Jean G

28th Aug 2008

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Air Cargo -- Dial for Murder - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When the bad guys enter the print shop, the boom shadow moves across their heads and onto the wall behind them. (00:11:10)

Jean G

27th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Catwoman Goes to College (1) - S2-E49

Revealing mistake: The crowd scenes during what is supposedly a Gotham City University student protest rally are inserts of rather blurry old stock footage. Not only is the mob far too large for a mere college rally, the footage is in black & white, while the rest of Batman is in color. Bit of a dead giveaway. (00:23:00)

Jean G

27th Aug 2008

Men Into Space (1959)

Earthbound - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: The engineer's neck and shirt collar are burned when the instrument panel shorts out. Next shot, as he enters the cabin, the burns have vanished.

Jean G

27th Aug 2008

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Air Cargo -- Dial for Murder - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the office, when McGarrett hands Chin Ho the murdered cop's notebook, the microphone shadow can be seen moving across the set wall at the upper left of the screen. (00:14:15)

Jean G

25th Aug 2008

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed Avery Lord? - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After the woman in the negligeé goes back into her apartment, a crew member's shadow appears on the corridor wall. (00:42:00)

Jean G

24th Aug 2008

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed the Rest? - S2-E25

Trivia: Here and in several other episodes, Burke's Law was one of the first TV series to break with longstanding Hollywood prejudices by hiring Latino actors like Cesar Romero to play Latino roles. In this episode, three years before becoming the Joker on Batman, Romero plays a Mexican police chief interrogating Amos Burke, whose rather prescient line to him is, "The joke's on the joker - I've been framed!" (00:06:30)

Jean G

24th Aug 2008

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed the Rest? - S2-E25

Factual error: It isn't catering to American tourists (the guests are from all over the globe), but the Posada Angelita Hotel in Mexico has only American flags out front. (00:03:15)

Jean G

24th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Batman's Anniversary (1) - S2-E45

Continuity mistake: Sitting at the banquet table, Batman has placed his left hand over his chest. When the shot cuts, his hands are instantly both down at his sides. (00:05:00)

Jean G

24th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Last Laugh (1) - S2-E47

Revealing mistake: The counterfeit 100 dollar bills that Gordon and O'Hara say look "so authentic" don't actually resemble any known U.S. currency at all. In fact, a close look reveals them to be very bad photocopies of Mexican 100 peso notes. (00:01:00)

Jean G

24th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Penguin Sets a Trend (2) - S2-E43

Continuity mistake: Penguin's van races by a Gotham City movie theater, passing three cars parked in front of it. In the very next shot, the Batmobile zips past the same spot in hot pursuit - and there are now four cars parked there. (00:20:20)

Jean G

24th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Batman's Anniversary (1) - S2-E45

Trivia: This is the only two-episode story arc in which John Astin replaced Frank Gorshin as the Riddler. After settling a contract and salary dispute with the studio, Gorshin returned to play the Riddler one last time, in the show's last season.

Jean G

24th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Penguin Sets a Trend (2) - S2-E43

Visible crew/equipment: The Batmobile, responding to Batman's remote control activator, is supposedly driving itself through Gotham City's streets. But in one shot, even though he's crouching down, you can see the head of the film crew member actually driving the car. (00:03:00)

Jean G

23rd Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Hard Times (2) - S2-E38

Factual error: Joker, Penguin and no less than four henchmen all manage to hide in the Batmobile's trunk and leap out when it enters the Batcave. Even for Batman, this is stretching credibility more than a bit. There's no way the Batmobile's trunk could hold six adults and still close (and it was closed). Two might fit, even three in a pinch - but not six. (00:17:30)

Jean G

23rd Aug 2008

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed the Rest? - S2-E25

Revealing mistake: "Who Killed the Rest?" The boat we see speeding toward shore explodes - but in the brief shot of it just before the detonation, the substitution of a model is apparent. The two vessels don't look anything alike. (00:02:00)

Jean G

22nd Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Scat, Darn Catwoman (2) - S2-E41

Audio problem: At the end, Catwoman falls from the roof into the water below. But we never hear a splash. (00:21:15)

Jean G

21st Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

That Darn Catwoman (1) - S2-E40

Continuity mistake: After the drugged Robin clobbers Batman with a wooden chair, the broken pieces change their arrangement on the floor between one shot and the next. (00:20:50)

Jean G

21st Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Hard Times (2) - S2-E38

Continuity mistake: After all the stow-away baddies jump from the Batmobile's trunk, they leave it open. Between shots, it magically closes itself. (00:19:30)

Jean G

21st Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Hard Times (2) - S2-E38

Continuity mistake: The Batmobile pulls up in front of the Platter-Porium, and you can see that only Batman and Robin are inside the car. When the shot cuts to close-up, though, Venus is sitting in between them. (Tight squeeze: it's a 2-seater and she must be straddling the transmission hump and hand brake - ouch.) The shot cuts back to full for them to jump from the car, and Venus has disappeared again. (00:13:40)

Jean G

18th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Zodiac Crimes (1) - S2-E37

Continuity mistake: Joker's floating zap-wand is hanging in the air right in front of Chief O'Hara's face. But when the shot cuts, it's instantly ten feet away, and is now floating behind the Joker. (00:01:45)

Jean G

18th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Zodiac Crimes (1) - S2-E37

Continuity mistake: Robin is holding an upright 8-foot pole when Venus sprinkles her knock-out glitter on the Dynamic Duo. When the shot cuts and they fall to the floor, the pole has completely disappeared. (00:22:10)

Jean G

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