28 Times Filmmakers Failed To Notice Major Mistakes, So Viewers Caught Them Instead

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1.Let's start with the classic example — when Game of Thrones left this coffee cup in a shot:

circle around the starbucks cup in the scene
HBO

Let's take a closer look:

  HBO
HBO

2.When Ron's stunt double was very visible in the chess scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

circle around Ron's double next to a chess piece

I saw this in a TikTok that I can truly not find for the life of me :(

Warner Bros.

This was Ron a second earlier:

ron next to the chess piece
Warner Bros.

And then here's "Ron" just before he sacrifices himself:

  Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

3.When McGonagall's chalkboard was backwards in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

the backwards chalkboard
Warner Bros.

This one's especially weird to me, because it looks like the other chalkboard is the right way in the wide shot, so it's not like editors just mirrored the image. The above chalkboard is actually backwards:

the two chalkboards in the classroom
Warner Bros.

4.When a cameraman was visible in this Moon Knight scene:

The moment, which was at 8:27 in Episode 3, has been edited out.

The moment, which was at 8:27 in Episode 3, has been edited out.

Disney+ / Marvel

5.And when a crew member's legs were visible in this scene during the next episode:

The moment is at Episode 4, 18:23 and can still be seen on Disney+.

The moment is at Episode 4, 18:23 and can still be seen on Disney+.

Disney+ / Marvel

6.When a crew member was similarly visible in a scene in The Mandalorian:

This moment also seems to have been removed on Disney+. It was around 18:53 during

This moment also seems to have been removed on Disney+. It was around 18:53 during "Chapter 12: The Siege."

Disney+/Lucasfilm / Courtesy Everett Collection

Let's take a closer look:

  Disney+/Lucasfilm / Courtesy Everett Collection
Disney+/Lucasfilm / Courtesy Everett Collection

7.When Freaky Friday used a MUCH older stunt double for a kid and this TikTok caught it:

a kid as a server and a full on adult in the next scene as the server
Buena Vista Pictures

Let's take a closer look, because this is *definitely* not a little kid. This person has wrinkles:

  Buena Vista Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures

8.When Friends used a Rachel stand-in that wasn't even wearing the same shirt:

close up of joey with rachel's stand in seen in the corner
NBC

Here's the shirt Rachel was wearing just a second prior:

joey looking back to talk to rachel, who's wearing a paisley shirt
NBC

And here's the stand-in again (her hair is also darker):

stand-in wearing a flannel
NBC

9.And when they used a stand-in for Monica:

arrow pointing to the stand in

These errors occurred largely because Friends was converted to widescreen, which it was originally not meant to be viewed on.

NBC

10.When The Bratz Movie used a white stunt double for Logan Browning (who is biracial) in a cheerleading scene:

Logan and then the white stunt double doing a flip
Lionsgate

11.When a crew member in a baseball hat could be seen walking in the back of this Braveheart shot:

circle around the crew member
Paramount Pictures / 20th Century Fox

Here's a closer (but very blurry) look:

  Paramount Pictures / 20th Century Fox
Paramount Pictures / 20th Century Fox

12.When Vito moved hospital rooms in The Godfather and Marlon Brando's hand got caught in the door, so he quickly moved it — despite the fact that his character was unconscious:

Paramount Pictures

Watch the left doorframe!

13.When Blake Lively was caught on TikTok wearing sweatpants in a Gossip Girl scene:

arrows pointing to the sweats under a bodycon dress in a nice restaurant
The CW

Let's take a closer look:

  The CW
The CW

14.And when an extra on Gossip Girl was caught with only one shoe on:

circle around a barefoot in a party scene
The CW

Let's take a closer look:

This poor woman had to stand on her tip-toes.

This poor woman had to stand on her tip-toes.

The CW

15.Speaking of shoes...when Haley's shoes kept switching between sneakers and heels during the "Wannabe" dance in One Tree Hill:

circles around her wearing sneakers and then in heels
The CW

16.When you could briefly see David Prowse's face through his Darth Vader helmet in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope:

circle around his eyes being seen through the mask
Lucasfilm

17.When the man in the car at the beginning of Stand By Me was clearly not Richard Dreyfuss until it got to the close-up:

two different people in the van

His hairline is completely different, and he was way more hair. According to commenter u/addaboyatt, this was David Dukes, who was originally cast then replaced.

Columbia Pictures

18.Similarly, when the person driving the car in this Knives Out shot was definitely not Ana de Armas:

close up of a woman driving a car
Lionsgate / MRC

19.When Cassie was onstage during Lexie's play in Euphoria and then the camera panned to the audience...showing Cassie still in her seat, along with Nate:

cassie crying on stage and a circle around her sitting in the audience

Nate had already left the auditorium at this point.

HBO

20.And when you could also see Suze, who was also onstage, in the audience:

Suze on stage and in the audience
HBO

21.When you could see the blood device on Jesper Christensen's knee just before he was shot there at the end of Casino Royale:

circle around a bulge in the knee area on Jesper
Sony Pictures Releasing

You can also tell a second later, when you can see how much thicker his knee is than it's supposed to be:

circle around his knee
Sony Pictures Releasing

22.When you could see the cameraman in the reflection of Wanda's spoon at the beginning of Captain America: Civil War:

close up of the spoon above the coffee mug with a camera man in the reflection
Marvel

Let's take a closer look:

  Marvel
Marvel

23.When you could see a crew member in Gladiator:

arrow pointing out the crew member
DreamWorks Distribution LLC / United International Pictures

24.And when some sort of tank was visible underneath this supposed horse-powered chariot:

circle around the tank
DreamWorks Distribution LLC / United International Pictures

25.When a camera person was clearly visible in this Angel scene:

camera man in the corner of the shot in a bedroom
The WB

26.When Gaston said, "Belle is mine!" in Beauty and the Beast, except his lips weren't saying the words...they were saying "time to die":

Disney

If you read his lips, you can see he makes a "t" sound, not a "b", in the beginning. They changed the line in post without actually changing the animation. I cannot for the life of me find this source, but I used to love Disney trivia and I remember reading they changed it because they wanted to re-center the dialogue around Belle. Also, "time to die" is pretty scary.

You can watch the clip with audio here, and the original version where he says "time to die" here.

27.When Ben's hair changed from the last moment of the Season 2 finale of The Umbrella Academy to the continuation of that moment in Season 3:

ben with shorter hair in the third season
Netflix

28.And finally, when Aria was "on the phone" but it was upside down on Pretty Little Liars:

upside phone up to aria's ear

Spencer definitely would not be able to hear her very clearly.

Freeform

Here's a closer look, where you can see her phone camera, which should be on the other side:

  Freeform
Freeform

What other TV and movie mistakes always bother you? Let us know in the comments!