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Goofs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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  • Numerous small continuity errors could be considered as intentional.
  • Janet lifts her heel when she is supposedly stuck to the floor.
  • Wire pulling Doctor Scott up the stairs the second time.
  • After the castle flies away at the end of the movie, the background still shows the castle.
  • After Frank sings Happy Birthday to Rocky and sits down, Magenta's arm can be seen at the side of the screen. However, in subsequent shots she can be seen still serving dinner.
  • When you see the statues on the sides of two naked men, the one of the left has no speaker on the side, and next time you see it, the speaker is clearly visible.
  • During "Wild and Untamed Thing" a crew member can be seen walking on the catwalk above the stage.
  • Brad's shirt gets unbuttoned twice.
  • Location of dropped purse during "Dammit, Janet".
  • The red carpet disappears momentarily during Columbia's tap dance.
  • During the chase scene at the end of "Hot Patootie," a second camera is slightly visible attached in front of the windshield; which disappears in subsequent shots. Likewise, the first camera's shadow is visible behind Eddie as he begins driving his motorcycle to the lab's upper level.
  • Brad's robe is (not) open.
  • When Eddie starts riding his motorcycle up the ramp, a Transylvanian on the left of the screen accidentally knocks the head off the statue prop.
  • One of the wedding guests walks up the right-hand side of the staircase twice prior to the wedding photo being taken.
  • When Brad and Janet are being undressed, Brad's sweater is pulled over his head. The shirt he wearing under it is clearly already completely unbuttoned, to speed the process.
  • Riff Raff fills Dr. Scott's mug twice, once in close-up of Rocky, then again in the next wide shot. Riff also serves Brad a slice of meat twice, once in a close-up of Brad and then again in a wide shot.
  • The position of Frank's cape changes on his throne during "Sweet Transvestite".
  • After Dr Scott crashes through the wall, you can see him moving his wheels towards the ramp, but as he is being pulled by the "magnet" he doesn't need to do this.
  • Hors d'ouevres tray during "Time Warp".
  • When Brad and Janet are standing in the rain outside of Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle, only the corners of Janet's newspaper are wet.
  • Dr. Scott is being carried away from the castle by Brad and Janet at the end of the movie when Magenta and Riff Raff are just about to transport the castle away. After the explosion of the castle "taking off", Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott can be seen lying strewn across the grounds, Dr. Scott lying on the remains of his wheel chair, which he did not have just moments before.
  • During the "Time Warp", a crewmember can be seen on the left side of the frame wearing a white shirt.
  • The criminologist mentions that the movie takes place in November. However, in the car, Brad and Janet are listening to Richard Nixon's resignation speech, which took place in August. This was added by the filmmakers to show that Brad is a nerd who has an audio tape of the speech.
  • When Brad and Janet are being undressed by Riff Raff and Magenta, it appears that Magenta throws Brad's sweater to Columbia twice.
  • The doctor's surgical gloves.
  • Rocky is climbing up the radio tower and carrying Frank. When the tower falls, Rocky is holding on to the tower with both hands, and Frank's dead body is holding on to Rocky.
  • The sax that Eddie plays in "Hot Patootie" has no reed.
  • The ramp that Dr. Scott is pulled up has changed to a staircase by the time of "Planet Shmanet" later in the movie. This could be one of Frank's gadgets.
  • During "Hot Patootie" a Transylvanian says "lovely party" but her lips does not match the words.
  • Throughout the pool scene, Dr. Frankenfurter's tattoo changes repeatedly between shots.
  • When Frank rises out of the pool to perform "Wild And Untamed Thing" he is sitting on the shoulders of Rocky, and not a mysterious bald crew member as some thought.
  • When Janet faints, the hand she raises to her forehead switches from left to right between shots.
  • Frank's blue eye shadow fixes itself after he smears it during "I'm Going Home".
  • When Frank is pulling the lever to bring Dr. Scott in for the first time, he begins to raise his leg. When the scene flashes away, then back, he is raising his other leg.
  • The chalk heart that Brad draws on the church door during "Dammit Janet" changes shape between shots.
  • Rocky, Frank's "perfect man," has fillings in his teeth.
  • Frank's position changes several times throughout "Hot Patootie."
  • Frank's hair changes in the scene at the dinner when Dr Scott is talking about Eddie.
