Best comedy TV mistakes of all time

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The One Where Ross Finds Out - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Rachel finds out that Ross and Julie are getting a cat, watch Rachel's neck. When she says "together?" she's not wearing a necklace; cut to Ross and Julie for a fraction of a second, then when it cuts back to Rachel saying "both of you?" she's suddenly wearing a necklace. It then disappears again when she says "isn't that just lovely?" hanging off the side of the tray she's holding.

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A Piece of Cake - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: Towards the end, when Sofia's cake is done, she takes it out of the hot oven using potholders. Less than a minute later, when the men start to conga, you can see her discard the potholders and pick it up with her bare hands. It is a glass pan and still would have been much too hot to hold.

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Make Me Lose Control - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Derek and Richard are in the lift talking, you can see Richard's head bandages under his hat. But when he removes his hat, his head is bare.

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Underage Peter - S14-E14

Plot hole: They're in the Clam complaining that they can't drink when they make the revelation that Brian can because he's technically 56. But Quagmire should be able to drink, as in a much earlier episode, he's revealed to be over 60.

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The Perfect Week - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: Lily and Marshall mention that they've been using the same toothbrush ever since they've been together, but in the 14th episode of the 1st season, "Zip, zip, zip", Marshall and Lily are simultaneously brushing their teeth with a tooth brush each (before Ted and Victoria get home).

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Last Day in Florida - S8-E18

Continuity mistake: Toby competes with Darryl to sell Girl Scout cookies. Toby says it's his daughter's first year selling them. However, earlier in the series, Toby agrees to sign Dwight's apology letter from corporate if he buys cookies from his daughter.

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Girl Trouble / School Dance - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Besides the fact that when Helga is sharpening her pencil, the desk arrangement changes, one of the students visible when she looks at Arnold is...Helga.

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Assaulted Nuts - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When Carrie phones Doug at IPS, Doug goes to press the button on the phone for the correct line, but doesn't press any and continues to talk to Carrie.

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The Importance of Being Phoebe - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is lying on the ground and is supposed to be unconscious, when Cole goes to pick her up you can see Phoebe throw her arms around his neck.

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Red Dress - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Dewey yells for Lois because the bow was put on the present, if you look to the left of Lois, you will see a crewmember kneeling down, handing Lois the red dress, who is holding a bucket of water. He quickly gets out of the camera's view. [This is on the DVD of the first season. Someone said on the audio commentary that after catching it, they deliberately left it in to see if anyone would spot it. It's still a mistake, but that's why it's there.]

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Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: Andy reads the inside cover of Barney's old schoolbook which has Barney's name "Bernard P. Fife" written out many times in it, but in two previous episodes Barney's middle name is either Oliver or Milton.

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Continuity mistake: This is a mistake for the introduction for the later episodes. When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage.

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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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The Habitation Configuration - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Howard is almost done moving out of his mother's house, there is a table in front of him with a measuring device in the top corner. In one shot, the device moves to the opposite corner of the table. In a few shots later, the item returns to its original position.

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Shoes, Hats, Pickle Jar Lids - S5-E9

Revealing mistake: When Charlie is in the Ferrari, his gets a call from Teddy. When Charlie brings the iPhone to his ear and talks to Teddy, you can see that the iPhone is upside down showing that no one actually called his phone.

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The Christmas Wall - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: Axl and his friend chase Darren out of the house and into the snow, churning a path in the snow. However, in the overhead shots of all three boys, the churned snow path is not there, just undisturbed snow.

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The Whine Cellar - S2-E10

Other mistake: When Sylvia is outside the Sheffield mansion she says "I wonder if my daughter Fran is at home? I will see if she is" the doorbell rings as soon as she finishes that line, but you can see both her hands are visible. She can't have rung the doorbell.

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Kill Me Now - S1-E3

Audio problem: In the scene where Lorelei and Rory are sitting at a table, with Rory looking at herself in a mirror, they talk about Rory's hair. Right after this, Rory asks, "do you want something to drink?" Her mouth doesn't move at all.

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Procrastination / I'm With Stupid - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In "Procrastination" when Spongebob is moving back and forth on his chair while writing his essay there is no pencil on the desk, but when he goes back to work on the essay there is.

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Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever - S3-E12

Character mistake: Season 3, episode 12, "Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever": When Randy Disher is having Chinese food in his apartment with his new girlfriend, he gets a fortune stating that he is going to get money from his uncle. Randy says that he doesn't have an uncle. In Season 5, episode 14, "Mr. Monk Visits a Farm", Randy inherits a farm from his uncle who appears to have committed suicide, but was actually murdered.

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The caste system - S2-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Charlotte approaches Wyle in front of the fire extinguisher, the boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Colonel first meets Basil, the same shot is used twice of the Colonel twitching.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan views the kitchen, a boom mic shadow can be seen in the top left of the screen.

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Other mistake: During the Poke-rap when the Poliwrath name is said, the Pokemon shown is actually Poliwag.

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The Treaty - S4-E7

Factual error: At the UN conference, 'England' is shown as a member of the Security Council. England sits on both the UN and the Security Council as part of the 'United Kingdom' - not as a stand-alone country. UN nerds Leslie and Ben would have known this.

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Putting a Hit on Christmas - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: The Christmas package in front of Kyle is fully but badly wrapped. When Eve turns back with new Christmas wrapping to re-wrap the package, it is fully unwrapped with not enough time for Kyle to remove the old wrapping.

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Robert Moves Back - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when everyone is arguing in the kitchen, the potholders next to the lasagna on the table keep changing position between shots.

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Ice Station Winslow - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: Carl, Eddie, and Steve are out ice fishing. At one point Carl falls through the "ice" and you can clearly see that the "ice" is made of some sort of styrofoam. It looks like the stuff used for packaging. The snow looks just as fake.

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Spring Break-Up - S3-E16

Character mistake: At one point in the show, Roger throws a bucket of water (in disguise as Scotch Bingeington) on Francine claiming "Wet T-Shirt Contest!" Francine looks disgusted when Roger states "Eh, give this one a four" to the guy judging the contest, then says to Francine "Don't feel bad, you've had three kids." Francine replies "I've had two." and Roger gasps and puts a consoling hand on Francine's shoulder. This is wrong because Francine has birthed three children. She gave birth to Greg and Terry's baby in Season 3 Episode 7 "Surro-Gate."

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Suggested correction: Technically she's had 4 kids two of Them being Steve and Haley The Third being bailey who didn't get vaccination (which probably led to his death I suppose?) along with Hayley and The 4Th being The child she carried for Greg and terry.

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You Gotta Lose This Job - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When 'Hannah' and Lilly walk into Rob Reiner's office, the multiple head studio lights are reflected on Hannah's large black sunglasses.

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