Best reality TV continuity mistakes of all time

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Continuity mistake: When Paris was on the phone to Janet in the Gas Station (the episode where they work at the gas station and meet "Chops" and co) it cuts to a shot of the fat boy standing next to the same phone and the receiver is put down. It then cuts back to Paris using the phone.

Dan Moat
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Exotic Animal Keeper - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: While Mike is cleaning out the armadillo's hay, just before he finishes the second one you can see the amount of hay in the bin is a few inches from the top of the bin. The next shot goes to a close up of him removing more hay but the amount of hay now in the bin is a bit below the top.

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Series 11 Episode 1 - S11-E1

Continuity mistake: During the police car challenge, Richard Hammond is taking his homemade police car around the track on a timed lap (with extra points for flamboyant driving). As he rounds the Hammerhead corner, the makeshift stinger (that's a spike strip for the colonials) on the front of his car breaks off and is left behind. He then drives through a stack of boxes, getting one caught on the remains of the stinger mounting. As he approaches the second-to-last corner, the box has gone and the stinger is now back on the front of the car. In the final shot as his car limps across the finish line, the stinger is once again missing and the box has returned. Clearly footage from a different lap was substituted in. (00:51:10)

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Leaning, Lobsters and Lectures - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Buddy is doing a lobster themed cake for a bachelor party. When Buddy goes in to tell the staff, there is a huge cake 3 tiers high being worked on, almost complete, on the table in the background. As he makes the parts for the lobster cake the cake in the back has fewer tiers, no decorations, no icing, and back again, completely out of order.

GypRoseLee
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Continuity mistake: In the episode where they overhaul a 1976 blue van, there is a shot of the white donor van being carted away. Yet later on in the same episode, the white donor van is back in the workshop.

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Buck Off - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, four contestants are called down: Jesse, Clint, Tatu Baby, and Steve. While the judges are explaining that three of them did not impress, a shot shows Sarah Miller standing to Clint's right, but she wasn't supposed to be there. In the next shot, Jesse is standing to Clint's right. (00:38:20)

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Charleston - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: There is a plate switch when putting pulled pork on the plate, the pork drastically changes from a shredded mess to a nice portion of gorgeously smoked pork with pickles on top. (00:28:00)

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Catch of the Day - S17-E9

Continuity mistake: Van on the Blue Team is asked to leave Hell's Kitchen by Chef Ramsey and is shown walking out. Soon after, when the Red team is nominating team members for elimination, the camera shows Nick on the Blue team and Van's Head is in the shot. If he was just eliminated how could he still be in kitchen. (00:57:00 - 00:58:00)

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Truth or Dare - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The guy who is wearing the night vision goggles has the chin strap undone. But when he and the other guy are playing around for a moment outside the shack they find the booze in, one shot shows the chin strap suddenly secure and fashioned around his chin. Then it is undone again.

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Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When they are playing The Battle of the Sexes, Matt is shown wearing his penalty clothes in one shot before his turn comes up. His clothes are normal in the next shot, and after that is when he loses on his turn and puts on the penalty clothes.

Knever
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Wienerschnitzel - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: Louise has a nose ring in her left nostril, it moves to her right nostril and back. (00:36:00)

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