How I Met Your Mother

The Perfect Week - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: Lily and Marshall mention that they've been using the same toothbrush ever since they've been together, but in the 14th episode of the 1st season, "Zip, zip, zip", Marshall and Lily are simultaneously brushing their teeth with a tooth brush each (before Ted and Victoria get home). (00:05:05)

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Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Robin says in this episode that she never played team sports and was always a loner. However in a later episode, (The Prom episode) she mentions she missed her prom due to field hockey nationals.

Intervention - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In this episode, both Ted and Marshall mention that Lucy, Stella's daughter, is 7 years old, when in the previous season (13th episode of 3rd season, Ten Sessions) Stella states: "I have a daughter. Her name is Lucy, she's 8." Did she grow younger?

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Everything Must Go - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: In Ted's flashback where Barney's mysterious saboteur is talking to Lily, the girl has straight blonde hair. In episode 14, "The Bracket" where his saboteur was first introduced and she originally spoke to Lily, she had curly blonde hair in the same sequence.

As Fast As She Can - S4-E23

Continuity mistake: Barney drives fast to prove to his friends that he can talk his way out of a ticket, however in the earlier seasons, when Marshall's car broke down, they tell a story about Barney driving and he cannot drive, and seems to have a fear of driving.

Duel Citizenship - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: Ted says that Marshall and he only ate jerky and drank Tantrum on their road trips. In 2-17 "Arrivederci, Fiero" however it's established that Marshall had a rule forbidding any kind of food or drink, even groceries, in his Fiero. (00:01:15)

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Suggested correction: Marshall came up with the rule because of Lily and Robin. Before they met, in the era when Ted and Marshall had road trips, they would've had food and drinks.

Nope, the no food or drinks rule is because his brothers made him get 12 hot cups of coffee without lids and drive with them naked, and he got burnt. That was when he got the car, before he met Ted.

Intervention - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: After the gang gets to the bar around the end of the episode, Ted starts his speech about how they all need to move on. As he moves over to the booth, he tells the people sitting there to get out. You can see that the girl takes her phone with her, and there is no other phone anywhere on the table. A few seconds later, she comes back saying that she left her phone, and now the phone is visible on the table. (00:19:25)

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Swarley - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: After Ted's date Jeanette smashes the car windshield, the glass is undamaged in the next shot. (00:06:50)

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Arrivederci, Fiero - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In this episode we learn that Barney doesn't know how to drive. But throughout the whole series there are reference that he actually does, such as: In 'Come On' (22nd episode 1st season) : Penelope says to Barney: "We had sex twice in your car." In 'Moving Day' (18th episode 2nd season) : Barney drives away with Ted's rental van. In 'The Bracket' (14th episode 3rd season) : Barney stole Holly's SUV as they were camping.

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Miracles - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: When Ted gets in the taxi, the code on the taxi is 6Z28. Then, it changes to 9Z72 right before the accident. Then back to 6Z28 right before it gets hit. To top that, the cab Barney wants to take to the hospital is also code 9Z72.

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Life Among the Gorillas - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: At the karaoke bar, just before Lily storms off, the song book changes position on the table between shots.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Marshall and Barney are talking in the back of the cab, the red-edged black book on the dashboard moves back and forth between shots, though the cab is stationary.

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Bachelor Party - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In the car, just after Barney discovers they are not headed for Atlantic City, the DVD screen that has been hanging down from the car roof is suddenly stowed away between shots.

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Happily Ever After - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Robin says she never played any team sports in 1-6 "Slutty Pumpkin". But in this episode she talks about her relationship with her father, being on a hockey team that won a championship and she made out with her teammate.

The Yips - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: In this episode we get to see when Barney lost his virginity to Rhonda, The Man Maker. They had sex in her bed. But in season 2 (12th episode, First Time in New York), Barney says that his comforter smelled like menthol for a week.

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Purple Giraffe - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene at the bar, the level of beer in Ted's glass goes up and down between shots.

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Purple Giraffe - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Marshall runs after Ted to tell him to get French Onion Dip, his robe keeps changing from crossed over his chest to straight down.

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Blitzgiving - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: When Ted is explaining the curse of the blitz, they are all shown at the bar. But the blitz guy says he is going to leave because he just got Madden 2k1. If it's 2001, why is Robin in the shot? They didn't know her then.

The Lighthouse - S9-E8

Continuity mistake: When Ted and Tracey are on top of the lighthouse, the trees behind them change variety between close ups and the shot zooming out.

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Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M. - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: In the bar when discussing Ted going over to see Robin, the beer bottles in front of Marshall keep moving with no-one touching them. (00:07:50)

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