Best TV continuity mistakes of 2009

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Home Invasion - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: In the scene explaining the history of the missing jade elephants, they are described as being given to ambassadors by the emperor Zhu Di of China when the Forbidden City (in China) was first opened to foreigners in 1421. When the elephants are all brought together, the representative Daichi Yoshida from the Japanese embassy comes to pick them up, describing them as "a priceless piece of our history."

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Run For Your Wife - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: During the episode when Claire and Phil do their warm-up before racing each other, their children Alex and Luke arrive from school. They get down from the car, and the car takes off and goes away. But in the 2nd shot we can see that same car parked in front of them. (00:17:00)

Nishant Singh

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Jerry's Retirement - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: Jerry is saying goodbye to all in the office and is carrying a box with his things to take with him. In the box is a tall flag that keeps disappearing and reappearing between shots. (00:01:10)

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Thanksgiving II - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Sue says that she "matured" aka got her period, on Sept 21, but in the episode "Forced Family Fun", when they go camping and she gets it, they go before school starts, which is well before the end of September.

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For Better or Worse - S6-E23

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, the Mercedes S class that is burning is not the same car that Castle drove previously in the episode, it's an older model one. Either it's a mistake or has to do something with the plot resolution, decide yourselves...

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Interpretive Dance - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: You can see the play director telling a pianist with grey hair to "play something modern." About twenty seconds later when Britta throws her tea hat off towards the pianist, however, it's an entirely different piano player now, that has brown/black hair. (00:17:10)

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Special Education - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: During Season 2, Episode 9 (Special Education), just as Blaine is singing "Hey soul sister, I don't wanna miss." for the last time, he is several feet in front of the other Warblers. But during the next shot, as he is singing ".a single thing you do.", he's right in front of them. So he jumped back several feet between two shots.

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Work - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Tara is sitting at her desk and tells Max they will have sex the following night, and she teases him that she "Might even bring some props." Right as she says this line, the camera cuts. In the first shot, she has one pencil in each hand, but in the second shot, suddenly both pencils are in her left hand. The position of her hands changes between cuts as well.

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Ghost - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the motorbike scene, Matt performs a wheely and overtakes Echo. In the following shot Echo is in front of him again.

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Coyote Lovely - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Moreno is trying to get the border patrol cops to call for a helicopter, we see one has his arms around the other's neck, but in the next shot, his arms are around the other's waist.

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You Wreck Me - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the golf course Bobby tees off as a left handed golfer, in the next scene he is now right handed. The golf glove has moved from his right and to his left and he also takes his shots as a right handed golfer.

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Depraved Heart - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: 1.08 (Depraved Heart) Lightman is working late and his daughter drops by to bring him Thai food. As she's walking towards her father, her arms are crossed. Cut to the immediate shot from behind, and her arms are down at her sides.

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A Guesthouse Divided - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: Jill writes Hank a goodbye letter which she hands to a friend to deliver. In the letter which Hank reads the next day, Jill states how beautiful Africa is and how Hank must visit. She wrote this before she left and had not seen Africa yet.

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Lady in the Lake - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: The assassin is running across the square with the poisonous needle in his left hand in several shots. But moments later, when tackled to the ground, it is pressured from his closed right hand.

DavidRTurner

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Pete and Myka first get to Warehouse 13 and walk up, the football that flew at Pete is lying on the ground close to the open door. In the overhead shot, the ball is gone, but is there again in the next closeup.

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Sans Voir - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: In the car chase at the beginning of the episode, Earl Mayfield's pick up smashes into the SUV driven by Conrad Weaver. Part of the bumper comes adrift and is seen hanging low. When Weaver's SUV flips over, Mayfield turns around and drives back up to him. As he approaches the bumper has reattached itself. (00:01:00)

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