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Waiting for Guffman (1996) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the Stage Manager says, "We're at fifteen," her mouth does not move with the words.
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During the last scene in the play, a tuba can clearly be heard playing, but there is no tuba in the orchestra.
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After Corky shares the news of Mr. Guffman's arrival, Libby says "Wow." She then asks "What does this mean, Corky?" but the movement of her mouth shows she's not actually saying the line.
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During the overture, the trumpet player also plays the timpani. Although there is only one drum, we hear two distinct notes which would be impossible.
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Continuity 

The clock on the VCR in the trailer flashes (the time isn't set) in long shots, but is correctly set in close-up.
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The placement of the show posters on Corky's wall continually changes
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In the Chinese dinner scene, the plate of beef to the left of Sheila appears and disappears.
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In the Chinese dinner scene, Sheila's wine glass contains different amounts throughout the meal. At one point it's half full and then it's suddenly full.
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After Ron (Fred Willard) deploys the whoopee cushion, he holds it up with his left hand; but when the camera then cuts to close-up, it's in his right hand.
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Mort Guffman cancels his flight to Blaine, MO because of a snow storm in New York City, yet in Blaine, MO, where the film takes place, the season seems to be Spring or Summer.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

After the play is finished, a stagehand comes into the dressing room to hand Corky the message from Mr. Guffman, then leaves the room. When he reads the message to the group, the stagehand is standing in the background over his shoulder. In the following shot when Corky sits down, she is gone again.
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