This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Moved from You Know That Thing Where
: It might not be adequately distinct from what's already been mentioned, but how about instances where a contradiction from previously established facts happens not because of a deliberate choice to un-happen the event, but just because this isn't the sort of show where the writers care much about continuity, so they weren't paying attention. "Continuity Error
" seems accurate enough, but it hasn't got a lot of pizazz.
: The X-Files
famously, er, notoriously had no show "bible" to record important information. The Golden Girls
paid no attention to continuity either. No Show Bible
: Spongebob Squarepants
had an episode where Plankton overworks the title character hoping that he might be able to get the recipe for Krabs' burgers from him... right after A Movie
in which he actually stole the recipe.
: That may be intentional, though, with the movie being considered a separate continuity. Certainly the Krusty Krab 2 hasn't shown up in the TV show.
: I think that what there needs to be is an entry for Show Bible
, so people know what one is, and then another one for the effects of the lack thereof. We Dont Need No Steenking Bible
: SpongeBob already had Negative Continuity
so The Movie
isn't any more or less canon than any one episode.
Added Series Bible
as a redirect - there were four or five references to it by that name on the page itself.