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Continuity mistake: When Ray is taking the van he's having a heated exchange with Manny, and Robbie's window is closed. However, just as Ray anxiously speeds away Robbie's window is wide open, for the dramatic close-up on Robbie's side view mirror, showing Manny's vaporizing demise, and when Robbie ducks his window is closed again. (00:31:10)

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Continuity mistake: Whilst Robbie is helping the people onto the ferry in the overhead shot, Ray holds Rachel beside a red car down below as they are both avidly watching Robbie's heroism. However, in the next close-up Ray is just now approaching the car, amongst a greater crowd of people. (01:02:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the interior shot, the Hudson Ferry captain walks toward and then stands at the doorway (seen clearly when he cast off earlier), as he stares at the growing whirlpool. However, in the next exterior shot he is standing at an open porthole window, staring at the water. (01:02:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: During the ferry disaster, while Ray, Robbie and Rachel are in the water, when the car heads toward them a vertical cable is visible at the left side of the car, beside the side view mirror. (01:03:30)

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Revealing mistake: When the Hudson Ferry captain casts off the large label that reads "Hudson Ferry" is on his left side of his jacket. However, in the exterior shot as he looks out the window at the whirlpool, the label is on his right side. This shot was flipped, and amusingly, the CGI guys actually retouched the words "Hudson Ferry" so it wouldn't read backwards. (01:02:25)

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Continuity mistake: Ray walks into the living room when Rachel watches TV, sits down, asks about the splinter while still holding a coffee mug with his outstretched arm leaning on his leg and his feet on the floor, in the shot facing him. In the next shot from behind, his leg is now on the footrest, his arm lies on the chair arm, and he's not holding the mug. Then moments later something similar happens. (00:11:40)

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Continuity mistake: Mary Ann pulls the cord out of the iPod and holds it with the screen facing her palm, as she explains about Robbie's Algeria report. However, in the next shot the iPod is held in her hand the opposite way. (00:06:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Mary Ann is speaking in the kids' bedroom, her body is facing Robbie, and when she says, "It would be nice if he were done…" in the close-up of Ray her entire body is turned the opposite way, facing the TV, but in the next shot she's turned toward Robbie again. Additionally, the amount of blue sweater visible under her grey coat changes in consecutive shots, during her visit. (00:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Mary Ann and Ray walk into the kids bedroom, Robbie is lying on his bed with books, etc. In the next shot his position, pillow, etc., differ, and there are different books on his bed. (00:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the kids' bedroom, while Mary Ann speaks, Ray sits with the baseball cap in his hand. When the shot faces him he holds the brim with the cap facing out, but when the shot faces Mary Ann he holds the back of the cap with the brim hanging down. (00:07:05)

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Continuity mistake: On the ferry, Rachel wears the purple/pink camouflage hoodie over her orange knit sweater with the colorful stripe sleeves, as usual. Now this is where things become strange. In the first shot as the trio come ashore, she is only wearing her orange sweater, she is not wearing the purple/pink hoodie - note the clear lack of fur hood. In the very next shot as they climb a bit more and then rest, Rachel is wearing the purple/pink hoodie - note the hood, but now it's on under her orange sweater. In the underwater shots she is also wearing it under the orange sweater. (This odd mistake has absolutely nothing to do with the very long wool cloak that Rachel wears in the next scene). (01:02:20 - 01:04:40)

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Continuity mistake: After the ferry disaster, the trio swim to shore and climb up the bank. In the side shot Ray holds Rachel's left arm and Robbie holds her right arm. However, in the next back shot Ray holds Rachel's right arm, and Robbie holds her left. (01:05:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Robbie gets out of Tim's car there are two of the crew's chalk marks on the sidewalk – one long blue line in front of Ray and an orange arrow near the trunk of the car. They are gone when Rachel leaves the car. (00:05:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Mary Ann carries Rachel's backpack into Ray's kitchen, she places the backpack down on the floor to her left, with her left hand and then steps away. However, in the next shot, she is still holding it and then places it down to her right, with her right hand. (00:06:00)

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Continuity mistake: As Ray says, "Next time you take my car with no driver's license…" he walks a good distance away from Robbie. Yet in the next close-up of Robbie, Ray's arm is still pointing up near Robbie's face. (00:18:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Ray speeds home in his car he passes Manny's shop and directly in front of the left garage door, beside the gas pump, is a large tree surrounded by bricks at the trunk base. Later, when Ray speaks with Manny the tree and surrounding bricks are gone. (00:04:15 - 00:19:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Ray heads home after work, he speeds past Manny's shop, and in the first shot there is a large white sign on the brick wall, to the left of the door (not the one over the door), which is seen later as well. However, in the next shot as Ray pulls into his driveway and when Mary Ann carries Rachel's backpack up the steps, Manny's is at the end of the street and that white sign is gone. (00:04:20)

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Continuity mistake: On his way home, when Ray's car turns the corner, in the first shot as he passes the parked cars across from Manny's, the last of which is a red pickup, but in the next shot it's a white pickup. (00:04:05)

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6th Dec 2005

I Love Lucy (1951)

Trivia: On January 19th 1953, when Lucy Ricardo gave birth to Little Ricky on I Love Lucy, which 68% of U.S. TV sets tuned in to watch, Lucille Ball also gave birth to Desi Arnaz Jr. (in a planned C-section) on the same night. Newborn Desi Jr. was featured on the very first national cover of TV Guide. As a strange coincidence, on January 19th, exactly 43 years later, Marlee Matlin gave birth to her daughter at the same time that the evening's episode of Picket Fences was being aired, and her character on the show, Laurie Bey, was giving birth to a son.

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Continuity mistake: In the dining hall, when Hermione begins reading Rita Skeeter's article mentioning the Hungarian bon-bon, the newspaper and Hermione's fingers change position between the semi close-up and close-up.

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