zendaddy621

The Hamburger Postulate - S1-E5

Character mistake: When Sheldon knocks on Penny's door to seek advice about the tie on Leonard's doorknob, he does not use his typical triple knock. (00:07:43)

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Suggested correction: Sheldon doesn't develop this trait until S2 E18.

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That I beleive is the first episode with the triple knock.

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First time he knocks 3 times is in Episode 2 of Season 1. First time knocking 3 times followed by saying the name is episode 10 of Season 1. The ritual of 3 knocks and 3 times saying the name and then stopping is Episode 5 of season 2.

lionhead

My mistake. It's been several years since I've seen the early seasons. I was going off memory.

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Suggested correction: A one-time lapse in someone's usual behavior does not count as a "character mistake", even in the case of someone given to ritualistic behavior as Sheldon is.

zendaddy621

Ah, but in an episode he explains he had developed this particular ritual at age 13 after walking into his parent's bedroom without knocking and seeing his father having sex with another woman. He says he started knocking 3 times since then and would never forget. So its not consistent and a mistake as this is not the only example one can name.

lionhead

29th Jul 2019

Pleasantville (1998)

Corrected entry: During the scenes at the diner, Mary-Sue and Skip always order Cherry Coke, which wasn't invented until 1985.

Correction: Cherry Coke was not available ready-made in bottles and cans until 1985, but it was standard soda fountain and diner fare for years before; it was made simply by adding cherry-flavored syrup to Coca-Cola. I enjoyed cherry (as well as vanilla) Cokes in childhood well before 1985, and my mother made them when she worked at a soda fountain in the 1960s, where they had been commonplace for decades.

zendaddy621

19th Jul 2019

The Simpsons (1989)

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Character mistake: Burkina Faso is listed as being among the Southern Hemisphere locations Bart called when Homer is looking over the phone bill; since Burkina Faso is completely within the Northern Hemisphere, it would have made no sense for Bart to call there.

zendaddy621
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Suggested correction: It may not make sense, but Bart isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. In this same episode, he looked at his globe and thought Rand McNally was a country and was convinced by Lisa that the citizens there wear hats on their feet and that hamburgers eat people. Additionally, he could have just decided to prank call someone there if for no other reason than he thought the name of the country was funny.

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Entirely possible, but since Bart had a globe right there to refer to, even someone with his limited geographical knowledge would have been able to tell that Burkina Faso is in the Northern hemisphere, unlike the other locations he did call as depicted in the montage (Antarctica, Argentina, unspecified South American nation, etc).

zendaddy621

Using his globe to determine which countries to call does not negate the possibility of him also calling a number in Burkina Faso for whatever reason suited him. It's ultimately a character decision and not a mistake.

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Stupidity: Immediately after Unkar Plutt makes Rey a generous offer for BB-8 and she refuses, he tells someone over his communicator to follow her and bring back the droid. He should have at least waited until she was out of earshot before he said that, especially if he was trying to be covert about it.

zendaddy621
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Suggested correction: But he was out of earshot of her.

lionhead

I posted this immediately after watching the scene in question, and it looked as though Plutt spoke into his communicator right after Rey turned around and went on her way; certainly too soon for her to have gotten more than a few steps away. Also, he spoke at a normal, conversational volume rather than anything that sounded like a whisper or "sotto voce", so unless he was relying on the ambient noise of other nearby activity, I still believe this "stupidity" is valid.

zendaddy621

That depends on how sneaky you think Plutt is. Rey walks away in quick paces, so she is out of earshot. Also I don't think it bothers him that much if she heard, she is just a scavenger, what can she do about it?

lionhead

Rey was definitely out of earshot. Rey walks completely out of the shot, which appears to be about 10 feet away. Unkar Plutt then angrily swipes the portions off the counter and picks up his communicator. At the pace Rey was walking she would have been a considerable distance away from him when he spoke. In addition, Unkar Plutt lowered his voice when he spoke because he was being sneaky. She might have been able to hear him speak, but it is totally reasonable that she wouldn't be close enough to make out exactly what he was saying.

BaconIsMyBFF

15th Mar 2004

Family Guy (1999)

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Continuity mistake: During the opening theme when Lois and Peter are at the piano, when the series first started the pictures on the back wall are indecipherable but as the series progresses the pictures show Stewie, Meg and Chris's faces.

Tobin OReilly
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Suggested correction: This is because the series starts in 1999, when Family Guy is was just standard definition TV. The animators didn't bother to draw the pictures, as they're only a part of the background, and is not really that important, as the video quality is in SD. When the series began to look a lot more clearer (and closer to HD), the animators decided to draw the pictures a lot more clearer and recognizable.

Agreed. This is like comparing the Simpsons' opening from '92 to '18. As technology progresses so does animation.

