Continuity mistake: When Grace is telling Will about his dad's affair, she mentions that he grabbed the other woman's ass when she brought him a packet of Goobers during the interval. The thing is, she sees them for the first time during the interval, and we see the conversation that follows. The mistress brings him wine, not Goobers, and he doesn't grab her ass.
Continuity mistake: In the poker scene at the beginning of the pilot we witness Will, Jack, Rob, and others playing cards. Shortly after Jack asks for "four cards please" watch the bottom left of the screen as a hand (presumably Will's) deals Jack a single card. In the next shot Will appears to have not dealt Jack any cards yet and when he does he gives Jack five cards, add that to the single card he gave in the previous shot and the Ace Jack kept from his original hand and we get a total of seven cards. Two more than Jack should have had if the hand was dealt correctly.
Continuity mistake: Following the argument between Will and Grace when she returns from City Hall, Karen tells Grace she "thinks it's time for a couple of blue bibbies." Watch closely as she removes the lid from the pill bottle, takes out some pills, and puts the lid back on. The scene shoots to Grace and we hear Karen shaking the closed bottle. When the scene shoots back to Karen we see that the pill bottle is open again and Karen closes it yet again.
Continuity mistake: When Jack meets his father in the restaurant, his father says that he got a phone call from Karen Walker. When Jack says, "Wow," there is no sign of his arms being crossed, but when it cuts and Jack says, "I got the same phone call," his arms are suddenly crossed.
Continuity mistake: When Will is cleaning the tray, and in all following shots, from when he leaves the room, to when Karen walks over to Grace, to tell her to go get Campbell, there is a wine bottle which keeps jumping from the edge of the blue sink counter, to the edge of the counter which has the cooking gas-hobs on it.
Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the episode, Will is pouring some wine. First, he pours a full glass and hands it to Grace, then he begins to pour another glass that obviously already has wine in it. He then hands this to Grace and takes an empty glass from her to fill, which he already filled (there is no sign that she already drank the wine in the glass).
Continuity mistake: In the episode "23" when Lorraine, Karen and Will are talking in the entrance to the church, before Stan's funeral, there is a signing book with a pen laying on it. But in one shot the pen has jumped back into the pen holder. It's back to laying on the book in the following shots.
Continuity mistake: When Will and Grace exchange gifts to each other, Grace unwraps hers. She puts the box and wrapping down on the table. In following shots the face of the box showing has changed and the wrapping has changed position too.
Continuity mistake: When Grace reads Dr. Morty's letter on Karen's boat (in the last episode of season 5) it sounds at least a few paragraphs in length. During this episode, when she holds the letter up there is only a short paragraph on the bordered side of the page, and nothing on the back side.
Continuity mistake: When the guy at Will's party tells everyone the beer has gone, everybody leaves, and the guy puts his plastic cup on the handle sticking out from the keg. In the next shot the cup has suddenly gone, then reappears again in the next.
Continuity mistake: After giving Will and Grace his scripts to read, Jack places his drinks bottle on the table and walks over to the door. When he reaches the door he suddenly has the drinks bottle in his hand, although he left it on the table across the room.
Continuity mistake: As Leo speaks with Diane (he's on the sofa; she's in a chair) she refills her wine glass until it is nearly full. In the next shot Diane takes the last sip of wine from her glass, and the following shot shows her glass nearly full again.
Continuity mistake: The position of the high heels in the barrel, in the church bazaar differ greatly between shots as Karen enters the room, up to when she walks over to find her slingbacks. No-one else touched the shoes in between. They also change position as Karen kindly gives Sally some extra money.
Continuity mistake: After Grace plays Karen's adult video, Karen drops her compact, and powder spills all out of it onto the table. In following shots the powder on the desk changes position and vanishes. In addition the compact case also moves too, and when Karen dropped it onto the table it snapped shut but in a following shot it is open again.
