Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Baudelaires and Aunt Josephine are looking in the photo album, Violet turns a page. You can see the photo Aunt Josephine does not want the orphans to see, but when Violet turns to the next page, the same photo is there.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Count Olaf starts walking from the balcony to the stairs, you can see his right hand when he is saying "lovely home" with no writing. Later when he looks at his hand to remember Violet's name, his hand has writing on it.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet and Klaus make the tent inside their bedroom in Count Olaf's house, they set up the light with the faces of their parents on it in front of it. Except when it shows the shadow of the object outside the tent, the edge of the picture frame isn't showing when it should.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet writes the letter B, when she is signing the marriage certificate, the side of the B goes down with a little loop. A few shots later, in a closeup of the signature, the B is different.

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaire children set the table for Count Olaf and his acting troupe you can see and hear them set seven places, but when you are shown the aerial view of the table there are only six place settings.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Poe is first taking the orphans to Count Olaf's house, the shot from the front seat shows the children in the back seat and Sunny is wiggling around with her right hand by her face. But when the angle changes she is calmer and is leaning her head on her left hand.

00:06:50

Continuity mistake: When the train is passing the car we get a shot from behind the car and we can see the car is wiggling. When it cuts the car has suddenly stopped to wiggle.

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Continuity mistake: When the orphans are making pasta for Olaf, Klaus takes off a window screen and calls it a strainer. As the camera changes shots the arrangement of water droplets change on the screen.

00:16:35

Continuity mistake: Before the play when Klaus pulls the "Inheritance Law and You" book out of the camel head prop he has his left arm all the way inside the camel head. When it cuts the Camel head is gone from his arm.

01:12:15

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Continuity mistake: When Violet opens the closet with the rat, she is holding a pile of plates. If you look at the upper plate you can see it has curvy edges. When it cuts from a view inside the closet you can see it is a different plate on top of the pile, because the edges on it are plain.

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Continuity mistake: When Olaf and his acting troupe are gathered and he sits down and says "Now who shall play the most handsome count in the world?", he has his hands folded resting them on his left armrest. When it cuts both hands rests on each armrest.

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaire tell Olaf that dinner is served you see two plates on the left side but then the camera angle changes to the Baudelaire's view and now there are three plates.

00:18:10

Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires jump over from the broken piece of the house over to the rest of the house, as they land, you can see to the right that there is a big hole in the wall where there should be a window with sprinkles. As they run out of the house, right before it falls in to the lake you can see the sprinkles are suddenly mended.

01:02:05

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Continuity mistake: After the death of Uncle Monty, Stephano says "I do feel somewhat responsible for this tragedy". At the same time you can see a policeman carrying a box passing Violet in the background. When it cuts he passes her again.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Poe and the Baudelaires arrive at Uncle Monty's he has his snake twirled around his arm as he reach out to shake Violet's hand. When it cuts the way the snake is twirled around his arm has changed.

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Continuity mistake: When Stephano first arrives it is fairly dark outside. But when Stephano runs back into the Reptile Room and says he really looked forward to the milking it is fairly light through the window.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Sunny biting on the table we can see her shoulder pads close over the edge on the table. When it cuts to we seeing her hanging on to the table with her teeth her shoulder pads are at least five centimeters below the edge of the table.

00:03:35

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Continuity mistake: When Hurricane Herman has started to destroy Aunt Josephine's house, the stove's gas pipe disconnects, then we see the rotary wall telephone partly fall from the wall. The handset falls completely off, but in a subsequent shot when the stove is ablaze, the handset is hanging sideways from the phone's cradle.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet is in the kitchen scrubbing the dishes, if you look right in front of her there is a small rack containing a red box. The end of the red box is over the edge of the rack. When it cuts to Klaus scrubbing, the red box is inside the rack.

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Continuity mistake: When the two ladies are done singing before the play the carpet on the stage is open wide. When it cuts to a close-up of Klaus looking around you can see in the background that the carpet is closed.

01:16:30

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Continuity mistake: When Violet and Klaus are setting the table, Violet puts her first plate on the table. When it cuts she puts it on the table again.

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Continuity mistake: When Count Olaf grabs Klaus' face, he holds his head with both hands. When it cuts, he's suddenly let go of Klaus' head with his right hand.

