Jean G

Terror - S4-E20

Character mistake: On Barney's counterfeit military ID, the word "sergeant" is misspelled as "sargent." (00:10:30)

Jean G

23rd Jun 2013

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed Wade Walker? - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Burke's Rolls leaves a parking space in front of a restaurant with a distinctive peaked roof facade. After a lengthy conversation with Tim during a drive through L.A. streets (in one direction with no turns), the car is shown again pulling away from the same restaurant. (00:11:25)

Jean G

3rd Jun 2013

Switch (1975)

Gaffing the Skim - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: At the carnival, Pete's cotton candy changes shape and doubles in size between takes. (00:24:30)

Jean G

3rd Jun 2013

Switch (1975)

Whatever Happened to Carol Harmony? - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: After Pete and Mac chase the guard dogs out, the mansion's double gates close themselves between one shot and the next. (00:23:00)

Jean G

Gitano - S4-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When the dignitaries' limo pulls away, its doors mirror several studio lights and reflectors. (00:34:15)

Jean G

Candy and the Kid - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: Both stunt double's faces are plainly visible in the fight between Jeremy and Rafe. (00:26:10)

Jean G

Candy and the Kid - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Jeremy falls and is clinging to a cliff face. In the close-ups, he's holding onto fairly solid grey rocks. In all the long shots, however, his stunt man/double is precariously perched on crumbling brown dirt. (00:01:00)

Jean G

A Bride for Obie Brown - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: During the log-rolling contest at the end, Bobby Sherman's stunt double is very easy to spot. He has lighter, shorter hair and is much taller. His face (in profile) is even visible in several shots. (00:46:00)

Jean G

Lorenzo Bush - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Clancey's bath bubbles are touching his chin in close-ups, but retreat more than a foot in every full shot of him in the tub. (00:32:00)

Jean G

Lorenzo Bush - S2-E13

Factual error: The children race into the dormitory to summon Candy, who is using a flat iron to press a tablecloth. She goes with them, but leaves the supposedly hot iron sitting on the cloth, which should have begun smoldering even before her departure. (00:10:20)

Jean G

His Sister's Keeper - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When Stemple and Jason argue on the porch, an electric light bulb is very apparent in the lantern beside the door. (00:41:00)

Jean G

His Sister's Keeper - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: During the fight between Stemple and Jason, they overturn a large crate marked "Farm Machinery" in front of the general store. Two shots later, the same crate has somehow righted itself, and they overturn it again. (00:25:30)

Jean G

His Sister's Keeper - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: While he's talking to Stemple in Lottie's saloon, Clancey's red neckerchief keeps changing positions between shots. (00:14:20)

Jean G

An Anger Greater Than Mine - S4-E1

Factual error: Diego's straight razor has a bright blue plastic handle. (00:08:00)

Jean G

28th Apr 2013

Dark Shadows (1966)

Show generally

Factual error: 1966: Ohrbach's, the fashion house that supplied Dark Shadows with costumes throughout its run, suffered the indignity of seeing its name misspelled as "Orhbach's" in many of the 1966 credit crawls.

Jean G

28th Apr 2013

Dark Shadows (1966)

Show generally

Audio problem: 1966: While Constable Carter is grilling Burke Devlin, you can hear crew members talking loudly backstage. In apparent annoyance, "Burke" raises his voice and all but shouts his next line.

Jean G

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The mock-up of Clancey's ship that we see from the town never matches the stock footage of the ship at sea. Nor, apparently, did budget restraints allow for any movement of the mock-up that would make it appear to actually be floating on water. It glides into port on what is obviously wheels, perfectly level, and without a single creak or groan that a real ship would make.

Jean G

Show generally

Deliberate mistake: Robert Brown wears a gold turtleneck sweater with his leather outfit throughout the series. Though it's more than 100 years beyond the show's 19th Century setting, he and the producers decided that he looked good in it, so allowed the anachronism to stand.

Jean G

28th Apr 2013

Blake's 7 (1978)

Dawn of the Gods - S3-E4

Audio problem: Just as Zen is reporting that it can find no stars for navigational reference points, something crashes very noisily off screen. No, it isn't the arriving Dayna's clunky shoes. Much too loud, unless she's throwing them at something.

Jean G

28th Apr 2013

Quantum Leap (1989)

Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 - S3-E14

Factual error: When Sam knocks on Diana's door, she opens it. But we've just been told that she's completely deaf, so there's no way she could have heard him knocking. Though she dances to "vibrations in the air," this is with music played at volumes high enough to cause such vibrations. Sam is absolutely not banging on her door that loudly.

Jean G

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