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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.

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Jean G

Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the show they go to great pains to show (on more than one occasion) the "reflection" of Sam in the mirror. However, when the girl shoves him against it, kissing and slapping Sam, it is his real reflection.

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Joel Amos Gordon

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Revealing mistake: Almost every time Sam looks in a mirror or the viewer sees Sam in a mirror, the movements of Sam and Sam's "reflection" hardly ever match up correctly as if it were Sam's real reflection.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: After Al comes back when the power is turned on, Sam wins a game, breaks for the next and then we see a wide angle shot and the noise is made when Al shows Sam where to shoot. But the beam doesn't appear, even though the shot is seen by viewers.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: When Sam is studying the sign language textbook and Al pops in, Sam's right hand makes a noticeable jump, though it's supposed to look like a continuous take.

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Jean G

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.

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Jean G

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

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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.

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Super Grover

Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When Sam and Al are walking and talking, just after Scooter (being chased by the dog) throws Sam the dean's prized basketball, Al's shadow is visible on the ground, though as a hologram he doesn't actually have one.

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Super Grover

Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: After Sam nearly falls down the elevator shaft, the scene fades and comes back in with Sam speaking to the landlord about the incident. The landlord brushes off Sam's hat with his hand and hands it to him. The brushing motion was played in reverse first to extend the length of the action.

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Phixius

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.

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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.

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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.

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manthabeat

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Movie Nut

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.

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Great_Captain

Jimmy - October 14, 1964 - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: When Sam is helping Frank clean his truck, an old couple passes as they are talking. Watch the shadows on the left side of the frame right before they enter. The shadows pause for a second, and then the couple walks on screen as they are being cued by the director.

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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.

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manthabeat

Future Boy - October 6, 1957 - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: Just after Mrs. Stiner delivers the line "My car's out front" after her father's hearing, everyone except Al rushes away from the broken window. Sam brushes up against Al's shirt sleeve, causing it to move. Al, being a hologram, shouldn't have been touched.

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Phixius

Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: At Boston's FBI, Al's reflection is visible repeatedly, such as on the fire extinguisher's chrome surface in the hallway and on the elevator while Sam talks about the cabin.

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