Best TV mistakes of 1979

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The Ghost of General Lee - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When the bad guys from Sweetwater county try to steal Boss' safe, you see them pushing it up a ramp into the pickup truck. But in the next shot, when Daisy calls the operator, the safe is in the corner. And when Bo and Luke go to untie Daisy, the safe is gone.

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The Scarab Lives! - S1-E1

Plot hole: There is a "scarab alarm" when the blue scarab arrives, Shaggy even comments on hearing this. The problem is, The Blue Scarab is a comic book, so the villain and Shaggy wouldn't know what the Scarab alarm sounded like.

Dan Moat

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Coming Home - S1-E13

Plot hole: The logistics of the episode don't really make sense; Amuro's home village is held by (literally) a handful of Earth soldiers cut from their main force and that spend their time getting drunk and acting as occupation force, but Zeon has a full base (again, literally, almost) next door that sends reconnaissance troops and even aircraft to check for any activity at the refugee camp. There's no reason why the undisciplined and free soldiers would stay in such a dangerous position where they could be wiped out by overwhelming forces anytime, nor why Zeon would keep a pocket of the enemy forces that they can crush with ridiculous ease.

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Royal Jelly - S2-E1

Plot hole: It's all very well for Albert to humm "bzz-bzz" to indicate that he has been eating too much Royal Jelly and is no longer entirely human. But "bzz" is just the noise of bees flying, it's not a sound that they deliberately produce. It makes no sense to SAY "bzz." Suppose he was turning into a horse instead, then he might say "Whinny!", but he wouldn't say "Clip clop clip clop."

Spiny Norman

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Continuity mistake: At the Chequers meeting in early 1944, Sir Bernard Montgomery is wearing the rank insignia of a field marshal. In the later meeting with the King in which the D-Day plans are announced, he is correctly wearing that of the lower rank of general. In fact, Montgomery was promoted from general to field marshal on 1 September 1944, nearly three months after D-Day.


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Season 1 generally

Revealing mistake: When Lizzie awakens on the morning that Edith gets released, Edith doesn't respond and Lizzie goes to her bed to "mourn" the passing of her friend. Except that Edith is still breathing.

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