Best TV continuity mistakes of 2001

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My Mirror Image (2) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: Season 6 - Episode 1 - My Mirror Image: Dr. Cox's hair colour and length change back and forth significantly during the episode.

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Continuity mistake: In the movie "Channel Chasers," when Timmy and Vicky go into Maho Mushi, Timmy gets a piece of his hat sliced off and Vicky gets the tip of her ponytail sliced off. But in the next shot, they're both back to normal.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The Porsche that strikes Clark has no sign of impact when it goes over the side of the bridge. (00:18:10)

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Reba (2001)

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: The establishing shots of the houses in the series show houses that nowhere match with the interiors and how they are set up. In addition the exterior sets are nowhere the same as how the establishing shots show what the outsides look like.

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24 (2001)

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6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: The 6:00PM-7:00PM episode ends when it is still light outside. The 7:00PM-8:00PM Episode begins when it is completely dark (no sunset/dusk/twilight) The show is supposed to be in "real-time" but as the sun goes down it gradually gets darker, it does not just become dark from one second to the next. Also, the California presidential primary takes place in June. It is not even close to dark at 7pm in June.

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Alias (2001)

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Continuity mistake: Emily Sloane's left ring finger was shipped to Arvin Sloane in one episode in Season 2, when they are reunited in the Philippines, the left ring finger is bandaged and missing. Later, in the episode when she is shot, when she tells Arvin the CIA is listening, the left ring finger is there.

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Night of the Day of the Dead - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: At the Halloween party, after Lizzie notices the bride and groom dolls disappear from the table, the items around the space where they disappeared completely change between shots. (01:20:00)

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The Catwalk - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: T'Pol says she has never been camping, but she went in "Strange New World."

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Downsize - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Gareth hits Tim on the head with his newspaper the following shot shows that the briefcase and newspaper have swapped hands. (00:04:25)

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Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the bootcamp scene where Captain Sobel is yelling at Private Christenson for drinking from his canteen, you see a machine gun resting on Christenson's right shoulder. When the camera angle changes to behind Christenson, the machine gun has suddenly moved onto his other shoulder. This happens quite a few times in this particular scene.

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Attila (2001)

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Continuity mistake: When Aetius is about to leave Rome, he tells Valentinian he's going to Ravenna to take command of the 3rd Legion. The banners of this legion, however, have "LEG XX" on them, which means this is actually the 20th Legion.

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Self-made - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: Near the end, the detectives give Hawkins the murdered woman's manuscript to read and compare. The stack of papers they give him is easily 300-400 pages thick and held together with a large binder clip. Moments later, in a fit of anger, Hawkins throws the manuscript in the air and papers fly everywhere. The problem is that he throws no more than 50 pages in the air.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Nate is comforting his mother in the side room, a bracelet on his right wrist disappears and reappears multiple times.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: When Emma gets into Jay's car for the first time, she has random braids in her hair. When she gets home and is talking to her parents, she has no braids. When she goes to the ravine, she has braids again.

Show generally

Continuity mistake: In the episode called "Mek Pek", when Casper and Niels are standing in front of the couch at Jump-Start, Casper is having his right hand in his back pocket, then the angle change, and suddenly his hand is in his right pocket.

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Dirty Pool - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Tess is stuck in the mud with her car and Alex is helping her to get out, during their "fight" the mud on Tess' blouse changes a lot.

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Fiend is Like Friend Without the 'R' - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Mandy hits a baseball with one of Grim's bones, yet when we see Grim, there are none of his bones missing from his body.

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Paradise Lost (2) - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Flash plays tag with Faust ("Now you see me, now you don't"), there is a brief shot in which he rushes at Faust - but not inside Hyppolita's palace, but in some high-tech laboratory. Obviously a shot from some earlier series, since the coloring and style are different from the Justice League's.

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[email protected] - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Matt and Sarah are in the kitchen (when Matt tells her about Jared) the spoon that's sticking out of the ice cream keeps moving around between shots.

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He Said, She Said - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Bug speaks with the beautiful widow the second time, about performing a noninvasive autopsy on her husband, her long hair continually changes position in the shots that face her.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: In the episode when Penny went to work with her mom and the Magician comes in with the tiger that is acting strangely. The tiger is sitting on the floor and has just eaten its food. Penny is standing there next to the tiger, the camera goes to her mom for about two seconds, then it goes back on her and the food has returned in the bowl again. Then it's empty again.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: Between the pilot episode and "The Terror" (which was never shown on TV), the costumes of Batmanuel and Captain Liberty change substantially even though there is no more than an hour between the events of the episodes.

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XXXVII (The Birth of Evil Pt. 1) - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Jack's father the emperor is a young man when he defeats Aku. At the conclusion of the movie, he greets his pregnant young wife. At the start of "The Beginning" movie, Jack is a very young boy, both his parents are well past middle age-and Jack has no sisters or brothers to explain the gap.

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Season 2 Episode 2 - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Brian is having a go at the person about the inflatable, that person then sits on the "love length" and says it's optional, the camera cuts to Brian and co then it cuts back to the person and for some strange reason he has some paper eyes (for Sammy Snake)in his hands. They couldn't have been in his pockets because the paper eyes weren't creased.

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Like Water for Octane - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The back passenger tire blows and they come to a stop, You can see the tire is still inflated. But when they show a close up of the tire its burst at the tread. (00:21:20)

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Crime of the New Century - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene at the start of the episode, Jesse knocks one of the GS agents into the water - in subsequent shots he has disappeared.

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All Apologies - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: During the scene with the family in the living room and Claudia and Lily are sitting on the covered couch, the sheet falls off the top of the couch. In subsequent shots the sheet falls off and goes back on the top through the whole scene.

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Episode 7 - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Jane goes into hospital, Michael hears on the phone that she is in Holles St. Hospital yet drives to and walks into Temple Street hospital to pick her up.

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Spider's Little Daddy/Tricycle of Terror - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Mandy's working on her report. The page she's on says "CORN by Mandy." A moment later, she writes the same title on another page.

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Disfigured Debbie - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: While Mr Klimer is forcing Debbie into the car, he for some reason seems to have a Charlie Chaplin-esque moustache which he doesn't have in any other point in the episode.

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