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6th Oct 2020

Friends (1994)

The One With The Princess Leia Fantasy - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Janice is talking to Joey about his disliking her, her long hair keeps changing position from hanging down her front to being behind her shoulders and down her back.

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16th Sep 2020

Friends (1994)

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Character mistake: Even though both Ross and Rachel have cell phones with them and use them for other calls, it never occurs to Ross to call Rachel when he's frantically racing to the airport to say he loves her before the plane takes off for Paris.

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Look, She Made a Hat - S2-E7

Archie [after Joel's celebratory speech to his staff]: Such a strange mixture of happiness and horror.
Mrs. Moscowitz: Clearly you're not Jewish, dear.

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21st Jul 2020

The Birds (1963)

Stupidity: When the birds gather in the schoolyard, Melanie runs in to warn Annie. Rather than calling the police or fire department for help and then shelter in place until aid arrives (which would take about ten minutes), they instead decide to make a run for it with the children, out in the open, getting attacked by the birds. As it's the 1960s, the schoolhouse presumably has a working phone.

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Thank You and Good Night - S1-E8

Deliberate mistake: In a flashback to the Maisels' wedding reception (about 1953) Midge surprises Joel by having hired professional dancers, who are shown performing the well-known "Bottle Dance" (the part where they slide on their knees). This dance routine, which is often performed at Jewish weddings and other social events, was actually choreographed by Jerome Robbins for the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," which debuted on Broadway in 1964. The dance did not exist at the time of Joel and Midge's wedding, but, as an inside joke, while Midge watches the dancers, she says, "That's really good. They should do something with that."

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28th May 2020

The Birds (1963)

Other mistake: Annie is the only teacher in the town, and there is only one classroom with students, all who are around the ages of 10-12 years old, even though the schoolhouse she teaches at is a two-story, mid-sized building with multiple rooms. There are no administrators, staff, custodians, or other teachers and no students in lower and upper grades at all. Even when Annie and Melanie are evacuating the children during the crow attack, there is only the two women and Annie's students. There is no-one else.

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6th May 2020

Airport '77 (1977)

Trivia: The navy radioman who first receives the emergency signal sent by Captain Gallagher (Jack Lemmon) is played by Chris Lemmon, Jack Lemmon's son.

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6th May 2020

Airport '77 (1977)

Continuity mistake: When Karen attempts to open the submerged plane's outer door, the fastener on the back of her shirt is done up incorrectly, then it is suddenly buttoned the right way.

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26th Apr 2020

Capricorn One (1977)

Factual error: A round-trip voyage between Mars and Earth would take about two years. Although the movie's timeline is compressed, from when the astronauts supposedly leave Earth to them supposedly returning (and dying) and then Caulfield rescuing Brubaker, the entire plot implausibly takes place in only eight months. It is mentioned at the memorial that they "left" Earth eight months earlier. The military memorial is held at least a month after the "tragedy" so that would mean they made the trip in seven months, which is impossible. The film is not set in the future when technology would be more advanced.

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12th Mar 2020

Lost in Space (2018)

Echoes - S2-E3

Trivia: There is a flashback scene with sisters June (AKA Dr. Smith) and Jessica Harris as children. Their mother, Sheila Harris, is played by Angela Cartwright who was Penny Robinson in the 1960s TV series.

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29th Feb 2020

Gosford Park (2001)

Trivia: The character, Ivor Novello, played by Jeremy Northam, was a real-life actor and composer. Six of his songs were included in Gosford Park's soundtrack. His film, "The Lodger" that Lady Constance mentions as being a flop, was a real movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on Jack the Ripper.

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5th Jan 2020

Lost in Space (2018)

Trivia: The character June Harris assumes Dr. Smith's identity. The series' producers gave June the last name of Harris to honor Jonathan Harris, the actor who portrayed Dr. Smith on the original TV show.

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27th Dec 2019

Lost in Space (2018)

Trivia: The actor portraying the real Dr. Zachary Smith (who June Harris impersonates as "Dr. Zoe Smiith") is Billy Mumy, who played Will Robinson in the original 1960s TV series.

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14th Oct 2019

Legal Eagles (1986)

Plot hole: Chelsea says that when her deceased father gave her one of his paintings (now missing), he wrote an inscription to her on the back. She says she cannot prove that he actually did this other than he noted it in his journal and she does not know where the journal is. However, when Chelsea's father presented the painting to her on her 8th birthday, there were at least 100 adults present at her party who witnessed him giving her the painting, writing the inscription, and signing his name on the back of the canvas which was displayed to the guests. Any number of these people could be contacted and corroborate her claim.

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25th Sep 2019

The Burbs (1989)

Plot hole: The Klopeks have only lived in the house for a month, but they somehow had a massive furnace/incinerator installed in the basement without anyone noticing the arrival of equipment, parts, delivery people, service technicians, etc. The neighbors only notice something is amiss after the new "furnace" is operational.

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25th Sep 2019

The Burbs (1989)

Other mistake: When Walter had to go to the hospital, he asked the Klopeks to pick up his mail. However, a mail slot is built into Walter's front door, so the mail carrier would drop the mail through there, directly into the house. There was no need for the Klopeks to gather the mail and keep it at their home. There was no outside mailbox, and it was established that the Klopeks went inside Walter's house. If anything, the mail should have been picked up off the floor and left on a table.

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25th Sep 2019

Downton Abbey (2019)

Trivia: Imelda Staunton, the actress who plays Lady Maude Bagshaw, is married in real life to Jim Carter, who portrays Mr. Carson, the Downton butler.

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Plot hole: Laura moves to Iowa and rents a nice, large house, conveniently furnished with everything she could possibly need, by using a fake name, having no job, no established financial history, has no current bank account or credit cards, or any references. She merely hands cash to the agent to seal the deal. She later lands a job without proof of identity, citizenship (legally required), and has no references, no credible work history, or a different social security number. Laura is resourceful, but certainly lacked the illegal avenues to obtain a convincing fake identity and other false documentation. If she had been able to do any of that, then it would have to be incorporated into the plot as credible exposition. Movies audiences are sometimes expected to employ a "suspension of disbelief" for the sake of the plot, but this stretches credulity.

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Revealing mistake: Foussard is killed and his body dropped off the cliff into the sea. There is a close-up shot of his head and torso, facing upward, that is supposed to be underwater. However, the actor is obviously not in water. His hair, that should be floating loosely around his head never moves and appears to be held in an outward position by stiff hair gel. Some type of "special effect" filter is layered over the entire shot to simulate water rippling over the corpse.

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Trivia: Audrey Hepburn's movie wardrobe was designed by the famous fashion designer, Givenchy. During the film, Peter O'Toole jokingly comments to Hepburn that the cleaning woman disguise she is to wear for the heist will, "give Givenchy a night off."

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