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Top Gear (2002)

1 corrected entry in season 9

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Corrected entry: During the America special, the squirrel they find by the roadside is a grey squirrel. But, when they prepare to cook it, it's a red squirrel.

Correction: The red squirrel is not native to America, so unless you're seriously suggesting that the production team brought a dead squirrel with them, just in case, I think it's safe to say that this is purely an illusion due to changing light levels.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Patagonia Special: Part 1 - S21-E8

Revealing mistake: On their boat trip to Tierra del Fuego there are a number of sweeping overhead shots of the ferry upon which Clarkson, Hammond and May are travelling. Their very distinctive cars are not on deck. There is nowhere on the only deck that they could be under cover. The footage of the ferry was filmed on a different voyage.

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Suggested correction: This isn't something they hide. Behind the scenes interviews make it quite clear that they have a B unit that films additional footage of the areas they travel in. They even take the cars back to get more shots of them on the road, since they can't predict the exact routes that will be taken in order to have camera crews ahead of them in time.

The mistake is perfectly valid. The correction is only providing an excuse as to why the mistake occurs. Most films have a second unit director and crew (the "B unit") solely to film supplemental footage. This does not invalidate the point of the mistake, that "their distinctive cars are not on deck" where they should be.

Super Grover Premium member

Since they cut to and from shots of Hammond, May and Clarkson standing on the deck of the boat the implication is clear - the shots are continuous. It is a glaring error.

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