The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Sick Boy and the Sitter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Laura answers the phone her hand is on the wall. The shot changes, her hand is now on her shirt.

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Other mistake: Any time Rob has to go to a doctor or to Jerry to get his teeth worked on, if you look at the window behind him and whoever is working on him. It's the same buildings every time. Even though he goes to different doctors. Also, that window and the curtains are also the same exact windows and curtains in Robs office.

Liz Blue 1970

It May Look Like a Walnut! - S2-E20

Character mistake: Rob is having a nightmare, part of which involves the disappearance of his thumbs. When he finds Laura at home, the script calls for him to say, "I want you to help me get my thumbs back," but he actually says, "I want you to help me get my thumb backs." His thumbs are also still there but hidden (you can see a portion of them in one frame of the episode).

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Sally and the Lab Technician - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Jamie Farr the "Snappy Service" guy comes in and gives everyone their coffee Buddy throws a straw into the straw cup, but it falls down on the floor then vanishes, never to be seen again.

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Dear Sally Rogers - S5-E21

Plot hole: Sally Rogers appears on the Stevie Parsons show which is a late night talk show, the next morning she receives letters from as far away as Hawaii... the US mail isn't that fast.

Pam-I-am
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Who Stole My Watch? - S5-E14

Character mistake: When Sally asks if Rob would give his party guests malaria, Rob responds later on with, "Oh, Roe, I would never suspect you!" Roe was Rosemarie's nickname on set.

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Bupkis - S4-E24

Other mistake: When Rob dials the radio station, he dials the phone number and then looks it up in the phone book. He covers for himself, and then has a hard time keeping a straight face afterwards.

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Suggested correction: The part is Rob checking to see if he had the right number.

I Do Not Choose to Run - S5-E16

Factual error: When Rob tells the name of the street he lives on in this episode "Bonnie Meadow Lane" that was not the same as the past episodes which was "Bonnie Meadow Road" in all the other episodes except for when Rob and Laura were buying the new house beside Jerry and Millie's house.

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Who Stole My Watch? - S5-E14

Other mistake: Evan from the insurance company comes over to ask Laura and Rob several questions but not once does he find out any names from the party. But the next day Buddy, Sally, Mel, Jerry and Millie all get really angry because of Rob and his interrogator just assuming that they stole the watch.

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100 Terrible Hours - S4-E28

Continuity mistake: While Rob is by himself at the WOFF radio station the "On the Air" sign is above the door behind him and there is a giant window there beside the door. When Rob is doing the 100 hours of being on the radio the door, the window and room are completely different. No door, record disc holder, other equipment, or window behind him.

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Never Bathe on Saturday - S4-E27

Continuity mistake: The bathroom door that Rob shot the knob off with the gun is not there in 1 scene, but suddenly reappears a little bit later back on the door, he's able to open and close the door with ease when he is in the bathroom with Laura while she's getting out of the tub. (00:20:30 - 00:22:00)

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Your Home Sweet Home is My Home Sweet Home - S4-E25

Continuity mistake: The Petrie house (where Rob and Laura, Jerry and Millie are standing together bickering) is completely different from the episode "Where Did I Come From?" and a few others.

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A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Rob is "playing" the piano none of the keys on the piano look to actually be pushed down. Also when he's scratching his back with each of his hands the notes on that same side of the piano are still played. He's not actually playing the piano. (Except for the last 2 notes or chords). (00:02:46 - 00:03:27)

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Oh How We Met the Night That We Danced - S1-E5

Other mistake: When Rob is dancing with Laura and is supposed to step on her foot, his foot lands so far away from hers, it doesn't even appear that he stepped on it.

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Plot hole: In the episode "That's my Boy" when they bring Richie home from the hospital, Rob and Laura are living in the new house they have. However, in the episode "Where did I come from" when Laura went in to labor, they lived in a different house. They couldn't have moved while Laura was in the hospital.

Pam-I-am
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Ray Murdock's X-Ray - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: When Laura tries to read the phone number that Rob scratched out, Rob gives her the number as "New Rochelle 69970," which happens to be the Petrie's own phone number, as noted in other episodes.

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The Death of the Party - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Laura puts the ice cream in the freezer, the freezer is full, however when Millie brings over the ice they are able to put it in the nearly empty freezer.

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Your Home Sweet Home is My Home Sweet Home - S4-E25

Continuity mistake: In this episode it is shown that the Petries live in a house with a huge rock in the basement. In the episode where Buddy's brother, Blacky visits "Hustling the Hustler", they play pool in the basement and there is no rock.

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Suggested correction: No, the Petries buy the house with the rock, but swap it with their best friends and buy the house next door. Therefore Jerry and Millie have the rock in the basement.

Rob has to pay half the cost for Jerry to seal his basement every year. The reason why is because Rob's rock redirects water that ends up flooding Jerry's basement.

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Romances, Roses, and Rye Bread - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Sally lets Burt into her apartment, her hand is on her forehead and then all of a sudden it's down by her side.

Pam-I-am
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The Ghost of A. Chantz - S4-E3

Factual error: When Laura and Sally are about to go to the bedroom, Buddy and Rob are going to sleep in the living room of the haunted cabin. Rob and Laura tell Buddy and Sally things like how he steals the pillow and he takes all the covers at home. However at home, they sleep in twin beds so they shouldn't know such things. However, they do have a son. They had to share a bed at least once in their marriage.

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Suggested correction: Or they sleep in twin beds because he steals the pillow and takes the covers when they tried sharing a double bed.

It's not true that Rob steals pillows... Because every episode Rob has only 2 pillows. Unless he steals them in the middle of the commercials... and then they vanish before the next scene.

Liz Blue 1970

Laura Petrie: You wanna end up another Dwight Heatherton, go ahead.
Rob Petrie: Who's that?
Laura Petrie: Dwight Heatheron happens to be an excellent writer who is unknown because he gets no publicity.
Rob Petrie: Then how do you know him?
Laura Petrie: Oh Rob, he's famous.

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