Best TV character mistakes of 1987

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Just One of the Guys - S1-E18

Character mistake: In the scene where Steve is changing the diaper on the toy, DJ asks if he would like to go ice skating tomorrow. When he says he can't she then says "well we can go tomorrow."

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Character mistake: In his exchange with Admiral McCoy, Data uses several contractions (i.e., shouldn't, I'm). For the rest of the series he doesn't, and in S3: Ep16, "The Offspring", he admits that his programming makes him incapable of using contractions. And in S4: Ep8, "Future Imperfect" Riker questions Data on when he started using contractions, knowing that Data is incapable of it.

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Suggested correction: It is true that in later seasons he is unable to use contractions. However, since that characteristic was not introduced in the first season, this is not a mistake. His behavior is consistent with the character's behavior throughout the first season.

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Character mistake: Throughout the entire series, the Turtles are referred to, by others and by themselves, as amphibians. But turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. However they are amphibious, amphibious reptiles.

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Calendar Girl - S10-E16

Character mistake: When Bud is showing Al his school project of a fan page turner, he has it on the left side and blowing the pages left to right. That would be blowing the pages the wrong direction to flip pages. It should be on the right side changing pages right to left.

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Hobbies - S2-E5

Character mistake: In the Armchair Theatre story, Billy mentions that the grandma puts a tray of chocolate brownies into the oven. In the next scene the grandma (played by Billy Butler) has a tray of cookies, not brownies.

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