Best action TV character mistakes of all time

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The Short Day of Private Putnam - S2-E28

Character mistake: Hanley's call sign is Checkmate King Two. But his radio man recites, "Checkmate King Two, this is White Rook." Should have been the other way round.

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Harmony and Dischord - S1-E6

Character mistake: Troy calls for the "Twistornado" but his card reads "Windrive"; the cards have always read exactly what the rangers called for.

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Six Forgotten Warriors Chapter 4: The Six Fight Again - S5-E5

Character mistake: When the Red Skull reemerges from the vortex, he sees Chameleon and acknowledges him as his stepson. However, only moments before this, Kragov explicitly stated that the Chameleon was more like an adopted son to the Red Skull.

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The Runaway Dinosaur - S2-E21

Character mistake: The way Henry takes Barry's blood pressure, he will not get any results. Neither the blood pressure cuff nor the stethoscope work reliably through clothing. As a doctor, he should know how to do it right.

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The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Character mistake: The store window's sign says, "Denver Mercatile" rather than "Mercantile."

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Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: When the office receives a code red alert, there is a close-up shot of the alarm, where there are two clocks next to it. One of the clocks represents New York time. The other represents London time. The clock representing New York reads the time as 10:40 and the clock representing London reads the time as 4:40. The time difference between New York and London is 5 hours, not 6 (occasionally 4 due to DST). (00:03:40)

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Suggested correction: London is five hours ahead of New York normally, but Episode 5 takes place on April 25, 1946, so it is reasonable to assume Episode 1 takes place not long before that. England went on British Summer Time on April 14, 1946, while New York didn't go on Daylight Savings Time until April 28, 1946, so from April 14 to April 28, 1946, London was 6 hours ahead of New York, so the clocks would be correct.

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Supersnout - S2-E3

Character mistake: When Stickley is on the phone to Regan he tells him that the robbers will be in a Bedford van but they are in a Ford Transit van.

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Prisoner's Dilemma - S2-E10

Character mistake: The team is using names of cities in Puerto Rico to show progress on their mission. Condado and Arecibo are misspelled. (00:04:00)

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9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. - S1-E11

Character mistake: When Jack and Kate are in the car discussing the fact that the Russian agents found him because of Mark Boudreau, Kate wrongly refers to him as Martin Boudreau.

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The Enemy Within - S1-E15

Character mistake: At the border crossing during the car chase there is a mistyped sign below the window reading "Bunesrepublik Deutschland". it should be "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (00:07:45)

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Second Time - S2-E13

Character mistake: When Kiera is begging one of the Freelancers to send her back she says she could "prevent Liber8 from ever coming to 2077." She should have either said "coming to 2012" or "leaving 2077."

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A Wanted (Inhu)Man - S3-E3

Character mistake: Lance and May walk into a bar in Massachusetts. As they enter, the camera pans and shows a large banner on the front window. The banner is advertising "game day" food and drinks. In very large letters the banner shows Boston Red Socks. The actual correct spelling is Boston Red Sox. (00:05:45)

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Until Sunset, the Full Moon - S1-E7

Character mistake: Zenigata uncovers Elena's arm saying he noticed the mark when she was fighting "those guys previously." Which guys? Her assailant was just one dude. (00:13:40)

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The Broken Bough - S3-E3

Character mistake: The language peculiarity of the series refers to any wheeled vehicle as a "roller." The character "General Tak" accidentally breaks the language rules near the end of the episode and uses the word "car."

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Armageddon Now: Part 1 - S4-E13

Character mistake: Callisto's sword is missing. When she appears in the Xena Season Three finale "Sacrifice", her sword has reappeared. It is never explained why Callisto doesn't have her sword during her three appearances on Hercules the Legendary Journeys.

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Private Madness, Public Danger - S1-E1

Character mistake: On Nesbitt's arrival at the reservoir in the pre-title sequence, the camera pans past a sign announcing "World Chemical Products Sports and Social Club". The sign misspells the word "secretary"

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Character mistake: Batwoman does everything she can to rescue the elevator falling down after the villain detonates the bomb, but does nothing for the second one Tommy blows up to make her lose her footing when she is vulnerable. There is no message from Luke telling her anything, and she is not shown having a HUD with thermal readings or something like that, so there is simply no reason why she would risk everything to stop one elevator and completely ignore the fate of the next one which could be full of civilians as well.

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Duel at Sundown - S2-E19

Character mistake: Bret fires at "John Wesley Hardin" four times, but the doctor and all the witnesses say there were three shots.

Jean G
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Saga of a Star World (2) - S1-E2

Character mistake: When Starbuck and Apollo cross-wire the lift to reach the lower levels, they forget to undo their handiwork. Convenient to the plot, this oversight allows Boxey to wander into the Ovions' stronghold and require rescuing.

Jean G
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Two for One - S2-E19

Character mistake: After Tommy and Kimberly are attacked by Pursehead, when they morph, Tommy says "Dragonzord" instead of "Tigerzord".

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