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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuity mistake: When Jeff and Abed are talking in his room, the amount of the root beer float in Abed's glass changes. Especially noticeable is when Jeff leaves, the float goes from near the top and above his fingers to a couple fingers below.
Continuity mistake: After the pottery class scene, in the Spanish classroom, when Britta and Jeff are talking, his right arm is across the desk. When Jeff replies "so did someone's psych teacher" and camera cuts, his arm is suddenly folded up by his chest. In the next shot, his left hand is suddenly over his right hand.
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.
Continuity mistake: When Jeff and Pierce are having a glass of whiskey, Pierce makes a toast and Jeff replies "To the irony of that sentence." After he says this, Jeff puts his glass back on the table and Pierce lowers his glass, but doesn't put it back on the table. In the next shot, Pierce's glass is suddenly on the table.
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