ER

ER (1994)

49 mistakes in season 4

Good Touch, Bad Touch - S4-E5

Revealing mistake: When Greene and Benton are at the coffee stall, Greene calls Benton "Eriq," which of course is the actors real name.

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Suggested correction: Mark does not call Peter "Eriq", he calls him "Peter" - he says it quickly and the audio is a bit unclear with the sounds of street traffic, but if you turn up the volume, it is indeed Peter.

Think Warm Thoughts - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Anna is holding the "virtual pet" after realising it has died, in the shots from the front she is holding it in both hands, but from the back it's only in her right hand. It's tricky to see because there is a pile of papers in the way, but her left hand is folded in front of her in the shots from behind.

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Of Past Regret and Future Fear - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: After Anna tells Tina Marie she might have kidney problems, Tina grabs her husband Emmett's hand and then puts her other hand over it; the next shot shows her hand is still on the tray and then she moves it to cover Emmett's again.

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Good Touch, Bad Touch - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Carter is examining the patient Tom Angevine who drove into a tree, we can see two very noticeable parallel cuts from his eye to his chin - but as it goes to close up they miraculously disappear.

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Fathers and Sons - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In season 2, Doug mentioned that he hadn't seen or spoken to his father in 22 years, since he was twelve. But when he's going through his father's things at the motel, he finds pictures of himself from high school. Plus, he mentions his father teaching him how to drive when he was about 13 or 14.

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Suggested correction: He said he was 13 or 12 no mention of 14.

Ground Zero - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Carter is talking to Carol about his grandmother. The shot is mainly on her but we can see him put his pen away and pick up a chart - then the shot goes to him and we see him do the same thing again.

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Carter's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Carter comes into the ER with breakfast for everyone, he slips on the muddy floor and the food goes flying. A cardboard tray flies straight up from his left hand but ends up a few feet to his right, which defies the laws of physics.

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When the Bough Breaks - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Kerry is talking to Doug about his fellowship proposal, his stethoscope moves a couple of inches higher on his neck, even though he never touches it.

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Shades of Gray - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: The patient Zoe is in the ER with her boyfriend while Doug, Carol and Lydia work around her. At one point she puts her hand up to her throat, but in the next shot it's down by her hip, without enough time for the change.

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Freak Show - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: Peter, Elizabeth, and Romano are with the little boy who has organ reversal and as Romano says "genetic breakthroughs are in the wings", Peter puts on one glove. As Lizzie asks him if something is wrong, he is putting on the glove again. As they continue to talk, he begins to examine Rodney, but when the shot changes, he is still putting on his gloves.

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Obstruction of Justice - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the start of the show, Carter gets a can of soft drink from the machine and just then his cousin Chase shows up in the ER - they hug and somehow the can, which should be in Carter's hand, has disappeared.

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Carter's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Lizzie puts two cans of soft drink on the table in front of Peter - but a short time later they have moved noticeably, even though neither of them touched them.

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Something New - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jeanie and Al are in the diner, when she spears a piece of fruit on her fork, Al has his hand on his hip. However, when the shot changes and she says, "How about your grandmother?", his hand is up on her shoulder.

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Obstruction of Justice - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Carol goes to get Doug to see the sickle-cell patient, the clock reads 3:50. The next few scenes include Rachel arriving at the hospital and being taken to the dentist and for a dual makeovers by Cynthia. When Mark is walking by the same clock with Herb the lawyer, it reads 2:30. He then says goodbye to Herb and his ex-wife arrives to pick up Rachel, who is now back in the ER with Cynthia. The clock times do not reflect the sequence of scenes.

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Carter's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Dr. Wesr is talking to Kerry outside while it is snowing. He has quite a lot of snow on his shoulders, but within a few seconds, most of it has disappeared, which in real life wouldn't happen.

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Do You See What I See? - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: After Dr. West leaves Anspaugh's office, the next shot shows both Kerry's hand and stethoscope have changed position. Also, the throw which had been fully visible behind her, is now only visible on the right side.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Romano is standing outside an ER room watching through the glass. To his left, down the hall, we can see a woman pushing someone in a wheelchair. But when the shot goes to him entering the room, there's an extra behind him on the left pushing a large cart of supplies - there was nowhere for him to come from.

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Shades of Gray - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Doug goes into the ER room to respond to the boy, who's saying "go away." His mother has her arm around his head and is telling the drunk with his teeth out to go away. Then the shot changes and we see the boy's head, but no mother. A quick shot change and there she is again, cradling his head.

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Obstruction of Justice - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: Just before Carter is let out of his jail cell, he is examining his cellmate's carbuncle - his patient had a cigarette behind his ear throughout the scene but as the shot goes to show the cop arriving, the cigarette has gone.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Mark comes into the cafeteria with a sytrofoam bowl of something, and when he sits down he starts to take the lid off. The next shot shows him already eating it with a spoon - there was no time to accomplish this so quickly.

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When the Bough Breaks - S4-E4

Other mistake: When Doug and the nurses are watching the TV about a motorcycle accident, Kerry comes along and calls him Mark. This could be a character error, but as Doug responds 'yeah', and they talk, it indeed becomes a production error. In real life, the person would have corrected her.

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Freak Show - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Peter comes in to talk to Rodney's father Isaac, the clock on the wall says 11:40 - which it had also read a few scenes earlier when Rodney came out of surgery. After Peter checks the chart and starts to talk to Isaac, the clock has somehow changed to 3:30.

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Obstruction of Justice - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Doug and Carol are making out in the exam room, their hands are around each other's waists. When Cynthia interrupts, suddenly his hands are around her face.

