Factual error: When Dustin's toy collection "comes to life" (thanks to Eleven), one of the robots is the Transformer Ultra Magnus. Though it appears to be modified with a motorized engine that the actual toy didn't have, that's not the mistake, as there no reason Dustin couldn't have modified it. The error is that the season is set in July 1985, but Ultra Magnus wasn't released in the U.S. until 1986. (Yes, the toy was available as a Diaclone in Japan, but in a different color scheme. Dustin's has the coloring of the U.S. version, and even if he somehow ended up with the Diaclone version, it's highly unlikely he would have repainted a Japanese toy to resemble a Transformer he wouldn't know about the existence of yet, as the 'Transformers' animated movie wasn't released until August 1986).Vader47000
Continuity mistake: When Billy crashes his car, it stops and breaks down. He moves to the bonnet and a clear hissing from a damaged is audible. Then all the mess happens and the episode ends with the usual cliffhanger. When the second episode starts, Billy's car battery is still up, even with the headlight turned on, and the car starts at once with no problem whatsoever.
Visible crew/equipment: When Steve Harrington knocks out of the soldier, Dustin congratulations him. Over Dustin's left shoulder there's a black silhouette of a crew member hiding in plain sight. (00:36:50)
Visible crew/equipment: While Bruce chases after Nancy and Jonathan they hide in the OR, then Nancy picks up the red phone and shouts, and in the following closeup of the ceiling mounted domed light, the upside-down reflection of a crew member wearing shorts and sneakers can be seen quickly. A few minutes later, after Jonathan jabs scissors into Tom's throat, when Jonathan leans back out-of-breath there's another closeup of the surgical light, and we can see the upside-down reflection of the cameraman's arm and part of the camera as it moves closer, then it's visible again a few shots later. (00:43:10 - 00:46:40)Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: When Mike and his friends are discussing the Mind Flayer needing a new host, El asks how they'd be able to tell if someone is a host. Then it cuts to Hopper and Joyce pulling up in front of Town Hall, and before Hopper gets out of the car the boom mic is reflected on the squad car's window. (00:14:25)Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When Hopper is taking Todd's car at the gas station he hands Todd a Slim Jim he was eating, then they pan away from them to show Joyce Byers and Hop talking. When the scene widens Hop has the Slim Jim back in his hand and hands it to Todd again. (00:24:25)
Continuity mistake: At the very beginning the band the camera pans by is totally different from the one standing behind the mayor later on. For one there are no more clarinet players, a cymbal player suddenly appears right behind where the mayor stands and the drummers are 3 totally different boys, with the 3rd from the right missing his glasses suddenly and the second drummer being much shorter. (00:00:40 - 00:01:15)lionhead
Continuity mistake: Steve is talking to his coworker about striking out. Two girls come in and his coworker encourages him to talk to them. In the first angle his shirt is lower and you can see his chest hair. Cut to the other side as he flips around to talk to the girls, and his shirt has moved up. (00:24:15)manthabeat
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