Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when Xander is practicing asking Buffy out with Willow, at once point Willow puts one of her snacks (candies, I think) into her mouth and starts chewing in a medium/wide profile shot of the two. It then cuts to a closeup of her and instantly she's no longer chewing, and immediately places a second candy in her mouth. She didn't have time to stop chewing and swallow between cuts.

TedStixon

Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Buffy finds the invisible girl's "home" in the ceiling and picks up her flute, the position of everything on her bed changes between the initial closeup we saw and the shot of Buffy picking up the flute. Ex. In the initial closeup, the flute is on an open case, while in the shot where Buffy picks it up the case is closed. All the sheet music is in a slightly different position. A cylindrical object appears next to the flute that wasn't there in the initial closeup, etc.

TedStixon

Nightmares - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When the Scoobies go to talk to Wendall about the spiders, when Wendall says "I don't know what to say about that " he instantly goes from looking forward to looking down between edits.

TedStixon

Nightmares - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Buffy's mom first wakes her up after her nightmare at the beginning of the episode, the positions of Buffy's hands, her mother's hand and the bed comforter all change between edits as it cuts from a closeup to a wide shot.

TedStixon

Nightmares - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Buffy goes to find Giles, who is going through newspapers, she asks him if he's found anything and he says "I don't know." Between shots Buffy goes from looking at him to glancing downwards with her eyes and then looking back up again between cuts.

TedStixon

Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When the earthquake happens at the start of the episode, and we see the Master celebrating, his hands instantly change positions at least twice between cuts. (Sometimes it matches perfectly between cuts other times they're in an entirely different position between cuts).

TedStixon

Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Buffy stakes the first vampire at the beginning, in the first shot, his hands are in towards his abdomen. When the camera cuts behind him, and he falls back, suddenly they're instantly extended partially outwards to either side.

TedStixon

Prophecy Girl - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Cordy stops kissing her boyfriend and says "What was that?" at the beginning of the episode, the lighting on Cordy's face changes completely as it cuts between the two camera angles. In the first angle, the lighting is much darker and shadowy, while in the second angle, her face is suddenly much brighter.

TedStixon

Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Cordy and Buffy are tied up, at one point Marcie the invisible girl punches Buffy. As it cuts from a closeup of Buffy back to a wideshot, the position of Buffy's head and the expression of her face instantly changes between cuts. She goes from having her head crooked with a pained expression and her eyes half-shut to having her head straight with a shocked expression and her eyes wide open.

TedStixon

Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When the invisible girl pushes Buffy, and she falls through the ceiling and onto a table, the position of Buffy's arms changes slightly between edits when it cuts to a high-angle shot of her knocked out. Some of the debris around her also changes position.

TedStixon

Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: This is subtle and hard to notice. When Buffy is explaining that something bumped into her in front of the school after Giles explains what it's like to be touched by a ghosts, pay attention to Xander. In the first shot, he's standing about two feet back from Buffy and his left shoulder is behind Willow. In the next shot he's suddenly much closer to Buffy and Willow is no longer in front of his left shoulder.

TedStixon

Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the Scooby gang and Giles are talking in the cafeteria and Giles asks Xander to help him, in the first shot Xander doesn't have his hand on his drink, but when the shot cuts to the opposite angle, suddenly he has his right hand grasping the dop of his drink.

TedStixon

Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode, when Cordelia's date is in the locker room and he talks to two other students, pay attention. There's a combination lock and a baseball bat on top of the lockers. They change positions repeatedly between cuts, getting closer and further apart almost at random depending on the shot.

TedStixon

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School Hard - S2-E3

Vampire: And when I kill her, it will be the greatest event since the crucifixion. And I should know, I was there.
Spike: You were there?! If every vampire who said he was actually at the crucifixion really was there, it would've been like Woodstock!

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Chosen answer: "So goes the nation" seems to have been used on many occasions, with various different US states in the "As .... goes" section. Most commonly it seems to be California that's considered to lead the way, but probably most other states have appeared in the lead role at some point or another. Other things have also been used - no less a person that Pope John Paul II said "As the family goes, so goes the nation...". The origin of the quote format is unclear - in US politics it goes back into the 19th century, when it was Maine that held the title spot, but, while no definitive origin is known, it seems highly likely that it goes back considerably further than that.

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