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Also, an animated series is typically not given much of a budget until it has proven itself to be a hit and thus worthy of a bigger budget from the network upon which it airs; this is also evident when you compare early episodes of other series such as South Park, American Dad, King Of The Hill, etc. to those from later seasons.

zendaddy621

Precisely. A network isn't going to funnel money into something that could sink in the ratings. That's why many shows are contracted for a couple of episodes before a full season is commissioned.

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Trivia: When Marty discovers that he is in an alternate Hill Valley, there was going to be a scene with him discovering that his sister Linda was a prostitute and his brother Dave a homeless drunk living on the streets. These scenes were scrapped as Wendie Jo Sperber, who played Linda, was pregnant at the time.

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Suggested correction: Very unlikely for a family film, and needs to be supported by some evidence such as a published interview with a film principal. This is a ridiculous entry and should be removed.

There was, in fact, a deleted scene in which Marty comes across Dave, who has since become an alcoholic, in the town square. While it is true that Wendie Jo Sperber was pregnant and thus unavailable at the time the film was made, I've never heard of anything scripted about Linda having turned to prostitution.

zendaddy621

If you have the DVD or the Blu-Ray, watch the movie with the Trivia Track on. It will confirm that Wendie was originally supposed to appear as her character Linda who had become a prostitute.

A Taxing Problem - S4-E14

Corrected entry: Marcy says she paid her cousin 5 dollars to take her to prom. In an earlier episode when she was making fun of the person who took her to prom, Steve said wait, "I took you to prom." Marcy turned to Steve and said "yes you did." So who took her to prom? Her cousin or Steve?

twstr988

Correction: It's entirely possible she attended more than one prom; I attended two different proms at two different schools in my senior year of high school.

zendaddy621

I guess that could be also.

twstr988

Corrected entry: The star on Sheriff Justice's car indicates that he is the Sheriff of Montague County Texas. Texarkana is in Bowie County Texas, which is approximately 245 miles east of Montague County.

Correction: Sally Fields fled the wedding, and her car was broken down on the side of the road. Sheriff Justice was after her before the Bandit showed up, so the fact that she got 245 miles away before the car either broke down or ran out of gas is not difficult to believe.

The sheriff was also not particularly concerned about jurisdiction throughout the film when it came to apprehending his quarry.

zendaddy621

5th Oct 2018

Young Sheldon (2017)

A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens - S2-E3

Corrected entry: The episode is set in 1989, but they discuss the movie Ghost which did not come out until 1990.

Correction: Not necessarily; since the second season has begun, they could have progressed to 1990 by this point. It also hasn't been established whether he's had his tenth birthday yet at this point in the series.

zendaddy621

Sheldon's birthday is Feb 26, 1980.

Bishop73

I knew his birth year had been established already on BBT; I just didn't know for sure if the date he had a birthday within the parent series corresponded to the "real" world because BBT time only roughly coincides with real-world time in most cases.

zendaddy621

While a BBT season may not be a full year or the next episode isn't set one week later (like many sitcoms), because the show relies on pop culture so heavily, like releases of films, etc, I do think BBT is set in the real life timeline, even if a holiday special is set in the "future" (e.g. a Halloween episode is aired 2 weeks before Halloween.) However, with YS being set in the past it can be hard to tell what the exact date is, unless specifically said, and you have to rely on context clues (like a lot of shows set in the real life timeline past). I only replied with his birthday so others could make a decision if the correction is valid. I do not know enough about the episode to know when it's suppose to be set or how long it's been since his birthday (as I did think he was suppose to be 10 in the episode).

Bishop73

28th Mar 2005

Child's Play (1988)

Plot hole: Andy is suspected of having killed Eddie Caputo, because he was at the scene when Eddie's house blew up and Eddie was killed. But there are glaring things that go unquestioned: None of the cops seem to think it's strange that a six-year-old kid would travel by himself so far to some random house in order to blow it up. The South Side neighborhood where Eddie lives is halfway across the city from Andy's apartment. How did Andy know where Eddie lived? How do the cops think he even knew Eddie at all? None of them address this most puzzling problem.

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Suggested correction: The police believe Andy to be insane (hence why he is sent to a mental institution instead of juvenile hall), and thus do not believe his choice of victims to be in any way rational.

Also, as unlikely as it is that a six-year-old child could (or would) travel halfway across the city to murder a random person, the possibility that a child's doll came to life and carried out the act was considered far too outlandish at that point in the plot.

zendaddy621

Corrected entry: At the end, when he's in the room where Halliday grew up, with the younger version of Halliday, Young Halliday is playing Yar's Revenge with what appears to be an Intellivision and Intellivision controller. Yar's Revenge was an Atari game.

Correction: Since Halliday created the Oasis, he could have altered any portion of it to his whims, especially a portion not accessible to just anyone, so it's not much of a stretch for him to have altered a tiny detail such as which games he was able to play on any given console; he could have chosen this particular setup for any number of reasons such as personal preference, aesthetics, nostalgia, etc.

zendaddy621

In addition, he may have just made an error due to age.

