Jean G

26th Dec 2013

Maverick (1957)

The Town That Wasn't There - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: John Astin, playing a homely sheep farmer, wears a large fake nose throughout the episode. But in the saloon meeting scene, where Beau introduces him to the townsfolk, the nose is conspicuously missing.

Jean G

20th Dec 2013

Maverick (1957)

The Resurrection of Joe November - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: The confetti and ribbons that fall on the coffin change their configuration with each new camera angle.

Jean G

20th Dec 2013

Maverick (1957)

The Resurrection of Joe November - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: Stock footage used for the Mardi Gras scenes shows a crowd dressed in 20th Century clothing.

Jean G

10th Dec 2013

The Virginian (1962)

Train of Darkness - S8-E18

Continuity mistake: The miniature train used in all the night shots (it passes the same artificial mountainside several times), is pulling three passenger cars and no baggage car. When the full size train arrives at the station the next day, it has a baggage car and only one passenger car.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: The windows in Miss Brody's classroom seem to have minds of their own. The one she admonishes a student to lower to six inches closes itself completely a few shots later. Another, in a later scene, reduces the amount it is open by several inches between takes.

Jean G

23rd Oct 2013

Mod Squad (1968)

Find Tara Chapman! - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When the load of lumber is dropped on Captain Greer's 1968 Ford Galaxy 500, the car turns into a beat-up 1960 Oldsmobile just before it is squashed.

Jean G

The Psychic - S1-E28

Trivia: Watch the drive-in theater marquis when Briggs drives in to pick up his assignment. It reads "Geller and Solow / Spend the Money" - an in-joke reference to producer Bruce Geller and Desilu executive Herb Solow.

Jean G

Season 1 generally

Trivia: Throughout season one, the stack of photographs Briggs peruses in selecting his mission team includes one of a man in black-rimmed glasses. It's a shot of the show's creator/producer, Bruce Geller.

Jean G

11th Oct 2013

Hogan's Heroes (1965)

Trivia: Hogan's Heroes was originally conceived as a comedy set in a U.S. Penitentiary. Creator Bernard Fein tried for four years to sell it, gave up, and was headed home on a plane when he saw a passenger reading the novel Von Ryan's Express. That gave him an idea. He flew back to Hollywood with a proposal for a show now set in a German P.O.W. Camp, and sold the series in four days.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: As Japanese planes strafe the U.S.S. Thunderfish, the insertion of a brief piece of sub-being-struck-by-gunfire stock footage changes the American submarine into a German U-boat. (01:30:00)

Jean G

18th Sep 2013

Bat Masterson (1958)

The Price of Paradise - S3-E16

Visible crew/equipment: In a crane shot of the street just before the gunfight, tire tread marks from the camera truck can be seen in the dirt. (00:22:10)

Jean G

18th Sep 2013

Bat Masterson (1958)

High Card Loses - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: The placement of the money protruding from Masterson's bag changes completely between shots when he enters the bank. (00:01:45)

Jean G

Kidnap - S7-E11

Visible crew/equipment: The surface of Casey's shiny red van shows us the entire film crew, along with several lights and reflector panels. (00:17:00)

Jean G

Hit - S7-E9

Factual error: In what is supposed to be a maximum security prison, the inmates (all of whom have stylish but non-prison-regulation haircuts) have a pool-cue brawl in a completely unsupervised rec room. Not a guard in sight.

Jean G

Season 7 generally

Continuity mistake: Because episodes were not aired in production order, both Lynda Day George (whose character is said to be on a prolonged assignment in Europe) and Greg Morris' mustache appear, disappear and re-appear throughout the seventh season.

Jean G

8th Sep 2013

Bat Masterson (1958)

Bat Trap - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: During the street fight, Gene Barry's stunt double wears a shaggy wig that gets badly disheveled in the brawl. In the intercut close-ups of "Bat" throwing punches, however, Barry's hair is short and neatly groomed. (00:06:00)

Jean G

8th Sep 2013

The Virginian (1962)

Stopover - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: After Frank locks him in the jail cell, the Virginian stands with his hands holding the bars in full shots, but in close-ups, his arms are extended through the bars in a completely different position.

Jean G

7th Sep 2013

Bat Masterson (1958)

The Elusive Baguette - S2-E34

Visible crew/equipment: When Bat arrives at the hotel to escort Lucy, the shadow of the microphone and part of the boom rigging are visible on the wall above the door. (00:17:30)

Jean G

4th Sep 2013

Switch (1975)

Three for the Money - S2-E21

Audio problem: Volkswagen Beetles had a very distinctive "putt-putt" engine noise. In every scene with the bad guy following Ryan and McBride in a VW Beetle, the sound effects dubbed in post-production belong to a much larger, standard American car, and not to a VW at all. (00:26:00)

Jean G

4th Sep 2013

Switch (1975)

Three for the Money - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: Not only is the stunt double's face visible in several shots during the apartment fight scene, the man is also noticeably taller and heavier than Robert Wagner, and is wearing a really bad wig.

Jean G

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