Best TV mistakes of 1972
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Factual error: When Roy is electrocuted and falls from the roof, after Karen uses the defibrillator paddles on Roy, she lifts both paddles, looks at the EKG monitor and says "He's converted." How exactly could Karen have known that he's converted? It's impossible for the EKG monitor to show anything at all. Either the defib paddles have be in contact with Roy's body for the “quick-look” to get a reading, which they weren't, or the ECG electrode discs have to be on Roy's chest connecting him to the EKG monitor, and they weren't. As an aside, just watching Marco having problems attaching the air mask, and quickly glancing up towards the camera frustrated, then giving up is priceless.Super Grover
Factual error: When Klinger's walking with Captain Allen and the Stars and Stripes photographer, just before their introductions to "Ben" they pass an empty corrugated box with its flap open, and the recycling symbol can be seen on the flap. Recycling symbols were not in use until about 20 years later.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: In Season One, Episode 10 "The Prankster": Just after Otis makes the ghost sounds from inside the house, it shows the gang standing together outside the house. Otis is with them outside, which is impossible, as he is inside the house pretending to be the ghost.Mark English
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode, Maude makes Walter breakfast and lists some things she will get done around the house. One is to paint the kitchen chairs. She spray paints the chair with Walter in it - the amount of spray paint on Walter's jacket changes thoughout the scene, especially when Maude is on the phone turning down a job.Randy DeShong
Factual error: Rhodes views the silent movie and the film breaks, leaving the last frame frozen on the screen. Wouldn't happen. When 16mm film broke in 1970s projectors, any portion that jammed in the mechanism was exposed to intense heat from the projection lamp, and would burn. (00:35:30)Jean G
Continuity mistake: When John and Jason remove the rolltop desk from the pickup, in the exterior shot Jason carries the left side and John carries the right side, but as they walk through the doorway it cuts to an interior shot and with the desk still in the air the two men have suddenly switched sides. (00:08:25)Super Grover
Factual error: 14/11/2013: Amy sails to Ireland from a ferryport in Yorkshire. Ferries to Ireland do not sail from any port in Yorkshire. Yorkshire only has coastline on the North Sea, on the east side of Great Britain, not the Irish Sea, on the west. A ferry from Yorkshire would have to sail right round the country to get to Ireland. We know they're still in Yorkshire, as the paramedics who are called have "Yorkshire Ambulance" on their jackets.Necrothesp
Revealing mistake: When everyone is fighting with the water buckets, Don Ramón (Raymond) throws water at Quico. Doña Florinda (Mrs. Worthmore) chases Don Ramón inside the neighborhood. When Quico was about to throw water at Chavo, inside the door, the shadow of Don Ramón waiting for running so Quico can throw water at his mother. Plus, when Don Ramón and Doña Florinda runs outside the neighborhood, Doña Florinda is already covering herself in the last second before getting wet.Miguel Campos
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