Best TV factual errors of 1984

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For Men Only - S8-E9

Factual error: When Olivia (or whoever) is teaching Russell how to play the Nintendo game she tells him the controls and includes "C and D". The old Nintendo system had no C or D.

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Factual error: "Robin & the Sorcerer, Part 2": Kirkley's Abbey has a modern-day asphalt road running past it. (00:04:15)

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V (1984)

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V: The Final Battle: Part 3 (2 Hrs) - S1-E5

Factual error: When the world celebrates the Visitors' flight, there are scenes of joyous people from all around the world. Curiously, in each of these scenes it is daytime - even in Italy, China, and India, where it would be either night or dawn, given that L.A. time of the attacks is between 11 and 12 AM.

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The Corpse Flew First Class - S3-E12

Factual error: As the airplane is coming in to land at Heathrow, there is an establishing shot of the wheels down, and in the background there are cars on the road, but driving on the right, wrong for the UK.

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Wonky Whistle - S15-E17

Factual error: A "wonky" whistle doesn't sound like a slide whistle, it should sound like a weakened version of the correct whistle mixed with the hissing sound of steam. A "wonky" whistle would also leak steam constantly instead of being blown like a normal whistle.

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The Prodigal Son (1 & 2) - S2-E1

Factual error: When Crockett takes out the hitmen in the nightclub, he fires 13 shots from his Detonics CombatMaster without reloading, when it has a maximum capacity of 6.

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Airwolf II - S3-E2

Factual error: The computer mistakes a private airplane for a MIG-23, however the picture on the screen of a MIG-23 is completely wrong, it shows a French Dassault Super Mystere.

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Crossroads (2) - S8-E7

Factual error: When people begin to describe their symptoms, Dr. Deyoung says the "virus" could be a number of things, but then lists bacterial diseases. Something a doctor in his field would not do, especially since the test tube that broke was already described by him as "experimental bacteria."

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