White Collar "Burke's Seven" Nitpicks

Season 2, Episode 10 Air Date: January 18, 2011

When you watch a program over and over, you start to notice minor continuity issues, plot oversights and other goofs. This page is not intended to be a criticism aimed toward the show or anyone who works on White Collar. They produce a great show and should be proud of their work. That's why I titled it "Nitpicks" because to nitpick means "to be overly critical or criticize minor details." If it bothers you, please don't read them. This page is intended to be for people who love watching something and going "I never noticed that..."

A yacht club but no yacht? Neal says he wants to charter the yacht while posing as the son of the yacht club. Wouldn't the owner (and son of the owner) of a yacht club own several yachts? Even if he didn't, you would think that he would borrow a friends before chartering one.

Taking the hard road? Wouldn't it have been easier to break into Peter's house than the FBI? I suppose he could have been worried about the Burke's guard dog, Satchmo. But still...

Burke's Seven Walkie Talkie

Long Range! When they are pulling off the sting against Bilal, Peter contacts Diana and Mozzie using a walkie talkie. I'm not exactly sure how far the Burke's live from New York, but it is at least two miles (out of Neal's radius). From what I understand, a walkie talkie will only have a mile range at best in the city.

New Yorkers don't carry change? Neal has Mozzie holding a cup of change because he claims "New Yorkers don't carry change anymore." However, the first person who uses the phone, a businessman who looks like a New Yorker, has change to use the phone. True, the businessman may not be from New York, but then neither is Frederick Bilal. Remember, he's a Nigerian Prince. So, perhaps Neal should have said "Nigerian princes never carry change."

No one uses pay phones: Apparently, when the writers claimed that no one uses pay phones anymore, they were referring to themselves since they didn't realize that pay phones don't cost $0.25 anymore. They are $0.35 or more. Yet, Bilal only puts a quarter in the phone.

Burke's Seven goof from White Collar

Possessive Nazis: A fan of the show (Swanpride) emailed me about the swastika on the china. She said it was missing the traditional circle. Plus she thought it was a bit much “even for Germans” to stamp the back of the china. (And she’s German, so she would know.) I did some research and found that Nazi’s did indeed stamp their china. But the stamp seen in the episode is still wrong. The Nazi military did, it seems, stamp the bottom of their china. There are several versions, but the navy stamped theirs with a Kriegsmarine Eagle. The air force stamped their china with the Luftwaffe eagle. In either case, the symbol should have had a bird above it. How do I know this? Believe it or not there is a page on the Internet about Nazi china. (You can find anything on the Internet.)

Speaking of China: Where does the china come from? It seems strange that former Nazi's would change their names and then keep dinnerware with the Nazi emblem on it.

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