Best TV continuity mistakes of 1972

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Syndrome - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Johnny, Roy, and Captain Stanley are rescuing the people trapped inside Olive View Hospital, they are wearing distinctively marked SCBA tanks on their backs, and when all three firemen exit the doorway, Cap is wearing an entirely different tank, and the tanks that Johnny and Roy are wearing have been switched. Then when Johnny jumps off Engine 82, his tank differs again, and when he walks over to the Battalion Chief it's changed yet again.

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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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A Guest in the Yard - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Fred takes his plate from one room to the next, they switch from a small object on the plate in the living room to a full size Danish when he walks into the kitchen screen.

Bernadette Coston
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Continuity mistake: The Gentlemen's and Ladies' Department is on the first, third, or fourth floor of Grace Brothers, depending on the episode.

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Continuity mistake: In Season One, Episode 10 "The Prankster": Just after Otis makes the ghost sounds from inside the house, it shows the gang standing together outside the house. Otis is with them outside, which is impossible, as he is inside the house pretending to be the ghost.

Mark English
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Fly the Unfriendly Skies - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Bob talks to his friend Howard about flying, Howard's hands move from resting in his jacket pockets to his hips between shots. (00:04:50)

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No Sign Of The Cross - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: As Banacek approaches the room in the farmhouse that has the cross, he has a cigar in his mouth. As he enters, the cigar is gone.

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Maude Takes a Job - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode, Maude makes Walter breakfast and lists some things she will get done around the house. One is to paint the kitchen chairs. She spray paints the chair with Walter in it - the amount of spray paint on Walter's jacket changes thoughout the scene, especially when Maude is on the phone turning down a job.

Randy DeShong
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The Heartache - S9-E19

Continuity mistake: After Rose tells the Baldwin sisters that she needs "time to catch up," when it cuts to Stanley and Rose driving up to the house, in the wide shot the windshield wipers are pointed to the right, but in the closeup they're pointed to the left, then back to the right again. (00:18:55)

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The Brujo - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: A voodoo doll placed on the boy's chest by the Brujo disappears as the raven swoops down him, then reappears after the bird flies out the door.

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Continuity mistake: 26/10/2012. In the hospital, there are three people visiting a child. Two have an apron on and one doesn't have an apron on. When they leave the room, the one person who didn't have an apron on is suddenly wearing an apron and the two people who were wearing an apron are suddenly not wearing an apron. (00:10:15)

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