Billy Madison

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Billy and the bad guy are facing off in the "learning decathalon" and they are doing some science stuff, Billy pulls a shoe out of the boiling pot - it is his right shoe but he has his right shoe on his foot too.

Continuity mistake: When Billy is in first grade, Miss Lippy sits all the kids down in a circle for story time. One little girl goes up to Billy and says, "You have a mis-shaped head.", while she stands in front of Billy. In the very next shot, you see her stepping over Billy's leg to sit in front of him. (00:18:50)

Continuity mistake: When Billy is on the bus and the kid dares him to touch Ms. Vaughn, when the camera is looking at the back of Billy's head, you can see in the background that Ms. Vaughn is 3 seats in front of him. Then after he tries to grab her and goes back to sit back down his seat is only 2 seats back.

Continuity mistake: When Billy and Veronica are singing when Billy decides to go back to school, Veronica is on the left side. While standing in front of the fountain, they turn to see the kids who are singing, but Billy and Veronica have switched positions. They are standing in the same spot, but since they've turned around, Billy should now be on the left and Veronica on the right.

Continuity mistake: After chasing the penguin, his shirt is unbuttoned and he falls. When Juanita pulls him off the ground and tells him to get dressed, his shirt is buttoned.

Continuity mistake: When Billy is chasing the penguin, he chases the penguin from the front yard and goes around to the back yard, but when he falls down attempting to grab the penguin, he appears at the front door and you can see when the limos stop, there's the gate where he ran over the flowers and the maintenance guy threw down the hoe.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Veronica comes to Billy's house, tosses him in the pool and starts beating him up, watch the people on the side of the pool. First, the chubby guy and Frank are sitting in lounge chairs and you see a third person's legs on one of the chairs. Then the next time they cut to them, the third set of legs is gone, and Frank is lying on the chair where the legs were. When they cut back again, Frank is back in the first chair and there is no third pair of legs.

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Suggested correction: Almost nothing in the entry is true. Jack (the "chubby guy") is never in a lawn chair, he's on the ground. Frank isn't sitting on the lawn chair, he's lying on it. The "third person" is passed out on the ground, his legs aren't on a chair. And the passed out guy remains in the same position, just sometimes he's off camera due to the close shots of Frank and Jack. Frank stays lying on the same chair he was always on.


Continuity mistake: When Billy puts a suntan lotion smiley on his chest it changes. One time it is running down and then not. (00:01:00)

Continuity mistake: When Billy opens the mailbox he place his hand on the lid. When it cuts his hand is under the lid. (00:02:15)


Continuity mistake: When Ms.Vaughn goes to beat up Billy and he is sleeping on the ground he has the lobster float on his chest, but in the next shot it is around his neck, and then it isn't. (01:05:20)

Continuity mistake: When Billy is in 3rd grade, and Ms.Vaughn is sick and the class is going crazy, the kid dancing on the desk is on the left desk, and when the scene changes back to him he is on the right desk. (00:36:10)

Continuity mistake: When Billy, Frank, and that other guy throw pickles at the fast-food restaurant window to see which one will slide down the fastest, the pickles' respective positions on the window change significantly from when they're thrown to when the actual "race" is occurring. The position then changes again after the race is over and the pickles are still visible in the background. (00:08:50)

Continuity mistake: When Billy is at the mailbox and he spots the penguin we can see a white can on the ground in front of the penguin. When it cuts to Billy starting to pursue the penguin, the can is gone. (00:03:10)


Continuity mistake: Field trip scene, the bus driver throws the banana peel out the window of the school bus, you can see that there are no vehicles behind the bus. In all of the shots from inside the bus there is an entire line of cars behind the bus. (00:42:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Billy is getting drunk again, he opens a can of Budweiser, takes a swig, and drops it to the floor. But when it hits the floor it makes the sound of a empty can.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where he has to write in cursive the words change shape as though they wrote it a few times making the scene. It's around the time he is throwing the fit.

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Billy, Miss Vaughn and the students are doing the singing number, the sky changes from mid-day sun, afternoon sun, to overcast when you see the clown lying on the ground back to late afternoon sun.

Continuity mistake: At the opening of the film when Billy is in the pool, after he puts the suntan lotion on and realises that it is nudey magazine day, he begins to wade out of the pool. In the side on shot he is holding a wineglass, but a split second later the wineglass has vanished.

Continuity mistake: When Billy and his third grade class are on a field trip to what seems to be a farm, watch the kid next to the tour guide lady with a stripe t-shirt. After about 30 seconds he and another 2 kids come running from the back of Ms. Vaughn and Billy telling them that their lunches have been stolen. How can they have been in 2 places at once? (00:41:21)

Revealing mistake: On Billy's first day of school when he is outside waiting for the bus and it just passes him you hear the noise of kids on a bus, but when it passes no one is in it.

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Trivia: Something to look for: In the scene where Billy calls the people to apologise, that guy crosses his name off the "people to kill list." If you look at the top of the list, the name Bob Simonds is there. Bob Simonds is the producer of the movie.

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