immortal eskimo

The Proton Regeneration - S11-E6

Character mistake: While bedridden after his vasectomy, Howard asks Bernadette to grill up a couple steaks instead of picking up Chinese for dinner. She gives him a disapproving look and he says "Kung Pao Chicken, please." A major ingredient of Kung Pao Chicken is peanuts. A major allergy for Howard is peanuts. (00:09:04)

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Suggested correction: Since they are both quite well aware of it, they likely have either found a Chinese restaurant that doesn't use them, or they get it without peanuts.

LorgSkyegon

Yup. My friend is allergic to peanuts and our local Chinese restaurant makes hers with almond instead of peanut.

immortal eskimo

The Platonic Permutation - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: In episode 16 of season 1, Penny is talking about making a cake for Leonard's birthday and states she knows his birthday because she was checking a horoscope for him. But in this episode she does not know when his birthday is, which leads to Leonard revealing he was secretly reading Penny's diary. (00:40:00)

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Suggested correction: It's certainly possible to forget something you knew eight years ago.

LorgSkyegon

This is perhaps true for two people who rarely have contact, but I would list this as a character mistake. Penny and Leonard are in a serious relationship and are married at this point.

Bishop73

This is also a couple who BOTH forgot it was their anniversary.

LorgSkyegon

I forgot my wife's birthday on a number of occasions. It's one of the reasons she is now my ex-wife.

There's a difference between forgetting and not knowing.

Bishop73

I've been married for seven years and my husband still doesn't know my birthday. It's the 24th but sometimes he thinks it's the 24th or the 4th or the 20th etc. And especially since Leonard doesn't celebrate his birthday, it's not something that's going to remain in the forefront of Penny's mind.

immortal eskimo

The Zarnecki Incursion - S4-E19

Character mistake: As they drive to Todd Zarnecki's to confront him, Sheldon says, "I almost feel sorry for the poor fool, sitting in his split-level suburban ranch..." Architecturally, split-level (technically three levels joined by half flights of stairs) and ranch (single level) are separate and distinct designs. There is no "fusion" of the two. I can't help but think Sheldon would have corrected anyone who said the same thing.

MFWills

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Suggested correction: Actually the term "split level ranch" is used to describe a house that has one full floor above ground and a partial lower level, vs the traditional split level house which has a full floor above ground, a second partial floor and a partial lower level.

immortal eskimo

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Other mistake: During the intro, as the timeline at the bottom of the frame scrolls, "91,0009C" is written instead of "91,000BC". Also, between 1200BC and 1000BC it reads 100100BC instead of 1100BC.

k00zk0

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Suggested correction: While this is correct, you have to use freeze-frame to catch it, which is against the submission guideline on the site.

immortal eskimo

Not necessarily. The use of slow motion helps but is not essential thus making the mistake valid.

Ssiscool Premium member

I watched the opening over and over and there's no way to catch it without slowing down the playback speed.

immortal eskimo

Show generally

Factual error: The main apartment in the show is located in Pasadena, Calif. When looking out the window in the background, mountains are shown in the distance and far away. In reality, Pasadena lies right underneath the long mountain range so the mountains would be up close, not far away.

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Suggested correction: Not true. I lived in Pasadena for years and in some areas, the mountains do look further away. The view from the San Pasqual apartments, you can barely see the mountains.

immortal eskimo

21st Sep 2018

The Nanny (1993)

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Suggested correction: Fran's bubbe (Yiddish for grandmother) Sophie is dead though, this is mostly likely a reference to her.

immortal eskimo

Who is Sophie? Fran's Grandmas are Nettie Fine and Yetta Rosenberg. Both are alive.

Bishop73

Bubbie Sophie is mentioned in S4xE4 The Rosie Show. She's portrayed in the dream cemetery sequence by Fran Drescher. I believe that Bubbie Sophie is meant to be Yetta's mother, so Fran's great-grandmother, and she may have died right before Fran was born, or when Fran was a baby.

Super Grover Premium member

Other mistake: In the final scene where the police chief is barreling through the hospital on his bed, he goes along a straight path, yet when the two inspectors and the assistant come down the stairs they come out the side of the corridor. If the police chief followed a straight path, how did they come out of the side of the corridor, and how did the bed turn around a 90 degree corner at that speed?

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Suggested correction: At 1:27:46 Inspector Dreyfus' hospital bed blows through a set of blue hospital doors. At 1:27:51 we see from a different angle, those same doors still partially open but swinging shut and then at 1:27:55 we see Inspector Clouseau and the others emerge from a different hallway, the blue hospital doors now shut behind them. Inspector Dreyfus' bed never made a turn as evidence by the doors. The trio though, for some reason took a different route chasing his bed.

immortal eskimo

14th Jun 2006

The Pink Panther (2006)

Continuity mistake: The Killer is no where near the football coach when he dies in the beginning, but in the flashback, the killer is right next to him.

