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"The Twilight Zone" Where Is Everybody? (TV Episode 1959) Poster

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (1)  | Continuity (3)  | Crew or equipment visible (3)  | Factual errors (1)  | Revealing mistakes (1)  | Spoilers (1)

Character error 

When Mike looks into the projection booth at the movie theater, the light from the projector shines directly into his eyes. This would blind him, and would be something he would want to avoid if he wants to see into the booth, past the projector.
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Continuity 

When Ferris is in the phone booth, he tries to get the operator but then hangs up the phone. He then scans the Town Square. The camera pans counter-clockwise and the receiver is nowhere in sight.
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The placement of the mannequins inside the Resnick's Store Mannequins building changes.
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The clock in the booth with a broken face is shown in a distant shot, than in a close-up, where more cracks appear in it than before.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Ferris is in the phone booth and hangs up the phone, a man with dark hair and glasses can be seen in the reflection of the door glass.
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As Ferris stands in the jail cell facing the wall, he hears the cell door squeak as it starts to swing shut, at which point he whirls around and runs out of the cell. Right before he exits the cell, he pauses- a which point the shadow of a person (possibly the stagehand who pushed the cell door) can be seen moving rapidly to the left out of frame.
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When Ferris pokes his head in the doorway of the bakery, several moving crew members heads can be seen reflected in the front glass window- at about the level where the pies are displayed.
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Factual errors 

When Mike enters the jail, there is no slot in the door for the lock.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the police station, Ferris' right hand touches a jail cell bar, causing the entire cell wall to wobble flimsily.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Factual errors 

The General tells the press men that Mike Ferris was locked in the box alone for 484 hours which he says is roughly equivalent to a trip to the moon, several orbits, and a return to Earth. At the time this story aired, the real moon landing was 10 years away, so it is now known that this is a GROSS overstatement. To reach the moon you must reach a minimum speed. You can get to the moon more quickly but you can't really go any slower. This minimum speed profile was used by Apollo 8, which went to the moon, made 10 orbits and returned splashing down 147 hours after launch. Only about a third of the time the General said it would take.
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