Best TV mistakes of 2013

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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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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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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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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 Facts of Bleeping Life - S2-E3

Factual error: The main theme of the episode was the "Royal Wedding" (Lady Spencer and Prince Charles) which happened in 1981. Erica and Lainey are singing Eternal Flame by the Bangles which wasn't release until 1988.

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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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Season 2 generally

Factual error: Michael's impending 18th birthday is often mentioned as the time he becomes an adult and can make his own decisions. The age of majority in 1922 (and until 1970) was 21.

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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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Show generally

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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Chloramphenicol - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: Elizabeth's hand on Gabriel's arm changes positions shot to shot.

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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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Show generally

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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Yippie Kayak - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Because the show is filmed in L.A, the lack of snow in December is very noticeable. When the characters are outside there isn't any snow whatsoever, but when Jake, Gina, and Charles are inside the store, the audience can see the heavy snow and blizzard outside from a large window behind them.

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Hani Hariprabowo
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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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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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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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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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Death's Door - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jedikiah shows Stephen the video replay of when he injected Cara, the vial changes from the serum to saline without anything happening, but Stephen only switched it after Cara knocked over the tray of medical instruments.

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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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Skate-A-Rooney - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Maddie's blindfold is suddenly off without her taking it off.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode Lieutenant Abbie Mills' lapel mic changes from scene to scene. It goes from the Motorola Commander Speaker Mic to a standard Motorola mic without the orange emergency button, volume control, 16 channel selector knob and 2 programmable buttons.

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DrLoomis1978
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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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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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Truth or Dare - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The guy who is wearing the night vision goggles has the chin strap undone. But when he and the other guy are playing around for a moment outside the shack they find the booze in, one shot shows the chin strap suddenly secure and fashioned around his chin. Then it is undone again.

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The Gift - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Jenny has both hands around Brody's neck when she kisses him. The shot changes and now her left hand is behind her back and she puts it around Brody's neck again.

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