Factual error: Lynette's neighbor tells her that the pot Lynette's sons gave her is really hers, the neighbor's, and she bought it in Costa Rica. She turns the pot over to show Lynette that the price is marked on the bottom, with a number followed by the letter p. One supposes that the p might stand for peso, except that the currency of Costa Rica is the colon, which consists of 100 centavos. No p in sight.
Continuity mistake: As the nurse is talking to Susan about the operation, the folding of the paper the nurse is holding on the clipboard changes between shots. First it is half folded over, the next shot it has been folded right over and is being held right down. After this shot it changes again and is now folded back without her moving the paper.
Continuity mistake: On the note Mary Alice receives that leads to her suicide, the position of the three sentences changes throughout the series. In episode 1.1 (Pilot), all three lines are written on the top half of the note (above the crease), but in later episodes the first two lines are on the top and the third is on the lower half. The left margin also gets smaller, and the handwriting varies slightly.
Continuity mistake: When Orson is on the phone with his lawyer, he sets down the notepad with a page half filled with writing at the front. However, later in the scene Edie walks into the room and the front page of the notepad is full of writing, plus there's an extra line in the first paragraph. No one was around to move the page as Orson was in the shower.
Continuity mistake: Lynette is giving a speech during Renee's wedding. In some shots, she holds the microphone in her right hand and a glass of wine in her left hand. In other shots, she holds the microphone in her left hand and a glass of wine in her right hand. (00:32:40)
Continuity mistake: At one point in episode 1.2 ("Ah, But Underneath"), Susan looks at the note used to blackmail Mary Alice and we can see that it has been folded twice and become somewhat crumpled. Two episodes later in "Who's That Woman?" (1.4) when the girls show the note to Paul, it is almost perfectly smooth with a single horizontal crease.