Jean G

The Deceivers - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Chio is trying to force information from Tina, part of her torn dress covers her left shoulder in the master shot, but in every close-up, her shoulders are bare. (00:29:45)

Jean G

The Buffalo Soldiers - S2-E10

Trivia: The all-black 10th Cavalry mounted troop is portrayed here by a re-creationist group that has trained itself in specialized 19th Century cavalry riding maneuvers. The group includes some descendants of the original "Buffalo Soldiers," whose nickname was coined by Native Americans that had never seen black men, and thought the soldiers' hair resembled that of the buffalo.

Jean G

North to Tucson - S2-E8

Audio problem: John and Manolito are driving the wagon and loudly singing "La Gallina" together. But as they pass closer to the camera, we can see that their lips aren't moving.

Jean G

North to Tucson - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When Buck and Blue are playing their game on the tree stump, Buck's left hand is down at his side in one shot, then instantly tucked up under his chin in the next.

Jean G

North to Tucson - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence, when the stagecoach first overturns, only one wheel is left spinning. In the next shot, as the comancheros ride up to the wreckage, all four wheels are spinning.

Jean G

Ebenezer - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When the gunman shoots at Mano and Ebenezer from the upstairs window, Mano shoots back and hits him. We see the man fall back away from the window into the room. Yet in the next shot, he somehow reverses directions and falls forward instead, breaking through the glass and falling out onto the roof.

Jean G

The Promised Land - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: At the end, we see insert close-ups of several of the pueblo's residents. But they're exactly the same shots we saw near the beginning of the episode: the same people in the exact same positions, shown in the same sequence. The footage is recycled.

Jean G

The Promised Land - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Mano throws a lasso around part of the burning hay wagon and hauls it away from the building. The camera angle changes as the wagon is pulled out, and from one shot to the next, the flames completely disappear.

Jean G

25th Sep 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Run, Johnny, Run - S2-E17

Factual error: Tommy races past the outside of two of Five-O's office windows before climbing in through a third. Unless he can fly, this is impossible: McGarrett's office is on the second floor, and its windows have balconies that are not connected to each other. (00:10:15)

Jean G

The Promised Land - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: During the fiesta, Reno plays his guitar in the canteen. Each time the musical chords change, we should see his left hand shift positions on the neck of the guitar. But though his right hand is vigorously strumming the strings through several chord changes, his left hand never moves.

Jean G

On Thursday We Leave For Home - S4-E16

Factual error: The colonists' planet has twin suns and, we're told, no night. We see the suns, side-by-side in the sky. But twin suns would not create perpetual day. Night/day is caused by the rotation of the planet on its axis, regardless the number of suns. In a binary star system, the two stars orbit each other around a central point in space. The planets would orbit around that central point too. In order for there to be no night, the planet would have to pass between the two stars, a process it would not survive. The gravitational forces of two opposing suns would tear the planet apart. (00:18:35)

Jean G

Passage on the Lady Anne - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: During their conversation over tea, Mr. McKenzie tells the Ransomes about the other people aboard ship. One elderly couple, the Whiteaways, are sitting in the background in almost complete shadow - until McKenzie introduces them. Then we see them in sudden brilliant light, and they've shifted their seating positions relative to the table. When we cut back to the master shot, they're back in shadow and back in their original positions. (00:29:55)

Jean G

Follow Your Heart - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: A dark brown moisture stain that forms a stripe down the back of Sam's coat disappears when he enters the church, reappears when he comes out, and vanishes again when he meets Trinidad in the graveyard.

Jean G

Ride the Savage Land - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: Mano's horse is shot and killed by the Apaches. But when we see a shot of the "dead" animal, it's not Mano's, but the horse Buck was riding (with a distinctive white blaze on its forehead). Apparently, Buck's horse was better at playing dead.

Jean G

The Price of Revenge - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: The substitution of a "stunt horse" is noticeable here when Blue is thrown during an Apache attack. Before he falls off, his palomino horse has its usual blond mane and tail. But when the horse rears and he falls, it's another palomino with a grey mane and tail. The blond one is instantly back, though, when Blue gets up.

Jean G

Bad Day for a Thirst - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: While Buck and Mano are chasing the Apaches, Mano's mount changes from a horse with a blond mane and tail to one with an all-brown mane and tail and back again.

Jean G

The Assassins - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Manolito leaves the ranch on a black horse that changes, mid-ride, into his regular brown sorrel, "Macadoo." In later shots of the same ride, the black horse is back, but when Mano dismounts, he's with Macadoo once again.

Jean G

Shadow of the Wind - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: Inside the hotel, Manolito is wearing a white shirt. But when he walks outside, he has on his usual yellow-gold one. It turns white again a few shots later.

Jean G

Stinky Flanagan - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: Apparently, Buck getting thrown off his horse, whose name was Rebel, wasn't in the script. When it happens, a startled Cameron Mitchell shouts at the horse using its real name, Prince. Despite the blooper, the shot wasn't cut. In fact, it happens at least two more times in other episodes of the series. (00:08:00)

Jean G

The Stallion - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: While the black stallion prances in the corral, a bridle appears on his head, even though no one's gone near him.

Jean G

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