Andy Benham

30th Oct 2008

My Name Is Earl (2005)

Trivia: Most of Catalina's speeches in Spanish (the ones that are not translated) are actually actress Nadine Velasquez speaking to the camera, addressing the viewers. For example, in episode 1-11 (Barn Burner), although it appears that she is throwing insults at Joy, she is actually saying "I want to take this moment to thank our Latino audience for watching. And for those of you who can understand me but who are not Latino, I want to commend you for learning a second language".

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2nd Sep 2008

The A-Team (1983)

Quarterback Sneak - S5-E4

Factual error: When the two men are watching the soccer game between the USA and East Germany, look at the 'East' German shirts - they are actually WEST German shirts (white with black trim, with even the stylised eagle of the DFB (the West German Soccer Federation). (00:01:00)

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4th Aug 2008

Octopussy (1983)

Factual error: When the German police are chasing Bond into the air base, they are simply waved in at the gate. That wouldn't happen - without authority, local authorities wouldn't be allowed to enter an armed forces installation, especially a foreign one.

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1st Apr 2007

Caddyshack (1980)

Trivia: In the final episode of series 6, you can see the brand name on the crisp packet that kills Kelly. It is Nickson's - named after Susan Nickson, who created the series.

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6th Jul 2005

New Tricks (2004)

Season Final - S1-E6

Factual error: Mobile phone signals cannot pass through steel very well if at all, so the recording of the mobile phone conversation given to the head of UCOS should be breaking up in places, or the call should have been cut off when the door was closed - it shouldn't be crystal clear.

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The Best Years of Your Death - S1-E3

Plot hole: In the chapel, you can see the heads of those who tried to cross Harriet (the mad matron) preserved in formaldehyde. How did she get hold of so much of it? Wouldn't her husband or the headmaster be suspicious?

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Show generally

Plot hole: In the first series, Bomber mentions 'City's my team', referring to Bristol City, and dislikes the other Bristol based football club (Rovers). If this is the case, why is he wearing the distictive blue-and-white quartered shirt of Bristol Rovers in series 4? I know that people change allegiances, but it's very unlikely.

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9th Sep 2004

Castaway (1986)

Factual error: In the scene outside the pub, a Ford Sierra is seen driving past. These were not introduced into the UK until Autumn 1982. The film is supposed to be set in 1981.

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Factual error: Following the incident with the microscope, the Russian Forensic Scientist is afraid she will be sent to Chernobyl - Why? Since the breakup of the USSR, it's in a different country (Ukraine), so the Russian Authorities are highly unlikely to send her there.

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9th Jun 2004

Silkwood (1983)

Factual error: Karen points out to Thelma that she should have given a nasal swab (to detect internal contamination) after being 'cooked', yet on both occasions when Karen is being scrubbed after being contaminated she has blisters all over her face - something which should be avoided when performing decontamination as this can allow contamination to enter the body.

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7th Jun 2004

Sugar & Spice (2001)

Factual error: When the girls are using the ultrasound scan, no-one seems to put any gel on the area to be scanned - you won't get a clear scan without it.

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Factual error: When the boy is carried home after being stung, several people mention to 'take out the stingers'. As he was stung by wasps, you don't need to do that.

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18th Apr 2004

Red Dwarf (1988)

Backwards - S3-E1

Trivia: The Star Wars-style (if you can slow it down) scrolly mentions what happened in between series 2 and 3. In short, it mentions what happened to Kryten (he crashed Lister's space bike on a planet and the crew managed to rescue him again), and the twins (Jim and Bexley - they were sent to the Parallel Universe as they were growing far too quickly).

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Anne - S3-E1

Trivia: I take it Joss Whedon hadn't heard of the chain of sex shops (and the company responsible for lingerie parties) called Ann Summers in the UK when he gave Buffy her middle name (Anne)?

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