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Continuity mistake: When Ron throws the burrito at the biker, you can see from the shot in the car that it falls to the ground. After it falls, the biker swivels for a while, and then slides down the street, however, in the shot of him once he stopped, the burrito was in front of him. (00:48:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Ron throws the burrito at the biker the exterior shot of the car shows he is in the middle of the three lanes. When it cuts to his reaction shot you can see he is now in the left lane. After showing the biker in agony we see Ron getting out of his car in the middle lane. (00:45:20)

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Continuity mistake: Right before the brawl, Brian pulls out a pistol which he also has right when the brawl begins. However, in the very next shot someone is swining a weapon down at him and he's holding nunchucks (play it on slow and you can see it's him).

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Continuity mistake: In the huge street brawl scene, all of the news teams are in a circle, preparing to do battle. Tim Robbins can be seen tapping his pipe on his weapon, emptying out the tobacco. Later, after he chops off Luke Wilson's arm, he takes a long drag on his pipe.


Revealing mistake: During the scene where Ron is playing the jazz flute, as he blows the flame out of the flute, you can see a hose running from out of his sleeve and into the flute, most likely supplying gas for the flame. In both shots of the flame, the hose can be seen.


Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the brawl, you can see that Brian falls down as the rest of the crew runs forward. In the next shot he is right there with them pointing his gun at other groups.

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Continuity mistake: At the bear scene, Frank Vitchard is using the wrong station's microphone. He works for Channel 2 (the third place station), but is using a microphone from KQHS-Channel 9, the second place station anchored by Vince Vaughn's character, Wes Mantooth.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Ron throws Veronica over the desk after she makes fun of his hair, she jumps on his back, and pins him to the floor. In the first shot of the floor, a purse is seen on Ron's right, but the in the next shot of the floor (where she picks up the mace) the purse is on his left. (01:08:40)

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Continuity mistake: Before the big brawl between the rival news crews there are a number of shots where the sun is nearly setting and a second or so later will be right back up. The most notable one is just after Ben Stiller's Spanish language crew arrive there is an aerial shot with the sun very bright. In the next shot of Tim Robbins the shadow has become much more noticeable. (00:59:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Veronica decides to sabotage Ron's sign off, she alters the end of his news script. The text just above the sign off is a story about a car. Yet during the broadcast, they are discussing a different story before the sign off.


Continuity mistake: When Ron and his men meets up with Wes Mantooth and his men, Ron and his men's shadow is being cast on their sides. When it cuts their shadows are cast behind them. (00:17:20)


Continuity mistake: In the scene when there is a question mark written on the teleprompter and Ron says, "I'm Ron Burgundy?" you see a shot of the teleprompter and the question mark is visible. However, what's written on the teleprompter and what Ron says before this are two different things. Ron says something about the panda, but the teleprompter says something about a blind man and his pet falcon.

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Continuity mistake: Early in the movie, as Ron Burgundy is talking with his dog at his apartment, pay close attention to the suit jacket on the back of the chair. As the camera shifts between views of the dog and Ron, the coat moves around. In the final shot, when the dog jumps off the back of the chair, the coat is in yet a third position. (00:11:05)

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the bridge with the burrito, the opening shot shows two cars behind Ron, but in all of the shots afterwards the cars are gone. (00:48:30)

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Ron invites Veronica to the "gun show", after he has counted over 1000, he goes to put his shirt on. He reaches into the armhole and then it switches to a shot of Veronica and then back to Ron. In the next shot of Ron, he is reaching into the armhole again.

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Continuity mistake: When Ron comes home after the party in the beginning, you see him about to put his coat on the chair. The following shot shows the dog standing up on the chair and the coat is already lying on the back of the chair without him putting it down. (00:11:05)

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Continuity mistake: Toward the end, the Public TV News Anchor (Tim Robbins) pushes Veronica in the bear pit. In the next shot, a bear is hibernating in the same exact spot where she landed.

Revealing mistake: In the shot of the bears returning to the cave, one can see a thin piece of string/fishing line tied to a rock on the left side of the screen and stretched across to the other side.

Continuity mistake: After the biker gets the burrito thrown at him and falls to the ground, there is a shot of him from behind where you can see that he undid his helmet buckle. But in the next shot of him getting up, he undoes the buckle again. (00:48:55)

Revealing mistake: In the brawl, where the horsemen are coming after Brian, look at the two newsmen behind him. One rears back without getting hit, then the one he's fighting falls on the ground like he got hit without actually getting hit.

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Trivia: When Ed announces that a woman is coming to work at the station, Brick panics because he has heard that bears are attracted to the smell of their periods. Believe it or not, this is actually true of bears and lions.

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Question: What's the name of the song/music playing in the background when Veronica and Helen are chatting in Escupimos en su Alimento?

Answer: El Jarabe Tapatío - The Mexican Hat Dance.

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