How I Met Your Mother

Slapsgiving - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: Marshall turns on the computer, and a readout pops up clearly displaying 2h 45m left on the countdown. He then says "look at that - that means we're in the final hour left of the countdown".

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Challenge Accepted - S6-E24

Continuity mistake: When Ted leaves the bar he leaves his phone behind and yet he somehow still makes a phone call to Lily from the subway.

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Say Cheese - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: Barney claims in this episode he never "takes a bad picture". But in earlier episode "The Sexless Innkeeper" there were plenty of bad pictures of Barney in Marshall's Best Night Ever Montage.

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The Playbook - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: In season 5 episode 8, Marshall and Ted are playing on an Xbox 360 Console. If you look carefully, you see that Ted's Xbox controller has no batteries in it, yet he is playing the game with Marshall, and then a few scenes change and so do the batteries. Scene 1, 12 minutes and 23 seconds: Marshall's remotes has a battery in while Ted's is out. Scene 2, 12m 40s: Marshall's Xbox control has no battery in. Scene 3, 12m 51s: Marshall's battery is back in the controller. Scene 4, 12m 58s: Marshall's battery is out again. Scene 5, 13m 44s: Marshall's battery is back in.

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Purple Giraffe - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the closing scene at the bar, the level of beer in Marshall's glass goes up and down without him drinking any. Also, the glass goes from in his hand to on the table in an instant between shots. (00:19:25)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ted tells Robin that he loves her, Robin's hair jumps from behind to in front of her ear between shots. (00:16:10)

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Everything Must Go - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: When Lily is selling her favourite dress and is saying how she got a two syllable damn, the flashback shows her with the hairstyle she got after Coming Back from San Francisco, even though she said it happened in 2004. She should have had her shorter, lighter coloured hair. (00:15:10)

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Canning Randy - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When Randy reveals that he didn't sleep with Robin, the blood from his nose switches nostrils between shots.

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The Wedding - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Lily is in Robin's house with her dogs. In the episode "World's Greatest Couple", Robin reveals that Lily can not stay at her apartment because Lily is allergic to dogs.

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Belly Full of Turkey - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Lily and Marshall are talking in the kitchen, we see Lily put down the recipe card to the left of the jar of mayonnaise. The shot changes and the card is now to the right of the jar. (00:06:25)

pinkwafer
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The Pineapple Incident - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Marshall gives Ted the phone to find out who's number is on his arm, he presses 2 buttons then gets through. No time to dial the number. (00:12:00)

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Matchmaker - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: At the Matchmaker's office, when Barney is saying he just wants someone to hold, Ellen is seen putting her pencil down on the desk but in the next shot it is in her hand again. (00:03:50)

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Sandcastles in the Sand - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When Lily goes to the bar with her friend Michelle, Barney says "I want her around all the time." It then cuts from Barney to Lily's slightly shocked looking face, obviously from a previous cut/scene change, sitting at the table with them - she should still be walking to the bar with Michelle.

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Suggested correction: Those were different days. Robin agrees to watch Simon's practice before we see Michelle the first time, then the scene cuts to Robin watching the band practice, then the news feed and then the next scene with Michelle. All the character's clothes changed indicating a different time.

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Purple Giraffe - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The morning after the second party, the items on the coffee table change instantly between shots. Several beer bottles and blue cups vanish, whilst a red cup and red bowl appear. (00:11:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the group are at the bar, just as Ted asks Barney's opinion, Marshall's beer bottle goes from at his mouth to on the table in a second. (00:11:00)

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Return of the Shirt - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Steph is telling Ted that she used to star in adult films, we see her pick up the mini corn with her chopsticks from one angle, then the shot changes and she picks it up again. (00:02:30)

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Return of the Shirt - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the final scene at the bar, Barney is seen eating the olive from his drink and discarding the stick. A second later, when the shot changes, the olive and stick are back in his glass.

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Zip, Zip, Zip - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Robin leaves to get Battleship, Barney thinks they're going to have sex, whips his belt off, and throws it on the floor. When Robin returns, he's neatly folding his pants and draping them over a chair, and his belt is still threaded through the loops. (00:16:20)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Marshall is pouring champagne, the amount poured is much less than that shown when they all raise their glasses.

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Bachelor Party - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Lily's mother is looking at the gift Lily has just opened, the blue bow on the gift vanishes and then reappears between shots.

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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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Marshall: You should definitely go. Look, it's a chance to show her you are still friends and that you support her.
Barney: Or it's a chance to mess with her head by showing up with someone hotter, or even better, triple threat, hotter and bigger boobs!
Ted: That's only two.
Barney: Count again.

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The Best Burger in New York - S4-E2

Trivia: The Goliath National Bank logo can be seen at the end of the end credits.

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Question: Has the mother been cast yet? Also, does the film crew know who the mother is already?

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Chosen answer: She was finally shown at the very end of the last episode of season 8, continuing into season 9. The actor's name is Cristin Milioti: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2129662/.

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