A Series of Unfortunate Events

Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: When the Baudelaires are on the rickety trolley with Justice Strauss, they pass the pebble that Violet drew an X on near the start of the episode. The shape and thickness of the X change each time the pebble is shown.


The Bad Beginning: Part One - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode when the Baudelaires are in bed, the camera goes outside and pans down the front of the house. Once it reaches the next set of windows below the Baudelaires' "bedroom", the camera wobbles slightly.


The Wide Window: Part Two - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The sticker of the smoked mackerel that Lemony Snicket places on the weather chart completely changes position between shots.


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Trivia: The series stars Neil Patrick Harris, with Cobie Smulders appearing in a recurring guest-role. The two had previously co-starred together in the long-running sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." In addition, Smulders and Will Arnet play a couple in this series, and coincidentally respectively voiced DC superheros Wonder Woman and Batman in the "Lego Movie" film series. Additionally, Nathan Fillion has a guest-spot in several season two episodes. Fillion co-starred with Harris in the web-series "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog."


Trivia: Most of the episodes are written by franchise creator Daniel Handler, whom wrote all 13 of the original novels under the pen-name "Lemony Snicket." Handler also appears in a cameo in Season One as a fish-merchant, who quotes the song novelty comedy song "Fish Heads." ("Fish heads! Fish heads! Rolly-polly fish heads!").


Trivia: Not a mistake, but a rather interesting coincidence: The series main composer is James Newton Howard, whom was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for his musical work in the film "The Village." Somewhat coincidentally, another nominee that year was Thomas Newman. And the film Newman was nominated for? The prior 2004 film adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events."


More trivia for A Series of Unfortunate Events

Violet Baudelaire: Why do you hate us so much?
Count Olaf: Because it's fun.

Count Olaf: In all honesty I prefer long-form television to the movies. It's so much more convenient to consume entertainment from the comfort of your own home.

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