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Corrected entry: In the early scenes Elisa has marks on the right side of her neck. In the final scene the marks have moved to the left side of her neck.

Correction: She has those marks on both sides of her neck from the beginning, which are revealed to be gills at the end of the film, which also possibly accounts for her muteness.

zendaddy621

1st May 2018

That '70s Show (1998)

Mother's Little Helper - S7-E7

Corrected entry: When Donna and Jackie are fighting Fez says, "If this keeps up we should invest in a video camera." The first video camera didn't come out until 1983.

Correction: While it's true that the first consumer camcorders were sold in 1983, Fez said "video camera", not "camcorder"; obviously, video cameras such as those used for TV broadcasts and the like were around in the 1970s, though they were somewhat harder for individuals to acquire. Also, Fez was not always realistic about things anyway.

zendaddy621

Corrected entry: As the announcements are made, a bundle of dynamite is thrown through the window. The fuse is half way burned when the man says "and duck!" When he ducks, the explosion occurs, but the fuse couldn't have burned that fast.

Movie Nut

Correction: Given this film's parodic and absurdist nature, this very likely was intentional.

zendaddy621

Corrected entry: When Marty is trying to recover the future copy of the sports almanac from the office of Mr. Strickland, he sees that inside the almanac's cover is a dirty magazine. ("Oh La La"). After Strickland leaves the office, Marty tears the almanac cover off, crumples it up, and throws it on the ground, leaving it there. Later, at the dance, BTTF2 Marty is knocked down by a door that is thrown open by the BTTF1 Marty and Biff sees the, now intact with no crumpled cover, almanac inside Marty's leather jacket. Biff then takes it, never replacing the Oh La La inside with the almanac contents. (01:21:00 - 01:40:00)

Correction: That was actually the dust cover from the almanac that Marty tore off; Biff hid the copy of "Oh La La" inside the dust cover while keeping the almanac hidden inside his jacket. BTTF2 Marty took the almanac back shortly after Biff was knocked out by George; the almanac minus its dust cover was what Biff stole back from Marty.

zendaddy621

24th Mar 2018

South Park (1997)

Simpsons Already Did It - S6-E7

Character mistake: Butters says that he watched "all 132 episodes" of the Simpsons; at the time this episode aired, 291 episodes of the Simpsons had been produced and aired.

zendaddy621
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Suggested correction: Butters is always shown as being a bit dim and slow. As a kid it's easy for him to make a mistake in thinking that there was only 132 episodes.

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That's why it's called a "character mistake"; also, Butters is certainly naive, but he's hardly what I would call "dim and slow."

zendaddy621

11th Dec 2017

Destroy All Humans

Factual error: When scanned, some women say "I'm afraid of Virginia Wolf", as a homage to the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" The play was first performed in 1962 and the film was released in 1966. The game is set in 1957.

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Suggested correction: Virginia Woolf was a well-known author years before the game takes place; although the title is referenced, it was meant as a joke and thus cannot be considered an anachronism.

zendaddy621

It is not a joke as the entry pertains to the play itself. The phrase "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf" was never spoken until after the play came out.

Riverboat - S1-E6

Factual error: A character in the episode has invented denim, but denim was invented in 1873 and was being used widely up to the time period of the series, which is set in 1893.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: The entire series was set in an alternate history of sorts, so most, if not all, historical "inaccuracies" cannot be regarded as mistakes.

zendaddy621

19th Nov 2016

The Running Man (1987)

Corrected entry: When Richards shows up in the studio for a final showdown, a firefight breaks out causing everybody to flee. The television audience is able to watch the entire battle which would be impossible as all stage crew and camera operators fled the room.

Correction: The cameras were left running when the crew fled in haste as the firefight began, also, the control room crew was being held at gunpoint by Stevie (Dweezil Zappa) and other members of the resistance so that the unedited footage exonerating Ben, among other things, can be broadcast without interruption. So, although the cameras were unmanned, they were still active and subject to being switched from the control room.

zendaddy621

12th Jul 2016

The Warriors (1979)

Corrected entry: Fox witnesses Luther (the leader of the Rogues) shoot Cyrus but he never tells anyone.

Correction: It didn't matter for most of the film if any of the Warriors witnessed Luther shooting Cyrus since all the other gangs throughout the city were already convinced that it was the Warriors' doing. Also, nobody outside the gang would have believed them; it wasn't until a member of another gang came forward and told the Gramercy Riffs (Cyrus' gang) that Luther was the culprit that the Warriors were cleared of any wrongdoing.

zendaddy621

Correction: Considering the meeting was projected a truce, or a night of peace, the other gang's members most likely didn't want to ruffle feathers or stir things up for "narking" which may not have gone down well, even at a peace meeting. This was addressed before, and the response was the same, about no-one else wanting to make waves if they also witnessed the shooting.

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