The Dick Van Dyke Show

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Continuity mistake: Every 4 episodes the table in the living room changes completely, one episode it's a huge oval table, in another it's a medium-sized round table, in another episode it turns into a very small round table, some times it's even a large egg shape.

Liz Blue 1970

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Suggested correction: So they got a new bookshelf between episodes. Or they moved it from another, unseen part of the room.

The Sick Boy and the Sitter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The whole kitchen is completely different from episode 2 onward till the end of the series. (Episode 2 onward it looks the same except for the outside behind the sliding glass door but the background is also flat. The house(s) and trees are flat, there are also no birds out there making any noise).

Liz Blue 1970

The Blonde-Haired Brunette - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In "Sick boy and the Sitter" the door to the writers room says "Allen Brady Show WRITING STAFF" in a nice 3D all bold caps type font (except for the 1st "N"). In this episode the door then says "Alan Beady Show STAFF WRITERS" also all caps, not bold, and not 3D type font.

Liz Blue 1970

To Tell or Not to Tell - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: In this episode Sally asks Rob if he has a brother, Rob says "Yes, but he is married." However his brother Stacy is trying to become engaged later in the series, in episodes "Stacy Petrie Part 1 and 2."


The Meershatz Pipe - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: The "Staff Writers" door is backwards. In other episodes the door opens up to the right, not to the left. Also the door is a dark color normally, unlike this scene in this episode where it's a light color. (00:19:41)

Hustling the Hustler - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Rob, Laura, Buddy and Blacky are in Robs basement, there is no wine bar, or giant boulder, and the steps that come down from upstairs lead straight up to nowhere. Because there's a window to the left beside the steps, rather than how it was when they were buying the house where you could see into the house. And there's a giant gap under the wall behind the pool table. There's also a random door that leads somewhere also behind the pool table. (00:24:47)

Ray Murdock's X-Ray - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: When Laura tries to read the phone number that Rob scratched out, Rob gives her the number as "New Rochelle 69970," which happens to be the Petrie's own phone number, as noted in other episodes.


When a Bowling Pin Talks, Listen - S2-E32

Continuity mistake: Buddy poked the punching bag with Mel's face on it. Then later Mel comes in when the delivery service guy comes. Mel's face is aiming towards the wall. His face on the punching bag keeps appearing and disappearing every time we jump cut from the writers and the delivery guy.

Liz Blue 1970

My Husband is the Best One - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: In a different episode the Alan Brady show writers were on a different floor than Alan Brady and Mel Cooley. Yet in this episode they're on the same floor because we can hear Alan yelling at Mell while Rob is in the writers room where Sally and Buddy, currently furious reading the magazine article. (00:14:37)

Liz Blue 1970

The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Donna goes back to the den to get her coat to show Arthur. Laura yells at Rob in the kitchen "Rob! Did you lock her in the Bathroom!?" It's a den in most of the episodes... Turns out in this episode it turns into a bathroom with carpet on the floor. (Supposedly when Laura is yelling at Rob in the kitchen).

Liz Blue 1970

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Laura Petrie: You wanna end up another Dwight Heatherton, go ahead.
Rob Petrie: Who's that?
Laura Petrie: Dwight Heatheron happens to be an excellent writer who is unknown because he gets no publicity.
Rob Petrie: Then how do you know him?
Laura Petrie: Oh Rob, he's famous.

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