Continuity mistake: When Will tells Grace that he is gay, there is a tray of finger foods on the table next to him, as he kneels on the floor. In the second shot, the plate is covered in cling film, but in shots before and after, there was no cling film.
Continuity mistake: When the four are eating dinner and talking, Will says "Well I don't wanna sleep with you either," and in this closeup Karen picks up her glass of wine. In the next shot the wine glass is back on the table and she's now holding her fork.
Continuity mistake: When Will and his date are having dinner at Will's flat, will pours his date a glass of wine into an empty glass that the date is holding out. When the shot changes the date is holding a full glass near his chest, and when the shot changes again, Will is still filling it up.
Continuity mistake: In the episode "24" when Rosario brings the huge popcorn can in, which has Stan's ashes in it for them to scatter, she puts it down in front of the table, at about the center of it. In following shots the location of the can has changed, moving more to the left / right, etc.
Continuity mistake: Leo brings Grace a cookie bouquet to her workplace, and sets it down on her desk. In following shots, the position of the cookies changes a couple of times, most noticeably as Karen comes out from hiding behind the screen.
Continuity mistake: Karen is pretending to be a maid in her own hotel suite, and she has a big cleaning cart, which has buckets full of items and objects which lay all over the table. As Karen talks with Grace the positions of these items change at various times.
Continuity mistake: When Will is standing cleaning a tray, on the counter behind him there is a large circular wooden board, with a white tea-towel sitting on it. After he cleans the tray and walks off, the white tea-towel has moved off the wooden board, and is on the edge of the counter.
Continuity mistake: When Karen is lying on the table, her jacket is unbuttoned. And when Jack pushes her off the table and she gets back up, it's still unbuttoned. But as the shot cuts to her heading quickly over to the door, her jacket is now buttoned, but there was no time for her to do it.
Continuity mistake: Grace lays out some dresses and accessories on the bed, for Will to choose for her to wear. After Will picks up one dress and takes it over to the mirror, the dresses and accessories on the bed change position between shots.
Continuity mistake: After Connie leaves Will's office, we see a stack of files on Will's desk, to his left. Then Grace enters his office, and now these files have vanished from the desk, and are now on the other side of the desk, to Will's right. In following shots they keep swapping sides.
Continuity mistake: When Karen is the bar, about to pay 'Smitty,' she takes out her purse, takes out her credit card and places her purse on the barside. In the next shot the purse has vanished and the credit card is suddenly in 'Smitty's' hands
Continuity mistake: When Will, Karen and Mr. Stine are sitting down for their second love stinks club, in close-ups of Karen, we see her bag is up on her chair to her right, on the seat. But in wide shots the bag has now jumped to the floor, beside the chair.
Continuity mistake: When Grace is cleaning the table with the playing cards on it, all the cards are separated in piles on the table, but in the next shot they're all in one big messy pile. Grace holds a small piles of cards, and never touches the big messy pile, then in the next shot she picks somehow up all the remaining cards in one neat pile
Continuity mistake: When Karen arrives late to Mason's swim meet, Jack balls her out, and she stirs the Bloody Mary she's holding then throws the celery stalk down into the pool. Yet, two shots later, as Jack rides his scooter out, the long celery stalk is amazingly back in her drink.
Continuity mistake: When Grace tells Will that it is laundry day and that she has been wearing a peach bridesmaids dress all day, Will says, "Oh, um there's a roll of quarters in my top drawer right beside." When he says that he has a fork on his hand, when the shot changes he says, "My eye cream and my pedicure kit," suddenly the fork has disappeared.
