Best comedy TV audio problems of all time

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Dibley Live - S2-E1

Audio problem: During the scene where Jim and Owen are trying to bribe the Vicar with chocolates, just after they take them back, you can hear a mysterious voice say "chocolates". The only person who this sounds like is Jim, but in the next shot, his lips aren't moving.

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The Plague - S2-E6

Audio problem: When Bishop Brennan calls for the first time at the start of the episode, Ted panics and pretends to be French before hanging up the phone. You can still hear Bishop Brennan talking on the other end of the line for a few moments after Ted hangs up, which obviously shouldn't be possible.

UKFilmFan

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Space Quest - S1-E2

Audio problem: Just before Frasier opens the door to get his paper, he says "I'll get him for this and his little dog too". However, his mouth moves when he says "I'll get him for this and his...", but his mouth doesn't move when he says "...little dog too". (00:02:40)

Casual Person

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Traffic Jam (2) - S2-E1

Audio problem: Near the end when the family have got back in the car Malcolm says something like "who would have thought a traffic jam could be so cool, we should do this again". Near the end of the sentence we can see Malcolm's mouth and it isn't moving.

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Episode 4: Les Dennis - S1-E4

Audio problem: In the pub with Andy, when Les is talking about Graham Norton and Les says "Ooooh, Jackie Collins!", his lips have no relation to what he's saying.

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Tee Off, Mr. Bean - S1-E17

Audio problem: When Mr. Bean is on the bus and is trying to retrieve the golf ball, he is hitting the ankles of the passengers. When he hits the ankles of the last two women closest to the camera, they go "Ow" yet their mouths don't move. (00:17:15)

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The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg - S2-E18

Audio problem: Final sound edits were incomplete on this episode when star Pete Duel committed suicide, so his dialogue is "looped" by another actor in several places. Though it's an excellent imitation, it is most noticeably not Duel's voice when Heyes and Curry are waiting for Harry in the opening scene, at the campfire with the Tapscotts, and when Harry tells them about the trial's outcome.

Jean G

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Audio problem: Right after Helga is standing behind the "ARNOLD" on the pavement, when she says "Hey Arnold", her lips move as if she's saying it slowly (this is fixed in the 4th season).

AidanN

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Kill Me Now - S1-E3

Audio problem: When Lorelai and Rory are sitting at a table, with Rory looking at herself in a mirror, they talk about Rory's hair. Right after this, Rory asks, "do you want something to drink?" Her mouth doesn't move at all. (00:30:00)

Vettey

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Sing a Song of Murder - S2-E5

Audio problem: When singing "Goodbye little yellow bird" Emma blows a kiss to Oliver offstage, but she is still singing the song when she is blowing the kiss. Although it's possible she was pretending as it was part of the act, her voice wasn't even muffled by her hand.

Dan Moat

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The Joker Is Wild (1) - S1-E5

Audio problem: Joker's TV debut as an opera singer isn't very convincing. Even through the partially-obscuring clown mask, you can see that his lips aren't moving at all. (00:22:30)

Jean G

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Number One - S1-E7

Audio problem: In the scene where Kim is running across grass-covered Japan to stop Duff Killigan, when she talks her lips don't move along to the words.

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