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9th Jan 2019

Batman (1989)

Character mistake: The newspaper that reveals the combination of products that activates the Joker's poison has at least two grammar mistakes on the front page. The word "deodorant's" should not have had an apostrophe and the word odoreaters was spelled "odoureaters, " which has the British spelling of the word odor (Gotham City is obviously in the United States, not the UK). (01:17:10)

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Character mistake: Throughout the movie all of the drill sergeants and First Sergeant Morley are wearing their drill sergeant badges too low. The badge is supposed to be centered on the right jacket pocket.

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4th Jan 2019

Riverdale (2016)

Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls - S2-E5

Other mistake: When Betty receives the call from the unknown number her iPhone rings audibly. When it shows a closeup of her iPhone the mute switch is down, meaning the phone is on silent. (00:15:25)

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White Knights - S1-E4

Factual error: At the beginning of the episode, when Snart steals the keycard from the female soldier in 1986, she is wearing the U.S. Army's Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), a combat award for infantry and Special Forces soldiers. It is not possible for a woman to have a CIB in 1986 due to the fact that infantry and Special Forces were closed to women at the time.

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6th Jul 2015

The Last Ship (2014)

Unreal City - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: While Lieutenant Granderson is being escorted around the compound and walks to the class she is shown wearing O-3 rank (two silver bars) on her collar, despite never being promoted during the show to this point. Later on in the episode when she is talking to her mother, she is shown wearing O-2 rank (one silver bar) again. (00:13:35 - 00:34:15)

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9th Jun 2015

Jessie (2011)

G.I. Jessie - S2-E26

Factual error: Most of the female soldiers are shown wearing earrings while wearing their tactical uniforms, but earrings are only authorized to be worn in their dress uniforms.

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9th Jun 2015

Jessie (2011)

G.I. Jessie - S2-E26

Character mistake: In the beginning of the pilot episode, Jessie told the cab driver that her father is in the Marine Corps. However, it is shown in this episode that her father is actually a lieutenant colonel in the Army. It's highly unlikely that Jessie wouldn't know what branch of the military her father was in considering how much she spoke about her military upbringing throughout the series.

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14th Mar 2015

Arrow (2012)

Nanda Parbat - S3-E15

Factual error: General Shrieve's rank is on upside down. (00:04:20)

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Pattern Seventeen - S16-E9

Revealing mistake: When Amanda and Fin are in Atlanta following up on their rape case they walk past several cars with visible Georgia license plates mounted on the front. Georgia is a rear plate-only state, and wouldn't have had plates mounted on the front of the cars as shown here. (00:13:30 - 00:16:20)

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Factual error: All of the soldiers in the movie are wearing the Battle Dress Uniform, but at the time the movie took place (around the same time as the first Iron Man) that uniform was already phased out and replaced with the Army Combat Uniform. Also, all of the soldiers had their name tags on the left side of the uniform, where the U.S. Army tag is supposed to go, instead of on the right side.

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Factual error: General Ross and Blonsky are shown in their Class A uniforms, and both of them are missing their U.S. insignia on the collars. Also, General Ross is shown wearing the infantry cross rifles branch insignia on his collar, but as a general officer he would not wear a branch insignia. I could give Blonsky a pass since he's a British officer wearing an American dress uniform for reasons not explained onscreen, but Ross should have known much better as a general with decades of service. (00:30:10)

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Turmoil - S11-E8

Factual error: When Stabler's son Dickie is trying to join the Army, Dickie's recruiter tells Stabler that he can join at 16 with parental consent. This is incorrect, you have to be at least 17 to join the U.S. Army even with parental consent. In addition to the fact that you can't join at 16, the consent papers that Dickie bought to Stabler at the end of the episode can't be signed without a recruiter or notary public present and signing the papers at the same time. This is to prevent cases where a parent who had a change of heart can claim they didn't sign and to prevent 17-year olds from enlisting without consent by forging their parents' signatures.

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A Tale of Two Sisters - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Elsa is walking down the middle of the street through Storybrooke, she is leaving a trail of ice on the road behind her. Shortly after seeing a wedding dress in a store window she walks towards the store, and the trail of ice behind her is gone. (00:07:00 - 00:07:35)

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Harry & Mindy - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Mindy arrives at work she goes into Danny's office and finds him on the floor in his underwear. She closes the door behind her, but a few seconds later the door is wide open again. (00:02:25)

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Heavy Is the Head - S2-E2

Factual error: When Lance Hunter is about to be captured by the military at the beginning of the episode, the troops arrive in a convoy of humvees. The humvees all have Virginia license plates on them, but U.S. Military tactical vehicles do not use license plates. Even if we assume they were using Hummer H1s instead of tactical humvees (commonly used as a substitute on TV and in movies when producers can't get military humvees), military-owned non-tactical vehicles do use license plates, but they don't use state license plates as seen here. Instead, they use official U.S. Government license plates like the ones on the Ford sedan Hunter was dropped off from prior to meeting General Talbot. (00:01:55)

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23rd Aug 2014

Gravity (2013)

Factual error: When Ryan enters the space station and removes her spacesuit she is shown wearing only a tank top and boy shorts. In reality, according to NASA's official webpage astronauts wear a liquid cooling and ventilation garment and an absorption garment (space diapers) under their suit. (00:38:45)

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Factual error: On the Miz's certificate of appreciation hanging on his refrigerator the words "Department of Defence" are visible."Defence" is the British spelling of the word and any US document with that word would have had the US spelling of defense on it. (00:14:30)

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24th Feb 2014

Weeds (2005)

The Godmother - S1-E10

Plot hole: If Andy really did enlist into the Army Reserves and "forgot about it" like he claimed a warrant for his arrest for desertion would have been issued, which the police would have seen when he was arrested for pot possession in the episode "Lude Awakening." With that fact, the police would have called the Army and he would have been returned to military control to face desertion charges. He would not have been released and sent a letter a few weeks later simply telling him to report for duty or face military prison, the option to report for duty would have no longer been an option when he was gone long enough to get put in deserter status.

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24th Jan 2014

Enlisted (2013)

Randy Get Your Gun - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: After Derrick reveals to Randy that he cheated for him in basic so he would pass his marksmanship test he smashes his cake, causing some of it to splash on Derrick's uniform. At first frosting is all over Derrick's top but seconds later there is much less of it on him. There wasn't enough time for him to wipe off the frosting between shots. (00:07:20)

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Military Justice - S15-E8

Factual error: The episode took a lot of liberties to further the plot when Amelia Albers was arrested by the Coast Guard in ADA Barba's office. While the story mentioned a real controversial military pamphlet on how victims should respond to a sexual assault, at the time the episode took place the military was under a massive investigation over sexual assaults by Washington, was being publicly criticized for a lack of assault victim support, and had a bill going through Congress to make it easier for victims to report their attackers. There is no way any military prosecutor would have been given clearance to charge Amelia with adultery or fraternization while the men she was accused of sleeping with were arrested and already on trial for gang-raping her. Doing so would bring a lot of unwanted bad press as well as a congressional investigation on the Coast Guard that would almost certainly want to know why they are attempting to cover up a rape by charging the victim instead, especially when the rape victim was an admiral's daughter.

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