Best TV mistakes of 2016

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Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street - S1-E2

Factual error: When Chief Hopper and his fellow patrolman are standing over the lake, Hopper has a radio on his belt. The radio is a modern Motorola walkie talkie and at least a decade newer than it should be.

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Matdan97
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Angelville - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: After Jody kicks and knocks Bruneau Boyd to the ground, Jesse peels out in the pickup truck and Bruneau's body disappears, even though it should be lying next to the truck as it quickly departs.

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Scott215
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Suggested correction: Actually no, in that angle and the way Jody kicked him away hard from the truck it's possible he landed a lot further away than you might think.

lionhead

Before I submitted the mistake, I did take into account the angle and the distance that Jody kicked Bruneau, replayed the scene several times, and he did disappear, as there was a sidewalk and a length of lawn leading up to the apartment building where Bruneau should have been lying as Jesse and Jody took off in the truck.

Scott215
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War of the Roses - S1-E9

Character mistake: When Becky comes down the stairs, Stephanie says "Hi Lori" which is the name of the actress who plays Becky.

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kristenlouise3
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Continued at PCA - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Farzad JinJi is introduced as Dominque in the first season, but he appeared as a different character in the second episode.

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Factual error: The show starts in 1901 with a woman constable working for the Metropolitan Police Service (Scotland Yard). However women didn't join the Metropolitan Police until 1919 (which is also when the first woman's police uniform was created). Prior to that, women volunteered in the Women's Police Service, but that wasn't formed until 1914.

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Bishop73
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Take It Personal - S1-E10

Plot hole: They only take out the shrapnel from the gut shot - they never deal with the shrapnel in his shoulder at all.

00:04:25 - 00:05:00

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Commander-in-Chief - S1-E14

Factual error: The building shown between the stated times is located in Japan instead of the US/Washington DC as suggested by the actions in the scene. This is proven by by the Chinese characters in the dark-gray concrete wall in the lower left side of the frame, as well as the red and blue colored circular road signs in the lower far right of the frame which are not in use in the US but in this combination unique to Japan. The street furniture, such as the road markings, the vegetation and the buildings also resemble Tokyo.

00:06:55

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As Good as It Getz - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Riggs is talking to Agent Palmer about being hungry, he's holding one red folder. When he asks if she was going to eat, he sets the folder down. In the next shot, he's holding a folder again.

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Tribeca's Day Off - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After destroying the piƱata then getting on her knees to find contraband diamonds among the spilled candy, Angie does not have the striking stick in her hands. The next camera shot the pole is in her hands as she prepares to attack the cake.

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Scott215

An Unwelcome Distraction - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Dwayne accidentally fires the gun, we see the slide lock back in place automatically, meaning it's out of ammo. In the next shot the slide is back in position, and we don't hear him releasing it.

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Bishop73
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The Real Man - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Kenny fills Jimmy's coffee cup with whipped cream, the amount of it varies between camera shots.

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Scott215
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Assault on Precinct 7 - S1-E5

Factual error: When the trucker reaches into the bag that's suppose to have his cash with his "bonus", he's bitten by a venomous snake. However, we see the snake and it's a non-venomous king snake.

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Bishop73
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Step One: Shelter - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: As the two men are hauling the "nap pod" away, when the camera is on the employees, we watch the men turn the corner and leave the room. When it cuts back to the employees, the two men and nap pod are back in the room and pushing the pod around the corner again.

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Bishop73
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A Soldier's Daughter - S2-E1

Factual error: Captain Souter is shown lying dead in the snow following the massacre at Gandamak. In fact, Thomas Souter was one of the few who survived to be captured by the Afghans and was later freed.

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Necrothesp
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Factual error: "Underground" is set in 1857 Georgia, yet the padded baseball glove August Pullman gives to his son is of a type used during the early 20th century. Before 1883 when padded gloves were first manufactured, gloves were either not used by baseball players or railroad brakeman's gloves were used.

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Scott215
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Factual error: With two exceptions, all the policemen shown in both 1949 and 1953 are wearing the old-fashioned tunics with high, closed collars. The Metropolitan Police adopted the more modern open-necked tunic with collar and tie in 1948, and this is shown worn by the policeman who visits Christie and by the officer who arrests him.

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Necrothesp
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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kevin and his wife are trying to find a person to live in their garage she grabs a folder out of his hands. Then she stands up and grabs it again.

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william h.juriga
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Welcome to the Jungle - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When Sara rejoins the crew at the end of the episode, Nate lifts his left hand to his face and hollers. In the next shot, he has his right hand to his face instead.

00:40:25

balistener
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Ransom - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When The Barracuda is seen approaching the island on the jet ski, and everyone's watching her, she's standing up. In the next shot she's sitting down. She's back to standing in the next shot.

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Bishop73

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APB (2016)

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Personal Matters - S1-E2

Other mistake: When Cobb starts to chase the red Dodge, there's a shot of him passing between two vehicles (and very distinct buildings in the background). When Murphy picks up the chase, this same shot is reused, showing her passing between the same two vehicles.

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Bishop73
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Palimpsest - S1-E6

Other mistake: During the credits, it lists Gloria Mundy as the actress who played Alison Araya. However, Araya is the actress's real name and Mundy is the character's name.

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Bishop73

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Vinyl (2016)

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Cyclone - S1-E6

Factual error: A 3 series BMW from either 1979, 1980, or 1981 shows up in 1973 New York city.

00:32:15

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The King of the Delta Blues - S2-E6

Character mistake: "Are you going to send in the calvary?" is said twice. It should be "cavalry".

00:09:40

toroscan
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Suggested correction: So the character knew they were supposed to say "cavalry" instead of "calvary"? For all we know, that person was pronouncing it wrong their entire life, along with many other people in the world who do not know the difference between the two words.

Scott215

Both characters used the word "calvery." Clearly a mistake.

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Savage Season - S1-E1

Factual error: When Hap goes to the grocery store to buy beer, it shows signs of a grocery store selling beer, liquor, cigs, milk and bread. This doesn't exist in Texas. Liquor is not sold in grocery stores. And liquor stores (only sell alcohol, no groceries) would close at 9 pm and this is after that since everyone was asleep.

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Shannon Adolph
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Circles - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Russell is beat up by his neighbor and his mouth, cheek and chin are smeared with blood. In the next closeup, Russell only has blood on his upper lip and cheek, not on his chin, and then the blood is back on his mouth, cheek and chin.

00:29:00 - 00:30:00

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Unclean - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Andrew and Ted are outside drinking beer, Andrew's beer bottle flips around in his hand between shots when he's sitting down.

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SS-GB (2016)

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Factual error: The constables working at Scotland Yard are wearing the divisional letter 'S'. 'S' Division covered North West London, including Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green. Its men wouldn't have been anywhere near Scotland Yard.

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Necrothesp
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I Think It's a Sign - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Christian is wearing a blue polo shirt, standing outside the luxury van in which Letty and Javier are being held captive. When he gets in the van, from that point on he is wearing a tan jacket over his shirt.

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bnemirow
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Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors - S2-E16

New this month Continuity mistake: When Josie and Veronica sing, the position of Kevin's hands on his phone changes between shots.

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Factual error: The DI refers to the local policeman as "Officer" Fuller. No British police officer would use this term to refer to another British police officer. She'd have said Constable Fuller or PC Fuller.

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Necrothesp

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