Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

20 mistakes in season 5

(9 votes)

Video Nasty - S5-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After Rodney complains that the "t" and "a" are missing from his typewriter, Del says "I have faith in you". As he says this, a boom mic sweeps past the top of his head.

Joe Mc

The Longest Night - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lennox Gilbey opens a can of beer in the supermarket, you can see that he has a long packet of spaghetti inside his jacket. He doesn't take it off the shelf until a few shots later. (00:06:00)

Video Nasty - S5-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Albert is going on to Rodney about how he was "poncing around at his art college", just above their heads, a boom mic pops into view and then moves back. (00:04:35)

Joe Mc

Tea for Three - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Del boasts about being a paratrooper, as Rodney says "You've made a few drops in your time", behind Rodney, a shadow of a crewmember or some sort of equipment moves behind him.

Joe Mc

Video Nasty - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Mickey Pearce is filming, Rodney walks in and says something, then turns and walks back into the kitchen. When the video is shown at the Nag's Head, Rodney turns the other way before walking out.

Joe Mc

Tea for Three - S5-E4

Other mistake: At the end, Rodney is looking at a map to see where Del ended up. But he didn't know where he had landed at this point so there was no point.

Joe Mc

Tea for Three - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rodney is sitting on the chair and starts eating crisps, you can see that he is sitting on a cushion. It is gone by the time he gets up.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When Del and Jumbo come into the Nags Head to discuss business, Del asks Mike for an Australian lager for Jumbo. Mike lists other Non-British lagers as a choice. When Jumbo says he'll have one of them, Mike produces a pint in less than 10 seconds, certainly no time to have poured a pint.

Joe Mc

Tea for Three - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Del & Rodney are talking to Andy on the hill just before Del goes hang-gliding, look at the first shot of Andy. Over his shoulder, the Trotter van is in full view. The shot then turns to Del & Rodney and when it goes back to Andy, there is no van.

Joe Mc

From Prussia with Love - S5-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the pub scene at the start, when the German girl is telling Albert about being a language student, if you look at the very top right of the screen, you can see a boom mic move around a bit and then move away. (00:04:00)

Joe Mc

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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Trigger: Problems, Dave?
Rodney: I don't want to talk about it Trig. You ever been wrongly accused of something?
Trigger: Yeah once.
Rodney: Yeah, How did you get out of it?
Trigger: Well I didn't - I was guilty.

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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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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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