Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

9 mistakes in season 8

(8 votes)

Modern Men - S8-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Trigger tells everyone about his accident with a "mind your head" sign, as Boycie pays Rodney to get the drinks, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

Joe Mc
7

Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Del and Rodney are sitting in the van after the auction you can't see into the back of the van for huge boxes. When they start shouting and screaming the camera angle changes to show the van rocking from a distance, and you can see someone in the back of the van through the back windows banging against the side of it.

6

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
1

Heroes and Villains - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: At the time Damien appears in the lounge with a baseball cap on, asking Rodney if he wants to play war, the shot shows him with his cap slanted to the left, next shot it's to the right and finally it ends up being straight on his head. (He was obviously quite fidgety behind the scenes).

Joe Mc

Modern Men - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: While Del and Rodney are arguing over the Trotter Crash Turban, the end of the scarf attached to the helmet keeps changing position. In one shot it is behind Rodney's back, then in front of his chest, and then behind his back again.

Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del and Rodney are outside Sotheby's, it is dry. When the van is rocking, it is pouring down.

Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Character mistake: During the scene of the dinner, James (Raquel's father) states that he was in the Royal Navy and was "First Officer" (1/O). The Navy does not have this rank since it is a Merchant Navy rank. The rough equivalent of this is Lieutenant in the RN and Albert would've known this but didn't mention anything. It is also extremely unlikely that an officer the RN would still be Lieutenant after doing his full quota of 12 years service.

2

Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del is pretending to be ill, Albert and Raquel say that they called the doctor in the previous evening. However, a few shots earlier we learn that Del was out with Rodney the night before.

1

Heroes and Villains - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: The 3 wheel van has a breakdown and pulls up onto a pavement outside a sport shop. Del and Rodney investigate the problem. A few minutes later there is a wideshot of the vehicle, showing it's in the middle of the road, nowhere near a sport shop. (00:39:30 - 00:42:50)

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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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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