Mistakes You Probably Didn’t Notice In Your Favorite TV Shows

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Even the most popular and well-known television shows are not immune to the fate of mistakes. When a show becomes immensley popular, that is around the time people begin to notice tiny errors in the plot-line. Many times these errors are hidden, and many times, these errors are hilariously noticeable that you just can’t help but wonder how this even managed to make it onto the screen.

Almost all of your favorite shows are prone to some kind of mishap. Whether you’re looking for a good surprise, or you just want to see if you caught them the first time around, you won’t miss anything anymore with this list of “Uh-Oh”‘s.

Monica’s Apartment Number Mishap

https://s23257.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Apartment-Decorating-Ideas-friends-bloopers-door-sign.jpg‘Friends’ is a beloved sitcom that follows the hilarious misadventures of a group of six 20-ish-year-old friends that live in New York. The show ran for 10 years and with it, came a handful of bloopers. One blooper was when the apartment number changed on the door to Monica’s purple place. In the first season, the apartment number was 5, but it later changed to 20.

Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road in ‘Boy Meets World’

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The popular 90’s coming of age series ‘Boy Meets World’ was meant to be set in Philadelphia. As far as we know, Philadelphia does not allow people to drive on the left side of the road. So why were Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric seen driving on the wrong side of the road in the opening of the show? It could have been a tiny oversight on the production crew’s part, but we still wonder how this fact managed to get the ‘OK’ for production.

The Futuristic Water Bottle on ‘Downton Abbey’

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Part of the magic of the show ‘Downton Abbey’ is the particular attention to detail that went into the making of the show. Yet, although they took extra precaution, there was one accident that viewers took notice of. Somehow, there was a plastic water bottle that made its way onto a mantelpiece in the background of a publicity shot of Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael that was released in 2014. The ‘whoops’ moment was dubbed ‘bottlegate’.

Mulder’s Wedding Ring on ‘The X-Files’

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Many X-Files fans had a lot to say when agent Fox Mulder was seen wearing a wedding ring in the season 5 episode “Travelers”. This caused such a big uproar because the plotline hadn’t mentioned him getting married, and fierce debates struck up afterward. It turned out that this blooper had a good explanation. The actor, David Duchovny, had recently married Tea Leoni, and he kept his wedding band on.

When Monica on ‘Friends’ Wasn’t Courtney Cox

https://s23257.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/5.-Friends-blooper-monica-Scoop-Whoop-1-1.jpgThis one you would have had to have a very sharp eye to take notice too. If you go back and watch season 8, episode 5 of ‘Friends’, pay attention to the part in “The One with Rachel’s Date” when the camera goes back and forth between Phoebe and Monica talking in the Central Perk coffee house. There is one scene that focuses strictly on Phoebe and fans called out the “imposter” when the actress at the edge of the camera frame is not Mrs. Bing. It was a classic case of a stand-in scene that got missed in editing.

When Phil Forgot He Was a Trapeze Artist on ‘Modern Family’

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Phil Dunphy’s goofiness is what makes us love him even more on the show ‘Modern Family’. We always expect the most ridiculous things from him, but one thing is for sure. He doesn’t seem like the forgetful type, especially when it comes to his ‘passions’. It looks as though something fell through the cracks when Phil fulfills his dream of tightrope walking in season three. Yet, in season one, Phil revealed that he was an expert at the skill.

The Wedding Ring Giveaway On ‘Will & Grace’

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Rob and Ellen appeared on the show ‘Will & Grace’ as supporting characters. The two characters were close friends of the title characters and they ask them to their wedding party in season 2. However, if you were to go back and watch the pilot, some questions would arise of this plotline. At the beginning of the series, Rob and Ellen are scenes already wearing wedding bands although they were only planning to marry two seasons later.

Bob In The Mirror On ‘Twin Peaks’

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A good director’s job is to recognize when something is out of place and to notice when something impromptu happens that could essentially make great footage. And on-set mistake during the filming of the ’90s murder mystery series ‘Twin Peaks’ was actually the inspiration for co-creator David Lynch to create one of the scariest villains in television history. Frank Silva was working as a set dresser when he accidentally got himself trapped in a room while filming for the pilot. During the shooting, he was caught in the reflection of a mirror behind actress Grace Zabriskie. Lynch eventually decided to keep it, and Silva then landed the part of BOB.

The Perplexing Pizza in ‘Breaking Bad’

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‘Breaking Bad’ was a very popular show, and fans found it hilarious when Walter White threw a pizza onto the roof of his house in a fit out of rage. This began a trend of copycat pizza throwers in real life. However, this action also raised some nitpicking observations about the pie. If it was pop placement or just a mistake at an attempted demonstration, but onlookers couldn’t help but draw attention to the fact that there were different toppings at different angles.

Melisandre’s Inconsistent Necklace on ‘Game of Thrones’

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Consistency is something that can drive fans crazy if it means loose ends aren’t explained. The world of popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ has very magical elements that aren’t guided by the laws of the world we live in. We just have to accept that some things just don’t make sense. Fans were shocked at the continuity regarding one enchanted necklace. In season six, the Red Woman, (Melisandre), removed her jewelry to reveal that it had dark magic to keep her appearance young. However, in season four she was seen without it but still remained young. How is that explained?

