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Best family TV mistakes of all time

SpongeBob Meets the Strangler / Pranks a Lot - S3-E20

Plot hole: When the invisible Spongebob and Patrick scare Sandy, they are using a sheet to appear as "ghosts". However, the form of the sheet reveals that they don't have their helmet bowls on. How could they survive in the treedome that time? They sounded fine, not dehydrated.

Our Very First Promo - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In episode 10 (Joey's Place) the Tanner family move Joey into the garage, redecorating it so the entire place is filled with Joey's furniture, yet in episode 12 (Our Very First Promo), it shows the characters in and out of the garage which is completely empty and back the way it was before Joey moved in.

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Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers - S1-E16

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Rory asks Lorelai to call Emily to get her out of Friday Night Dinner so she can celebrate her and Dean's 3-month anniversary, a boom mic drops into the shot as Lorelai stands to get the phone.

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Continuity mistake: When the Villains send their cronies (for example, Putties, Tengu Warriors, Cogs, Piranhatrons, etc.), their numbers constantly change from when they arrive, to when they leave. This is due to the use of Japanese footage used from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.

The Fresh Prince Project - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Will staples his Malcom X poster to the wall, the wall bends back and forth for a second or two.

Cory's Alternative Friends - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Shawn claims his "sister, Stacey" uses the straightening stuff all the time. This is the only mention of her ever during the entire run of the show; and when Jack joins the show he is established as Shawn's only sibling.

Alex's Choice - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After Mrs. Russo puts Justin and Max in the lair, she is wondering if she should put the big lock on the door or not. She decides not to and puts the lock down on the counter. Two shots later you see the lock is back on the door, but unlocked. You never see Mrs. Russo put the lock on the door.

Torn Between Two Hannahs - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, the Stewart's neighbour comes in their house and takes their pot of candy. In the next shot when Robbie and Jackson are talking, the pot is back on the table.

Mr. Stenchy - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The second time that Jumba shoots Gantu with the orange string that wraps him up, the highest it gets is his shoulders, however, when Gantu falls to the floor, the string is now in three ringlets above his forehead.

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Continuity mistake: 4-11: Truth or Cosmoquences / Beach Bummed: When we first see Trixie and Timmy inside Timmy's large sand castle (or whatever it was), they were sitting at the ends of a long table. But when Francis destroys the castle, Trixie and Timmy are way closer together.

Toad Warriors - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Mario, Toad and Luigi are driving to the rebel fort, the seatbelts they are wearing disappear for most of the scene.

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Double, Double, Toil and Trouble - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: As Serena gets hit by the pie her real blonde hair shows underneath, also, she wear minimal make-up for the only time.

The Twin Factor - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Kim and Shego stop chasing Ron back in Drakken's lab Shego is wearing a purple apron, then the camera moves away Shego and Kim then comes back and Shego is not wearing a purple apron, then the camera moves away again and then comes back to her and now she is wearing the apron.

The Great Ping Pong Scam - S1-E11

Plot hole: When Cat, Beck, Robbie, Jade and Andre are telling Tori about why they faked the Ping Pong team, it shows a flash back of two years ago when Tori hadn't started at Hollywood Arts yet. But in the background of the hall when they are asking for Sikowitz to help them, Tori's locker is there - how can her locker be there when she hasn't even started at the school yet?

TVbug

Avatar Day - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When the village leader switches the wheel of punishment to Community Service, it is on the space next to Boiled in Oil. However, all of the other shots of the wheel have another section in between these two.

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Ethel's Home Town - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: Ethel's full name in this episode is Ethel Mae Potter; however in a earlier episode, Fred calls her Ethel Louise, and in another episode she is called Ethel Roberta.

Pam-I-am

The Mean Teacher - S1-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. Hafer keeps Drake back after class, there is a long shot and Drake says, "What is this about?" At this point you can see a fluffy red boom mike between Drake and Mrs. Hafer.

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Mr. Bean (1989)

Mr. Bean Goes To Town - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Mr. Bean places his shoe on top of the car in the bottom right corner. But when he jumps out in front of the car, it is suddenly at the front in the middle.

Cody Goes to Camp - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When London and Mr. Moseby crash through the wall with a car, there's a white betong-block on top of the car, but a few shots later, it's turned itself around a little bit more to the middle.

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Sonic X (2003)

Clash!! Sonic VS Knuckles - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: Right at the end of the episode, when Amy is telling Knuckles he should apologize, Amy has two right hands.

The Bookie Barber - S2-E28

Visible crew/equipment: After Andy and Barney walk out of Floyd's shop, when Andy makes a crack about Barney's ears being uneven Andy walks offscreen, then Barney shouts at him as Andy's presumably already down the block, but in their reflection in the window behind them we can see that as soon as Andy walks offscreen in this closeup, he actually stops and leans over where we see the camera's located.

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Revealing mistake: In Season 5 - Burnt Out: when Arnold's burns down you can see the set walls wobble a lot.

Dear Sally Rogers - S5-E21

Plot hole: Sally Rogers appears on the Stevie Parsons show which is a late night talk show, the next morning she receives letters from as far away as Hawaii... the US mail isn't that fast.

Pam-I-am

There's No Place Like Home (2) - S5-E6

Other mistake: At the very end, Mr. Hanson is seen walking toward the church. Because of his stroke, he's slow and unsteady. We see several close-ups of his feet, showing how he's struggling. Two of those shots are the same footage. It's obvious, because you see that he drags his foot over a small stick in the road and stumbles - and in both shots, it is *exactly* the same.

The Hero - S1-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When the shelf falls in the store, you can see the rope attached to the top of the shelving unit being pulled from off-screen triggering the collapse of the shelving unit, it was not the girl's weight that made it tip.

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iCarly (2007)

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Visible crew/equipment: Every time the shot shows the chair between living room and kitchen (when they show where the chair is), the reflection of the studio light is seen on the bottom of the chair. For example, in Season 2, episode 2 "iStage an Intervention," when Carly looks at Pack Rat, when she walks, you can see the studio lights at the bottom of the chair,.

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Pokemon (1998)

Snow Way Out - S1-E64

Continuity mistake: Ash suddenly has a Charmander, but his original Charmander evolved all the way to Charizard a long time ago, and we never see him get another Charmander. He couldn't have gotten another one, as we see each and every single pokemon that he catches within the show. Even in the Japanese-only episodes, he catches a bunch of Tauros, which Oak mentions when he returns to the lab.

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Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: In order to build up suspense, Virgil and Brains stand on the Crab Logger as its dangerous fuel is pumped out, despite the fact that it is hanging on the edge of a precipice. In fact they could have left as soon as they had plumbed in the pipes to empty the fuel tanks - the whole procedure is controlled by Scott in Thunderbird 1 and they make absolutely no contribution to the operation at all. They do not need to disconnect the pipes; they are left behind and dropped from Thunderbird 1 as planned. They just stand there chatting about how much danger they are in until jumping clear at the very last second. Silly buggers.

Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lisa's uncle shows her her grand-father's picture, it changes from one shot to another.

Dr Wilson

Raging Bull - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Phil has Myron pushed against the lockers and the sunglasses are on, one scene shows that they are not on his ear. In the next scene when they show Myron the sunglasses are placed perfectly on his ear.

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