Continuity mistake: In the scene in which Will is sitting in Bobbie Adler's bathroom, talking to Jack on the telephone, the shots alternate between the bathroom and Jack's bedroom. At the beginning of their conversation, the digital clock in Jack's bedroom reads 12:07. For the next few shots, each time the audience is taken back to Jack's bedroom, the time on the clock has changed according to the actual time lapsing in the scene. However, in the middle of this sequence, the digital clock suddenly reads 12:24, where it had read 12:09 in the shot immediately preceding. Finally, in the very next shot in Jack's bedroom, the clock has gone back to "real time," with a reading of 12:10. The assumption is that the shot in the middle of this sequence had to be re-done, thus reflecting the time passage on the clock.
00:15:30 - 00:17:40
Continuity mistake: When Jack reveals to Will that he is too shy to ask out the sales assistant in the Banana Republic, Jack stands by a wooden shelf. Between shots the positions of his hands on the wooden pole keep changing, and which hand is holding it with also differs.
Continuity mistake: When Jack is lying on the table, with the huge bowl on his face, the position of the boxes behind him on the table changes a few times. In one shot they're half hanging off of the table, in the next shot they're fully on the table etc.
Continuity mistake: After Grace cuts up the vegetable and puts it into the salad bowl, she puts the knife down on the board and walks through to the other room, and speaks with Will. When she exits back through, the knife is now positioned differently.
00:09:25 - 00:10:05Hamster
Continuity mistake: When Will is talking to Mr. Stine in the company toilets, as Stine acts all nervous, Mr. Stine's tie knot changes position a few times during their conversation, and in some shots it is pulled up tight and sometimes more loose.
Continuity mistake: Grace unpacks her Scrabble board game from her bag, and puts it on the table, and puts the bag on the floor. Then her friends tell her she is too competitive, so she goes to her bedroom. As she goes, you can see that the board game on the table has now been replaced by the big red bag.
01:10:05 - 01:11:55Hamster
Continuity mistake: When Val is folding her towels in the laundry room, she completely folds up a towel as Will enters the room. Then she is seen re-folding the same beige colored towel. Then, though she had picked up the beige one, she is seen setting a dark towel on the stack.
Continuity mistake: When we see Jack dancing at the open auditions, there is a grey sports bag behind him which alternates from propped up against the small black chair to sitting in front of the chair on the floor, many times during the scene.
Continuity mistake: When Karen and Beverly are fighting over the clipboard at the silent auction, in one side shot the clipboards on the table are out of place and untidy. In the next shot the clipboards are back neatly in place like before.
Continuity mistake: When the silly string fight happens, you see Nixon's can run out of string and he puts it back on the table when he takes off his mask. But when Will and Grace run back to grab the jaw-breaker, the can is suddenly full again as Will shoots Grace with it.
Continuity mistake: When Karen is sitting at her desk, she says "get out, already," and she has one bottle of nail varnish in her hand, and there are bottles on the desk in front of her. In the next shot she holds about four bottles in her hand, and now the bottles on the desk in front of her are differently positioned.
Continuity mistake: When Will phones Jack, while he hides in the bathroom, Jack puts a plate of chicken down and answers the telephone. Then through the following conversation they have the position of the fried chicken pieces on the plate differ.
Continuity mistake: Karen is pretending to be a maid in her own hotel suite, as she talks to Grace. During her conversation, she throws her feather duster into the pocket, at the end of her cleaning cart. In following shots the position of the duster changes.
Continuity mistake: When Will stops Grace, as they are about to have sex, they sit up in the bed, and he tells her he thinks they should wait. In the first shot Grace's black strap is falling off of her arm, yet in the next shot it's back up on her shoulder.
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene with Will, Grace, Jack and Karen, as they open the wine and talk about what they would like to accomplish in life, the newspaper disappears from the table during the scene, then reappears in a later shot.
Continuity mistake: After Grace pours Jack some eggnog, we see the pitcher on the desk, and no eggnog is visible. It then shows Karen getting out her laptop, then back to a shot of Grace looking stunned, and now the level of eggnog in the pitcher has almost doubled.
