Best western TV mistakes of all time

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Times Are Changing (1) - S9-E1

Character mistake: Almanzo says he hasn't seen his brother Royal in 10 years, but in fact he saw him not long ago as he looked after his 2 sons who were terrors, and at that time Royal didn't even have a daughter.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, a cowboy sitting atop the balcony above Big Brad's Bar gets up and approaches the balcony's edge twice.

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A Dream to Dream - S9-E26

Character mistake: When Hoss takes Timmy for a horseback ride, after they both dismount by the lake, Hoss calls Timmy by his real name Johnny (Whitaker) and not Timmy.

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Deadeye Dick - S5-E9

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Trampas says, "You can bet no matter what happens, I will be blamed for it," as Sara Lane turns to ride away you can see a Chevy truck for about four seconds. The time left on the counter is between 29 and 28 minutes.

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Season 3 generally

Character mistake: Throughout season 3, whenever someone visits Henry in prison, the word "VISITOR" on their visitor tags is misspelled as "VISTOR."

THGhost
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Riverboat - S1-E6

Factual error: A character in the episode has invented denim, but denim was invented in 1873 and was being used widely up to the time period of the series, which is set in 1893.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: The entire series was set in an alternate history of sorts, so most, if not all, historical "inaccuracies" cannot be regarded as mistakes.

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Bleeding Kansas - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: Ruth is seen in a flashback. The young Ruth has a mole on the left side of her face, as does the adult Ruth. But in one shot, when she is slapped by her father, the mole appears on the right side. (00:20:00)

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Where'd They Go - S5-E27

Continuity mistake: When Matt and Chester get up in the morning, Chester is in a chair with a blanket covering him up to his chin. Camera shot changes to Matt's point of view and Chester has no blanket as he speaks. Camera shot changes back to the prior viewpoint and the blanket has reappeared. (00:21:40)

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Gold Is Where You Leave It - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: Buck lights the fuse and tosses the dynamite-filled barrel at the bad guys. We see the explosion. Unfortunately, after that, we can also see the intact barrel still rolling away in the dirt.

Jean G
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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap - S2-E17

Factual error: An egotistical, prissy and dishonest lawyer like Mr. Fletcher wouldn't make the mistake of allowing his name to be misspelled on his office door. It reads "Winfred Fletcher." His first name, as it's pronounced throughout the episode, is "Winford." (00:26:50)

Jean G
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Crime in Time - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: A watchmaker is riding in a horse-drawn buggy. The close-ups were obviously filmed on a studio set because the same shadows of tree branches pass across his body several times in quick succession.

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Show generally

Deliberate mistake: Robert Brown wears a gold turtleneck sweater with his leather outfit throughout the series. Though it's more than 100 years beyond the show's 19th Century setting, he and the producers decided that he looked good in it, so allowed the anachronism to stand.

Jean G
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The Rex Montana Story - S1-E35

Revealing mistake: When Rex interrupts the poker game, the camera pulls in for a close-up of the lantern - so close that we can see it's illuminated by a big round light bulb.

Jean G
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Caesar's Wife - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Audra takes lemonade to Will inside the place where he's working as a forger, the pitcher has a liquid which is the true color of lemonade and there's not much left in the pitcher...less than 1/4 of what it could hold. When she comes out of the building, it has the color of iced tea and there's almost half a pitcher of it, which is way more than there should be.

It's not OCD :)
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The Shattered Idol - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) spends a night in North Fork while the wheel of a stagecoach he is riding in is being repaired. Clemens is fishing at a lake and Mark McCain says, "You've caught a fish " Clemens tells the boy to reel in the fish. The boy jerks the rod and pulls the fish out of the water. The fish is obviously a fake which a stagehand had attached to the hook. The fish is motionless and is not even wet.

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In Harm's Way: Part 2 - S8-E1

Character mistake: Trivette hands the man in yellow a bullet recovered from the plane Walker and Alex were traveling on, which was shot down by an assassin flying a P-51 Mustang. This man, and later Trivette, mistakenly refer to the round as a "50mm," when in reality, Mustangs were equipped with M2 Browning .50 Caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns. (00:30:25)

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Three Bells to Perdido - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Paladin talks to the ranchers, two equipment shadows are moving on the wall at the upper left of the screen. (00:03:00)

Jean G
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Trompe L'Oeil - S1-E7

Other mistake: When Charlotte Hale takes a cigarette from Theresa Cullen, she puts it in her mouth the wrong way around. (00:11:45)

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The Abduction (1) - S2-E22

Visible crew/equipment: Matthew is talking to Hank in the saloon about Hank's horse that Brian wants. After Hank agrees to let Brian work for him to pay for the horse, Matthew walks out of the saloon. The camera pans to the left slightly and a microphone can be seen moving behind Hanks head. (00:32:30)

Lindsay LeValley Mackey
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The Vanishing Breed - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Indian agent is killed, a very 20th Century rubber-tread shoe print is visible in the dirt beside him. When Cheyenne arrives and finds the body, though, the footprint has disappeared.

Jean G
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