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Suggested correction: This is a deliberate mistake. The killer is a prominent character and having them in the flashback at the moment of the murder would be a give away.

immortal eskimo

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Suggested correction: If he was acting normally (for Sheldon), he wouldn't. However, Sheldon isn't acting as he normally would due to lack of sleep, and his obsession with solving a problem.

Andy Benham Premium member

The severity of his phobia would not be minimized by lack of sleep.

MovieFan612 Premium member

Sheldon's mind is distracted by the problem he is trying to solve. He grabs other people's food, he allows Raj to touch his food, he handles dirty cutlery at the cheesecake factory, All characteristics that would be present if he was acting normally. The fact that he is in the ball pit is simply an extension.

Ssiscool Premium member

Severe sleep deprivation could certainly affect how Sheldon reacts to phobias. The brain requires sleep to function and with a severe lack of sleep, the brain is no longer able to send the signals that alert Sheldon to his fear of germs.

immortal eskimo

21st Sep 2007

The Twilight Zone (1959)

On Thursday We Leave For Home - S4-E16

Factual error: The colonists' planet has twin suns and, we're told, no night. We see the suns, side-by-side in the sky. But twin suns would not create perpetual day. Night/day is caused by the rotation of the planet on its axis, regardless the number of suns. In a binary star system, the two stars orbit each other around a central point in space. The planets would orbit around that central point too. In order for there to be no night, the planet would have to pass between the two stars, a process it would not survive. The gravitational forces of two opposing suns would tear the planet apart. (00:18:35)

Jean G

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Suggested correction: This assumes that all planets orbit along a Sun's equatorial plane, which they don't. In fact Earth's orbit is 7° off on either side of our Sun's equatorial plane. Also taking into account the tilt of their planet, it's likely that experience a similar phenomenon to that of Alaska, although for much longer, where their orbit and position don't allow their side of the planet to see darkness.

immortal eskimo

The Midnight Sun - S3-E10

Factual error: The premise for this episode has a major flaw: the only things that could shift the Earth's orbit significantly are a near passage of or a collision with an astronomical body of sufficient size to alter the course of a body weighing 6.6 sextillion tons - the mass of the Earth. Either event would cause sufficient disturbances that cities would probably not be left standing, nor would there be anyone left to stay in or flee from them. While the events of the episode are mostly a dream, the revelation is that the earth is actually moving away from the sun, not towards it, so the mistake applies regardless.

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Suggested correction: The Earth's orbit moves outward and away from the Sun about 1.5cm every year. Eventually though the Earth will lose orbital energy and spiral into the Sun. Norma and the rest of Earth exist in a time when the planet has moved away from the Sun.

immortal eskimo

10th Jun 2014

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Escape Clause - S1-E6

Plot hole: If Walter was indeed immortal from his deal with the devil then there was no reason for him to use the Escape Clause when he was sent to jail. Since he can't be killed by any means and nobody can harm him there would have been nothing to stop him from escaping the prison the moment his cell was opened.

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Suggested correction: He may be immortal and not feel pain, but he isn't super-strong and can't walk through walls or people, so escaping wouldn't be trivial. That isn't to say it'd be impossible or even that hard, but this is a man who got centuries of perfect youth and health, and all he could think of to do were things that would kill a normal human (even though, again, he can't even feel pain.) He also confessed to murder to experience the electric chair, not considering that they wouldn't just let him walk away when he survived execution. He's a short-sighted, unimaginative moron, and that's probably why the devil chose him.

Suggested correction: Walter uses his Escape Clause because he doesn't want to live forever in a prison cell. Even if he could escape at some point, he's not willing to spend any time behind bars waiting.

immortal eskimo

Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Ferris first arrives in the town the the church bell chimes seven times indicating it's 7 o'clock. Later the bells chime again but this time only four times indicating 4 o'clock. Surely he didn't walk around the empty town for 9 hours.

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Suggested correction: Since the revelation of the episode is that Ferris is merely in a simulation, it stands to reason that they control how quickly time passes for him.

immortal eskimo

28th Sep 2016

The Golden Girls (1985)

Bedtime Story - S2-E17

Character mistake: When all of the ladies are sharing Sophia's bed because there's been a cold snap and she has an electric blanket, Blanche mentions that her bed has never been so cold on a Saturday night. A few minutes later, Dorothy - upset that the other ladies are keeping her awake - states that she has to get up for work "very early in the morning." Dorothy is a substitute teacher, and would not have to be up for work early on a Sunday morning.

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Suggested correction: Teachers often have to work the weekend to prepare for the school week.

Knowing Dorothy, she probably made the statement about having to work - to trick the others into being quiet. But, as the script goes.

Even as a long-term sub, she wouldn't have to be up early in the morning for work just because she might have papers to grade or a lesson to prepare.

