Only Fools and Horses

Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Plot hole: If Lenny Corby was fitting gas fires in Boycies house, then wouldn't Del notice him there while he was cleaning the cars? He must be there at the same time because he tells Rodney about it on the same day as he was at Boycies.

Chain Gang - S6-E3

Plot hole: When all the gang including Arnie leave the flat to go to the restaurant to meet Mr Stavros, Rodney decides to stay at the flat and wait for Cassandra to phone him. The next scene shows the gang all watching Arnie in the restaurant waiting for Mr Stavros to arrive. Rodney is sat in the van with Uncle Albert but Rodney decided to stay at the flat so there was no way of him being there.

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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Plot hole: Rodney follows Denzil all the way to Hull. However, it's established that Rodney is a fair distance behind Denzil several miles at least. How is it that Rodney knows exactly where Denzil has gone? He doesn't know Denzil's destination as he says to Del "he must have a load to pick up".

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The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Plot hole: After discovering that there was a rail strike and that they had missed the last bus home, the 27-member coach party all go their separate ways to try and find accommodation for the night. Boycie, Mike and Alan head off together while Trigger is left behind on his own to decide on which direction he wishes to walk in to try and find his own digs. Later on that evening, Boycie, Mike and Trigger seemingly all arrive at the nightclub together. How come? Especially after Trigger informs Del and Rodney that the place where he is staying is different to where Boycie and Mike are staying.

The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Plot hole: Del and Rodney find the nuclear shelter and decided to try it out. They then do a couple of runs to find the best place to build it. We then see the pair inside the nuclear shelter which they have built, filled with stuff like a bed, food batteries etc. all in one afternoon. (00:11:45)

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Suggested correction: No reference is made to what day it is. There is nothing to suggest that the practice run and the scene inside the bunker happen on the same day.

Apart from all of them wearing the exact same outfits, Del mentioning that it needs to be back on the building site by Monday when having a weekend to try it out. All points to it taking place over the course of a day from the start of the episode to the end.

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When Del refers to "it" being back on the building site by Monday morning, he is actually referring to the chemical toilet that he's acquired. He is not referring to the shelter as this was under a pile of bricks on a demolition site not a building site. Del has already assumed ownership of the shelter due to finding it under the pile of bricks he has purchased.

The Longest Night - S5-E3

Plot hole: The Trotter's are taken to the office while the supermarket is still open, the office containing the safe. Tender pickups in supermarkets are done throughout the day but how did the cash from the tills at closing reach the safe? It is unlikely that a supermarket would leave large amounts of cash in tills and counter caches. The Trotters were actually in the office as the store closed, as well as Lennox. The safe is far too small. A safe in a large supermarket would contain large bags of change and would have an inner safe for cash bricks. Also, how is it that no other member of staff noticed the situation in the office - such as maybe a member of staff involved in cashing-up tills needing to gain access to the safe? (I work in a supermarket as a Duty Manager).

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Homesick - S3-E1

Plot hole: Del says that Rodney needs to sort his priorities out about being Chairman of the Housing Committee or working the pitch. However Rodney never tells Del he is chairman (he is made chairman at the meeting in the morning and goes to find Del after the meeting as shown by the same clothes, and Del asking where he was). (00:08:30)

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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

Uncle Albert: Is that the radio I hear, Rodney?
Rodney: No, Elton John popped in and he's rehearsing in the kitchen!

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Suggested correction: No evidence that Patrick Murray has a son, only a daughter, Josie.

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Chosen answer: An apparent long string of illnesses.

Answer: Joan Mavis Trotter (Nee Hollins) was an unseen character in Only Fools And Horses, having died in 1964, 17 years before the series began. She died of an alcohol related illness due to both her sham marriage to Reg Trotter and being hit hard by the death of her secret lover Freddie "The Frog" Robdal.

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Answer: Short of breath.

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