Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Lies My Parents Told Me - S7-E17

Revealing mistake: When Spike tells his mother that he's become a vampire, she asks him if he's drunk. He responds with "Little bit." Just after he says this, someone can be heard coughing off-camera. It could be his mother because she isn't supposed to be well, but it seems odd that the camera wouldn't be on her during this. And a cough wouldn't really be necessary for the scene.

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School Hard - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When Spike is talking to the Anointed One for the first time, one of the henchmen tries to rush him from behind and Spike backhands him without even looking, but Spike's hand movements, the reaction of the henchman and the sound of the punch connecting on the audio track are all out of sync.

Shay

Dirty Girls - S7-E18

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene, where Caleb picks up the potential slayer in his truck, there is a brief shot of the two from the hood that pans slightly to the right. In doing so it reveals the edge of a screen showing a fence and trees passing by, revealing that the car is in fact stationary and in a studio. (00:02:40)

When She Was Bad - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Absalom is speaking of the Anointed one, the line can be seen where the vampire makeup meets up with his real face. This may be seen in various scenes he is in.

The Harsh Light Of Day - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: When Buffy is fighting Spike, she throws him against a table and then runs over it; you can see this is her body double. It is extremely obvious.

Life Serial - S6-E5

Revealing mistake: The entire scene where Buffy is experiencing accelerated time, shadows of trees move in the wind but never actually grow or shrink. Even over short increments of time, the sun can move shadows noticeably, and judging from the speed of the people around her, Buffy is in accelerated time for at least half an hour. (00:08:25)

Phoenix

Villains - S6-E20

Revealing mistake: When Buffy is on the hospital bed, a few minutes before Willow arrives, as the doctors are working on Buffy, you can see her swallow.

Innocence (2) - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: Drusilla's reflection can be seen in the metal part of what appears to be the base of a shopping mall map just as she's getting up after the Judge has been blown up.

Issabee

After Life - S6-E3

Revealing mistake: When Dawn is possessed and breathing fire the camera changes and we can see the safety tube the fire is coming out of. (00:23:55)

Villains - S6-E20

Revealing mistake: As Willow walks through the forest pursuing Warren, just after we first see Warren running, there's a shot of Willow walking into a bit of a clearing. Her shadow crosses a tree on the right (could be caused by the moon), but then a couple of seconds later another shadow is visible on a tree to the left - obviously an artificially lit forest. (00:33:15)

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All The Way - S6-E6

Revealing mistake: In one fight scene, Buffy uses a car door to block a kick from a vampire. The window of the car breaks before the kick connects with it. In fact, it breaks while the foot is still in mid-air. (00:37:00)

Twotall

Graduation Day (1) - S3-E21

Revealing mistake: In Graduation Day Part One, when Faith shoots Angel with the longbow, you can see the false point spring out as if it were on a hinge from inside his jacket. (00:22:47)

Becoming (2) - S2-E22

Revealing mistake: Throughout almost the entire sword fight between Buffy and Angel, from the far away shots, its clear that the actors are stunt doubles. It's very visible when there is a shot from the top. (00:34:05)

Wild At Heart - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: Towards the end when Oz says to Veruca, "You don't wanna find out what I am", and partially turns into a Werewolf. You can tell that both of the actors were filmed separately for the CGI's sake as Oz stands out from the picture more than Veruca does. The same effect is obvious during "Doppelgangland" in season 3 where there are 2 Willows onscreen at once.

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The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: When Buffy breaks into the locker, the locker is already damaged. Probably from a previous take.

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Lover's Walk - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: Early on, Spike falls down drunk. He wakes up because his hand is on fire from the sunlight. When he runs away, a little bit of fire stays on the stones where his hand was when it started.

Superstar - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: When Tara is being chased by the monster and she falls, she says a spell and white smoke comes out of her hands but it is coming out of the sleeves of her shirt, the way she holds her hands up suggests this as well.

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.

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Restless - S4-E22

Revealing mistake: In Xander's dream, when he climbs into the back of the ice cream van, for a split second before the window goes out of view the backdrop cuts out and the blue screen is visible. Only visible in widescreen version.

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Normal Again - S6-E17

Revealing mistake: Right at the beginning of the episode just before we see Warren squirt Jonathan with water, we see Buffy on one of their security cameras. The footage of her is pre-recorded as the progress bar for QuickTime Media Player is visible at the bottom of the screen. The window was moved down to hide this fact, but not far down enough to hide it completely.

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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.

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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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Once More, With Feeling - S6-E7

Trivia: In 'Once More, With Feeling' the man singing the mustard song is David Fury, the co-executive producer.

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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?

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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.

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