We enjoy some movies or television programs so much that we can watch them repeatedly without ever growing bored of them. But even under those circumstances, there is still a chance that we will overlook some little details.
These may be chronological inconsistencies, such as the abrupt appearance or disappearance of items that did not exist at the relevant time. Because of this, we decided to put together a collection that includes a few scenarios that serve as excellent illustrations of these kinds of mistakes.
1. Modern Family
Source: Modern Family
On the sixth episode of Season 9 of Modern Family, Gloria and Jay celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. However, Lily, Cam and Mitchell’s kid, is consistently visible throughout the show. Even though she was a very young child when Cam and Mitchell adopted her and Jay and Gloria were already married, the girl appears to be in her late teens. If this is correct, Lily would be around 9 or 10.
2. Back to the Future did travel to the future
Source: Back to the Future
Marty visits the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in 1955 when his parents first meet and kiss. Marty must make sure his parents kiss during the dance if he wants to be in the family portrait. Unfortunately, the guitarist in the band playing at the party broke his hand and had to stop playing, so Marty offered to fill in. The Gibson ES-345 guitar that Marty is using wasn’t introduced until 1958.
3. The Vampire Diaries
Source: The Vampire Diaries
For example, in the premiere episode of the first season, when Nina visits the cemetery, there is a sign with information about the cemetery’s founding, which the sign states occurred in 1792. A second sign proclaiming the year 1860 as the year of Mystic Falls’ founding arrives at the town’s front gate a few chapters later. The cemetery was established 68 years before the city, thus, this is rather peculiar.
4. Minions: The Rise of Gru
The film was set in 1976, therefore, the credits feature a cover of “Funkytown” to evoke that era. There’s just one small problem: they appear to have forgotten that the song came out in 1979.
5. How I Met Your Mother
Source: How I Met Your Mother
Lucy, Stella’s daughter, is 7 years old, a fact mentioned by Ted and Marshall in the fourth season 4 episode. On the other hand, Stella reveals, “I have a daughter, her name is Lucy, and she’s eight” in the thirteenth episode of season three. The question that remained was whether or if she had somehow aged backwards.
6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Source: Public Enemies
Snape is about the same age as Harry’s parents in the novel and the films. This means he was roughly 30 years old in the series’ first book. Even though Alan Rickman looks the same in both the first and last films, he appears older in them, leading one to believe that he underwent extensive make-up work to get this effect.
7. Public Enemies
Source: Public Enemies
John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) is preparing to see Public Enemies, a film by Universal Pictures and co-producers. After he’s done shaving, he pulls out his pocket watch and checks the time; it’s about 6:02. Simultaneously, the camera closes in, indicating a brief cut scene; then, the clock displays 6:30.
8. Phoebe’s pregnancy in Friends
Phoebe’s pregnancy is revealed halfway through the fourth season of Friends after she has agreed to be the surrogate mother to her brother Frank Jr. and his wife’s children. Roughly at the same time, Ross starts seeing Emily. Phoebe’s tummy grew gradually over time; without warning, it was enormous.
The oddest part occurred just before Phoebe gave birth to the triplets when Ross claimed that his relationship with Emily lasted for only 72 days. They tied the knot, had a quarrel, and eventually split up around the same time Phoebe gave birth. That suggests her pregnancy lasted for only approximately two and a half months.