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: 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.
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: 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: 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)
Continuity mistake: When Veronica comes to Billy's house, she starts beating the crap out of him, and then pushes him into the pool. During that whole fight, she never even goes underwater, but her hair seems to be wet all over. After she starts getting through to Billy and talking to him, her hair is dry at the top. The only parts that are wet are her tips which are actually in the water. (00:05:50)
Continuity mistake: When Billy and the people who work at the mansion are playing kickball, after he runs to second base, the sign in the background says something about Billy's team always winning. But when the camera cuts to the 2 nurses on first base the sign is in mid-stroke of changing into something entirely different. And the camera change is too quick for it to have done that automatically.
Character mistake: When Billy comes back from high school to visit his 3rd grade class, Ms. Vaughn is teaching prime numbers. The board reads "1, 3, 5, 7, 11" with the words "prime numbers" below it. "1" is not a prime number and it is written on the board, and "2" is a prime number and it is not written on the board.
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