Shay

22nd Apr 2004

Donnie Darko (2001)

Question: After Donnie has gone back to the start of the loop, he lets himself be hit by the jet engine, presumably to save Gretchen, Frank and everyone else whose life he screwed up in the alternate future. What I don't understand is, since he knows what's going to happen and can see the path (literally) in front of him, why doesn't he try to change it? If he knew what was coming he could save Gretchen without dying himself.

Shay

Chosen answer: There are a couple reasons. One, the whole timeloop where Gretchen dies is the result of him surviving the jet engine incident. If he were to survive it, everything will happen again including Gretchen's death. He gave himself up for her. The other reason could be, that he is happy and not sure if it is a dream, so he just lets it happen (this is said in the commentary).

XIII

18th Apr 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

And Maggie Makes Three - S6-E13

Plot hole: When Homer is seen at work in the flashbacks (before Maggie was born), he is at his usual control panel in sector 7-G, but he only began working here when Burns made him safety supervisor in season 1, "Homer's Odyssey". Before Maggie was born he should have been working at the conveyor belt with the carbon rods, where we saw him in the first couple of episodes.

Shay

After Life - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When the demon is attacking Buffy in her room right after Willow's spell has made it corporeal, there's a shot from behind of it drawing back its left hand, followed by a shot from the front of it delivering the backhand with its right hand. (00:34:40)

Shay

10th Apr 2004

Urban Legend (1998)

Question: When Reese finds Sasha's body, you can hear Sasha's voice saying something over and over again, as if on a loop. Does anyone know a) what she's saying and b) what's causing it?

Shay

Chosen answer: She is saying "I'm not stuck, he is!" which was what the caller was saying when she was disconnected.

8th Mar 2004

Angel (1999)

Season 5 generally

Continuity mistake: In the season 5 episode 'Destiny' we see that the first time Angelus meets William, he has already adopted a more cockney accent, but in an earlier episode of BtVS (Fool For Love) Angelus asks Spike "Since when do you talk like that", suggesting he changed his accent after they met.

Shay

3rd Mar 2004

Identity (2003)

Question: When Michael has his flashbacks at the end, shots include a woman being attacked at a payphone and someone being held down on a bed and stabbed. Did I miss these scenes in the movie?

Shay

Chosen answer: First, if you are referring to the big, bald guy who is the host of the personalities, his name is Malcolm. Second, the murders you are referring to are the real murders he committed which he is on trial for.

T Poston

25th Feb 2004

Scrubs (2001)

My Fifteen Seconds - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Danni and JD fall out of the tree you can see the safety mat they land on.

Shay

24th Feb 2004

Smallville (2001)

Magnetic - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: The first time Seth tries levitating a spoon, he floats it a few inches towards him. When Lana enters and breaks his concentration, it falls back down almost exactly where it had been.

Shay

23rd Feb 2004

Dawson's Creek (1998)

The Te of Pacey - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: In "The Te Of Pacey", Pacey's birthday takes place in winter - it is snowing and everyone is wearing heavy clothes. The other episode featuring his birthday, season 2's "Crossroads", takes place in summer (everyone is wearing shorts and light shirts).

Shay

16th Feb 2004

Nip/Tuck (2003)

Nanette Babcock - S1-E3

Question: What is the song playing at the end as Matt cries alone in his room and Nanette shoots herself?

Shay

Chosen answer: "So Damn Beautiful" by Polaroid.

16th Feb 2004

Dead Like Me (2003)

Reaping Havoc - S1-E5

Question: What is the song playing over the end of "Reaping Havoc", after Betty has thrown herself into the void? It plays at several other times this season, but this is the first and longest playing of it.

Shay

Chosen answer: The Song is Callled "Boom Boom Ba" and is by the band Metisse. it plays at certain points during the series. Mainly when George is looking over Reggie or in Reaping Havoc where it plays whilst shes showing her scrapbook "Mysterious and Reassuring" which is what she thought Betty was.

Trivia: The tree that the station wagon has crashed into is the same one the cheerleaders were smoking behind earlier in the movie after the Creeper stopped the bus there. Weird coincidence - maybe the Creeper likes that spot?

Shay

Continuity mistake: When Minxie sees the Creeper outside the bus window and they all hide under the seats, the lights are on. Seconds later as it stops above Jake and starts sniffing the lights are seen to be off. (Still a mistake, despite the deleted scene.) (00:36:10 - 00:37:05)

Shay

Continuity mistake: When Dante finds the flare gun it's obvious that a lot of material has been cut on either side (as you can see in the DVD extras), since the flares are at the front of the bus and he isn't visible up there in any other shot during the whole exchange. (00:33:55)

Shay

Continuity mistake: When the assistant coach is grabbed everyone runs to help him. In the shots from outside we can see Izzy right inside the doorway holding onto the bar, but in the shots from behind he's disappeared and there's no one holding the bar. (00:30:40)

Shay

Continuity mistake: The first time Bucky is grabbed by the Creeper, Double D and Big K are the first two to run to help him but when the angle changes Double D and Izzy are the first two to reach him. There's no way he'd be able to overtake Big K in the two seconds it takes to run up a bus. (00:49:10)

Shay

Continuity mistake: As the assistant coach is grabbed from the bus doorway, the same reaction shot (Izzy standing up as Chelsea and Rhonda fall backwards) is played twice from different angles. (00:30:15)

Shay

Revealing mistake: When the Creeper is chasing Izzy, Rhonda and Double D in the truck at the end, during the overhead shot of Izzy pulling off the road you can see the tire tracks from previous takes. (01:22:50)

Shay

Continuity mistake: When Scotty asks Minxie if the Creeper will keep on coming for the ones he has picked (right before he tries to throw the marked kids out) she starts to turn away to the left, but in the next shot she is turning to the right. (01:02:15)

Shay

21st Jan 2004

Scrubs (2001)

Scrubs mistake picture

My Journey - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: When Elliot is splashed by the dolphin, if you watch carefully you can see her hair is already wet.

Shay

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