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The IT Crowd (2006)

7 mistakes in Fifty-Fifty

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Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Jen is sitting at the sofa with the phone on her lap, waiting for Daniel's call. She is wearing no shoes. In the next shot, she stands up and instantly has black high heels on. (00:14:30)

MadFairy1988

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Deliberate mistake: Towards the end, Roy's sunglasses keep changing, in almost every shot. It's so blatant that it must be deliberate, but there's no reference made to what might be the reasoning behind it.

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Suggested correction: There is though. Roy is trying on different sunglasses because he wants to look like a bastard. It's merely for comic effect that he's changing the sunglasses when the camera is on Moss.

immortal eskimo

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Moss are in the basement talking about the night before, just before Jen comes in and we hear her laughing, Roy has the wooden stick from his coffee hanging out of the corner of his mouth. In the next instant shot showing the side of his face, as Jen walks through the door, it has gone. (00:03:30)

MadFairy1988

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Jen are arguing about women wanting bad guys, there is a white mug in front of Roy on the desk. In the next shot, another cup has appeared behind it. (00:08:50)

MadFairy1988

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The security guard (the guy Jen fancies) is sitting on the couch reading a big thick book. The first two shots show him holding the book from underneath, a few pages in. The next shot, his hands have changed position and he has instantly read through to almost the end of the book. (00:07:05)

MadFairy1988

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Factual error: It doesn't make sense that Daniel would be researching classical music, or that he chooses Jen as his 'phone a friend' because of her apparent knowledge on the subject, because there are no topic categories on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' - the questions are entirely random, Daniel would have no way of knowing one of the questions he'd be asked would be about a particular topic.

Purple_Girl

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Suggested correction: That's exactly why he was studying classical music, he didn't know what topics would be covered and he wanted to have a good knowledge of various topics. Since Jen appeared more knowledgeable in classical music than he did, he wanted her to be one of his phone-a-friend in case he came across a classical music question that stumped him. At the time, a contestant pre-arranged with producers 3 friends to be considered as a phone-a-friend. Daniel undoubtedly had 2 other friends or relatives that had greater knowledge on other topics than he did.

Bishop73

There's no way Daniel just happened to be studying classical music and seemingly nothing else, he didn't ask Jen about any other subject, the episode implied that Daniel was studying classical music as though it was a dead cert that a question would appear. This wouldn't be the case with Millionaire.

He would if he knew that classical music was an area he was particularly bad in. For example I would study as much American history as possible because it's my worst subject. But I'd also have my husband as a lifeline because he happens to be a history buff. It makes sense that Daniel would have Jen as one of his three lifelines if it seems that she's an expert at something he's awful in. Presumably his other two lifelines are knowledgeable in other strategic areas as well.

immortal eskimo

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Calamity Jen - S1-E2

Question: In this episode, there's a commercial about "999" being changed to a ridiculous long number. While I get why it would be funny, was there some basis for joke itself? Like, was there talk about the UK changing the emergency number or something? Or is it just completely random. And when Roy says "how hard is it to remember 911, I mean 999", is this just a joke for American viewers to understand what 999 is? Or do British people say or use "911" too?

Bishop73

Answer: It's a joke on the "118" numbers in the UK. 118 numbers were used for directory enquiries and adverts for them on TV always tried to give a way to easily remember one for a particular company. The fake ad in the show takes it to the extreme. People in the UK do not use "911", the point of the joke was that Roy had forgotten "999" while saying it was easy to remember.

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