Best TV continuity mistakes of 1997

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer picture

Goodbye Iowa - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is talking to Riley, she puts the scarf on her head, on his hand. He talks to her and says "Maybe I am the bad guy," and in the next frame her scarf is back on her head again, then off again in the next frame. (00:24:20)

More Buffy The Vampire Slayer continuity mistakes
More South Park continuity mistakes
Midsomer Murders picture

Show generally

Continuity mistake: In the first episode of season 10, when Marissa is holding a dog while talking to Elaine, the way her arm lies around the dog's neck changes several times between shots.


More Midsomer Murders continuity mistakes
More Stargate SG-1 continuity mistakes
King of the Hill picture King of the Hill mistake picture

Bystand Me - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: While Hank, Peggy, and Bobby are asking for help picking up the papers with the dangerous ammonia and bleach recipe, a person in back of the group they are talking to that was originally wearing a dark red hat, red shirt, and blond hair switches to a pink, light blue shirt, and brown hair. A window also suddenly appears behind this individual, where there wasn't one before. (00:17:49 - 00:18:11)

More King of the Hill continuity mistakes
More I'm Alan Partridge continuity mistakes
Just Shoot Me! picture

Mr. Jealousy - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Finch are talking about Vikki barging into the office, Jack is not wearing a vest, but in the next shot he is, and when he stands up it is gone again.

More Just Shoot Me! continuity mistakes
More Recess continuity mistakes
Power Rangers Turbo picture

Beware the Third Wish - S1-E31

Continuity mistake: The Wicked Wisher throws giant exploding coins onto the field TJ is on, as TJ runs towards the WW. The giant coins remain on the field after they explode, yet when TJ reaches the top of the field, there is no sign of the coins, or their remains.

More Power Rangers Turbo continuity mistakes
More Brass Eye continuity mistakes
Smart Guy picture

Book Smart - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: The word "Puritans" is written differently on the chalkboard between shots, in the scene where T.J. is discussing Puritans with Mr. Delk.

More Smart Guy continuity mistakes
Dharma & Greg picture

The Ex-Files - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Dharma is visiting her uncle (a dentist) and she's in the dentist chair, she has a little spot of water on her bib, the shot moves, then it moves again and the spot isn't there anymore.

Matthew Gem Premium member

More Dharma & Greg continuity mistakes
The Practice picture

Blessed Are They (3) - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sheila Carlisle has hanged the dead head up on the wall of Eugene's office, they are all looking at it and the eyes are looking straight in to the room. Later in the episode, the eyes are looking more to the right.


More The Practice continuity mistakes
The Weird Al Show picture

Al Plays Hooky - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After the Squirmese chef sets up his additional ingredients, Corky answers the video phone. During Corky's conversation, Al's kitchen can be seen with no trace of the chef or his ingredients.

More The Weird Al Show continuity mistakes
More Ally McBeal continuity mistakes
More The Angry Beavers continuity mistakes
More Jonathan Creek continuity mistakes
Daria picture

Arts 'n' Crass - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, the girl in Jane's painting rests her head on her hands. In her reflection, her hands are turned outward on her chin even though she is sitting there with her hands turned inward.

More Daria continuity mistakes
Clamp School picture

Kessei! CLAMP gakuen tanteidan - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Nokoru Imonoyama is looking at the dossier about the brother-in-law of their client. The chart showing the sorry state of his business looks different from the close-up when Nokoru puts it down - for instance, it's bi-color grey and white, when it was simply with white background before. (00:13:15)

Sammo Premium member

More Clamp School continuity mistakes
Lexx picture Lexx mistake picture

I Worship His Shadow - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Kai orders his squadron to bring up their stingers on their bug ships, and in a side angle shows them curling up like a scorpion stinger. It then cuts to a close up of one stinger opening and it suddenly changes shape a little. In the side angle it looking more like a shark head with a visible hump on the bottom side, to being almost a perfect round football like shape in the close up. Also the space gas around the ship changes from green to white between shots. (00:02:35)

Quantom X Premium member

More Lexx continuity mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.