Only Fools and Horses

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)

Dwarf
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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
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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.

Who's a Pretty Boy? - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: The clock in Denzel's apartment changes times during Del's first visit there, when he fools him into getting Del to paint his apartment.

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Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Del walks behind Grandad's chair, the way he is holding his jacket changes between shots. (00:01:15)

Dwarf

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rodney is talking about breaking up the partnership, his hands switch from being on his knees to the table between shots. (00:07:50)

Migster
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Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del put the money on Vimmel's table, the statue jumps from the table to Del's hand between shots. (00:23:30)

Dwarf

Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Continuity mistake: When Del hangs his coat up on the peg in the hallway, the whole stage wall shakes when the coat falls off. (00:02:20)

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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sid is preparing Slater's food, keep an eye on Sid's cigarette. In one shot, it is normal length, but in the next, it is virtually gone.

Joe Mc
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The Second Time Around - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, Del hands the box of tissues to his customer, but in the next shot the box has jumped into the hands of the man standing next to her. (00:00:40)

Dwarf

Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Rodney and Grandad are arguing, Del walks past Grandad and past the chair next to him, yet in the next shot he walks past the chair again. (00:01:15)

Dwarf

Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del is at Vimmal's house, he drops his biscuit in his tea, yet when he takes it out again it is dry. (00:13:00)

Dwarf

Hole in One - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Rodney says "yeah he did. The landlord.", in reply to Solly, he has a glass up to his mouth. In the next shot, he has obviously just swallowed what was in there, the glass is back on the table and you can see his cheekbones moving.

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Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the episode, when Del talks about his Polaroid, there are no extras walking behind him. The shot changes quickly to Rodney, then to a wide shot of both Rodney and Del in which time the 2 extras walking in front of Vimmal have manages to walk down the stairs behind them. (00:02:30)

Dwarf

Friday the 14th - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When the policeman stops the car, when you see him through the front window of the van, he has a torch in his left hand. When he moves towards the van he hasn't.

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Homesick - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When in the town hall, as we see Trigger coming in, there are 3 rows of grey chairs. In the next shot, there are four.

Joe Mc
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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rodney and Del are driving down the road and Rodney is talking, you see a side shot of the van and you will notice his lips aren't moving.

Migster
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Go West Young Man - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Del drinks his tea, he picks up the cup with the spoon still in it. When he puts it down the spoon has gone. (00:02:20)

Dwarf

The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Continuity mistake: When Del says to Rodney "Rodney, give me that ball!", while Rodney and his mates are playing football, Boycie is walking behind them. The next shot is Rodney and behind him is Boycie in the coach as if he has been sitting there all along.

Joe Mc
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Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Just before Del says that Rodney needs Radar, the door behind Rodney is beginning to swing open. Nobody makes any move to close it. The next time we see that door, it is firmly shut. (00:04:50)

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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.

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Modern Men - S8-E2

Mike: Well?
Trigger: Well what?
Mike: What are they naming the baby?
Trigger: If it's a girl, they're calling her Sigourney, after an actress. And if it's a boy, they're calling him Rodney, after Dave.

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Trivia: The story behind why Trigger calls Rodney Dave is that apparently Roger Lloyd Pack kept getting names mixed up during rehearsals early on in the show's history. "Dave" came from David Jason when he was actually with Nicholas Lyndhurst [Rodney]. It stuck and quickly became part of the show's immense appeal.

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Question: What exactly did Del and Rodney's mother die of?

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Chosen answer: An apparent long string of illnesses.

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