Best TV continuity mistakes of 2012

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In the Pines - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Longmire is taping prisoner photos to the wall. When looking at the last photo, the tape is in the middle of the paper. When he puts it on the wall, the tape is on the right side of the paper. When the photo is in the background, the tape is on the left side. (00:59:55)

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On the Line - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Holmes and Watson are arguing in the kitchen, Watson puts her mug and phone on the counter. A few times during the scene, the mug switches which side of the phone it's on. The first time it's plausible Watson moves it when off camera, but subsequent to that, we can see enough of Watson to tell she doesn't make enough movements to change the position of the mug.


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Brave New World - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, John Ross decides to drink some of the whiskey from the bottle that his father, J.R. Ewing, left for him. The bottle of whiskey is about half full, filled to just about the bottom of J.R. Ewing's signature on the bottle. As John Ross reaches for the bottle, it is now suddenly only about 1/6 full compared to the half full it was from the previous shot. The level continues to move up and down. (00:41:45)

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Left Behind - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode Ra's al Ghul stabs Oliver through his chest, just below his left pec. When he pulls out the sword, a wound is visible. (However, seconds later, the wound is absent - different mistake). In this episode he is shown with a wound much lower (in his lower abdomen) and also later, with a bandage around his waist instead of his chest. (00:09:30 - 00:41:30)


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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After lying about his wife to Lauren, Ryan shouts after her as she gets in her car. From the back he has a pen and paper in his right hand, but in the front shot the paper has vanished.

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A Nuisance Call - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: Shay is in the restroom at the firehouse after she returns from the horrible incident on their emergency call. She notices blood and human remains on her belt which she frantically rips off to clean the belt and her hands. In the next cut, while still at the sink washing her hands, the belt is back on.


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Batmobiles Racing - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Marisha Ray introduces Damian Beurer and Andy Liegl, the camera cuts back to her with the two guys standing next to her, and Damian is holding up what looks like brass knuckles in his hand, but shaped like a bat-o-rang. Camera cuts to a close up of his face as he talks about the '66 Batmobile, and you can see his arms moving pointing to it, not having a chance to remove the bat knuckles. But when it cuts back, suddenly the bat knuckles have vanished. (00:00:45)

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King Memses' Curse - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Miss Fisher is on her knees by the burial site of her sister, the ribbon in her possession is quite different from the one seen at the beginning of the series, which was worn out, with no hint of the shape and color of the blue one shown in this episode and the previous.

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By Any Means: Part 4 - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When Buzz and Provenza race out of the squad room to follow Rusty in the frantic search for Stroh, Buzz is in shirt sleeves with no tie. However when they arrive at their destination Buzz is wearing a coat and tie.


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Buck Off - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, four contestants are called down: Jesse, Clint, Tatu Baby, and Steve. While the judges are explaining that three of them did not impress, a shot shows Sarah Miller standing to Clint's right, but she wasn't supposed to be there. In the next shot, Jesse is standing to Clint's right. (00:38:20)

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Old Wounds - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Steve brings Denzel a McRib sandwich and says don't ask how I got it. He shows Denzel his "purple" hand. When Steve takes the sandwich back, the purple color completely vanishes without him wiping it off.


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Dio the Invader - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When JoJo is eating the steak the first time, in close-up the juices have overflown the plate, but in the next shot there's no such mess on the tablecloth. Moreover, you can see him cut the last piece in half, and then pick it up whole. (00:02:50)

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Harry & Mindy - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Mindy arrives at work, she goes into Danny's office and finds him on the floor in his underwear. She closes the door behind her, but a few seconds later, the door is wide open again. (00:02:25)


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