Batman

The Penguin's a Jinx (2) - S1-E4

New this week Revealing mistake: When the Penguin orders his hook to be fired, it barely moves, then suddenly takes off. If you look closely at the hook before it moves, the connecting wire used to pull it out of frame can be seen.

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The Penguin's a Jinx (2) - S1-E4

New this month Revealing mistake: While listening to Batman and Robin plan, the camera is close enough to the Penguin to see the prosthetic nose is differently colored.

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Hi Diddle Riddle (1) - S1-E1

New this month Revealing mistake: As the Batmobile exits the Batcave, if you watch the exit closely, you see the shadow of the back end of the car come to a stop, meaning that it was at the wall of the set.

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The Joker Goes to School (1) - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: Batman drives out of the batcave alone. The first bit of stock footage of the car leaving the cave does indeed show him alone in the batmobile. But the very next stock shot of the car speeding down the dirt road shows us Robin sitting in the passenger seat. (00:05:25)

Jean G

Show generally

Revealing mistake: Most of the first season's episodes follow a standard outline where, after the opening credits, Batman and Robin arrive in the Batcave via the Batpoles, run and enter the Batmobile and drive off, along the winding, dusty roads toward Gotham, then arrive in front of City Hall, exit the car and run up the stairs. But very quickly it becomes obvious that every bit of this is the same footage used over and over. As they get in the car, it's on a black platform which vanishes as the car starts moving. The same cloud of dust appears as the car's rear heads into the distance on the winding road, and the same crowd of people are in front of City Hall, nearly every episode.

johnrosa

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The Batcave was a stage set with no real exit for the car. So in many episodes where a shot is looking into the cave from the darker tunnel as the Batmobile approaches and passes to our right, the rear end of the car jumps upward and tire skid marks appear on the floor as the driver slams on the brakes to avoid hitting the studio wall that is out of the shot, while the audio suggests the car is still accelerating.

johnrosa

Hot Off the Griddle (1) - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: During the fight in the museum, one of Catwoman's henchmen slams into the wall beside a window. The set wall buckles and caves in, leaving the bottom edge of the window bent and jutting out. A few shots later, though, both wall and window have repaired themselves. (00:14:00)

Jean G

A Horse of Another Color (2) - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: Ethel Merman just can't keep a straight face amidst Batman's campy silliness. Here and in the previous episode, she can be seen cracking up in several of her scenes with Burgess Meredith. (00:05:00)

Jean G

The Penguin's Nest (1) - S2-E27

Revealing mistake: When Bruce, Dick and Aunt Harriet get into what's supposed to be an elevator, there's solid concrete under the sliding doors where there should be a break separating the lift car from the building's floor. It's visible again in Part 2, when Batman and Robin use the same elevator. (00:04:30)

Jean G

The Greatest Mother of Them All (1) - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: When Ma Parker activates her jet-propelled wheelchair, the much younger stunt woman's face is visible as the chair speeds down the hallway toward Batman and Robin. (00:09:15)

Jean G

Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: Not only does Batman's solo flute play two music tracks at once, it also keeps on playing after he's taken it out of his mouth. (00:20:00)

Jean G

The Joker's Last Laugh (1) - S2-E47

Revealing mistake: The counterfeit 100 dollar bills that Gordon and O'Hara say look "so authentic" don't actually resemble any known U.S. currency at all. In fact, a close look reveals them to be very bad photocopies of Mexican 100 peso notes. (00:01:00)

Jean G

The Riddler's False Notion (2) - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: The film can Riddler hands Van Jones supposedly contains his silent movie. But the hollow thump, obvious light weight and lack of the distinctive rattle a film reel would make, all reveal that the can is actually empty. (00:19:00)

Jean G

Catwoman Goes to College (1) - S2-E49

Revealing mistake: The crowd scenes during what is supposedly a Gotham City University student protest rally are inserts of rather blurry old stock footage. Not only is the mob far too large for a mere college rally, the footage is in black & white, while the rest of Batman is in color. Bit of a dead giveaway. (00:23:00)

Jean G

Smack in the Middle (2) - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: After Batman tosses his Batarang up to get to Molly, the lifting wire attached to him is plainly visible.

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The Pharaoh's in a Rut (2) - S1-E28

Revealing mistake: When Bruce Wayne is strapped to the stretcher hurtling toward the cliff, after he breaks through the "300 Ft. Drop" sign, we cut to a different angle where the wire pulling the stretcher is visible. (00:02:40)

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Flop Goes the Joker (2) - S2-E58

Revealing mistake: After Bruce stops the governor of the mobile, it can be seen that the weights are painted Styrofoam balls.

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Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: The panel that Batgirl makes her entrance through can be plainly seen as a prop mounted on top of the set of stairs she comes down.

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Surf's Up! Joker's Under! - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: When the Dynamic Duo are locked in the board blanks, you see the jets where the smoke and flame come out.

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A Riddling Controversy (2) - S2-E46

Revealing mistake: When Batman and Robin use their jets to get out of the quicksand, as they fly up, you can see the wires used to pull them up.

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