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Show generally

Revealing mistake: On most of the corners of the buildings, you can see seam lines running down between the different sides of the buildings. The bricks on the opposite sides usually don't line up with each other either even though they are supposed to be the same brick.

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23rd Mar 2011

Batman (1966)

The Bookworm Turns (1) - S1-E29

Revealing mistake: At about the 6:40 mark into the episode, The Bookworm puts an explosive device in the Batmobile which is detected automatically. Batman pushes the auto eject to throw it out of the car. As the special effects prop explodes, you can see the rope it is hanging from as it swings to the side.

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20th Mar 2011

Good Times (1974)

Trivia: The character of Michael Evans was named after co-creator Michael Evans. The real Michael Evans was the original Lionel on "The Jeffersons".

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The New Doctor - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: About 20 minutes in, Barney knocks the announcement bell off the door trying to sneak out of the pharmacy, Andy comes in right after and the bell rings when he opens the door. You can see the bell swinging above the door.

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Barney Gets His Man - S1-E30

Revealing mistake: When Barney and Andy are searching the woods for an escaped con, they stop to rest and you can see the light level of the woods go up and down as the crew tries to adjust the reflector screen for the desired lighting.

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9th Mar 2011

M*A*S*H (1972)

The Moon is Not Blue - S11-E8

Trivia: The movie shown in the mess tent in this episode is "State Fair". Everybody boos when it comes on. Harry Morgan (Col. Potter) played a crooked carney in "State Fair".

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19th Jan 2011

Good Times (1974)

J.J.'s Fiancee: Part 2 - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the show, JJ's girlfriend is wearing a shawl and the buttons are miss-buttoned by one button. In the next scene, the shawl is buttoned correctly.

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Mayberry R.F.D. - S8-E30

Revealing mistake: At about 1:15 into the show, as they walk past the train station ticket window, you can see daylight between the wall of the ticket window and the rest of the building, showing it's just a prop building. It's fixed the next time they walk past it.

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Character mistake: Harry Bailey's tombstone has the dates of 1911 and 1919 making him 7-8 years old when he died, but the angel states that Harry died when he was 9 years old. If he was born the latest at 31-12-11 and died 31-12-19 he would have been exactly 8 years. If he was born 1-1-11 and died 13-12-19 he would have been 8 years 364 days, one day short of 9. If he was born later than the day of the year he died he would have been 7+.

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Continuity mistake: About 8 minutes into the movie, there is a news rolling display in the background which is rolling from right to left which is normal for the English language. In a close-up of Mrs. Claus, she has an expression on her face and the news scroll is going left to right behind her which doesn't work for the english language.

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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.

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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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Lost and Found - S6-E19

Trivia: Jack Dodson, who later played Howard Sprague, was originally cast to play Ed the Insurance man in an earlier episode called "Lost and Found".

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Lost and Found - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: Aunt Bee won a garbage disposal in "Aunt Bee on TV" and it's one of the gifts she keeps, but she buys another one in a later episode, "Lost and Found," with insurance money.

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A Black Day for Mayberry - S4-E7

Plot hole: About 2/3 through the show Barney is locked inside the armored car and Gomer puts about a gallon of gas into the gun port onto Barney's shoes. After Gomer is told of his error, Barney stays inside the truck. The fumes would have killed him, not to mention the risk of explosion.

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5th Dec 2010

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Continuity mistake: When Doolittle's raiders are first starting to practice short takeoffs, the flaps of the planes aren't extended in close ups but would have to be for takeoff especially short takeoffs. Planes shown taking off have the flaps extended. In the real takeoff from The Hornet, One pilot retracted his flaps because prop wash from previous planes was lifting his plane. He then forgot about it and took off without flaps extended and was only saved by the heavy wind and forward speed of the carrier. There is actual video of the plane nearly hitting the ocean.

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29th Nov 2010

Batman (1966)

Continuity mistake: When the officials are being dehydrated, close ups of the liquid in the dehydrater show the level increasing up to about 75% but far away shots show the level steady at about 20%.

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Aunt Bee on TV - S6-E10

Plot hole: The IRS man comes to talk to Andy about Aunt Bee owing taxes won by her on a game show. Why would the IRS man come looking for Andy instead of Bee first? Andy would have nothing to do with it.

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My Master, the Weakling - S3-E5

Other mistake: About 3 minutes into the show, Don Rickles' character goes around a corner to get some equipment but you can see his left arm at the corner while he's waiting for his spot to come back into the scene.

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