The Waltons

The Parting - S7-E15

Continuity mistake: When John gets back from the business trip, in the exterior shot he carries one suitcase up the steps then enters the home, but in the interior shot as he walks inside it's a different suitcase. (00:09:05)

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The Conflict - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Boone Walton's truck license plate number is T98254. When Blake and the U.S. Marshals drive up for the final standoff, Blake's truck license plate number is also T98254. When John-Boy runs up to Blake's truck to confront him, his front license plate number has changed again to T79825 (same as earlier, when Blake unloaded explosives), which is also the same plate number that was on another man's truck near the start of the episode. Finally, when the shooting starts and Blake's truck swerves to a stop, the back plate number is T37982. (01:27:55)

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The Car - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: When John-Boy finishes the roof repair he carries the ladder and places it beside the tree, then he notices the unlocked padlock on the garage door. In the closeup, the open lock is inserted through the latch facing the right, but in the wideshot the lock is inserted through the latch the opposite way. (00:25:25)

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The Bequest - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: While Reverend Fordwick is speaking to the congregation at Sunday's service, in all three of Esther's closeups we see the girl who is wearing a blue dress and brown hat sitting behind Esther, but in other shots that girl is seated two rows in front of Esther and it's Jason and Ben who are seated behind their grandmother. (00:24:30)

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The Courtship - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: While Zeb and Cody are on their fishing outing we see that Zeb is wearing white long sleeve thermals under his grey/black shirt. When Reckless starts barking at the catfish, Zeb and Cody head into the water then both men fall in, and Zeb now has red long sleeves under his grey/black shirt, which is presumably a wet suit the older actor is wearing for this wet stunt. (00:18:20)

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The Actress - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Ike buys a ticket from Zeb for Alvira's show Ike is standing near the front door, and in the next shot Ike is sitting beside Emily Baldwin chatting with her, but in the third shot Ben is just now showing Ike to his seat beside Emily. (00:38:45)

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The Carnival - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Esther breaks her eyeglasses, in the closeup as John-Boy picks it up half of its right lens is gone, but in the wideshot as he hands the glasses to Olivia that lens is still intact. (00:03:20)

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The Carnival - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: While John and Zeb are making the train arrangements with Sam, just as Zeb calls Homer an old priss Sam opens the clock dial's top hinged glass door in the wideshot, but in his next closeup that door is suddenly shut and it's the pendulum's bottom glass door which is now wide open. (00:29:55)

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The Foundling - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: After Elizabeth tells her mother that nobody cares about her, while she sulks on the porch there's a wideshot of the girls playing catch with Holly, then as the camera is dollying out Holly's mother comes into view at the left and she's wearing a sweater, but in the next closeup the sweater has vanished. (00:32:40)

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The Hostage - S9-E21

Continuity mistake: In this episode the hidden door to the "secret recipe room" is controlled by pressing the top right panel on the wall. But pressing that top panel should not open or close the door. In 9x12 "The Hot Rod," when they first discover the "ingenius" panel, it is only the panel second from the top that works, none of the other panels control the "secret" door when Ike and Miss Emily press them. (00:20:05)

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The Hostage - S9-E21

Continuity mistake: After the explosion in the Recipe room, when Octavia opens the hidden door there is no molding at the top of the door in the shot from the foyer, but in the next shot from inside the "secret" room, as Octavia enters the room, there is molding along the top of that door. (00:20:45)

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The Innocents - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Olivia tells Erin that she will handle J.D., in the exterior shot Olivia walks into Pickett's Tavern empty handed, but in the next interior shot Olivia suddenly has a black purse in her hand as she walks in. (00:34:50)

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The Violated - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: After Ike tells Corabeth his idea of having Elizabeth take Corabeth's place at the store, both Ike and Corabeth walk into the store, and during this scene we see the military honor roll board on the wall. In some shots the nameplate with "John Walton Jr" is at the bottom, but in other shots that nameplate is second from the top, under the "Jason Walton" nameplate. (00:38:55)

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The Spirit - S8-E13

Continuity mistake: When Jim-Bob walks down the stairs carrying the new puppy, there are greeting cards on the shelf above the desk, and on the table there are only candles with greenery, but in the next shot as Jeffrey takes the puppy the greeting cards have vanished, and now there is food on the table along with the candles, which have also switched places. (00:47:00)

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The Spirit - S8-E13

Continuity mistake: When Paul enters and exits the Dew Drop Inn, in the exterior shots the doorknob is at the left side of the front door as it opens, but in the interior shots that same door opens the opposite way, with the doorknob still at the left side of the door. (00:16:30)

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The Fastidious Wife - S8-E14

Continuity mistake: While standing in front of the church, when Corabeth gives Cindy the ridiculous book Corabeth is wearing black gloves on both hands, but in the shots facing Cindy as she tries to refuse that book, we see Corabeth's hand gestures at the right side of the screen, and that hand is bare. (00:15:30)

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The Hot Rod - S9-E12

Continuity mistake: When Ike and the Baldwin sisters prepare to enter the "secret" room, in the shot from the foyer Miss Emily lights two new tall candles and they walk through the room's doorway. Then it cuts to inside the room as they all enter through the doorway, but both candles are now significantly shorter. (00:16:25)

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The Search - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When John borrows Vern's blue car to search for Olivia and the kids, its license plate number is "45-2678" in wide shots, but when John-Boy spots their truck at the side of the road John stops short, and the license plate number is "84-6209" in the closeup. (00:17:10 - 00:18:45)

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The Outrage: Part 1 - S9-E1

Trivia: While everyone is at the table eating supper and talking, little John Curtis taps on John's shoulder, then John turns and asks "What?" John Curtis points to his pants and excitedly says, "I got new pants," and John says, "I see that. Who got you those? Your mommy?" Then John Curtis looks offscreen, away from the other actors on set, and replies, "No, from Pat," (no characters named Pat are on the show) and without missing a beat, John responds, "From Pat? Where does she live? On the next farm?" And John Curtis answers, "Yeah," amidst all the giggles we can hear, so John answers with a smirk, "Okay, good!" This is such a hilariously precious unscripted moment, and great they decided to leave it in the episode. (00:26:15)

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