Best war TV continuity mistakes of all time

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Continuity mistake: In the first season of M*A*S*H, Hawkeye mentions that his father lives in Vermont, in the later seasons his father lives in Crab Apple Cove, Maine and has never left there in 30 years.

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Springtime - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: While Adam and Ted Hackett are talking on the front porch, in the exterior shot we can see the tablecloth inside the house is solid white, but in the interior shots the tablecloth has a red/white check type pattern. (00:31:15)

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Time on My Hands - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When the second bottle thrown by Pike lands on the floor, the glass from the first bottle has all disappeared.

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Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the bootcamp scene where Captain Sobel is yelling at Private Christenson for drinking from his canteen, you see a machine gun resting on Christenson's right shoulder. When the camera angle changes to behind Christenson, the machine gun has suddenly moved onto his other shoulder. This happens quite a few times in this particular scene.

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Continuity mistake: Part 7: The car Captain Henry parks near the cliff at the very end moves itself between takes. It's sitting on the road when he parks it, but when we cut to an overhead shot after he gets out, the car has suddenly moved off the road and into the dirt alongside it.

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Continuity mistake: When Aetius is about to leave Rome, he tells Valentinian he's going to Ravenna to take command of the 3rd Legion. The banners of this legion, however, have "LEG XX" on them, which means this is actually the 20th Legion.

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Continuity mistake: Episode: "Man Hunt": When Jonas tries to interrogate the hardware store owner, the owner falls off his chair, knocking it over. In the next shot it's standing upright again.

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Passover - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Vorenus ask Eranus where his children are, Vorenus raises both his arms. When it cuts, they are down.

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Klink for the Defense - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: General Burkhalter is eating Klink's dinner. When finished he places a metal cover over the plate. In the next shot the cover is lying on the table and there is extra food on the plate. (00:15:25)

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Episode 2 - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Buckingham is about to be arrested, the camera is looking directly at him. At this angle, his black fur collar is flipped up, covering the neck of his white shirt. When the scene changes to a wide shot behind him, the collar is folded down. (00:35:00 - 00:35:50)

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Continuity mistake: Part 2: When Beck is visiting, Aaron Jastrow's wine glass refills itself several times between takes, even though he hasn't poured any more wine. (00:42:00)

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Continuity mistake: After the Battle of Bull Run, Jonas Steele is seen surveying the aftermath. Trouble is, there are a heck of a lot more dead bodies lying around outside the house than there were when the battle was raging, including those of Union soldiers. As the scenes of the battle demonstrated, the Union never actually got as far as the house; all their casualties were incurred on the slopes approaching the house, and then they retreated. (01:53:20 - 01:59:10)

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Class of 1945 - S7-E5

Continuity mistake: In "Twenty-one today" (4-8) Williams says that he grew up in an orphanage and didn't know who his parents were, but in this episode he says that his father was a coal miner in South Wales.

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The Return of Optimus Prime (1) - S3-E29

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode 'Dark Awakening', Optimus is seen without an eye and an arm, he also has other damaged points, but at the beginning of this episode, when Jessica and Gregory get to Optimus, he is in perfect condition with no damage.

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Little Girl Blue - S2-E21

New this month Continuity mistake: While Gomer shows a little girl how to play jacks with sugar cubes, the number of sugar cubes go from 4 to 6 while the girl plays. (00:10:00)

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PT 73 Where Are You? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Halfway through the show, they get caught not having the boat, and McHale gets taken by boat to the commander's office. As he leaves the pier, he drops the rope on the seat next to him, they do a close-up and the rope is behind him about 5 feet away.

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An Act of War - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Savage's bomber is hit and the left wing catches fire. But in the stock footage shot that follows, it's the right wing that's burning. (00:10:00)

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Basilone - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene where John Basilone goes looking for his friend Manny. Basilone has 3rd degree burns on his left forearm and left hand but in the shot he is walking through the jungle holding a pistol tightly in his left hand and his canteen is on his right side as he walks past a group of trees. The next shot he is continuing walking through the jungle but the gun is in his right hand (which isn't burned) and his canteen has also switched sides as he walks past the same group of trees.

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Thoughts of a Free Man - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: As Abraham Woodhull toasts his father, the alcohol in his glass changes quantity between shots.

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A Horse of Another Color - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: After the Captain and Corporal get out of the cave, they see the Sarge and Jane have ropes on Black Devil. He gets away with their ropes around his neck. He peeks around the rock, and the ropes are suddenly gone. The mare comes after with a rope on her neck that also disappears magically between angles.

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