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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

58 Goofs on 24

IMDB's listing for 24 has a section for goofs spotted in the first four seasons. Now punching holes in the "plot" of 24 is about as easy as Behrooz's dead ex-girlfriend.

It'd be too easy to note that the cell phones used on 24 never lose a signal, drop a call, or need charging. I cannot play Texas Hold'em on my phone for more than 30 minutes without losing a charge, but Jack can yell into his cellphone for 18 hours of a 24 hour season without charging.

Last season I noted the superhuman speed at which some of the cast are able to move, except for Edgar of course. IMDB notes the speed and a few others over the previous 4 seasons including:

-In season 2, episode 5:00 - 6:00, immediately after Kim kills Gary, she's talking to Jack through her phone, a Nokia 3650. The only problem is, she's holding it upside-down
-In Season 4, Hours 10 PM to 11 PM, when Jack shoots Nicole through the wall, as her dead body slides downward, a blood stain is visible on the wall. But as the camera follows Jack down the stairs to inspect the body, the stain is gone.
-In Season 4, the terrorists attack a military convoy in "the mountains of Iowa". There are no mountains in Iowa.
-At the beginning of episode #2.5 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) Jack drives back to CTU Headquarters near downtown Los Angeles from Joseph Wald's house in Simi Valley and arrives at 12:09pm. Simi Valley is 45 miles from Central Los Angeles, which would make it impossible to drive in only nine minutes as Jack's average speed would have to have been 300 miles per hour.

You can check out the rest here.


Dionne said...

A couple of those things were things I had wondered about. But otherwise you have to pretty anal to notice all 58 of those goofs. I rewatch shows and movies more than your average person and I can't imagine spotting all of that.

Anonymous said...

Some people have too much time on their hands. Like when I was watching one of the first episodes of Commander in Chief and she orders F-15s in the air, but the video clip shows F-16s.
Like Geena Davis can see past her huge lips to know the difference.

Me said...

What about all those times Kim had her shirt on, when clearly she should have had it OFF.

Oh wait, those were in my head. I forget it's FOX, not FX. Heh.

RFTR said...

Hector, that crosses a line. You have to treat her with respect. She's a lady.

Also, she's mine, so hands off.

The Man, what were you doing watching Commander in Chief, and, more importantly, what are you doing admitting it?

Also, didn't we catch the "mountains of Iowa" thing last season as it happened?

Anonymous said...

RFTR - My wife loves Commander in Chief. I humor her by watching it with her. I find it funny that a woman becomes president and orders a military strike on another country on her first day.

I posted about the mountains in Iowa thing here. They also said the convoy was outside Jefferson City, Iowa. No such town exists. I did not waste time complaining about that, since the episode in question ended with a liberal lawyer going face-to-face with Jack.

Anonymous said...

So, are you saying he couldn't drive 300 mph? He is Jack Baur, you know!

Anonymous said...

Or Jack Bauer.

Anonymous said...

I think jack's gone 4 days straight without eating or taking a crap. Thats impressive considering the men in my life can't go 3 HOURS without doing one or the other.

Buckaroo Banzai said...

Actually, in Season 1, Terri's cell lost a signal when she was trying to contact Jack and CTU. I believe Jack's did as well in Season 2 or 3.