Best TV factual errors of 2013

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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.

Lenore Scott
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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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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)

Hani Hariprabowo
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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 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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Phoebe vs Max: The Sequel - S3-E1

Factual error: All the orange juice that sends Max flying through the air couldn't possibly be strong enough to do so. We already know that Max is pretty strong (The Girl With The Dragon Snafu).

ryderpoints
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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. (00:02:30)

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Season 4 generally

Factual error: In several episodes, agents are handling biological material wearing blue nitrile gloves. The season takes place in 1983 but these gloves didn't come into use until the mid-90's.

mrivera
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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)

Mike Walker
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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.

Necrothesp
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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)

paolog
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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. (00:05:00)

Snag.1
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Purpose in the Machine - S3-E2

Factual error: When examining the sand, Bobbi states "According to carbon dating..." Fitz finishes by saying "It's a billion years older than the earth." However, carbon dating is only good at determining the age of something to about 60,000 years old. The only thing carbon dating could tell about the sand is that it is 60,000 years old or older. It certainly couldn't determine that the sand was 5 billion years old.

Guy
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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. (00:22:00)

Vettey
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Alaska - S3-E5

Factual error: When Jim is watching the guy about to be blown up, the reflection in the binocular lens is the same as we just saw, when it should be a reversed image.

Bishop73
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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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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.

goofyfoot
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Burial of the Dead - S1-E6

Factual error: The snakes in the King of England's pit are all constrictors. They do not have venom and are too small to see a human as prey, yet they show a man dying from a bite by one of these snakes.

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Pilot: Part 2 - S1-E2

Factual error: When asked about a trial Sebastian Berger replies that there was a jury verdict on a trial that took place in Germany. Germany has no jury based court system.

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The Queen Must Die - S2-E12

Factual error: In the last minutes, the show looks forward to future challenges, in effect a preview of the never-made 3rd series. The oracle says they must find "the golden fleece, woven long ago by the Stygian witches." But the golden fleece, or indeed any fleece, is not a woven fabric. (Today's fleece is a modern invention).

Spiny Norman
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