Grounded for Life

Oops!...I Did It Again - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: This episode establishes that Lily was born at the Live Aid event, which took place in July 1985. In the show's final episode, "Hello, Goodbye", Brad and Lily are graduating in 2005 (see the "congratulations" banner in a hallway at their school). Being born in 1985 would mean that she is graduating at age 20. It is highly unlikely that she failed and repeated two of her school years. Brad, who is the same age, is graduating with her, and he is a dedicated student.


Pay You Back with Interest - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Lily's golden sprite tattoo is underneath the name "Dean" - "Dean" is written above the sprite's head, between the tips of her wings. A few episodes ago, at the end of "Your Father Shoulder Know - Part 2", Sean hugged Lily and accidentally lifted the back of her shirt, revealing the tattoo. The name "Dean" was not there.

All Apologies - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: During the scene with the family in the living room and Claudia and Lily are sitting on the covered couch, the sheet falls off the top of the couch. In subsequent shots the sheet falls off and goes back on the top through the whole scene.


I Didn't Start the Fire - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Claudia states that Eddie has never had a job for as long as she has known him. But in the episode "Don't Fear the Reefer", flashbacks show her hanging out with Eddie and Sean during their pot-smoking days, and also show Eddie working at a pizza parlor.

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Suggested correction: I think she meant that Eddie has never maintained a stable job for a long time - a career.

This seems like a guess without watching the scene. She says specifically "Eddie doesn't work...As long as I've known him, he's never had a single job." Hardly a line to say if she meant he's never had a career or long term job.


I actually did watch the scene before I submitted my correction. However, I will agree with you that my guess is weak. It's just how I interpreted what Claudia says.

Pay You Back with Interest - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In the episode where Eddie first gets his blue electric car. He plugs the car into the kitchen with a long red extension cord. When there's a shot of Claudia first coming out of the kitchen to see what's going on, the red cord is gone. The whole kitchen entrance is shown, so the red cord should be visible. Then, when Eddie and Shawn are shown again, the red cord is back on the floor behind them.

Ticket to Ride - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Sean and Claudia catch Lily doing homework in her room, and they realise that she is not actually drunk, Sean asks where she was "tonight." But downstairs, a few minutes ago, Sean commented on her being drunk in "the middle of the day."

Action Mountain High - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Sean breaks down Lily's bedroom door and catapults into the room, there is a poster on Lily's wall across from her door. The poster goes from hanging properly to one corner untaped as the shot changes.

Your Father Should Know (2) - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Claudia states that she was seventeen years old when she first had sex. In the season one episode "Like a Virgin", it was revealed that she was fifteen.

Show generally

Factual error: In one show, Sean and Claudia are in Las Vegas. Sean is doing well at the craps table and starts showing off. One time he even throws the dice around his back onto the table. However, when players are playing craps, they have to keep the dice above the table at all times. People working at a craps table would not have allowed Sean to do what he did.

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Henry Finnerty: Wow, that ride must be really scary. Those two guys are holding hands.
James "Jimmy" Finnerty: That's the line for cotton candy.

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Trivia: Megyn Price plays Claudia Finnerty, mother of Lily Finnerty (Lynsey Bartilson). In real life, Price is only 12 years older than Bartilson.

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