Steven Lee

4th Apr 2019

Hot Water (1924)

Other mistake: In late evening a messenger boy riding a bicycle stops across the street from Harold's house. As he turns the handlebars toward the left, the bicycle light shines through the front window of Harold's house. However, in the close-up of the window, the light is shown moving from left to right. It should be moving from right to left.

Steven Lee

15th Mar 2019

Hot Water (1924)

Revealing mistake: Harold is taking his family for a drive in his brand-new Butterfly Eight automobile. He drives as fast as 50 miles an hour. Three times, a close-up of the speedometer and odometer is shown but the mileage never changes. It stays at 2.4 miles.

Steven Lee

15th Mar 2019

Hot Water (1924)

Continuity mistake: Harold takes a bottle of chloroform away from his young nephew and puts it in his pocket. The label says "Chloroform, 2% alcohol." Twice at dinner, Harold looks at the bottle and a close-up is shown. In the second close-up the "2% alcohol" is missing from the label.

Steven Lee

1st Mar 2019

Moana (2016)

Factual error: As Moana ages from a toddler to 16 years old and her grandmother ages and gets grey hair, Pua the pig and Hei Hei the rooster do not age at all. Hei Hei should not even be alive, considering roosters normally live just six to seven years.

Steven Lee

9th Jan 2019

Movie Crazy (1932)

Continuity mistake: Harold Hall and Mary Sears are sitting in a car on the movie studio lot. A stagehand raps on the car door and tells Mary they're ready to start filming. In a close-up, she opens the door and steps out of the car. The following long shot shows her opening the door and stepping out of the car again.

Steven Lee

9th Jan 2019

Movie Crazy (1932)

Continuity mistake: Vance, smoking a cigarette, warns Harold to stay away from Vance's girlfriend and drops his cigarette in Harold's coat pocket. A close-up shows a lot of smoke coming from the pocket, but there is a noticeable jump between the two scenes and Harold is in a slightly different position.

Steven Lee

29th Dec 2018

Gunsmoke (1955)

The Ditch - S8-E7

Other mistake: A female rancher hires workers to dig a water ditch on her property and hires two gunmen for protection. The other ranchers, upset about losing their water supply, vote on whether to fight the woman or let her be. Each man votes by dropping a small stone into a barrel. A black stone means "fight" and a white stone means "let her be." When the barrel is emptied, there are 23 black stones. However, there are only 14 ranchers in the room.

Steven Lee

28th Dec 2018

Bonanza (1959)

Enter Mark Twain - S1-E5

Factual error: Samuel Clemens, who has written several humorous tales for the Territorial Enterprise, tells the publisher he would like to start writing serious news stories. The publisher replies, "This is a newspaper, not a comic strip. You write it and I'll print it." The first comic strip, "The Little Bears," debuted in 1893 and the term "comic strip" did not enter the vocabulary until 1920. "Bonanza" is set in the 1860s.

Steven Lee

Trivia: The building blocks that spelled the name of Mary Poppins in the 1964 "Mary Poppins" film can be seen in Michael Banks' attic. (Actually, they are reproductions; the original blocks are stored in the Disney archives in Burbank).

Steven Lee

19th Dec 2018

The Rifleman (1958)

The Sixteenth Cousin - S5-E17

Factual error: Lucas and Mark are traveling on what is said to be the first train to ever reach the town of North Fork. The episode is set in the 1880s and the train shown was part of the M.K. & T. Railroad, which at that time was operating only in Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma. The fictional town of North Fork is located in New Mexico Territory.

Steven Lee

11th Dec 2018

Speedy (1928)

Continuity mistake: Harold Lloyd, driving a horse-drawn trolley, is trying to draw the attention of a police officer walking on the sidewalk. The officer walks past the Gilt Edge Creamery and the steps of an apartment building. After a close-up of Harold, the officer again walks past the creamery and the apartment building.

Steven Lee

Other mistake: Vanellope steals a car from the Slaughter Race game and speeds off. Shank, the main character of the game, commandeers another car and chases Vanellope. When Shank's car is seen in Vanellope's rear-view mirror, the image is not reversed. Shank appears to be driving from the passenger seat.

Steven Lee

Trivia: The street names in the Slaughter Race game are the last names of Disney artists and animators, including (Frank) Thomas, (Ollie) Johnston, (Frank) Wright, (Fred) Moore and (Fred) Spencer.

Steven Lee

22nd Nov 2018

Girl Shy (1924)

Continuity mistake: Upon learning that a friend is about to be married to a wealthy man who is still married to his first wife, Harold races to the man's mansion to halt the wedding. Driving a wagon pulled by two horses, he passes the Western Costume Company which was then at 7th and Figueroa in Los Angeles. After passing through a series of tunnels on the road that is now part of the Harbor Freeway, Harold again goes past the Western Costume Company.

Steven Lee

16th Nov 2018

Safety Last! (1923)

Continuity mistake: As Harold scales a six-story building, the background is of a busy Los Angeles street with a department store and other businesses. When Harold reaches the fifth floor, the background is a completely different street.

Steven Lee

5th Nov 2018

Safety Last! (1923)

Continuity mistake: With a piece of white chalk, Harold Lloyd writes "kick me" in reverse on one of the columns of a department store. Harold later leans against the column and the words appear on the back of his coat. A young boy kicks Harold and as Harold turns to walk away, the words have disappeared.

Steven Lee

12th Oct 2018

Ask Father (1919)

Continuity mistake: Knowing a security guard is about to eject him from an office building, Harold Lloyd grabs a secretary's pillow and flings it into the hallway. The pillow lands at an angle to the doorway, but when Lloyd is shoved out and lands on the pillow, the pillow is parallel to it.

Steven Lee

29th Sep 2018

Perry Mason (1957)

The Case of the 12th Wildcat - S9-E8

Other mistake: Perry, Paul and Della attend a Wildcats football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Stock footage shows a packed stadium. After the game ends, a close-up shows the three exiting the stadium along with several other people. The next scene takes place outside the entrance to the Coliseum. In a long shot, only two cars and six people are visible. In 1965, the Coliseum's seating capacity was 101,574. Where did everyone go?

Steven Lee

24th Sep 2018

Feet First (1930)

Other mistake: Harold Lloyd, aboard a cruise ship, looks over the railing. There is a shot of two sharks swimming in the water and another shot of several men rowing a kayak. However, the ship is just starting to pull away from the dock and Harold is on the side of the boat overlooking the dock. There is no way he could have seen sharks and rowers.

Steven Lee

21st Sep 2018

The Rifleman (1958)

The Sharpshooter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Mark and Vern sit at a table in the hotel dining room. After they order beef stew, Vern sets his menu on top of a plate. When Lucas enters and sits down, the menu has vanished.

Steven Lee

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