Best TV continuity mistakes of 2008

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Unearthed - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Charlie, Olivia's former partner and friend in the FBI shows up in this episode during the interview with Mrs. Rusk, but Charlie was killed off by one of the shapeshifters in a previous episode, and the shapeshifter that killed Charlie was himself killed off by Olivia, who in other episodes reflected back on killing him. This episode was supposedly meant to be in season 1 as ep 21 or 22. Unknown why they didn't air it then, and decided to put it in the middle of season 2 (for no apparent reason).

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To Thine Own Self - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Jax and his crew meet up with a Hispanic gang to sell them guns and are outnumbered, they run in the station wagon. The run the station wagon through a gate and roll it, destroying the front end, but magically the station wagon's front end appears with little damage afterwards. (00:27:15)

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Revival - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the two factions of Hondo's pirates are fighting each other, the ones who sided with Maul and Savage are using blasters that fire red bolts, while the ones that stuck with Hondo shoot blue bolts. When Hondo persuades the traitors to work for him again and they attack the two Sith, all of the pirates' blasters are now firing blue bolts. This is Star Wars, not G.I. Joe, and weapons don't just change colour like that.

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Green Light - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Walt is talking to Jesse in Jesse's car, when Jesse pulls out the bag of meth it is in a slide to seal bag. The bag changes between this and a regular ziploc bag from shot to shot. (00:19:30)

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Samson & Delilah - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: All shots of the Jeep Cherokee prior to it crashing (and during the process of flipping over) show that it wears factory-optional silver steel wheels of a 'star' style. But as the wreck settles upside-down, it's wearing plain steel wheels (like those found under full wheel covers or on a spare tire).

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London's Apprentice - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: Moseby shows a 'Mood Hanky' to London, and it turns purple when London embarrasses him. When the other characters reveal their inventions, 'Granny Smith' and the robot feed Moseby a sandwich. Moseby enjoys the sandwich, saying "Mmmmmmm! Cheesy!" Even though he is happy, the Pocket Hanky is still purple.

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Continuity mistake: In episode one, Alex Drake logs on to the computer in Gene Hunt's office. A shot shows the date: 17-07-1981. However, on a wall calendar Alex creates at her flat, the date of July 20th 1981 is circled, with the word "ARRIVED" written in large letters. That implies she arrived in 1981 on July 20th and not the 17th. So, which is the correct date, and what happened to the 18th and 19th July 1981?

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end, Amsterdam is sitting in a restaurant/bar smoking a hookah. When the shot cuts to a different angle, the hookah has vanished altogether and he's holding a glass of wine instead.

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Act II - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: During "Brand New Day", at one point, Dr. Horrible stabs a picture of Captain Hammer attached to a dartboard with a handful of darts, all right in the center of the picture. A few shots later as Dr. Horrible sits, suddenly the darts are far-more spread out. (It's in the background and can be hard to see, but it's noticeable.)

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A Knight In Shining Armor - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kitt's on fire, before getting back to the HQ, we see a shot of the main HQ screen, and towards the bottom left is a screen with a picture of Kitt and green writing reading "Fire extinguished".

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Red-Handed - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Lisbon gives Patrick the $100 he is seen walking to the table handling chips. But when he sits down, only then does he convert the notes to chips.

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Triumvirate of Terror! - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Lex busts through the glass doors in S.T.A.R. Laboratory and the glass falls to the ground. In the wide shot, it is yellow. But in the close up of Lex's feet, the glass is suddenly clear. There is also more of it in the close up. (00:05:35)

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Iron Forged in Fire: Part One - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Tony and Rhodey are confronting a guard outside Stark International, and in the first shot of the guard, his chest is fully light up by the sunlight. A couple shots later, without him moving or changing positions, a side view of them shows the guard’s chest half covered in shadows. (00:07:00)

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The Lost Heir Job - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: In the final scene the camera switches between shots from the front and from the back repeatedly. Parker's arms are folded when shot from the back, and by her sides from the front (and vice versa).

RoyT

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ReTRUEnion - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Ryan is telling his part of what Amanda might have looked like in high school, as he put his shades to his head, his hair goes back with the glasses. When the camera cuts his hair is visibly in front of his head.

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