Matlock

The D.J. - S3-E5

Factual error: This episode involves the murder of Bobby Moore, a program host at Atlanta radio station 98.6 WBW. In the United States, all FM stations end with an odd number.

Steven Lee
2

The Madam - S5-E3

Factual error: Radio talk show host David Campbell works at "WRQE 480 AM." There is no such frequency. The AM radio dial begins at 530.

2

The Abduction - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: Michelle Thomas, Ben Matlock's assistant, has been abducted and is being kept in the home of mobster Jay Cutler. Ben attempts to scale the wall surrounding the property. A close-up shows him with both arms resting atop the wall. In the very next shot, his arms are extended, his right leg is over the wall and he is raising his left leg.

Steven Lee
1

The Fisherman - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: Matlock is inside a jail cell, speaking to a man who has been accused of murder. In an outdoor scene, someone throws a raw egg at the window as Matlock looks out. Inside the cell, as Matlock turns away from the window, the splattered egg has vanished.

Steven Lee
1

Santa Claus - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Mark Harris shows Matlock into his office, the actors' T-marks can be seen on the floor under the chair.

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1

The Godfather - S8-E19

Revealing mistake: Ben Matlock is hosting a pre-wedding party for his goddaughter. Several cars are parked on both sides of the street in front of Ben's house. Each time the front door is opened, The View seen from inside the house looking out is the same matte painting used in every episode. It shows a house and trees but no cars.

Steven Lee

The Professor - S1-E11

Factual error: This takes place in Atlanta, but in the scene where Tyler pulls up to Matlock and The Professor on the bench, there are California-style palm trees visible in the background. (00:18:35)

The Scandal - S9-E2

Character mistake: Billy has second thoughts about selling his late sister's beach house to a developer who plans to tear it down and build a hotel. Billy tells Ben, "She lived the last years of her life here." But in part 1 of this two-part episode, it was established that the woman had lived in the house for only six months.

Steven Lee

The Singer - S7-E5

Character mistake: Near the end, Matlock says that he can prove who killed KC. The burden of proof lies with the prosecution; as a defense attorney, Matlock doesn't have to prove anything.

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The Temptation - S8-E14

Question: A couple of scenes show Leanne at the beach. At the end, Ben in his usual suit, is walking on the beach, saying, "I thought I might find you here." If Ben has a practice in Atlanta, lives in an Atlanta suburb, isn't the beach a bit of a drive - about 2-3 hours from Atlanta? Of course, it's not impossible. I just don't see Ben or his daughter taking a quick jaunt to the beach.

Answer: Leanne often went to the beach whenever she was upset about something. In this episode, Leanne realised that Kevin, the guy she had been seeing, had broken into her home and taken her diary in hopes of learning everything about her. This upset her because her privacy had been invaded and Kevin thought that the entries in her diary described the kind of man she was looking for. Ben drove down to the beach to comfort Leanne.

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