Finding goofs in your tv shows...

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by propita, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Velocity

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    oh yes! Fastest hair in the west.
     
  2. Mr. Adventure

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    Oh no, the panties under my other panties that are always on display can be seen!
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I remember this old L&O episode where a guy says he left a gun on the subway tracks of the 7 line, "near the Brooklyn Bridge station". The 7 train doesn't go anywhere near the Brooklyn Bridge (its only stations in Manhattan are Times Square, 5th Ave/Bryant Park, and Grand Central).
     
  4. sojourner

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    ^Ah, if we're going to get into mapping issues then The Glades will make any Floridian cry. That show treats the state like it's the size of Rhode Island. Going to Cassadaga and Homestead in the same day? Before 5pm? Not at less than 100 mph.
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

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    In the movie The Ghost Writer, which takes place in Marthas Vineyard, they wanted to film in Marthas Vineyward but then couldn't so they ended up filming in Scotland. So there are locations in the film that look nothing like Marthas Vineyard. Then at one point he drives to Belmont, a very populated town, and ends up on a long isolated drive into the woods.

    What burns me is this. Places around that general area like Lincoln, Concord, etc, actually do have long isolated drives surrounded by trees leading to fancy private residences. But they couldn't make that one change in the script to have him drive to another rich-ass near-Boston town that looks more like the filming location.
     
  6. Pegaritaville

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    Kind of like on Little House on the Prairie, where they seemed to travel with ease to other towns despite usually going by horseback or wagon. They even had baseball games against Sleepy Eye despite that it's about 30 miles from Walnut Grove. And trips to Mankato- which is at least 50 miles away- was made to seem like just a short day trip.

    Of course the landscape itself looked nothing like SW Minnesota (which is really flat).
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    And then there's 24, of course, where Jack can drive clear across L.A. in what appears to be a matter of seconds. :lol:
     
  8. Random_Spock

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    Ok thanks :).

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SNTASlWp24&f[/yt]

    Testing...

    Got it :)!
     
  9. JirinPanthosa

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    Just noticed in Breaking Bad.

    In one episode Walter tries to let Walter Jr drive his car, and he can't, because due to his cerebral palsy his 'legs don't work that way'.

    Later he buys Walter Jr a car and he can immediately drive it perfectly.

    I know they have cars you can operate with your hands for handicapped drivers, but do they keep one for every model on stock at all times?
     
  10. MacLeod

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    Spotted one in an episode of "A Town Called Eureka"

    Vincent has a line where he mentiones setting his fridge/freezer to zero degrees Kelvin, and taps in -273 on his fridge. Which is all very well and good but if you look carefully the fridge/freezer is set to show tempature in degrees F so it reads as -273F which is not zero degrees Kelvin. It would be correct if it was -273C.
     
  11. Forbin

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    Waching Journey to Babel yesterday (needed a TOS fix), and there are so many examples of bad match-cutting it was amazing. For example, Sarek enters the rec room to take his pill. I the background, the Tellarite ambassador Gav sits casually sipping a drink with his left hand. Cut to a closeup of Gave, and he's sitting upright with the drink in his right hand. Cut back to the wide shot again and he's relaxed with it in his left again. That kind of thing.
     
  12. PKerr

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    In the Netflix Show "Orange is the new black" around mid season two characters (Piper's boyfriend and brother, sorry cant remember their names) are sitting at a campfire cooking hot dogs, one has a straight stick and the other has one that is very bent, during the conversation their sticks change back and forth, don't know why they didn't have either two straight or two bent sticks for the scene.
     
  13. propita

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    To me, those are more continuity issues, rather than actual goofs. But they kinda count, too.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    There's an intentional continuity flaw in The Sopranos.

    I forget exactly the year when it happened, probably between seasons 3 and 4 because it had the largest gap, but they skipped a year. I could have told you the exact references at the time, now I forget. But at the end of season three it's clear it's spring 2001, then in season four, only three months later in the show in plot time, it's fall 2002.

    I guess it's not a 'goof', they did it so they can make current references. Or maybe they did it so they wouldn't have to talk about the events of 9/11 as if they were currently happening when Meadow was in New York.
     
  15. scotpens

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    In Jack Webb's Adam-12, the police dispatcher was always sending the cops to non-existent intersections like "Sherman Way and Vanowen." Those are real streets in the San Fernando Valley, but they both run east-west and never cross each other.

    That was probably intentional, though -- like using those dummy phone numbers with the 555 prefix.

    Four words: Fire the script girl!
     
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  16. Greg Cox

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    In the most recent TV-miniseries version of "The Phantom," there's a bit where an eyewitness describes the Phantom as wearing a purple costume . . . despite the fact that this particular version of the Phantom is wearing black body armor.

    One can only assume that the screenwriter and the costume designer were not on the same page . . . and nobody noticed the discrepancy.
     
  17. Retu

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    Not really a goof, but it has stuck in my memory. In the same series is after Fargo gets his sports car. He is driving along a road when he has to make an emergency stop. He slams on the brakes, but doesn't push in the clutch at the same time. The car had manual transmission and 1st thing they teach on emergency stops in manuals is that you push in the clutch in order not to stall the engine.

    As I said, not really a goof, since Fargo had probably driven automatics only prior to that.
     
  18. solariabsg25

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    Something I spotted in a TV show recently, that I think I've seen several times - someone was in hospital and attached to a monitor, but the monitor screen had a flashing "simulation" word on it!
     
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ That reminds me of a Buck Rogers episode from the 70's. There was some kind of space fighter dogfight going on, but one of the fighters' readout screens clearly said "HIGH SCORE". :lol:
     
  20. MacLeod

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    Maybe not a really a goof, but a lot of times esp. in American shows that feature scientists/engineers we see them reading off scales measuring in imperial i.e. F when most scientist use C or K. Even today they would normally use the metric scale.

    Sure I know why it is done, for the American audiance. But it still could be considered a goof.