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Continuity mistake: When Count Olaf is welcoming the Baudelaires he reach out his hand for Violet and says "Enchante", and you can see his fingers are separated. When it cuts his fingers are clenched.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Olaf has asked who should play the most handsome count it cuts and we see the acting troupe from behind. We can see Luis Guzmán's character holding his glass still by his chest. When it cuts he is suddenly drinking from the glass. Also the people on the couch change positions between the shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Uncle Monty is telling about the Incredible Deadly Viper and he says "My assistant Gustav and I may be the only people who ever seen it", as he stops by the cage he has his hands up. When it cuts his arms are hanging down.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet is done setting the table she sits beside the table and starts brushing her skirt with her hands. When the shot changes she suddenly has her hands together.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet and Klaus are about to close the door in front of Stephano he rams a knife in to the door, and he even twist the knife a bit. This should at least make a mark. Later when Stephano asks if the kids can help him with his bags Violet turns around facing Uncle Monty. Now we can see the door and there is no mark where Stephano rammed the knife in to.

00:36:10 - 00:37:30

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Continuity mistake: After Violet has managed to hit the track shifter with the elf tied on the rope, they begin pulling the rope. It cuts to a shot where we can see the entire rope attached to the shifter with a knot tied in the middle of the rope. When the camera zooms in on the train, in the shot before Count Olaf begin to laugh, the rope is visible and stretched out but the knot is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires realise they are stuck in the car Violet jumps over the seat in to the front seat. Two shots later, outside in front of the car, we can see her coming over the seat again.

00:24:05

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when the camera zooms out of the picture of the burned house, we can see Lemony holding the picture with both hands. When it cuts he's holding it with one hand.

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Continuity mistake: When the train is passing by the car Violet and Klaus are looking at it and smiling. When it cuts to Sunny clapping Violet and Klaus are suddenly facing each other.

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Continuity mistake: When Klaus moves the planks from the window in Olaf's house he gets white spots of dirt on his shirt. When it cuts to him saying, "How could they do this to us" the spots are gone.

00:20:05

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Violet, Klaus, Sunny and Aunt Josephine are being attacked in the boat by the Lachrymose leeches, you can see Violet has her hair down. When Count Olaf pulls up to them in his boat, Violet has her hair tied back with her ribbon.

01:08:05

Continuity mistake: While the Baudelaire orphans are trapped in the car, Violet makes the elf head spring forward to catch the track switcher. When she makes her successful attempt, the rope wraps around the handle only once, and the rope does not have the momentum to swing around again. But in the shot as the handle is getting pulled, the rope is wrapped around twice, and moved over a little bit.

00:26:20

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Josephine hands over the photo album to Violet, it is open to a page with a colored picture. As Violet grabs the album, that picture is gone - it's suddenly open on a different page.

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Continuity mistake: After the Baudelaire's almost were killed by the train while stuck in Count Olaf's car, Mr. Poe moves them over to his car to take them away. Then Count Olaf wants to talk to them and leans against the open car window with his right arm only. When it cuts he has suddenly both arms placed on the car.

00:27:50

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Continuity mistake: Watch the window switches in Count Olaf's 1960 Imperial when the orphans are on the train tracks. When Violet is speaking to Mr Poe on the car phone, the driver's side door appears to have 6 switches in a row (not completely discernible). This means the vent windows on the front doors are power operated (adding 2 switches to the usual 4, with no power lock switch). However the front passenger's side door vent has a manual latch (not used with power vents) which Violet breaks to open the window, and only one switch instead of the two needed for the main glass and vent. And as the train is passing by them, there is a shot of Klaus and Violet in the front seat, and then a lower shot of Sunny clapping her hands. Between these two shots the one switch on the passenger door becomes a set of 2. Several Imperials must have been used for filming.

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Continuity mistake: When Olaf says that the children aren't to enter the tower we see Sunny holding her hand down. When it cuts she has her hand up by Violet's chest.

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires walk in to their burnt house while Lemony is narrating and says "But we all discovered that the blaze was started from a great distance", Klaus walks right behind Violet and Sunny. When it cuts Klaus has moved to the side of them.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet and Klaus throw the anchor onto the three cylinders they use to move it, the red and white piece of wood is in the back, but when it shows Violet grabbing the last cylinder to place in the front, the decoracted cylinder that was in the middle is now in the back.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet starts to read the letter from their parents, the camera cuts to a shot of the letter. The first paragraph ends with "look hard enough" and the second starts with "We hope to." When Violet reaches that point in the letter, another sentence is added in between the two.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Poe and the Baudelaires first meet Justice Strauss she says that she is Count Olaf's neighbour, it cuts to a view up Olaf's driveway. At the corner of the sidewalk on the left of the screen you can see a tree standing. You can also see that Poe's car is parked right across it. Two shots later when Poe and the Baudelaires walk up Olaf's porch, look between Poe and the Baudelaires. Both the tree and the car are gone.

