Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

12 mistakes in season 9

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Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: In 'The Frog's Legacy' (1987), Del & Rodney learnt the story of Freddy The Frog for the first time - neither of them had ever heard of him before (Aunt Irene explains to Del who Freddy was. She mentions both 'Freddy The Frog' and his real name 'Frederick Robdal'. Del has heard of neither of these names). Yet in 'Sleepless in Peckham', it would seem that Del had known Freddy since he was 15. He even went on their first Jolly Boys' Outing with the rest of the gang.

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Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del takes his washing up gloves off to chat with Boycie's neighbour, he is not wearing any rings. But when he goes into the house and grabs Marlene's behind, he is now wearing two rings on his hand.

Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Other mistake: Boycie asks to sleep in the Trotter's flat after being chucked out of his house and not allowed back in due to a gas leak. He states "I was going to check into a hotel, but I've left everything in the house; wallet, credit card, car keys, the lot... so all I've got is what I'm wearing." He isn't shown to be carrying any luggage. Later in the episode, Raquel complains that Boycie keeps putting on the hair gel that Del added onion puree to at the start of the episode. How was Boycie able to get his hair gel that was in his gas-filled house? One could propose that he asked the firefighters to receive it, but why wouldn't he also ask them to retrieve his wallet/credit card so that he can book into a hotel rather than sleeping on the sofa in the Trotter's overcrowded flat? (00:58:00 - 01:05:00)

Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: In one episode, Del tells Rodney that he was born 13 years after him. Yet in this episode, when looking at the picture, Rodney says that Del is 15 and that he hadn't been born at the time the picture was taken.

Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Plot hole: If Lenny Corby was fitting gas fires in Boycies house, then wouldn't Del notice him there while he was cleaning the cars? He must be there at the same time because he tells Rodney about it on the same day as he was at Boycies.

Modern Men - S8-E2

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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Suggested correction: No evidence that Patrick Murray has a son, only a daughter, Josie.

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Chosen answer: An apparent long string of illnesses.

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