Only Fools and Horses

The Long Legs of the Law - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: At the very beginning of the episode, Leonard Pearce is waiting for the cue for his character to start looking for his teeth. He's standing in the living room, between his room and Del and Rodney's room. (00:00:25)

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Suggested correction: Not necessarily a mistake. If someone is looking for something they often try to think where it could be before they start searching.

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.

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Revealing mistake: When Rodney is holding Damien, it shows a shot of it in the mirror, the next shot is from behind the mirror and he is holding him the different way round.

Joe Mc
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Suggested correction: This was during his dream, so probably plausible in those circumstances.

The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Plot hole: Del and Rodney find the nuclear shelter and decided to try it out. They then do a couple of runs to find the best place to build it. We then see the pair inside the nuclear shelter which they have built, filled with stuff like a bed, food batteries etc. all in one afternoon. (00:11:45)

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Suggested correction: No reference is made to what day it is. There is nothing to suggest that the practice run and the scene inside the bunker happen on the same day.

Apart from all of them wearing the exact same outfits, Del mentioning that it needs to be back on the building site by Monday when having a weekend to try it out. All points to it taking place over the course of a day from the start of the episode to the end.

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The Second Time Around - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode (Cash and Curry) Del boy sells all of his gold jewellery and one of Grandad's two TVs in a bid to make £2000 to buy a statue as part of the con. In this episode Del has all if his jewellery back and Grandad has his two TVs again.

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Suggested correction: And there is no way to know how long has passed between the two episodes and Del showed he can make £2000 in afternoon, so getting the money to buy them back might not be an issue.

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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
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The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Trivia: When Albert crashes the boat at the seaside, the little boy who laughs at him is Mickey Pearce's son in real life.

Joe Mc
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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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