Best TV continuity mistakes of 1984

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Bought and Paid For - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Crockett tries to stop a rapist in a white Lamborghini the Lamborghini's taillights switches design during the chase.

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Continuity mistake: Despite Henry's issue from "Coal" in Season 1 being resolved after the crash in "The Flying Kipper", also in Season 1, Henry needed special coal again from "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" until Season 16.

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Happy Anniversary - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Cliff says "a young trumpet player while sitting in the bandstand watching the dancers". But in all the later episodes, Russell plays the trombone, and he had been for a long time.

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Continuity mistake: Season 19, Episode 159. When Des Taviner flips and drives the area car wildly around an industrial estate and into a gas storage facility, you can see that during the sequence the Vauxhall Vectra he is driving starts off as a Y registration, then changes for several shots to a P registration, and then finally back to a Y registration when it blows up inside the building.

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V: Part 2 (2 Hrs) - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the old woman firebombs the Visitor craft, the scene changes from broad daylight to dusk, and then back to daylight again. The three Visitors standing in front of the 'Valley Cleaners' shop also disappear. (00:52:10)

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Sing a Song of Murder - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Emma was almost hit by a car she jumped up onto the edge of the wall and then back down onto the floor. When she landed she was facing the theatre door, but when Oliver came of the door and the shot changed, she was facing away from the wall. This happened in the transition from stunt person to Angela.

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Continuity mistake: "The Time of the Wolf": Robin slays his evil twin and leaves him on the grass near the standing stones. The body then changes positions without anyone touching it. When Robin leaves, its head is pointing to screen-right. But when Marion arrives, Evil Robin has done an about-face: his corpse is now pointing to the left. (01:21:00)

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The Return of Optimus Prime (1) - S3-E29

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode 'Dark Awakening', Optimus is seen without an eye and an arm, he also has other damaged points, but at the beginning of this episode, when Jessica and Gregory get to Optimus, he is in perfect condition with no damage.

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Airwolf (a.k.a. Shadow of the Hawke) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Stringfellow and Dominic first board Airwolf at the Libyan base, String gets in on Airwolf's right side, and pilots from there. When they land to rescue Gabrielle in the desert, he is in the left hand seat as the chopper lands and gets out of the left hand side.

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Give Me Your Princess - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Commander Keith pilots the blue lion for part of this episode since the princess is trying to learn to fly the black lion. When Keith is transported to the lion it is the black lion.

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Educating Tony - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: During the second review of the class's commercials, a pink paper airplane changes hands between Tony and Angela without being tossed or passed.

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Another Song for Christmas - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: After Honest Eddy swaps cars with the old couple, there is a shot with him in the car. There is no smoke coming out of the back. Change angles, and smoke is coming out again.

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Continuity mistake: "Hostages": During the raid, the bad guys' helicopter lifts off with the hostages aboard. In the next shot, it's still on the ground. Next shot after that, it's airborne again.

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