New this week Character mistake: Right before Jeff searches Abed's bag, Britta explains to the group that Abed is the innocent one. After Jeff reminds her that Abed put gum in her hair, she looks at no-one in particular and says "empty the bag, Abed." Jeff is the only one holding the bag, with Abed standing five feet away from both of them. It's clear this line was directed to Jeff, but the wrong name was used.bobthedancingdonut
Revealing mistake: When Chang's paint bomb explodes, pay attention to the background. You will see paint exploding from three different points on the ground. (One to the center, one to the left and one to the right) The only problem is that there was only one paint bomb in the center, so it makes no sense that there are 3 explosions from different points.
Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Jeff says to Troy "you're a man now" the camera goes onto Troy and we can see Abed asleep on Britta's shoulder (Britta is also asleep), even though in the shot before that, they were both awake. Then after the shot of Troy we see Britta and Abed awake again.Peniis
Continuity mistake: You can see the play director telling a pianist with grey hair to "play something modern." About twenty seconds later when Britta throws her tea hat off towards the pianist, however, it's an entirely different piano player now, that has brown/black hair. (00:17:10)
Continuity mistake: In the pilot episode, the study-room on the second floor of the library, right next to a set of stairs, and the area isn't particularly bright. In the rest of the series, the study room (which is meant to be the same study-room) is now located on the first floor of the library, nowhere near any visible stairs and the area is much brighter and more well-lit. As often happens, the pilot was filmed before any other episode, and the setting was changed in the meantime.
Revealing mistake: When Chang is getting blasted with the minigun, the safety pads under his shirt are very noticeable. (His shirt is extremely "puffed out" and you can see the outline of pads.) He's been tied up most of the episode and wasn't wearing pads earlier, so there's no way he was able to get pads on in the meantime.
Other mistake: When we see the Dean's phone contacts, they're suppose to be in alphabetical order, but "Aisha" comes after "Andres" and before "Annie." It should be before "Andres." And "Albino?" is after "Freckles."Bishop73
Continuity mistake: When Annie starts to throw her tantrum, she knocks stuff off the table, including the microphone and small mic stand. When she's lying on the table, the mic stand is back on the table. It back on the floor when she and Jeff leave, although the Uruguay sign is now back on the table.Bishop73
Continuity mistake: When Britta is in a cage, before Chang walks in, a couple pass her and are walking out the double doors, where both doors are open. After Chang steps up to the cage and the camera shot changes, the couple is further away from the doors and walking out again, only this time one of the doors is closed.Bishop73
Character mistake: At the party, Jeff is talking to Ted about his parents' divorce, which included a custody hearing. Jeff mentions the divorce lawyer drove a Mercedes SLK. However, the SLK didn't come out until 1996, which would make Jeff at least 21 (turning 22) at the time of the divorce (he was born Nov 1974). There would have been no need for a custody hearing (Jeff was an only child between his mom and dad) and his parents divorced when he was very young, so the divorce had to happen prior to 1996.Bishop73
Continuity mistake: At the end when Abed is talking to the Dean, there's an open to-go box with chicken fingers. After the Dean asks who would steal a box of hairnets, it cuts back to Abed and the box and ketchup are gone. Post-it notes are also now seen and the stapler moved. In the next shot of Abed, the chicken is back.Bishop73
Trivia: Co-star Chevy Chase was reportedly sometimes difficult to work with on-set, as he didn't understand the show's style or humor. He also repeatedly clashed with series creator Dan Harmon over creative differences, leading to a number of high-profile public feuds during production of the first three seasons. As a result, Harmon was fired from the show and didn't participate in Season Four. Chase decided to leave the show at the end of Season Four, and Harmon was subsequently rehired as the rest of the cast rallied behind him and demanded he be allowed to return. Nevertheless and despite their differences, Harmon gave Chase a prolonged cameo in the season five opener "Repilot," as the two had settled their conflicts in the meantime and he wanted to give Chase something of a proper send-off. Chase reportedly even later asked to return to the show for its sixth and final season, but ultimately was unable to, as his character had been "killed off" to explain his absence in season five.
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