Wheels - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: In "Wheels," when Artie is singing 'Dancing By Myself' and doing tricks in his wheelchair, the wheels on the back of the chair that prevent him from falling backwards disappear and reappear, depending on whether or not he is performing a trick.


Theatricality - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: During "Theatricality", when the boys are singing "Beth", just as Puck sings "Me and the boys are Playin'" for The First Time, Finn is visible sitting behind Quinn. Yet Finn went to sit down and sing with Puck and is obviously sitting with the boys in the next wide shot.


Hell-O - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In "Hell-O", as Santana and Brittney are talking about the "hottest guys in the school", Santana's glass is almost empty. Yet two shots later, when she takes a drink, her glass is full. Also, when she says "Would you mind waiting in the car?" her glass is full and you can obviously see a slice of lemon in it. Yet in the next shot, when she says "And leave your credit card", her glass is only about 1/3 full and the lemon slice is gone.


The Power of Madonna - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In "The Power of Madonna", as the girls are performing Express Yourself, near the end of the song the coats that Tina, Santana and Brittney have dropped disappear and reappear several times.


Hell-O - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In "Hell-O", as Finn is dribbling the ball down the court, the timer behind him is counting down from 26. Yet two shots later, after he looks at Rachel and the other team steals the ball, the timer is counting down from 34.


Sectionals - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: In episode 13 "Sectionals" when Will confronts Sue in the corridor about leaking the set-list to the rival teams, Sue is wearing a bag over her shoulder. However, in the shots from behind the bag is nowhere to be seen. (00:16:05)

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Mattress - S1-E12

Other mistake: When Finn and Rachel sing Smile in the Choir Room in Mattress (Season 1, Episode 12), Finn doesn't appear to look at any other page but the first one in the music given to him by Rachel. It is unlikely that the entire score for the song was on the first page.


Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During "Don't Stop Believing" at the line "He took the midnight train going anywhere," Rachel extends her hand with her palm facing the floor. In the next shot, it instantly changes to her palm facing the seats of the auditorium. (Timecode listed for the director's cut of the episode.) (00:44:00)

Acafellas - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mercedes is singing "Bust Your Windows", the blue rags on Kurt's car behind her change position several times. Also, Kurt is at first looking up at the hole in his windshield, then has his head down on the hood, and then is looking up at the hole again, over a series of 3 or 4 shots.

The Power of Madonna - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In "The Power of Madonna", during the Cheerios stilts routine, as the people on stilts lift one leg one after the other, they are in a V shape, and there are both girls and boys on stilts. Yet in the very next shot, as the people on stilts swing the other Cheerios around, there are only 3 Cheerios, all guys, on stilts, and they are in a straight line.


Laryngitis - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: During "Laryngitis", Puck pulls Mercedes up to come sing "Lady is a Tramp" with him. Yet in the very next shot, just as she starts singing, she stands up again. So she stood up twice.

The Rhodes Not Taken - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: During "Last Name", just as April is singing "We left the club," she backs up into Kurt in the wide shot, yet during the very next shot she is still a couple of feet away from him.

Sectionals - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: In episode 13 of season 1 (Sectionals), during the five way split screen, the extras behind Mercedes and the ones behind Tina are the same but have different movements.


Ballad - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Kurt goes to sit down and play the piano for Finn, he is wearing cream coloured pants. Yet in the closeup shot of his hands, he is wearing jeans.

The Power of Madonna - S1-E15

Visible crew/equipment: In "The Power of Madonna", just before Sue drops the Madonna CD onto Figgin's desk, a camera is briefly visible over her right shoulder.

Dream On - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Artie tries to walk with crutches after the "step dance" practice with Tina, he falls down violently. Immediately after the fall, the crutch is still attached to his left arm, which is angled away from his body. In the very next shot, the crutch is almost a foot away from his arm, which lies now at a different angle. (00:10:05)


Home - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: During "Home", when Mercedes is singing "Beautiful", Quinn stands up to join her. When she passes behind Mercedes, she stops and puts her hands on her stomach. Yet in the next shot, she passes Mercedes a second time and once again stops with her hands on her stomach.

Bad Reputation - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: During "Bad Reputation", as the kids are singing "Ice Ice Baby", their sheets of music continually change position, especially with the people sitting down. For example, in the first shot Mercedes is holding her music in her right hand. In the next shot it's down on her lap. In the third shot she's holding it with both hands, and in the last shot it's in her right hand again.

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Mercedes writes her name down on the board and starts her name out of alignment from the words "sign up below" When Kurt writes his name down, Mercedes' names has moved across the page and is now aligned with the words "sign up below." (00:05:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Will sits down to talk with Emma in the canteen at the start, the plastic item in the yellow cup keeps changing positions. In some shots it's facing Will, some shots it's facing Emma and in others it's facing neither of them. (00:03:50)

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Showmance - S1-E2

Will: Hold on a second, Sue.
Sue: I resent being told to hold on to anything, William. I will not be treated like a second-class citizen because of my gender.

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Trivia: In the episode Mattress (Season 1, Episode 12), Brittany's name in the Yearbook Photo appears simply as Brittany: she didn't get her surname until Season 2.

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Question: Do they ever say why the cheerleading coach hates the Glee club?


Answer: Coach Sylvester is generally bullying to most staff and students but she particularly dislikes the glee club because they compete with her cheerleading squad for limited school funds.

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