Best TV mistakes of 2014

Rozwell - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: As the gang drives up to the space-ship diner, cars whizzing by in the background. When they are driving to the base there's also a clip of a Firetruck going down the highway in the distance.

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Many Happy Returns - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Charlie is climbing down the cliff the rope comes undone from the tree stump, but a few seconds later you see it still tied to the stump.

00:12:00 - 00:12:45

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Achilles - S2-E5

Factual error: 1. Why wasn't Prairie/Masker operating all the time they knew a sub was out there? That's SOP for the US Navy. 2. Spearfish torpedoes are homing torpedoes. They wouldn't just shoot by on each side of the ship, but if they did, they'd turn around and pursue their target until they ran out of fuel. 3. Why didn't the ship employ countermeasures when the sub launched torpedoes? A noisemaker, a nixie - Navy ships don't just cross their fingers and hope the torpedoes miss.

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Mommy's Little Monster - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Miss Kringle's head is canted up and to the right as she lays on the gurney in the morgue refrigerator, but when Edward Nygma pulls her out, her head is facing straight up. Subsequent shots of her in the refrigerator her head is canted up and to the right.

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Single Point of Failure - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Walter accesses code on the sick girl's laptop to trace the source of the virus - aside from the fact that the code comes straight up a fraction of a second after his hands even touch the keyboard, the code displayed in the black window is for a set of traffic lights, with lines like "Walk/Dont_Walk" and "Green_Arrow/Yellow_Slow."

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Invisible Brad - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: When Brad wears the sunglasses and holds the pole, you can easily see the string that holding it up.

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The Battle of Central Park - S3-E6

Character mistake: When Justine Feraldo looks at the checkpoint feeds, she says that the Strigoi have overrun the checkpoint at 116th Street and 110th and Amsterdam. But the feed says 118th and Amsterdam.

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Attack on Central City - S3-E14

Factual error: Wells states that there are "precisely 90,000" possible 5-digit combinations for the keypad (to abort the nuclear code). However, there are actually 100,000 possible combinations (10^5).

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Factual error: Educated characters, including an eminent scholar, continually translate 'Lupus Dei' as 'Hound of God'. Even someone with the most basic Latin would know it actually means 'Wolf of God'.

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Chickens - S2-E6

Factual error: Diane says that her parents named her Diane because they liked the show "Cheers." However, she recently turned 35, and this episode was created in 2015. She was born in 1980, but the first "Cheers" episode was in 1982.

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Fargo (2014)

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Continuity mistake: Most of Season 1 takes place in January of 2006, while Season 2 takes place in March of 1979. Molly mentions near the beginning of Season 1 that she's 31, and her father confirms this in episode 10 by mentioning that she was 4 years old during the events of the Sioux Falls massacre (season 2). In season 2, Molly's mother mentioned in episodes 1 and 4 that she's 6. It's also revealed in a flashback scene in episode 10 that she graduated high school in 1991 (most people are 17 or 18 when graduating high school). If you do the math, you'll see that there's an inconsistency in her age between Seasons 1 and 2. Apparently, 2 years were added to her age in Season 2.

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Mercy Moment Murder Measure - S1-E7

Factual error: Early in the episode, there is a long shot of Woodhull's farm, snow on the ground...and aeroplane vapor trails in the sky.

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Render Safe - S2-E22

Character mistake: In a scene of compassion, Henry places his left hand on the shoulder of the Pakistani Muslim man. As religion expert, Henry should know the use of the left hand is a sign of disrespect in the Muslim world.

00:34:00

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Sanctuary - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: During the street scenes it appears to be fall with leaves on the ground, grass green and streets and sidewalks dry. However, when police raid the park worker's house there is snow on the house roof and on the ground. When the police stake out the same house, there is no snow on the house roof or ground.

00:36:00 - 00:41:00

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The Secret Fate of All Life - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The first time we see Detective Cohle being interviewed by the other two detectives, two of the beer cans on the table in front of him completely vanish between shots when he asks to see the rest of the discovery file.

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Intellectual Property - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Bighead is summoned to the front, in the shot of him sitting from the front his cup is on the desk and he's not touching it. We cut to a side shot and he's suddenly holding it with his right hand.

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Tyrant (2014)

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State of Emergency - S1-E2

Factual error: Throughout the episode the military are shown carrying Israeli Military Industries Tavor assault rifles. Israel does not sell weapons to any Arab states. Especially if said state already allied with the US and is thus buying its weaponry from the US.

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1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Bauer walks up the stairs in front of Waterloo station, the clock on the building is displaying 1:50pm, however we are only about 8 minutes into the episode.

00:07:50

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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When David Wilson is talking to his son in the garage, his head is turned towards his son, then in one shot it's instantly tilted down, then instantly back towards his son in the next shot. And after the shot goes back to where his head is turned, he says "sorry" without his mouth moving.

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Old Scars - S2-E4

Character mistake: At the end of the scene in the grocery store when Rachel collapses and people run to her aid, the camera pans out to reveal a sign that prominently reveals a sale on "Pop Tards" or possibly "Pop Taros."

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XXXV - S4-E7

Character mistake: When Billy Bones gives himself in to the redcoats, he states he is Long John Silver. In one of the next cuts, he talks about Silver in third person. The governor shows no shock and they keep talking as if Billy Bones had said at the start of the conversation who he truly was. Then he instructs the governor on how to take on "himself" and Flint.

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Twilight of the Apprentice - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: Near the end when Ahsoka runs at Vader, for a split second when he turns around the part of his mask yet to be sliced off is already missing.

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Extant (2014)

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Shelter - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Quinn is having a meal with Ethan at a restaurant. The position of Ethan's fork keeps changing to facing him to facing away from him. He has not touched the fork to eat the pie.

00:31:00

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Show generally

Factual error: LaSalle's 2015 pickup truck is shown with a green Louisiana license plate. Those plates were only distributed in 2011 and 2012 in celebration of Louisiana's Statehood bicentennial. Furthermore, pick-up trucks in Louisiana are always provided with basic seven digit plates with only the state name, the digits, and the state motto Sportsman's Paradise. The vehicle owner could request a vanity plate with a specific order of digits, or a sport's design, but again, the state hood could not be one.

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Benjamin Lesley
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Episode One - S1-E1

Factual error: In the fairground chase the characters jump over some Heras fencing that wasn't invented until the next decade.

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John Bownas
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Season 2 generally

Factual error: Eve wears an imaginary cap badge. It certainly isn't Royal Military Police.

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1864 (2014)

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Show generally

Factual error: Helmuth von Moltke is addressed and referred to several times as Field Marshal. He wasn't promoted to that rank until 1871. He was a lieutenant-general during the Second Schleswig War in 1864.

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Necrothesp
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Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Other mistake: The publican asks for payment for some drinks, saying "One and six, please", meaning one shilling and sixpence. The subtitles say "One-o-six, please."

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jake is introducing himself, he offers a handshake, then in a shot from behind him, hand still extended, he says "OK, you're more of a high five girl", cuts back to the front and his hand is now held up high.

00:08:15

Jon Sandys Premium member
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Phobia - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The girl in the flooding tub is weighted down and has her hands tied in front of her. When the police lift her out, the weights are gone and her hands fall to her sides, and then are tied again when she is on the floor.

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