Character mistake: While bedridden after his vasectomy, Howard asks Bernadette to grill up a couple steaks instead of picking up Chinese for dinner. She gives him a disapproving look and he says "Kung Pao Chicken, please." A major ingredient of Kung Pao Chicken is peanuts. A major allergy for Howard is peanuts. (00:09:04)
19th May 2020
15th Nov 2019
Continuity mistake: In episode 16 of season 1, Penny is talking about making a cake for Leonard's birthday and states she knows his birthday because she was checking a horoscope for him. But in this episode she does not know when his birthday is, which leads to Leonard revealing he was secretly reading Penny's diary. (00:40:00)
26th Jan 2016
Character mistake: As they drive to Todd Zarnecki's to confront him, Sheldon says, "I almost feel sorry for the poor fool, sitting in his split-level suburban ranch..." Architecturally, split-level (technically three levels joined by half flights of stairs) and ranch (single level) are separate and distinct designs. There is no "fusion" of the two. I can't help but think Sheldon would have corrected anyone who said the same thing.
9th Jun 2011
3rd May 2017
Factual error: The main apartment in the show is located in Pasadena, Calif. When looking out the window in the background, mountains are shown in the distance and far away. In reality, Pasadena lies right underneath the long mountain range so the mountains would be up close, not far away.
21st Sep 2018
Continuity mistake: In the Christmas Episode (s1e8), we are told Fran's watch meant a lot to her because her grandmother gave it to her on her deathbed. In this episode Fran has two living grandmothers.
8th Jul 2006
Other mistake: In the final scene where the police chief is barreling through the hospital on his bed, he goes along a straight path, yet when the two inspectors and the assistant come down the stairs they come out the side of the corridor. If the police chief followed a straight path, how did they come out of the side of the corridor, and how did the bed turn around a 90 degree corner at that speed?
14th Jun 2006
19th Jan 2022
21st Sep 2007
Factual error: The colonists' planet has twin suns and, we're told, no night. We see the suns, side-by-side in the sky. But twin suns would not create perpetual day. Night/day is caused by the rotation of the planet on its axis, regardless the number of suns. In a binary star system, the two stars orbit each other around a central point in space. The planets would orbit around that central point too. In order for there to be no night, the planet would have to pass between the two stars, a process it would not survive. The gravitational forces of two opposing suns would tear the planet apart. (00:18:35)
6th Mar 2009
Factual error: The premise for this episode has a major flaw: the only things that could shift the Earth's orbit significantly are a near passage of or a collision with an astronomical body of sufficient size to alter the course of a body weighing 6.6 sextillion tons - the mass of the Earth. Either event would cause sufficient disturbances that cities would probably not be left standing, nor would there be anyone left to stay in or flee from them. While the events of the episode are mostly a dream, the revelation is that the earth is actually moving away from the sun, not towards it, so the mistake applies regardless.
10th Jun 2014
Plot hole: If Walter was indeed immortal from his deal with the devil then there was no reason for him to use the Escape Clause when he was sent to jail. Since he can't be killed by any means and nobody can harm him there would have been nothing to stop him from escaping the prison the moment his cell was opened.
3rd Apr 2017
Other mistake: When Ferris first arrives in the town the the church bell chimes seven times indicating it's 7 o'clock. Later the bells chime again but this time only four times indicating 4 o'clock. Surely he didn't walk around the empty town for 9 hours.
28th Sep 2016
Character mistake: When all of the ladies are sharing Sophia's bed because there's been a cold snap and she has an electric blanket, Blanche mentions that her bed has never been so cold on a Saturday night. A few minutes later, Dorothy - upset that the other ladies are keeping her awake - states that she has to get up for work "very early in the morning." Dorothy is a substitute teacher, and would not have to be up for work early on a Sunday morning.
17th Feb 2004
17th Aug 2007
Deliberate mistake: When Amelia and Viktor are talking for the first time and she asks him out for dinner, look at the people behind Viktor. One of those men is actually Stanley Tucci wearing a tropical suit, when Stanley Tucci is the actor playing the bald bad guy who manages the airport.
20th Apr 2017
Deliberate mistake: Towards the end, Roy's sunglasses keep changing, in almost every shot. It's so blatant that it must be deliberate, but there's no reference made to what might be the reasoning behind it.
22nd Aug 2004
Corrected entry: In the Shrieking Shack, just after Scabbers becomes Pettigrew, when Sirius and Lupin pull him out of the hole, as the camera faces Pettigrew's back while they hold him, the blue tape on his 'missing' finger is visible for 2 frames. (It is necessary to go frame-by-frame.) (01:31:30)
2nd Nov 2015
Other mistake: In this episode, the Spellmens and Salem are sitting at the breakfast table. You can see Sabrina has a stack of pancakes in front of her. But in the episode Pancake Madness, they are forbidden in the Spellman home because of the effects that come from them.
2nd Apr 2019
Corrected entry: In this episode we learn that to earn points Eleanor needs to have the correct motivation, and doing good things so that she can get into the good place is having corrupt motivations. However when we meet Doug in a later episode he's shown to be a "model human" yet everything he does is so that he doesn't go to the bad place. This doesn't make sense, as his motivations should be corrupt by knowing about the good place at all.
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