Best in Show

Best in Show (2000)

11 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When Mrs.Cummings and the dog's owner are being interviewed on TV, we see a studio hand fitting a Microphone to the owner, who is wearing a black top. When we cut back after they go back on air, the top is blue.

Correction: Sherri Ann's shirt is blue, but due to the fabric, it sometimes appears to be black depending on how the light is hitting it. If you watch the scene in the dressing room closely, before they walk down the hallway to go on stage, you will see her sitting in the chair and as she shifts, the shirt appears blue, then black, then blue again. It's the same shirt.

Corrected entry: When Gerry and Cookie check in to the hotel, and they have to sleep on a cot in the supply room, Cookie has curly hair pulled back from her face, it's clear from its perfection and shininess that there's already gel in it. Later on that same night, when they go to the mixer, she has her hair straightened and fairly elaborately styled. She couldn't have done that without having first washed her hair - it'd be a frizzy, sticky mess, no matter how much hair gel she used, if she tried to straighten it dry, with gel already in it. And it defies credibility that she'd have been able to fully shampoo her hair in the sink of a lobby bathroom.

Correction: We never see the lobby bathroom, so we don't know how big the sinks are. Furthermore, they're in a supply room near the kitchen. Generally those areas have a large utility sink or a hose and drain that would be large enough to fully shampoo her hair. As a third option, she could have gone to a beauty parlor.

Corrected entry: When the couple who own the grey dog are talking about how they met at Starbucks, the man says he was drinking a "Grande Espresso." Espresso is measured in shots (single, double, etc.), not cup size (tall, grande, etc.).

Correction: It's his story, he can describe it whichever way he likes. Even if it's a "character mistake", it's what he calls them.

Lummie

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the TV coverage of the show, the title on the screen reads "25th Annual Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show", but the TV announcer says "Welcome to the 45th Annual Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show".

Correction: The announcer gets pretty much *everything* wrong, such as "Columbus landing the Mayflower in Philadelphia", so it not surprising he would get the title of the show wrong. His near total lack of knowledge is a running joke throughout the movie.

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film when Harlen Pepper is bragging about his dog Hubert he comments that he's had him for about 10 or 15 years. Later at the dog show, the announcer says that he thinks Hubert is just too young to be a serious contender. 10-15 years is actually pretty old for a dog.

RJR99SS

Correction: Harlan says he has owned bloodhounds for 10-15 years, not this particular dog.

Corrected entry: Near the very end of the movie, it says, "6 months later." But when we see the person who made the magazine "American Bitch" she says that it has been a year (not six months).

Correction: She doesn't say it's been a year since the dog show - she says it's been quite a year; presumably, she's including the loss of the show with all of the other changes in her life over the past year.

Corrected entry: When the competitor with the braces is in the toy shop, she picks up the fish. The first time she yells, "This is a fish." the fish's head is facing her. When it cuts back and she mentions that it is a fish for the second time, the fish's head is facing away form her.

Correction: The camera cuts away and cuts back. There's plenty of time for her to turn the fish to look at it from a different angle.

Corrected entry: When the gay couple checks into the Taft Hotel, the desk clerk says they've booked a room for two nights. But when Steven is on the phone saying goodnight to Tyrone, he says they'll be home tomorrow.

Correction: It is quite possible that they would be going home right after the show (tomorrow), but if they stayed past check out time on the second day, they would have to pay for two nights.

Corrected entry: After the judge examines Winkie she asks Gerry to take "her" down from the pedestal and walk the dog around. Cookie and Gerry refer to Winkie as "he".

JustJudy

Correction: It is rather hard to tell female dogs from male dogs unless you get real close and look. My male german shepard was always thought to be female even by trained dog judges.

RJR99SS

Corrected entry: After the show is over words come onto the screen saying "6 months later" However, when they interview Ms. Cummings, she says "I can't believe it has been a year."

Correction: She doesn't say "I can't believe it's been a year", She says "It's been such a year" - and this includes the dog show.

Corrected entry: When Gerry and Cookie are trying to check in at the Taft hotel, pay attention to the wall clocks behind the manager. A series of clocks such as these are to display times in several major US cities - each in a different time zone. All clocks, however, show the same time. Plus, the times never change during the scene.

Jon Nicholas

Correction: All of the labels under the clocks are of cities in the Eastern Time Zone. That is why they are all set the same.

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