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D3: Judgement Day - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Jennifer comes into work the next day after her dinner date with Dick, her face is covered in hives from an allergic reaction. Later when Dick interrupts her choral group, the hives on her face have disappeared. She and Dick are wearing the same clothes in both scenes, so she couldn't have overcome such a reaction in such a short amount of time. (00:12:30 - 00:15:00)

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Brains and Eggs - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ms. Dubcek is showing the Solomons the attic apartment in the pilot episode, they enter (and she later exits) through what is Dick's bedroom in all subsequent episodes. Additionally the staircase at the back of the living room that serves as an entry point is completely missing.

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Dick on One Knee - S2-E16

Other mistake: When Dick is trying to get into the jewelry store, the clerk keeps trying to buzz him in. When that doesn't work because Dick doesn't understand to wait for the buzzer to finish before he tries opening the door, the clerk goes over to the door and unlocks the deadbolt and opens the door for him. If the door was locked by a deadbolt, then a buzzer wouldn't really do anything to unlock the door. (00:14:05 - 00:15:00)

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Suggested correction: It's not a deadbolt. If it was they have retracting deadbolts.

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Two-Faced Dick - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: The bottle of orange soda on the breakfast tray Dick tries to bring to Mary changes to a bottle of alcohol (Jack Daniel's I believe) when he sets it down. It later changes back into the bottle of orange soda.

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Hotel Dick - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: Right at the beginning of the episode as the camera pans over to the doors of the movie theater you can see the actors playing the Solomons waiting for their cue to come bursting out of the doors as if they were running out of the theater.

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Y2dicK - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: In the scene with www.planetsolomon.com, you can see that it is a pre-filmed video (not a live stream as he said), as it has a time slider and play/pause controls etc. (00:13:05 - 00:13:45)

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Suggested correction: During streaming, any video player can be used. Meaning "play" or "scroll" buttons are still visible, just not functional.

The color of non-functional buttons will be muted. You can see in the picture that the stop button is solid black, indicating that it is functional. The marker on the status bar is also partially advanced. In a live stream, the marker would remain at the beginning position unless someone paused the stream, in which case resuming play would cause the marker to advance in order to catch up to the delay. In this scene, Dr. Solomon is teaching his class and interacting with his students, meaning no-one paused the stream.

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Guilty as Dick - S2-E15

Other mistake: When Dick is up in the tree fort, the aliens are looking at him through their hand binoculars, but the image is taken from the same height as Dick. However, since he is higher than they are, they would be seeing him at an angle. The view as seen would be impossible unless they were at the same height as he was.

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Suggested correction: What the camera shows is for the audience. It's not meant to be a POV shot of what the three are seeing.

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Dick Puts the Id in Cupid - S5-E11

Other mistake: While talking to his therapist, Dick tells her that one of the mishaps that he caused in his relationship with Mary was showing up to a fundraiser naked. While true, this doesn't happen until Episode 13 (Rutherford Beauty) - two episodes later. This was due to the fact that most of Season 5 was aired out of production order.

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Suggested correction: The show was produced in the right order, so this isn't a mistake. Being aired out of order isn't a mistake of the show. It should be noted that for each of the 6 season, episodes were constantly aired out of order.

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Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner - S5-E6

Dick: Does anyone remember why we all decided to be white?
Harry: Oh, um, I went with white ‘cause I thought it'd be a little cooler in the summer.
Tommy: Well don't you remember, Dick? All the television signals that we picked up in outer space were filled with white people.
Sally: Oh, except for that, uh, that black nerd with the hiked-up pants and the oversized glasses. What was his name?
Tommy: Bryant Gumbel.
Sally: Right.

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Dick on a Roll - S3-E12

Trivia: Dick is never seen walking in this episode and is only in an upright position when he moves from the chair in the lounge room to the wheelchair in the opening scene. This is because John Lithgow hurt his ankle playing tennis, and the episode was written to allow him to be in a wheelchair for the entire episode.

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Chosen answer: Officer Don ended up appearing in 100 of 139 episodes, but I would say season 3 is when he become permanent as Wayne Knight's name appears in the opening credits. However, as he did appear throughout season 2 (first appearance S01E17), it's possible they already considered him permanent at that time since season 3's opening credits also included Simbi Khali (Nina) and Elmarie Wendel (Ms. Dubcek).

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