Orange Is the New Black

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Continuity mistake: During episode 6-3, it is established that all inmates at the Ohio prison facility are required to have their hair cut in order to prevent the spreading of lice. Later on in the series, it is revealed that almost all of the inmates that were not moved to Litchfield Max after the riot were sent to Ohio. Despite that, several of the inmates formerly from Litchfield were shown still having long hair in scenes that took place in Ohio. While it is possible that the policy may have been rescinded between the events of seasons six and seven, that does not explain characters such as Maritza still having their hair long during subsequent appearances.


Storm-y Weather - S5-E13

Character mistake: The officers count the inmates and say there's 10 missing. There are indeed 10 inmates hiding in the pool. However, Pennsatucky and Chang had escaped the prison. The officers counted Linda as an inmate, who had been hiding in Litchfield the whole season, and wasn't on the list. That would make it 11 people missing, not 10.


Break the String - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: Maria branded Piper on her left arm in season 4. In this episode, the scar is on Piper's right arm.


Friends in Low Places - S4-E8

Factual error: Tiffany asks a guard where he would go if he could travel back in time. He says he would return to 1999 to attend a Judas Priest concert he missed. He says he wasn't able to get close to Rob Halford. The problem is Rob Halford was not the lead singer of Judas Priest in 1999. Tim 'Ripper' Owens was.

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Blood Donut - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Flores discovers her cell phone is missing from the hole in the wall she goes nuts, slams the stall door and kicks it in. After she is taken away there's a closeup of the stall and we can see the metal spring that was duct-taped to the bottom of the wall inside.

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Season 6 generally

Continuity mistake: In season 5, CO McCullough mentions that her first name is Artesian. However, in season 6 her uniform says her name is B. McCullough.


Season 4 generally

Continuity mistake: In season 3 Baxter Bayley's uniform reads C. Bayley. In season 4 it reads B. Bayley.


Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: When Piper confronts Alex in the bathroom (saying "you named me"), When Alex turns away you can see that her salt shaker tattoo is upside down.


Moscow Mule - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Mercy, who was released several episodes earlier, can be seen sitting at the table when Maria comes back in.


Piece of Sh*t - S4-E6

Character mistake: At the end of the episode when Maria is framed for the prison panty business and told to expect an additional 3-5 years on her sentence she cries saying that her daughter Pepa will be in kindergarten by the time she gets out. However in season 2 episode 12 Maria tells Piper that she still has 6 years left on her sentence. This means that even without the extended sentence her baby would have been well past kindergarten age by the time she was released, so taking the extra 3-5 years into account, Pepa could be almost finished in elementary school by the time her mother got out of prison.


I Wasn't Ready - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, Piper is sitting on the toilet and you can see her new engagement ring on her finger. When she wipes her eyes with the tissues the ring has vanished. A couple of shots later the ring is back.


Chocolate Chip Nookie - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: When the officer is taking Gloria to D-Block because she had a "friend in high places," and she asked where he was taking her, when she's walking down the hall towards D-Block, she's only carrying a small bundle of belongings, but then once it cuts to her entering D-Block, she's now carrying all of her stuff in a much larger bundle. (00:44:00)

Jay Simons

Lesbian Request Denied - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Larry and Cal are cooking hot dogs over an open fire. Larry starts out with a straight stick, Cal with a curved stick. Larry puts his hotdog on the curved stick, then has the straight stick as he puts it over the fire. The swap happens again and Larry ends the scene with the curved stick. Also, the tip of the straight stick swaps from a sharp point to a dull point. (00:40:30 - 00:41:50)

Blood Donut - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When the girl is holding the flash light to her face, the next shot it's the other way around, then a couple of seconds later it's the first way again. (00:14:40)

Where My Dreidel At - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: We see Sophia's long hair from the side as we watch Red and Mendoza talking. A minute later, we turn back to see her face and she has a short shoulder length haircut. (00:48:10)

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Storm-y Weather - S5-E13

Character mistake: The zip tie handcuffs on the arrested inmates were not tightened. (00:25:18)


Just Desserts - S7-E2

Other mistake: The subtitles refer to the men cheering for the female soldier that was stripping as "Marines" despite all of them being in the Army. (00:24:10)


Tit Punch - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: As 5 women are walking through the park several extras can be seen in the background. Camera angle switches to aerial view, and the 5 women are the only ones in the park. (00:27:05)

Jai Rodrigue

Ching Chong Chang - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Angie tries to smuggle cake out of the cafeteria, she puts away her tray and then tries to slip after the guard. When he stops her, she turns to make her way back to the now empty table; in the next shot, the tray is on the table once again. (00:16:25)


Take a Break from Your Values - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Piper calls Alex she is drinking wine till the glass is empty but in the next shot the glass refills by itself.

Trust No Bitch - S3-E13

Piper Chapman: Sorry about your dildo, Boo. Cost of doing business. I'll make it up to you.
Big Boo: Damn, Chapman. That is some stone-cold shit.
Piper Chapman: I don't fuck around.

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Trivia: At the beginning of each episode, those are the faces of real inmates.

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Tall Men with Feelings - S1-E11

Question: Who is the guard inside the guard station in the background - right as Pornstache is leaving Tricia's bunk (the drug addict that ODs) when Red says they will clean up her things? That guard looks like Blanca Flores. We never see any guard that looks like the woman in that guard station. Just wondering. (00:02:17)

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