35 Inconsistencies And Mistakes In TV Shows That – Fair Warning – May Infuriate You

    Col. Blake from M*A*S*H calls his wife Mildred, but later her name is Lorraine.

    1. Rory's sixteenth birthday isn’t celebrated until the sixth episode of Gilmore Girls, but Lorelai introduces Rory as being 16 in the pilot when a guy hits on both of them. She totally would say if Rory were any younger than 16.

    In the first episode, Lorelai says about Rory, "She's 16," but in Episode 6, Rory has her sixteenth birthday party

    2. On Family Matters, Judy Winslow was a main character for multiple years. Then she disappeared from the show, like she never existed at all.

    In the Season 1 "Family Matters" theme song, Judy Winslow is present, but she's not in the Season 6 theme song

    3. In the first episode of Friends, Phoebe makes a comment about pulling out her eye lashes. When Paul the Wine Guy reacts a moment later, she's miraculously sitting right behind him.

    Phoebe is standing and says to Rachel, "Ooh, I just pulled out four eyelashes, that can't be good," then when Paul reacts, Phoebe is sitting behind him

    4. The room in the school hallway on Boy Meets World has, like, a billion different functions.

    The same door is a boys' bathroom, the principal's office, and the custodian's closet

    5. In Season 2 of New Girl, Robby's whole thing is that's really nice but boring. In Season 6, his whole thing is that he's actually the most interesting man in the world.

    In Season 2, Robby says, "I don't like music, what's up with me, you know," then in season 6, Jess asks him, "Is that a gold record on your wall," and he says, "Oh yeah, I played bass on a Santana album"

    6. On Jane the Virgin, Petra's mom is in the hospital with a breathing mask on, except it's not there in the next shot we see her in.

    Petra's mother has a full breathing mask over her mouth, and then her mouth is free of any mask

    7. Those Riverdale twins are infants for years.

    The twins being little babies in Season 2, and Penelope holding one of the still baby twins in Season 3

    8. On This Is Us, teen Kate takes a pregnancy test...that's actually an Ovulation test.

    Kate on "This Is Us" holds a box that clearly says "Ovulation Test," but then she ominously looks at a pregnancy test

    9. On Golden Girls, Dorothy and Stan were married for 38 years, and they wed because she was pregnant. So how are her kids in their early twenties?

    In Season 1, Dorothy says, "My father told Stan that he had to marry me, I was pregnant...Rose, he left me 38 years later," but in Season 2, Dorothy's son says, "Well, college isn't really my style, I attend the school of life."

    10. Ross has two different birthdays on Friends.

    In Season 4, Ross says, "Mine's December—" and in Season 8, he says "October 18th"

    11. Richard's bandages are visible under his hat on Grey's Anatomy, but then he's bandage-less when he takes the hat off.

    Richard has bandages on his head under his hat, but later his head is clear of bandages when his hat is off

    12. On Jane the Virgin, Xo tells her mom she's pregnant with Jane twice.

    In Season 1, Xo says to Alba, "It's true, I'm pregnant," then in Season 4 Xo is vomiting and Alba asks, "You okay, should I get the VapoRub," but Xo says, "Don't bother, I'm pregnant"

    13. In Season 5 of The Office, Michael is celebrating his fifteenth anniversary with Dunder Mifflin, but in the pilot, five years earlier, he's been at the company for twelve years.

    In Season 1, Michael says, "I've been at Dunder Mifflin for twelve years" and in Season 5 he says, "You have no right to cancel my fifteenth anniversary party"

    14. The paper towels that Rachel unrolls roll back up and then unroll again in a Friends episode.

    The paper towels are unrolled, then they're not, then they are again

    15. Kirk from Gilmore Girls is actually Mick first.

    In episode 2, Kirk says, "I'm Mick," but in Episode 10 Lorelai says to him, "Hold still, Kirk"

    16. In a Season 1 Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode, Amy sneaks into Holt and Kevin's bedroom to see what they've DVR'd. In a Season 2 episode, Holt says he doesn't have a TV in his bedroom.

