When printing the image of the painting, Stella uses the printer driver "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" - which would save the output to a file. However, she still gets a printout from the printer in the office.

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Chapter 35 - S3-E9

Factual error: When Doug Stamper sits down at his laptop and throws the contents of his cup at the screen, the image immediately freezes and distorts. This would not happen so quickly in a real world event. It may eventually happen but not instantaneously.

00:23:10

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Continuity mistake: In Season 1, Episode 5, we see the MI5 agents report Sam and Phil's identities to the Director. With the ID cards on screen, they state Sam as being 29, with a date of birth 25/03/1983. The series was released in 2013, so this age fits with the show's production dates of late-2012 or early-2013. However, Phil's age is described as 31 (but DOB is visible as 11/09/1985 - which would make him 26 or 27). Phil's age is detailed as 31 elsewhere in the series.

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Lost Generation - S2-E7

Character mistake: When Olivia and Dr Galina are in the bathroom, Galina mentions an umbilical chord, from a baby whose mother died (Nadia), that contained Olivia's mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA comes from the mother, so Nadia's Mitochondrial DNA came from Letha who got hers from Marie, absolutely nothing to do with Olivia.

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Other mistake: If you look closely at the army of Rangers in the opening credits, you can see four versions of Tommy Oliver: Green Ranger, White Ranger, Zeo Ranger Red, Black Dino Ranger. Even though he had a single clone made, he can't be four variations at the same time.

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Factual error: Chief Inspector Campbell has been sent from Belfast. Belfast at the time was policed by the Royal Irish Constabulary, which had no rank of chief inspector.

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Necrothesp
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House of the Rising Son - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, as Klaus is watching Hayley sleeping, Hayley changes from sleeping on her side to sleeping upright in closeup.

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Mom (2013)

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Kreplach and a Tiny Tush - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: When Gill called Kristy she picked up, but if you look at her phone someone is still calling.

00:02:20

The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Beth glues the horse hoof on, the bottom is facing up. In the next shot it facing to the side. And then the leg changes shape in different shots.

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Role Model - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Terry is sitting in the Principal's office, the shots change between Terry and the principal. Every time Terry is shown, there is a man in a hoodie sitting at the table outside with his back to the camera. Then, in one shot, the man is sitting in a different position at the table with his face visible. In the next shot, his back is to the camera again. Then, the next shot shows the man has been replaced by a blonde-haired woman. After which, the final shots again show the man with his back to the camera.

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Houserman & D'andres - S3-E3

Factual error: The Secret Service Special Agent identifies himself to Mr. Houserman as a Treasury Department Agent in the employ of the United States Secret Service. After 9/11, the US Secret Service was moved from the Treasury Department to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Slump-a-Rooney - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: During the "Nibblin' with Nimbus" scene eggs suddenly appear in the pan.

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The Sins of the Father - S4-E9

Factual error: A character is revealed as having been hypnotised into committing murder against their will. This is not possible.

00:36:25

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Haunted Babysitter - S1-E6

Factual error: The conversation between Taylor and Michelle tells us that school is over for the day and that Taylor talked to her crush at lunch. When the boy shows up at the bakery later, he and Taylor plan to meet at 3 that afternoon; if its before 3, they should still be in school.

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Night Two - S1-E2

Factual error: In the scene where Bonnie gives Clyde the unloaded pistol through the jail bars, that gun was not manufactured until after 1972. It is a Bauer .25 ACP semi-automatic stainless steel pistol. Bonnie and Clyde's reign of lawlessness ranged from 1931 to 1934.

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: When Kenya is being held at gunpoint the pistol pointed at her has a visible seam running up the grip and the back of the slide. It's a plastic prop.

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Grumpy Scot
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New this month Continuity mistake: The graffiti over the shutters is constantly different between episodes.

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Scotland - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: At dinner the two male guests in the forefront both have a full plate of food and a man in a brown shirt is pouring gravy on his meal. In the next shot the two men are shown serving themselves for the first time.

00:57:00 - 00:58:00

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Endgame - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: The ground is dry and clear throughout the entire episode in all exterior scenes, until the snow covered ground in the background when Duncan is driving to Ellen's house about 2/3 through the episode.

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