2nd Jun 2019

Common mistakes

Factual error: In numerous sci-fi films and TV series, planets, moons, and other similar celestial objects always appear to have gravity equal to that of Earth regardless of the object's size or mass. For example, a moon the same size as a small planet (such as Yavin 4 or Endor's forest moon from the Star Wars films) has the same apparent gravity as larger bodies, while in reality, the smaller objects would have noticeably less gravity than larger ones.


7th Aug 2018

It (2017)

Factual error: This film is set in Maine (USA), but the war memorial shown is obviously Canadian; this is evidenced by the phrase "for King and country" engraved upon it.


Factual error: Missouri has no hills or mountains like those shown in this film; the closest would be the Ozarks in the southern part of the state, which are more rounded.


8th Feb 2018

Clerks 2 (2006)

Factual error: Mountains are visible in the background during the go-kart scenes, giving away the fact that this movie was filmed in California rather than New Jersey where it is set.


22nd Jan 2018

The Goldbergs (2013)

A Chorus Lie - S3-E2

Factual error: A key plot point of this episode is the revelation of the Milli Vanilli lip-syncing scandal, which happened in the fall of 1990, outside the 1980s setting of the series.


Factual error: In the grocery store where Gilbert works, loaves of Mrs. Baird's bread are seen on the shelves; Mrs. Baird's is a Texas-based bakery whose products would not be available as far away as Iowa.


6th Apr 2017

Freejack (1992)

Factual error: A digital billboard shows the date as "Thursday, November 23, 2009"; that date was a Monday.


28th Jun 2016

Timecop (1994)

Factual error: As Walker and Atwood are falling from the building in 1929 New York City, the reflection of Vancouver's Harbor Centre is visible in windows. Furthermore, the Harbor Centre was completed in 1977, so this is a double goof. (00:22:45)


26th Jul 2015

Pixels (2015)

Factual error: The main character from the video game "Paperboy" is among the alien invaders in the final battle; since that game was first released in 1984, he shouldn't be there, because the probe the aliens received featuring video game footage was launched into space in 1982.


Factual error: When Butthead is thrown out of Chelsea Clinton's bedroom, he smashes through a window and lands on the front lawn of the White House. Chelsea Clinton's bedroom was actually at the back of the White House.


Factual error: Butthead is thrown through a window on the upper floor of the White House; since all exterior windows of the White House are bulletproof, he would bounce off the window rather than smash through it as shown.


29th May 2014

The Aviator (2004)

Factual error: Howard asks for ten chocolate chip cookies in a scene set in 1928. Chocolate chip cookies didn't exist until 1933, and they were known as "Toll House" cookies then. The generic term "chocolate chip" wasn't coined until the early 1960s.


The Unnatural - S5-E4

Factual error: The final scenes titled "Kankakee 1991" show desert scenery in the background; Kankakee, Illinois is in the Midwest US, which is almost entirely grassland and no desert.


24th Aug 2013

Family Guy (1999)

The Blind Side - S10-E11

Factual error: A TV announcer says "We now return to True Blood", indicating a return from a commercial break. True Blood airs on HBO, which is a premium network that does not show commercials.


11th Jun 2013

American Dad (2005)

Bullocks to Stan - S1-E9

Factual error: Steve and Roger make a prank phone call to Tony Blair at 4:30 AM GMT during sunset in Virginia (EST/EDT); because of the 5-hour time difference (4 hours during Daylight Savings), it would be 11:30 PM or 12:30 AM in Virginia, which would be nighttime.


25th Jul 2010

The Book of Eli (2010)

Factual error: Eli uses an apparently moist KFC wetnap to clean himself in an early scene, yet it's been at least 30 years since the apocalyptic event happened. Unopened KFC wetnaps will dry out in a matter of months under normal conditions.


Factual error: Blaine (from the ski patrol) mentions "21 Jump Street" in 1986; that show premiered in April 1987.


Factual error: The song "Smooth Up In Ya" by the BulletBoys is heard in a 1986 scene; that song was first released in 1988.


18th Feb 2010

That '70s Show (1998)

Show generally

Factual error: Boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts are seen in several episodes; there were no Krispy Kreme locations in Wisconsin until after 2000.


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