Best TV mistakes of 2012

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Season 3 generally

Character mistake: Throughout season 3, whenever someone visits Henry in prison, the word "VISITOR" on their visitor tags is misspelled as "VISTOR."

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Al Sah-Him - S3-E21

Character mistake: Diggle turns to Nyssa and says "I think what she's trying to say is, Oliver would never do anything to hurt you, Felicity," incorrectly addressing Nyssa as "Felicity." (00:14:00)

Jessie Lynn Starborne
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Showdown: Part 2 - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: After their victory, the Turtles are celebrating and partying. Just before the episode ends, Leonardo is dancing on a white mat and doing the moon walk. It cuts to a higher angle and suddenly the white mat vanishes.

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Factual error: The snub nosed revolver used by Miss Fisher, a J-Frame S&W, was not produced until 1950.

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Brave New World - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, John Ross decides to drink some of the whiskey from the bottle that his father, J.R. Ewing, left for him. The bottle of whiskey is about half full, filled to just about the bottom of J.R. Ewing's signature on the bottle. As John Ross reaches for the bottle, it is now suddenly only about 1/6 full compared to the half full it was from the previous shot. The level continues to move up and down. (00:41:45)

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On the Line - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Holmes and Watson are arguing in the kitchen, Watson puts her mug and phone on the counter. A few times during the scene, the mug switches which side of the phone it's on. The first time it's plausible Watson moves it when off camera, but subsequent to that, we can see enough of Watson to tell she doesn't make enough movements to change the position of the mug.

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Endgame - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Lin lifts the rocks around the house in the final scene, there are eleven of them. But in the last shot, there are only eight rocks.

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Pledge - S7-E3

Factual error: Waterloo County Fair labeling shown at least twice. Waterloo is not a county. Black Hawk is the county and Waterloo is the city in Black Hawk County.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After lying about his wife to Lauren, Ryan shouts after her as she gets in her car. From the back he has a pen and paper in his right hand, but in the front shot the paper has vanished.

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Batmobiles Racing - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: As the Batmobiles are supposedly drag racing at very high speeds down a road, some shots show a camera crew reflected in the fender of the 66 Batmobile, keeping up with the two super speeding cars, that are depicted to be drag racing at top speeds... In a pick up truck. (00:08:10)

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Weirdmageddon: Part 1 - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: Two guys are throwing a frisbee and it lands on the ground. In the next shot, the frisbee is gone.

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Show generally

Factual error: The battalion commander wears the correct crown and pip of a lieutenant-colonel, but the four cuff rings of a full colonel (lieutenant-colonels wore three).

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Show generally

Factual error: Noticed this watching season 2, and I assume it was also the case in season 1. The entrance of the Miramar Playa has flags from various countries flying. One of them is the Canadian flag with the maple leaf. Wrong flag. In that period the Canadian flag was the "Red Ensign", or "Dominion Flag." The maple leaf flag wasn't introduced until 1965.

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Memorial Day - S2-E21

Factual error: When the presidents are coming together, there are pictures being taken with flash photography, which would not be possible in a world without electricity. (00:34:15)

Mike Walker
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One Step Too Many - S2-E6

Factual error: The General wants to do his interview by the TV so he can watch March Madness at the same time. When the interview is about to begin, it shows a Kentucky game being played on Kentucky's home court. Teams cannot play on their own court during the NCAA Tournament. (00:40:50)

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Factual error: One of the US Marine Corps guards in the government building (in 1941) is wearing the single rank chevron of a lance corporal. This rank was not used in the USMC between the 1930s and 1958.

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What Use Our Work? - S1-E8

Factual error: When reading out the list of the day's crimes, Artherton mentions two "teenaged" girls. Use of this term is not recorded in America until the 1920s and in Britain until the late 1940s. The series is set in 1889 and the speech used by the characters is consistently very much the speech of the time - it has not been updated for modern understanding.

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A Nuisance Call - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Shay is in the restroom at the firehouse after she returns from the horrible incident on their emergency call. She notices blood and human remains on her belt which she frantically rips off to clean the belt and her hands. In the next cut, while still at the sink washing her hands, the belt is back on.

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Caleidoscope - S2-E4

Character mistake: The chess set in Dr. Pierce's home office is set up incorrectly. When the men are set up properly, each player has a light colored square in the right-hand corner. The board as it appears in the show is set up so that the light-colored square is in each player's left-hand corner. This "beginner" mistake puts the king and queen in the wrong positions.

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