Best TV mistakes of 2005

The Perfect Week - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: Lily and Marshall mention that they've been using the same toothbrush ever since they've been together, but in the 14th episode of the 1st season, "Zip, zip, zip", Marshall and Lily are simultaneously brushing their teeth with a tooth brush each (before Ted and Victoria get home).

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Fire/Water - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Scofield has water poured in to his glass the water level isn't even a quarter full, however, when it cuts back the glass is half full.

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Hell House - S1-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Dean, Sam, Ed and Harry have just shot Mordechai, the cameraman's arm is visible on the right-hand side of the screen.

Prime Suspect - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Charlie Epps is writing a quadrillion on the whiteboard, the writing alternates between shots. Most noticably when he first writes it down, there is a significant downward tendency of the 000 groups. In the next shot, they are pretty much horizontal. Also the shapes of the commas alter.

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Survivor Man - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In "The Alliance" (1-4), Pam says that the next office birthday is Meredith's, but it isn't until the next month. Later, in "Survivor Man", it is said that Meredith's birthday is at the end of 'Birthday Month', when many employees have birthdays close together. It wouldn't be possible for Meredith's birthday to both be the next office birthday but also at the end of the following month, which is stated to have many other birthdays in it.

The Doctor Dances (2) - S1-E10

Factual error: Magnetic tape recorders weren't available outside of Germany during World War II. True the tape recorder could have been captured from the Germans, but, as it was "cutting edge" technology for 1941, it would hardly be likely to have ended up in a hospital office.

...About Last Night - S5-E4

Plot hole: In this episode, the Duboises make such a big deal about Ariel being old enough to finally learn to drive. However, two episodes previously ("Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead") Ariel drove herself to school and Joe complimented her on her prowess.

Avatar Day - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When the village leader switches the wheel of punishment to Community Service, it is on the space next to Boiled in Oil. However, all of the other shots of the wheel have another section in between these two.

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Damaged - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: At the start of this episode Rossi tells Garcia about the case he's obsessed with, "It's the 20th anniversary of this crime. Twenty years tomorrow, three children woke up and found their parents murdered." However, during S3xE11 "Birthright," while working on their current Wilkinson case, Rossi shows Caulfield (the sheriff of the original Wilkinson case from 1980) the victim's charm bracelet he carries, then tells him about the Indianapolis case he's never forgotten, and how every year since then he's called the victims' children. And later, after Caulfield tells Rossi it's been 27 years since his own unsolved case, he asks Rossi how long it's been for him and Rossi says, "21," then Caulfield cautions, "Don't let it get to 22."

Super Grover

Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response - S2-E27

Continuity mistake: When Chief Webber is sitting alone in the dark his watch says 6:30, seconds later Dr. Bailey comes in and tells him that Denny Duquette died at 7:42 that evening.

Cody Goes to Camp - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When London and Mr. Moseby crash through the wall with a car, there's a white betong-block on top of the car, but a few shots later, it's turned itself around a little bit more to the middle.

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Rome (2005)

Stealing From Saturn - S1-E4

Factual error: The verse Octavia recites is from Virgilius' poem "the Aeneid". That poem was written at least a quarter of a decade after the death of Caesar.

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Bones (2005)

Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: In the opening shot of the episode they show a plane landing at an airport, and it say Dulles International Airport on the screen. There is even a nice shot of the US Capitol building in the background, the problem is that Dulles Airport is about 25 miles from Washington, if the shot is real it was filmed at Reagan National Airport.

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Rub a Tub Tub - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Karen is about to process the sample from the bathroom the vial is in her right hand and the swab in her left. In the next shot the vial is in her left hand and the swab in her right.

Voices - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Melinda is driving to Kirk's house she is in a Jeep Cherokee, but when she arrives she is in a Jeep Liberty.

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Weeds (2005)

Free Goat - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Nancy is in Doug's office, the items on his desk change position in between shots.

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Be Afraid of the Dark (2) - S3-E12

Plot hole: When the Corrodium Beam is shut down, there is a brief scene of the sky clearing at Mount Rushmore. But on the cliff face all four heads are seen, whereas the head of Theodore Roosevelt got crumbled in "Secrets," and it's too far forward to have been carved into the mountain face, in place (and same position) of the old head, yet again.

Spring Break-Up - S3-E16

Character mistake: At one point in the show, Roger throws a bucket of water (in disguise as Scotch Bingeington) on Francine claiming "Wet T-Shirt Contest!" Francine looks disgusted when Roger states "Eh, give this one a four" to the guy judging the contest, then says to Francine "Don't feel bad, you've had three kids." Francine replies "I've had two." and Roger gasps and puts a consoling hand on Francine's shoulder. This is wrong because Francine has birthed three children. She gave birth to Greg and Terry's baby in Season 3 Episode 7 "Surro-Gate."

Show generally

Factual error: In the episode, "Professor Blackjack", Manny puts a stack of one hundred dollar bills on the card table for the professor to bet. The bills are the new ones issued a few years ago with the enlarged portrait of Benjamin Franklin. The scene is supposed to take place in 1961.

Show generally

Factual error: In episode 7, we see a toilet in the improvised jail. In fact, most "toilets" in Iraq are specially built holes in the floor.

Lola Likes Chase - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Chase comes to talk to Zoey at the end of the episode when they are getting ready to watch the show on TV. The camera is on Chase and we see someone coming down the stairs and the camera goes to Zoey then back to Chase the same person is again coming down the stairs.

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Mothers - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In one scene where Kris is talking to her mom, she grabs an apple, then takes a paper towel from the holder. Then, if you look behind her at the holder, it is empty. But in a wide shot, the paper towels are back again.

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When they first bring the girl to the house with the storm and lay her on the bead the there candles next to her. First the tallest one blows out then the middle one blow out then the shot changes and the middle candle blows out again.

Cost Dad the Election - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Earl says that costing his Dad the election is 4 on his list, however, on the list that they show during the title sequence of each episode, "Cost Dad the election" is 65.

Charlie Work - S10-E4

Continuity mistake: As Charlie enters the bar Dennis is writing a sign that says: "Carmine's A Place for Steaks." A shot later and the sign is unfinished, with the words, "Carmine's A Place..." The words "for Steaks" are not on the sign.

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Exotic Animal Keeper - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: While Mike is cleaning out the armadillo's hay, just before he finishes the second one you can see the amount of hay in the bin is a few inches from the top of the bin. The next shot goes to a close up of him removing more hay but the amount of hay now in the bin is a bit below the top.

Lummie

It Wasn't Me! - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Before Charlie says to Lola "You must double-triple promise you'll never play with it", he places the rocket beside a black box. Later in the episode, when Lola attempts to get the rocket down to play with it, the rocket is now on top of the black box.

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Everybody Hates Corleone - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: While trying getting kicked out of school, Chris tags "Chris was hear" on the wall. In the next shot he finishes the "r" again.

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Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: In episode number 9 of the first season, "Valerie Hangs With the Cool Kids", Valerie receives a call from Juna saying that she is required at the studio for filming. She rushes there, and when she opens the white door to enter the studio, there is a plastic sign on the door saying, "The Comeback". Seeing as Valerie's Comeback show is not solely filmed in the same studio as "Room & Bored", it has to be advertising the real show with Lisa Kudrow, and therefore shouldn't be in shot.

Unicorn Club/Go Gomez! Go! - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the cats are entering the race the height of the sign lowers when Waffle walks up.

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