Best comedy movie mistakes of 1951

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man picture

Continuity mistake: At the detective agency, while Bud and Lou are talking to the murderer, the description of the murderer comes over the police radio, and it states "5 feet 11 inches, weighs 165, blue eyes, brown hair, last seen wearing a felt hat and dark borwn overcoat". Then 15 seconds later Bud says out loud, writing on a piece of paper the description "5 feet 10 inches, weight 165, blue eyes, sandy hair".

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Happy Go Lovely picture

Continuity mistake: During the final dance number, Vera-Ellen's skirt alternates repeatedly between long and flowing and short and tight - perhaps to facilitate some of the dance moves.

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The Man in the White Suit picture

Continuity mistake: When Hill disturbs Michael Corland at the table, he holds a piece of paper. The paper swaps hands between shots. (00:07:05)

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The Lavender Hill Mob picture

Continuity mistake: Early on in the film Alec Guinness is travelling in the back of a van transporting gold bars to the bank. He spots what he believes is a suspicious car following and asks the driver to stop to check it out. The next shot shows the van stopping outside a row of buildings in a London street. The driver gets out to let Alec Guinness out of the van and they are now parked by a low wall with an open vista (probably one of the many bomb sites in London at the time) and no buildings.The next shot then shows the van outside the buildings again.

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French Rarebit picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs puts Francois (as a rabbit) into the jar in order to pickle him for the recipe, Francois' fake rabbit ears disappear, then reappear when Bugs puts him onto the table.

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Room and Bird picture

Continuity mistake: When Tweety goes to the elevator (Sylvester), you can see there is a sign reading "Elevator." But when Tweety and a mouse escape from Sylvester's mouth, the sign has disappeared.

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Chow Hound picture

Continuity mistake: When the dog is grooming the cat, the front door of the house next to them is open, but when the two are at the door a little later on, it is now closed.

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Tweety's S.O.S. picture

Continuity mistake: When Tweety and Granny are resting on the deck, you can see inside Tweety's cage is a sunbed and nothing else. When Granny hears Tweety calling for help and puts on her glasses, a view of the cage shows that the sunbed has gone and a swing has appeared from nowhere.

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Putty Tat Trouble picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester and the orange cat take Tweety Pie's nest, you can see the outside of the nest is covered in snow. But when the two cats reach the bottom of the pole, the snow has gone.

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Drip-Along Daffy picture

Continuity mistake: When Nasty Canasta is drinking at the saloon, you can see that he has a hairy torso, but when he sees Porky's toy soldier during his showdown with Daffy at the end of the cartoon, his chest appears clean-shaven.

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Cock-a-Doodle Dog picture

Continuity mistake: When Spike grabs the bomb (painted as an apple) from the cockerel, he takes a bite out of it. You can see that when Spike is about to eat it, the eaten part of the bomb is facing his mouth, but in the next shot the eaten part is now facing downwards.

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Ballot Box Bunny picture

Continuity mistake: When Yosemite Sam is doing his speech in the stand at the start of the cartoon, you can see beside him there is a stand with a jug and a glass next to it. But when we see Sam from behind in the next shot, the glass has disappeared.

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Cold Turkey picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the short, we see a wrestling match on the television and underneath the screen are two knobs; the left knob is between "Light" and "Dark" and the right knob is between "Vert." and "Hor." When the cat wakes up and sees a turkey advert on the television, all the words have disappeared.

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Canned Feud picture

Continuity mistake: When Sylvester discovers that the cupboard door has a lock on it at the end of the cartoon, he is holding a can opener in his right hand, but after we see a close-up of the lock, we return to Sylvester and the can opener has disappeared.

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Symphony in Slang picture

Continuity mistake: When the young man says "What's cooking?" to St. Peter at the beginning of the short, St. Peter is holding a feather in his right hand. In the next shot, the feather has disappeared.

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A Bear for Punishment picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Junyer Bear sleeping in bed at the start of the cartoon, you can see he has "Junyer" written on the end of his bed, but when he is sitting up a couple of shots later, the word "Junyer" has disappeared.

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