Jean G

Second City - S1-E12

Deliberate mistake: Kermani finds a nitroglycerin tablet in the suspect's apartment. Because we need to see it when he holds it for the close-up, the tablet he has is much too large to be nitro. That drug is dispensed as an extremely tiny pill designed to dissolve instantly under the tongue. (00:22:30)

Jean G

17th Apr 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Show generally

Factual error: Part 6: It's 1941, and Pug and Stimson are in a small boat crossing between ships in the fleet. The USS Missouri, with its BB-63 hull number plainly visible, passes behind them. The Missouri wasn't commissioned until 1944. (01:58:15)

Jean G

16th Apr 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Leper - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: While Dr. Polanski talks to Monk and Natalie in his waiting room, he's gesturing with both hands held out in front of him. When the shot changes angles, he's abruptly standing with his hands clasped behind his back. Next cut, he's gesturing again. (00:05:00)

Jean G

The Night of the Tottering Tontine - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: There's a coiled wire sticking out of the spine of the book that electrocutes Baring. It's there in close-up, but disappears in full-shot. (00:42:50)

Jean G

The Night of the Tottering Tontine - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: West demonstrates how the knife popped out of the chair upholstery when pressure was applied. His hand is inches from the blade in one shot, then disappears in the next close-up view. When it cuts back to the master shot, his hand is once again beside the knife. (00:20:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Lord of Limbo - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: At the dinner table, the wine glasses vanish and reappear several times as the camera angles change. (00:16:50)

Jean G

The Night of the Tottering Tontine - S2-E16

Deliberate mistake: The knife that has just killed one of the investors doesn't have a trace of blood on it. No one had time to clean it off. (00:20:00)

Jean G

14th Apr 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Show generally

Visible crew/equipment: Part 4: When Eleanor Roosevelt walks in on the meeting between Captain Henry and the President, the boom shadow is moving on the wall above the door. (00:03:30)

Jean G

14th Apr 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: Part 3: Stoller's cigar is longer in full shots than it is in close-ups. (00:42:30)

Jean G

14th Apr 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: Part 3: Hitler enters the study and stands near the door with his hands clasped behind his back. The angle reverses, and his hands move instantly to his sides. Reverse again, and he's returned to his original stance. (00:20:00)

Jean G

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "Hunters & the Hunted": The Black Beauty drives past a red and white 1957 Chevy BelAir parked on the street. In the next shot, from inside the car as they pass, the Chevy is suddenly parked in the same spot, but facing in the opposite direction. Next shot, as the bad guy follows them, the Chevy is facing forward again. (00:18:30)

Jean G

Trivia: Prop master Joe Longo, a Ricardo Montalban and Fantasy Island fan, modified a small toy robot, painted a tux on it and used a poster to give it Tattoo's face. When Montalban first pulled into the studio parking lot, Longo sent the mechanical Tattoo toddling out to his car. Every day of the production after that, "Tattoo" arrived in the passenger seat of Montalban's car, came to the set with him, and went home every night to play around the actor's swimming pool.

Jean G

The Night of the Skulls - S2-E13

Factual error: Fenlow begins shouting about "one nation, under God, indivisible." This series is set in the 1870s. The Pledge of Allegiance, from which these lines are taken, wasn't written until 1892. And the words "under God" weren't added until 1954. (00:46:55)

Jean G

The Night of the Infernal Machine - S2-E14

Trivia: West collides with the cook and sends him sprawling face-down in a huge platter of gelatin. Before racing off again, West quips, "Sorry about that, chef!" This was a winking homage to the 60s spy comedy Get Smart and its bumbling hero Maxwell Smart's famous catch-phrase, "Sorry about that, Chief!" (00:47:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Skulls - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: West crashes through the French doors, breaking out the center section and leaving a partial framework on either side. In the next several shots, the center support and one broken frame reappear and disappear repeatedly. (00:02:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Skulls - S2-E13

Factual error: The bizarre centerpiece on the murderers' banquet table has colored electric light bulbs showing in the skulls' eye sockets. (00:26:50)

Jean G

11th Apr 2008

Forever Knight (1992)

Can't Run, Can't Hide - S2-E10

Trivia: Casey's framed certificate says that he won the "Borchiver Award for outstanding service with disadvantaged children." The name is a nod to series producer Richard Borchiver.

Jean G

The Night of the Man-Eating House - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when they confront Liston Day outside the house, West and Gordon are standing close together in all the frontal shots, but several feet apart in all the reverse angle views. (00:45:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Man-Eating House - S2-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the old man gets up from his chair and moves toward the door, the camera shadow is moving on the wall behind him. (00:18:40)

Jean G

The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Just after the street brawl at the beginning of the episode, all the dust vanishes from West's blue suit between one shot and the next. (00:01:20)

Jean G

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