Best family TV mistakes of all time

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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.

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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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So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd - S1-E47

Continuity mistake: When Team Rocket takes off in the boat, it sinks. Their pokeballs float away, and Jessie says "Arbok and Lickitung are floating away!" But she doesn't catch Lickitung until Princess versus Princess (Season 1, Episode 52).

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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, but 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. Later in the episode Joey's stuff is out of the alcove again.

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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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War of the Roses - S1-E9

Character mistake: When Becky comes down the stairs, Stephanie says "Hi Lori" which is the name of the actress who plays Becky.

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The People vs. the Fonz - S11-E11

Factual error: When the Cunninghams are talking about Fonz's trial, Mr. Cunningham can be seen wearing a digital watch. Digital watches didn't exist in the 50's.

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

Plot hole: In "Pranks A Lot", Patrick and SpongeBob scare Sandy. When Sandy runs, gets into her rocket and flies away. When she moved bubbles appeared meaning there's water in her tree house. There's no water in there in other episodes because she's a land animal and breathes air.

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Andy Forecloses - S1-E28

Visible crew/equipment: At the Scobey house, after Ben sits in the unstable chair and it breaks, when Andy and the Scobeys rush over to him we can see the two curved chalk actor's marks on the floor, where Ben had been standing moments before.

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Beaver's Tree - S3-E8

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of the boom mike is visible in the background when Wally is saying that June looks "ritzy".

00:14:45

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It's Not What You Link - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Phoebe is left alone at the couch, her mom comes up to talk to her. Before her mom shows up, there is a water bottle in front of Phoebe. After Phoebe's mom sits down next to her, the water bottle moves to the other side of the table without anyone touching it.

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It May Look Like a Walnut! - S2-E20

Character mistake: Rob is having a nightmare, part of which involves the disappearance of his thumbs. When he finds Laura at home, the script calls for him to say, "I want you to help me get my thumbs back," but he actually says, "I want you to help me get my thumb backs."

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 2 - S1-E2

Other mistake: At the end, the newspaper with Tintin and Captain Haddock in is an obviously flipped shot.

00:43:35

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The Personality Kid - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Peter comes down to answer the phone, he's wearing a blue shirt. When he hangs up the phone, his shirt color changes to a light red/pink color. Then back to blue again.

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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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Rage - S9-E4

Revealing mistake: When Laura picks up Baby Rose from Thomas Stark, the blanket is flipped up and you can see a plastic doll's leg, then when she goes into the bedroom, she has the real baby.

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Green With Evil (1): Out of Control - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Up until Green No More in Series 2 (where the Green Ranger powers are destroyed), the Green Ranger's overshield constantly changes between solid-looking metal to flimsy-looking cotton. This is the most obvious difference between the Japanese and US footage.

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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.

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Season 4 generally

Continuity mistake: In the movie "Channel Chasers," when Timmy and Vicky go into Maho Mushi, Timmy gets a piece of his hat sliced off and Vicky gets the tip of her ponytail sliced off. But in the next shot, they're both back to normal.

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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.

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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.

00:17:30 - 00:18:40

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Prom Wrecker - S2-E5

Plot hole: In this episode all the students say Hollywood Arts has never had a prom before. But in the first episode, 'Pilot', Rex says to Cat after she runs out to tell Tori, Robbie, Andre and him that Sikowitz wants them to come back into the classroom, "Just like you wanted a date to the prom last year."

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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.

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Continuity mistake: In "iHeart Art", when Spencer is working and the dentist pushes back the tongue and his saliva sprays on Spencer, you can see that every time it switches back to Spencer, the wet stain on his shirt decreases in size.

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Never Ape and Ape Man - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Scooby finds a clump of ape hair stuck in the wine cask. It cuts to the gang, then back to the cask as they walk up and suddenly the clump of hair is twice as thick.

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My Sister, the Homemaker - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning of the episode, Jeannie is talking on the phone by the stairs and her sister is hiding behind the banister. Her sister stands up for a moment and shows her full face, revealing that it is actually Barbara Eden's stand-in wearing the green costume.

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