Best family TV mistakes of all time
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Plot hole: In the swimming pool scene, we see the female lifeguard swapping places with the male lifeguard on a raised seat by the pool. However, shortly afterwards, he tells everyone to leave the pool and is not on the platform. (Why would he go up to the platform in the first place if everyone was getting out shortly anyway?)
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.
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,.
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.
Continuity mistake: In the episode "Team Diffy," Lloyd tells Andy that he noticed Andy had The Time Flyer 3000. But when Keely, Phil, and Andy are outside talking about if Phil would do Andy's prank, Andy says he is going to fire up The Time Flyer 2000, which is not the same one Lloyd noticed.