Jean G

28th Mar 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Father Figure - S1-E14

Plot hole: When the two henchmen who break into Nick's loft to kill Lisa are captured, the case is closed. But the two thugs were reporting back to a boss who wasn't caught, and who surely would have sent more hitmen after Lisa. So the case shouldn't have been closed.

Jean G

28th Mar 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Dying for Fame - S1-E16

Plot hole: The insertion of a musical sequence used to fill extra time in this episode creates a plot problem. It's spliced in between Nick's urgent plea for Nat to stall the autopsy and his rescuing the bound and gagged Rebecca, and unfortunately makes it appear that in that interval, Nick simply went home, played music and sat in his loft window brooding, ignoring the case altogether. (00:40:40)

Jean G

28th Mar 2006

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: The VW Beetle that slides out of the dump truck and rolls over is noticeably not the same car the victim was driving earlier. It's a lighter color, and is already badly dented, even before it's wrecked.

Jean G

27th Mar 2006

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Factual error: Monk inspects the wrecked VW Beetle and notes that "the air conditioning is off." But it's a standard 1973 VW: they didn't come with A/C, and though you could add it, it tended to overstress the little air-cooled engine. Look closely and you can see that this VW does not have the bulky under-dash compressor needed to run an add-on A/C.

Jean G

27th Mar 2006

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Throughout the highway driving sequence in the beginning, Natalie's rear view mirror disappears and reappears repeatedly.

Jean G

Revealing mistake: Julia confirms that Barnabas is a vampire by sneaking a look at him in her compact mirror - which reflects his human companions, but not him. Unfortunately, the producers seem to have forgotten that vampires don't reflect when, near the end, we see the recently-staked vampire Roger Collins - in a mirror. Not even "dead" vampires ever appeared in mirrors in the TV series, so they shouldn't do so here, either. (01:27:15)

Jean G

24th Mar 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Hunters - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Nick's beard is fully grown in the beginning of this episode, but it changes, disappearing entirely more than once and then reappearing in various stages of growth, even in sequences supposedly occurring on the same night.

Jean G

24th Mar 2006

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Red Herring - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Monk empties a pocketful of pushpins onto the science teacher's counter top. One rolls to the very edge, separate from the others. A few minutes later, the stray pin is missing. Just before Monk and Natalie leave, however, it reappears on the counter edge.

Jean G

24th Mar 2006

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In Stottlemeyer's hospital room, a medicated Monk finishes off the leftover pudding from the food tray. Then, while he's talking to them, the pudding smeared on his upper lip disappears and reappears between shots.

Jean G

The Her Master's Voice Affair - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When the taxi leaves the airport, it's a 1965 Ford. When next seen en route, it's a 1958 model with really big tail fins. When it arrives at the house, it's a '65 again, with no tail fins. (00:20:30)

Jean G

The Foreign Legion Affair - S2-E22

Other mistake: Aboard the plane in the beginning, Illya calls to report in, and forgets his own secret agent number. He tells the communicator, "This is Number 2 Section 1." This is a little like James Bond suddenly calling himself Double-O-Six. Illya worked for Section 2, and was always Number 2 Section 2. Maybe that's just what happens when you're a TV spy and get hit over the head too many times. (00:03:15)

Jean G

The Hula Doll Affair - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Illya, outside in front of the skyscraper office building, stands beside the cab talking on his communicator, the boom mike is visible over his head throughout the shot. (00:40:00)

Jean G

The Secret Sceptre Affair - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: Solo, Illya and Zia get out of the car and run into the woods, leaving the rear passenger-side door standing open. When they return, the door has somehow closed itself. (00:36:30)

Jean G

The Green Opal Affair - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Aboard the yacht, Solo tucks his gun into his waistband. Next shot, as he takes cash out of the box, the gun has disappeared. It reappears in the shot after that.

Jean G

The Green Opal Affair - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In Waverly's office, Illya hones his combat skills by swinging at a suspended wooden block with a baseball bat. When the alarm goes off, Illya puts the bat down on the table, and he and Solo rush to the computer console. In the next, reverse angle shot, the block is still hanging from the ceiling, but the baseball bat has vanished from the table.

Jean G

22nd Mar 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: 1897: Quentin walks away from Trask and exits through the door under the stairs. Unfortunately, that door was undersized, and David Selby was 6'2" tall. Quentin bangs his head on the doorframe hard enough to produce an audible thump.

Jean G

22nd Mar 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Catspaw - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When the giant cat breaks down the cell door, Korob falls beneath it face down with his head toward the door. In the very next shot, he's in a completely different position - face up with his feet toward the door. (00:43:30)

Jean G

22nd Mar 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: 1968: A shot of Barnabas and Julia taken through the small window in the cellar door apparently obscured Jonathan Frid's view of the all-important red light. Obviously thinking himself off-camera, Frid took a moment to clean the inside of one nostril with his index finger.

Jean G

21st Mar 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: 1967: Dr. Woodward struggles with a stuck zipper on an oxygen tent. When the prop refuses to cooperate, he makes a disgusted sound and adlibs to his companion, "Zip that up, will you, Julia?" Then he hurries out, leaving a bewildered Julia to deal with a supposedly critical patient.

Jean G
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. mistake picture

The Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair - S3-E19

Factual error: The intro screen says we're in Hong Kong as a ship with Illya trapped aboard steams out of the harbor. We then cut to an exterior shot of the ship departing what we've just been told is Hong Kong - with, unmistakably, the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. (00:05:25)

Jean G

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