Grounded for Life

All Apologies - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: During the scene with the family in the living room and Claudia and Lily are sitting on the covered couch, the sheet falls off the top of the couch. In subsequent shots the sheet falls off and goes back on the top through the whole scene.

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Suggested correction: I think she meant that Eddie has never maintained a stable job for a long time - a career.

This seems like a guess without watching the scene. She says specifically "Eddie doesn't work...As long as I've known him, he's never had a single job." Hardly a line to say if she meant he's never had a career or long term job.

Bishop73

I actually did watch the scene before I submitted my correction. However, I will agree with you that my guess is weak. It's just how I interpreted what Claudia says.

Oops!...I Did It Again - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: This episode establishes that Lily was born at the Live Aid event, which took place in July 1985. In the show's final episode, "Hello, Goodbye", Brad and Lily are graduating in 2005 (see the "congratulations" banner in a hallway at their school). Being born in 1985 would mean that she is graduating at age 20. It is highly unlikely that she failed and repeated two of her school years. Brad, who is the same age, is graduating with her, and he is a dedicated student.

More mistakes in Grounded for Life

Trivia: In several episodes, when people are in the kitchen, you can see that the microwave always has 34 seconds of time left on the display.

Henry Finnerty: Wow, that ride must be really scary. Those two guys are holding hands.
James "Jimmy" Finnerty: That's the line for cotton candy.

Sean: Only three more years.
Claudia: 'Till she goes off to college?
Sean: Nope. 'Till she can be tried as an adult.

Claudia: You were ambushed by elves?
Sean: Yeah, yeah. Santa's elves. The fat bastard sicked them on me.
Claudia: But your dad is Santa.
Sean: Yeah, and he's a fat bastard.

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Jimmy Was Kung-Fu Fighting - S1-E12

Question: How can Sister Helen give Lily detention when she sees Lily's tongue ring? She is at the Finnerty's house. Piercings are often a violation of school dress codes, but Sister Helen has not seen the piercing while at school.

Answer: It happens. One of my middle school/junior high classmates was suspended for fighting another classmate during the weekend, at a location nowhere near the school. Also, after Jimmy and Lily created the fake image of Sister Helen, it's easier for Sister Helen to get away with assigning an unfair detention.

Take It to the Limit - S2-E13

Question: I don't understand Lily's nervousness about impressing Dean in this episode - almost as if they have never been on a date. She already referred to him as her "boyfriend" in "Smoke on the Daughter", and they arranged a date in that episode. And he has been in her bedroom and brought her a Christmas present ("I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus"). Why does this episode suddenly make it seem like they have never been on a date?

Answer: "Take It to the Limit", while aired as the 13th episode, was the 7th episode produced for the 2nd season (production code 207). "Smoke on the Daughter" was the 8th episode (208) and "I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Clause" was the 10th episode (210) produced. Often shows air episodes out of production order for various reasons. If they had aired 210 in order, it would have aired on Jan 23rd instead of Dec 19th, hardly a good time to air a Christmas themed episode.

Bishop73

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