Best TV revealing mistakes of 2008

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Seven Thirty-Seven - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode when Tuco shows up at Walter's house in the backseat of Jesse's car, he tells Walter to get in. As they drive off, the shot pans out to show the street sign across from Walter's house. The sign says Piermont, which is the real name of the street. In the show, the Whites live on Negra Arroyo Lane. (00:48:00)

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Revealing mistake: Any time any character is driving a Suburban, or any other vehicle with a column mounted shift lever, the shifter is in park while they appear to be driving.

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Mine - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Sookie finds Dawn dead, in the close-up of Dawn's body, you can see the actress' pulse at the base of her neck. (00:50:55)

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Night of Desirable Objects - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When the typewriter is being used at the end, the keys being pressed don't correspond to the words appearing on the paper. Obvious from the start - the first letter pressed is on the middle row of the keyboard, but the first word typed is "unacceptable".

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Revealing mistake: When Connor and Cameron are trying to save Derek Reese from the police truck, Cameron walks on the Jeep's hood to jump onto the police truck. During her walk, we can see that it isn't Cameron but a stunt double. She doesn't look like Cameron and is a bit taller. (00:33:05)

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Act II - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: During "Brand New Day", watch the background as Dr. Horrible appears as a giant and stomps down the city-street. As he takes his first step, a piece of concrete from building to his right falls off and hits the ground. However, if you look closely, it's obviously a quickly-made computer effect. As the piece of concrete hits the ground, it simply vanishes, and is replaced by a rather odd-looking animated "poof" of dust. The issue is the concrete piece was much bigger than the cloud of dust, so it's clear that the piece simply disappears right as the dust-poof appears.

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Revealing mistake: When Zack and Cody are tied up by the secret spy, when Cody is texting Bailey "Help Me" with his toes, you can see that the Mobile has a black screen, and is turned off. And he was just hitting random buttons with his toes.

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The Scorn of the Star Sapphire! - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: While in the fight with Major Disaster, the double yellow lines on the road are wrong. They are too thick and close together. (00:12:30)

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Iron Forged in Fire: Part One - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: After Howard’s death, Tony and Rhodey are trying to get back into Stark International. A guard is giving them a hard time and he is wearing some sort of shades and head piece. When it cuts to a close up of his face as he talks to the people inside, on the left side of his glasses near where it meets his hair, there is a texture glitch in the animation. The glass in one spot is flickering around like TV static. (00:07:10)

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Revealing mistake: In several episodes throughout the series we see Simon's car driving down a dual carriageway with a blue van and a silver car by the side. This shot is used several times.

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The Pack - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Mitchell first visits McNair's van, Mitchell's reflection is visible in the window on the left side of the screen during the shot where he first opens the van door. The vampire lore of the show informs the viewer many, many times that vampires (such as Mitchell) and ghosts cannot be seen in reflections, pictures, or videos (their image "cannot be captured"). The reflection can be seen for roughly 20 seconds. (00:23:20)

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To Be, Act 1 - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Jax and crew go to help escort Tig after he ran into Laroy with a car at the cafe, they get caught in a traffic jam and have to drive on the breakdown lane. Jax shoots at the SUV with Laroy and kills the driver and the car slams into a car that is stuck in traffic, but there is no one sitting behind the wheel of that car.

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Revealing mistake: In practically all the episodes, where we see Darken Rahl wearing a sleeveless shirt, there are visible vaccination scars on his shoulders.

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The Darkest Hour: Part Two - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: At the very beginning of the episode, as the knights are about to send Merlin to Camelot with Lancelot, the knights walk towards the camera. As they do, there's a patch of green screen the special effects department must have forgotten to remove between Sir Elyan and Sir Percival. (00:02:10)

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Fight Knight - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: In the morgue when Mike is just about to cover the first dead body, if you look closely you will see the body's eye move. (00:04:10)

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Bombad Jedi - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: When Jar Jar demands that Padmé be released while posing as a Jedi, his ears clip through the back of the hood he's wearing. (00:19:16)

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Episode #3.4 - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: After DC Louise Gardiner dies, DCI Jim Keats closes her eyelids. She swallows as he moves his hand across her face.

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