The Burbs

Continuity mistake: When Art is eating breakfast at the Peterson's house, he takes items from the fridge. Watch when he comes back over and talks to Ray. The position of the pineapple under his arm changes from shot to shot. (00:10:40 - 00:11:25)

Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks' wife is in her station wagon to leave, the neck pads on her seat are missing, but in the next shot they appear. (01:09:30 - 01:10:15)

Continuity mistake: This makes the second time that this mistake - discussed earlier - occurs. After Klopeck's house blows up, Carol Peterson drives back into the neighborhood to notice all the commotion. The first camera shot (shown from inside the vehicle) shows the front passenger's head rest to the seat is missing. Next camera shot (shown from the outside of the vehicle) shows the head rest as being back on the passenger's seat. (01:25:10)

RLN

Continuity mistake: When Hanz takes the lid off the garbage can, he puts it down with the handle up. Before he gets back to can with Stomper, the lid is down, but he picks it up without turning it over. (00:28:55 - 00:29:35)

bytemyshineymetalass

Continuity mistake: At the Klopecks, the bonfire of 'romantic' candles changes with each shot, from big candles to severely melted ones back to full ones again, a few times throughout the scene.

Continuity mistake: When Ray and Art are running away from the Klopek's house due to them being chased by bees, in the distance you can see Walter's house. He runs into his house about 3 or 4 times between shots. (00:17:40)

Toolio

Continuity mistake: When the garbage men are first seen discussing attending the healing seminar or taking on Roselli plumbing, the house in the background is different from the house on the street across from the Klopek's house which is then seen after Art, Ray and Rumsfield go out to question them about the trash.

Continuity mistake: When Art is eating breakfast at the Peterson's house, he takes items from the fridge. Watch when he comes back over and talks to Ray. The position of the pineapple under his arm changes from shot to shot. (00:10:40 - 00:11:25)

More mistakes in The Burbs

Ray Peterson: You wanna take that out of your pocket? You wanna not steal that from Walter's house, please?

More quotes from The Burbs

Trivia: The writer of The Burbs (Dana Olsen), is the cop near the end, when the Klopeks' house is blown up.

More trivia for The Burbs

Answer: I watched the YouTube clip. The closed captions interpret it as, "Hey, Ricky, get this limo out of your yard." Listening to it, however, it sounds like he says, "lame-o" (as in a lame person) rather than "limo."

raywest Premium member

The closed-caption setting on YouTube is voice-activated, and it often displays typos and "approximate" words when it doesn't recognize the audio output (especially slang terms). In that scene, Rumsfield yells, "Hey, Ricky, get this lame-o out of your yard!" In response, Ricky puts his arm around his friend's shoulders and laughs, "Get out of my yard, Lame-o!"

Charles Austin Miller

More questions & answers from The Burbs

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.