Only Fools and Horses

The Long Legs of the Law - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: At the very beginning of the episode, Leonard Pearce is waiting for the cue for his character to start looking for his teeth. He's standing in the living room, between his room and Del and Rodney's room. (00:00:25)

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Suggested correction: Not necessarily a mistake. If someone is looking for something they often try to think where it could be before they start searching.

Strained Relations - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When everyone's back at the flat, as Del Boy is looking straight down the hallway to his and Rodney's bedroom, someone comes up to him and he turns around. When it goes from his close-up to the wide shot of everyone else the shadow of the camera reversing backwards is visible for a few seconds.

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The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before Grandad suggests building the shelter in the New Forest, as Del goes to look the plans for the shelter you can see Grandad sit forwards in his chair. In the next shot Grandad is now sitting back. (00:06:55)

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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: Rodney says that he picked up the money off the table when they were trying to escape from the police, yet if you look closely he never goes near it. And he never has another chance to pick it up.

Migster

May the Force Be with You - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Del is proposing Slater a deal, Slater says "I don't like deals" and shoves Del's hand off the phone hook (Del was trying to stop Slater keeping him in custody overnight). But in the next shot Del's hand is still on the hook.

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Suggested correction: Watch it more carefully, he just puts his hand back on the phone hook.

Miami Twice (2) - S99-E11

Audio problem: Del and Rodney are on the plane to Miami. Rodney tells Del to take the headphones off. Del's mouth says 'what, these?', but it is overdubbed with a laugh.

Show generally

Continuity mistake: The layout of the flat changes throughout the course of the show. Most noticeable is the area by the bedrooms. In series 2 it's a tiny little hall. In series 7 it's a sprawling hallway.

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Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Del and Rodney are sitting in the van after the auction you can't see into the back of the van for huge boxes. When they start shouting and screaming the camera angle changes to show the van rocking from a distance, and you can see someone in the back of the van through the back windows banging against the side of it.

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: When Del is trying to sell those hooky toy dogs, there are some shots of the policeman walking across the street. The same clip of that policeman is played twice, only one is longer than the other (note a grey-haired man walk across the screen twice). (00:01:35)

Trigger: Problems, Dave?
Rodney: I don't want to talk about it Trig. You ever been wrongly accused of something?
Trigger: Yeah once.
Rodney: Yeah, How did you get out of it?
Trigger: Well I didn't - I was guilty.

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Trivia: Only Fools and Horses was recently voted Britain's Best Sitcom, beating BlackAdder and the Vicar of Dibley into second and third place respectively.

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Chosen answer: An apparent long string of illnesses.

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