The One With Rachel’s Vanishing Necklace on ‘Friends’

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Here’s another question that will haunt us about this show forever. The season 2 episode where Ross finds out that Rachel has feelings for him made some fans’ head spin. Rachel finds out that Ross and his girlfriend, Julie are getting a cat. When the camera focuses on her when she says “together”, she isn’t wearing a necklace. However, when the scene cuts back to her, she is suddenly wearing a skinny little necklace around her neck.

‘Homeland’s’ Accidental Reveal

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Regardless of how good a script or how talented an actor may be, there are always bound to be small oversights that audiences will eventually pick up on. You need an incredibly CIA-like eye to spot this one, but during an episode of the show, Saudi diplomat Mansour Al-Zahrani is interviewed in a bright room full of windows. The sun ended up showing a reflection of the film crew in his glasses.

The Wrist Brace Switch on ‘Frasier’

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When you watch a television show for a long time, it may be hard to keep track of everything. However, there are some oversights that seem so obvious that we can’t believe it got missed in production. The episode in question is “Something About Dr. Mary” from ‘Frasier’. In the seventh season of the show, Daphne suffers from a wrist injury after Niles kicks her on accident while trying to show off his martial arts skills. Well, it can be noticed in this episode that the brace is at first seen on her right arm, but then moving to her left.

When Ross Accidentally Said ‘Rachel’ On ‘Friends’

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One of the biggest pivotal moments on the show ‘Friends’ was written in, because of a real-life blooper. Remember when Ross said Rachel’s name at the altar during his wedding vows to Emily? Well, this actually all happened after David Schwimmer messed up his lines and said Rachel’s name instead of Emily’s during the filming. Well, everyone liked it so much that they decided to keep it, and it became one of the show’s most famous scenes.

Flash Forward Fiddling in ‘The Tudors’

https://s23257.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/24.-The-Tudors-mistake-The-Tudors-Wiki.jpgThis historical drama was known for wandering from historical accuracy. Many history critics were quick to point out everything wrong with the show. One of the several anachronisms found in the show was during Season 2, when court musician, Mark Smeaton, plays the violin. Well, the hitch is that this kind of violin didn’t exist in England until the 18th century. Regardless, fans overlooked these facts.

The ‘Lost’ Gaffe That Spurred Conspiracy

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The ABC hit show ‘Lost’ was known for dropping hints and clues from week to week. This led to fans re-watching earlier episodes to look for clues. Online conspiracies ran amuck when viewers noticed an indistinguishable black beam figure in the background of the plane crash in the pilot episode. The object was noticed right about the jet engine. This spawned rumors of island smoke monsters or another big mysterious reveal. The showrunners eventually explained that it was only a computer graphics mistake.

The Cup That Changed Colors On ‘Friends’

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The ‘Friends’ cast was always seen hanging out at their favorite place, the Central Perk cafe, at all hours of the day. There are still many questions that remain about how their schedules allowed them to do such things. But there was one scene in the fourth episode of season two that made people raise an eyebrow. Rachel is talking to Ross about the attraction of not rushing at the onset dating. The camera goes back and forth between them and although Ross seems to be sitting in the same place with the same outfit, the cup behind him changes color from red to green and back again.

When The Cards Moved By Themselves on ‘Frasier’

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Sometimes only the most ‘hawk-eye’ observers notice the small inconsistencies that happen after scenes are put together in the editing room. This was the case in the season 1 episode of ‘Frasier’ “You Can’t Tell a Crook by His Cover’. Frasier and Martin are sitting at a poker table and the frame cuts to Frank examining a bowl on the other side of the room. When the camera comes back to the two men, the cards on the poker table have moved position seemingly by themselves.

The Disappearing and Reappearing Ribbon On ‘Seinfeld’

https://s23257.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/13.-Seinfeld-blooper-1.jpg‘Seinfeld’ was often called a ‘show about nothing’, that everyone was very fond of. However, it still wasn’t immune to the occasional mistake here and there. During season 3 episode “The Red Dot”, Elaine gets a sweater as a gift and Kramer wraps its red ribbon around his neck like a scarf. The scene then cuts to a shot of him lying on the couch and the ribbon isn’t there. The camera then returns to Kramer again, and the ribbon then returns.

The Disappearing Passengers In The ‘Sex and the City’ Opening

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‘Sex and the City’ is an iconic show from the late 1990s and 2000s. The show opened by a theme song by Groove Armada and the urban street sequence with Carrie Bradshaw being splashed by a bus with her poster pasted on it. The intro didn’t change for six full seasons. However, if you look closely, they also didn’t change the fact that the bus enters the frame full of passengers and as the credits end, the bus is seen in the background as empty.

The Handwriting Changes on the ‘Grey’s ANatomy Whiteboard

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What is probably more astonishing than the fact is that there were some mistakes on the medical drama, was that the dry-erase boards were a common fixture in the show’s hospitals. There was one instant where the whiteboard may have made some of the fans wonder who had time to rewrite everything at Seattle Grace Hospital. In season 2, “Make Me Lose Control” someone wrote ‘Yang, C’ on the board, but when Burke later notices Christina’s name the handwriting is totally different.