00:08:10

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Continuity mistake: After Aunt Josephine tells how Ike died she starts crying and reaches her arms out at Violet. When it cuts she does the same again.

00:51:15

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Continuity mistake: When the marriage certificate bursts into flames, the red thing on the certificate in the lower right corner has long threads hanging from it. The length of the threads differ between shots.

01:24:25

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the mail is being pushed through the mail box we can see two letters with stamps visible, and the one to the right has a purple stamp. When it cuts three letters with stamps are visible and the one in the middle has a more darkened stamp which is not purple.

00:02:35

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Continuity mistake: After the stove disconnects, right before the phone handle is shown fall off, we can see the handle has already fallen off.

00:59:45

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Continuity mistake: When Violet and Klaus are rubbing the floor, as the door opens, you can see them both lift their heads to look. When it cuts they lift their heads again.

00:14:20

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Continuity mistake: After Uncle Morty, Klaus and Violet agrees that Stephano is an impostor and Stephano returns we see him lifting his arm with the hook on up. When it cuts we can see his arm is suddenly lowered.

00:40:50

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Continuity mistake: Right after Violet and Klaus break the beam which is supporting them during the storm, they begin to run forward in one shot. However, when the angle differs in the next shot, they begin to run forward again.

01:02:00

Continuity mistake: When the children are on Olaf's boat after Aunt Josephine has been eaten, Mr. Poe and the detective arrive. When Poe says he was wrong about Olaf, Sunny's hood is covering part of her face. When the camera goes to the orphans, you can't see her face at all because she is leaning in to Violet, and when the camera goes back to Olaf, her hood is completely off her face.

01:10:55

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Continuity mistake: When Violet tells Klaus to give her the fire extinguisher, it cuts to him saying "Why?" while holding his hand on Sunny's shoulder. When it cuts back to Violet, you can see in the background that his hand is resting down by her arm.

01:01:10

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Continuity mistake: When the letters hits the casket triggering the mechanism, which alarms that mail has arrived, we can see the silver ball begin to roll on the outer edge of the spiral. When it cuts the ball has suddenly went through the whole spiral and reached the hole in the middle in which it falls into.

00:02:40

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Continuity mistake: When Count Olaf spots Sunny and asks who she is, Violet says "Sunny is our sister" and you can see Olaf's hand on Violet's shoulder. When it cuts his hand is gone.

00:10:45

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Continuity mistake: When the children sail away from Curdled Cave with their aunt, the rudder of the boat is missing. The rudder is seen in the shot when they go in and the little baby is at the helm.

01:03:15 - 01:05:40

Continuity mistake: When the rest of the house breaks off and falls in to the lake, a small piece of wall remains left with the entrance where the Baudelaires are standing. The broken planks left in that piece differ in the close-up shot of the kids and the remaining entrance.

01:02:10

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Continuity mistake: As Uncle Monty comes and greets Stephano, Stephano says "Oops, you caught me being a mentor" while bowing down and lowering his arm. When it cuts from behind Stephano he is still standing and lowering his arm again without bowing.

00:36:25

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Continuity mistake: When Olaf arrives with his acting troupe while Violet and Klaus are scrubbing the floor, a small stool can be seen a few feet behind Violet. A couple of shots later the stool has moved right behind her.

00:14:30

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Continuity mistake: When Klaus sees that they are sitting on a separated piece of Aunt Josephine's house and he says "Violet, you better tie your hair up", the camera zooms out. If you look closely on the broken edge on the house you can see the edge is firm and smooth. But when it cuts from a view from below as they are looking down you can see the edge on the house is full of broken planks. These broken planks weren't there before.

01:00:30

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Continuity mistake: When Olaf suddenly stops his car when he is going to buy the Baudelaires some treats, it cuts to the back seat where Violet and Klaus bend forward as if it was a sudden hard stop. However Sunny is sitting completely still as if she isn't moved by the sudden stop at all.

