Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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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'.

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Gone - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: In the kitchen scene Buffy takes the pizza out of the fridge and closes the door, but in the next shot the door is open and two shots later it's closed again.

Bargaining (2) - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When Buffy sat down on a car and set off the car alarm, she didn't have any dirt on her hands and only a little bit of blood, but in the next shot, there was a lot of blood and dirt on her hands.

The Wish - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In 'The Wish' when Xander has killed Cordelia and throws her corpse down she falls at a definite angle, which makes it look like she should have landed on her side. When Giles breaks out of the cage, however, she's lying flat on her back. (00:25:15)


Storyteller - S7-E16

Audio problem: After Anya and Xander sleep together again, Anya says "I think, maybe we're really over. Which - it's good, right? I mean, now we can move on." When she says "Which - it's good", her lips don't match what she's saying.


Never Leave Me - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: When Buffy ties Spike to a chair before the opening credits, she ties a rope around his left arm three times. But two extremely fast shots later, the rope is tied around his left arm four times.


Selfless - S7-E5

Continuity mistake: In the flashback to St. Petersburg, 1905, just after the burning man runs out of the room, Halfrek mentions the Revolution. Between shots, Anya's champagne glass switches from her left hand to on the table and back.


Him - S7-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After Buffy saves Anya after the opening credits, a cameraman is reflected above Anya's oven as she gets some ice cubes from her fridge.


As You Were - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When we see Xander and Anya going over the seating arrangements for their wedding, Xander is eating from a large sack of crisps. During the conversation Anya takes them off him, he takes them back and places the bag next to him. We see the bag after Xander puts it down, and in a closeup shot of him, the front of the bag is facing upwards. But when Dawn comes in, the front of the bag is facing downwards - barcode and ingredients are visible.


As You Were - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when Buffy offers Dawn another burger from Doublemeat Palace, she is holding the burger in her hands just before Willow comes in with her line, "Hey, workin' lady. Rough night?" The burger then jumps from the kitchen counter to Buffy's hands between shots.


Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: When Buffy and Spike (as Joan and Randy) are fighting Bro'os vampires, Buffy kicks down a post box to stake one of them. The pole supporting the post box breaks away at a jagged angle. But when she uses it to stake one of the vampires the end that she uses has suddenly changed to the traditional triangular point, only to return to its original jagged angle immediately afterwards. The shot of her staking the vampire is not a side angle of some uneven ends. Watch as she backs away from the vampire after he's been staked, it is a fully triangular point.

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Life Serial - S6-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Xander is talking to Buffy about blacking out and evil lint before introducing her to the foreman at the construction site, a crew member can be seen walking behind them holding up an anti-glare screen. (Only visible in widescreen.)


Spiral - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: When Spike grabs the sword belonging to one of the Knights of Byzantium as they attack the Winnebago (through the ceiling), the position of his hands on the blade changes between shots.


Real Me - S5-E2

Revealing mistake: When Buffy, Giles and Dawn are in Giles' car, it's obvious that Giles isn't really driving it as he is barely concentrating on the road on several occasions.


New Moon Rising - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: When Oz turns back into a werewolf, he chases after Tera. She hits him with a chair and he falls to the ground and passes out. We then see The Initiative show up and learn that Riley has shot Oz with a dart (it's sticking out of Oz's side). But two shots earlier the dart wasn't there.


Doomed - S4-E11

Visible crew/equipment: At the end when the gang leave the high school, stage lights are reflected in the broken glass of the double doors that they exit through.


New Moon Rising - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: When Oz shows up at Buffy and Willow's dormitory, Willow has a lump or a pimple above the left corner of her mouth. It disappears later in the episode when she's talking to Buffy about her feelings for Tara and it returns at the end when she and Oz are in his van.


Grave (2) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When Willow breaks down in tears in Xander's arms, the hair on the right side of her face is visible over her ear blowing in the wind. In the the next shot, her hair is clumped behind her ear, in Xander's hand. (00:34:40)

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Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Audio problem: In the episode 'Once More, With Feeling', when Anya sings her first few lines of the song 'I'll Never Tell', you can still hear Xander talking about omelettes in the background, but for the last few lines he speaks (from 'I could do an omelette' onwards) you can see over her shoulder that his voice is dubbed. (00:13:10)

First Date - S7-E14

Other mistake: When Buffy, Spike and Principal Wood are driving, how does Principal Wood notice Spike in the rear view mirror if vampires don't cast a reflection?

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