Best comedy TV continuity mistakes of 2001

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My Mirror Image (2) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: Dr. Cox's hair colour and length change back and forth significantly during the episode.

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Continuity mistake: In the movie "Channel Chasers," when Timmy and Vicky go into Maho Mushi, Timmy gets a piece of his hat sliced off and Vicky gets the tip of her ponytail sliced off. But in the next shot, they're both back to normal.

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Continuity mistake: The establishing shots of the houses in the series show houses that nowhere match with the interiors and how they are set up. In addition the exterior sets are nowhere the same as how the establishing shots show what the outsides look like.

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Night of the Day of the Dead - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: At the Halloween party, after Lizzie notices the bride and groom dolls disappear from the table, the items around the space where they disappeared completely change between shots. (01:20:00)

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Downsize - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Gareth hits Tim on the head with his newspaper the following shot shows that the briefcase and newspaper have swapped hands. (00:04:25)

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Continuity mistake: Between the pilot episode and "The Terror" (which was never shown on TV), the costumes of Batmanuel and Captain Liberty change substantially even though there is no more than an hour between the events of the episodes.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode called "Mek Pek", when Casper and Niels are standing in front of the couch at Jump-Start, Casper is having his right hand in his back pocket, then the angle change, and suddenly his hand is in his right pocket.

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Fiend is Like Friend Without the 'R' - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Mandy hits a baseball with one of Grim's bones, yet when we see Grim, there are none of his bones missing from his body.

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Matt& - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Matt and Sarah are in the kitchen (when Matt tells her about Jared) the spoon that's sticking out of the ice cream keeps moving around between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode when Penny went to work with her mom and the Magician comes in with the tiger that is acting strangely. The tiger is sitting on the floor and has just eaten its food. Penny is standing there next to the tiger, the camera goes to her mom for about two seconds, then it goes back on her and the food has returned in the bowl again. Then it's empty again.

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Continuity mistake: During the last episode of the first series doorman Paddy uses his hair spray to give him fuller locks. But at the start of the second series his hair is back to its normal style even though the second series starts where the first series ended with the club on fire.

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Suggested correction: The start of the second series takes place some time after the fire of the first season. Many of the staff of the Phoenix have moved on and got new (proper!) jobs. For example, Jerry is now working for Asda, a job he didn't have before. The spray maine (sic) is, as the name suggests, spray-on hair and would undoubtedly come straight off again the first time it gets wet! Plus after a couple of weeks or months, even a slightly more resilient hair spray 'treatment' would have fallen off.

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All Apologies - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: During the scene with the family in the living room and Claudia and Lily are sitting on the covered couch, the sheet falls off the top of the couch. In subsequent shots the sheet falls off and goes back on the top through the whole scene.

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Like Water for Octane - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The back passenger tire blows and they come to a stop, You can see the tire is still inflated. But when they show a close up of the tire its burst at the tread. (00:21:20)

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Episode 7 - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Jane goes into hospital, Michael hears on the phone that she is in Holles St. Hospital yet drives to and walks into Temple Street hospital to pick her up.

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Spider's Little Daddy/Tricycle of Terror - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Mandy's working on her report. The page she's on says "CORN by Mandy." A moment later, she writes the same title on another page.

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Disfigured Debbie - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: While Mr Klimer is forcing Debbie into the car, he for some reason seems to have a Charlie Chaplin-esque moustache which he doesn't have in any other point in the episode.

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When Janet Met Jonny - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: During the scene with Donna, Louise and Janet in the kitchen getting ready to go out, they are talking about the valentines cards and how she only got one from Louise and herself. However in a previous season after Janet kisses Andy, we are told that Janet and Andy were together when Janet and Jonny first met.

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