Buffy The Vampire Slayer
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Anne - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: During the fight scene at the end when Buffy is fighting the demons you see her throw one of the demons off the platform. If you watch him fall you can see him land safely on a conveniently placed mat. (00:38:10)

Grave (2) - S6-E22

Revealing mistake: As Willow is raising the satanic temple from the earth, we can see the support cables holding the temple upright from behind. This is plainly visible in the bottom right hand corner, complete with bright orange clasps on the temple itself.

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Intervention - S5-E18

Revealing mistake: When Spike is playing with the Buffybot in his crypt and has her throw him onto his bed to stake him, the shot of him landing on the bed and the Buffybot climbing on top him is portrayed by stunt doubles. The shot is then interwoven with another shot of the actual actors. But it's very obvious due to the poor editing.

THGhost

Wrecked - S6-E10

Revealing mistake: Spike is supposedly naked in the building when he and Buffy awaken, but several times during the scene when he's asking her to stay, you can see the skin-tight, skin-coloured underpants he's wearing.

Storyteller - S7-E16

Revealing mistake: When Buffy, Spike, Andrew and Robin go to the high school and find it decimated, Buffy is thrown to the ground and attacked with a hockey stick. On the second swing, a sound effect is heard and Buffy falls over. But the hockey stick never makes contact with her.

THGhost

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Life Serial - S6-E5

Revealing mistake: In Jonathan, Warren and Andrew's van, whenever they're watching something on the monitors fed from their security cameras, you can see that the footage is actually pre-recorded due to the fact that the footage is being played through QuickTime media player.

THGhost

Showtime - S7-E11

Revealing mistake: When the ubervamp is at the door of the Summers' home, you can see a black string attached to the inside of the door.

Gone - S6-E11

Revealing mistake: When Buffy is invisible and in the social office in "Gone", she is searching for the summer files, and you can see a thumb picking them up. (00:20:40)

Villains - S6-E20

Revealing mistake: When Dawn gets back from school she goes up to Willow and Taras room and finds Tara lying dead on the floor. When Buffy comes in and finds her and comforts her, you can see Tara's chest moving as she takes a breath.

Earshot - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Buffy is fighting the big scary lunch lady, look closely in the far away shots because you can see that the big lunch lady is now a skinny little stunt double. (00:41:55)

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Anne - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When Buffy runs in front of the car you can see knee pads on her knees. You have to look quite closely because they are the same colour as her tights. (00:15:00)

Halloween - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Willow is turned into a ghost. Throughout the entire episode, she can't touch anything (can't turn the pages of a book, etc.), yet towards the end when she and Giles go to Ethan's shop, and she leaves, you can hear that she opened and closed the door, even though she can walk through walls and can't actually touch the door. The curtain moves when she leaves too. (00:34:05)

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Bargaining (1) - S6-E1

[After saving Giles from a vampire.]
Spike: Awww, poor Watcher. Did your life flash before your eyes? Cup of tea, cup of tea, almost-got-shagged, cup of tea?

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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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