Continuity mistake: When Will is sitting on the kitchen counter upset, he is eating butter biscuits from a tin, with the tin and the tins lid on the counter next to him. Then his mum comes in and they talk and at the end of the scene they hug; but now the biscuit tin lid has vanished although nobody touched it.
Continuity mistake: When Grace and Karen enter the cabin, Grace puts her bag down on top of the sofa, so that the large bottom faces the door. In the next shot when she walks back over the bag has now changed position so that the bottom of the bag faces us.
Continuity mistake: During the scenes with Will and Jack talking to Barry in Jack's apartment, the wine glasses, wine bottle, spoons in the salad bowl, tartlets, tray etc., change position and move about on the table between shots during their conversations.
Continuity mistake: When Ben is mixing the salad with Karen, Karen walks away, and one of the wooden spoons they were mixing with falls onto the worktop. In a following shot the spoon has suddenly jumped back into the bowl so that there are two in the bowl, then in a later shot the spoon vanishes once again.
Continuity mistake: When Dr. Hershberg is crying after giving some bad news, he knocks a grey box off of the small equipment table which he is leaning on. Later during the scene the box suddenly jumps back up onto the table. Also, the other items on the table jump around and change position on their own accord a few times.
00:05:00 - 00:07:00Hamster
Continuity mistake: When Karen is talking to the security camera in the cell, before receiving the phone call from Stanley, the pieces of salami strewn all over the bed change and some pieces disappear, most noticeably one piece on the pillow.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Sissy are sitting in his apartment, discussing what they've done with their lives, they both have mint cookies that they eat while they talk. The bites and size of their cookies, most noticeably Sissy's, change between shots.
Continuity mistake: At the club, Will is at the bar and he says "another round," and in the next shot a beer and a yellow Alco-pop drink is on the bar in front of him. In the next shot they've vanished, and the bartender once again places the same drinks down again for him.
Continuity mistake: After letting Campbell out, Grace pulls the white blind down the door, and it stops about halfway down the door, and gets stuck, and is still rolled at the bottom. In the very next shot, the white blind is now unrolled all the way down perfectly.
Continuity mistake: When Will enters Barry's apartment with the big brown bag of Chinese food, he walks over to the chair and puts it down. On the table is a magazine laying parallel to a book. A shot later the magazine sits vertically to the book.
Continuity mistake: When Jack is trying to prepare his wedding speech, he taps some wine glasses, which smash. He then puts them on the piano. In following shots the wine glasses, spilt wine and broken glass on the piano changes position / (dis)appears.
Continuity mistake: In the episode "Grace, Replaced", with the neighbor Val who moves into "apartment 15F" in the same building as Will and Grace. Yet in the previous episode "Yours, Mine or Ours" with Peter (who moved into 12D) we learn that 12 is the highest floor in the building...
Continuity mistake: When Jack is trying to hush the audience at his show Jack-Talk after bringing Grace onto the show for a follow-up interview, between shots the little bell on his desk moves from his right (near the edge) to over past his left, near the centre of the desk with all the other items.
Continuity mistake: When Grace is setting up her design class, she writes "Professor" on the board, and curls the end of the R into a spiral. But in the shot when she says "T.A. - Teachers Assistant" the spiralled end on the R has gone. In the next shot it's back again.
Continuity mistake: In this episode, Karen doesn't want to get glasses because she thinks they make her look old. However, in a previous episode (S1E9) we see that she actually already wears glasses. In a scene where Jack asks her to read his script, she quickly puts on a pair of reading glasses.
Continuity mistake: Shortly after arriving at their mother's house, Will's brother, Sam, nervously excuses himself from a conversation with Grace. "Excuse me," he says, "I have to go get a ladder. There's a couple of bulbs out in front, and now it just says 'Happy Ho-days.'" However, exterior shots of the front of the house show no holiday lights whatsoever.
