Best TV continuity mistakes of 1998

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The Career Day - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When Kitty comes downstairs to give the gang cookies, she tells Eric that she picked out an outfit for him to wear on career day. He then turns and mouths the words "Help me." In the next shot you can see Jackie sitting on Kelso's lap when in the previous episode, she broke up with him. In the next shot she is standing behind him. (00:01:00)


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Secret sex - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Samantha and Carrie are hanging Carrie's poster in her apartment. In one shot, the whole poster is pinned to the wall and in the next shot, the bottom left part of the poster is curling up. After another shot of Samantha, the poster is pinned perfectly to the wall again.

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The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When Joey accesses her email address book to send an email to Dawson, she inadvertently hits the address above his, sending her email to the entire Worthington campus. Dawson's email address in Joey's address book is Dawson does not go to Worthington and would not have a campus email account.

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Continuity mistake: Takumi and Shingo both have their right hands duct taped to the steering wheel, as per the rules of the Gum Tape Deathmatch. During one shot of the race, Tak's hand is no longer taped and resting casually on top of the steering wheel as opposed to the right side of it.


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Warrior Eternal (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kung Lao and Shang Tsung are preparing to fight each other at the tournament, watch Shao Kahn. He gets up off his throne, then it cuts to wide shot and he's sitting down again. Then it shows him standing up again only to go back to sitting down a fraction of a second later. (00:03:40)

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Carlos on Call - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: Throughout the series, the Rangers' morphing has been instantaneous. Anyone who has ever been in a photobooth will know that they take a good minute or so to get through all 4 photos (which is what Sophie picks up) - it has never taken Carlos, or any Ranger, that long to morph.

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Sammo Blammo - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the bank, he has a bomb attached to him and an ex-bad guy handcuffed next to him, the handcuff is roughly a foot long, making the distance short between him and the guy next to him. Sammo fights a gang of thugs in the bank and does a swing round kick and his handcuff is detached or widens by 3-4 ft. The guy on the floor is rolling around to make it look like he is attached to Sammo, but is clearly not.


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The Tutor - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Carrie says, "So did you ask Stephanie out?" both of Eddie's hands are clasped around his water bottle, but after Kevin explains why he felt stupid, Eddie's right hand is still clasped around the bottle, but his left is now on the table.


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First, I'm a teacher - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Onizuka is on his bike with Mizuki after she utterly murdered the sushi plate. He is still reminiscing about the sweet prime cut tuna while he is at the traffic lights. Several people cross the street; there is a family with a little kid, and a guy in a denim jacket. In the wide shot it's clear that the family is to the guy's left, but in the tighter angle the guy passes them by on the opposite side. (00:34:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Karl participates in a race, there's a scene where he is sitting by the kitchen counter talking to Ulf. In the window behind Karl you can see the cameraman's reflection.


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