The Office

Last Day in Florida - S8-E18

Continuity mistake: Toby competes with Darryl to sell Girl Scout cookies. Toby says it's his daughter's first year selling them. However, earlier in the series, Toby agrees to sign Dwight's apology letter from corporate if he buys cookies from his daughter.

Launch Party - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In 2-13 "The Secret" Pam and Jim are talking about how Jim used to have a crush on Pam when she first started here. This implies that Jim was working here when Pam was hired. However, in this episode Pam says that when Jim first started working there she said, "Enjoy this moment, because you're never going to go back to this time before you met your desk-mate, Dwight." These two scenes contradict each other.

Survivor Man - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In "The Alliance" (1-4), Pam says that the next office birthday is Meredith's, but it isn't until the next month. Later, in "Survivor Man", it is said that Meredith's birthday is at the end of 'Birthday Month', when many employees have birthdays close together. It wouldn't be possible for Meredith's birthday to both be the next office birthday but also at the end of the following month, which is stated to have many other birthdays in it.

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Continuity mistake: In one episode Angela says she hasn't talked to her sister in years over an argument that she doesn't remember. When she's engaged to Andy and they're touring Dwight's farm he mentions she has multiple sisters. In the finale she only has one sister and apparently they are incredibly close.

aveljo

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Suggested correction: In the finale the "Sister" is Angela's best friend. Do you recall them each saying this is my older sister?

That's a common joke among siblings that are close, they're joking about which one is older. Rachel is Angela's sister, not just a friend. They even go on to say "we're very close. We even have our own special language", which is something common among siblings that are close. The mistake is valid.

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Continuity mistake: In 4-14 "Goodbye, Toby", Andy Bernard invites his parents to the going-away party for Toby Flenderson and introduces them as "Andrew and Ellen Bernard." But in 6-16 Andy tells Jim that he was originally named "Walter Jr." after his father and that it was changed when his little brother was born and the name Andrew was one that they got out of a baby-naming book. Additionally, in 8-4 "Garden Party", Dwight is introducing the entering guests. When Andy's parents arrive, Dwight says, "Mr. And Mrs. Walter and Ellen Bernard." (00:36:20)

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jan, Michael and Pam are having a meeting in Michael's office they're sitting against the front window, but during that scene when it shows Jim and Dwight talking at their desks, if you look over Jim's shoulder you'll see that the office behind them is empty. (00:06:30)

The Manager and the Salesman - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Michael enters the room he messes with Jim's hair and Jim's hair is noticeably different, however a few different camera angles later Jim's hair is back to normal even though he couldn't have possibly had time to touch it. (00:09:10 - 00:09:50)

Hot Girl - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Michael takes Katy around the office, while walking by Phyllis' desk he asks Ryan to look after the purses, but Ryan says he can't because he's "installing File-Share on all the computers." Phyllis is noticeably absent from the shot. Ryan is sitting at Phyllis' desk. Michael and Katy take a few steps and walk into the kitchen area. In the background we can now see that Phyllis is now sitting at her desk and Ryan is nowhere in sight. There wasn't enough time for both to switch locations. (00:06:10)

The Deposition - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Dunder Mifflin lawyer says "she thought it had to do with her recent breast enhancement surgery," the woman on the right side of the screen has her hand on her forehead. Then the shot changes angles and the woman's hand is now resting on her chin. (00:08:45)

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The Duel - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Michael's scarf is above his collar in the first shot, but moments later, seemingly without moving, his scarf is tucked below his collar. (00:06:40)

The Injury - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Dunder Mifflin staff is gathered around Pam's desk listening to Michael on the phone, the screen on Pam's computer changes from the Dunder Mifflin site to the desktop and back again in between shots.

The Lover - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When Jim is outside comforting Pam after she finds out her mother is dating Michael, he begins to explain a mallard recording device that Dwight gave to him and used a big hand motion that put his hand in the air. In the next shot, the hand that was in the air is now gripping his coffee cup.

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Take Your Daughter to Work Day - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: When we first see what Toby's daughter looks like it's in a photograph on his desk that Michael points out in 1-6 "Hot Girl". The girl in the photo has dark brown/black hair. The next time we see his daughter is in this episode, and she has bright blond hair. A completely different child actor was used. (00:07:35)

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Suggested correction: The dark haired girl is Stanley's daughter and she goes to the Catholic girls school. If you look at Toby's desk on the wall is the picture of his daughter.

No, there is a picture on Toby's desk / on the wall of his desk, of his daughter in episode 6 season 1, where his daughter appears to have dark brown hair. Then when she comes in the office for "bring your kid to work day" she has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the first episode, where Dwight is talking to Michael and Ryan, when he gets the Jello out and gets angry at Jim, look at Jim when they keep going back and forth to him. In some shots he has a Jello cup and spoon in his hand, and sometimes he does not. (00:14:45)

Last Day in Florida - S8-E18

Continuity mistake: Toby competes with Darryl to sell Girl Scout cookies. Toby says it's his daughter's first year selling them. However, earlier in the series, Toby agrees to sign Dwight's apology letter from corporate if he buys cookies from his daughter.

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Trivia: Four of the regularly appearing secondary characters have the same first name as the actress or actor that plays her or him: Angela (Angela Kinsey), Oscar ('Oscar Nunez'), Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) and Creed (Creed Bratton).

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E-Mail Surveillance - S2-E9

Question: When Angela is buying the Baby Ruths, most of the other candies are turned backwards (I assume to avoid product placement). But above the Baby Ruth is one with the name facing forward that looks like it's called "Picaroon." Is this a real candy bar that's local to the Scranton area or just completely made up? If it's made up, any inside information about where the name came from or if there's an inside joke or show reference to it?

Bishop73

Answer: In the 2007 episode "Ben Franklin" when Jim is talking to Pam there is a candy bar with a purple wrapper that says "Picar-" I assume picaroon, it's hard to see past Pam. I found this trying to investigate what that candy bar is lol.

Answer: There does not appear to be a real candy bar by that name. The word is real, however. It refers to someone who is a rogue, a scoundrel, a thief, or an otherwise dubious character.

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