Best TV factual errors of 2018

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Tuesday - S1-E9

Factual error: At O'Neil's retirement party, '2-Way' by Lil Romeo is playing while one of the characters is dancing. This scene is set in the summer of 2001, the song was released in April 2002, nearly a year after the retirement party took place.

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Impact - S1-E1

Factual error: John Robinson, a United States Marine, is seen wearing an Army combat patch (1st Infantry Division). (00:44:05)

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Episode #1.6 - S1-E6

Factual error: When Commander Anne Sampson appears in her body armour she wears the rank insignia only worn by the Commissioner (a crown over a pip over crossed tipstaves in a wreath) instead of that worn by her own rank of Commander (crossed tipstaves in a wreath). She has apparently been promoted four ranks.

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Factual error: Sergeant Bumpher never wears any rank insignia. He appears to just be a constable.

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Back in Black - S2-E2

Factual error: Johnny gets a personalized license plate that reads "cobrakai", which is 8 characters. California license plates only allow 7 characters.

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I Saw the Sun Rise - S1-E1

Factual error: When Magnum has his US Navy white uniform on, his Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Ribbon is shown upside down. And beards are not allowed. (00:41:05)

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Stuck - S1-E1

Factual error: The Seattle Police officer's uniform for the City of Seattle is not correct. Seattle Police don't wear light blue shirts anymore. The Seattle Police uniform is dark blue (shirts and pants) and the department has a redesigned patch. (01:15:00)

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The Strangers Across the Street - S1-E2

Factual error: Ed Wiggins and his media liaison are taken by surprise when they see the "Sinful Messiah" article in the Waco Tribune-Herald. The ATF had actually been aware of the article and tried to stop its publication.

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Titans - S1-E1

Factual error: When Starfire gets out of the totalled car, there is a road sign visible. It is a settlement exit sign, denoting the exit of Königsstetten and Zeiselmauer as next settlement ahead. Obviously the makers tried to be extra thorough nailing down their "outside Vienna" location. They started OK - both Königsstetten annd Zeiselmauer actually ARE outside Vienna - but then they completely botched it: Not only did they use a German black-on-yellow "StVO Zeichen 331" instead of the Austrian "StVO Hinweiszeichen 17b" which has black writing on a white base with a blue rim and doesn't list the next settlement, but they also put 852km as the distance to the next settlement, which is more than the length of Austria west to east. The real distance is 3.8km.

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Factual error: The film is set in 1933. One character is singing the song "Somewhere over the rainbow" which was written for The Wizard of Oz in 1939.

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Emergency Contact - S2-E18

Factual error: After Dr. Austin directs the anesthesiologist to urgently start phentolamine intravenously to address the patient's hypertensive crisis on the operating room table, the anesthesiologist is seen quickly rolling the clamp on the line, purportedly to make it run faster. The clamp however is being rolled in the direction to close off line's flow. (00:20:20)

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