Best TV continuity mistakes of 1996

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Girl Trouble / School Dance - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Besides the fact that when Helga is sharpening her pencil, the desk arrangement changes, one of the students visible when she looks at Arnold is...Helga.

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Father Knows Best - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Prior to bringing Ray up for the role-playing exercise, the parenting teacher erases a circled phrase from the chalkboard. Throughout the scene, the chalked circle flips several several times between being totally erased and having a faint outline left over.

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Dick and the Single Girl - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: When Sonja takes Dick's belt, she has it in her right hand, away from Dick. In the next few shots, Sonja no longer has the belt, but it is back around Dick's pants. Yet the next shot (at the door), it's in Dick's hand. (00:16:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the episode when it's Kenan's birthday, Kenan and Kel are looking for Kenan's present in Kenan's parents room. As they're searching, Kel throws some of Kenan's parent's clothes all over the place. But then when Kel throws the snowglobe, there is practically no mess, but just a few clothes on the floor - less than before. Some clothes on the bed disappear as well.

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Continuity mistake: In "Deep Metal" (Season 3), Depth Charge fights Rampage on the beach. Throughout the whole episode, Depth Charge has four fingers. But in a shot when DC doubles over in pain to clutch his wounds, he has five fingers.

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Humble Pie - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Morgan tells Sabrina she will be working in the coffee house with her, she put on the apron and its the right way, then it flashes back to when she says "we're gonna have so much fun together" and the apron is on backwards with the label sticking out.

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Star Check Unconventional - S2-E37

Continuity mistake: After the fight between Dexter and the large woman, the old Chinese woman who is sitting down has a collectible Barbie doll to the right of her in a glass case. After Dexter knocks the Barbie doll over and it breaks it cuts back to a shot of the Chinese woman and the doll is still in the case with no damage to the doll or the case.

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Continuity mistake: In the Valentines Day episode when the whole family is waiting to be seated for dinner, they show a shot of Kevin holding baby Savannah, she is asleep against his shoulder. They switch to a shot of Simon and Rose saying hello and switch right back to Kevin and baby Savannah, who is now wide awake sitting up in his arms.

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Continuity mistake: In Episode 5, "Live Hard, Die Young and Leave A Good Looking Corpse": As Lillie is preparing to cut Zane's throat with her fingernail, she stands with her hand raised above her head for a while. When seen from the front, her hand is balled into a fist with the index finger extended, but when seen from the back all her fingers are extended. The view alternates like this several times, and each time the hand varies between fist and outstretched fingers.

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The Demon Reborn - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Lois recovers in her apartment from the knock-out gas and starts swinging, Batman pushes her against her nightstand. But once she calms down and the camera makes a wide shot from the ceiling of the room, Lois and Batman suddenly crouch quite a distance away from the nightstand.

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What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Steve and Blue are in the felt frame playing Tic Tac Toe, the X on his shirt is larger but as he skidoos back home, the X is smaller.

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'Otoko rashiku' de ik├┤! - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the episode, whenever the crew watches Akito fight, the shots from behind show to the right of the nasty admiral Sadaaki Munetake (the guy with the bad bowl cut) his fellow with blue hair, and to his left the short guy with a moustache. In the front views, it's the opposite. The Prospector (the brightly colored fellow, purple pants, pink vest, yellow shirt) also appears in the front view but is nowhere in sight in the back shots.

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All the Wrong Moves - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: When Charlie and Caitlin are talking in the hall, they see Paul using his new rowing machine. It is sticking a few inches out of his office. The shot changes as the pair start walking and you can see the rowing machine is now about three feet or so out of his office. (00:09:20)

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Home Groan - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: In episode 3-10, Gary's mother Lois is the victim of fraud. He mistakes his mother as a shooter of the conman. The headline specifically states the shooter is an Illinois woman. However in this episode convicts escape to Gary's hometown of Hickory, Indiana. The episode depicts his parents residing there, as though they have always been there.

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