Despite having been proclaimed dead, the elderly Roderick corpse is clearly breathing and swallowing after Hayes mentions 1861.
The Earwig Superstition: There is a long-standing European superstition that earwigs do, in fact, bore through the eardrum and tunnel through a person's brain, leaving eggs behind to hatch if they are female. Sources that cite this belief go back about a thousand years. This belief is also the origin of the insect's name. In May 2007, a 9-year-old boy in Albany, Oregon, US, had two spiders, one living and one dead, extracted from one of his ears. In 1862, British explorer John Speake, credited with being the European discoverer of the source of the Nile, suffered infections and other considerable ill effects from a beetle that crawled into his ear. In that case, however, the problems were not caused by the beetle itself, but by the attempts to remove it. Although there have been cases of maggots growing under human skin, usually introduced through a wound, medical literature has yet to record a case of burrowing through the eardrum.
When Elie and Mickey find Uncle Arthur's body, the deceased is lying face down. Without turning him over, one of them says, "Look at his throat."
Segment credits list title as "There Aren't Anymore MacBanes," incorporating a grammatical error: "anymore" (any longer) versus "any more" (in any amount).
Despite the fact that the Loring manor is supposedly in a desolate part of Scotland, and Ralph has no idea where he is or how to get back, several cars can be seen passing behind Ralph as he talks to Ann after Mrs. Ducker leaves.
Suggs, who lives in a fishing town, incorrectly identifies a bell as one hour. He says that if Lindemann administers the potion, it will take effect at seven bells, and then says it will be five hours. A nautical bell is a half hour, and eight of them make up a four-hour watch.
When the author writes his own name, he misspells it as "Edgar Allen Poe" rather than "Allan."
Although not mentioned in the original story, other Lovecraft sources give the date of Pickman's disappearance as 1926. The settings in the episode, however, indicate this television version takes place at a date much earlier than this (however, the aluminum paint tubes shown in the scene in Pickman's studio were invented in the early 1890s).
Forrest Tucker apparently wasn't sure what his character's name is. In one speech he refers to himself as "Dr. String."
When the moving pendulum blade drops toward Malloy's throat, it is much closer in the close-up shots than it is in the longer shots (where Leslie's Nielsen safety would be a concern).
At some points, it is clear that under his eye patch Leslie Nielsen still has an eye. Look for it especially during the scene in which he is lying on the bed--the angle allows you to see right under the side of the eye patch!
It is explained how Marius' astral form can walk through walls. However, it's impossible for him to pick up a candelabra and take it through the wall with him as he does here.
The events aboard the Lusitania take place in 1915. However, when the Andrea Doria spots the lifeboat, a crewman says it would be "forty years old." That would make the year 1955, but the Andrea Doria sank in 1956.
The Andrea Doria had a black hull, but in the stock footage at the end, the ship shown has a white hull.
In the opening scene, the crew members (which the viewer later learns are on the Lusitania) are wearing caps labeled "White Star"--the Lusitania was owned by the Cunard Line.
Per Serling's original script, Chatterje was supposed to be a wizened little man who looks like Sam Jaffe. This generates an error when the script isn't rewritten, because Chatterje describes himself here as an "undersized guru," but Jackie Vernon is anything but undersized.
Failing a calendar change in the next 90 years, September 17th, 2098 - the date shown at the beginning of the episode - does not fall on a Thursday (as the prop calendar indicates), but a Wednesday.
Continuity error: Mr B's breakfast tray appears and disappears.
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