Best TV continuity mistakes of 2003
Continuity mistake: Alan is sitting at the kitchen table talking to his son Jake about a math test on which Jake got a bad grade. At the beginning of the scene Alan holds the open test in his left hand. When the camera switches back to him a second later the test is now in his right hand. Finally at the end of the scene the test is back in his left hand but is now folded.
Continuity mistake: When Lindsay has just returned home and is placing the flowers she has bought into a vase, we see her remove the flowers from the shopping bag and place them on the kitchen worktop. A few shots later, the flowers have moved back into the bag and we see Lindsay remove them again.
Continuity mistake: In the Daffyd sketch, Daffyd has two nipple piercings. As those other gay men come through the door and he pushes them back, his right nipple ring has moved up his body - obviously a clip on. It stays there for a few moments, until the next shot where it's back on his nipple, with no time to put it back on.
Continuity mistake: In the last battle scene in the miniseries, above Ragnar, all the civilian ships Jump away and Commander Adama orders all the vipers to land inside Galactica's landing bay. At one point, Dualla reports that two vipers are still out in the fight - Starbuck and Apollo. When Starbuck pushes her viper and Apollo's towards the landing bay, there's a shot of one of the basestars firing a missile, which hits Galactica. In this scene, we can see (and hear) 3 vipers, one of which is firing at a Cylon raider in the distance. They couldn't be Starbuck or Apollo, since Starbuck's viper and Apollo's were joined together and the mystery vipers are not, nor are they any of the other pilots, since only Starbuck and Apollo's vipers were still out, as Dualla has stated.
Continuity mistake: During the film "Left foot, Long foot" when he's being interviewed for Inside Chappelle's Show Studio , you can see a bit of blood on the top right of his forehead after he gets up after slipping on the skateboard. In one of the following shots when he is looking around at the crowd applauding him you can see the blood is now down by his nose. The next shot it back up the top of his forehead and the following shot its even further down his nose than before.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Rube shakes hands with the animal protesters, he is not wearing the trash bag while shaking their hands. He is wearing the trash bag immediately before and after.
Continuity mistake: In the episode, "Year of the Tiger" when Danny is driving Mr. Zhao in his convertible at night, you can really see that the background is a bad fake and since even though Danny is driving with the top down, his hair and clothing does not get ruffled at all by the wind.
Continuity mistake: After Amanda calls Angelica to tell her that she can't make it to her party, she takes her RSVP card from the "Yes" box to the "No" box. The problem is, the check mark on the card magically changes from being by the yes to being by the no without anyone touching it.
Continuity mistake: When Fast Eddie jumps over the road block and comes crashing down you can see from the severity of the landing that the front left side of the vehicle is seriously damaged as is probably the rest of the front of the vehicle. However when the camera shows the shock on the Officers faces of what's taken place and then pans back as Fast Eddie drives away, his car shows no damage whatsoever.
Add timeTobin OReilly
Continuity mistake: The second time the day happens, the man stands up in the restaurant to profess his love to his girlfriend almost immediately after the waiter drops his tray. There is only about ten seconds between the two events, but the first time it all happened, there was a gap of nearly thirty seconds.
Continuity mistake: When Paris was on the phone to Janet in the Gas Station (the episode where they work at the gas station and meet "Chops" and co) it cuts to a shot of the fat boy standing next to the same phone and the receiver is put down. It then cuts back to Paris using the phone.
Add timeDan Moat
Continuity mistake: During the scene where "Fluffer girl" is talking to Matt explaining she has the clap, in one camera angle Matt is seen next to her slowly stroking her back with his hand in a caring and concerned matter. Not even a split second later or two words further in her sentence, a different camera angle now shows Matt with his hands out in front of him on his lap.
Continuity mistake: In the episode "Assinanny," Colonel Gathers says to Brock Samson, "You're not in the Marines anymore." But in the earlier episode, "Past Tense," after the credits, there is a flashback to college again and Brock says, "I'm off to join the Army"
Add timeSebastian Kaldwell
Continuity mistake: Episode 1-22, Kansas v. Tom's Parents. In the opening sequence where Tom and Susan is attending a party, watch the glasses and their contents. In some shots Tom is holding one glass in his left hand, in other shots he's holding it in his right. In another shot he's holding two glasses. The number of olives in the glasses also changes between shots.
Continuity mistake: Jamie and Adam are shooting at Police badges to see which one would potentially stop a bullet. When they get to the third badge, it is held up to the camera. It says 'Jamie Hyneman' on the badge. The badge is then shot, and shown again to the camera. This time the engraved writing on the badge has changed to 'Adam Savage'.
Add timeMr Manchester
Continuity mistake: When Mark and Matt go into the changing rooms, after the workout, Matt is getting ready to shower. While Matt is talking to Mark, Mark puts a jumper on, but when he reaches into his locker to get his bag out, he is no longer wearing his jumper, until he puts his bag on his back.
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