Will & Grace

Will & Grace (1998)

54 continuity mistakes in season 8

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

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.

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Love is in the Airplane - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Grace is trying to get in the first class part of the plane, as she talks to the steward her hair keeps changing position from behind or over her right shoulder.

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I Second That Emotion - S8-E2

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.

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

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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Grace Expectations (2) - S8-E16

Continuity mistake: When Grace meets Leo in the coffee shop and is going to tell him that she's pregnant, during the whole conversation between them the amount of hair hanging over Grace's left shoulder keeps changing.

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The Finale - S8-E23

Continuity mistake: In the shots of the dorm hall showing Ben and Lila moving into their rooms, the two cardboard boxes outside Ben's dorm keep switching which one of them has writing on it.

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The Finale - S8-E23

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!

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The Finale - S8-E23

Continuity mistake: Nearing the end of the episode, when Karen and Jack are sitting reading magazines, as Karen asks Jack a question, the way she holds her reading glasses changes between shots.

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The Finale - S8-E23

Continuity mistake: When Leo opens the door and finds Grace sitting at the table eating chicken, the scrunched up ball of tissue on the table next to the plate disappears in one shot.

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The Finale - S8-E23

Continuity mistake: When Beverley Leslie is talking to Jack in the restaurant about him being his "associate", the napkin on the table which Karen left behind changes position a few times.

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Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? - S8-E22

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.

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Partners 'n' Crime - S8-E21

Continuity mistake: When Will and Grace are at the Lamaze class and are introduced to the basket full of plastic baby dolls, the positions of the dolls in the basket changes between shots.

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Partners 'n' Crime - S8-E21

Continuity mistake: When Karen and Jack hug at the end of the episode, Karen's hands are empty as they embrace. But in the next shot she instantly has a drink in her left hand which she walks away with.

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Partners 'n' Crime - S8-E21

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.)

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Buy Buy Baby - S8-E18

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.

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Buy Buy Baby - S8-E18

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.

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Blanket Apology - S8-E19

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.

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Blanket Apology - S8-E19

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.

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Cowboys and Iranians - S8-E17

Continuity mistake: When Grace enters Karen's mansion and tells her she fired Pam, in the first shot her hair is brushed behind her shoulder but in the next shot it all hangs in front of her shoulders.

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Cowboys and Iranians - S8-E17

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.

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The Definition of Marriage (1) - S8-E15

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.

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The Definition of Marriage (1) - S8-E15

Continuity mistake: When the gang are all sitting in the coffee shop at the start, Grace changes from stirring to not stirring her coffee, and the wooden stirrer repeatedly (dis)appears in her red mug until the end of the scene.

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I Love L. Gay - S8-E14

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.

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I Love L. Gay - S8-E14

Continuity mistake: When Will is packing his suitcase to leave the hotel, he walks over to his case and places his "shirtboard" on the table next to it. In the next shot the board has vanished although he nor Grace didn't touch it.

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I Love L. Gay - S8-E14

Continuity mistake: When Jack walks over to Karen who is sitting in the hotel lounge, she has a martini and a dollar bill on the table next to her. Through the scene the dollar bill continuously changes its location on the tabletop.

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I Love L. Gay - S8-E14

Continuity mistake: When everyone is entering the hotel at the beginning, Grace's hair jumps from being behind or in front of her shoulder a few times between shots.

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Forbidden Fruit - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: When Will and Grace apologize to each other in the break room, after Grace finishes her apology she hugs Will. In this shot all her hair is behind her right shoulder. In the next shot most of it is in front of her shoulder.

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Forbidden Fruit - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: When we see Karen nursing Jack when he is ill, Jack puts down a soup bowl on the side table. A few shots later the spoon in the bowl is in a different position.

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Forbidden Fruit - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: When Margo is talking to Grace in the coffee shop, Grace's bag on the table behind her keeps on altering its position.

