terry s

Call of Silence - S2-E7

Corrected entry: About halfway through, they start investigating for fellow Marines who fought with a suspect in the Pacific. One them had died of a heart attack recently after getting a pair of aces. Dinozzo says he doubled down on them and got two queens for double blackjack. You don't double down on aces, you split them to get one card on each. If you doubled down, you would get only one card and it would be only one hand. A queen would have given him 12-22, which would be a 12.

terry s

Correction: There is nothing to say DiNozzo is an expert at cards. He simply made a mistake (as is often shown). Not a movie mistake.

Ssiscool Premium member

14th Jul 2013

Bonanza (1959)

Escape to Ponderosa - S1-E25

Corrected entry: About 3/4 of the way through the show, Ben takes the dog tags from two soldiers as proof they are ready to give up. The problem with this is the US Army didn't start using them until late 1906, and Bonanza is set in the 1860s.

terry s

Correction: In 1906, the circular aluminum disc was introduced for use by the U.S. Army (and then made mandatory in 1913.) However, at the time of the Civil War, soldiers in the Army would carry various forms of identification. However, Cartwright never calls them "dog tags", he says "name tags." And you can see they are made of paper, not engraved metal, to fit the time period.

Bishop73

The Wiggly Finger Catalyst - S5-E4

Corrected entry: Five minutes into the show, Sheldon has written down what a dice roll will tell him what to do. He rolls the dice, pauses and looks at the list to see what he has to do for that dice roll. The problem is he has an Eidetic memory and wouldn't take the time to look at the list when he can already see it in his head.

terry s

Correction: This is not at all accurate. The list he his looking at is the Cheesecake Factory menu, not one he created himself. Given the nature of the menu page Sheldon looks at, it's unlikely he's ever looked at that page before.

Bishop73

They ate there almost every episode.

terry s

They ate there every Tuesday and Sheldon always got the same thing (except when following the dice), the barbecue bacon cheeseburger with the barbecue sauce, bacon and cheese on the side.

Bishop73

4th Sep 2011

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Provokers (2) - S2-E22

Corrected entry: While Batman and Robin are going over clues, one of them is O-HO. Robin says it's the formula for water, which is H2O. The two is attached to the H, not the O. O-HO should have led to hydroperoxyl, which is HO2.

terry s

Correction: That's the point of the clue, to contain the information without giving it away. By saying out loud H two O's it leads Robin to say the formula for water. The H and O's in the clue don't represent hydrogen and oxygen; just like a clue with a sheep (ewe) represents "you".

Bishop73

19th Jan 2011

Bonanza (1959)

A Stranger Passed This Way - S4-E23

Corrected entry: About 5/6 of the way through the show, out in the barn with Joe and Adam, Hoss, who is supposed to have amnesia from a blow to the head, thinks that a couple, the Vandervorts, are his parents. Mr. Vandervort calls Hoss from the house and Hoss responds by calling him Mr. Vandervort instead of calling him Pa or Dad. He still thought he was his father at this point in show.

terry s

Correction: You apparently did not watch this episode very closely, as there was no mentioning of the Vandeworts as the "parents" of the blow stricken Hoss Cartwright.

28th Oct 2013

Gravity (2013)

Corrected entry: When Sandra Bullock is trying to get to the station, she is very low on O2 which George Clooney knows, yet he keeps her talking, using up much more O2 than keeping quiet.

terry s

Correction: By forcing her to remain talking, he is forcing her mind to remain active, thus helping her to remain conscious a little longer through her hypoxia. Second: By forcing her to vocalize, he is forcing her to modulate her breathing, thus consuming less oxygen than panicked gasping. Third: whispering, talking or shouting out loud consume only a tiny amount more than just breathing.

The Nachoman

14th Jul 2013

Evan Almighty (2007)

Corrected entry: Near the end just before the flood, the order is given to destroy the ark and the crane moves in. They couldn't destroy the ark there and then because of all the people and animals on board.

terry s

Correction: At this point they are just using a scare tactic to get them off the arc. They were not going to put the people's lives or that of the animals in danger. If they actually started demolishing the arc then this could be a mistake.

MasterOfAll

17th Jul 2012

Spin City (1996)

Back to the Future IV: Judgment Day - S3-E18

Corrected entry: About three minutes into the episode, Mike claims to be responsible for "Right On Red" legislation. "Right On Red" has been around since the 40's. Ironically, NYC (all five boroughs), where the show is based, is the only place in the country where there is no "Right On Red" except where posted as opposed to being permitted except where posted.

terry s

Correction: Almost everything Mike says is sarcastic to get other people to laugh. Like when he said, "Officer down!" when he flipped over a table at the police station or when he said that "Farfrompoopin" was the German word for "constipation." He always says these things with a smile and everybody knows he's joking about such things.

