Best TV factual errors of 2015

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Page 44 - S1-E4

Factual error: When discussing a recent search of a suspect's home, Hill Harper says "we got his hard drives", but pulls a computer power supply out of a bag. Hard drives are significantly smaller and don't have a bundle of wires coming out the back of them.

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Five-O - S1-E6

Factual error: The intro scene for this episode shows Mike getting off the Rail Runner Express. This train didn't come into service until 2005. This scene is set in 2002.

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First Blood - S1-E1

Factual error: While at the lodge of the safari camp, they find lion tracks. However, there are distinct nail imprints in the tracks. Lions have retractable claws and do not leave nail prints when walking.

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Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Factual error: All of the telephone numbers in the 1976 diary begin with 01. This code was not introduced until 1995.

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Able Archer - S1-E8

Factual error: Lenora packs her briefcase with various passports, including a burgundy covered one with the UK insignia. UK Passports in the 1980s had a dark-blue cover and did not adopt the EU standard burgundy cover until 1988.

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eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc - S2-E1

Factual error: The home computer tablet controlling the alarm system shows June 11th, 2015 as a Wednesday. 06/11/15 was a Thursday.

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Manhunter - S1-E17

Factual error: The Marine Colonel in Supergirl played by Eddie McClintock spends all of his time wearing Marine Officer's Dress Blue Bravos. Marine Dress Blues are ceremonial uniforms. On rare occasions, the Charlies or Deltas (no coat) may be worn as a work uniforms (the primary exception to this rareness being recruiters). The full uniform is certainly not worn for day to day work in the field.

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Us vs. Them - S2-E2

Factual error: We see Liam's driver's license. It says he's from Rhode Island, but the license looks nothing like RI's. It's issued by the State Motor Vehicle Commission, but RI does not have an MVC (only New Jersey does). And the expiration date is always the same as the holder's birthday, but here we see it's 2 days after his birthday.

Bishop73
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The Harbinger - S1-E1

Factual error: 1-1 A couple of spelling errors. A "community center" in Ceylon, a British colony, using the American instead of the British spelling. And Columbo listed as the capital of Ceylon; it's Colombo.

Necrothesp
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Gotta Be Me - S2-E22

Factual error: When Luis is in the video store, they pan out to show the video rack he was looking at. They show Disney's Tarzan on one of the racks. Being that this show is set between 1995-1998 for all 4 of the seasons, Tarzan should not be on the shelf as it was not out until 1999.

Blakely Cohen
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A Good Shooting - S1-E6

Factual error: A 1973 Cadillac ambulance on the street is shown. The show is set in the 1960's.

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Death Will Have His Day - S2-E12

Factual error: In the hospital room scenes Rhonda still has her earrings in her ears and diamond wedding ring on her hand. A hospital always removes a patient's personal property and jewelry when admitted to the hospital. (00:12:00 - 00:24:00)

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Factual error: A scene in a photographic darkroom shows Michael Gambon developing a colour print in a dish under safe lights. Not possible. Colour printing must be carried out in pitch dark usually inside a light tight print processor, as colour photographic paper is sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: There is no way cops would just walk up and open fire on a suspect unannounced, not knowing if he is armed or not, and with an innocent bystander so close.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: At the start of the show, it states it's 1902. However in the opening scene, the flag shown is the 1912 design, with 48 stars. In 1902 there were only 46 states.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: The memory Jane has of the man who takes away all her memories holds a butterfly needle to Jane's arm. The butterfly needle is called that because it has 2 wings and a body in the middle. To use this needle properly, the person takes both wings up together to be able to slide the small needle in, but the person we see using it, doesn't do this - he holds the needle behind the 2 wings and then inserts it. Also, this needle is far too small to handle the bag of drug-filled fluid that is intended for Jane's arm.

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Best Laid Plans - S3-E6

Factual error: While attempting to capture one suspect the police go to the island Curacao. The island is one of the three "ABC" Dutch Mediterranean Islands - Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. The map incorrectly labels Aruba as Curacao. (The islands left to right are actually Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire). (00:09:10)

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Factual error: Detective Chief Inspector Kapoor is suddenly shown in uniform with inspector's rank insignia. Detectives never wear uniform (except rarely on formal occasions) and he has apparently dropped a rank.

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Kudove - S2-E1

Factual error: The shoulder patch on the U.S. customs and Border Protection officer's uniform is wrong. The real patch doesn't state Dept of Customs and Border Protection and United States Homeland Security in a smaller circle on the patch. The real patch just states U.S. Customs and Border Protection - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is not a department. Also, the officer doesn't have a name tag on over the right pocket. (00:04:00)

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Kindness - S1-E9

Factual error: In the transition shot showing Hobart Building in San Fransisco, items not belonging to the scene are visible and have not been edited out. These items include; modern phone numbers, web addresses for several companies and educational institutions, satellite dishes and American flags. (00:24:10)

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