I'm catching up with the brilliant Flemish series Quiz Me Quick. The show is about a team of 5 guys competing in table quizzes. I can definitely recommend the show so let's hope it will be released with English subtitles or get a remake.
In the first episode of season 21: "Homer the Whopper", Homer is cast as the lead in a superhero movie. He is helped by a personal trainer to get him into shape. When the personal trainer leaves, Homer starts eating again. As a result there's a huge problem with continuity.
During the past year I logged every single thing I watched. I noted down the title, the date I watched it on, if it was film or tv, the runtime and the medium (what I watched it on or which cinema I watched it in). Since I don't have a tv I watch a lot of tv through online services like BBC iPlayer or DVD's. I ended up with a huge list of data which I'll spare you, but I have compiled them into a few charts. These are the results. (Note: All the percentages are based on runtimes.)
Mr Nobody is a surreal film starring Jared Leto as a man who doesn't want to make choices and therefore lives all the lives he could possibly lead. The viewer and the main character switch between these different lives and realities. There are some impressive cuts to go from one reality to the other.
There was a small continuity joke in a recent 30 rock episode. (Spoilers)
Continuity always needs to be right, but sometimes there are deliberate errors. Of course you need a good motivation to do one of these, but I think it's great when it gets pulled of right. One of my favourite ones happens in the fifth series of Doctor Who, in the episode "Flesh and Stone".