Continuity mistake: Alan is sitting at the kitchen table talking to his son Jake about a math test on which Jake got a bad grade. At the beginning of the scene Alan holds the open test in his left hand. When the camera switches back to him a second later the test is now in his right hand. Finally at the end of the scene the test is back in his left hand but is now folded. (00:04:50)
Continuity mistake: When Alan and Charlie are watching Judith take off her clothes on the monitor screen, Alan takes the newspaper he has in his right hand and puts it in his left hand to turn the monitor off. The next shot shows Charlie walking into the kitchen and Alan looks at him but now the paper is back in his right hand.
Continuity mistake: When Charlie and Berta are in the kitchen talking, Charlie sits down and places his coffee mug on the left side of his plate. A few shots later he is seen placing it again except this time on the right side of the plate. Then just as Berta exits the kitchen, Charlie's mug has now switched sides again, being on the left side of the plate. (00:04:10)
Factual error: Three times during the episode, when Jake is playing his DS, one of the characters plugs in the headphones. However, the cable is inserted into the socket for the charger on the top of the DS, instead of the headphone socket, which is located on the bottom.
Continuity mistake: During this whole episode, Jake calls his mother's boyfriend Greg. But in the 4th season when Judith is marrying the guy, he is called Herb. We know that it is not two different people because they both have the last name Melneck, and they are both Jake's pediatrician.
Continuity mistake: Right on 21 minutes into the episode, when Charlie and Jake are in the car, Alan comes in with food and coffee, but doesn't close the car door. After he's handed Charlie the food and coffee, they change camera angle and you can see the door is closed. (00:19:55)daviehealy29
Revealing mistake: When Alan falls off the ladder you can see the ladder has been set up so it will fall back safely. As the ladder goes back towards the balcony rail, it hits the railing and bounces up. The bottom of the ladder, which is unseen, seems to be planted as it does not move during this. When Alan was climbing up and down the ladder, it wasn't secured with anything at the bottom. Thus the reason for him falling off the ladder. (00:03:35)Lummie