Continuity mistake: In the scene where Danny has just taken the "nucleus" nacho chip, after Carrie walks in, the chip in Danny's hand keeps changing between shots, then disappears altogether almost instantly and his arms are folded when he begins his next line.
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Continuity mistake: When Doug and Carrie are in the living room talking about Doug not going out with Kelly again, he has the phone in his hand, gets upset and throws the phone down. Then Carrie is going to call Kelly for Doug, and when she goes to pick up the phone, it's placed perfectly back on the hook when it should be hanging near the floor from the way Doug threw it.
Continuity mistake: When Arthur is telling Carrie he has got a job, Carrie is putting out paper plates. She puts all three out and then the camera changes angle. When it does, one of the plates has moved across the table and Carrie is seen placing it in position again.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Arthur is on the phone with PBS to complain about getting a "Civil War Series" box set, the actual set of tapes changes drastically. When it's on the table and when Carrie brings it over to the counter its a pretty large, has an American flag motif, and says "Civil War" across the top. When it cuts back to it sitting on the counter its a much smaller box with a plain design and says "The Great War" along the bottom. It's obviously a different set, not just the camera angle.
Continuity mistake: Near the end after Trish Flintoff leaves, Doug is telling Carrie and Holly that she's a nice person. Doug is looking at Carrie, then the shot changes and he is immediately looking down and reaching towards his back pocket. It also looks like he's trying not to laugh.
Continuity mistake: In front shots of the house you see that the garage is in the front and opens to the street, but the garage door is behind the house entirely. It seems to open in a back alley or private entrance way. The way it is shown in establishing shots, it can not be open to the front street at the front of the house.
Continuity mistake: In many episodes, scenes are shot on the front porch. It is often shown as a large porch that spans a great deal of the front of the house. But shots of the house exterior from a distance show a small set of stairs with very little space near the door. This isn't a porch on the back of the house as it has been shown to only be door to a small yard.
Continuity mistake: When Carrie confronts Arthur about looking in her bag, her bra strap is slightly hidden by her top. Camera cuts to a front view of Carrie then back to behind her. Now her bra strap has moved and is totally visible. Carrie never touched it during this time as we see her hands.
Continuity mistake: In the kitchen when Arthur says he was a terrible father and gets up, Holly looks over at him with her hand on the edge of the table. She says, "Oh no", but then she's smiling. When the shot changes angle, her arms are crossed. Then Holly says, "Better than my dad, who was too busy chasing the almighty bottle of glue", her hand is instantly on the box of photos again.
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Continuity mistake: Doug finishes playing the tennis game on the TV with Arthur and goes into the kitchen to get the Cheese Doodles. While talking to Carrie, he puts the Cheese Doodle package on the table with a can of cola behind it. He then goes to get a glass from the cupboard and in the next shot you see the cola is in front of the Cheese Doodles.
Continuity mistake: After Spence suffers from his allergic reaction to peanuts he's seen lying on the couch. Doug then says something to the effect of having to scrape Spence's lunch off the fence, indicating that he threw up. But the allergic reaction took place before they got to the lunch.
Continuity mistake: The Home Cheapo Series:In the scene where Deacon, Kelly, Carrie and Doug are silently debating over who will pay the bill, Doug pushes the bill over to Deacon and it lands diagonally in front of Deacon's beer. In the next shot the bill has changed positions without being touched.
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Continuity mistake: In this episode, when Doug and Carrie are taking an adult literature class together, Doug comes down the stairs with his book in his hand, but when he sits on the couch he only has his book pillow and reading lamp, and runs back upstairs to get his book.
Continuity mistake: Arthur and Doug are sitting with beers in the basement. Arthur doesn't open his beer, but the sound of a bottle opening can be heard and suddenly his beer has foam all the way up to the top of the bottle. Arthur stands up and the bottle is still unopened. It cuts to Doug, then back to Arthur with no beer at all. Again it cuts to Doug, then back to Arthur, and he is holding the unopened beer again.
Continuity mistake: Carrie tells the preacher that she and Doug met at a bar. When she hears the lie about her falling on Doug as a kid, she believes it and acts as if that was their only meeting before the bar. But in the episode "Road Rayge", she mentioned a junior high school dance where Doug asked her to dance.
Continuity mistake: In the final scene where Arthur takes his ornament from near the bottom of the tree and puts it closer to the top, the door to the kitchen is closed. Then in the next shot from inside the kitchen, the door is already open as Arthur walks towards camera.
