Continuity mistake: When Howard is almost done moving out of his mother's house, there is a table in front of him with a measuring device in the top corner. In one shot, the device moves to the opposite corner of the table. In a few shots later, the item returns to its original position.
Continuity mistake: When Howard is on the mound, the shot from behind the plate shows a player ready to catch the ball in a uniform shirt. The next long shot from the stands shows a catcher in full gear, and then back to behind the plate to the player in uniform shirt only.
Continuity mistake: Sheldon is returning Amy's scarf and says, "You wore it the night we went ice skating, remember?" to which Amy replies, "You mean the night that I went ice skating and you stood at the rail Googling the symptoms of hypothermia." But in episode 8-12: The Space Probe Disintegration, Amy states that she cannot go ice skating because she has "unnaturally brittle ankles."
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Continuity mistake: At the end when Sheldon has got a burger, the amount of burger left changes depending on the camera angle. Most noticeable when he asks Penny about permanently reserving the table - between shots the lettuce disappears, the bun changes colour, and the bite marks change.
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Continuity mistake: The Stevenson Award in Sheldon's office reads "Sheldon Cooper, PhD." But, in the "Dennis Kim" episode we are told Sheldon was 14.5 years old when he earned that award - 1.5 years before earning his PhD at age 16, so the award should not show the title of PhD.
Continuity mistake: In the laundry room when Penny is talking to Sheldon, Sheldon takes some time arranging a blue shirt on his plastic laundry folder. Then it suddenly turns into a pair of socks, which he folds and then picks up the blue shirt again. There was not enough time for him to switch out the shirt for the socks.
Continuity mistake: Howard, Leonard and Raj play Jenga in a strange sort of way. Most notable is the playing order, 1. Howard, 2. Raj, 3. Raj, 4. Leonard, 5. Howard. When it's Leonard's turn he doesn't move any bricks, only pokes the tower and it's then Howard's turn. When its Raj's first turn he puts a brick on the top of the tower. When it's his turn again, the brick is gone and he puts a new one in its place.
Continuity mistake: When Penny is squirting chocolate syrup in the ice cream container, she drizzles some on the lip of the carton, causing it to run down the outside. The camera switches to Leonard and then back to Penny, at which point, the chocolate is gone.
Continuity mistake: After the 'Ramona' conversation between Sheldon and Penny ends, Sheldon leaves Penny alone on the couch. Penny looks up to the "Amy and Penny" painting and says "Don't look at me like that, I tried." In S10 E10, Amy gave the painting back to Penny, which was hung in Leonard's living room.
Continuity mistake: As Raj, Howard and Sheldon are sitting at the table discussing leaving Priya alone while Leonard and Priya are away from the table, a water bottle sitting in front of Raj moves back and forth between his tray and Leonard's tray.
Continuity mistake: When the girls take Sheldon out dancing, he mentions that he considers himself a proficient dancer due to his Cotillion training when he was a boy. But in S1E7 The Dumpling Paradox, when Leonard suggests that they could have gone dancing with the girls, Sheldon said that nobody in the group - including him - could dance.
Continuity mistake: Penny asks Sheldon if the roommate agreement contains something about girlfriends, which Sheldon dismisses as unrealistic. However, it was revealed in season 2 that there is a cohabitation rider. This was revealed when Sheldon asserted that Leonard's girlfriend, Stephanie, was officially living with them.
Continuity mistake: When Sheldon emerges with all of the bath item gift baskets for Penny, he drops them on the floor and chair. Between shots one of the baskets on the chair changes from being an upright green-ribboned basket, to a toppled-over white-ribboned basket.
Continuity mistake: When Raj is drinking with Lalita in the bar Penny works at, in one shot he raises his Grasshopper drink to his lips with his left hand. In the next shot it's in his right (this is just before he says "Oh my God, you've lost so much weight").
Continuity mistake: Bernadette holds her wine glass in her left hand, holding it from the base of the glass; in the next shot she's drinking from her right hand holding the top of the glass and in the immediate next shot she's once more holding the glass from her left hand.
Continuity mistake: When Howard is proposing to Bernadette she is holding a tray with two glasses on it. The glasses are next to each other, side by side for two shots of her. Then in the third shot the glasses move so one is behind the other. Then in the fourth shot they are side by side again.
