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"John Adams" Reunion (TV Episode 2008) Poster

(TV Mini-Series)

(2008)

Goofs

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Character error 

As Ambassador to France, Thomas Jefferson had long hair under his wig, but according to the portrait of him by Marther Brown, he cut his red hair short in order to wear a white wig when serving as Governor of Virginia and as Ambassador to France. He later grew his long hair back again, which his red hair became tan with powder.
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Continuity 

When Mrs Adams joins her husband in France, she arrives at his residence with a pony and trap. As she rises from her seat she is holding a small bag in her right hand. A second later as she steps down from the carriage, her hands are empty.
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Errors in geography 

John Adams meets George III at St James Palace but the scenes of him arriving at the palace actually show Hampton Court.
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Factual errors 

During President George Washington's inauguration he is shown wearing a black suit, as is commonly depicted in portraits. However, Washington actually wore a brown suit during his first inauguration.
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When referring to Benjamin Franklin's marriage proposal and how it would inconvenience his wife, Mrs. Adams should have known that Benjamin Franklin's common law marriage wife had died years earlier in 1774. He would have at least corrected her if she had not known.
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Abigail traveled to France with her daughter Nabby, not alone as shown here.
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John met Abigail in London, but the series depicts Abigail meeting John at their home in France.
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Abagail traveled to France with her daughter Nabby.
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John met Abagail in London, but the series depicts Abagail meeting John at their home in France.
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