Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Buffy The Vampire Slayer mistake picture

The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After Buffy finds Morgan's brain, Willow pulls up Morgan's school file on one of the library computers without even touching the keyboard. One moment the monitor is on the desktop, the next it's showing Morgan's file.

THGhost
7

Goodbye Iowa - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is talking to Riley, she puts the scarf on her head, on his hand. He talks to her and says "Maybe I am the bad guy," and in the next frame her scarf is back on her head again, then off again in the next frame. (00:24:20)

7

Halloween - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Willow is turned into a ghost. Throughout the entire episode, she can't touch anything (can't turn the pages of a book, etc.), yet towards the end when she and Giles go to Ethan's shop, and she leaves, you can hear that she opened and closed the door, even though she can walk through walls and can't actually touch the door. The curtain moves when she leaves too. (00:34:05)

43

End Of Days - S7-E21

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode whilst Buffy is fighting Caleb with the scythe, right after he says to her, "You're not slipping out of this fight, girl. Can't you see? You can't stop me. I can just keep going back for more. It's like being reborn," and throws her into a wall, the position of the scythe changes constantly between shots.

THGhost
6

Chosen - S7-E22

Continuity mistake: Sunnydale apparently has docks ('Consequences' and 'Surprise') and is quite close to a beach ('Go Fish'), but when Sunnydale is destroyed in 'Chosen', we see an overhead shot of the crater and it appears to be in the middle of the desert, far from any coastline.

Shay
32

Killed By Death - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: While Buffy is in the hospital, they zoom in on the bedside clock changing from 2:26 to 2:27. In the next shot of Buffy, you can see the clock in the background and it reads 12:15.

5

Superstar - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Right before Buffy snatches Jonathan's book off Anya and she says, "Hey, I was just at the part where he invents the Internet!" The book pages are blank, however, as Buffy snatches it from her, the pages have writing on them.

THGhost
5

Pangs - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode there don't appear to be any holes in Spike's shirt despite the fact that he was riddled with arrows during the siege.

THGhost
5
Buffy The Vampire Slayer mistake picture

Teacher's Pet - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Teacher's Pet', when Ms. French is eating her bug sandwich, her sleeves go from being up in the long shots to being pulled down in the close-up of the sandwich. (00:24:05)

41
Buffy The Vampire Slayer mistake picture

Welcome To The Hellmouth (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Giles is giving his speech about the Hellmouth the books Buffy's holding keep changing from facing him to facing Buffy and back again. (00:18:20)

52
Buffy The Vampire Slayer mistake picture

I Robot, You Jane - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Buffy's birthdate starts at 1979. In "I Robot, You Jane", when the demon pulls up Buffy's file in the school system, it shows her year of birth as 1980 and her year as sophomore. But when her file comes up on the student's computer screen, it's changed to 1979 and that she is a senior. It wasn't until towards the end of season 1 in "Nightmares" that her birth year is 1981 (on her tombstone before she comes out as a vampire). (00:08:30)

25
Buffy The Vampire Slayer mistake picture

Witch - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Willow fills the test tube halfway with the witch-detecting potion, but when she hands it to Buffy it is only one-quarter full. (00:23:50)

Phoenix
35

When She Was Bad - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Joyce is driving Buffy to school and she is wearing a pink tank top. At school that day her shirt is white, but the next day at school she is back to wearing the pink outfit. (00:15:50)

angelus1girl
20

The Yoko Factor (1) - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: Buffy gets a massive scar on her head from fighting with Adam. This scar changes size at least twice throughout the rest of the episode.

THGhost
4

First Date - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: When Buffy goes to save Xander from Lissa, she knocks a dagger out of her hand and it is thrown to the ground near the far end of the room. Two shots later it has moved closer to the door.

THGhost
4

Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Buffy jumps off the stage in the Bronze that Dawn and Sweet are on and starts dancing, one of Sweet's goons that is lying unconscious moves from the far left of the bottom of the stage to the far right between shots.

THGhost
4

Normal Again - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: After Buffy decides not to take the antidote to the demon's venom, we cut to a scene at the mental institution. She says she wants to go home with her mum and dad. As she says this her dad puts his hand on Joyce's left arm. In the following shot, Joyce suddenly has her right hand on top of his when it wasn't in the previous shot.

THGhost
4

Life Serial - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: When Buffy and Spike are in his crypt drinking whiskey, after Buffy says to him, "You have had so too much to drink at this point, I am cuttin' you off", she drinks a shot twice between shots.

THGhost
4

Wild At Heart - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Oz leaves and holds Willow close to him, the position of their noses changes depending on the camera angle. In the shots of OZ they're pressed together and in the shots of Willow they're not.

THGhost
4

Dead Man's Party - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Buffy decides to leave again and goes to her room to pack, her door is three quarters shut when she goes in, half open when Willow comes in and almost fully open when Joyce comes in. At no point does anybody touch this door.

THGhost
4
Buffy The Vampire Slayer mistake picture

The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After Buffy finds Morgan's brain, Willow pulls up Morgan's school file on one of the library computers without even touching the keyboard. One moment the monitor is on the desktop, the next it's showing Morgan's file.

THGhost
More mistakes in Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Bargaining (1) - S6-E1

[After saving Giles from a vampire.]
Spike: Awww, poor Watcher. Did your life flash before your eyes? Cup of tea, cup of tea, almost-got-shagged, cup of tea?

More quotes from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The Freshman - S4-E1

Trivia: At the Bronze, Buffy sees someone whom she thinks is Angel. Until his face becomes visible, revealing it's someone else, the man she sees is played by David Boreanaz.

Cubs Fan
More trivia for Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The Yoko Factor (1) - S4-E20

Question: At the last moment before leaving for good, Angel pauses to tell Buffy "I don't like him" [Riley], to which she replies with a large smile "Thank you." Why does she take this comment surprisingly well? From an ex boyfriend to her new boyfriend? It's not like it sounds like a friendly warning of any sort, nor a joke given the tense situation between the two guys in the episode. And the smile on Buffy's face does not make her response look ironic either, more like loving/caring. Is that a cross over reference to another dialogue in the Angel series?

AnthonyA

Chosen answer: Angel is saying that he is still jealous and Buffy recognizes that this is his way of saying he wishes that they could be together. That is why they both smile.

More questions & answers from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.