Best TV mistakes of 2016

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

Factual error: When Steve and Nancy are making out, the intro to "A Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles plays. While the original version of the song was released by folk-pop duo Simon and Garfunkel was released in 1968, the version heard here was released in 1986, 3 years after the scene takes place. (00:52:30 - 00:55:40)

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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.

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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Glazed and Confused - S2-E9

Other mistake: Jackson, and Max are in bed together due to a sickness. When Matt brings Tommy to them you can hear Max say "Say your line" to Jackson. (00:21:55)

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The Blueprint - S1-E9

Character mistake: In the 11/14/2005 US Army Rangers report about Peter MacLeish, the word captain right under MacLeish's signature is misspelled "captian."

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Billete de Magia - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When James is taking pictures from a car as men are entering a hotel, in the shots of him head on he is using a Canon EOS camera with a 70-200mm white lens. In shots from the side he is using a Nikon camera with an older Nikon lens. (00:27:35)

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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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Mystery Man - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth arrives to visit Margaret early in the episode she is bare-headed. When she leaves she is wearing a hat and a neck scarf which she wasn't wearing when she arrived.

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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.

Bishop73

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Left Behind - S1-E9

Factual error: Ray, Sara, and Kendra are Left Behind in 1958. However, 10 weeks later Sara and Kendra are playing the board game "The Game of Life." The modern version, as seen, didn't come out until 1960 (previously it was called The Checkered Game of Life and doesn't resemble the modern version).

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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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.

Scott215

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Stuck at the Movies - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After Rachelle gives Ethan her makeup bag, Ethan is holding it to his side with one hand. After it zooms in on him, he now is holding it with two hands in front of him. (00:18:20)

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Seeds + Permafrost + Feather - S3-E17

Factual error: Bozer and for that matter I would assume all of the team went to a spycraft academy. A basic subject in any of such academies is surveillance, including proper techniques to follow and stake out someone. Bozer being so inept at tracking MacGyver's father is inconceivable given their training.

toroscan

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Christmas Special 2017 - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Price Albert's ice skates change after falling through the ice. Prior to the fall the ice skates have a curly blade front (appropriate for the time), upon emerging from beneath the ice the skates look like current models.

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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.

Necrothesp

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Trompe L'Oeil - S1-E7

Other mistake: When Charlotte Hale takes a cigarette from Theresa Cullen, she puts it in her mouth the wrong way around. (00:11:45)

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