27th Feb 2019

That '70s Show (1998)

Hyde's Birthday - S4-E23

Corrected entry: Hyde says that he could be drafted into the military after his eighteenth birthday; however, this episode is set in 1978, several years after the US military draft was quietly discontinued.


Correction: Although it had been discontinued, males were still required to register for the draft when they turned 18. I had to sign up in 1980. Although there was no active draft we knew it could be reinstated at any time.

Corrected entry: The Staten Island Ferry is shown transporting motor vehicles on its lower level; this hasn't been done since the September 11, 2001 attacks.


Correction: Trying to claim a factual error two describe difference with the MCU and real life seems like a stretch. Just because in real life the ferry doesn't transport cars like that doesn't mean that service couldn't have resumed in the MCU version of New York. If this is a "factual error" as far as the film is concerned, then it is also a "factual error" to have Stark Tower in the middle of New York (it doesn't really exist), and it's a "factual error" to have alien technology drive the plot since the Battle of New York never actually happened in real life. And you might as well say it's a "factual error" every time a fictional character shows up on screen since they don't exist in real life. In other words, it's part of the story this movie is telling. Or, to put another way, had they had filmed a scene in which someone says "we reinstated the car transportation ferry, " would it still be a factual error simply because it's a fictional digression from the real world?


Despite being a very wordy correction, pretty much everything you said is wrong. Fictional places and people can exist in films set in the real word without it being a factual error. Real world places, people, historical events, etc. can also exist in fictional films, but anything that is factually wrong is a valid mistake (unless something in the film suggested otherwise, which in this case it didn't).


6th Apr 2017

Tommy Boy (1995)

Correction: No. That actually was Chris Farley. Farley was known for being very agile for a large man, always doing cartwheels on the set of Saturday Night Live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf4TqKMSeEI


23rd Jan 2017

Twins (1988)

Corrected entry: Vincent named his calico cat Julius, which is a masculine name. Barring a rare genetic abnormality (approximately 1 in 3,000), calico cats are always female.


Correction: According to the submitter's own words, male calico cats do exist, though rare. So there is no mistake.


4th Aug 2013

That '70s Show (1998)

Show generally

Corrected entry: Characters often use the terms "dude" and "awesome" in their informal contexts; neither of these terms was part of the mainstream American vernacular until the early/mid 1980s.


Correction: The term "Dude" has been around for over a century, and the modern definition has been around since the 1960's. The word "Awesome" has also been around since the late 60's. So there is no error with anyone using the two terms.


No, Dude and Awesome weren't common slag until the 80s until films like Valley Girl and Fast Times at Ridgemont High became popular. It doesn't matter how hold the words are. Kids in Wisconsin didn't use them. They said groovy not awesome and Jack and man not dude.

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