Jean G

13th Sep 2010

Saps at Sea (1940)

Continuity mistake: Stan puts the half-folded newspaper down on the boat's galley table. One shot later, the paper is completely unfolded and covering the table. (00:46:05)

Jean G

12th Sep 2010

Saps at Sea (1940)

Trivia: The title "Saps at Sea" parodies a popular Gary Cooper film of the era, "Souls at Sea."

Jean G

Show Me a Hero, I'll Show You a Bum - S2-E7

Factual error: The 1943 London air field is crowded with P-51 Mustangs - planes that weren't introduced in Europe until 1944.

Jean G

Show Me a Hero, I'll Show You a Bum - S2-E7

Factual error: It's 1943, but Kamanski's flight jacket sports a 50-star flag. The flag should, of course, have 48 stars.

Jean G

The Traitor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Tina demonstrates her contortionist abilities by crawling through the cubicle shelves in Briggs' apartment. A large orange cat figurine on the upper left shelf is brightly lit when she's doing her demo. The moment she finishes, though, the cat is in shadow and its orange tones are muted to brown. (00:05:00)

Jean G

A Cube of Sugar - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: During the prison corridor scene, Cinnamon is crying over her "dead" husband, and her hair changes from frazzled to neatly combed and back as the angles shift between full shot and close-up. (00:39:15)

Jean G

The Confession - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: Though Briggs hasn't touched the canvas to paint them over, the green brushstrokes that McMillan makes on the portrait disappear a few frames later. (00:41:50)

Jean G

A Cube of Sugar - S1-E26

Audio problem: When Barney and Willy are digging their tunnel toward the prison basement, Barney's voice and lip movements are badly out of sync. (00:31:05)

Jean G

29th Aug 2010

The Running Man (1963)

Continuity mistake: When he's talking to the insurance agent at the sidewalk cafe, Rex's newspaper changes positions in his hands between shots. (00:53:25)

Jean G

29th Aug 2010

The Running Man (1963)

Continuity mistake: Rex takes off in the experimental glider, which detaches its wheels onto the runway as soon as it's airborne. When the camera angle changes, the plane is still at the same height, but the dropped wheel assembly has disappeared from the tarmac. (00:23:00)

Jean G

29th Aug 2010

Batman (1966)

Continuity mistake: Catwoman tosses her black cat onto the table, where it lands on an empty expanse of red carpet with nothing nearby. But in the next shot, there's a gold statue sitting within inches of the cat. (00:15:30)

Jean G

24th Aug 2010

The Virginian (1962)

Show generally

Character mistake: Season 4, Ep. 29, "Bald-faced Boy": Uncle Del forgets his nephew's name during the argument in the cabin. He calls Brett "Mike," which is neither the actor's name nor that of any of Del's other relatives. (01:11:00)

Jean G

The Carriers - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: While the team discusses whether they might already be infected with the plague, the items on the desk change positions between takes. (00:25:30)

Jean G

The Reluctant Dragon - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: The 8-track tape Briggs listens to is in shadow when he inserts it in the car's player. A few shots later, though, it's brightly illuminated so that we can see the tape spinning inside. (00:02:00)

Jean G

Wheels - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Using a thin wire, Briggs loosens the lower half of the circular seal on the voting machine. But when they open the machine, the seal is loose from the top. (00:43:25)

Jean G

Fakeout - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: During the mission briefing, Cinnamon's hair alternates from messy to neatly combed several times. In fact, her hairdo changes combing styles throughout the episode. (00:05:00)

Jean G

Fakeout - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Throughout the car chase and the scenes leading up to it, Poltroni's rear-view mirror disappears and reappears repeatedly. (00:35:30 - 00:43:00)

Jean G

Fakeout - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: All of the lighting and sound equipment Barney loads into the back seat of the police cruiser disappears during the car chase. (00:43:45)

Jean G

The Diamond - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: Rollin strikes the duplicate diamond with a hammer and chisel, and it breaks cleanly into several pieces that fly out of the dish entirely. In the next shot, however, all the pieces are not only back in the dish, they're crushed into a fine powder. (00:35:30)

Jean G

The Reluctant Dragon - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: After the gun goes off during his fight with Yankovski, blood appears on the right side of Rollin's mouth: it wasn't there a moment before. And a few shots later, the blood is on the left, then changes back to the right. (One shot in the sequence was, for some reason, flipped.) (00:48:00)

Jean G

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