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Character mistake: On 1/7/10, Sage says that she made the Miss Snowflake semifinals after being an alternate because "Gail Wallace dropped out because she's Miss Snowflake Oakdale." But then Sage says that she, herself, is Miss Snowflake Oakdale.


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Character mistake: THE MEXICO ADVENTURE (part 76): Sean Donnelly confronts Peter in a threat, forcing him to call Felicia collect - in the U.S. - insisting she fly down immediately. Sean then hands Peter a piece of paper with a phone number on it, and Peter calls the operator. The number Peter gives the operator is the same number Felicia has called her grandmother collect with - in Texas - several times - not Frisco's apt. in New York, where Felicia is staying.


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Swag - S1-E11

Character mistake: When Betty and Daniel takes Oshie to the White Tassel, as they are walking in, Daniel asks Betty if she is sure that they do not have anything over $5, Betty smiles and agrees. However, when there is an establishing shot of the restaurant, it states in the window that there is something for $9.99.

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Yomigaere! Eiyuu Densetsu - S1-E1

Character mistake: Not to dispute physics in an anime about people drawing arcane cosmic powers from constellations, but when Marin explains to Seiya what happens when you shatter a rock into smaller pebbles, she says that you "destroy its atoms." That's not how physics works and luckily for her, Seiya and everyone else in Greece at the time, she did not create a nuclear fission in the palm of her hand just to prove her point.

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Bang the Drum, Ashley - S1-E2

Character mistake: When Geoffrey serves tea after his sassy cough at Vivian's sentence about High Tea not being a sacred institution, the actor messes up when it's time to actually serve tea, with a napkin getting caught in the teacup saucer. Granted, accidents do happen, but it's quite uncharacteristic for the perfect butler Geoffrey is portrayed to be, and simply a flub by Joseph Marcell. (00:17:45)

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The Threshold - S9-E17

Character mistake: When John-Boy reads the nursery rhyme "Simple Simon" to his nephew, John-Boy points to the colorful illustrations in this book and tells John Curtis, "See, that's Simple Simon, he's a bear." This is incorrect. In the illustrations, Simple Simon is a donkey, and it's the pieman who is a bear (he's wearing a chef's hat and apron). (00:40:50)

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Sabotage - S1-E6

Character mistake: In the epilogue, Charlie illustrates the relationship of mathematics to real life by discussing the golden ratio and its presence in a host of real-life situations, including the shape of a nautilus shell and the distribution of petals in a flower. These claims are disputed by some mathematicians (see, and the one about the nautilus shell one is untrue (see It's possible Charlie is just repeating what he has read or heard without investigating it for himself, but this is uncharacteristic of him.


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No Such Thing as Bad Luck - S7-E18

Character mistake: At the formal awards ceremony for Cruz the Police officers and Cruz are in dress uniform with their covers on. Serveride joins them on stage in uniform without his cover on and salutes Cruz. Serveride should have known to have on his cover for the ceremony. (00:58:00)


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Character mistake: In one episode, John, Meldrick and Tim are called down to their bank because they're getting a business loan to buy the Waterfront Bar (the bank's policy is to give good news in person). They start arguing and Tim announces at one point that "I've got a platinum card, Frank", which is marvelous, except he's talking to Meldrick.

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Murder at Midterm - S7-E4

Character mistake: Dr. Sloan and Quinn are in the victim's apartment. Right before Dr. Sloan opens the door for the old lady witness to ID Quinn, Dr. Sloan says, "saw a man visiting Holly the night before he died." Holly is a woman. Dr. Sloan should have said "she." (00:33:51)

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Cargo of Doom - S2-E2

Character mistake: After Anakin says to use the walkers (AT-TEs) as boarding vessels, Rex calls the first one an AT-AT (a vehicle that does not even exist at this point in-universe) while ordering a battalion of clones into it. (00:04:10)

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