Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul (2015)

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Sabrosito - S3-E4

Corrected entry: When Mike is watching the DEA raid the ice cream shop, a Ford Crown Victoria P71 for the Albuquerque Police Department is shown. These models were not in use until 2004, a few years after when the show is set. In 2002, APD was still using Chevrolet Caprices.

Correction: APD had been using Crown Victorias since 2000. By 2002, the department had nearly phased out the Chevy Caprices.

Nacho - S1-E3

Corrected entry: Jimmy finds the Kettlemans in the Sandia Mountains, but they are surrounded by cottonwoods. Cottonwood trees do not grow in the Sandias, they grow alongside the Rio Grande in a buffer called the bosque where that scene was filmed.

Correction: Cottonwoods do grow in the Sandias.

Nailed - S2-E9

Corrected entry: When Jimmy and the film crew are on the school campus, they are approached by the school administrators. Jimmy mentions an "Annette" who works at the superintendent's office. One of the admin asks the other if they "know an Annette downtown." The superintendent's office is not located in downtown Albuquerque, it is in uptown Albuquerque, several miles east of downtown.

lithium2001

Correction: This shouldn't be a character mistake, not every APS employee knows where the superintendent's office (district headquarters) is, especially a school administrator.

Nailed - S2-E9

Corrected entry: The copy shop scene is based on time misperception. Jimmy copies and forges the Mesa Verde request when Chuck is sick. Then Chuck recovers, works on the forged papers, submits the request, is granted an audit and, one morning, presumably several days later, attends the audit. Meanwhile Jimmy puts back the originals. At night Ernesto finds the copy shop. In the shop scene Jimmy acts as if he had been there few hours before (even pays extra to cancel the 24 h cam recording). (00:41:30)

roberto.de.renzi

Correction: That is incorrect. Jimmy acts as if he had been at the copy shop the week before, which he had. The clerk states that the camera automatically deletes video from 12 hours before the current time. He pays the clerk to manually delete the video of the conversation he is having with the clerk at that moment. There is no need to delete the video of him doctoring the documents, it's already gone.

BaconIsMyBFF

Correction: She's seen in a mirror so it's still her right arm.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Backsplash tile like that in Kim's apartment (the kind pasted onto the wall), didn't come to the market until 2009.

Correction: Backsplash tiles have been available for decades.

Linear stone backsplash was not available back in '02 - came out in '05 and box stores started carrying it '07 with few choices and it was like $15 per sf where now it's about $5.

Chicanery - S3-E5

Corrected entry: Jimmy mentions a teenager getting a discount at the Stop and Shop, but Stop and Shop is a grocery store chain that only exists in the Northeastern US. Jimmy has only ever lived in Illinois and New Mexico, so he is unlikely to know the chain exists, let alone use it in a passing example like this. Plus, this conversation is taking place with someone who also lives in Albuquerque, so his mentioning this makes no sense. (00:11:10)

Mechanic1c

Correction: While Stop and Shop is a Northeastern grocery chain, "Stop-N-Shop" (or other variations of the spelling) is a ubiquitous name for some stores, especially for convenience stores. There's one that closed down near me, and there's some in NM and IL. It should also be noted Jimmy says "five-finger discount", meaning stealing. So it's clear to Caldera what Jimmy is trying to say.

Bishop73

Very good point, thank you for adding that! Stop and Shop groceries might want to pick a more unique name, and be on the lookout for shoplifters.

Mechanic1c

Chicanery - S3-E5

Corrected entry: When Chuck is testifying in response to Jimmy's question about Chuck's supposed EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity) Chuck states he is only affected when current is flowing. But Chuck reacts to a cell phone battery Jimmy had planted in Chuck's pocket. A disconnected battery would not have any current flowing.

rossboulet

Correction: The whole point of this sequence is to show that Chuck's EHS is all in his head. It doesn't matter that there is no current going through the battery, because Jimmy knows Chuck will react to it regardless once he sees it.

Phaneron Premium member

A valid point. It just struck me as funny that Chuck, a meticulous attorney, should have some basic understanding of the electricity to which he claims to be so sensitive.

rossboulet

Chuck is indeed meticulous, but his "symptom" is basically his Kryptonite, whereas he doesn't think with a clear head when he's exposed or thinks he's exposed to an electromagnetic current. Don't forget that he suffered a mental breakdown later in the season because of it.

Phaneron Premium member

Correction: There are two stickers, the top one has the date 02/12 and the second has the date 02/6. However, in both sticker, the first number, "02" is the year. 12 and 6 are the months. There is never an 06/12 dated sticker.

Bishop73

Correction: Not true, in Breaking Bad she's at least 11 years old if you go back and watch it. She looks older, but may be shorter, I know kids that are 12 years old but are very short, much like she is in Breaking Bad. In Better Call Saul she is at least 4 or 5.

Mabel - S3-E1

Corrected entry: When the police officer is arresting the shoplifter at the beginning of the episode, he does not read him his Miranda rights. (00:04:20)

Quantom X Premium member

Correction: It's a common myth (propagated by TV shows) that you have to be read your rights while being arrested. This is not true, and in many cases would not be convenient. It could actually put a police officer's life in danger to pause mid-arrest to read out your rights. You simply have to have your rights explained to you prior to being interrogated, because that is the point at which the right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present actually matters.

Correction: Officers don't have to read a suspect's Miranda rights at the moment they say "you're under arrest." A suspect's rights only need to be read before questioning. However, the only consequence of rights not being read is that what the suspect says after being arrested can't be used as evidence in court.

Bishop73

Fall - S3-E9

Factual error: In the mall where Jimmy meets Irene there is the Pandora logo in the background when Jimmy is going up the escalator. Pandora didn't open its first store in New Mexico until 2013. (00:27:00 - 00:28:00)

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Wine and Roses - S6-E1

Question: When the house is being cleared out, there's a scene in the closet and as the camera is panning around, there's a ball cap sitting on a box with a logo I can't recognize or make out. Does anyone know what the logo is and if it came from an earlier episode or a "Breaking Bad" one?

Bishop73

Answer: It might be the Panavision cap he wore when directing his terrible commercials.

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