Best comedy movie factual errors of 2006

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Factual error: In the scene where Taylor is trying to prove to Gabriella that Troy is a dumb jock who doesn't care about her, Troy is in the locker room with his friends. Troy's friends are recording Troy on a camera attached to a PC, and the image is seen on Taylor's PC. The message on Taylor's PC says an incorrectly spelled 'Recieving WiFi Signal' instead of 'Receiving'. (01:00:55)

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Factual error: In a few scenes at the hotel by Heathrow Airport, several British Airways aircraft are seen, all with the current paint scheme instead of 1995's.

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Factual error: When Morty is showing Michael how to use the remote, Michael rewinds to a family vacation in 1976. A childhood friend of his invites everyone over to his parents' RV to watch Three's Company. Three's Company didn't premiere until 1977.

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Factual error: When Cecelia and her friends are in the car, following Aquamarine, Hailey, and Claire to the water tower, they aren't that far away - probably less than thirty feet - yet the other girls don't hear their car approaching.

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Factual error: When Clouseau heard the footsteps of what he thought to be a lady and what we afterwards knew was the Russian trainer, he described how tall she was using the English system of feet and inches, not the metric system, which is used in France.

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Factual error: The helmsmen on the ships always spin the wheel in the direction that they wish to turn. However, in the days of sail the wheel had to be spun in the opposite direction from the direction of turn.

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Factual error: The race held at Texas Motor Speedway has signs showing that it is the Dickies 500. That race is held in November and ends after dark. The race is finished in the daylight.

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Factual error: When Iris is unable to sleep she looks over at Amanda's bedside clock which displays 5:00 pm, however, moments later Iris discovers a button to lower the shade. There is bright sunlight coming into the room, however, in December the sun sets prior to this time (about 4:45pm according to timeanddate.com)

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Factual error: Borat and Azmat are depicted having entered Atlanta and getting off at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. which runs East and West. Atlanta does not have a road named "Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd." The MLK in Atlanta is "Martin Luther King Junior Drive" (00:35:50)

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Factual error: The family passes an exit for Carefree Highway. This is an exit off I-17 a few miles North of Phoenix. At that point they would be about 10 miles from Scottsdale. Yet they drive all day and that night they are still within scooter range from Scottsdale.

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Factual error: In the scene where Mark is describing to his friend, Josh, how he knew about the bet from the beginning, and how he foiled Andreas plan by disconnecting the camera, he states that he did this by unplugging the "Tv Feed," or RCA cable, from the camera. This would not stop the camera from recording as they state it does.

Ian Mugford
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Factual error: During one of the first scenes with Teddy Roosevelt he has a small "2" on his collar above his Cavalry crossed sabers. However, his "Rough Riders" were in the 1st Cavalry Regiment. Later in the movie he's wearing the correct "1" there. (00:36:20)

Kevin Flatley
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Factual error: In the swimming pool scene from Max and Fanny's childhood, there is a modern inflatable plastic pool chair that would not have been available at that time. (01:42:40)

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Factual error: The kind of CCD bar code scanners used by the cashiers in the movie have a maximum read range of just a few inches (or less). Given this limitation, it would be impossible for Vince to scan the item from as far away as he did, at the beginning of the movie.

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Factual error: Cindy and Brenda watches the news camera footage of Detroit before and after the tripod attack. But the city shown is actually San Diego. (00:40:45)

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Factual error: The helicopter believed to be carrying Howard Hughes is a Eurocopter AS-350, a design that had its first flight in 1974, three years after the events of this film. (00:02:00 - 01:18:40)

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Factual error: When Calvin is examined by the doctor, the doctor notes that he has a large scar on one side, possibly as a result of an appendectomy. The scar is 1) very sloppy; 2) pointing the wrong direction; and 3) on the wrong side of the abdomen for an appendectomy scar.

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RV (2006)

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Factual error: When the family is beginning their trip, Bob has difficulty putting the RV in gear. We hear gears grinding despite the fact that the vehicle obviously has an automatic transmission (as evidenced by the column shifter). Automatic transmissions do not contain the same type of gearbox as manual transmissions, and it is impossible for an automatic to create a gear-grinding noise. (00:13:30)

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Factual error: When the boys go for their Oxbridge interviews, the weather is beautiful, very sunny and warm, summer. However, all Oxbridge interviews take place in early December.

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Factual error: Dante's last day seems to be in the fall season, judging by the amount of leaves on the road when he and Randal drive back from the Go-Karts. One of the last scenes is of all four of them outside the just re-opened Quick Stop and you can see that Becky is very much pregnant (at least 5 months) but the season is still the same (look at the trees). There should be snow on the ground in NJ at that time (Jan-Feb), or at least it would be cold enough to wear a coat and see your breath.

Nick Bylsma
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