Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

25 mistakes in season 4

(8 votes)

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
12

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.

3

As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: Wires are visible on the butterfly that Del and Rodney try to catch.

2

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
3

Hole in One - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: At the begining of the episode, there is a box that is by the table Rodney is sitting on. A little later, Albert and Del come and open that box. The box disappears and then reappears between shots. (00:02:05)

Happy Returns - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Rodney and Del are back in their own flat, Del is pouring a drink, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on Rodney's shoulder right up until Rodney walks away.

Joe Mc
1

Happy Returns - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Del goes back to the bar after realising that Debbie is his, in the top left of the screen, a shadow of a boom mic can be seen moving away near the "Carlsberg" sign.

Joe Mc

Sleeping Dogs Lie - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rodney gets the bag with the food in it, as he is about to get in the car, you can see behind him that he has left it on the driveway.

Joe Mc

Happy Returns - S4-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Del and Rodney are in Debbie's flat, Del and Rodney are talking about June not having a record player. A shadow of either a camera or a crew member are visible on the open front door.

Joe Mc

Watching the Girls Go By - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: At the start, Mickey Pearce is playing darts in the pub by Boycie. On the 3rd dart, he actually aims for the floor behind Boycie to make it seem like the dart bounced off the board. (00:01:10)

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1

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.

1

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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1

Strained Relations - S4-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Rodney and Del are talking in the pub a boom mic is reflected in the picture above Rodney. (00:24:30)

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Strained Relations - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Trig puts the fags down on the table he puts down 3 packs, then another 3 packs, then the camera does a closeup of them on the table. There are now only 5 packs. (00:06:25)

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Strained Relations - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Del puts his fork down on his plate at the apartment. Camera cuts and it has changed position without Del touching it. (00:13:25)

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As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In series 4 episode 2, we see Grandad's grave. The scenery is sparse, no trees or bushes. In this episode Del is at their mum's and points to Grandad's grave. There are now massive trees and bushes.

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As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Del and Rodney run to the balcony, a boom mic is reflected in the window following them. (00:15:15)

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As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Del asks Rodney why Denzil lost his job, there is no sign of Denzil or anyone else behind Del. When Del turns round, the market is packed and Denzil has appeared from nowhere. (00:09:25)

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As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Rodney says the scientific name for the butterfly, a boom shadow moves over Del's arm. (00:04:40)

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As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: At the start when Arthur says to quieten down, there is a reflection of movement in the butter dish between Del and Rodney, that can only be the crew. (00:01:25)

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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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