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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.

terry s

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.

terry s

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.

terry s

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.

terry s

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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15th Jul 2015

Battleship (2012)

Factual error: With about 20 minutes left in the movie, after they show them carrying the shell to the 16" gun, they show the gun barrel being raised to firing position and then being loaded and then fired. The Iowa class battleships 16" guns can only be loaded in the down position.

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Goober Takes a Car Apart - S5-E17

Factual error: Halfway through the show, Goober takes the motor out of the car and they start it up in the Sheriff's office. If you look at the direction of the fan, it would be blowing the air forward instead of towards the rear of the engine. It would be fighting the air coming through the radiator instead of pulling it.

terry s

17th May 2013

The Brady Bunch (1969)

The Private Ear - S3-E9

Factual error: About 1/3 through the show, Greg has to talk to Marcia and asks Peter to leave. On the way out Peter stops to start recording on the tape recorder. He only pushes the play button. He would have had to push the red record and play button to record their conversation.

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A Matter of Justice - S8-E1

Factual error: About 45 minutes into the episode, the girls' car stalls because the alternator's wire has been removed to cause this. For a car to stall like this, the battery has to be heavily drained which it would wind up being. When the killer comes up to the car, he tells her to try and start the car. She does and it turns over but doesn't start. The battery would never have enough amperage to turn over the car if it didn't have enough to keep the motor running.

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Factual error: About an hour into the movie, while Remo is choking the guy in the car,a meter maid comes up and threatens to hit him with her nightstick. Meter maids in NYC don't carry nightsticks or any other weapons. They barely want them to carry pens. Also, she's repeatedly called officer, they aren't officers either.

terry s

17th Jul 2012

Roseanne (1988)

Out of the Past - S8-E15

Factual error: 1/4 through the show, Darlene, Becky, David and Becky's husband are playing Scrabble. Becky's husband puts down "oxygen" on the board in the lower corner with the "O" covering the triple word square. David is counting up the score and says the "X" is on the triple letter box, and totals the points up to 99. The problem is there is no triple letter box next to the triple word box or even on the outside edges of the board.

terry s

17th Apr 2011

The Nanny (1993)

The Hockey Show - S3-E22

Factual error: Fran is dating a hockey player who plays for the New York Rangers by the name of Michael LaVoe. He wears the number 7. The number 7 is retired by the NY Rangers, it was worn by Rod Gilbert.

terry s

11th Dec 2010

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Factual error: When the raiders are just over their targets, the pilots of the flights order bombs away and the bombs immediately drop. The problem with this is it's the bombardiers job to decide when to drop the bombs on the target. If the pilot dropped the bombs, you wouldn't need the bombardier or the bomb sight.

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Factual error: Harry Bailey's tombstone has the dates of 1911 and 1919 making him at most 8 years old when he died, but the angel states that Harry died when he was 9.

terry s

7th Dec 2010

Bonanza (1959)

The Medal - S11-E7

Factual error: About half-way through the show, Joe Cartwright states 47 people received the Medal of Honor in the Civil War. In reality there were 1522 recipients of the medal in the Civil War. While an honor to receive, it wasn't held to quite the same level as in WWI and beyond.

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