Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Season 4 generally

Deliberate mistake: Every time the commandos are seen in the early episodes of this season (The Freshman and Fear, Itself) they wear ski masks to protect their identities. Starting in The Initiative, they stop doing this. The reason is that the audience needs to be able to identify the different commando characters, but it's still a discontinuity.

Phoenix
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Passion - S2-E17

Deliberate mistake: After Jenny pushes the janitor's cart into Angelus and runs up the stairs, there's no physical way he could be waiting for her at the top of the stairs (even with vampiric speed). Joss Whedon has admitted in interviews that he put in this blatant continuity error as the situation is a staple of the horror genre (girl runs from villain, only to find him standing right in front of her).

Shay
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Show generally

Deliberate mistake: While it is established that Angel doesn't age, it's obvious across both Buffy and Angel that David Boreanaz gets older. More unavoidable than deliberate, but still worth noting.

Cubs Fan

Show generally

Deliberate mistake: Though vampires are said to possess super-human strength, and are in fact demonstrated to have it, they are often kept confined by the flimsiest of restraints. One distinct example is in season 2 episode 9 when Kendra locks up Angel he is unable to break out despite being held in by nothing but a flimsy padlock. This mistake is pointed out in the DVD commentary as an unavoidable 'mistake'.

Lord Mordo

Revelations - S3-E7

Deliberate mistake: In the fighting scene, the glove of Myhnegon is used by the new watcher who directs it toward the ceiling of Angel's living quarters where there is a huge skylight. The skylight is not seen in any other episode and its presence would have burned him on other occasions. (00:38:10)

bic

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)

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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?

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Band Candy - S3-E6

Trivia: The accent that Giles uses as his teenage self is Anthony Head's natural accent.

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Homecoming - S3-E5

Question: In this episode Oz says "As Willow goes, so goes my nation". Is this a variation on a famous quote, and if so, which?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: "So goes the nation" seems to have been used on many occasions, with various different US states in the "As .... goes" section. Most commonly it seems to be California that's considered to lead the way, but probably most other states have appeared in the lead role at some point or another. Other things have also been used - no less a person that Pope John Paul II said "As the family goes, so goes the nation...". The origin of the quote format is unclear - in US politics it goes back into the 19th century, when it was Maine that held the title spot, but, while no definitive origin is known, it seems highly likely that it goes back considerably further than that.

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