Best TV continuity mistakes of 1975

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: There appears to be a very obvious splice edit in this episode. When Basil manages to get Kurt off him after being pinned to the kitchen table, he pushes Kurt against the wall knocking him out. Before this Basil is lying flat on the table and we never see him get up to a standing position beforehand.

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Hearts and Minds - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: During the car chase when the camera is inside the Sweeney Granada, a green Fiat can be seen driving in the other direction. The shot immediately changes to outside the car and the Fiat has gone.

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Continuity mistake: "Man of Influence": The invisible Weston follows Geed into the parlor. When the door closes, there's no key in the lock. Then the shot cuts to a close-up of the door, and a key has appeared there, just in time for Weston to turn and lock it. (00:40:40)

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Death by Resurrection - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: McBride and Ryan are driving through town in heavy traffic. When the shot cuts (and their conversation continues uninterrupted), not only does the rear view mirror disappear, but an obvious rear screen projection changes their locale to a country road with trees and no traffic at all. (00:06:00)

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The Noise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Nicky has been separated from her parents, Nicky and her father are walking the streets looking for each other. A horse and cart with lots of children on the cart and a line of children walking behind it goes past Nicky. She sees her father walking on the other side on the road, but when she walks behind the cart to cross the road, the camera angle changes, and the children have changed places in the line.

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Ring Around the Moon - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: As Helena is tapping on the key panel, the row of black keys goes from second on the right to second on the left and back, showing the shot was reversed.

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Alix - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the princess moves between rooms, the door in the first room is left well open, but when the shot changes to the second room, the first door is almost closed. (00:05:40)

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Plain Favorite - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: In the first five minutes of the show, the family tells Schneider that an electrical outlet needs to be worked on. As he starts to work on it, he tells someone to turn off breaker 3. When he is done, he tells the person to turn on breaker 4.

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Sharks Eat Sharks - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Conchita slaps Cash across the left cheek, which he's rubbing as he returns to his office. In the next shot, as he comes through the door, he's rubbing his right cheek instead.

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Adam Driver/Chris Stapleton - S41-E10

Continuity mistake: Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base: After Kylo says he looks forward to having some real talk with real folks, it cuts to the Storm Troopers getting lunch. As one is getting his tray, there is a sign on the wall stating "Keep your helmet on for safety." This sign is hanging loose by just one corner. But in the next shot, it's straight and held up correctly on the wall. (00:00:40)

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Satan's Witches - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Starsky and Hutch are driving up to Dobey's cabin, park near the lake, and then drive into town for supplies, the car's license plate is attached to the driver's side of the front bumper as it should be, but when they're in town the plate is now attached to the passenger side of the bumper, and it's not a flipped shot. At the end, when Hutch tells Starsky he wants to leave, the license plate is back where it should be.

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