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TV’s Worst Continuity Error

How I Met Your Mother: The “Playing the Bagpipes” Euphemism. Ted tells sex stories to his kids. A lot.

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We’re really supposed to believe that Ted all of a sudden feels it’s inappropriate to talk about sex to his children? Remember the episode where the Lily made the 50 Reasons to Have Sex list? Well, we do. It was called “The Naked Man,” and the moral of that story was clothes are the only thing keeping two adults from getting it on. Or what about the listing of Canadian Sex positions in “Old King Clancy?” That episode even had an internet tie with http://www.canadiansexacts.org. (Just because the site doesn’t work any more doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten, HIMYM writers!) We could go on and on…

Honestly, we’d forgive this mistake if the “bagpipe” euphemism was either appropriate or funny. “Eating sandwiches” works for “smoking marijuana” because the phrases have roughly the same syllables and watching them pass sandwiches to each other is funny. “Grinch” works for “c*@!” for the same reasons. “Shut the bagpipes up!” does not work.

Also, another error. (Not continuity, just the lazy type). Check out the photo above. The picture of Marshall and Lily’s wedding does not belong in Barney’s fantasy.  Shape up, HIMYM, we’re watching. Closely.

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TV’s Worst Continuity Error

Gossip Girl: The Queen doesn’t always have to sit higher than everyone else on the Met steps.

lively_meesterSo not only is Serena sitting higher than Blair, but look at all those people in the background *GASP* sitting higher than The Queen. And they got to walk away without yogurt facials. Perhaps we’re being nitpicky, after all this is Gossip Girl, but the idea of inventing drama to hurt Eric does not sit well with us.  This error wasn’t addressed on Daily Intel, so Minus 5.

Dishonorable Mention:

Modern Family: The kids were back at school last week.

They definitely aired “Coal Digger” and “Run for Your Wife” out of order.  But I’m more inclined to forgive this error because the show is still trying to gain viewers, and this week wasn’t that great.  Save for Gloria’s shocking remark that made this week’s 10 Best Lines.

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