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Forbidden Fruit - S8-E12

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.

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Von Trapped - S8-E10

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.

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Von Trapped - S8-E10

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.

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: In this episode Sam's daughter (Will's niece) is called by name as Casey by everyone. Yet at the end the credit states "co-starring Kyla Dang as Courtney."

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

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.

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: When Grace and Sam are talking in the attic and Sam is saying that he is terrified of being single, etc., his arms keep alternating from crossed in frontal shots to uncrossed in shots from over his shoulder.

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

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.

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

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.

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A Little Christmas Queer - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: When Karen is talking to Casey in the kitchen, there is a red purse-bag appears on the counter in front of Casey instantly, when Karen starts looking at her ring.

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Swish Out Of Water - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When Will and Grace are serving out their dinner, when Grace puts the ladle back into the pot, it changes position from shot to shot.

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Love is in the Airplane - S8-E6

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.

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Love is in the Airplane - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Will and Grace enter the Heathrow terminal after their flight, Will's hands instantly go from at his side to at his chest between shots.

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The Hole Truth - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end when Will sits beside Jack on the hay, Jack is holding a giant lollipop. When he puts it down on the side next to him, in the following shots its position continues to change.

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The Hole Truth - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Grace is talking to Malcolm in her office, in one shot she puts her right hand up on his left shoulder, but in the next shot her arm is by her side.

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The Hole Truth - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jack is in the carnival tent talking to Will, he sets down the can of Fanta he is holding. In the next shot it has rotated so that what we see on the can is different.

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Steams Like Old Times - S8-E4

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.

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Steams Like Old Times - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When Grace takes Will over to the kitchen and asks him what Clyde is doing at their apartment, in this shot Will puts his right hand up onto the top of the fridge. In the next shot his hand is down on his hip.

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Steams Like Old Times - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When Will realizes that Grace is eating one of the meals for the homebound elders, he yells at her as she puts the piece of food she's holding in her mouth. But in the next shot the piece of food has reappeared in her hand, then in the next shot her hand is empty again.

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The Old Man And The Sea - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Will and Jack walk away from the kitchen and Will puts the salad bowl on the table, in the first shot the mixing spoons are both on one side of the bowl, in the next they lay so that one is on either side.

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The Old Man And The Sea - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Jack is talking to Will at the kitchen area, as Will says "I'm fine, I guess I was just scared", in the first shot he is shaking a bottle of salad dressing. In the very next shot he is now instantly mixing the salad with a pair of mixing spoons.

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The Old Man And The Sea - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: At the double date dinner, Malcolm takes a sip of his wine and then Karen starts talking. After Malcolm has put his wine glass down the amount in it keeps changing from almost 1/2 to barely 1/4, back and forth.

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The Old Man And The Sea - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Will enter the private swimming pool, there is a large sign barely visible off screen, to the side of a bench. However when they both get in the pool the large sign has now moved to being in front of the bench.

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The Old Man And The Sea - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the start when Will, Grace and Jack are talking about the new swimming pool, Will starts to peel an orange. In the first shot he peels some of the skin off and drops it on the table. In the next shot there is no peel on the table and he is still peeling it. As the scene goes on, the pile of orange peel on the table that he leaves, keeps changing position.

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I Second That Emotion - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: When Karen is talking to Will at the bar, she is trying to "break down his wall" and starts talking about his relationships. In one shot an extra drink appears on the bar (whisky?), sitting on a red napkin and in the next shot it's disappeared.

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I Second That Emotion - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jack is stuck for a special guest on his show Jack-Talk, he surprisingly introduces Grace to be his guest. As she turns around on the sofa and sits down, there is a yellow and brown cushion on the sofa sitting to her right. But in the next close shot of her, it is under her arms as she leans on it. In the next shot the cushion is to her right, sitting on the sofa again. Then as the scene continues, the position of all the cushions on the sofa surrounding Grace keeps on changing!

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