Best TV continuity mistakes of 1988

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In George's memorial service, the extras are totally different in the shots from George's point of view to the shots from the back of the room. Look for the woman with brunette hair and orange overalls - she's there in the forward shots but missing in the reverses. The chairs, tables, props, costumes and character placements are all completely discontinuous. (00:12:15)

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Continuity mistake: Part 2: When Beck is visiting, Aaron Jastrow's wine glass refills itself several times between takes, even though he hasn't poured any more wine. (00:42:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Miss White is writing Mrs. Heimer on the chalk board, the camera shows Kevin/the class, when the camera comes back to her, she has a different sweater, hairstyle, and her name is written in a different spot. I'm not sure if this is some kind of flash to when everyone comes back to school after summer, or an error.

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Mines a Double - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before his twin brother appears at the window, Aulus Paulinus puts the statue he was looking at on his desk. While he is talking to his brother, the statue is gone. Then afterwards it suddenly returns to where it was.

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Episode #6.7 - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: During the car chase scene, the car passes a petrol station and heads straight towards a bus. Then the next shot shows the car on a clear piece of road where the bus and petrol station have disappeared, but in the next shot the car swerves into the petrol station seen before. The car was going straight, without turning onto any side roads.

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Continuity mistake: "The Feverman": Before putting the chain around his neck, the doctor removes both his detachable collar and his black string tie. A few shots later, not only is the collar back, but he's now wearing a red ascot-style tie. Both collar and tie vanish again one shot later. (00:17:05)

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The Killer - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jim picks up the box with the mission briefing, his hand in the close-up of the fisherman's case is at the bottom of the box, but it's on the opposite side when we see Peter Graves retrieve it. (00:07:00)

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