Magnum, P.I.

Never Again... Never Again - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: The day for night filming is particularly obvious at the entrance fence, and when the two mysterious guys try are kneeling outside of the house wondering how many people they have to deal with, with just 4 shots; you can see perfectly white clouds. It's even worse later in the episode when the Ferrari stops in front of the doctor's house; you can literally see the sun shine reflected by the car and the wet asphalt throughout the whole scene. (00:26:15)

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China Doll - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Higgins tells Magnum that he has to get into the safe first, Tom Selleck turns around and does a cheeky eyebrow-wiggle thing so well executed that will stay as the end shot for the opening of the whole series. A minute later, Higgins commands the lads to kill (!), and the turn and waggle are shown back in an obvious mirror shot. (00:47:45 - 00:48:40)

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No Need to Know - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: There's a neat and funny transition between the moment Rick tosses in the bin the orange juice bill that he knows Magnum will never pay, and a sponge being thrown into a bucket as Higgins polishes Robin Masters' Audi. The sponge though comes in from the right, way off Higgins' position. It's not John Hillerman that tossed it, but some stagehand. (00:16:40)

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China Doll - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: In one of the shots of the Ferrari driving away from the club and towards Uncle Han's residence, Mai Ling says "Some people have already been killed." This shot is a mirrored one; Magnum's head is on the passenger side and the license plate is backwards. (00:27:05)

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China Doll - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Magnum drives away from the King Kamehameha club, in the shot where he drives off turning right and into the main road, a stunt double pudgier than Selleck is used instead. (00:27:00)

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China Doll - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: Magnum and TC are headed back to Kauai. Like earlier in the episode, the helicopter is piloted by someone wearing camel pants and not the blue jeans TC is wearing, but in addition to that, the passenger seat is empty, Magnum is nowhere to be seen. (00:42:40 - 00:43:20)

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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: The bad guys open fire on Magnum during the car chase, and Magnum shifts gears. Is it Magnum though? The hand in close-up not only does not appear to be Selleck's (it appears to have virtually no hair as opposed to Selleck's that can be seen at the beginning setting the cassette player), but is also wearing the team ring upside down compared to how Magnum and everyone does. (00:34:40)

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Don't Eat the Snow in Hawaii - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: After his car is destroyed, one of the two people who were chasing Magnum emerges from the wreckage and hikes to the very same spot Magnum was in.The road though cleaned itself; no more tracks in the dirt nor the skidmarks from Magnum's abrupt maneuver. (00:36:50)

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The Big Blow - S3-E21

Revealing mistake: The criminals have to get back inside the house because the cars for their getaway are "waist deep in mud", but they show no sign of having been anywhere near them; their shoes and bell bottom jeans are spotless. (00:22:35)

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...By Its Cover - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: After the credits, Magnum's friend is checking out of the Honolulu Herald, which is running an article with Magnum's photo but the usual gibberish filler text contained in other similar props. (00:03:00)

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