Best TV continuity mistakes of 2008

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To Thine Own Self - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Jax and his crew meet up with a Hispanic gang to sell them guns and are outnumbered, they run in the station wagon. The run the station wagon through a gate and roll it, destroying the front end, but magically the station wagon's front end appears with little damage afterwards. (00:27:15)

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Cold Ground - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Sookie is eating Adele's pie, the amount of pie on the fork keeps changing between shots. (00:41:25)

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Revival - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the two factions of Hondo's pirates are fighting each other, the ones who sided with Maul and Savage are using blasters that fire red bolts, while the ones that stuck with Hondo shoot blue bolts. When Hondo persuades the traitors to work for him again and they attack the two Sith, all of the pirates' blasters are now firing blue bolts. This is Star Wars, not G.I. Joe, and weapons don't just change colour like that.

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Thorpe Park - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Simon's car loses its door it hits the post on the inside, but the damage shows it's been hit on the outside. (00:13:20)

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Suggested correction: The damage shown is from when the door falls to the floor.

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Samson & Delilah - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: All shots of the Jeep Cherokee prior to it crashing (and during the process of flipping over) show that it wears factory-optional silver steel wheels of a 'star' style. But as the wreck settles upside-down, it's wearing plain steel wheels (like those found under full wheel covers or on a spare tire).

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The Box - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Walter tells Peter that the Cocabeans he bought can't be eaten, he takes the roasting pan off the bunsen burner. In the next shot, the pan is still on the burner. (00:06:55)

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Box Cutter - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start, there are 2 foam pieces on the floor when Gale opens the box. When he goes to pick them up there are 3. (00:00:30)

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Continuity mistake: In episode one, Alex Drake logs on to the computer in Gene Hunt's office. A shot shows the date: 17-07-1981. However, on a wall calendar Alex creates at her flat, the date of July 20th 1981 is circled, with the word "ARRIVED" written in large letters. That implies she arrived in 1981 on July 20th and not the 17th. So, which is the correct date, and what happened to the 18th and 19th July 1981?

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Li'l Orphan Happy/Body Rockers - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In "Li'l Orphan Happy" when Ben makes his mom the tuna salad, it has lettuce around it, but in the close-up the lettuce disappears. When it gets zoomed-out on, the lettuce is back.

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Broke 'N' Yo-Yo - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In "Broke 'N' YoYo", when Cody has just sat down to talk to Zack after collecting loads of towels, in the first shot the towels are on the chair in front of him. In the next shot, when Cody leaves to practice, the towels have vanished. And in the next shot, when Bailey and Zack are talking, the towels are back again.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end, Amsterdam is sitting in a restaurant/bar smoking a hookah. When the shot cuts to a different angle, the hookah has vanished altogether and he's holding a glass of wine instead.

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Act II - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: During "Brand New Day", at one point, Dr. Horrible stabs a picture of Captain Hammer attached to a dartboard with a handful of darts, all right in the center of the picture. A few shots later as Dr. Horrible sits, suddenly the darts are far-more spread out. (It's in the background and can be hard to see, but it's noticeable.)

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Red-Handed - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Lisbon gives Patrick the $100 he is seen walking to the table handling chips. But when he sits down, only then does he convert the notes to chips.

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Triumvirate of Terror! - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Right at the beginning, the camera closes in on a baseball field. It shows several people standing and walking out in the field and just two standing up by home plate. The view changes to behind home plate and suddenly there are several superheroes sitting and stretching there, and the rest of the field is empty. Then after a shot of Jimmy Olson in the commentator stand, it shows a high view of the field again and the people have all changed again. (00:00:10)

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Iron Forged in Fire: Part One - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After the plane explosion, a scene six months later is shown with Tony lying in bed with his chest piece now in that keeps him alive. The first shot shows it with some wire or designs of some sort protruding around it along his chest. Some of the ends overlap with the border of the central round piece. It then cuts to a closer view of the device as Tony’s alarm sounds, and suddenly the pieces do not overlap the circle at all, and some of them slightly change shape and position. (00:06:35)

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Gary Breaks Up His Ex-Wife and Girlfriend - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Gary asks Vanessa if she really has a cheerleader uniform, the bag which was on her right shoulder suddenly appears on her left one.

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The Poisoned Chalice - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During the Treaty signing Merlin's cape collar goes up and down depending on the type of shot it is - close up the collar is up, distance the collar is down.

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The Lost Heir Job - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: In the final scene the camera switches between shots from the front and from the back repeatedly. Parker's arms are folded when shot from the back, and by her sides from the front (and vice versa).

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ReTRUEnion - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Ryan is telling his part of what Amanda might have looked like in high school, as he put his shades to his head, his hair goes back with the glasses. When the camera cuts his hair is visibly in front of his head.

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Continuity mistake: Season: 1, episode: 16 "Bloodline". As two soldiers of Darken Rahl approach the plains of Morrow, they break a magical shield which catches them on fire. Two frightened soldiers run away, and the commander shoots one. Keep an eye on the commander - he is still pointing the crossbow even after the soldier dies. The next shot, however, has his crossbow loaded with another arrow, daring anyone else to run away.

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