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Ground Zero - S4-E6

Audio problem: When Greene is outside by the river explaining what happened to him, there are a couple of really bad sound edits in the background noise. These are really obvious as the sound suddenly changes, and for some reason the background noise in this scene is very loud, almost as loud as the dialogue; very strange.

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A Hole in the Heart - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: When Doug and Carol are talking in the Pedes ICU, from one angle his head is against the back of the rocking chair, but from the other angle, his head is leaning forward. This continues for the scene, from shot to shot.

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Do You See What I See? - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: When Carter enters the hospital with the patient Lenny, he suddenly has latex gloves on, when just a second before, when the scene was outside, he had no gloves on. There just wouldn't have been time for him to get them on.

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Do You See What I See? - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Within the space of what would appear to be more than 5 minutes in the ER, considering the continuous flow of action (starting with Kerry offering to get Pablo a taxi and ending with Dr. West examining the patient Lenny) the clock goes from 10:30 to 6:20. Shortly after that Dr. West pronounces Lenny dead, saying 13:38 (or 1:38).

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A Hole in the Heart - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the show, Doug is examining baby Josh and puts his stethoscope in his ears. Kerry says, "Your actions are totally irresponsible", and the shot goes to Doug. There is no sign of the stethoscope anywhere. The next shot, from behind him, shows it's around his neck. He then takes it off and the next shot should show it in his hands - but it's disappeared again.

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Exodus - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: Carter rushes over to a Coke dispenser where there are four plastic jugs filled with ice and we see him dump all four of them into a plastic tub. The camera goes to Anna, who says "Carter, Carter" and then we see him dump the last two jugs again. When Carter reaches the patient, there is considerably more ice in the tub than he had to begin with.

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Gut Reaction - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: In the OR, Peter is trying to save Dr. Swanson's life. Lizzie is standing in the corner watching. She has her right hand up to her chin, resting the elbow on her left hand, which is at her waist. Subsequent shots show the opposite - her left hand on her right.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When the "accident" victims are brought in near near the start of the show, a woman wearing overalls is covered in masses of glistening blood in the closeup - but the wider shot shows less blood and it is much more dried on her clothing.

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Obstruction of Justice - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jeanie is in the office with Kerry, Anspaugh, and the union rep discussing her firing, her stethoscope changes position over her name tag several times within a few seconds.

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Good Touch, Bad Touch - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the start of the show, Peter is holding baby Reese upright when he opens the door to Carla's room, but as the shot changes to show him coming through the door, suddenly the baby is lying horizontally in his arms.

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A Hole in the Heart - S4-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When the ER team is helping Victor's children and wife you can see a camera's reflection on Lydia's back when she is helping Victor's daughter.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Lizzie sees Dr. Morgenstern for the first time in the ER and she asks Kerry, "Who the hell was that?", and Kerry answers, "Our Chief of Emergency Medicine." Yet when he resigns in Episode 19, he tells Peter he's resigning as Chief of Surgery. Unless he held both positions, Kerry's answer could not be considered a character mistake, as she would have known what his position was.

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Do You See What I See? - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Even though Carter and Henry were outside in the snow when the patient Lenny arrived, and they had quite a bit of snow in their hair, when the shot goes to them entering the building, we don't see any snow on Carter and Henry - but there is still lots on the patient and the paramedics.

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A Hole in the Heart - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: When Anna and Max are talking in the lounge, a piece of her hair is hanging over her ear when the shot is from behind her shoulder, but from the front angle, it's tucked smoothly behind her ear.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: Just before the bowl of pablum falls onto Peter's head, look carefully to see a white adult hand (looks female) holding baby Reese's spoon, and push the bowl so it flips over onto the actor's head.

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Exodus - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When Carter is doing the eye test on the old woman, between shots he is holding the glass in front of a different eye instantly.

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Do You See What I See? - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: The paramedics bring Lenny by ambulance and are taking him out of the back of it - Carter picks up the chart from the gurney as the paramedic describes the patient - but suddenly the chart is back on the gurney - we should have seen Carter do this but we don't.

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Something New - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Anna leaves the little boy Skyler's room, she has his chart under her right arm - but when she gets through the door and joins Doug in the hall, the chart has transferred to under her left arm, with no time for the change.

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Of Past Regret and Future Fear - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: When Carter is trying to get his cousin Chase to draw a picture, sometimes there is a glass of juice on the tray and sometimes there isn't.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the show, Peter is feeding Reese in the hospital cafeteria. Reese has a bowl of pablum that is in the middle of his high chair tray. The next shot shows the bowl way over to the left, even though there was no time for the change in position.

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Something New - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Oliver, the brain tumour patient, is talking to Anna, Henry, and Carter. He has his right arm up on the bed railing - but as he says "cook", his arm is suddenly down in his lap.

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Ambush - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Mark is intubating the man who is paralyzed from the neck down. We can see his hands working - we know it is him by the splint on his wrist and he is talking as he works. However, Malik comes in and calls him away, and he rushes off, but the hands working on the patient don't change.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Doug is sitting at the cafeteria with Mark, Peter and baby Reese, his arm is stretched out on the table as Peter says, "fifteen minutes of quality time". The shot changes and suddenly there is no sign of his arm.

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Of Past Regret and Future Fear - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: As Carter's grandmother is asking him if he'll be at his grandfather's dinner, we see him pick up a mug by its handle - but the next shot, from behind his shoulder, shows him holding the mug by the side.

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A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Just before Peter bends over beside Reese, an extra is starting to walk behind them. The next shot shows the cereal on Peter's head and we should be able to still see the extra, but there's no sign of him.

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My Brother's Keeper - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the show, Doug is working on the computer while Mark is talking to him. At first there is a document sitting on top of a thick black book but that disappears after a couple of shots - and neither of them touched it.

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