Continuity mistake: Alan is sitting at the kitchen table talking to his son Jake about a math test that Jake got a bad grade on. 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.
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.
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.
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: When Charlie is with Mia and her father comes in, she's saying: "Daddy, this is Charlie, remember I told you about him." Back when Mia and Charlie were dating, he actually met Mia's parents at least twice.
Factual error: Despite Alan's general bad luck he indeed wouldn't have to be afraid of the skunks. In reality skunks use their anal scent glands very reluctantly and only if they feel threatened because they only carry a limited amount of liquid and have a rather long "recharging" time. To that effect a skunk that apparently feels home in a suburban surrounding would never feel threatened by a human.