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Thank You for Not Morphing - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Prue comes home and finds Andy inside the manor. There is a shot where if you look behind Andy's shoulder you can see half of the body of the director in the background in the observatory room sitting in a director's chair.

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Miracle Man - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: In the establishing shot of the courthouse the subtitle reads "Kenwood County Courthouse" but you can read on the building that it is the "DeKalb County Courthouse".

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Bones (2005)

The Boy in the Shroud - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: At the diner, before Mrs. Duncan comes to confess about murdering her husband, Brennan takes a sip of tea. Her glass at this point is less than half full. When Mrs. Duncan walks in, the same glass is now almost full.

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Lost (2004)

Everybody Hates Hugo - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Hurley's lottery ticket changes from when it is first shown to when it is shown later.

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Remorse - S1-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When the detectives arrive at the Jersey gas station to talk to Tommy McConaugh, a boom mic is visible in the windshield of Munch and Jefferies' car.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the party, Stass the assassin, dressed as a waiter, hides his gun underneath a stack of white napkins. When he gets ready to pull the gun out, it is now between the napkins.

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Make Love, Not Warcraft - S10-E8

Continuity mistake: When Liane comes down after Eric says "Batroom", you can see Cartman, and to the left, Stan. However, when the camera instantly changes to a side view, Stan is no longer there.

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Paternity - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene during the game, one of the shots of the boy is reversed. You can see that the text "Tartans" on his jersey is mirror imaged.

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$35K O.B.O. - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: In one shot Grissom puts a shoe on its side with a pencil. In the next shot the shoe is upright again.

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24 (2001)

7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Nina's just been shot, and makes it to the barn to call CTU (around 7.10am), while she's speaking on the phone there's a cameraman visible on the right hand side (DVD).

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The Great Game - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when John is going to the refrigerator, a white skull can be seen on the left side of the kitchen table amongst all Sherlock's science equipment. When he closes the refrigerator door again after discovering the severed head, the skull has disappeared. As he's leaving the kitchen, the skull reappears.

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Red Brick and Ivy - S1-E10

Other mistake: Carrie the assistant brings Lisbon and Jane to Stutzer's office. She swipes her card to open the door. However, she does this upside down, swiping the bar-code instead of the black magnetic strip, on which she is holding.

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The Midas Touch - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The yellow Aston Martin DBS that Gambit and Purdey give chase to at 0:09:45 transforms itself into a yellow Audi 100 Coupe at 00:15:00. Also the "P" registration mark (1975-6) on the Aston is incorrect as the marque had been discontinued in 1972.

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Ready to Scare - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The gang investigates the trail of limestone to a manhole in the middle of the street, with nothing around it. But when Daphne is putting on her "Wallowing galoshes" boots, somehow a small brick wall just materializes in the middle of the street for her to sit on - and then vanishes a couple shots later. Not just the fact that it appears and vanishes between shots, but that there is a random brick wall in the middle of the road.

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Ex-File - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Abby arrives in the bullpen to show Gibbs what she discovered about the element song, the piece of paper in her hand jumps to the other hand between shots.

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Seoul Man - S7-E20

Continuity mistake: After the drive-by shooting at the Federal Building, when Owen and Sam escort the defector and his girlfriend into the sedan, the license plate number is "5GOI417" which soon changes to "5PCI294" when Sam drives backwards. Then it changes back to "5GOI417" when Owen and Sam leave the car, and yet it's "5PCI294" again when Owen points his gun at the camera.

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JAG (1995)

Dangerous Game - S8-E4

Deliberate mistake: During the civilian sheriff's pursuit of the Navy car, the sheriff is occasionally visible in the passenger seat of his patrol car instead of the driver's seat.

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Communication Breakdown - S5-E19

Character mistake: When Mac, Stella, and Danny are trying to determine where the fired bullet entered the train car, none of them are wearing rubber gloves. But even though they're not handling any evidence, they're still processing a crime scene.

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Alias (2001)

Truth Be Told - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Syd's Dad rescues her in the car park, he starts shooting at the other car. After firing one shot the slide of his gun locks back (indicating it's out of bullets), but when the angle changes he carries on firing with no problems.

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Fringe (2008)

Power Hungry - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When they're transporting Joseph Meegar out of the building and into the ambulance, you can see the reflection of the boom mike on the open car door, (the car Charlie is putting Mr. Fischer into).

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Arrow (2012)

The Odyssey - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Wilson jams the pistol in Oliver's face, Wilson is holding the gun in his right hand. When the shot changes, it flips - he is suddenly holding it in his left hand, and his previous un-scarred left eye now has some scrapes around it.

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Continuity mistake: Episode 1-19, "Hot Dogs": in the scene where Mandy is reading "Judy Blume," she holds the book with her hands on both covers, but in the next shot, her right hand jumps to the bottom of the book's spine.

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The Secret of the Unicorn: Part 1 - S1-E3

Other mistake: When the pick pocket is listening to the radio at the beginning, he cuts right through the middle of a paragraph in a newspaper. Yet when we see paragraph cut out and in the journal, the paragraphs are in full sentences. If it were the right way round we'd see a half line on the paragraph.

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Castle (2009)

Fool Me Once - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Beckett goes to the bathroom to read Castle's book and Castle peers over the top of the cubical to tell her what page the sex scene is on, she is holding the book with her fingers between the pages dividing the book into 2 sections. These 2 sections switch to 3 and then back to 2 between shots.

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Cross of Voodoo - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: The package Nigel holds in his arms near the beginning of the episode completely changes between shots.

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She Works Hard for the Money - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Jane shows the photo of the victim Danielle to her old contact. She holds the photo differently, either above its left corner or below it.

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Brutus - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Charlie is in his office talking to Larry, while going over the potential killers and victims, he writes the word "Killers" on the board and circles it. Then, when Charlie notices that Larry has left and says "gone", the writing is different. The 'k' is wider, and most noticeably, the left side of the circle is gone, and the loop in his 's' disappears. Once Charlie goes back to working, the word changes back to how it was originally written.

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Episode Nineteen - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Mike Nelson asks Donna for help in dealing with Nadine, Donna's right hand is inside her locker, looking for something. It then mysteriously jumps to the top of the stack of books she has in her other hand.

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Dexter (2006)

Dexter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The door to Dexter's apartment opens out toward the walkway. However, in all subsequent episodes the door opens into his apartment.

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Rush - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: When the TV star is killed he is wearing a white t-shirt with black lettering. As he is dragged to and placed in the trunk of the car it is still visible. When the CSIs move him from the trunk onto the gurney, there is no lettering on the t-shirt.

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