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Sep 15, 2019

17 Mistakes And Continuity Errors From TV Shows People Can't Unsee

Ya hate to see it.

We recently asked people of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what mistakes they noticed on TV shows. Here are some of their responses:

1. Throughout the run of Boy Meets World, Topanga's parents were played by five different actors.

2. In Pretty Little Liars their senior year halloween episode was season three episode 13. Their senior year Thanksgiving episode where Mona died wasn't until season five episode 12. So according to this timeline, all those episodes between season three and season five happened in four weeks.

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3. Rachel met Chandler three separate times on Friends and they never remembered each other. The first was when they met while Rachel was in high school and they kissed at a party...

NBC

... And then they met again in a bar during a flashback episode when Rachel is engaged to Barry...

NBC

...And they meet again in the pilot when Rachel runs into the cafe in her wedding dress.

4. In an episode of Pretty Little Liars, Aria answered her phone and it was clearly upside down.

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5. The main characters on The O.C. did their junior year of high school twice (seasons 1 and 2) and it was never acknowledged.

6. On That '70s Show, Donna had a younger sister, Tina, that made an appearance once in the first season. Later in the show, Donna was referred to as an only child.

Fox

7. The timeline of That '70s show is from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. However, all eight seasons had a holiday episode which implied another year had passed.

Fox
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8. On Golden Girls, Harold Gould played two different characters. In Season 1 he played Rose's boyfriend, Arnie...

NBC

...And in Season 5 through the end of the show, he played Miles, a professor Rose dates.

NBC

9. During a scene in Twin Peaks, Frank Silva, a set dresser, accidentally appeared in the mirror's reflection. David Lynch decided to keep it in and casted Silva as the creepy Bob.

ABC

10. In Season 1, Episode 16 of Gilmore Girls, Lorelei and Rory were talking in the kitchen and a mic dropped into the screen right above the fridge.

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11. In the last season of Jane the Virgin, Petra’s mother was in the hospital wearing a breathing mask in one shot and then it was gone in the next.

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12. Toby Cavanaugh was played by a different actor after the Pretty Little Liars pilot.

Freeform

13. In a few episodes of Sex and the City, microphones dropped into the shot from above.

14. In Shameless, Mandy Milkovich was played by a different actress after Season 1.

Showtime

15. During a fight scene between Weevil and Logan from Veronica Mars, a camera operator's elbow can clearly be seen.

The UPN / The CW

16. In the Vitamin D episode of Glee, the girls from the New Directions had to compete through song against the boys. When the girls were getting the vitamins from Terri there were two extra girls standing with them who were not in the New Directions or in their performance.

17. And in Family Matters, the youngest daughter Judy Winslow was last seen as the flower girl at her grandmother's wedding in Season 4. For the rest of the show, the Winslows acted as if they only had ever had two children instead of three.

ABC / CBS

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