Best drama TV mistakes of 2003

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Everything in Its Right Place - S4-E11

Character mistake: Lucas is seen placing flowers on Keith's tombstone, which states he died on January 23, 2006. In the next shot Lucas places a single flower on the grave of Jimmy Edwards, who died the same day and in the same scene as Keith, yet his tombstone states that he died on March 1, 2006.

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Legend: Part 1 - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When Tony shows Chandler's boarding pass to McGee for photo evidence, Tony's hand moves from holding the upper edge to the lower edge. (00:04:15)

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The SnO.C. - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In Series 2, Episode 'The SnOC', we see Zach punching Seth with his right fist. However, when Summer gives him some ice, he covers his left fist with it (which is now bruised and swollen).

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Curious George - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Rube shakes hands with the animal protesters, he is not wearing the trash bag while shaking their hands. He is wearing the trash bag immediately before and after. (00:04:45)

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Suggested correction: He is wearing the trash bag because one of the posters commits on it.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode, "Year of the Tiger" when Danny is driving Mr. Zhao in his convertible at night, you can really see that the background is a bad fake and since even though Danny is driving with the top down, his hair and clothing does not get ruffled at all by the wind.

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Plot hole: Throughout the series, auxiliary characters are always far too willing to give all kinds of information to Tru. Doctors and registrars constantly give her privileged information about patients and students. Tru is often able to retrieve information like addresses and phone numbers from people's service and utility companies, when normally you must verify your own information before they will even talk to you about your account. Of course there can't be an episode if Tru doesn't quickly find the person who asked for her help, even though she doesn't usually know much more than their name, but it's still a bit conspicuous.

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Sophia Lopez II - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Christian and Merrill are getting ready to watch the fights at Christian's home; just after Christian hands over the remote and stands to go change you can see part of a crew member standing behind his chair on the right of the screen. (00:09:40)

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Revealing mistake: In the Season Five opener "Thrill Kill," when Dylan is being led out of jail, you can see palm trees in the background behind him. This reveals that the scene was filmed in Los Angeles, not Philadelphia.

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Factual error: When they first assault the city, the Greeks construct catapults. Only problem: catapults were invented at 400 - 300 BC, i.e. about 800 years later; and the first models looked similar to giant crossbows. The one-armed onager and similar types (as seen here) were a later Roman invention.

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And No Birds Sing - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the doctor is putting the bandage on Laura's hand, it ends at her wrist. But later, the bandage goes all the way to her elbow.

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Værelse - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Malene Bork is standing over Michael's bed in the start of the episode, you can't see that she is pregnant. But later when she is talking to Sara, suddenly it looks like she is in the 7th month of her pregnancy.

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I Got You, Babe - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Kate's friend gives her ex-fiance's letter to Kate. The letter is held differently in consecutive shots.

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Lonnigan, Texas - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: In brother Justin's padded cell, the far wall is obviously a painted backdrop. It even flutters when the orderly and doctor walk in! The only solid part is a couple of feet at the end, that Justin leans up against.

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P.O.V. - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Adam gets angry at Joan in the art room because of the camera, his half-made sculpture is sitting on the desk. When he grabs his bag toward the end of the scene, he accidentally knocks it over, unbalancing it. But in the next shot it's balanced again, then suddenly it's unbalanced. This happens several times between shots, and can even be seen in one shot before he knocks it over.

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