Continuity mistake: In nearly every episode, Sheldon demonstrates his OCD when he knocks three times on a door, says a person's name, and repeats that sequence twice, for a total of three iterations, but in this episode he radically departs from that behavior not once but twice. First, wanting to talk to Leonard, he knocks four times, says "Leonard" and repeats the sequence three times for a total of four iterations. Later, wanting to talk to Penny, he knocks four times and says her name, repeating that sequence at least four more times. Given that this was the first season, I assume the writers had not yet settled upon the 3x3 routine as a comic behavior.
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Continuity mistake: When Sheldon and Leonard are in the kitchen discussing Leonard's upcoming night out with Mrs. Latham, there's a plastic bottle of orange juice on the table that keeps disappearing and reappearing as the camera switches between Sheldon and Leonard.
Continuity mistake: Near the start, when the camera is on Raj, David Underhill is seen in the top left-hand corner of the screen shaking someone's hand, already in the cafeteria. Then, when the camera is on Wolowitz, David is just walking into the door of the cafeteria. David sits down to the right of the man sitting at the table, then shortly afterwards David is now sitting where the other guy was, originally.
Continuity mistake: When Raj's parents tell him to put his laptop down and gather his friends, they all huddle around the one-seat sofa. Sheldon is crouched to the left of the seat with his hands on the sidearm, yet in shots angled at the left he has disappeared from his place (as to not obstruct these particular angled shots.)
Continuity mistake: When Penny is giving Sheldon his haircut, she accidentally shaves the back of his head. The clippers are going from the bottom of Sheldon's hair, up to the top of his head. When Sheldon goes to leave the room, it can be seen only four or five inches from the back of his head have been shaved off.
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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, just after Howard says, 'Creepy good or creepy bad?', there is a shot where Howard is holding his food, even though Leonard hasn't given it to him yet and it isn't there in the shot before or after. After Leonard gives the food to Howard, the exact same shot is used after he says, 'I'm not necessarily talking about the food', so the shot was taken from there and it is shown twice.
Continuity mistake: When Penny asks Sheldon "What trauma?" in the electronics store, Sheldon holds two boxes - one with an orange side on top of one with a black side. In the next shot the black sided box is on top of the orange one. The boxes then continue to swap places during the whole scene.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Howard and Raj are comparing the size of their breast area, Bernadette is seen in the background holding a mug with the handle in her right hand. However, when the scene zooms in on her, the handle appears in her left hand.
Continuity mistake: When Leonard and Sheldon are talking with Penny during the scene where she is being allowed to sleep on their couch, the pullstring on her hooded jacket keeps alternating from hanging loose to being caught inside the top of the jacket.
Continuity mistake: When Leonard and Raj are getting ready in the bathroom, Raj picks up a tube of shampoo/conditioner off the bathroom bench with his left hand. However, in the next shot, Raj has nothing in his left hand and the tube is back on the bench, with no time for him to replace it between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Penny is making French toast and Sheldon walks into shot, the edges of the toast are not covered in egg whilst the rest of the toast is. About 30 seconds later, Penny asks Sheldon if he wants French toast and the edges are still not covered in egg. The shot cuts to Sheldon. In this shot we can see Penny's hands to the far edge of screen and fully raised showing us that she hasn't dipped the edges of the toast in egg yet. But in the next shot, we can see the whole of the toast is covered in egg, including the edges of the toast that were clear a moment earlier.
Continuity mistake: When Raj and Leonard are sitting on the couch, Leonard is holding Watchmen and Lost in Space in his left hand and Young Sherlock Holmes in his right. In the very next shot when Leonard turns his head after Raj speaks, Watchmen has disappeared.
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Continuity mistake: When Leslie and Sheldon are talking to Dr. Eric Gablehauser in his office, in one shot Eric throws a piece of paper onto the desk behind him (next to the computer.) Through the rest of the scene, this piece of paper keeps changing position.
Continuity mistake: In this episode Leonard has a snoring problem (a result of a deviated septum, which in all probability he was born with, plus Amy says Sheldon has always complained about Leonard's snoring, and Sheldon says after 5 or 6 years he's gotten use to Leonard's snoring), but in episode 14 of season 3 when Sheldon brings up snoring Penny says, "Leonard doesn't snore." And in episode 8 of season 6, Sheldon lists not snoring as one of Leonard's positive traits.
