terry s

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.

terry s

The Big House - S3-E32

Revealing mistake: The jailed criminals take the key and open the jail cell door. The problem is the dead bolt never moves with the key, showing the door was never locked to begin with.

terry s

5th Jun 2013

Star Trek (1966)

The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Revealing mistake: About 4/5 through the show, while the Vulcan is being killed, if you look at Lincoln's wrist, you can see his makeup line.

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The Killer Robot Instability - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the show, the big robot is chasing the other robot down the hallway. The camera starts to zoom in as the robots come by it. The big robot stops just before the camera zoom is past it, yet they keep running down the hallway like the robot is still going.

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Show generally

Revealing mistake: If you look at the marble patterns on the walls, they are all exactly the same from floor to floor. Also the bricks oddities on the stairway match from floor to floor. They change lights, elevator tape etc. but it's the same floor used over and over as different floors.

terry s

8th Apr 2013

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Revealing mistake: Halfway through the movie, with the crashed plane, the aircraft engine is actually running backwards.

terry s

11th Feb 2013

The Delta Force (1986)

Revealing mistake: 10 minutes into the movie, the hijacker is at the cockpit cabin door and forces the stewardess to have the captain open it. If you look behind the hijacker at the main cabin door, you can see light coming through it on the upper right each time they show him from the front. It's a sealed plane door, there wouldn't be any light coming through.

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The Brotherhood - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: About 20 minutes in, the cops have a newspaper with the headline about the two guys they killed. They turn to page two which has a story about the next guy they are planning to kill. If you look at the picture, it is glued onto the story page. The left side is lifted. The actor must have been hired after the printing.

terry s

12th Jan 2013

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy and Superman - S6-E13

Revealing mistake: While Lucy is out on the ledge, if you look at the pipe as it runs from above the ledge to below it, the two pieces of pipe don't line up. They are off about the full diameter of the pipe. Also when the pipe pulls out, it's obvious the pipe is on a hinge at the bottom and not really attached to the lower pipe. Later, there is also no stream of water falling from above where the pipe was supposed to be connected as a drain even though it is pouring out.

terry s

17th Mar 2012

Frasier (1993)

Match Game - S11-E18

Revealing mistake: 4 minutes into the show, Frasier gets off the elevator and goes to an office door with keys to open it, he tries the keys and they don't work. He realizes he missed his floor. A woman opens the door and they start talking about a dating service which he says he doesn't need, and he pushes the elevator down button, which lights up. The doors open and a man gets off. It's going up, which he finds out from an ex-girlfriend on the elevator. The down button light goes out before he gets on to go up with her. The light should only have gone off on the way back down.

terry s

22nd Jan 2012

Bonanza (1959)

A Girl Named George - S9-E16

Revealing mistake: Jack Albertson's character is taking pictures of The Cartwrights and ranch hands. The video camera moves across the front of the prop camera as Albertson pushes and holds the button to take a picture. The shutter on the camera never opens and isn't open until he releases the button. In those days the shutter had to stay open an elongated time to enable the light to infiltrate the negative. People had to stay still during this time.

terry s

2nd Jan 2012

Bonanza (1959)

The Saga of Muley Jones - S5-E26

Revealing mistake: The Cartwrights' second cousin shows up and sings a lot. His singing breaks glass all over town. 1/4 of the way through the episode, while at the ranch, Ben is about to serve tea or coffee while Huley is singing upstairs. As Ben goes to pour it into a cup, the pottery kettle shatters but no tea or coffee or water comes out of the pot, showing it was empty.

terry s

2nd Jan 2012

Bonanza (1959)

Hound Dog - S6-E25

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode, Tracy Ledbetter is carrying a double barreled shotgun, trying to get her dogs back. There is the sound effect of a shotgun blast, then video of another blast with Hoss running inside the barn. She gets inside the barn and another shot goes off inside without her reloading. How did the third shot come from the gun? It only holds two shells.

terry s

27th Nov 2011

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Flying Saucer - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: Just before the final fight scene, Alfred hits his head on the door of the spacecraft while exiting, kind of like the Storm Trooper in Star Wars, reacts for a second and then keeps going on with the scene as if nothing happened.

terry s

26th Nov 2011

Spin City (1996)

Not in the Line of Fire - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: 1/3 through the show, Stuart is talking to Nicki's boyfriend in the cafeteria, and the candy machine has "N&Ns" in it instead of "M&Ms" for both plain and peanut. The letters have been partially covered up.

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Cruise (1) - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the show, Shirley is ironing Laverne's clothes and leaves the room. The iron falls on Laverne's clothes on the "L" and burns it, When she picks up the iron, the "L" is on the bottom of the iron facing the normal way when, in fact, it should have been a reverse image.

terry s

16th Nov 2011

Spin City (1996)

Not in the Line of Fire - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Two thirds of the way into the show, Mike and the mayor are talking in his office. If you look at the Mets hat behind Mike, the NY emblem is upside down.

terry s

15th Oct 2011

Frasier (1993)

Roz in the Doghouse - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: About 1/3 through the episode, they are in Roz's apartment. If you watch when people enter or leave the apartment, the door has a handle lockset. It also has a lock cylinder about 1 1/2 feet above it on both sides of the door. The problem is, the side of the door has no drill hole where the latch assembly should be: it's just solid wood. The lock isn't attached to anything that would enable it to work.

terry s

15th Oct 2011

Frasier (1993)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The elevator doors in Frasier's building are just a wood looking board with no safety edge sensors on the doors. These are required to detect an object between the doors. Yet, when a character touches the edge of the doors, they open back up.

terry s

5th Apr 2011

Tango & Cash (1989)

Revealing mistake: When Tango and Cash are getting attacked down the laundry chute, they are tied up above a water tank with a guy holding an electric wire. Their hands are tied to dry cloth which is then tied to the cable. Cloth has no conductivity so there is no complete circuit when their feet are lowered into the water so they wouldn't be getting shocked. The reason they wouldn't be getting shocked is actually explained later in the movie just before they slide down the electric wire.

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