Best TV continuity mistakes of 1981

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The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before Grandad suggests building the shelter in the New Forest, as Del goes to look the plans for the shelter you can see Grandad sit forwards in his chair. In the next shot Grandad is now sitting back in his chair. (00:06:55)

Dwarf
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Episode 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the Guide entry on the Babel Fish, the teletype text that displays the words spoken by the guide stops after the word 'anything', but the voice of the book speaks a further line.

Moose Premium member
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The Greatest American Hero (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In one scene, Ralph is in a phone booth desperately trying to make a phone call. Ralph is nervous and panicky. But when you look at his reflection on the phone, you can see a big relaxed smile on him. When it cuts back to him, he is still acting nervous and panicky.

Gavin Jackson
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Beware of the Bird! - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Edward and Tracy open the lid of the chest in the tower, Benger puts his hand on Tracy's shoulder and Edward has both his hands on the lid. In the next shot, he now has one hand on it.

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Tiptoe Through the Penfolds - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: Although Danger Mouse is supposed to be on his own, when he turns a corner in the car, in the overhead shot, you can see Penfold sat next to him.

Mr Top Hat
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