00:22:35

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Continuity mistake: As Violet sees the anchor you can see a black broken piece of plank hanging to the right of it. When it cuts the plank is gone.

01:00:55

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Continuity mistake: When Violet pours the spaghetti out of the spittoon over the strainer, all of it goes out of the spittoon and nothing is left. When it cuts, a spaghetti strand hangs over the spittoon's edge.

00:16:55

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Continuity mistake: When Violet opens the closet and finds the rat inside you can see a cup beside the rat to the left. When it cuts from a view inside the closet you can see it is a different cup and its handle has changed position.

00:14:20

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires walks out of the burned house Mr. Poe is waiting for them and you can see some fire hoses behind his car. The position of the hoses changes in the distance shot.

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Continuity mistake: As Count Olaf with his acting troupe enters the house and one of them says "Ugly little people," there's a red can and a yellow box beside Violet and Klaus. Two shots later, the two items have suddenly moved closer to them.

00:14:45

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Continuity mistake: When the snake with the message "Impostor" written on it twirls around Uncle Monty's wrist, it's perfectly aligned on his wrist - its tail is by Monty's wrist and the head is pointing up his arm. When it cuts, the head is now by the wrist and the tail is pointing up the arm.

00:39:05

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Continuity mistake: The marriage certificate that Violet signs and the one that is burning in Count Olaf's hands are not the same. If you look at when Violet signed it she didn't leave a dot over the 'i' in Baudelaire. The one that is burning has that dot.

01:22:35 - 01:24:25

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires and Aunt Josephine are on their way from Curdled Cave, Klaus holds up the paper drawing of the Eye. He then folds it when Josephine says they all were investigating the fires. When it cuts, he folds the paper again.

01:06:05

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaire's come out of their burned house and Mr. Poe is awaiting, as Lemony Snicket says, "I tried to warn you", you can see two police men walk behind Poe's car. When it cuts to a wide shot the police men have walked several metres to the left in quite too short a time.

00:06:10

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Continuity mistake: When the door handle explodes, Violet and Klaus throw themselves to the floor. When lying on the floor their hands change between shots from being close to each other to far away from each other.

01:00:10

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Continuity mistake: When they enter Monty's reptile room the first time there is a lizard and two turtles walking on the floor. When it cuts the creatures have totally changed position.

00:30:05

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Continuity mistake: When we first get to see the anchor hanging there is a sack lying next to the closet. Later when they break the support post making the piece of the house they are standing on wiggle, the sack is gone. And it hasn't wiggled enough to send the sack over the edge.

01:00:55 - 01:02:05

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Continuity mistake: When Poe is about to leave after dropping the kids off at Olaf's, Olaf asks if he wants to stay for a glass of port while gesturing his arm down. When it cuts his arm is up by Poe's chest.

00:12:00

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when the Baudelaires walks into their house, we see in a wide shot that they walk up a step on the stairs. When it cuts we see them walk up the same step again.

01:27:00

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Continuity mistake: When Sunny picks up the Scrabble letter, you can see the remaining letters are stacked together. Later when the shot change to her smiling, you can see the letters are more scattered.

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Continuity mistake: In the last scene, when Klaus is in the tower and the light shines through all the mirrors, it is made quite clear he is standing right in the path of the light. Yet, when he walks up to the eye, he no longer is in the light's path.

01:21:20

Continuity mistake: When the crowd is approaching Count Olaf after the marriage certificate is burnt and Olaf says "Not to mention, setting a terrible example to the children", the character played by Cedric the Entertainer is walking among the crowd. When it cuts, Cedric suddenly cuffs Olaf. How did he get on stage that quickly?

01:24:55

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Continuity mistake: When Aunt Josephine gives the casket to Klaus and tells them to finish the shopping, one of the handles on the casket falls under the roots of the vegetables while the other handle rests on the roots. Two shots later both handles rest on the roots.

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Continuity mistake: When Count Olaf enters with his acting troupe, Klaus and Violet are rubbing the floor and Olaf says "Imagine my surprise." Violet places her left hand on her lap. When it cuts she place her hand on her lap again.

00:14:35

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Continuity mistake: When Count Olaf and the Baudelaires are driving home from court, Olaf says "Children, I've been contemplating our situation." while looking at the kids in the mirror. It cuts as he says "situation" but now he is suddenly looking straight forward at the road.

