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Home Improvement - Hybrid Computer?
This slipup is actually evident in two episodes; one somewhere in the middle of the series' run life (Don't remember when), and again during the two-part flashback episode just before the series finale.
Tim is talking with Randy in his bedroom while Randy works on his laptop computer. After they finish talking, Randy asks Tim if he wants to play a game on the computer, and he agrees. He then proceeds to open the game, but mentions "It will take a while to load, this thing still has a 286 chip on it and isn't very powerful."
The problem: The style of Randy's laptop computer is that of an older Apple Powerbook. Other than one rare Mac/DOS hybrid desktop system that Apple made in 1994-1995, no Macintosh or Powerbook has ever used Intel or Intel-compatible processors in their systems, which is what a 286 processor ("chip") is.
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Special Requirements: Reruns of Home Improvement on tape or being broadcast
Contributed By: Torin Darkflight on 11-13-2003 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Torin Darkflight writes:
An update: while this slip-up was still pending approval, I noticed that the two episodes mentioned above now use different versions of this scene, leading me to believe that the original episode was edited at a later time (Possibly due to legal issues?). The first few times the original episode was broadcast, Randy did indeed quote a "286 chip." Now, in the edited original episode, Randy quotes the name of a fictional CPU. However, as of the last time I saw it, in the Flashback episode, they use the unedited original version in which Randy still mentions a 286 chip. Hey...could this be another slip-up, they accidentally used the unedited original instead of the new revised version when creating the flashback episode?
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