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Continuity mistake: In Will and Grace's apartment, as Jack stands up to announce his news about Beverley, Will and Grace are cutting slices of cake and putting them on plates. In the next wide shot Karen (who is sitting on the sofa, away from them) had a plate with a slice of cake and a napkin, before Grace had even handed Jack any plates!
Continuity mistake: When Karen is sitting with her sister Gin at the table in the bar, throughout the whole scene Gin's black purse and the bar menu she has continually change places. In some shots she holds the menu and the black purse is on the table. In some shots the menu is on the table and the purse is on her lap. And in some shots both items are on the table.
Continuity mistake: When Will pulls down the chart which is recording Grace's pregnancy patterns, he draws a red cross in a box. In the following shots the appearance of the cross keeps changing between two obviously different crosses (from two takes edited together.)
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Will and Jack are with George Takei before he goes on Jack-Talk, Will is holding his George doll box. When Jack walks over and says "So listen, George...", Will puts his left hand in his pocket. As Jack continues to say "...now the network asked...", Will now holds the doll box with both hands instantly.
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Jack is presenting Jack-Talk and welcomes George Takei, and then Amber-Louise tells him that George got pushed back to tomorrows show, the pencils in the silver pot on Jack's desk continually change their arrangement between each shot.
Continuity mistake: When Grace opens the cardboard box that has the blue blanket in it, the lid on the box repeatedly changes from being at a straight horizontal angle (fully down) to being up and angled diagonally, as if not pushed open all the way to the fold.
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene Grace goes into the kitchen area and unpacks a brown paper bag. When Will goes to use the coffee pot, the brown bag is on the counter behind the kettle. But in the next shot the bag is in a different position, sitting on top of the kettle.
Continuity mistake: When Pam is sitting at her desk letting the phone ring without answering it and throughout the whole scene that follows, the items on her desk continuously change their positions from shot to shot and also the papers on the desk vanish and reappear a few times.
Continuity mistake: When Grace is standing in the wedding dress and Karen is talking to her and complimenting her, there is a long cream-coloured ribbon which is coiled back over her shoulder. Then in the next shot the ribbon is suddenly hanging all the way down her front. In the next shot it is back behind her shoulder.
Continuity mistake: When Grace is talking with James in the hotel lounge, he is sitting at a table which has his magazines and cooking recipes spread all over it. After James says he thinks Grace is a hooker, the spread out magazines/papers are suddenly all in one neat pile in the centre of the table - instantly. Then as the scene continues the papers and magazines continue to shuffle or neaten themselves.
Continuity mistake: At the start when Grace joins Will and Karen at the coffee shop table, she begins to make her coffee. In one shot from behind we see her pick up a wooden stirrer. In the next shot her hand is empty and it has vanished. In the next shot the stirrer reappears in her coffee mug.
Continuity mistake: When Jack joins Karen in the theatre, he places his box of 'Fireballs' on the wooden edge in front of him and the barcoded side faces the camera. In the next shot the box has instantly moved, as now we see the other side with the logo instead.
Continuity mistake: When Grace and Karen are sitting on the carousel seat in the Sound of Music theatre lobby (after Karen said she got a few of her favourite things in the toilet) there is a lady sitting on the seat behind Grace (with a popcorn bucket next to her.) In the next shot as Jack runs over, the lady and her popcorn have both instantly disappeared.
Continuity mistake: When Grace and Sam are up in the attic sitting on beanbags and talking across a makeshift table, Grace's champagne glass is placed right in front of her. Yet in one shot the glass moves to the other side of the 'table' and then back to its original place in the very next shot.
Continuity mistake: When Grace sits down at the counter in the kitchen as Karen talks to her, she puts her water bottle down and it's lid is firmly screwed on. In the next shot as she begins to tell Karen about her and Sam's fumble, the lid is off and is nowhere to be seen.
Continuity mistake: When Grace and Sam are in the kitchen with Marilyn, after their fumble in the attic, they are both holding water bottles. In the first shot, as Marilyn begins to say "Well let's look again because I know...", Sam is holding his water bottle at his waist. In the next shot as she finishes, saying "...it's up there", Sam is instantly drinking from the bottle.
