Best comedy TV audio problems of all time

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Failure Is Not a Factory-installed Option - S2-E3

Audio problem: Stan looks out the window whilst being suspended from work. As he looks he sees two people exiting their homes and they both say "Bye buddy" and "See ya pal." Their mouths don't move.

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Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead - S2-E16

Audio problem: After the van the Shawn and Gus are following crashes, Gus says "I'm not getting out there" but his mouth is saying something different. (00:34:15)

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This is My Song - S1-E11

Audio problem: In the final song, "This is What It's Like to Be Lovers", the lead male studio singer starts the song, not David Cassidy, then they switch to David Cassidy's real voice halfway through for just two lines, then they switch back to the male voice of the studio singer.

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West Side Pigeons - S1-E51

Audio problem: In the park where Bobby is face to face with Chickiebutt and his Acme Mega-Beak, Bobby says, "He's wearing the Acme Mega-Beak over here" but his mouth makes no movement as he talks.

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A Visit from Grandpa - S1-E11

Audio problem: When Judy asks "But Grandpa, why didn't you tell us what was going on?" towards the end of the episode, she is speaking with Jane's voice.

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Hawaii Here We Come - S1-E1

Audio problem: When Spook speaks to Top Cat before he takes the chocolate pudding to the captain, he is speaking with Fancy's voice.

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Midori no chiky├╗ wa makasetoke - S1-E2

Audio problem: In the hangar scene at the beginning, Goat is talking to Akito. Seiya Uribatake in the background is arguing with his fellow mechanical worker about the reparations to the Aestivalis. The conversation happens in the back of the hangar and it is meant to be strong background noise, annoying enough to prompt Goat's reaction, but in the English dub it is so strong that quite literally most of the main dialogue is nearly inaudible because of it. The dubber also adds a surprised/scared "waah" at the end when Goat cuts him off, but that is incredibly delayed compared to the reaction of the character on screen. (00:02:35)

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What's My Motivation - S1-E11

Audio problem: When Janet is talking to Michael about how she loves Jason, there is a shot looking at Michael with Janet to the right. Janet is talking but her lips aren't moving.

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Santa's Little Helper - S1-E10

Audio problem: When Amy is playing the piano with Morgan, the last few notes that they play while the camera is focused on them are out of sync. (00:19:50)

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Beauty and the Obese: Part 1 - S1-E1

Audio problem: After the bartender himself offers a lap dance to the man who just talked to Persephone, the man walks off to the right of the screen. The bartender offers him a cheaper price when the camera cuts to a different angle after he walked away. At this point, the man would now be just off the left side of the screen, but when you hear him say "No" it comes from the right side when listening with headphones. (00:02:42)

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A Stash from the Past - S6-E4

Audio problem: During the phone conversation with Darlene and David, you can hear the audience laughing following a line from David. The scene then cuts to Darlene's end for a moment. When we cut back to David, we hear the end of the previous laughter.

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Lust for Royston Vasey - S2-E2

Audio problem: During the Denton's song when they are bringing Benjamin back to the bed, Auntie Val is singing in the hallway but her mouth isn't moving.

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The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man - S1-E16

Audio problem: Ted Cassidy (Lurch) was an accomplished organist. However, when he "played" the Harpsichord, he was only miming the actions. When Lurch is playing while Gomez and Morticia are fencing the music doesn't match the movements of his hands.

Movie Nut
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Christmas Party - S2-E10

Audio problem: When Ryan is saying "Angela drafted me", the audio is spliced after the word Angela and his exhaling is audibly cut off. (00:02:50)

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Ebenezer Sanford - S5-E12

Audio problem: During the dream sequence, while the spirits of Christmas uses echoing sounds in their voices periodically, Fred's voice was not supposed to echo at all, but his voice can be heard echoing as well a few times.

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For Your Eyes Only - S1-E6

Audio problem: After Alf calls the radio station and tells the station to give Jody his phone number, Alf walks to the towards the table saying "Friend...wish I had one" with the phone in his hand. Right after Alf says "Friend..." listen closely in the background and you can hear a far off phone ringing about 2 seconds before the one Alf is using starts. (00:04:55)

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The Class Gives Thanks - S1-E9

Audio problem: In the scene when Kyle and Aaron are talking to Holly's dad, once Holly's dad has left and after Aaron has said wow, Kyle starts his sentence with the word "later", but if you look at him, he isn't actually saying anything. Then when the camera switches so it's on him, his mouth is in sync with the rest of the sentence.

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Carol Has a Bully - S1-E9

Audio problem: Right after Carol finishes studying by singing a rap to Katie, Katie congratulates her and Carol hurries out. They exchange several lines of dialogue, but it all appears to be dubbed. During most of the dialogue, each character's mouth is not shown when they speak. However, the cadence of Katie's moving jaw can still be seen from behind, and appears to last longer than the audible speech. Additionally, Katie and Carol can each be heard to speak when it can be glimpsed that their mouths are not moving.

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Pillows and Blankets - S3-E14

Audio problem: Jeff summons Abed and Troy to meet together, saying "this has to stop," to which Abed replies "tell him." But the audio was cut abruptly at the start of his sentence and we can only hear "ell him."

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The Mild Ones - S3-E11

Audio problem: During the joust scene, Max turns around to have another charge at the Knight and the crowd is clapping, but there's no sound at all.

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