Best TV revealing mistakes of 1989

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Ice Station Winslow - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: Carl, Eddie, and Steve are out ice fishing. At one point Carl falls through the "ice" and you can clearly see that the "ice" is made of some sort of styrofoam. It looks like the stuff used for packaging. The snow looks just as fake.

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The Simpsons Christmas Special: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: After Homer brings Santa's Little Helper home, Homer and Marge hug, and if you look behind them, the background is upside down. There is a picture hanging upside down, and there is a lamp which seems to be hanging from the ceiling. Then in the next shot, the background is normal. (00:21:40)

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The Library - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: In the extra 'Library' scene, the book that Bean is given already has the loose pages before he has been at them with the knife. (At one point the pages get pushed forward a little bit, meaning that they're not fastened into the book.)

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Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Revealing mistake: When Sam is putting the locket on her in the coffin, Hilla's "corpse" is breathing. (00:39:00)

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The White Knight - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: After Link begins walking to the castle, the scene changes to Ganon's lair in Death Mountain. It first shows the exterior of the volcano and you can see smoke coming from the top. The smoke is obviously a looped animation, where the same frames are repeated over and over again to show continuum. This in of itself is not a mistake, as animation loops are fairly common in cartoons, especially during this era. But the jump between the first and last frames of this smoke is so jarring it makes it painfully obvious it is looped and poorly done. (00:35:10)

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Triangle at Rhodes - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: Poirot is sitting reading the paper with the front page visible to the viewer. A breeze ruffles the pages and reveals that the interior pages are blank. (00:14:10)

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Save the Max - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When they are reading the reviews in the newspaper, look at the back page. It's the sports section. Next when Jessie comes back to Zack and tells him what Mr Belding was hiding, she says the paper is from 1968. But look at the back of that paper also. They are using the exact same paper. The reviews and the 1968 paper are the exact same.

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King Mario of Cramalot - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When the princess finds Mervin the magician, Mario has no hair.

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Shanpû no hangeki! Hissatsu shiatsuken wa mimo kokomo ubau - S1-E16

Revealing mistake: In his close-up when he grins at Ranma after his request to help him figure out what happened to Akane, Ryoga is drawn really obviously with the hair going under his eyebrows. (00:15:00)

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