    In Season 1, Amy's in Holt's bedroom and says, "Alright, you DVR, tell me the Captain's secrets and unveil yourself to me," but in Season 2 Holt says, "I know they say it's not good to have a TV in your bedroom, which is why I don't"

    17. In the Sex and the City intro, the bus passengers vanish.

    There are passengers on the bus that goes by, and then the passengers are gone

    18. And the splashes on Carrie's top grow.

    Carrie has light water splashes on her shirt, and then her shirt is much wetter

    19. Bruce Willis plays Ross's girlfriend's dad on Friends, yet somehow, the guys love Die Hard.

    In Season 6 Bruce Willis's character on "Friends" says, "I usually prefer Liz's boyfriends to address me as Mister Stevens," then in Season 7 Chandler says, "'Die Hard,' still great"

    20. On Game of Thrones, Roose Bolton doesn't move or anything, but his sleeve suddenly has something peeking out from under it. It's a ~big moment~ that doesn't add up.

    His sleeve is normal, and then the next time we see it, even though he hasn't moved, his sleeve has something peeking out

    21. Col. Blake from M*A*S*H calls his wife Mildred, but later her name is Lorraine.

    In Season 1, Henry says, "Listen, tell Mildred — Mrs Blake, that her husband Henry loves her very much," but in Season 2 Henry says, "Oh for Pete's sake, why did Lorraine tack that on"

    22. Norm's hand on Cheers goes from resting off the counter to resting on his glass.

    On "Cheers", Norm's hand isn't on his glass, but in the next shot it is

    23. On Riverdale, Polly and Jason were in the same grade, but so are Polly's younger sister Betty and Jason's twin Cheryl.

    "Same age" written over Polly and Jason, with arrows pointing Polly to her younger sister Betty and Jason to his twin Cheryl, but "Somehow also the same age" is written over Cheryl and Betty

    24. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air house completely changes.

    The Fresh Prince house in the pilot and the completely different Fresh Prince house in Season 2

    25. There's a Season 4 New Girl episode where Jess's nail polish vanishes.

    Jess with nail polish in one shot and no nail polish in another

    26. The timeline of Modern Family doesn't make sense, given Season 9. Gloria and Jay are celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary, and Lily is 12 years old. She should be 9 or 10, max.

    On "Modern Family", Jay says to Gloria, "These have been the best 10 years of my life," but in the same episode, Lily is way too old for that to make sense

    27. On Schitt’s Creek, Moira auditions for The Crows Have Eyes 2. She brags about it being a sequel. But when she starts working on the movie, it's now The Crows Have Eyes 3: the Crowening.

    In Season 3, Moira reads an email out loud that says, "Respected ornithologist Doctor Clara Mandrake, in the psychological thriller, 'The Crows Have Eyes 2,'" then Season 5, she's playing Doctor Clara Mandrake in "The Crows Have Eyes 3: The Crowening"

    28. Rory's cast leaves without a trace on Gilmore Girls.

    Rory has a cast on her left hand, then she doesn't

    29. Chandler and Rachel meet three separate times on Friends.

    In 1987, Ross says, "Everyone, this is Chandler," to a group that includes Rachel, in 1993, Chandler says to Rachel, "Excuse me, I seemed to have dropped my ball," and in 1994, Monica introduces Chandler to Rachel by saying, "This is Chandler"

    30. In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka gets the warrior mark, but then it's gone — before it's right back on his forehead.

    Sokka gets the warrior mark, then his forehead has no mark on it, then it has a mark on it again

    31. Pam from The Office has two versions of the same mother.

    Pam's mom in Season 2 and an entirely different actor playing Pam's mom in Season 6

    32. Mike's scarf is tied and untied over the course of one Friends scene.

    Mike's scarf is tied in a knot, and then it's just hanging loosely

    33. Jake from Brooklyn Nine-Nine can't do one pull-up in Season 3, but he does them in Season 2.

    In Season 2, Jake does a pull-up, but in Season 3 he is hanging and says, "Use my muscles, oh great, why didn't I think of that, great advice, Terry"

    34. On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Geoffrey's glass magically refills itself.

    The glass on Geoffrey's tray is pretty empty, then it's pretty full

    35. And finally, a few times on Bewitched, Samantha easily freezes time, but she doesn't use this power to fix stuff in the majority of the episodes. She doesn't even mention it. It would really solve a lot of the conflicts.