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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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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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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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Matchmaker - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Marshall comes out of his room with the book about the Roswell Incident, he's holding the cover and first pages bent under the book, next shot he's just holding them normally, then they're bent again. (00:14:30)

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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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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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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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Where Were We? - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Robin and Ted are at the bar planning their weekend away together, the level of beer in the glass next to them goes up and down between shots. (00:10:00)

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Come On - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: Just before Lily and Marshall pause their fight to go to dinner, the beer bottle in Marshall's hand vanishes between shots. (00:13:30)

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Cupcake - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Marshall first puts on his new jacket he is doing the buttons up. Camera changes and his hand is nowhere near the buttons. (00:07:35)

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Game Night - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Barney holds out his phone to show the video of himself with Shannon, it repeatedly switches between his left and right hands. (00:19:30)

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Big Days - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: When Barney and Ted are calling dibs on the girl at the bar, in the closeup her book cover clearly reads "Brideshead Revisited", but in the wide shot it's something else entirely, spread across several lines.

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Sweet Taste of Liberty - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Marshall is on the phone to Barney, the green highlighter jumps back and forth from on the desk to on top of the open book.

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

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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: After Natalie throws spaghetti at Ted, the amount and position of the spaghetti pieces changes instantly 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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