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.

David Hutchinson

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)

Hole in One - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: Uncle Albert is seen putting the post back through the letter box. If you watch the scene carefully, the letters appear to pull themselves through, no doubt with a helping hand from the crew.

Joe Mc

Modern Men - S8-E2

Revealing mistake: When Del and his mates are in the pub, when it's Del's turn for the drinks, he gives Mike a hairdryer (really an electric paint stripper). If you notice, Del picks up the hairdryer off the floor.

Joe Mc

Homesick - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When the kid steals the orange, look how the orange is conveniently placed higher than the rest to make it easier for him to pick up.

Joe Mc

As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Revealing mistake: When Del sees Denzil skating along and tells him that he's got his money (the butterfly), Denzil gives him a high five and crushes the butterfly. If you look at Del's hand when Denzil goes past him, you can see the butterfly is not crushed at all.

Hole in One - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: When the post is being posted through the door, you can see the letters appear in the letterbox and then wait a few seconds for Albert to hang his coat up before being pushed through. (00:01:00)

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The Unlucky Winner Is... - S6-E4

Revealing mistake: When Rodney and Del are sitting on the balcony and Cassandra has gone to get Rodney a drink, if you look in the glass door, you can see Cassandra's reflection with the drink waiting for her cue to come in.

Joe Mc

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.

David Hutchinson

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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: 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.

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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