Best TV mistakes of 1996

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Father Knows Best - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Prior to bringing Ray up for the role-playing exercise, the parenting teacher erases a circled phrase from the chalkboard. Throughout the scene, the chalked circle flips several several times between being totally erased and having a faint outline left over.


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Pilot - S1-E1

Other mistake: In this episode, the Spellmens and Salem are sitting at the breakfast table. You can see Sabrina has a stack of pancakes in front of her. But in the episode Pancake Madness, they are forbidden in the Spellman home because of the effects that come from them.

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Suggested correction: In the pilot, Sabrina is not a full witch so the pancakes probably had no effect on her. Besides, since she didn't know she was a witch yet, it would be hard for her aunts to justify not letting her have pancakes.

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But why were they on the table in first place then?

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Darkness and Light: Part 1 - S1-E11

Plot hole: When Hulk and Banner have been physically separated by the nutrient bath, they are both wearing tattered pants. Given that Hulk and Banner were previously occupying the same body, this should not be possible. Hulk was the one that went into the nutrient bath, so if Banner's body was separated from Hulk, then Banner should be naked.


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Suggested correction: It was done deliberately as a form of censorship. They didn't want to show Bruce's genitals.

Explaining why the mistake occurred doesn't invalidate it. Unless you're suggesting the nutrient bath also was able to duplicate the pants.


I am not. I am just explaining the reason behind this error.

Do you have a source for this explanation? If not, I would call it conjecture and while it doesn't invalidate the mistake, it does change it to a deliberate mistake if true.


You realise a character can be drawn naked without actually showing their genitals (and/or breasts in the case of women), right? The Little Mermaid is a good example of this.


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Saturday - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: A crew member can be seen to the left of the frame when Eric walks into Simon and Ruthie's room after listening to their conversation about not being punished for leaving the house, and getting lost while trailing the mailman. (00:36:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the episode when it's Kenan's birthday, Kenan and Kel are looking for Kenan's present in Kenan's parents room. As they're searching, Kel throws some of Kenan's parent's clothes all over the place. But then when Kel throws the snowglobe, there is practically no mess, but just a few clothes on the floor - less than before. Some clothes on the bed disappear as well.


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Deep Metal - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Depth Charge fights Rampage on the beach. Throughout the whole episode, Depth Charge has four fingers. But in a shot when DC doubles over in pain to clutch his wounds, he has five fingers.

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The Power of Gold - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: The six Rangers are standing together as Wolfbane is enlarged by Orbis. Kat and Tanya change places when switching from the wide shot, to a closeup of the Rangers.

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Suggested correction: This is more of a question than a mistake. (To be fair, I don't think questions were a feature yet back when this was posted.) No, he didn't. He only noticed the fire pit (and the colosseum) when he was inside the ant farm. It most likely just wasn't visible to him from the outside, or it was too small for him to see it.


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The Agent Of Year Zero - S4-E14

Revealing mistake: During the scene when Mr. Lyle is talking to the General (butcher character), his glove that he wears on his hand is removed to make a point about his thumb having been cut off. In the next shot, we see Mr. Lyle walking around the desk and putting his glove back on, and you can see his thumb folded under his hand as if the actor was trying to hide it and did not realize it could been seen from the camera angle.

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Kingdom Come - S1-E6

Other mistake: At the start of chapter 12 in the episode "Kingdom Come," Frank returns home via taxi. In front of his house in Seattle, WA, there is a blonde woman walking a Rottweiler dog. This same blonde and Rottweiler can be seen walking by the crime scene in San Francisco in the "Gehenna" episode.

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Continuity mistake: In Episode 5, "Live Hard, Die Young and Leave A Good Looking Corpse": As Lillie is preparing to cut Zane's throat with her fingernail, she stands with her hand raised above her head for a while. When seen from the front, her hand is balled into a fist with the index finger extended, but when seen from the back all her fingers are extended. The view alternates like this several times, and each time the hand varies between fist and outstretched fingers.


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'Unmei no sentaku' mitaina - S1-E6

Plot hole: Akito's attack is point blank, on a ship part of a fleet with Distortion Field activated (basically, they have shields, like the good guys' robots). The explosion he causes is according to Ruri's damage report big enough that it managed to vaporize 80% of the ships they were facing, but his Aestivalis and the other 3 right floating nearby make out of it literally without a scratch. (00:05:10)


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Identity Crisis - S2-E6

Deliberate mistake: Season 2, episode 6 "Identity Crisis": When Bizarro starts decaying into the parody form of Superman, his costume goes with it; the blue fades, and even the 'S' insignia changes. Strange that superhero garments change right alongside their wearers when they suffer from an unstable genetic effect. Were the clothes cloned right onto his body, instead of sewn?


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Plot hole: When Nicky goes into prison in Mexico to give a criminal a shot of insulin, two errors are seen. 1) The needle and syringe are far too big for an insulin shot, which takes a one ml syringe and a small sub-cutaneous needle. 2) When we first see the syringe, there is a small amount of insulin in it, but it grows the more times we see it, until a large syringe is two-thirds full - insulin is enough in a one ml syringe.


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Episode #2.2 - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: At the end of the previous episode Lloyd opens the front door to the house and Rose turns around to reveal herself. At the beginning of this episode we see this same moment again, however Rose is facing forward the whole time. (00:01:07)

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