How I Met Your Mother

Drumroll, Please - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Ted and Victoria are first talking, the straps on her dress keeping changing position between shots. Sometimes they are starting to slip off her shoulders, sometimes they sit straight, without her every adjusting the dress. (00:02:10)

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The Duel - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: At the Sci-Fi themed restaurant, the straw in Robin's date's drink keeps changing position between shots. Sometimes it points straight up from the glass, other times it is angled towards her date leaning against the side of the glass.

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Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Barney arrives at the apartment in his Top Gun outfit, we see him hang his sunglasses off his collar twice without removing them in between. (00:05:45)

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Zip, Zip, Zip - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Barney is pointing out the woman in the blue shirt at the bar, Robin's drink changes from one hand to the other to the bar between shots.

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Belly Full of Turkey - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene at the apartment, the mug that Ted is holding keeps changing positions in his lap between shots. Sometimes it is tucked behind the leg nearest the camera, whilst in other shots it is sat on top of that leg.

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The Duel - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Lily is sitting on the bed in hospital, the straps on her vest keep changing position on her shoulder without her adjusting them. (00:19:00)

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Drumroll, Please - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Lily and Robin are talking at the apartment, Lily's necklace keeps moving from on top of her jacket to hanging straight down over her dress.

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Belly Full of Turkey - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Marshall and Lily are talking in the jail cell they are holding hands, then the shot changes and both have their hands in their laps. (00:17:35)

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Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Barney is at the apartment in his Top Gun costume, the position his helmet is in on the coffee table changes between shots. Sometimes the front of the helmet faces the camera, at other times it is sideways. (00:06:00)

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Mary the Paralegal - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Ted and Marshall are watching Sandy Rivers read the paper on TV, the items besides the TV on the TV table switch according to the angle.

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

Continuity mistake: In the first scene the karaoke bar, Barney's drink moves between shots from in his hand at his mouth to set on the table. (00:07:40)

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

Continuity mistake: In the classroom scene, the girl with the black dress with green sleeves keeps changing position between shots. Her arms are sometimes folded, sometimes flat on the table, and sometimes she is leaning on her elbows. (00:01:40)

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Best Prom Ever - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Lily and Marshall are discussing which band to book for their wedding, the way Lily's shirt hangs changes frequently between shots. Sometimes the shirt hangs straight, in other shots it is folded back on itself.

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Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At dinner, Robin starts eating the ice cream sundae and knocks the cherry off the top. In the next scene, when she passes the sundae to Mike, the cherry is back neatly on top and the sundae looks untouched. (00:12:50 - 00:13:30)

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Drumroll, Please - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: The morning after The Wedding, when Lily is talking about throwing the bouquet, the mug in Marshall's hand changes position, vanishes and then reappears instantly between shots. (00:05:20)

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Slutty Pumpkin - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the bar, when Robin is telling the gang about Mike, Marshall's beer moves from in his hand to on the table between shots. Also, the amount of beer in the glass changes frequently depending on the camera angle.

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

Continuity mistake: When Ted arrives at Robin's apartment the amount of greenery sticking out from his shopping bag keeps changing between shots. (00:10:00)

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Okay Awesome - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When they first arrive at the club we see Barney, in close up, undo some of his top shirt buttons. A few seconds later, he is seen in the background with his shirt buttoned. (00:05:30)

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Belly Full of Turkey - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Lily is making the layered salad, in some shots the layers are defined, but in others there is much more mayonnaise running between the layers. (00:07:30)

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Subway Wars - S6-E4

Revealing mistake: When Ted uses his laptop to get directions to the restaurant, Bing shows Los Angeles (where it's filmed) as their current location, instead of NY where the show is set. (00:02:15)

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Suggested correction: Depending on the location settings on his laptop, they could be giving a false reading. My laptop shows I'm in Cardiff Wales while in fact I'm nowhere near.

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The show was actually filmed on a film set in Los Angeles which is probably why the laptop says Los Angeles as the current location. This most probably slipped past the editing crew.

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Something Blue - S2-E22

Trivia: When Ted and Robin are at the restaurant, they are accidentally sent a champagne glass with an engagement ring in. A man then claims the ring and proposes to his girlfriend. This couple really did get engaged on the show - the guy set up the surprise proposal, as his girlfriend thought they were just there as extras.

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Question: Out of Ted's kids in 2030, who is meant to be the older?

Chosen answer: In a flash forward scene in Season 8, it shows him with his first born: a daughter.

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Answer: Ted's daughter is older as revealed in a flash forward in 'Trilogy Time', when Ted is with his then-only child: a daughter.

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