terry s

17th Mar 2012

Frasier (1993)

Match Game - S11-E18

Revealing mistake: 4 minutes into the show, Frasier gets off the elevator and goes to an office door with keys to open it, he tries the keys and they don't work. He realizes he missed his floor. A woman opens the door and they start talking about a dating service which he says he doesn't need, and he pushes the elevator down button, which lights up. The doors open and a man gets off. It's going up, which he finds out from an ex-girlfriend on the elevator. The down button light goes out before he gets on to go up with her. The light should only have gone off on the way back down.

terry s

22nd Jan 2012

Bonanza (1959)

A Girl Named George - S9-E16

Revealing mistake: Jack Albertson's character is taking pictures of The Cartwrights and ranch hands. The video camera moves across the front of the prop camera as Albertson pushes and holds the button to take a picture. The shutter on the camera never opens and isn't open until he releases the button. In those days the shutter had to stay open an elongated time to enable the light to infiltrate the negative. People had to stay still during this time.

terry s

2nd Jan 2012

Bonanza (1959)

The Saga of Muley Jones - S5-E26

Revealing mistake: The Cartwrights' second cousin shows up and sings a lot. His singing breaks glass all over town. 1/4 of the way through the episode, while at the ranch, Ben is about to serve tea or coffee while Huley is singing upstairs. As Ben goes to pour it into a cup, the pottery kettle shatters but no tea or coffee or water comes out of the pot, showing it was empty.

terry s

2nd Jan 2012

Bonanza (1959)

Hound Dog - S6-E25

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode, Tracy Ledbetter is carrying a double barreled shotgun, trying to get her dogs back. There is the sound effect of a shotgun blast, then video of another blast with Hoss running inside the barn. She gets inside the barn and another shot goes off inside without her reloading. How did the third shot come from the gun? It only holds two shells.

terry s

27th Nov 2011

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Flying Saucer - S3-E24

Plot hole: A time bomb is placed under the dashboard of the Batmobile and goes off inside the batcave. Much of the batcave is ruined, including fallen I-Beams, but the Batmobile has no damage to it even though the bomb was planted in it.

terry s

27th Nov 2011

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Flying Saucer - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: Just before the final fight scene, Alfred hits his head on the door of the spacecraft while exiting, kind of like the Storm Trooper in Star Wars, reacts for a second and then keeps going on with the scene as if nothing happened.

terry s

27th Nov 2011

Batman (1966)

I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle - S3-E23

Plot hole: After the rock falls on King Tut at the end giving him amnesia, Batman explains how the rock fell. He says Tut raised his voice three decibels above high C. Decibels are a measure of volume, while pitch is a measure of frequency: the two are not directly related. This mistake was done in other episodes of Batman also, such as when Joan Collins played the villain.

terry s

26th Nov 2011

Frasier (1993)

Trivia: The opening of the show actually has multiple scenes. The space needle sometimes has a blinking light or sometimes has radio waves. Sometimes lightning hits it. Sometimes a plane with a KACL banner or a helicopter flies across. Christmas shows have Christmas lights. There are also others.

terry s

26th Nov 2011

The Nanny (1993)

Trivia: Niles the butler never had a last name in the series. They joke about it in a couple of episodes.

terry s

26th Nov 2011

Spin City (1996)

Not in the Line of Fire - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: 1/3 through the show, Stuart is talking to Nicki's boyfriend in the cafeteria, and the candy machine has "N&Ns" in it instead of "M&Ms" for both plain and peanut. The letters have been partially covered up.

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A Plaque for Mayberry - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: About 2/5 through the show, Barney comes into the office with a family tree chart. The edge of the paper is on the bottom of the roll sticking out to the left, there's a cut to a different angle and the edge of the paper is on top, not sticking out and still facing to the left. On top, it should be facing to the right.

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Cruise (1) - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the show, Shirley is ironing Laverne's clothes and leaves the room. The iron falls on Laverne's clothes on the "L" and burns it, When she picks up the iron, the "L" is on the bottom of the iron facing the normal way when, in fact, it should have been a reverse image.

terry s

16th Nov 2011

Spin City (1996)

Not in the Line of Fire - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Two thirds of the way into the show, Mike and the mayor are talking in his office. If you look at the Mets hat behind Mike, the NY emblem is upside down.

terry s

15th Oct 2011

Frasier (1993)

Legal Tender Love and Care - S8-E6

Other mistake: About 2/3s of the way through the episode, Daphne and her ex-boyfriend are at the courthouse where he is getting married. There is a board in the background with the names of the judges listed on it. The bottom judge's name has the "u" missing in the title Judge.

terry s

15th Oct 2011

Frasier (1993)

Roz in the Doghouse - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: About 1/3 through the episode, they are in Roz's apartment. If you watch when people enter or leave the apartment, the door has a handle lockset. It also has a lock cylinder about 1 1/2 feet above it on both sides of the door. The problem is, the side of the door has no drill hole where the latch assembly should be: it's just solid wood. The lock isn't attached to anything that would enable it to work.

terry s

15th Oct 2011

Frasier (1993)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The elevator doors in Frasier's building are just a wood looking board with no safety edge sensors on the doors. These are required to detect an object between the doors. Yet, when a character touches the edge of the doors, they open back up.

terry s

15th Oct 2011

Frasier (1993)

Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice... - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Daphne visits the radio station where Frasier works about halfway through the episode. She holds the earphone piece up to her right ear, then it cuts to a different camera angle and the headphones are lying on the desk with no time between shots. It's actually quite glaring.

terry s

15th Oct 2011

Happy Days (1974)

White Christmas - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: There is a blizzard on Christmas Eve dumping two feet of snow on Milwaukee. Mrs. Cunningham, LaurieBeth and Al are stuck at the Cunningham's house. Near the beginning of the episode, they show an exterior shot before they go inside the house. The driveway for the house is wet looking but totally clear of snow, with no one there to clean it, and it's still snowing. The hardware store has two feet of snow outside of it.

terry s

Brother, Can You Spare A Hot Rod? - S4-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When they're working on the blue car, you can see the reflection of the boom mike in the top and bottom chrome of the windshield. The boom mike itself can also be seen at certain points.

terry s

26th May 2011

The Nanny (1993)

The Nuchslep - S1-E4

Other mistake: About 2/3 into the show, Fran carries a box of cookies into Maggie's bedroom. The box's name brand is covered over but Fran says she brought the Mallowmars. However when they show an actual cookie they are eating, you can see it's a Snackwell Devil's Food Cake cookie, not a Mallowmar.

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