  • When Riff Raff says "I think you'd better both come inside," his mouth is not moving in one of the shots.
  • During the dinner scene, Brad slams his fist down onto the table, hitting the hand of Janet, who winces in pain and jumps, and then is rubbing her hand just barely out of sight.
  • When Janet and Brad are scuttling off to the side of the stage at the end of Wild and an Untamed Thing, she accidentally stabs his foot with her high heels, causing him to wince and stumble in incredible pain.
  • As Eddie is riding his motorcycle around after his song, his black eye changes from his left to his right.
  • When Eddie gets off the motorcycle the engine cuts off when his hands are in the air and not able to turn the key.
  • When Riff Raff is talking to Brad and Janet at the front door, he is tapping the door with his forefinger in frontal shots, but not when the camera is behind him.
  • During the dinner scene, Magenta pours wine into Dr. Scott's glass twice.
  • At the end of "Time Warp", Janet pokes her elbow into Brad and says, "Say Something", twice. Once in a wide angle shot, and again, a few moments later, in the close-up.
  • After Eddie has been crudely hacked to death with a pick axe, he has no wounds whatsoever, and is visibly breathing.
  • During the song "I Can Make You a Man", a crew member's hands can be seen pulling a string attached to the pommel horse as Frank pushes it behind the elevator.
  • When performing the floor show, the position of the backdrop and the white curtain changes. On a wide shot, the curtain and the backdrop lettering appears high above the actors. On a narrow shot, the curtain and lettering appear right above their heads.
  • During "Hot Patootie", when it shows a close-up of Eddie as he's riding the motorcycle around the lab, he mouths the wrong words on two occasions.
  • After Frank kills Eddie, there is a stream of blood on the floor leading to the freezer, but he clearly didn't hit him with the axe until they were both already in the freezer.
  • In the 'Wedding Chapel' scene the photographer's Flash is first a 1960's style with the disposable 'Flash bulbs'. Seconds later it has turned into a modern 'Electronic Flash'.
  • The light Columbia uses on Frank-N-Furter during "I'm Going Home" is a fresnel and would not provide the same type of light that a real spotlight does.
  • Janet's shoes are black in the beginning of the movie, then change to white when they get to the laboratory.
  • Frank-N-Furter's tattoos are partially washed off in the pool scene.
  • In the Time Warp sequence, the Transylvanian in blue with the tray of food hands the tray off to someone in the birds eye shot, but in his close up he still has the tray.
  • The old South African flag shown during The Time Warp is upside down.
  • Janet's cardigan is blue during "Over at the Frankenstein Place", but when she and Brad meet Riff Raff, the cardigan is now white.
  • During "Time Warp" and as Janet is being undressed, the barrettes in her hair suddenly disappear when they enter Frank's laboratory.
  • At the start of the lab seen Brad's robe is open when he is talking to Frank-N-Furter and a few seconds later it is closed.
  • After Frank removes the tablecloth to reveal Eddie's corpse, he stumbles backward and falls onto a chair. When the camera zooms in on the table, Frank can be seen reflected on the glass standing up. In his next shot, he is still sitting down.
  • After Riff-Raff shoots Columbia with his Trident laser and he turns it back towards Frank, Frank can begins to yell no repeatedly. Only the first two or three nos were actually said by Frank.
  • In a close up, after Magenta and Columbia pull the curtain off of Rocky's birth-tank, strings are visible, stretched across the top of the tank. They were likely in place to keep the red satin drapery from dipping into the 'embryonic fluid'.
  • In the lab when Rocky comes to life, there is no longer water in the tank, and he emerges in bandages that are dry.
  • After the bride and groom have left their wedding in the first scene, Brad and Janet are talking at the church's porch. This is the moment we can spot the tip of the microphone and the boom shadow on the church's front wall.
  • When Eddie rides his motorcycle on the lab's upper level, the second shot from behind Eddie slightly reveals a film camera attached in front of the windshield; which disappears in subsequent shots.
  • During Eddie's motorcycle ride on the lab's upper level, a large rectangular reflector is visible down below to his right.
  • Frank mentions that Brad and Janet got "caught with a flat" [tire], but Brad only said the car broke down, which could mean a variety of issues.
  • Early in the 1975 film, the narrator says the story takes place in early November and President Nixon's resignation speech is heard on the radio, but the resignation and speech occurred the previous August.
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