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28th Jul 2019

Barney Miller (1974)

The Mole - S2-E22

Trivia: Ron Carey, who would later go on to play Officer Levitt in Barney Miller, appears in this episode as the mole. A jewel thief that tries to escape from the 12th precinct detectives via a sewer.

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The Wheaton Recurrence - S3-E19

Factual error: Sheldon and the team are league bowling and have a match with Will Wheaton's team. They are bowling on lanes 2 and 3. In league bowling, you have to bowl on lanes that start with an odd number because the ball return is shared between those lanes. In league bowling, you take turns with each lane so that any differences in the lanes evens out, and this lane layout wouldn't allow that.

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19th May 2019

Barney Miller (1974)

Ramon - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: A criminal steals Fish's gun and holds the squad hostage. He has a handcuff on one wrist with the other one hanging. The hanging cuff goes back and forth between being open and being closed throughout the scene.

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Cousin Virgil - S2-E30

Other mistake: Barney's cousin is coming to Mayberry but gets off the bus in a previous town and misses it. Barney and Andy go out to find him, leaving from Mayberry. They are driving down the road when they come upon his cousin. The cousin is walking in the same direction as Andy and Barney are going, which would have meant he was walking away from Mayberry when he should have been walking towards it.

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5th Apr 2019

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

Hogan's Double Life - S6-E22

Plot hole: Five minutes into the show, Klink and Hogan are in Klink's office when a gestapo major comes in. When Hogan leaves, Klink mentions Hogan's name and the major realises with surprise that that is Hogan and then says he knows all about Hogan and his description. That alone should have led the major to know that this was Hogan. Hogan also has his name on a tag on his jacket.

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14th Mar 2019

Seinfeld (1990)

The Raincoats (1) - S5-E18

Factual error: Near the end of the show, George is getting in a taxi in Central Park. The taxi medallion is on the side rear roof support. Taxi medallions in NYC are required to be on the front hood.

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25th Feb 2019

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

D-Day at Stalag 13 - S3-E3

Factual error: While the show always made it winter time by having snow on everything (salt piles strewn about) and icicles on all the windows, this episode has an actual date of occurrence, June 6, 1944. They help to solve the snow on the set by taping the whole episode inside. However, the windows still all have the ice formations on them. It's late spring.

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Anyone for Suicide? - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the show, the squadron has to land on a carrier deck. The shots from the sky go back and forth between a straight deck carrier and an angled carrier deck. Also, an angled carrier wasn't put into use until the early 50's by the British, Black Sheep takes place in WWII.

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26th Sep 2018

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

Show generally

Other mistake: Throughout the show, they always show snow on the ground and ice on the windows. It is almost always freezing weather. They regularly use a periscope viewer that is placed it a 55 gallon drum containing water, yet the water never freezes or shows any kind of icing up.

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25th Sep 2018

True Lies (1994)

Other mistake: During the bathroom shootout scene, the terrorist shoots the bathroom stall walls from a heavy angle. When the walls and doors are shown from the front while being opened, the bullet holes go directly through both walls of the doors, which would only look like that if they were shot from directly in front.

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9th Jul 2018

Family Ties (1982)

Basic Training - S7-E8

Factual error: Skippy joins the Army and goes to boot camp, and then he quits. His hair is never cut for boot camp.

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Rediscover America - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: About halfway through the show, Vanessa repeatedly closes the cap on the thermos, 7-8 times.

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Lady on the Stagecoach - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: About 1/3 into the show, Paladin is walking towards the stage house, there are two bullets sticking up in the back of his gun belt. Once inside, all the bullets are now pushed down in their proper positions in the belt.

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Show generally

Deliberate mistake: Whenever anyone walks across the front hallway, it takes them 6-7 seconds to walk from one stairway to the other. On the backside of the stairway, it only takes 1-2 seconds to walk across.

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11th Dec 2017

Green Acres (1965)

Wings Over Hooterville - S2-E1

Factual error: In a flashback scene, Oliver is hanging from a tree after getting shot down in WWII. They ask him where he is from, and he says the US Air Force. The US Air Force wasn't formed till 1947. During WWII, it was the Air Corps.

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11th Dec 2017

Speed (1994)

Factual error: In the bus freeway gap jump, a second after driving off the freeway edge, the bus has fallen beneath that edge level of the freeway. It would be impossible for it to have regained altitude to be above the freeway on the other side. It would have hit at best halfway between the wheels of the bus, if at all.

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The Ball Game - S7-E4

Other mistake: Helen is sitting on the first base side, there is a play at the plate and Opie is called out at the plate. Near the end of the show, Helen has a picture she took of the play and it show Opie to be safe. The picture angle is taken almost directly from home plate and at a low angle. The backstop is also blocked half the way up. She would have had to be on the field behind home plate for such a picture. It's also very close up but the camera she is using doesn't have any zoom feature.

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18th Jul 2017

The Brady Bunch (1969)

My Brother's Keeper - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, Greg is painting the shutter green, he gets a phone call and goes inside. The paint bucket falls on Bobby because the ladder falls. Greg sticks his head out the window and asks who took his ladder. The shutter now has no paint on it.

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7th Mar 2016

Barney Miller (1974)

Uniform Day - S6-E17

Factual error: It is uniform day where they all have to wear their uniforms. The badges they all wear are those of patrolmen. The problem is that they are detectives and the NYPD has detective badges, which are distinctly different looking.

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23rd Feb 2016

Barney Miller (1974)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The actor that played Barney Miller, Hal Linden, was left handed and did everything left handed. However, they always put his gun on his right hip with the handle facing the right. A lefty cannot conveniently pull the gun this way.

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