Tee hee hee… license plates in SMKland just don’t seem to stay put! I don’t know whether the props department was doing it deliberately or whether they were overworked or having a bit too much fun…???… Or, maybe, a bit of all of the above?
Amanda’s license plate goes AWOL
If Thoughts Could Kill
When Amanda drives the ambulance through the intersection near the end of ITCK, we can see her license plate on one of the cars waiting at the light (the VW on the left; Amanda’s in the orange ambulance behind):
The ACM Kid
When Lee is watching the Kalnikov’s house at the start of TACMK, we see Amanda’s plate through the binocular view (should Lee have noticed and said something, or was he on a Fritos and bean dip-induced high? ):
Lee’s license plate goes AWOL
Magical moving license plates—same episode
The First Time
Washington DC 8Z3-526 – on a black Oldsmobile (?) in the parking garage and an orange VW convertible at Moby’s Dock:
The ACM Kid
Maryland NH8-862 – on a silver Mercedes and an orange Honda in the same parking lot:
Magical moving license plates—different episodes
Washington DC 7E4-965 – The First Time, There Goes The Neighborhood, and The ACM Kid
In TFT, we see Washington DC plate 7E4-965 on the baddies’ black sedan that chases Lee and Amanda around the parking garage; in TACMK, it’s on the baddies’ red Ford sedan.
In TGTN, the plate is on a random white car parked at the Mercury Express Freight Service (where Scarecrow gets a parking ticket!). At least, I believe it’s the same plate—the first digit is mostly obscured by Scarecrow’s Porsche mirror… shout out if you think I’m wrong! (Sorry for the poor image res on this one. )
Washington DC 8L6-203 – Magic Bus and Always Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth
In MB, we see Washington DC plate 8L6-203 on the Total Weaponry Unit, aka The Vigilant; in ALAGHITM, it’s on the sniper’s Mitsubishi ute. Hey—at least they have the same color scheme! (Yes, the fourth character of the ute plate is a 2… confirmed on the front vehicle view—not shown.)
Washington DC C-648F9 – Service Above And Beyond and Saved By The Bells
In SAAB, we see Washington DC plate C-648F9 on the baddies’ menacing musical murder machine; in SBTB it’s on the van the baddies must’ve stolen from the Agency (see next section). The plate even has the same grease/scuff marks on it.
Same vehicle—different episodes
Truck – There Goes The Neighborhood and Magic Bus
In TGTN we see a tan and brown truck being used for deliveries outside Mercury Express Freight Service; in MB, that same truck—now with a diaper service sign—is being used by the Agency for surveillance at Amanda’s house.
Van – The ACM Kid and Saved By The Bells
In TACMK, we see a nondescript blue van being used by the Agency for surveillance; in SBTB, the van is used by the baddies, with an Antiques decal on the side…
The First Time
In TFT, the car that the “joy-riding gigolo” (Scarecrow) forced to hit the fire hydrant is actually the limousine of “the Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff” (plate 8745-DC; government vehicle). Oops! Billy was really not impressed with Scarecrow for that…
Always Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth
Service Above And Beyond
In SAAB there were no visibly crashed or wrecked vehicles, but Lee’s Porsche windscreen was shot up by the baddies in the menacing musical murder machine (and that murder machine was surely left worse for wear after squishing Singer)…
OK—that’s it for part two. I’ll return with the third/final part, which will include gems such as Agency vehicles, some amusing vehicle moments, and blooper reel, in a day or two…???…