Desperate Housewives

Love Is in the Air (a.k.a. What I Did for Love) - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Bree Van De Kamp is sitting on the couch talking to her marriage counselor, as she is doing so she picks up her purse and puts it on her lap, crossing her hands over it. When the camera switches back to her a second later the purse is back on the couch beside her in the exact position it was in before she picked it up.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Gaby and John are in her bedroom talking, she takes a drag from her cigarette while John asks why she isn't happy, but never exhales the smoke from that drag. 23 seconds pass from that drag to the next one and she's in frame the entire time (it cuts between shots of the two of them together and Gaby's close-ups, but doesn't cut away from her). It's also worth noting that Gaby is never seen smoking again at any other point in the series and no explanation is given as to why.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lynette is feeding her baby, we see from behind there is a backpack on her chair then when the shot changes it is not there.

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Welcome to Kanagawa - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Adam hands Katherine the note he found on the floor written by her aunt in a previous episode. Katherine is holding the paper up. When Adam walks around her in the next shot, the paper is gone and Katherine is only holding her keys/purse. The close up of Katherine (the very next shot) shows her holding the paper again.

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Continuity mistake: Episode 2:20 - While Susan and Edie are at the Hooters style restaurant, the amount of beer, and amount of head, in Edie's glass changes from shot to shot; It's not because she is drinking it.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lynette comes out of the pool, after getting her boys, she is wearing high heels, but when the shot changes to a distance, she isn't wearing anything on her feet.

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There's Something About a War - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When Lynette and Tom are talking, Tom says "Really I got the job?" and puts down the newspaper he was just reading. In the next shot we see Lynette and you can see Tom is still holding the paper and puts it down again.

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Continuity mistake: In episode "Like it was" when Gabby and Carlos are driving in the car, Gabby's hair keeps switching from behind her ear when the shot changes.

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Continuity mistake: Episode 2-23: Caleb hits Melanie with a piece of lumber and she falls to the ground. She falls with her feet towards Caleb, but in the close up (and each scene after) her head is now towards Caleb.

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Continuity mistake: Episode "If there's anything I can't stand" - The amount of cream on Victors chest during his rubdown changes between shots.

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Come in, Stranger - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Bree goes to see Zak, in one shot her hands are intercrossed, then in the next her arms are crossed.

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Pretty Little Picture - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Gabrielle and Carlos are saying hello to Ashley, the position of her hands change on the ball, from the front to the side to the front again.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Bree Van De Kamp is talking to Susan Mayer, when Bree is drinking from her cup we see that her fingers and thumb are both about the rim, yet when the shot changes to behind they're both much lower.

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There's Something About a War - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: As the nurse is talking to Susan about the operation, the folding of the paper the nurse is holding on the clipboard changes between shots. First it is half folded over, the next shot it has been folded right over and is being held right down. After this shot it changes again and is now folded back without her moving the paper.

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Continuity mistake: Season 2, Episode 20: When Gabrielle goes over to Dale to get him to sign the custody form for the baby; the sheet of paper is all creased and folded up. But when she shows it to Carlos it is not creased at all.

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Continuity mistake: When Betty is shown the crime scene photo of Melanie's body, Melanie is inches away from a pallet and the jacket covers most of her torso leaving only the right arm exposed. In the flashback scene, Melanie is feet away from the pallet and the jacket mainly covers her chest and face, leaving both arms uncovered.

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Ah, But Underneath - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When we see Lynette driving her kids, in the first shot we see some red, blue and white decoration in the front of the car to the right, then when the shot changes it's in the centre.

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Continuity mistake: In episode Now I know, Don't be Scared. When Carlos walks in to talk to Gabby about staying with Victor, she is drinking a glass of wine. She drains the glass except for a small sip, when she puts the glass down it's half full.

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Who's that Woman? - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Lynette and Gabrielle are talking to Paul, the boxes Gabrielle are holding change position between shots under her arms.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Bree Van De Kamp is first shown with her muffins, we see that the hand towel on the right basket is not in her hand, then when the shot changes it is.

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