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16th Jul 2012

Vegas Vacation (1997)

Continuity mistake: In the Keno scene, after Ellen fills out the Keno card, she gets up and walks to a counter to turn in the card. While that is happening, Clark has a conversation with Mr. Ellis. During close-ups of Clark during the conversation, Ellen's shoulder and the shiny sequined dress she is wearing can be seen next to Clark. Ellen is there one moment, gone the next, back again and then Ellen is shown returning from the counter to her seat.

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Continuity mistake: When Snoopy approaches the pumpkin patch, crawling on all fours, the moon is white, medium-sized and partially up in the sky. When the shot changes to Linus and Sally, the moon is yellow, gigantic and touching the horizon. After Sally's disillusionment, the moon disappears from the sky. (00:21:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Snoopy arrives at the Halloween party, he slides down a set of curtains and then hides behind those curtains. In the same shot, Lucy approaches a tub of water atop which five apples are floating. When the shot changes, there are only four apples floating in the tub and Snoopy has now somehow gotten into the tub and is hiding under the water. The action is constant. How did Snoopy get from behind the curtain to under the water? (00:18:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Linus mails his letter to the Great Pumpkin, it can be seen that the mailbox has no writing on it. On close-ups, "U.S. MAIL" is written on the side of the box. (00:07:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy and Linus exit their house to mail Linus's letter, the outside surroundings are different again. There is now the trunk of a huge tree in the front yard, a house in the background and a public mailbox just steps from their front door. (00:07:10)

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Trivia: Just after Linus seals his letter to the Great Pumpkin in an envelope, he walks past Lucy who is sitting on the floor watching TV. In her hands, Lucy is holding an issue of TV Guide Magazine. On the cover? Lucy, sitting on the floor in the same position, wearing the same blue dress. (00:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: The fence which Linus tries to shove the pumpkin through at the start of the show, loses planks from one side to the next. On one side, the fence (to Linus's right) has nine planks. When the view changes to the opposite side, this same section of fence now has only seven planks. (00:01:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy and Linus return to their home with the huge pumpkin, the house's surroundings are changed from what was seen just moments earlier at the beginning of the show. A bush next to the steps has gotten smaller and there is now a walkway leading to the house. (At the beginning, there seems to be nothing more than grass outside the front of the house.) Also, a tree, a garage, a telephone pole, a second house and a garbage can which they walked past at the start of the show, are not there when Lucy and Linus return home. (Though their own house steps have changed when Lucy and Linus return, it may simply be that they are now in shadow as the sun has, by then, gone down in the sky significantly.). (00:01:30)

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Continuity mistake: After choosing their pumpkin in the patch, Lucy is seen walking through a fence via a missing plank. The view then switches to the other side of the fence. Linus attempts to shove the huge pumpkin through the fence, but it won't fit. We then hear Linus rolling the pumpkin to the far end of the fence after which Linus and the pumpkin come back into view. However, after initially trying to get the pumpkin through the fence, although we have a great view through the fence, we never see Linus or the pumpkin go past the missing plank. (00:01:10)

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Other mistake: At the very beginning, just after Lucy and Linus exit the house, walk down the house steps and make it to the grass, the house steps do a little "jump". (00:00:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the same scene at Lucy's Psychiatric Help stand in which the Doctor is both "in" and "real in", the word "Doctor" also moves around on the sign at one point. (00:04:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Linus gives his biblical recital on the true meaning of Christmas, there is a United States flag on stage at the top of the stairs (viewer's right). When the shot changes to a side view of Linus, the flag is not there. (00:20:45 - 00:21:30)

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Continuity mistake: This one goes by fast. At the beginning of the show, the skating children are seen all linked together in an extreme close-up. In a long-shot immediately after that, the last few children are shown just arriving to link up. (00:02:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Charlie Brown and Linus leave the auditorium to go and get a Christmas tree, they are shown exiting the same yellow building which they had exited from at the beginning of the show. Later, when Charlie Brown exits from the same auditorium, bringing the little tree with him, he exits from a red brick building. (00:16:15 - 00:22:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Snoopy first decorates his doghouse, there are trees and a wooden fence near the doghouse. Later, when the Peanuts gang remove the decorations from the doghouse, neither the trees nor the fence are there anymore. (00:07:15 - 00:24:10)

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Continuity mistake: The string of Christmas lights which the Peanuts gang remove from Snoopy's doghouse are flashing multi-colored lights. After they "re-do" the little tree, at first the string of lights is not on the tree. In following shots, the string of lights appear, but they are now steady-on yellow lights. (00:23:45)

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Revealing mistake: When Charlie Brown stops to watch Snoopy sitting atop the doghouse, eating dog bones, the pile of bones never goes down even though Snoopy takes from the pile three times. (00:03:25)

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