Best comedy movie continuity mistakes of 1983

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A Christmas Story picture

Continuity mistake: When Ralphie's father is sitting in the chair reading the funnies (before the dogs ruin the turkey), there is a small gold lampshade sitting on the table next to him. In the first shot, there is a Christmas bow on it. In the following shot, the bow has disappeared.

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Trading Places picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Jamie Lee Curtis brings Dan Aykroyd home, you can visibly see she is wearing pantyhose. However, just a few second later, inside the apartment, she takes off her dress and is only wearing panties. (00:58:40)

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Risky Business picture

Continuity mistake: In the movie's final moments when Tom Cruise is buying back all his household items, the lady in the cargo bay says "that's everything," except for the crystal egg she throws out into the yard for Tom to catch. You can clearly see many more items left in the truck. But when the truck pulls away seconds later, nothing is left in the cargo bay except our villain sitting on a chair. Where did everything else go?

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The Meaning of Life picture

Continuity mistake: During The Miracle of Birth Part 1, when the guy goes into the operating room, the girl puts the gown on the first doctor. It's barely on, but, in the next, wider shot of him, it's completely on and she's tying the back together. (00:04:30)

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Mr. Mom picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack kicks the TV it falls backwards, and the screen has snow on it. However, when the repair technician comes in, the screen is broken.

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Valley Girl pictureValley Girl mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the brunette is in the shower and that boy shows up he is wearing brown pants, but when you see the clothes lying on the carpet while they are in bed together, the pants are blue jeans. (00:59:00)

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Porky's II: The Next Day picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of Porky's, you see Mickey Jarvis on crutches and covered in bandages after getting beaten up by Porky. In the beginning of Porky's 2: The Next Day, Mickey has miraculously healed. He jumps out of his truck to catch up with the other guys, no crutches or bandages and he is walking fine.

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The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew picture

Continuity mistake: Mention is made that Pamela owns the brewery because she has just turned 21. During the scene with the video game, she says her birthday was October 21, 1959. Later, the lawyer for Bob and Doug establishes the movie's timeframe by mentioning her kidnapping on October 10, 1983, which would make Pamela almost 24 years old instead.

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Superman III picture

Continuity mistake: In the junkyard, when Clark takes the iron lid and gets out of the hole, he leans on his right. In the following shot he is coming out again and repeating the movement.

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Still Smokin' picture

Continuity mistake: When Cheech gets off the stage in the beginning of the final show, you can see the spotlights on him when he is walking towards the curtains. When it cuts to a wide shot Cheech is gone and the spotlight is off. (01:04:25)

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Never Say Never Again picture

Continuity mistake: When the shark is pursuing Bond through the sunken ship, you see first Bond, then the shark coming through the door. The bubbles generated by his movement abruptly disappear as the shark comes through, revealing too obviously the stitching together of the two sequences. (00:50:50)

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Educating Rita picture

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Rita is riding a bus, between shots the view outside changes from south quays, dame street, and back to the docklands, even though these places are several minutes bus ride away from one another and in different order.

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The Survivors picture

Continuity mistake: In the diner, Walter Matthau has nearly finished his piece of toast, and then it gets bigger.

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Terms of Endearment picture

Continuity mistake: Shirley MacLaine returns to the hotel from tending Debra Winger, who is dying in the hospital. When McLaine enters the motel lobby she is wearing one skirt and blouse outfit, but after stopping to check at the desk and going through a doorway to the pool area, she emerges with a different skirt and blouse outfit on. (01:42:00)

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National Lampoon's Vacation picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when Clark says he's not falling for the salesman tricks, Clark and Rusty start to walk back to their old car. Before the next shot, you can see Rusty walk past the back of the car and almost make the turn to the passenger side of the car. In the next shot, you see Clark trying to open the door while Rusty just starts walking up to the driver side of the car.

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The Big Chill picture

Continuity mistake: While Nick and Harold are jogging and discussing the possible buy out of Harold's business they are completely surrounded by fog. For 18 seconds they discuss this further in close-up. When they return to wide shot the fog is completely cleared up around them and is only visible in the distance now. (00:38:35)

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Smokey and the Bandit III picture

Continuity mistake: During the film, but mainly noticeable in the Buford/Bandit scene with the Sherrif crashing into ice, the wheels on Bandit's Trans Am change. Most of the time they are a solid black wheel, then they change into a gold wire-spoke alloys.

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Local Hero picture

Continuity mistake: Jenny Seagrove takes Peter Capaldi to see Grey seals only it's clearly stock footage of sealions, totally different animals not found in Scotland.

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Stroker Ace picture

Continuity mistake: Right before Stroker gets into his car to start the race at the beginning of the movie the grandstands behind him are empty, in the next shot as they are coming around to get the green flag they are full.

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Yellowbeard picture

Continuity mistake: Dan is restraining Yellowbeard by the wrist. The next shot Dan is holding Yellowbeard's wrist at a higher angle.

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