Audio problem: During the opening credits (while it says: "assistant director") you can briefly hear the next bit of music start 12 seconds too soon - there are a couple of notes from "three blind mice" starting to fade in from the percussion music. But more time was needed, so the last 12 second of the percussion number are repeated. A slightly clumsy edit to cover the credits running longer than planned (best heared with headphones).
9th Oct 2021
13th Sep 2021
Other mistake: Indy has been very careful to hide from everyone that Alexandretta is the city where the trail starts, only to give away all the essential info. He did not tell Elsa. Only Marcus (who has the rubbing of the crucial inscription) and Sallah knew. The only way that the Nazis find out is because he tells his dad, in a room which he KNOWS to be wired, i.e. bugged. (The Nazis also find the diary, but we know that the city isn't in there.) Stupidity doesn't quite cover it.
10th Sep 2021
Revealing mistake: The "hostage" episode reuses footage from the "Dinosaur" episode, which doesn't totally fit. When the giant crabs attack and destroy the group of houses on the island, the longshot of the damage is recycled from the earthquake episode - including an earth fissure, something the giant crabs wouldn't and probably couldn't have done.
9th Aug 2021
21st May 2021
Continuity mistake: When Uncas single-handedly attacks Magua's party on the mountain, he shoots an opponent who is filmed falling off the side of the mountain. When the camera cuts back to the fight, you can see him fall down again on the far left (while Uncas is attacking the next one in line).
19th Apr 2021
16th Mar 2021
Other mistake: In the "Happy Valley" segment, when the witch is just about to enter the cathedral, you can see a car drive past through the windows behind the altar. (Now, this is Monty Python, so we have to be careful... But is isn't clear, or funny, enough to be there on purpose).
5th Mar 2021
Question: Isn't that tunnel (a new addition to Homer's story) bordering on the unlikely or stupid? The Trojans have a tunnel, it was nearly discovered, so on Priam's orders, they close it off "just in case." But later, the city is very desperate. Yet they don't reopen it until the city has already fallen. Secondly, at which time the Greeks are waiting for them at the far end, having found out at some point. Neither side uses a perfectly good tunnel?
2nd Mar 2021
Plot hole: Helena is ordered to fly or be thrown off the tower, bearing the brunt for Simon's failure. But the flying apparatus is still up there, and so is her servant who was going to secretly operate it so that Simon could pretend to fly around. All she needs is right there in front of her. She's supposed to be cunning and resourceful, and she could have saved her life simply by following the original plan.
Continuity mistake: When Lucius descends the stairs to greet his mother and Commodus, there is a brief close-up sideways which shows, behind them, a banner, and two stones with hieroglyphs. There are in fact several Egyptian obelisks in Rome, that were taken there in antiquity. The only trouble is, it doesn't match with the long shot at all. (Commentary track confirms this was not shot on one existing location - only the four top steps of the stairs were really there). (00:57:31)
21st Jul 2020
Question: In the first half of the movie, the problem that needs to be solved is where the known route starts. Indy finds out when he finds the second, complete shield in Venice and deciphers it later. When exactly do the Nazis find out? He has told Marcus Brody, but not Elsa, because he does not fully trust her. The Nazis find the diary, but not the rubbing. They don't "extract" the information from the Joneses when they are captured in Austria, at which time Indy confidently states that Marcus has a two day head start (unless the Nazis know something that Indy doesn't). But they are already waiting for him in Iskenderun when he arrives. (No indication is ever given that Marcus is being followed in Venice; at any rate, no-one pays much attention to him, because all eyes are on Indy.) When and how do the Nazis discover where to go?
28th Sep 2019
Factual error: In the Scarlet Pimpernel sketch, the opening caption reads "France, 1778." This is the Scarlet Pimpernel who rescues people during the "Reign of Terror", as is confirmed several times during the sketch. But the French Revolution was still eleven years away and its Reign of Terror wouldn't start until 1793.
26th Jun 2019
Factual error: Aziraphale cites the only prophecy from Agnes Nutter that he could find as one for 1972, "do not buy Betamax" (a reference to the home video format war). Betamax was only launched in 1975 starting in Japan, so this advice should have been for then, not 1972. These prophecies were completely, even ludicrously accurate, so that excludes any explanation that she was simply a few years off, because she was never wrong. (00:19:10)
18th Jun 2019
Other mistake: When the throne in episode 5 & 6 is first introduced it is a normal throne or chair; it doesn't move when merely touched. But once the ceremony starts and after it's finished, it's suddenly a swivel chair. The base is never shown of course. But a swivel chair made of solid rock...?
28th Feb 2019
Continuity mistake: During the snooker game, while they are discussing the wager over the sergeant major's next shot, the maharajah has quietly flipped a cover over one pocket of the table. His servant puts the same lid on the same hole again (it is the same pocket, in between Gloria and the two officers). The chair in the background also appears to have moved a bit to the left. (00:18:30)
19th Feb 2019
Continuity mistake: The only letter that Alexander B. Cust really wrote himself is briefly shown when Poirot visits the office of the Twinkle Toes stocking company. The lowercase "R" is too high every time (meaning that the typewriter isn't perfect, a detail put in for realism). Yet all the close-ups of a typewriter progressing through the work on that letter, or any of the letters written on the same machine, show a perfectly aligned "r."
4th Oct 2018
Factual error: The forces of Cassiopeia all sport the crown-like "W" sign which is the shape of that constellation... but only as seen from earth! These five points in three-dimensional space (like all star signs named after anything) look like that when viewed from our own planet; but from anywhere else, they aren't shaped like that at all. Why would they chose to see themselves through a very specific angle of view from some other distant planet (earth)?
24th Jul 2018
Plot hole: It's all very well for Albert to humm "bzz-bzz" to indicate that he has been eating too much Royal Jelly and is no longer entirely human. But "bzz" is just the noise of bees flying, it's not a sound that they deliberately produce. It makes no sense to SAY "bzz." Suppose he was turning into a horse instead, then he might say "Whinny!", but he wouldn't say "Clip clop clip clop."
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