Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

25 mistakes in season 1

Six Kilos - S1-E24

New this month Continuity mistake: McGarrett has infiltrated a crime syndicate and is standing on the patio of a beachside house with two men and a woman while Danno, in a boat several hundred yards offshore, is taking pictures with a camera and telephoto lens. When the pictures are developed, the background in the photos is the ocean, not the beach house and patio.

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Six Kilos - S1-E24

New this month Character mistake: To get on board a private yacht, Carl Swanson poses as a repairman from Mauna Loa Refrigeration Company but the name on the back of his uniform is misspelled "Muana Loa."

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One for the Money - S1-E19

Plot hole: The first murder victim is so dim-witted that it strains the viewer's credulity. Her creepy blind date, who plans to kill her, is wearing surgical gloves already - but somehow she never notices.

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Not That Much Different - S1-E23

Factual error: In the final shootout scene at the end, Manning's .38 caliber 6-shooter pistol fires 8 successive shots at McGarrett without being reloaded.

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Samurai - S1-E6

Factual error: Throughout this episode, the Japanese assassins are inaccurately referred to as "the Bushido." They should, as the episode title implies, be called Samurai. Bushido was the revered code by which Samurai warriors lived, but was never an appellation for them.

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... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When McGarrett arrests Big Chicken at the end of the episode, he twists Chicken's right arm up behind his back, but then in the next shot, Chicken's arm is up above his head on the door in front of him.

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Tiger By The Tail - S1-E5

Factual error: McGarrett places the kidnappers' ransom tape on the reel-to-reel recorder, and before the tape is threaded or the machine properly turned on, the message immediately starts to play.

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... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: McGarrett strong-arms Tommy-Tommy, the Hawaiian fence, on the beach, and the guy gets sand all over his face during their scuffle. When McGarrett pulls him to his feet, the sand is still there. But in the next shot, all but a small patch near his temple has disappeared.

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King of the Hill - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Auston leaves the unconscious Dan Williams lying on his back. But in the next shot, Danno's lying on his side. Later, the seriously wounded Danno instantly changes positions between shots several more times, switching from face down to face up on the floor.

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Jean G

The Ways Of Love - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, Larsen's first name is "Dan." But in the end credits, he's listed as "Steve."

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The Face of the Dragon - S1-E17

Factual error: Two deaths by bubonic plague, spread by casual human contact, have Five-O scrambling to prevent an epidemic on Oahu. But the disease isn't spread this way (its vector is fleas on infected rats). And since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s, bubonic plague has been imminently curable, so there was no need for panic, other than, of course, to make the episode more dramatic.

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King of the Hill - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Kealoha puts his gun back in its shoulder holster before walking a few feet across the parking lot to meet McGarrett. When we cut to a two-shot of them, Kealoha puts his gun away all over again.

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Full Fathom Five - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: McGarrett's office is on the 2nd floor. Yet the photo backdrops outside his windows in this episode show us a ground-level view of grass, streets and a building. This boo-boo vanishes in subsequent episodes, replaced with the more likely views of balconies, palm trees and blue sky.

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Full Fathom Five - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: There's much too abrupt a transition between Reese falling into the water and his body suddenly being back on the dock. As there's no time lapse implied at all, he seems to reappear on shore by magic. At least a brief shot of the body being fished out of the water might have helped.

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Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Danno walks several feet into McGarrett's office to make a report. Though there's no break in the dialogue and no time for him to have moved, the shot cuts and he's suddenly standing outside the door as they finish their conversation.

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The Box - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: During the stand-off, Big Chicken is standing several inches to McGarrett's left, on the other side of a seam in the concrete wall. When the shot cuts to a closer angle, Chicken is instantly close enough to touch shoulders with McGarrett, and is now blocking the concrete seam.

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Twenty-Four Karat Kill - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: McGarrett gets out of his car wearing a gray suit, and walks into Dennisen's office wearing a blue one.

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Cocoon (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: After the funeral, McGarrett walks up to his friend. You can see not only McGarrett reflected in the man's shades, but the spotlight illuminating him following him along the wall.

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Cocoon (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: As McGarret goes to call the cops, Brent removes the knife from the John Doe assailant's hand. As the angle changes, Brent takes the knife from the dead man's hand again.

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Not That Much Different - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Steve is questioning Lannie Devereaux, his arms change position several times on the back of his chair, without him actually moving.

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The Face of the Dragon - S1-E17

Character mistake: Near the end of the episode, McGarrett tells Dr. Kuh "The imposter Lewis Shen murdered your uncle." The uncle McGarrett is referring to was, earlier in the episode, referred to as Dr. Kuh's grandfather.

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King of the Hill - S1-E15

Character mistake: While trying to figure out how to evacuate the other patients in order to get to Danny, McGarrett mentions a patient's daughter in room 309, but it's mentioned in other scenes that the man and his daughter are in room 306.

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King of the Hill - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Ms. Karabinos is worried her father is dying, she is holding her face in her hands, but then her arms are suddenly down by her sides.

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Samurai - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When McGarrett tells Deedee he thinks Tokura is still alive, he holds up Tokura's ring as proof. He holds the ring with his right hand, but when the shot cuts to Deedee and back, he's holding the ring in his left hand.

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Samurai - S1-E6

Audio problem: When McGarrett receives a phone call in his office while talking with Chin Ho, he picks the receiver up, but the buzzing ring continues for a few more seconds.

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