Best TV mistakes of 1964

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The Friendly Physician - S2-E29

Plot hole: The scientist yells for Igor to capture the escaping Castaways, to which Igor responds "capture them yourself" in Ginger's voice. The scientist appears surprised to find out Igor is not Igor, but how can this be? He had to be the one to pull the lever to switch everyone's personalities and bodies around, so he should have already known.

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Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: In order to build up suspense, Virgil and Brains stand on the Crab Logger as its dangerous fuel is pumped out, despite the fact that it is hanging on the edge of a precipice. In fact they could have left as soon as they had plumbed in the pipes to empty the fuel tanks - the whole procedure is controlled by Scott in Thunderbird 1 and they make absolutely no contribution to the operation at all. They do not need to disconnect the pipes; they are left behind and dropped from Thunderbird 1 as planned. They just stand there chatting about how much danger they are in until jumping clear at the very last second. Silly buggers.

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PFC Gomer Pyle - S2-E1

Factual error: Sgt. Carter is wearing a plain belt buckle with his dress blues uniform. Since Sgt. Carter is Gunnery Sgt, he is a staff NCO so his buckle should have the USMC emblem on the buckle. (00:24:00)

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The Ordeal of Israel Boone - S4-E2

Other mistake: When Daniel starts to fall down the hill when he is sick from the snake bite, there are two pick up trucks parked down on the road, a white one and a blue one. They show up on the right side of the screen.

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The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Plot hole: Solo blows open the ceiling vent of Illya and Marion's cell, and she stands on Illya's shoulders until Solo can reach her and pull her out. This leaves Illya with nothing/no one to stand on, no way to reach the vent and no apparent way out of the cell. But he's out just the same in the next scene, with no explanation as to how. (00:42:40)

Jean G

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The Clash - S1-E20

Factual error: The sea plane that lands to rescue Savage at the end is a type not built until after the war. And it's marked "U.S. Air Force," an entity that also didn't exist until after the war. During WWII, what later became the Air Force was known as the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Jean G

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Emergency Marineville - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When the second group of Spearhead jets take off from Marineville there are only two jets, but in the next shot you can see three jets, and in the next shot there are two again.

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The Addams Family Goes to School - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Mr. Hilliard goes through gate and nears the house, it's really at the real house. A second later, he's approaching the now-familiar front porch on the studio set. This is easy to tell because the layout of the two porches are radically different.

Movie Nut

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The Lobster Trap - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: While Bud is napping/fishing in the skiff, Flipper grabs hold of the anchor line and tows the skiff. However, in Flipper's closeup, the anchor is missing from the line. Then it reappears when Bud pulls up the line and sets the anchor down in the skiff.

Super Grover

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