Knever

Mayberry R.F.D. - S8-E30

Corrected entry: The train that brings Sam Jones' relatives in is a Union Pacific train. Union Pacific never operated east of Chicago so they wouldn't have been in North Carolina.

terry s

Correction: Locomotives of foreign railroads can operate anywhere. For instance, a Union Pacific locomotive could easily end up on a route for the old Coastal Railway, or the BNSF or Norfolk Southern. I have actually myself seen a train in Georgia operating with 8 locomotives from 8 different companies on CSX track. So this is really not an error per se. A Union Pacific Locomotive could easily have operated there. I was a conductor for 5 years.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Penny uses different mailboxes along the top row to get her mail.

terry s

Correction: My mailbox was changed three times in the three years I lived in my last apartment.

LorgSkyegon

Show generally

Corrected entry: Leonard and Sheldon live in 4A and Penny in 4B. Yet when they go to the mailbox downstairs, Sheldon's mailbox is the upper left one while Penny's is the third or fourth one from the left. Mail boxes have to be in apartment order, not necessarily for the tenant who could remember where their box is but for the mailman to be able to use the apartment number as to placement of the mailbox. Whenever a sub carrier would do the route, he wouldn't be able to follow the random pattern.

terry s

Correction: My first apartment building didn't have them in order. The boxes were marked with either the apartment number, the tenant names, or both.

LorgSkyegon

Corrected entry: The headline near the beginning of the movie reads "Cole's wins etc." where it should read "Coles wins etc."

terry s

Correction: "Cole's" is correct. The owner is Mr. Cole, Not Mr. Coles.

LorgSkyegon

13th Feb 2013

Mad Max (1979)

Corrected entry: With 15 minutes left in the movie, the bikers jump on a gas truck to steal some gas. They put a hose into the top of the truck. The gas just starts flowing. They would have to create a suction first to create the siphon effect where the weight of the fuel in the line would then continue the flow.

terry s

Correction: Johnny, the boy who's at the bottom of the truck, does create a suction for the pipe (even accidently taking some in his mouth). No goof there.

Gavin Jackson

The Excelsior Acquisition - S3-E16

Corrected entry: Penny got a red light camera ticket while Sheldon was driving her car. She says she gave up Sheldon as the driver to the court because she didn't want to get any more points on her license. You don't get points on your license for a camera issued violation. The registered owner just gets a straight fine. A police officer has to issue a ticket at the scene to get license points.

terry s

Correction: Penny is not a legal expert. She might not be aware of this technicality and is still afraid of losing points.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

3rd Mar 2011

Star Trek (1966)

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Corrected entry: About 19 minutes into the episode, Scotty gives the altitude of the person Kirk and Spock are looking for as approximately 30 meters (approx 98 feet) using accurate Enterprise equipment up from where they are standing on the street. They go to apartment 12B which would be the 12 floor. The stories in the apartment build would have to be slightly over 8 feet high each for it to be the 12th floor. Apartment building stories are at least 10-12 feet each. They should have come out on at most the 9th floor.

terry s

Correction: First it was approximately 30 meters, as in an estimate. Round it up to 100 feet, 10 feet per floor, makes 120 feet. An approximation within 20 feet is not unreasonable. Thirty five meters may have been a better approximation to state, but 30 is not an inordinate amount off.

rswarrior

3rd Mar 2011

Star Trek (1966)

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Corrected entry: In a very strange coincidence, a little more than seven minutes into this episode, which aired March 29, 1968, Spock states there will be a major assassination today. Six days after the original airing, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

terry s

Correction: How is this strange or a coincidence? Spock says there'll be an assassination, and nearly a week later an assassination occurs? Not even remotely trivia, and certainly not a coincidence related to Star Trek.

rswarrior

3rd Apr 2011

Tango & Cash (1989)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Tango first goes into his cell with Slinky, Slinky is trying to play crazy while playing with a slinky. Tango is reading the stock quotes from the paper. In the fold between the news pages there is light at the top showing it is torn. The slinky is then thrown at the center of the page and the paper separates where the tear already was.

terry s

Correction: So the paper had a tear in it already. News papers tear very easily. That and Tango is in prison, the paper had to go through a few sets of hands to get to him. He probably wasn't the first person to read that paper.

Greenman37

Quiet Sam - S1-E29

Corrected entry: Andy delivers a baby at a farmer's house. While still at the house at the end of the show, he tells everyone the baby is 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Bathroom scales aren't accurate enough for that weight and they didn't have electronic scales at that time. How could he know the exact weight?

terry s

Correction: How did they know my exactly weight when I was born in 1965? There are accurate scales readily available without having to be electronic.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: In the chess scene where they start out playing chess and start licking the pieces etc., the square in the lower right corner is black. In chess, the lower right corner square is always white because the queen goes on color and if the bottom right is black, the king and queen are reversed out of position.

terry s

Correction: The chess board is obviously the wrong way round; a simple mistake to make.

THGhost

23rd Nov 2010

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Corrected entry: When they are attaching the medals to the bomb, they are attached to the front of the bomb near the trigger button. In real life they were attached to the tail fins. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to attach anything near the trigger as it could cause a malfunction.

terry s

Correction: See note in the header of this movie regarding historical inaccuracies. They are not considered valid for this movie.

rswarrior

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