Continuity mistake: Right at the start of the episode, Leonard kisses Penny. When he starts kissing her his head is tilted to the right (opposite side to the wall with the camera). When they move to the camera image, his head is tilted to the left (on the side with the camera), and when they move back his head is back tilting to the right again.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sheldon is scooping spaghetti onto his plate, he pauses with the spoon in the serving dish. Shot cuts to Amy and the spoon is still in the serving dish. When shot cuts back to Sheldon the spoon is being held over his plate. Shot cuts back to Amy and the spoon is back in the dish.
Continuity mistake: When Sheldon walks out his bedroom wrapped in a comforter, he drops it on the higher level before the drop down to the kitchen. In the next shot as he walks away from the fridge, half of the comforter is now spread over the lower level without anyone moving it.
Continuity mistake: When Sheldon and Mike are drunk on the couch after Howard leaves, they are toasting with the beer cans. Sheldon has his in his right hand, but when Bernardette came in, the can is in his left. A little bit later, after he says "she's so tiny", the can moves back to his right hand.
Continuity mistake: After Amy returns to the apartment for the Grease DVD and discovers Penny doesn't like the painting, she then exits the apartment with the painting and the DVD with her. When Amy says to Penny she doesn't need her pity, the DVD is placed above the hanging string of the painting. In the next shot, as she walks into the hallway, the DVD is suddenly almost half below the string.
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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, in the canteen scene, Howard shows the card trick to Sheldon again. The card at the bottom of the deck is the 2 of hearts as he takes them from the box. Sheldon then takes this card from near the top of the deck when Howard puts them on the table. The deck is not shuffled between times.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Lennard asks Sheldon about his train ride, he says that he kissed Amy on the lips, and says that it tasted like the brownies that they had that for dessert. But they were eating a tart of some type, with a shortbread crust. No brownies were on the table.
Continuity mistake: When Sheldon goes to speak to Leonard, he is sitting on the couch. Camera cuts to Raj for one second, then to Penny and you can see Sheldon has crossed the apartment and is now in the hall. There is not enough time to move that far in that time.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Leonard is packing up his collectables to sell, at 15:32 he is dusting what appears to be a Hasbro Marvel Legends Yellow jacket figure, which also has a yellow post-it on the back. At 15:42 he is still dusting a figure but he now holds a different (darker but not yellow) figure from the same series, with no post-it on the back, and the Yellow jacket figure is now on the table (house left of the box of collectables). At 15:56 The Yellow jacket figure has disappeared from the table, and it is not the figure in Leonard's hands either.
Continuity mistake: Sheldon is sitting by himself at a lunch table with an opened bottle of water with the bottle cap in front of the bottle. Raj and Howard arrive, and in one of the shots, the bottle cap moves closer to the bottle by itself.
Continuity mistake: Sheldon is taking composition books out of a box that was sent to him. When he first starts pulling them out, he has two composition book in one hand. Two shots later, he has only one composition book in his hand, but he is picking up a second one.
Continuity mistake: After Howard and Bernadette are pronounced husband and wife, when they kiss the camera angle switches to an overhead shot, but as it zooms out (to a digital image) things change - such as the configuration of the rooftop, or things move - such as the cable dishes, or things even vanish - such as air-conditioning units.
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Howard and Bernadette are about to have sex and Bernadette leaves to "brush her teeth", Howard stretches and lays on the bed uncovered. After Howard's mother yells "over my dead body my son goes to space" and Bernadette appears again and says "I'm ready", then it flashes back to Howard and he is instantly covered up.
Continuity mistake: When Sheldon sneaks into Leonard's bedroom while Leonard and Penny are sleeping, Penny has her arms out over the blanket and Leonard has his on his pillow in front of his face. When Sheldon leans over Penny only her hands are on top of the covers and Leonard's are tucked under his pillow.
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Continuity mistake: In the first half of the episode while in Las Vegas, Penny's hair is short; however, later in the episode when she is back in the apartment speaking with Sheldon, her hair is much longer, albeit tied back in a bun, but very obviously much longer and a very different color. The scene from Las Vegas to her apartment was less than 24 hours apart and would have been impossible for her hair to have grown so much.
Continuity mistake: When Sheldon and Raj are arguing about having a desk in Sheldon's office, Sheldon's bottle of water keeps rotating without anyone touching it - take note of the label. The level of water in Sheldon's drink also keeps changing between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Penny finds out about the expedition, Sheldon starts to walk to his apartment. Camera cuts to Leonard in the apartment for five seconds and then to Penny in the doorway. Behind her, you can see Sheldon walking to the apartment still. Since he was halfway to start with, he should be in the apartment by now.