Best TV revealing mistakes of 2009

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The Treaty - S4-E7

Revealing mistake: Tom is talking on the phone in Ron's office. When he turns the phone at an angle the call home screen that has the end button, the speaker button, etc. turns to its side, which means it was a picture - he wasn't actually calling anyone. (00:02:25)


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Duets - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: Season 2, episode 4 (Duets): When Brittany lifts Artie from his chair and carries him to her bed, right before she puts him down, he is obviously lifting his feet to prevent them from bumping into the bedframe.


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A Very Marry Christmas - S8-E9

Revealing mistake: As the Hecks check out the neighborhood Christmas lights, the same house with the same decorations are seen through Sue's side of the car several times, showing the background scenes of the house and decorations were replayed.


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A Fistful of Paintballs - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: When Chang is getting blasted with the minigun, the safety pads under his shirt are very noticeable. (His shirt is extremely "puffed out" and you can see the outline of pads.) He's been tied up most of the episode and wasn't wearing pads earlier, so there's no way he was able to get pads on in the meantime.

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A Going Concern - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: While the ODIN agents are hallucinating, one can be seen looking into the barrel end of an MP40. If you follow him as the scene continues, the gun clips out of the sprite's visible area, and is almost entirely gone. (00:14:30)


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Dance Dance Revelation - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: When Lily hits Mitchell in the face, her 'arm' is covered by a pyjama-like material, but the next shot shows her wearing a sleeveless dress, showing her 'arm' was really a padded stick.

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Human - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Chloe, Eli, Greer, and the rest of the team first go to the alien planet, you can see a car driving in the background to the left of the screen at the beginning of the shot (which wouldn't make sense considering they're on an alien planet). (00:15:40)


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Revealing mistake: In the episode "Identity," in the scene where Cooper takes the homeless man's photo on his iPhone, if you look to the bottom left of his iPhone's screen where it shows pictures that you have already taken, you can see that the homeless man's photo has already been taken, indicating that perhaps this scene was shot a few times, and the photos taken during those scenes were never deleted.

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The Anchor Baby - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: When Ruxin's phone conversation with Kevin is overheard by Jenny, she starts an online chat with Ruxin. She sends her message, but almost as soon as she's sent it, for a fraction of a second we see "reply from Ruxin" appear on her screen, before the shot cuts to Ruxin actually seeing it and writing his reply.

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The Morning After - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Rigby returns to the office and finds 15 messages on her answering machine, the second message is addressed to the name of the actor (Meaghan) rather than the character.


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Meet the Birthday - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode when Leroy is trying to get a cat to come down off the house, it jumps at him and he gets into a "fight" with the cat going at his face. It is painfully obvious that the cat is just a stuffed toy and David Mann is just controlling it.

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Regrets - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: When Artie demagnetizes the lab coat, Claudia falls from a high altitude, but when the shot cuts to her landing on the raft, you can see that the actor jumped from a position much closer to the ground. (00:39:00)


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The Royal We - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: On the RV of the guy being accused of molesting the girls, someone has written "PERVERT" in red spray paint. At a point you see Lightman next to a car, and the RV in the background, and the text is mirrored reading: "TREVREP", showing that during editing, this shot was flipped. (00:15:30)

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Little Angels - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: The dead victim is being examined in the morgue, right as the mortician says "the kid put up a fight" the dead victim swallows as she strokes his hair and says the word "fight." (00:09:35)

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Birth of a Salesman - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: After crashing the van into a lamp post, Terry looks into the wing mirror to spot the police. However, when he gets out of the van, you can see that the angle of the mirror would make it impossible to spot the police in relation to the van's position. (00:13:35)

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