Best TV continuity mistakes of 2005

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Ogygia - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: On the tombstone in the previous episode, Michael's date of death is 11.4.2005. But in this episode, when Linc goes to the graveyard to visit Michael's grave, his date of death is 11.4.2010. It is also a different grave from the original, as the original was in South America beside the beach, and here we are led to believe it is in New York. (00:50:50)

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Suggested correction: Many people buy another toothbrush to take on trips and since they were supposed to be going away, they probably decided to use them at home, as if this was their trip.

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Last Day in Florida - S8-E18

Continuity mistake: Toby competes with Darryl to sell Girl Scout cookies. Toby says it's his daughter's first year selling them. However, earlier in the series, Toby agrees to sign Dwight's apology letter from corporate if he buys cookies from his daughter.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: As the camera zooms out when Rose is captured and Cassandra is about to "go" into Rose, the psychograft disappears, but in the next shot of Rose it appears again. (00:11:45)

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All Hell Breaks Loose (1) - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: Before the Roadhouse fire, Ash and Dean are talking on the phone. Ash looks at his watch, on his left hand, it says 8:10, and has a black dial/face. As Dean and Bobby go through the rubble, Dean identifies Ash by his watch. Still on his left hand, it is now upside down, evident by the crown of the watch (used to move the hands of the watch) which previously facing his hand, is now facing his elbow. Also, the dial/face of the watch is now silver instead of black. This is a different watch, and was inadvertently put on the burnt arm upside down.

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Vision: Impossible - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: Steve receives a Rowflux and five containers of protein powder. He takes one of the containers leaving only four still on the floor. In a subsequent scene, Steve is still holding the container but now five containers can be seen behind him, giving him six containers altogether.

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The Radio - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Chase gives Zoey a radio in this episode, but in 1-3 Webcam, when Zoey, Quinn and Nicole are in Zoey's room trying to figure out who is telling the girls' secrets to people, you can see that radio above Zoey's head.

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The Boy with the Answer - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: It is the evidentiary hearing, all characters are put on the witness stand so you get to see what all of them are wearing. The trial starts the next day and lasts at least three days, but when they are in court at the end of the trial for the reading of the verdict for the gravedigger they all have the exact same outfits on as the day of the evidentiary hearing.

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Suggested correction: How is it a mistake? By the submissions own words it's at least 4 days later. So why couldn't they end up wearing the same?

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One person, sure, but everyone wearing the exact same outfits 4 days later? That's way more likely to be a mistake than a big coincidence.

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, episode 10 "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10, Part 2": When the Forever King makes his announcement "Nothing will stop this little home-coming", he stands outside the Mount Rushmore base on bare soil. But in the scene where Max reviews the recording of this speech, all of a sudden we find the Forever King standing on a neatly tiled floor.

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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.

Ronnie Bischof

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Unfinished Business - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene (after the credits), Elle's hair is in bangs. In the scene where they discuss the killer using zip ties instead of ropes her bangs have suddenly grown in. (00:05:05 - 00:15:45)

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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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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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Excessive Forces - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: After Jim and Aiden surprised Melinda with the new SUV Melinda drives off in the red vehicle, but when Aiden and Jim do their fist bump it cuts to a closeup of Jim, and the red SUV is still parked beside Jim.

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Continuity mistake: Bridget doesn't seem to be aging as she should. In the first season Joe and Allison talk about their '6 year old' and she doesn't have any friends, Ariel is 9 and Marie is a baby. Rolling on to season 4 - Ariel is 14/15, Bridget is 9 (the episode when she's talking to the credit card guy Mr Reshmi - Joe tells him off for speaking for 10 minutes to a 9 year old). So, my point is - it appears five years have passed - Ariel has gone from 9 to 14/15 and Bridget is 9 - that's only 3 years. Marie was approximately a year old or so in the first season and appears to be 3 or 4 in season 4. It would make sense if Bridget were only 4 in the first season and five years later would be 9 but she's mentioned as being a six year old when the teacher tells Joe and Allison that she doesn't have any friends at school And Then meets Bobby Le Shell. Please correct me if I'm wrong as I'd love to hear an explanation for this.

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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.

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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.

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