Bishop73

I never believed this was a mistake. Bedtime Story aired in February 1987 and Dorothy was probably referring to her job at the museum that Blanche worked for. That episode (Joust Between Friends) aired two months earlier in December 1986, so it's possible she was still working there in the flashback (since it was never mentioned when/why she left).

I always thought that Dorothy was teaching drivers education, which was often on a weekend or after normal school hours. She complains a couple times about teaching drivers ed throughout the series.

immortal eskimo

17th Feb 2004

French Kiss (1995)

Continuity mistake: When Kate comes out of the bathroom after taking her shower in Cannes, she has thick eye shadow on. That's some shower she's had...

Sereenie

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Suggested correction: Her hair is also dry and styled. It's obvious that she did her hair and makeup before leaving the bathroom.

immortal eskimo

17th Aug 2007

The Terminal (2004)

Deliberate mistake: When Amelia and Viktor are talking for the first time and she asks him out for dinner, look at the people behind Viktor. One of those men is actually Stanley Tucci wearing a tropical suit, when Stanley Tucci is the actor playing the bald bad guy who manages the airport.

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20th Apr 2017

The IT Crowd (2006)

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Deliberate mistake: Towards the end, Roy's sunglasses keep changing, in almost every shot. It's so blatant that it must be deliberate, but there's no reference made to what might be the reasoning behind it.

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Suggested correction: There is though. Roy is trying on different sunglasses because he wants to look like a bastard. It's merely for comic effect that he's changing the sunglasses when the camera is on Moss.

immortal eskimo

Corrected entry: In the Shrieking Shack, just after Scabbers becomes Pettigrew, when Sirius and Lupin pull him out of the hole, as the camera faces Pettigrew's back while they hold him, the blue tape on his 'missing' finger is visible for 2 frames. (It is necessary to go frame-by-frame.) (01:31:30)

Dr Wilson

Correction: The mistake might be correct, however, if it's necessary to go frame by frame to see it, it shouldn't be admissible as a mistake per the guidelines.

immortal eskimo

Pilot - S1-E1

Other mistake: In this episode, the Spellmens and Salem are sitting at the breakfast table. You can see Sabrina has a stack of pancakes in front of her. But in the episode Pancake Madness, they are forbidden in the Spellman home because of the effects that come from them.

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Suggested correction: In the pilot, Sabrina is not a full witch so the pancakes probably had no effect on her. Besides, since she didn't know she was a witch yet, it would be hard for her aunts to justify not letting her have pancakes.

immortal eskimo

But why were they on the table in first place then?

2nd Apr 2019

The Good Place (2016)

What's My Motivation - S1-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode we learn that to earn points Eleanor needs to have the correct motivation, and doing good things so that she can get into the good place is having corrupt motivations. However when we meet Doug in a later episode he's shown to be a "model human" yet everything he does is so that he doesn't go to the bad place. This doesn't make sense, as his motivations should be corrupt by knowing about the good place at all.

Max Thompson

Correction: I disagree, I think that because his theories weren't confirmed, he has the same chance of getting in as anyone else. There are plenty of other people that do good things because they want better treatment in the afterlife.

The episode makes it clear that Doug is convinced his theory is correct and he even says something along the lines of "I need to do good to get into the good place" (not a direct quote). To Doug his theory is confirmed and that should be enough to corrupt his motivations.

Max Thompson

I agree. Doug's motivations for doing good things, are based on the belief that doing good things gets him into the good place. But that's all it is, a belief. Eleanor actually knows the truth and it's only after death, and after the fear of eternal torture, that she tries to be a better person. As for Doug's point total, I think he was so focused on not losing points that he became a passive hermit who rarely did anything. And by not doing anything, there were very few options to earn points.

immortal eskimo

Correction: Which explains why, as we later find out, his point total is nowhere near good enough to reach the Good Place. His good deeds are offset by his corrupted motivations.

That's not what happened at all. His good deeds aren't off-set by corrupt motivations, they're off-set by unintended consequences of good actions, which is why nobody was getting into the Good Place. Doing a good thing, like buying flowers for a loved one gave the expected positive points, but earned negative points for everything associated with the farming, raising, and selling of the flower.

Bishop73

No, Shaun said that because the good place was impossible to get in and it even said no-one arrived at the good place in 500 years.

Correction: The reason Eleanor's motivation is corrupt and not Doug's is because Eleanor was already dead, and knew definitely of the consequences. Though Doug's theory was correct he had no way of knowing what would truly happen if he didn't do good. It is the same with other religions, though Doug was correct in his theory, it still was only a theory that could not be proven. He went to Doug because he knew for certain Doug would be the one person on Earth whose points should have been extremely high.

Except Tahani went to the Bad Place despite all the good she did because her motivations were corrupt. Her corrupt motivations shouldn't have been a factor if it's not a factor for Doug. And Tahani wasn't even trying to get into the Good Place like Doug was.

Bishop73

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