Continuity mistake: In one scene as Karen is combing her wig, Jack comes running into the room and as he does, he slides on the large floor rug and causes it to fold up and become wrinkled. In the next wide shot of the room the rug is completely flat and unwrinkled.
Continuity mistake: When Malcolm enters the steam room, joining Jack and Stan, when he walks forward and says to Stan "I'm sure you've heard all about Karen and I", a huge blast of steam engulfs him (drowning out Stan's reply). In the very next shot all the steam has instantly cleared.
Continuity mistake: When Grace and Tom are looking at the designs for his hotel, there are papers, books and fabrics spread on the table that move around a few times - especially the book near the side of the table which is open, then closed and then reopened.
Continuity mistake: When Grace is sitting with Marilyn, Marilyn starts putting little sandwiches on a plate for them. Between shots she puts them on the same plate three times and then the plate is instantly on the table in front of Grace in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: When Karen sits down at the bar at the Valentine dance and Beverley Leslie pops up and frightens her, she pulls her hands back from the bar but in the next shot her right hand is back on the bar. Also the position of the strap on her purse, that sits on the bar, changes a few times.
Continuity mistake: After Jack has shouted at Patti LuPone to be quiet so he can talk to Will, as Will is thanking Jack as the shots change, the teapot that sits on the table between them continues to change whether it's facing left or right. The items around the teapot (cups, food on plates, etc.) also differs.
Continuity mistake: When all of the board members leave the room after reconsidering their vote and giving it to Karen, when the shot changes and Scott enters the room, note that now all of the files on the table and the chairs around the table are in completely different positions.
Continuity mistake: When Grace and Jack are talking to Vince in the Organic Grocer's and they find out he now works there, as Vince walks away from the cans he was stacking, he walks past a table with jam jars on it. In the next shot the position of some of the jars has changed.
Continuity mistake: When Annette is talking to Will in the kitchen about him having to be one hell of a guy for Vince, there is a paper circle on the floor under the kitchen's centre table. When Jack enters the room, the paper has vanished and also a large glass bowl has appeared on the tabletop.
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Grace, Karen and Jack sit at the breakfast table waiting for breakfast to be served, the napkin on the table in front of Grace keeps changing from sitting parallel to or facing away from her, the two crockery items on the table keep moving as well, as do the artificial fruits in the bowl.
Continuity mistake: When Karen and Jack are in the Peninsula Hotel, when Margaret, the receptionist rings the bell after giving Karen her suite card, there is nothing on the counter. In the next shot there are papers sitting on the desk right beside the bell.
Continuity mistake: In the coffee house scene, with everybody sitting at the table talking about Grace going back to dating - there are two muffins on the table, and by the end of the scene (instantly between shots) a bite appears in the muffin in front of Jack.
Continuity mistake: When Will and Grace come back from the gym they go straight to the kitchen. Grace has a bottle of water, and she unscrews the cap and then picks up a sachet and starts pouring it in the water. But then in the next shot she is still unscrewing the bottlecap.
Continuity mistake: When Karen and Rosario enter Jack's office and put the Cher doll down on his desk, the boa that's on the doll is falling off the shoulders. A few shots later the boa is back in perfect position around the dolls shoulders, though no-one touched it.
Continuity mistake: After Jack drinks some of the drink Karen gave him at the restaurant, and Will tells him "he swallowed the little plastic sword", Jack puts his hand on his chest and begins to cough but in the next shot his hands are down and he is sitting casually.
Continuity mistake: When Grace sits on the sofa (before Jack enters) her black bag is on the table in front of her. When Jack enters, wearing the alien costume, the bag is suddenly on the floor. Then when Jack gets up to leave the bag has moved itself back onto the table.
00:22:20 - 00:23:40Hamster