Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

24 mistakes in season 3

(9 votes)

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.

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)

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.

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)

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del is escaping in the van, there is a view from the side of the van and the door is almost completely shut. But in the next shot, which is a direct view of the back of the van, the door is wide open, allowing space for the toy dogs to fall out of the suitcase and onto the road. (00:03:45)

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

Friday the 14th - S3-E3

Audio problem: When Del, Rodney and Grandad are in the cottage, Del is scared to open the door. Rodney says "Well go on then Del, there's nothing to be frightened of now." There is a shot from behind Rodney when he begins to say this. Look closely at Rodney's mouth when he starts to say this; his lips aren't moving.

Who's a Pretty Boy? - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: When Denzil's wife storms out of the room and slams the door behind her, you can see that the wall to the right of the door lurches forward under the pressure of the closing door.

Yesterday Never Comes - S3-E4

Visible crew/equipment: As Miranda walks in for the first time, as Grandad says "some posh tart", in the mirror on the far lefthand side, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the reflection of the T.V., moving around. (00:05:35)

Joe Mc

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.

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