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Suggested correction: Not entirely true; although they are rare and may no longer exist now, I've seen traffic lights that followed the red, yellow, green pattern as recently as the mid-1990s.


Interesting. What state (s) did you see this in? I'm assuming going from red to yellow was to encourage cars to cautiously enter the intersection in case someone was running a red light?

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Traffic lights in the UK do this - it's more to give you a second to get ready, in gear, etc., then as soon as the lights turn green you can go. Otherwise you get no warning of when the lights are about to change.

In Illinois; as I said, such traffic lights are rare, but they did exist at least as recently as the time this episode of the series aired, and they may still possibly exist in larger cities such as New York City.


This traffic light set-up (red to yellow to green) still exists today in the UK. From what I understand, it is to alert the driver that the light will be turning green imminently and to prepare themselves to put their car in gear, as manual cars are still pretty common in Europe. I'd wager this light cycle was phased out of North America due to the abundance of automatic cars today. Could have been different in 1994 though.


It should be noted that traffic lights that go from red to yellow before going green keep the red light illuminated so that both red and yellow are lit up. However, that's not what happens in the scene. I've never seen a traffic light operate the way it's shown. And Massachusetts still has traffic lights that go from red to yellow, however, when red and yellow are lit up together, this allows for pedestrian crossing.


Sins of the Fathers Chapter 6: Framed - S3-E6

Plot hole: After Peter Parker is framed and arrested for selling government secrets to foreign organizations, he escapes police custody and goes home to retrieve his Spider-Man costume that was simply hanging in his dark room. If he was arrested for selling government secrets then surely the police would have searched his home and found his costume (as well as equipment) in the process. Since the police car was visible in front of his house, it seems very strange that police didn't search his home.

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Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 6: Morbius - S2-E6

Factual error: When Morbius is comatose at the hospital after reverting to his human form following his battle with Spider-Man, he is still wearing his trenchcoat, pants, boots, etc. The hospital staff wouldn't leave him in his outfit, they would dress him in a hospital gown. On top of that, he isn't even hooked up to any monitors.

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Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 5: Mutants Revenge - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: After Wolverine is knocked unconscious by the voltage of the cage that Beast is trapped in, Beast is able to keep Wolverine from falling into the vat of chemicals below the cage by gripping the fabric of Wolverine's costume. Once the fabric tears away, Beast is able to grab Wolverine by the hand. Once he loses grip, Wolverine is able to grab onto the cage itself. When Genevieve starts shooting the laser gun at the Hobgoblin, Beast is again shown to be holding Wolverine by the fabric of his costume. (00:08:30 - 00:12:05)

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Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 5: The Price of Heroism - S5-E6

Plot hole: This series is in the same continuity as the other Marvel animated series from around the same time - X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Fantastic Four - by virtue of each aforementioned show crossing over with at least one of the others. This episode, which originally aired on October 17, 1997, establishes that Captain America had spent the last 50 years locked in another dimension with Red Skull, and the episode ends with he and Red Skull once again becoming trapped in the aforementioned dimension. However, the final episode of Fantastic Four, entitled "Doomsday," which originally aired on February 24, 1996, features a cameo by Captain America in the present day, attempting to stop a rampaging Dr. Doom.

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Trivia: Around the same time this show was airing, James Cameron was in the midst of developing a Spider-Man film which would have featured Sandman and Electro as the villains. Due to this plan, Sandman never appeared on this show despite being a prominent member of Spidey's rogue's gallery. Electro eventually made an appearance in the show's final season once it was determined that Cameron's film would never come to fruition, though the Electro that appeared on this show was a bastardized version of his comics counterpart.

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Chosen answer: Felicia and Peter's friendship in this series was depicted as being on-again-off-again. At this point in the series they may have been on good terms. Plus Felicia is a wealthy socialite and Peter and Mary Jane's wedding was a big event due to Wilson Fisk paying for all of it.

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