Old School

Continuity mistake: Will Ferrell is holding a hockey stick right side up when he smashes the glasses on the kitchen counter. When they cut to a wide shot, he is holding the stick upside down. (00:14:30)

Continuity mistake: When Dean Pritchard is telling the frat guys that they failed, he flips up the first page on his clipboard. While the paper is flipped up, we can see that there is a line drawn through Blue's name. When he flips the paper back down, Blue's name is no longer crossed out.

Continuity mistake: Frank gets the black eye from Andy Dick's character, but later when he shoots himself with the dart he has no black eye. Then, at Blues funeral when he is talking to his wife, we see the black eye again.

Continuity mistake: When Will Ferrell is in the living room for the first time, there are two hockey sticks leaning there. One stick has just a stripe of tape on the blade and the other is mostly taped. He is first holding the one with the mostly taped blade and later it shows him with the other hockey stick. (00:14:05)

Continuity mistake: When Spanish is running away from the van when the guys are trying to kidnap him, he goes from having his backpack on, to not having it on. Then when Frank tackles him in the fountain, he has the backpack on again. (00:35:15)

Continuity mistake: When the guys pull into the parking lot to kidnap the 2nd pledge, the pledge and his wife can be seen backing up into the side of their van but when the guys get out of the van the pledge and his wife are now seen standing a few feet away from their van.


Continuity mistake: When Luke Wilson is telling his coworkers what they need to do to get into the fraternity, he hands a tiny piece of paper to Matt Walsh. In the next shot, the paper is missing from his hand. (01:10:55)

Continuity mistake: When Frank shoots himself in the neck with the dart gun, we see him fall over a table as his sandal falls off his right foot, but in the next shot his sandal is back on his foot. (00:53:10)

Continuity mistake: After Will Ferrell burns himself jumping through the fire hoop as the mascot, he is seen with a burnt red upper body. In the floor exercise shot and after, there is no redness on his shoulders. (01:18:25 - 01:19:20)

Continuity mistake: When Frank falls over the table after shooting himself with the dart gun, there is a straw hat on the chair. The hat sticks under his right arm. But in the next shot, it is away from his arm and visible in front of the camera. (00:53:10)

Continuity mistake: When Frank is seen streaking down the street, there is a brunette in the back of his wife's vehicle and she is wearing a hat, but in the end of the scene after Frank has sat beside her the hat disappears between cuts. (00:23:25)

Continuity mistake: Right before the guys kidnap the 2nd pledge they are seen in their van driving towards a street corner with a traffic light but as they make the left hand turn into the parking lot, the street corner and the traffic light are gone.


Continuity mistake: When Frank and the Dean of the university start rolling down the classroom stairs, they start off falling away from each other and then they are seen rolling down the stairs on top of each other.


Continuity mistake: When Mitch's real estate buddy says that he knows about him and the boss's daughter, Mitch slaps him and points his right finger at him. In the next shot, it's his left finger that's pointing. (00:40:50)

Continuity mistake: When Mitch is finished photocopying posters, he places the original white one on the bottom of the pile. In the next shot, it is on the top.

Continuity mistake: At the end when Luke Wilson is moving out, there is a couch behind him in the U-Haul. It has boxes and a helmet on it. In the next shot, the couch has nothing on it.

Continuity mistake: The door to Will Ferrell's Firebird is closed in a tight shot when his wife is talking to him. When they cut to a wider shot, the door is open.

Continuity mistake: When the frat throws Blue a KY wrestling match, they have several matches before it's Blue's turn. However, when they show Blue and the two girls in the kiddie pool, the pool looks like it has never been used - there is no KY on the sides. There is no way they could've cleaned it all up, and I doubt they had a separate pool lying around just for him.

Plot hole: When they are being told they have failed the evaluation, the dean tells them, "Yes, you people did finish with 84%, but another one of your pledges finished with a zero in every category." It then goes on to state that this drops them down to 58%. For one pledge to bring them down 26% there would have to have been less than four pledges, including Blue, i.e. only three actually taking the evaluation.


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Mitch: Wow. Cheese. Is that you?
Dean Pritchard: Hello, Mitch. Bernard. I see you guys haven't changed much.
Beanie: Who's this guy?
Mitch: Beanie, you remember Cheese, Rodney's kid brother?
Dean Pritchard: Actually, my name's not Cheese anymore. It's Gordon Pritchard.
Beanie: Oh, yeah. Cheeeeeese. Yeah, didn't we lock you in a dumpster one time?
Dean Pritchard: Yea, I got out.
Beanie: Cool man. Good. Glad you did.

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Trivia: The cafe used in this, when Mitch is speaking with the girl he likes, has been used in "Se7en" (1995), "Training Day" (2001), "Fight Club" (1999), and "Ghost World" (2000) It is believed the cafe is called the Quality Cafe. Even further, the seat the actors are in in each movie is usually the same.

T Poston

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Question: Who is the porn star in the video Mich's wife is watching?

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