Magnum, P.I.

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Continuity mistake: The opening of the show starts with Magnum driving off with the iconic Ferrari; however it has a license plate number, 56E-478, which is not the one seen in 99% of the show. It comes from the pilot episode, where the vanity plate ROBIN-1 had yet to be introduced.

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On the Fly - S7-E15

Visible crew/equipment: While Higgins is standing beside TC's hospital bed there's a boom pole and mic hovering low in the area of Higgins' legs, and it can be seen in the two wide shots from behind Higgins, especially when Rick mentions the noontime news. (00:06:40)

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On the Fly - S7-E15

Visible crew/equipment: After Magnum realises TC has been shot, in the following wide shot with TC in the hospital bed, two black T-marks are visible on the floor, where Magnum stands, then a third T-mark is visible on the floor closer to the TV. (00:05:40)

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The Look - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: In the big climax, TC's chopper flies up from the cliff surprising the baddie with the gun. You can get a good view then of the pilot, which is not TC, but a white guy in a black ski mask. (00:45:45)

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A Sense of Debt - S4-E8

Other mistake: Fun gag but does not make sense; Magnum has a prolonged conversation at the bar (not a random brief chance encounter) with Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammel, and he, a huge Tigers Fan who in other episodes proved to be able to recognize obscure players from other past teams, needs the bartender to tell him who they were. (00:27:30)

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: For the first episodes (minus the plot), the opening of the series features the Ferrari with two different license plates. The opening shot shows the ROBIN-1 vanity plate that is in every episode but not in the most well known version of the opening (with the iconic Mike Post theme music used in all the other seasons), and the following shows the license plate from the pilot.

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Don't Say Goodbye - S1-E15

Other mistake: Twice in the episode it is explicitly said that Magnum's phone has been disconnected, and that Higgins checked with the phone company. Yet at the end, it turns out 'the lads' chewed on the cable. Surely the phone company wouldn't tell the estate manager that the line has been disconnected for billing problems (so, a well determined administrative issue with proper paperwork done) when it's a wiring problem.

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A Sense of Debt - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: Magnum and TC are talking at the beginning of the episode, by Rick and his peachy polo. Magnum has always his hands on his hips in TC's close-ups and in front of his belly in the wider angle shots. (00:02:15)

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No More Mr. Nice Guy - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Magnum is bullied into going with Carol's lame plan. The very first shot of him and TC on the Ferrari on their way to block the drug lord shows TC wearing a white sweatband on his head he does not have in the rest of the episode; it's recycled from 1-13, All Roads Lead to Floyd, and you can even spot the car typical of that episode. (00:29:10)

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Almost Home - S3-E10

Magnum: I could appeal to his heart.
Lieutenant Maggie Poole: Yeah. And his stomach.
Magnum: Oh, come on! That food stuff, that was just an excuse. Listen, underneath that stomach was a heart as big as...that stomach.
(00:38:20)

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