Best comedy TV factual errors of 2002

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Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever - S7-E3

Factual error: Since Stottlemeyer is accused of being involved in the lotto fraud he would not be allowed to take this case himself.

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Factual error: In the episode "Mind Your Business," the saboteur sabotages Raven's business by pouring lots of kernels in the popcorn machine. However, the saboteur pours the kernels into the glass holding box instead of the pot, so the kernels would not have heated up enough to cause the popcorn mountain.

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Factual error: Whenever Kim's phone rings during the first series, you can hear a polyphonic ring-tone yet she owns a Nokia 3315, which is a monophonic type.

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Looking For Love in All The Wrong Cages - S2-E9

Factual error: The zoologist tells Gavin that he is handling a deadly coral snake. The snake is red, with black and yellow stripes, which is indeed the coloring of the coral snake. However, the yellow bands are inside pairs of black, and only the black touches the red. "Red touch black, good for Jack. Red touch yellow, kills a fellow." This is a harmless milk snake.

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Factual error: During the polar special, when Mattie first gets her kite out, Richard says that they are in the same fjord where Jeremy and James went through the ice. If so, the scenery has changed remarkably in a couple of days. All the blue ice is gone and so are the cliffs, which prevented Jeremy and James driving out. He can't have taken a different route as the fjord is only a mile wide.

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No Right Way - S2-E6

Factual error: When Kyle and Kerry go to the arcade, they look around to see which game they want to play. Kyle suggests the dancing game, which, although the name is not displayed, is Dance Dance Revolution. The current screen is the song select, which only appears after a token has been inserted and the game has started. It takes at least two presses of the start button to get to that screen, yet Kyle still feels the need to insert a token for some reason. Also, although this is trivial, the difficult setting on which they play is Beginner, which is laughably easy and doesn't require any of the theatrical dance moves that Kyle and Kerry perform.

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Factual error: Jimmy consistently says he needs to extract the mitochondria from a virus to cure everyone. In actual biology virus' have no mitochondria or other complex molecules within them.

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