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The Leap Home (1) - November 25, 1969 - S3-E1

Factual error: The Post Raisin Bran cereal box sitting on the Beckett family breakfast table in 1969 has a 1990s box design.

Jean G

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Audio problem: During the speech where Al tells Sam to quit (to force Chewie to play), Sam says he can't quit but his mouth doesn't move for a couple seconds after the words start playing.

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Factual error: At the end, Sam reads a poem from a Mark Twain book and says, "Twain wrote it when his daughter died." But the poem, famous because it was engraved on the daughter's headstone, isn't by Twain, but by poet Robert Richardson. Twain never claimed authorship, so Sam couldn't be reading it with Twain's byline from any of his books.

Jean G

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The shaving cream smeared on Sam's face looks nothing at all like the cream on his reflection's (Tom's) face in the mirror.

Jean G

Catch A Falling Star - May 21, 1979 - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: As Sam is preparing to go on stage as Don Quixote, after catching the lead actor, a quick cut to Dulcinea dancing is shown. It is supposed to be Sam's love interest and ex piano teacher Nicole as Dulcinea. However, you can see Nicole standing in the background, in the pink outfit she was wearing in scenes from the beginning of the episode.

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Al is standing next to the juke box, Sam walks over to make a selection, and when Al starts talking his reflection is visible on the glass. Later in this episode, Sam is talking to Al at the sink of the dressing room at the ball park. As Sam looks into the mirror he says he thinks Al is a vampire, to which Al replies, "Neurological holograms don't reflect, Sam."

Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 - S2-E2

Factual error: In this episode that takes place in April of 1976, everyone sits around watching an episode of Saturday Night Live with Bill Murray on it. Murray didn't join the cast until 1977.

Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 - S2-E2

Audio problem: When Sam says "I'd rather be dead," his lips don't move in sync with the words.

Jean G

How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Though he's leaped into someone else, we always see Sam as Sam, dressed in all the host's clothes (including glasses or sunglasses). His host is revealed only in reflections. But here, when he looks at his host-self in the mirror, the hat and clothes are all identical - except that the reflection is wearing glasses, and Sam isn't.

Jean G

8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: Willis drops his cap on the road when he runs away. It's still there in the long shot of him running, but after the commercial break we return to the same scene, and as Sam stands up, the cap is no longer on the road behind him.

Jean G

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Revealing mistake: When Sam is putting the locket on her in the coffin, Hilla's "corpse" is breathing.

Jean G

Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 - S2-E21

Audio problem: When the little girl is dragging her sister across the room to get her to meet Sam at the pool, she says, "He's waiting at the pool for you," but her mouth doesn't even come close to mouthing those words.

Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Audio problem: In the beginning of the show, when Sam's father tells him to get down, Sam climbs down and falls off the net. When he hits the dirt it makes a sound like he's hitting a board.

Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: After throwing the laundry bags out the back of the truck, close up shots on Sam and the girl show the back of the truck being relatively empty. However, the next shot from the rear of the truck has the back full of laundry bags again.

Double Identity - November 8, 1965 - S1-E6

Factual error: The episode takes place November 9, 1965. After the haircut incident they are seen moving away from a theater with Doctor Zhivago on the marquee, but the movie was released December 22, 1965, a month and a half after the scene is supposed to take place.

Show generally

Revealing mistake: Al is supposed to be a hologram. However, he is constantly casting shadows, and as a projection, he shouldn't.

Movie Nut

Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Sam and Al are in the station wagon pursuing the van, both Sam and Al's reflections are visible on the wagon's front hood. Al, as a hologram, shouldn't have one and Sam's reflection should be as Kevin's mom.

Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968 - S5-E4

Factual error: Twice in this episode, characters refer to the Vietnam war being over. But the setting is 1968. The Vietnam war didn't end until 1975.

Jean G

Catch A Falling Star - May 21, 1979 - S2-E10

Character mistake: In the preview for this episode, Charlie has trouble getting his countdown straight. He shouts that Sam is on in 50 seconds, then 47, then 48. In the episode itself, the mistake is corrected with a rather obvious overdub, changing the final number to 43.

Jean G

The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Sam leaves the jail after the Sheriff has released him from custody, we can see Sam's reflection, not Jesse Tyler's, in the window on the door as it swings shut behind Sam.

Phixius

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the shower, the Burma Shave cream on Sam's face changes from being partially washed off to being thick and foamy, then back to partially washed off.

Phixius

Star-Crossed - June 15, 1972 - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: Sam stares at himself in the mirror and takes out his wallet to determine who he's leaped into. But the "reflection" in the mirror lowers the wallet and looks back up before Sam does.

Jean G

The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 - S2-E3

Factual error: In the scene where the guy is telling Machiko about the major league teams that wanted him, he mentions the Indians, Yankees, and Orioles. The episode is set in 1953 and the story is from before World War II. While there had been a minor league team called the Orioles up to that point, there was no major league team called the Orioles until 1954.

M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when dressed in drag, Sam has a cigarette with a long bit of ash on it. He looks at his "reflection" and there is a short bit of ash on the cigarette, then it cuts back to him and there is a short bit of ash.

Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 - S2-E20

Audio problem: When Sam is looking in the mirror talking to Al, he says, "Would you look at me? I've got a gold tooth." However, the reflection doesn't mouth the first part and doesn't even say the second.

Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: At one point when the police are chasing Sam, the car has a Sheriff's star on the driver's side door; however, when Sam drives into Clayton, no star is to be seen.

Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 - S5-E22

Audio problem: During Sam's conversation with the bearded Russian miner, each of them plainly mouths the word "stone," but for some reason, the word is both times dubbed over with "slate."

Jean G

M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Factual error: Though this episode takes place on April 1st, 1969, a freshly-painted sign in the park contradicts the date. In the scene with the hippies in which Sam is disguised as a meditating guru, the huge sign just behind him touts the San Diego Centennial Celebration - in 1968.

Jean G

Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 - S2-E2

Factual error: The episode takes place April 1, 1976, and Sam performs a stunt for the "Earthquake" movie featuring Charlton Heston, but Earthquake was released in 1974, so was filmed long before 1976.

jimba

Honeymoon Express - April 27, 1960 - S2-E1

Factual error: The date is April 27, 1960, and Al says the Francis Powers U-2 spy plane will be shot down in two days, namely April 29, but the plane was actually shot down on May 1, 1960, four days after the episode.

How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 - S1-E5

Plot hole: The ranch is 50,000 acres, which is around 78 square miles. This is about 3.5 times the size of Manhattan Island. Yet they only appear to have four or five ranch hands to cover all that land, which would be impossible.

A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958 - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: Sam's reflection in the mirror near the beginning of the episode drops his handkerchief too quickly after wiping his mouth, making things not match up.

manthabeat

Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 - S5-E3

Factual error: On the island, Vanessa sees Venus in the sky and it looks very dark. The other shots show the sun is still up so the Venus sighting wouldn't look like that.

manthabeat

Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The wide shot of the raft shows clear skies but the closeups are all cloudy.

manthabeat

Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: The background while Scott is on the raft with Brooke Shields is blatantly a studio wall. The clouds have streaks on them with dark colors and the seam where the ocean meets the wall can be spotted. The film "The Truman Show" used the same technique.

manthabeat

A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963 - S4-E15

Revealing mistake: When Al jumps into the shot out of nowhere on the steps after the record producer leaves, Sam and the two girls abruptly move, giving away the technique to achieve Al showing up. The transition is usually smoother, this one happens to be rough and noticeable.

manthabeat

The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 - S1-E4

Other mistake: In the locker room, the old man's hair is pulled down over his right eye, away from the mirror as his right side is toward the wall. In the reflection, his hair is facing toward the mirror over his left eye, rather than away over his right.

The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: As Sam looks in the mirror, the trainer's reflection puts its right hand on Sam's right shoulder a split second before the camera view hand.

Running For Honor - June 11, 1964 - S4-E12

Character mistake: When Sam first sees his reflection in the locker room mirror, his counterpart comes into the scene just a tad too late, making the reflection not match.

manthabeat

Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958 - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: Connie and Sam are talking in their room, while Sam is looking at his female self in the mirror. As Connie walks back into the shot, her shadow is cast on the wall behind the mirror. This indicates she came from the opposite direction that is possible in the reflection had this not been the mirror trick. In reality, she would have been coming from behind Sam, not from in front and wouldn't have cast a shadow on the wall with the mirror.

manthabeat

Freedom - November 22, 1970 - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Sam is talking to Al in the desert about what year it is. Al's cigar jumps in his mouth and back to his hand.

manthabeat

A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971 - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: When the recovered drowning victims are lying on the ground, Troian's supposedly dead husband moves his feet.

Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: After going to get pizza, Sam and the kids return home. As they pull in the driveway a long boom mike is visible in the back car window.

manthabeat

Deliver Us From Evil - March 19, 1966 - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: When Ilia is spurned by Sam, she sits on the bed and rips her clothes. When she goes to scratch her face, you can see the fake blood on her hand when she goes to smear it on her face.

Movie Nut

Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 - S3-E14

Factual error: When Sam knocks on Diana's door, she opens it. But we've just been told that she's completely deaf, so there's no way she could have heard him knocking. Though she dances to "vibrations in the air," this is with music played at volumes high enough to cause such vibrations. Sam is absolutely not banging on her door that loudly.

Jean G

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Al casts a shadow on the airplane. That's should not occur, since Al is a hologram.

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Tom/Sam's wife and her reflection on the mirror do not match. The reflection moves her head, but the real person does not do that.

Jimmy - October 14, 1964 - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode Michael Madsen's character attempts to run over Sam with a forklift, causing the boy to fall into the water and almost drown. As the boy is falling into the water, there is a wide shot of the action. In the scene, a box is being pushed over the edge into the harbor. In the close shot following, the box is gone, as are other items nearby.

manthabeat

The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When Sam is first looking at his reflection of himself in the glass at the beginning of the episode, the items behind his reflection do not match his point of view. A man walks through the shot and never leaves the frame, however is gone when the shot flips back to Sam.

manthabeat

The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 - S1-E7

Factual error: The episode takes place in Alabama, however when Sam and the old lady are in the cemetery before Al shows up, there are mountains in the background.

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