Best comedy movie mistakes of 1979
Plot hole: Though there's supposed to be a championship football game taking place near the end of the movie, the stadium is strangely devoid of fans. A meager effort was made to fill some seats, but most of the shots show empty ones. It also looks as if the production crew tried to save money by using only half the stadium lights.
Deliberate mistake: When George spies on his hedonistic neighbor down the hill with his telescope, the telescope is always level when it actually should have been pointing downward. Same when his neighbor spied on him - his telescope was always level also when it should have pointing upward.
Continuity mistake: When Amanda rushes to get onto the bus to the train station, the door being opened is at the front LEFT of the bus (as viewed from the back). On arrival at the station (5 scenes later), the door opens at the front RIGHT of the bus (as viewed from the back), and in the second camera shot, the driver of the bus can be clearly seen sitting where the door Amanda used to board the bus would be, with no door there.
Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny is reading from the Christmas stories book to Clyde, you can see Clyde is sitting by the fireplace and there is a long red stocking on the right hand side of it. After a quick cut to Bugs reading, we return to Clyde and the long red stocking has disappeared.
New this month Continuity mistake: In the sequence where the police are chasing Sonny on Rising Star through the field there are two close ups of an officer driving a car where the image is reversed (it appears like the car is right hand drive and the logo of his shoulder patch is reversed).