Desperate Housewives

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.

00:29:55

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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.

00:13:15

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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.

00:09:55

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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.

00:05:20

Chaz1003

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rex Van De Kamp is at the restaurant, his fork is half way over his napkin then in a later shot it's completely on the napkin.

00:26:50

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant, Bree makes a salad for Rex at the salad bar. It is fairly tall with lots of tomatoes. The salad she gives him is flatter and missing many of the tomatoes.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Susan sits on the couch in Edie's house, just after she throws the bra behind her and knocks the candles over, a crew member in blue jeans can be seen moving on the floor behind the couch to the right.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lynette is in the supermarket, right after she loses track of the twins, she is seen pushing her shopping cart down the aisle,and in the seat there's only a pink blanket. But when she sees Nelly Klein, her baby daughter is sitting in the seat with the blanket and one of her sons is riding in the basket.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Bree is watering the flowers in the bathroom at the hospital, a shadow of the cameraman is visible behind her.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Season 1, episode 1 (Pilot): While Gaby and Carlos are arguing in their house, we can see a sofa and some other items in a semi-circular alcove with five tall windows on the far wall of the front room, and a painting near the stairs. A minute later, Carlos leaves and Gaby is alone with John, and the room has changed drastically. The alcove is now a flat wall with two windows and a fireplace. The sofa and some other things are missing and the painting moved to above the fireplace. This inconsistency exists because after the pilot was filmed, the set was redesigned and the part of John Rowland was recast. The scenes with John were reshot after the redesign took place, but the majority of this episode, including the first half of this scene (the argument), used the original footage.

00:17:30

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