00:22:10

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Continuity mistake: When Violet is signing the 'B' in her last name on the marriage certificate, she connects the 'B' below the line. The shot switches. When it switches back as Violet's signing the 'd', the 'B' is connected above the line.

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Continuity mistake: When Violet launch the elf head at the train switching device, the elf head lands at least three feet away from the train tracks. When it cuts the elf head is lying right next to the tracks.

00:26:05

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Continuity mistake: When the train is passing right in front of the car the train signal to the right of the screen is on with a red light. When it cuts the light is suddenly off. It would never have been turned off until the last car of the train had passed.

00:27:00

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Continuity mistake: When Violet and Klaus are setting the table for dinner we can see a chair right next to the edge of the table (on the opposite side of the rehearsing room). But when Violet and Klaus are done setting the table and Violet places the cup of cutlery on the table, the chair has been moved and can't be seen. When it cuts the chair is back.

00:17:20

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Continuity mistake: When Violet is telling about that time when their parents had written a long letter that got lost in the mail, her ponytail hangs behind her right ear. When it cuts, it's over her ear.

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Continuity mistake: Right before Sunny bites Count Olaf after the Baudelaires have made dinner there is a shot where Klaus says "No" to Olaf. When it cuts, Olaf's hand has suddenly appeared out of nowhere beside Klaus' head.

00:18:40

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Continuity mistake: Before the play when the man with the arm prostheses takes care of coats he is handed over a coat on his right hook and a hat on his left hook. When it cuts the coat is on his left hook and the hat is gone.

01:12:00

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Continuity mistake: As Violet approach the closet where the anchor is hanging she has her right hand up by her waist. When it cuts, it's down.

01:01:05

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires arrives at the Curdled Cave and Aunt Josephine says "You deciphered the clues in my note" she is holding both hands over the edge of the rock on which she is lying. When it cuts only one of her hands are over the edge.

01:04:35

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Continuity mistake: As Violet and Klaus are looking over the edge of the broken house notice the broken planks. In the next shot the planks have changed. Some are shorter, some are longer. Definitely a different stage of scenery.

01:00:45

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Poe is bringing the kids back from Monty, it cuts to a close-up shot inside the car of his hands on each side of the steering wheel. In the next shot his left hand is suddenly on top of the steering wheel.

00:45:20

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Continuity mistake: When Aunt Josephine hands over the photo album to Violet she hands it over with one hand. When it cuts she is holding it with both hands.

00:48:45

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Continuity mistake: When Count Olaf is driving the kids back from the custody hearing and the shot cuts from Olaf to the kids when Violet says, "Pure evil," Sunny is leaning against Violet, looking as if she is about to fall asleep. When the shot cuts back to Olaf, Sunny is sitting straight up and alert in between her siblings.

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Continuity mistake: After Uncle Monty explains why they're going to Peru, he pulls back his jacket and puts his hands in his pockets, revealing the spyglass. In the next shot, his hands are behind his back, not in his pockets.

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Continuity mistake: When Klaus throws the stick for Sunny to catch with her teeth he is holding a book with his left hand. His grip on the book change between the shots.

00:13:50

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Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires arrive at Uncle Monty's and Monty says "We have to pack all the equipment" he has a snake whose head is over his shoulder. As Monty close the door it cuts and the snake's head is suddenly hanging down by his waist.

00:29:50

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Continuity mistake: When Count Olaf leaves the car on the train tracks and heads for the shop while locking the car doors with his remote, you can see that the mannequin's stop sign in its hand is pointing to the left. But when it cuts to Olaf hitting the sign it is pointing towards the camera.

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Count Olaf: I must say, you're a gloomy looking bunch. Why are you so glum?
Klaus Baudelaire: Our parents just died.
Count Olaf: [nonchalantly.] Ah, yes. How very dreadful. Wait, let me do that one more time. Give me the line again while it's fresh in my mind.
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In the scene where the Baudelaires and Aunt Josephine are looking in the photo album, Violet turns a page. You can see the photo Aunt Josephine does not want the orphans to see, but when Violet turns to the next page, the same photo is there.

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Trivia

If you look at the poster advertising the play "The Marvelous Marriage," you'll see it was written by Al Funcoot. "Al Funcoot" is an anagram of Count Olaf. This is a common theme in the Lemony Snicket Books.

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