How I Met Your Mother

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Before Marshall proposes the gold foil is still on the bottle of champagne. He sets it down with the foil still on and they have sex on the kitchen floor. When they sit up, he grabs the bottle of champagne again and the foil is already off.

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Canning Randy - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: There is a lot of foam in the glasses when Barney pours champagne, however after camera shot changes all the foam is gone. (00:10:15)

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The Platinum Rule - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: Barney blocks Ted's path by standing in front of the door. Watch his position as he says, "Ted, don't do this" for the second time, he has his right arm over his head. When the camera changes angles he has it down.

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Where Were We? - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the hotel bar, the red straws lying on the table next to Ted change position between shots without being touched.

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Where Were We? - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the bar where Robin is describing looking after Marshall as being like having a baby, Barney's drink moves from in his hands to on the table and back again instantly between shots. (00:06:30)

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Life Among the Gorillas - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: At the karaoke bar, when Marshall is deciding which song to sing, his beer bottle keeps switching hands between shots.

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Zip, Zip, Zip - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Robin and Barney meet up for drinks, the amount of ash on the end of Barney's cigar goes up and down frequently between shots. (00:06:10)

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Belly Full of Turkey - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Lily drops the potato chips on top of the 'salad', we can see a few chips sticking up beyond the top of the bowl. The shot changes and now the chips are laid flat, with none sticking up over the top. (00:07:40)

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Return of the Shirt - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Robin is talking to her boss about his dog, the pens and pencils in the holder on his desk change depending on the camera angle.

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Return of the Shirt - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Barney is crouched down, leaning against Robin's chair, the money in his right hand vanishes between shots.

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Purple Giraffe - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene at the bar, when Ted is debating whether or not to ask out Robin, Marshall's beer is in his hand when the camera is on him, but on the table when the shot is from behind him.

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The Chain Of Screaming - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: The ice cream Robin's eating in Ted's car keeps changing shapes between shots.

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Return of the Shirt - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: After Natalie throws spaghetti at Ted, the amount and position of the spaghetti pieces changes instantly between shots.

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Intervention - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In this episode we see that Barney punched a hole in the wall next to the door because Ted broke apart a girl fight. It is supposed to be under the calendar on the right side of the door. It is also said that Ted and Robin were dating at this time. But earlier, in the episode "Wait For It..." (3-1) We see Ted going through his break up phase after Robin. One of the phases is painting the apartment, and there is no hole.

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Wait For It... - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ted, Barney and their dates are in the tub, Barney is holding a bottle. He takes a sip (i.e. no cap) and hands it to Amy (Ted's date). Now it has a cap. She hands it to Ted who unscrews it and has a drink.

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First Time In New York - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Robin is talking to her sister Katie in the Empire State Building lobby, Katie's bag moves between shots. Sometimes she wears it with the strap hanging straight down from her shoulder, in other shots the strap goes across her chest like a messenger bag.

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How Lily Stole Christmas - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Ted, Robin and Barney are at the bar, discussing the fact that Barney is ill, the level of the drink in Robin's glass goes up and down between shots.

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Return of the Shirt - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the gang are discussing what Ted should say to break up with Natalie, the amount of beer in Marshall's glass goes up and down between shots.

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The Rough Patch - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: The scenes before Robin and Barney leave the diner vary depending on the angle. From outside we see that Robin fixes Barney's suit before they leave, but from the inside she doesn't.

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Everything Must Go - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: When Barney and Abby are lying in bed after the Local Art Cafe scene, Abby's arms/hands change positions between shots.

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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.

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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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Lucky Penny - S2-E15

Question: I'm confused, what exactly was wrong with Barney's legs in this episode? Why couldn't he move them?

Answer: After running the marathon for Marshall with no training, he's allowed to ride the subway for free. While sat on the train, the muscles in his legs start to seize up after the marathon to the point it is painful to move his legs. This is why he can't move them. It's the same reason your body aches after a good session at the gym the day before.

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Answer: Barney ran a marathon without any training and over exerted his muscles. While he was able to walk after, later his leg muscles gave out and he couldn't move (or more likely stand). It is not uncommon when one works out too much to be sore the next day, even if they feel okay afterwards. Thus the saying "I'll feel that in the morning."

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