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ER (1994)

35 mistakes in season 3

Ghosts - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Abbie is asking Peter and Carter questions about infant developmental stages and they are standing up straight next to the crib. When she says "don't worry, Dr. Benton", the shot shows Peter with one elbow draped over the crib and Carter is leaning over with arms folded. They could not have changed so quickly in real time.

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Faith - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When Mark is examining Louise, her Barbie changes position several times from shot to shot.

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Homeless for the Holidays - S3-E10

Plot hole: When Mark slips and falls in the staff lounge, he puts both hands on the table to catch himself - but we can see him (the actor) quite deliberately lower his head to one hand - this is supposedly where he cuts himself, but he actually hits his hand and not the table. This would not produce the deep cut he ended up with. Also, the head makes contact on the left of his forehead and he ends up with a cut on the right. And when we actually see the cut, it is vertical and logic tells us that it would have been impossible for him to have a vertical cut from the angle he fell.

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Homeless for the Holidays - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Nick the dog is standing in the sink and Mark and Doug have got him just about completely covered in soap. The dog jumps out and runs out of the room - by the time he reaches the hall, only a couple of seconds later, the soap has almost completely disappeared.

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Fortune's Fools - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Benton is talking to Carla about her preganancy test and they go through the double doors to the snowy outdoors. Carla has nothing in her hand when she pushes the doors open, but once outside she is holding a hat - she wouldn't have even had time to pull it out of her pocket.

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The Long Way Around - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: While Carol is trying to save Mr. Novotny's life, Mrs. Novotny's hair alternates from being loose and hanging over her cheeks to being neatly tucked back into her bun. In fact, a few minutes later when Carol asks for her keys, her hair looks just-brushed shiny and newly coiffed - it's unlikely she would have fussed over her hair at this stressful time.

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Homeless for the Holidays - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: When Mark goes to treat his cut, he leaves the lounge with a couple of tissues held to his head. He gets some supplies and puts a supposedly fresh piece of gauze to his forehead - however the gauze already has some "blood" on it - a feature the camera obviously wasn't supposed to catch. When Jeanie comes over to check it out, he pulls the gauze away from himself and - voila - there's the bloodstain.

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Whose Appy Now? - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Peter signs the consent form for his surgery, his head is raised off his pillow a few inches. The shot changes and he continues to sign - but now his head is lying on the pillow even though he didn't have time to move.

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Faith - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Carol sits down at the breakfast table in a normal sitting position, however the next shot shows her with her knee up on the chair, almost up to her chin.

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Fortune's Fools - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Dr. Hicks is standing in front of the surgery white board talking to Carter and she says "Care to join me?" He replies "Love to" and the shot goes right back to her - she has moved 8 or 10 inches to the left, without enough time to have done this in real life.

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Random Acts - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: When Dr. Greene is being attacked in the toilet, he is thrown into a supposedly brick wall. It bends and wobbles like a set wall would.

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Let the Games Begin - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Carol is at her house with her mother, who makes 2 cups of coffee. She brings them to the table and Carol takes one but in the next shot, both mugs are still sitting on the table in the original position.

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The Long Way Around - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: Kerry follows Carol outside and as Carol is holding her gloved hands up in front of her Kerry asks her if she needs anything, and as she replies, "No thanks, I'm fine," her hands are suddenly in her pockets.

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The Long Way Around - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: Carol is working on James' injury and Duncan goes to answer the phone. James has his arm wrapped around the phone but the shot changes to focus on Robert - we can still see James but his arm is now at his waist, even though he had no time to change positions.

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The Long Way Around - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Novotny offers to get aspirin, Angie helps her up by Mrs. N.'s left hand - there's no blood on it, but the next shot shows her hand quite covered in dried blood. Mrs. N. has no blood on her clothes, despite being right next to her husband while he bled to death and Carol administered CPR.

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One More for the Road - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: In this episode you see Carol and Doug discussing Charlie over phoning and chart-reviewing. Carol is standing beside Doug. Suddenly somebody calls from behind the desk. It's Tommy, a "friend" of Charlie. When he's in the picture, you see Carol sitting in a chair, instead of standing. If she had moved to the chair, she must have done that SO fast, it's impossible.

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Random Acts - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: Chris Daw confronts Mark in the parking garage with the bill from the hospital for his brother's care. Mark folds up the bill, but as Chris says, "They don't understand", the bill is suddenly open in his hand again.

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Dr. Carter, I Presume - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Peter and Jeanie are outside talking about their test results, there is an extra in a green sweater behind them who covers more ground than humanly possible from one shot to the next.

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No Brain, No Gain - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: Carter is working on a patient who has swallowed a lot of taffy - he is sitting behind his head with both hands working on his mouth. But when Anspaugh walks in he suddenly has one elbow up in the air and the other hand wrapped around the patient's chin. There was no time for the change in position.

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Last Call - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Carol and Mark are arguing with Doug about him examining the girl, the door behind her is closed. At the end of the scene, as Doug walks away, the door is open, even though no one went near it.

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