Continuity mistake: In this episode, Doug looks out his bedroom window and sees his parents and Arthur standing on the porch by the front door, but in season one, the episode when Richie sleeps with their neighbor, Carrie and Doug's bedroom window faces the Sacksi bedroom window.
Continuity mistake: In 1-9 "Road Rayge", Doug and Carrie are sitting watching TV and a song comes on. She tells Doug it is their song, because in junior high he asked her to dance and she said no and gave him the finger. However in this episode we see they first met at a bar and Carrie went home with Richie.
Continuity mistake: After Doug says "Let's hit the streets", Doug, Arthur, Deacon and Kirby go on a mini crime-spree. During this montage each characters outfit completely changes several times. They are also dressed very lightly for late October/early November in New York.
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Continuity mistake: During the first shuffleboard scene, the characters are brightly lit and cast by long dark shadows (indicating early morning or late afternoon), but when you see shots of the shuffle pucks flying into the bleachers, the bleachers' and extras' shadows are cast straight down (indicating noon hour).
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Continuity mistake: During both driving scenes, the street lights in the background do not fade away in the distance to indicate they are actually driving forward. When Doug, Carrie and Arthur are pulled over waiting for Spence (and again when waiting for Arthur at Dairy Queen), lights scroll over the car and the sound of a passing vehicle can be heard but no car is seen to pass by or drive away in the distance.
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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Priority Plus is mentioned, after the Priority Plus driver has got Doug out of the drive through, he gives Doug a lift in his truck. In some shots there is a window on the side of the street. In the window there is no Priority Plus truck visible.
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Carrie and Doug are in the kitchen and Carrie is explaining why she wants to quit school, she fills a glass of water to the top of the glass. A few shots later, she sets the glass down on the counter without taking a drink and it is less than half full.
Continuity mistake: At the dinner table while talking about being obscure at work, Doug starts pouring his beer into a glass. But immediately in the next shot he is finished pouring and both bottle and glass are on the table. A moment later he picks up the beer and pours it into the glass a second time.
Continuity mistake: When Ritchi and Spence are at the cafe, Spence pours the remainder of the pitcher into his cup. The shot goes back to him, and it appears he took a large sip because his cup is near empty. When Doug and Deacon come in, Spence's glass is almost full again.
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Continuity mistake: When Doug has just shot himself and Carrie calls him at work, he looks back to Deacon before answering the phone. On the platform behind Deacon, a woman IPS employee appears instantly. Also, the IPS staff walking behind them do not match between shots.
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Continuity mistake: Doug and Carrie are fighting in the kitchen. Around the time that Carrie says, "I give you one thing and you screw it up," Carrie's handbag in the background is standing upright. The shot goes back to Doug. When it goes back to Carrie and she is leaving, she picks up her handbag which is now no longer upright. Her handbag also looks like it has been shifted.
Continuity mistake: When Arthur asks Doug for a game of ping pong, the paddle is lying flat on the table. In the next shot there is a ball under the paddle which Arthur picks up (The ball is still on the table). In the next shot the paddle is back on the table and the ball is missing.
Continuity mistake: When Doug is desperately trying to sell filters at IPS, he drops four boxes. When he picks them up, the position of one box in his right hand is constantly changing. Blue picture is facing the camera, but when the camera cuts, now Writting is facing where the camera was. Doug has not moved in this time.
Continuity mistake: When Doug jumps out of the porta-potty before the rival ice-cream truck smashes through it, the door is open and Doug immediately lands on the ground; but when the shot changes, the porta-potty door is closed and we can't see Doug rolling onto the ground. Also, when the truck smashes into the porta-potty, liquid splashes everywhere; but when we see Doug in the next shot he is dry and no liquid on the ground around him.
Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode when Doug and Carrie are at Deacon and Kelly's apartment, you can see a picture on the wall in the hallway behind them. Then when Doug and Carrie leave, the wall is much further back and there's a window and plant instead of the picture on the wall.
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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Doug is putting his jacket on to go outside to scrape frost off the car, the lamp in the corner of the living room is off. In the next shot from outside the lamp is instantly on and when can see Carrie did not turn it on.
Continuity mistake: When Doug and Carrie are arguing outside the neighbour's house, Doug takes a big swig from the Scotch bottle and then puts it on the ground. After the police pull up, the shot cuts back to Doug and Carrie. Doug picks up the bottle from the neighbour's porch railing.
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