Best TV continuity mistakes of 1982

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: Even after KITT's voice modulator changes to the three bars in the episode "Hearts of Stone," any shot of KITT starting himself up still shows the old voice modulator (a simple red square).

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Snow Job - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: When Coach walks out from behind the bar near the start, he's got feathers almost up to his knees. Then when he turns around to walk back, they're now only over his feet. (00:03:55)

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Thou Shalt Not Steele - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Steele props up the deceased Kalil and puts a cigarette in the dead man's hand. When the camera angle reverses, the cigarette moves to a different position: first it's between fingers two and three, then it's between three and four. (00:25:45)

Jean G
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Demolition - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rik makes the knocking sign with his hand, in the next shot his hand is on his knee. (00:15:25)

Dwarf
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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)

Daz
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Cora and Arnie - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the man and his wife are checking out, we see the printer spitting out his bill which reads $1665.90 - yet when the man reads the amount, he says it's $1380.90. Director Mark Tinker comments on the discrepancy in the commentary.

Jeff Swanson
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Show generally

Continuity mistake: Whenever Banner changes into Hulk his clothes rips, only his pants stays on. But when Hulk changes back to Banner, he suddenly has all his clothes on, no rips or tears at all.

Budoshi
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Dear Mallory - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: Mallory starts reading one of her advice column letters to Alex. The letter she pulls from the stack is on blue paper in a blue envelope. After a cuts to Alex, there's a close-up of Mallory as she reads the letter, and then in the next wide shot the letter is on orange paper with an orange envelope. The letter is from a girl who intrigues Alex, so he grabs the orange envelope and starts to tear off the return address. The shot changes to show Elyse walk into the room, and Alex is now tearing the corner from the original blue envelope. When Elyse sits down, Alex reads the address holding a slip of the blue envelope, then starts to get up. In the immediate cut that follows, Alex is holding the orange envelope when he stands up. (00:53:50 - 00:54:55)

Vader47000
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Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the start, the glass on the left is poisoned. The guy picks up the glass on the right, but still ends up dying.

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