Jean G

8th Apr 2013

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Nightmare in Blue - S6-E21

Continuity mistake: Danno drives away from 5-0 headquarters in a 1972 Ford LTD, but arrives at the crime scene in a '73 with a distinctively different front grill. (00:04:05)

Jean G

20th Mar 2013

Switch (1975)

Big Deal in Paradise - S1-E21

Trivia: In an homage to the king of Hawaii-based cop shows, Hawaii Five-O, Don Ho tells MacBride and Ryan at the end that if they ever break up his night club again, he's going to call McGarrett. Ryan gives MacBride a baffled look and just before the freeze-frame, queries, "Who's McGarrett?"

Jean G

Revealing mistake: During the flashback sequence showing Rocky's past crimes, two explosive devices are thrown at a shop window. Both bounce harmlessly off and land on the sidewalk, but the shop obligingly explodes anyway.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: When George is chopping wood, his coat is either buttoned or unbuttoned, depending on the shot.

Jean G

Factual error: George tap dances down the stairs after visiting the President in the Oval Office. But the Oval Office is on the ground floor of the White House.

Jean G

20th Mar 2013

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan - S6-E1

Plot hole: It's out of character for Monk, a chronic stickler for details, not to correct an error, especially one relating to his own life. Marcy's diorama for "Mr. Monk & the Three Pies" includes Natalie, who wasn't around yet when "Three Pies" occurred. The doll should be of Sharona, but since that would ruin the ensuing joke, Monk is allowed to overlook it. He's aware of Marcy's unreasoning obsessions, but Monk's OCD would simply not permit him to keep quiet about a mistake that glaring.

Jean G

3rd Mar 2013

Switch (1975)

Ain't Nobody Here Named Barney - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: The murderer places the combination lock on the trailer door upside down, with the dial facing in. In the next shot, the lock has flipped itself over and now has the dial facing out. (00:29:20)

Jean G

28th Feb 2013

The Virginian (1962)

Bitter Harvest - S5-E25

Character mistake: Set decorator failed English 101 here. The sign over the cemetery gate is misspelled "cemetary."

Jean G

26th Feb 2013

Get Smart (1965)

Physician Impossible - S5-E9

Character mistake: Max reads the convict number on Big Eddie's shirt to the Chief as 14783652. But when we saw the shirt earlier, the last 3 digits were 285, not 652.

Jean G

Nicole - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: The shots of the tape recorder giving Phelps his assignment don't match. Each time the camera angle changes, the tape reels are spinning at different speeds and in opposite directions.

Jean G

19th Jan 2013

Dark Shadows (1966)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: 1967: "Dark Shadows"' taping schedule seldom permitted retakes. Consequently, hundreds of goofs ended up on the air. Perhaps the funniest of them all occurred in a scene inside the Collins mausoleum, where the late Louis Edmonds was supposed to say, "Some of my ancestors are buried here." What came out was "Some of my incestors are buried here." To his credit, Edmonds not only kept his cool, but laughed and corrected the mistake in character.

Jean G

18th Jan 2013

Columbo (1971)

Undercover - S12-E3

Continuity mistake: Columbo ushers Krutch and Susan into an office for questioning. When he closes the door, the venetian blinds on it change from straight to misaligned and back again between shots.

Jean G

Doomsday - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: During Phelps' mission briefing, the amount of tape on the left-hand reel, which should be diminishing as the assignment is read to him, increases instead. (00:01:45)

Jean G

The Glass Cage - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Major checks the prison log book, the box next to 27 where the time entry should be is blank. He closes the book and holds it under his arm while conversing with a subordinate, and when he opens it again to show it to the other man, the time box has, impossibly, been filled in. (00:43:30)

Jean G

3rd Oct 2012

Switch (1975)

Death by Resurrection - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: McBride and Ryan are driving through town in heavy traffic. When the shot cuts (and their conversation continues uninterrupted), not only does the rear view mirror disappear, but an obvious rear screen projection changes their locale to a country road with trees and no traffic at all. (00:06:00)

Jean G

12th Sep 2012

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

The Banzai Pipeline - S6-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Danno pulls up to the beach house, several light panels are visible, reflected on the surface of his car door.

Jean G

Show generally

Factual error: Season 3, "To Seek and Destroy": Though the dialog throughout makes reference to the launch of a V-1 rocket, the stock footage shown is of a V-2. (00:05:00)

Jean G

Show generally

Factual error: Season 3, "To Seek and Destroy": It's supposedly 1944, but the German agents are pursuing the Americans in a Renault Dauphin manufactured in the 1960s. (00:41:30)

Jean G

1st Aug 2012

Leverage (2008)

The Mile High Job - S1-E8

Trivia: Someone on Leverage's writing staff is a Dr. Who fan. When the team is on the escalator at the airport, Hardison asks Nate over the ear piece, "What IDs have you got on you?" Nate replies, "Let's see, we've got Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, and I have a Tom Baker." Sophie chirps, "Oh! I have a Baker as well!" Nate and Sophie then board the plane as Mr. and Mrs. Tom Baker. This was the first of what would become a running gag: the Tom Baker alias and several other Who references recur throughout the series. (00:12:00)

Jean G

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Trivia: A number of in-joke Dr. Who references crop up throughout the series pilot. A group of doctors and scientists are introduced as Hartnell, Troughton, and Baker; there's a business card for I. M. Foreman in Totters Lane; and the cover of a science magazine sports headlines such as "Time and Relative Dimension in Space" and "Playing the Game of Rassilon."

Jean G

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