Quantum Leap

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The shaving cream smeared on Sam's face looks nothing at all like the cream on his reflection's (Tom's) face in the mirror.

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Jean G

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Al is standing next to the juke box, Sam walks over to make a selection, and when Al starts talking his reflection is visible on the glass. Later in this episode, Sam is talking to Al at the sink of the dressing room at the ball park. As Sam looks into the mirror he says he thinks Al is a vampire, to which Al replies, "Neurological holograms don't reflect, Sam."

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Catch A Falling Star - May 21, 1979 - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: As Sam is preparing to go on stage as Don Quixote, after catching the lead actor, a quick cut to Dulcinea dancing is shown. It is supposed to be Sam's love interest and ex piano teacher Nicole as Dulcinea. However, you can see Nicole standing in the background, in the pink outfit she was wearing in scenes from the beginning of the episode.

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Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: After throwing the laundry bags out the back of the truck, close up shots on Sam and the girl show the back of the truck being relatively empty. However, the next shot from the rear of the truck has the back full of laundry bags again.

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Joel Amos Gordon

M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when dressed in drag, Sam has a cigarette with a long bit of ash on it. He looks at his "reflection" and there is a short bit of ash on the cigarette, then it cuts back to him and there is a short bit of ash.

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Joel Amos Gordon

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Sam and Ruben are fighting in the locker room they knock over a set of lockers (and only one set) and the door flies open on it. When they roll over the set of lockers the camera cuts and 2 sets of lockers are suddenly knocked down with all locker doors closed.

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Joel Amos Gordon

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the fight between Sam and Ruben in the locker room, Ruben has a white visor in his hands during the fight which magically disappears during the fight after a camera cut, and Ruben leaves after the coach breaks up the fight, without the visor.

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Joel Amos Gordon

How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Though he's leaped into someone else, we always see Sam as Sam, dressed in all the host's clothes (including glasses or sunglasses). His host is revealed only in reflections. But here, when he looks at his host-self in the mirror, the hat and clothes are all identical - except that the reflection is wearing glasses, and Sam isn't.

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Jean G

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: A confused Sam/Tom stumbles out into the yard bare-chested with shaving cream smeared on his face and neck. In the next shot, though he hasn't touched it, the cream is suddenly all over his chest as well.

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Jean G

8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: Willis drops his cap on the road when he runs away. It's still there in the long shot of him running, but after the commercial break we return to the same scene, and as Sam stands up, the cap is no longer on the road behind him.

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Jean G

Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When Sam tells Al the bartender that he knows another Al who uses the term "caca," Al leans over toward him to say, "Common expression." The camera angle reverses, and Al is abruptly not leaning any more, but standing back from the bar in his earlier position.

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Jean G

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Chewie is wearing the number 86 jersey in both games. However, when he is sitting out with his supposedly injured knee we see a shot of the number 86 jersey chasing an opponent.

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Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Sam and his sister are on the trapeze and she does a double and he catches her you can see that the bar she jumped from is not moving behind her. Then when she jumps back to it, it's swinging again.

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Joel Amos Gordon

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the party after the 1st game when Chewie and Sam are talking about the championship, Chewie pulls up a chair and sits on it backwards with his hands in his lap. After the cut to another camera, his arms are up on the back of the chair.

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Joel Amos Gordon

The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After Miss Melanie's son leaves, Sam/Jessie reaches out to steady her. His left hand is on her shoulder until the camera angle changes, when both his hands are at his sides. Change angles again, and his hand is back on her shoulder.

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Jean G

Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: At one point when the police are chasing Sam, the car has a Sheriff's star on the driver's side door; however, when Sam drives into Clayton, no star is to be seen.

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Joel Amos Gordon

All Americans - November 6, 1962 - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In one play during the montage sequence of the championship game, the quarterback for the Jaguars (Sam) is number 15 - but he wears 12 throughout the rest of the show. This is Sam, because Al later tells him to quit, so he's been playing the whole game.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Sam is talking to Al in the store (while looking at car seats), Al checks on Margaret Dalton and holds the handset at chest level. The shot switches to Sam down on his knees and it's at his face level (about Al's waist). Then the shot switches back to Al and the handset is again chest high.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957 - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Sam is at the graveside, snow is falling and a close-up shot shows Sam covered in snow, but the wide angle shot shows little to no snow on him.

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8 1/2 Months - November 15, 1955 - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: After Sam refuses to sign the adoption papers, he's leaning forward with one hand to his mouth, talking to Mrs. Thailer. When the shot cuts to a wider angle, he's suddenly leaning back with both hands supporting his weight behind him.

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Jean G

Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: The FBI agent's car is riddled with bullets in the opening scene. A few shots later, the same car rounds a corner during the chase, and all the bullet holes have disappeared.

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Jean G

The Leap Home (1) - November 25, 1969 - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: The corn stalks behind Sam and Al are rustling and moving in a brisk wind in the two-shots. But in all the close-ups, the stalks are standing perfectly still.

