Outnumbered

Outnumbered (2007)

8 mistakes

(3 votes)

Episode Four - S1-E4

Other mistake: Jake is sitting at the kitchen counter top and is watching TV whilst doing his homework. You can see his red pencil case labelled 'Jake Rowlings'. Many times throughout the series the parents have been recognised as Mr and Mrs Brockman - not Rowlings. The children also have been referred to as Karen Ben and Jake Brockman. (00:13:40)

mbarogers

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: Throughout the series, the Brockmans (specifically Pete and Sue) seem very ashamed of their family. In the first episode they tell Jake to give people Grandad's address. It doesn't seem out of character at all for them to tell Jake to give people a false surname. Also, Harry Potter came out at the same time so Rowling would be a very easy surname to choose. This isn't out of character for the parents at all if you look at the rest of the series.

The reason they tell Jake to give his Grandad's address is so he can fall under the catchment area for a better school (as Pete points out to Karen), not because they are ashamed of their family.

Episode #4.6 - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Pete asks the man if they can have it in writing as they are having a family dinner, the kitchen door is closed, then the shot goes back to the man they are talking to at the front door, in the next shot which returns to Sue and Pete in the space of less than 2 seconds the kitchen door has been opened. (00:01:10)

2011

Episode Four - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Karen is drawing in the airport asking about what other religions are responsible for damaging aircraft, the pencil she has changes colour constantly. Sometimes she doesn't have a pencil at all.

Ssiscool Premium member

Episode #3.6 - S3-E7

Other mistake: When Pete goes to turn off the car alarm, you get a look at the key he uses, this key is for a Vauxhall Corsa, and this isn't the car that's going off, it's not even by the same manufacturer. (00:12:15)

Max Thompson

Episode #4.2 - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Ben is serving the puree/meal he created, firstly he removes the lid from the serving dish with his left hand. It then reappears in his right hand. Also the ladle Ben is holding to serve his concoction switches hands for the next three shots.

Neil Jones

Episode #5.3 - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Peter has seen Stacey undressed, Sue comes up the stairs and Ben is standing on the landing behind her. The position of Ben's arms is different in the close-up of Sue than it is in the wider shot from from behind Stacey.

Neil Jones

Episode #3.6 - S3-E7

Question: The final episode of the third series sees a discussion between Ben and Jake with regards to the news on the telly. After Ben comes out with "That can't be the Pope, because the Pope wears barbed wire pants and kills anybody who knows that Jesus had children", Jake says that this is from a film. Does anybody know what film this is from please?

Neil Jones

Chosen answer: Angels and Demons.

More questions & answers from Outnumbered

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.