Best TV continuity mistakes of 2012

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Showdown: Part 2 - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: After their victory, the Turtles are celebrating and partying. Just before the episode ends, Leonardo is dancing on a white mat and doing the moon walk. It cuts to a higher angle and suddenly the white mat vanishes.

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Brave New World - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, John Ross decides to drink some of the whiskey from the bottle that his father, J.R. Ewing, left for him. The bottle of whiskey is about half full, filled to just about the bottom of J.R. Ewing's signature on the bottle. As John Ross reaches for the bottle, it is now suddenly only about 1/6 full compared to the half full it was from the previous shot. The level continues to move up and down. (00:41:45)

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On the Line - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Holmes and Watson are arguing in the kitchen, Watson puts her mug and phone on the counter. A few times during the scene, the mug switches which side of the phone it's on. The first time it's plausible Watson moves it when off camera, but subsequent to that, we can see enough of Watson to tell she doesn't make enough movements to change the position of the mug.

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In the Pines - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Longmire is taping prisoner photos to the wall. When looking at the last photo, the tape is in the middle of the paper. When he puts it on the wall, the tape is on the right side of the paper. When the photo is in the background, the tape is on the left side. (00:59:55)

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Endgame - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Lin lifts the rocks around the house in the final scene, there are eleven of them. But in the last shot, there are only eight rocks.

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Trust But Verify - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Oliver shoots Ted with an arrow, Ted falls down on the ground. The position of the arrow keeps changing from being perfectly in the center of the chest, to a few inches off-center, depending on the angle.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After lying about his wife to Lauren, Ryan shouts after her as she gets in her car. From the back he has a pen and paper in his right hand, but in the front shot the paper has vanished.

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Batmobiles Racing - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Right as the race starts, both cars peel out, making smoke from the tires boil up and both cars begin moving, leaving skid marks on the road. But the camera changes to a different angle as they are passing flag girl, Marisha, and suddenly the smoke and tire marks are gone. (00:08:00)

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Weirdmageddon: Part 1 - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: Two guys are throwing a frisbee and it lands on the ground. In the next shot, the frisbee is gone.

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Cocaine Blues - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Early on, Miss Fisher and Doctor McMillan are strolling among the dockers in the background. But Miss Fisher hasn't disembarked the ship yet, that happens in the following scene. (00:01:45)

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A Nuisance Call - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Shay is in the restroom at the firehouse after she returns from the horrible incident on their emergency call. She notices blood and human remains on her belt which she frantically rips off to clean the belt and her hands. In the next cut, while still at the sink washing her hands, the belt is back on.

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Who's the Horse and Who's the Rider? - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Stevie is confronted by Danny on the beach, he's wearing a gold chain with a star of David. Different angles through the scene show him not wearing it. The different takes alternate between chain and no chain.

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I'm Sorry for You, My Friend - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Rayna is facetiming with her daughters, the phone/screen goes between horizontal and vertical several times. (03:04:00 - 03:40:00)

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By Any Means: Part 4 - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When Buzz and Provenza race out of the squad room to follow Rusty in the frantic search for Stroh, Buzz is in shirt sleeves with no tie. However when they arrive at their destination Buzz is wearing a coat and tie.

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Wreck-It Ralph vs Angry Birds - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Carl is first being attacked by the killer turkey, as it charges him Carl's head is either tilted up looking down at the turkey or looking straight at the camera he is holding on himself every time it cuts between the two different cameras. (00:14:25)

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5/1 - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: The stock footage of the airplane that Don, Sloan and Elliot are on is of a Boeing 747, a very large widebody plane. However, the internal shots of the plane suggest that it is actually a much smaller narrow body plane. (00:13:55)

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Buck Off - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, four contestants are called down: Jesse, Clint, Tatu Baby, and Steve. While the judges are explaining that three of them did not impress, a shot shows Sarah Miller standing to Clint's right, but she wasn't supposed to be there. In the next shot, Jesse is standing to Clint's right. (00:38:20)

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Old Wounds - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Steve brings Denzel a McRib sandwich and says don't ask how I got it. He shows Denzel his "purple" hand. When Steve takes the sandwich back, the purple color completely vanishes without him wiping it off.

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Attack of the Beetle - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: Before and after the Beetle's battle armor is fried by May Parker activating the jet engine, the appearance and arrangement of the building in the background changes between shots.

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