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Jean G

Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: After the bad guys attack the laundry truck and the girl starts throwing bags out of the truck, one sees in the close up shot a bullet-ridden gray door, but in the wide angle shot it's a pristine brown door.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Raped - June 20, 1980 - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the courtroom, when Kevin is being questioned by the prosecutor, she introduces several photos of Katie to the judge. The judge keeps two or three of them, and the prosecutor carries one to the witness stand. As she is carrying it to the stand, it can be seen that it is a photo of Katie wearing a dark top, with what appears to be a fluorescent light over Katie's head. The prosecutor then places the photo on the stand for Kevin to view, and it shows Katie wearing a white hospital gown with blue dots. After the prosecutor questions Kevin, the defense attorney walks over to the stand and picks up the photo. This time, it shows Katie in a red v-neck top, with no light above Katie's head.

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M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when Sam is undressing and Al is telling him who he leaped into, in one shot Sam is taking off his beaded necklace and in the next his necklace is off and he's taking off his belt, but Al continues the sentence so no time passed during the cut.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: At the end when Sam punches out the bad guy, there is not a white piece of trash stuck to the back of his left shoulder. Two shots later, there is a white piece of trash there.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Play Ball - August 6, 1961 - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: The mud stain Sam gets in his slide covers most of the front of his baseball jersey. But a few shots later, it becomes a much smaller streak on just the left side.

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Jean G

Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In practice, when Sam's sister tries to do the triple and he misses her, the wide angle shot shows that she is already below Sam's arms when she reaches out. But when it cuts to a close shot, she is able to almost catch his arms.

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Joel Amos Gordon

The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Sam leaves the jail after the Sheriff has released him from custody, we can see Sam's reflection, not Jesse Tyler's, in the window on the door as it swings shut behind Sam.

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Phixius

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the shower, the Burma Shave cream on Sam's face changes from being partially washed off to being thick and foamy, then back to partially washed off.

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Phixius

Last Dance Before An Execution - May 12, 1971 - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: When Sam is strapped into the electric chair, the huge clock on the wall behind him, which is there so that both the prison doctor and the reporters viewing the execution can mark the time of death, reads 7:00. The final scene runs for more than five minutes - after which the clock still reads 7:00.

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Jean G

Last Dance Before An Execution - May 12, 1971 - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: As Sam is marched down the corridor to the electric chair, Raul reaches through the cell bars and begs him to confess. In long shots, Raul's arms are fully extended. But in close-ups, his arms are folded and wrapped around the bars.

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Jean G

Leaping in Without a Net - November 18, 1958 - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: Throughout the show, the big top changes from one with many blue stripes on the ceiling, to one with a couple of blue stripes and a dark center, and back again.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In the diner, the smudges on Sam's face keep changing shape from one shot to the next.

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Jean G

Lee Harvey Oswald (1) - October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963 - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: In the Japanese bar, when Sam takes a drink from the beer bottle, the label is facing him. When Oswald (who is Sam's reflection in the mirror) takes the same drink, the label has rotated several degrees and is facing outward, away from him.

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Jean G

Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: After the bad guy tries to hit the granddaughter with the pool cue, Sam grabs it. In the wide angle shot it shows Sam's left hand about 6-8 inches from the middle (where the dark wood inlay is), but in the next close-up shot, his hand is only about 2 inches from the middle.

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Joel Amos Gordon

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Al casts a shadow on the airplane. That's should not occur, since Al is a hologram.

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It's A Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: When Sam goes in to talk with Max's father, Sam/Max is wearing glasses. But in one brief shot, his reflection in the mirror isn't.

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Jean G

Genesis (2) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sam ejects from the X-2 and parachutes to safety, he lands on the desert floor and the chute comes down on top of him, covering him completely. In the very next shot, we see him lying face up and the parachute has entirely disappeared.

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Jean G

Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The wide shot of the raft shows clear skies but the closeups are all cloudy.

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Freedom - November 22, 1970 - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Sam is talking to Al in the desert about what year it is. Al's cigar jumps in his mouth and back to his hand.

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Jimmy - October 14, 1964 - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode Michael Madsen's character attempts to run over Sam with a forklift, causing the boy to fall into the water and almost drown. As the boy is falling into the water, there is a wide shot of the action. In the scene, a box is being pushed over the edge into the harbor. In the close shot following, the box is gone, as are other items nearby.

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Her Charm - September 26, 1973 - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: The rearview mirror on Nick's car disappears and reappears repeatedly, when he pursues the laundry truck and later at the cabin.

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Super Grover

Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When Sam uses martial arts against the men from the van, one of them pulls a knife as he kneels on his right knee in the close-up, but next shot he is kneeling on his left knee.

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Another Mother - September 30, 1981 - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When one of the sicko men from the van pulls a knife on Sam, the white blouse is either tucked into the skirt or hangs over it, depending on the shot.

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The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: The size and shape of the hole Sam creates, when he breaks through the wall, is considerably different on the outside than it is on the inside of the burial chamber.

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Jean G

The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: When he starts swinging the pick-ax, Sam's bandanna instantly moves between shots from around his neck to over his face.

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Jean G

A Portrait for Troian - February 7, 1971 - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When she's confronting her brother on the dock, Troian's long hair shifts from being completely behind her back to falling over her shoulders in front with each change of camera angle.

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Jean G

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