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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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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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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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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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 Other Smother - S1-E13

Factual error: The model UN uses the new South African flag, but this flag only came into use in 1994.

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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.

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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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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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Chloramphenicol - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: Paige's wristwatch hands go forwards / backwards during the scene as she speaks on the phone with Elizabeth.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Big Trouble in Little Sanchez - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, throughout the breakfast scene, items on the table change. For example, the cereal box position and at one point Morty puts his fork down next to his plate by the edge of the table, but in some shots it's not there.

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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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Tintypes - S2-E9

Factual error: The show is supposed to be set in Pennsylvania. But when Roman is getting treatment in a doctor's office, and his phone vibrates on a table next to him, a close up shot of his phone is shown and the cell service is ROGERS. This cell service is only in Canada.

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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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Endgame - S1-E17

Plot hole: In the flashback, Roger shoots the gun and is able to stop the bullet with telekinesis. But at that distance, not even the fastest human reaction could stop the bullet at that speed.

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Season 1 generally

Factual error: The events of the first season take place in 1962, however, the JAG lawyer representing Sergeant Jenkins wears the Vietnam Service ribbon, authorized in 1965, and the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, authorized in 1964.

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Twin-a-Rooney - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the family meeting Pete is holding a stop watch. At one point he drops it, the next shot he is holding it again.

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Charleston - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: There is a plate switch when putting pulled pork on the plate, the pork drastically changes from a shredded mess to a nice portion of gorgeously smoked pork with pickles on top.

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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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Horses - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: While Bridget is putting on Abby's lipstick she isn't wearing earrings, when the shot moves to the side of Abby's face, she has a large gold hoop earring. When they move back to the shot head on, Abby is again earringless.

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Surf'N Turf/Hardcase Returns - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: In "Hardcase Returns" Skidmark uses a digital phone to track a GPS device installed on Turbo's parade car. When the keypad on it is shown, 3 letters are missing. They could have been on the keys that had nothing written on them, but we will never know for sure because nothing is on them.

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