Alias Smith and Jones

Wrong Train to Brimstone - S1-E4

Factual error: When the train is fully boarded, the conductor waves a lamp to signal the engineer. It's supposed to be 8 pm at night, but it's suspiciously sunny on the platform - and the signal lamp is noticeably not lit. (00:08:45)

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The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: In the opening shot, Heyes and Curry sit outside the Bannerman office pretending to read a copy of the Denver Post. In full shot, they're holding/hiding behind a single unfolded paper. When we cut to a tighter two-shot, though, each of them holds a separate newspaper. (00:02:00)

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Something to Get Hung About - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After the street brawl, Heyes, Curry and Stokely walk away arm-in-arm and pass a man in a 20th Century short-sleeved blue shirt with a very 20th Century haircut, leaning on a piece of equipment to the right of the screen - apparently one of the film crew.

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Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Harker rouses a sleepy Heyes and drags him to the saloon, Heyes' hair is falling over his forehead. The shot cuts, and his hair is combed back. Then he steps through the curtain to talk to Wheat, and the hair is over his forehead again. (00:46:50 - 00:47:30)

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The Posse That Wouldn't Quit - S2-E5

Factual error: Heyes gives Bridget a glowing and accurate description of Denver's Brown Palace Hotel - a landmark that wasn't built until 1892, ten years after the setting here.

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The Long Chase - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Curry takes his boots off and runs across a patch of very dusty, dirty desert. When he returns to put his boots back on, the white socks are perfectly clean with no dirt on them.

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Show generally

Plot hole: Though they often had to race off leaving everything behind, and never carried more than two small saddlebags and a thin blanket roll on their horses, Heyes and Curry somehow always had the same heavy winter coats to wear, and the same dress hats and suits to change into whenever needed. Ben Murphy called this phenomenon "our magic saddlebags."

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The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Curry's string tie disappears when he and Heyes knock on Alice's hotel room door. It's back a few shots later. (00:19:50 - 00:21:00)

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Don't Get Mad, Get Even - S2-E21

Plot hole: In the bath house at the beginning, Heyes and Curry, who should be using their aliases, call each other by their real names several times while the proprietor, who's a stranger to them, is preparing hot water nearby. The man must not be up on "the two most successful outlaws in the history of the west," though: he doesn't race off to turn them in and collect the reward. (00:04:40)

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The Clementine Ingredient - S3-E4

Factual error: Clem puts the paper photo into an envelope and licks the flap to seal it. Pre-cut, pre-gummed envelopes, though they'd been invented, were big-city luxuries rare-to-non-existent in the "wild" west - they were too expensive for most people (like Clem) to afford, especially in the economically depressed decades following the Civil War. You generally cut and folded your own envelopes and glued or sealing-waxed them shut. (00:33:40)

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Dreadful Sorry, Clementine - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: It's said here that Gorman took care of Heyes and Curry together when they were both 16. But in "High Lonesome Country," Heyes and Curry discuss being two years apart in age. Their wanted posters list Heyes as 29 and Curry as 27.

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McGuffin - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Heyes and Curry both lose their hats when they jump from the riverboat into the water and swim ashore. There's no time to go back and fish the hats out, even if they could find them, but by the next episode and for the rest of the season, they somehow have the same hats back again. (00:41:00)

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Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Deputy Harker keeps checking his pocket watch while making his rounds. The first two times he looks at it, the watch face has Roman numerals. On his third check, it has regular numbers instead. The fourth time, the Roman numerals are back again. (01:05:15 - 01:06:45)

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Shootout at Diablo Station - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: In interior shots, the station's multi-paned window has dust and grime on all the panes. In exterior shots, as Curry talks to Lom from inside, it's apparent that there's no glass in the window at all. (00:41:00)

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Smiler with a Gun - S2-E4

Factual error: Heyes and Curry spend months at the mine without any razors or knives. Their beards grow out - but their hair doesn't get any longer. (00:12:00)

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The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Charlie tells Alice that he buried the gold near the Mexican border. But when she looks up the location on a map, the map she's holding is of the state of Wyoming (which is nowhere near Mexico). When they go after the gold, however, they're in Joshua Tree Forest, Arizona, which is near the border. (00:23:15)

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Never Trust an Honest Man - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: The part in Mr. Harlingen's hair changes sides several times while he's examining the jewels with his son. (00:25:00)

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Never Trust an Honest Man - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: At the end, when Christine's father enters the kitchen, the unmistakable outline of a papered-over electrical outlet is showing on the wall behind him. (00:45:10)

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A Fistful of Diamonds - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: At the campsite, Binford counts out 19 uncut diamonds that were "found" in the salted field. When that same stash is laid out on his desk later, there are 20 stones. And according to Heyes and Curry, there were 21. (00:33:50)

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Which Way to the OK Corral? - S2-E20

Factual error: Heyes and Curry meet Doc Holliday and Marshall Wyatt Earp in Tombstone. Wyatt, however, was never a marshall in Tombstone, though his brother Virgil was. Wyatt and Doc Holliday both left Tombstone permanently shortly after the OK Corral shootout in 1881, so wouldn't even have been there when Heyes and Curry arrived in 1883. (The year's established by Heyes reading Twain's book published in that year).

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Hannibal Heyes: Look, Wheat, I agree, we gotta bust him out. But it's gonna take finesse.
Kyle Murtry: Wheat didn't bring any of that.

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The Long Chase - S3-E1

Trivia: The stiff-necked, humorless Sheriff Tankersley was a nose-thumbing parody of a real (and really unpopular) person. William Tankersley was a notoriously prissy network censor who was infamous at the time for trying (unsuccessfully) to stifle the naughty bits on All in the Family.

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