Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Other mistake: When Sue Ellen gets the roses from Gus, the tickets in the card have a date of April 6th 1990. This is suppose to be the summer of 1990, which means the tickets are no good. (01:03:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sue-Ellen has just come home from work, she places her pocketbook on the kitchen island. In the next scene the secretary is going through Sue-Ellen's office and finds her pocketbook and goes through it. How can that be if Sue-Ellen brought it home with her? (01:17:15 - 01:19:35)

Audio problem: When the drag queens are stealing the kids' car, Sue Ellen and Kenny look at each other and say "Liza," but both of them mouth "sh*t." This was changed to keep the movie's rating down. (00:28:40)


Continuity mistake: When Sue Ellen shoots Gus with the water gun, the pattern changes between the closeup and the long shot. (01:23:35)


Revealing mistake: The scene which introduces Sue Ellen working on her new job at Clown Dog firstly depicts people walking in and out of the shop, while the staff serve at the counter. As one family walks out, a boy turns his head to glance directly into the eye of the camera just as he's about to exit the screen frame. (00:17:50)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when Kenny is leaving with his friends, the truck starts to reverse down the street. His mother looks at him from the porch with her head turned to her right. The truck backs up for about ten seconds at a decent speed as they call back and forth, but his mother keeps looking at the same point to her right instead of moving left with the truck. (00:03:30)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sue Ellen serves cereal in the salad bowl, the milk carton moves on the table. (00:32:25)


Audio problem: When the drag queens steal the car, Kenny yells "What are you queens doing in our car?" If you watch closely, his lips are saying "bitches" instead of "queens".

Continuity mistake: In the scene were Caroline and her boyfriend are searching through Sue-Ellen's purse, Caroline is holding both the purse and the license with her left hand, but in the close up of the license, she is holding the license in a different position, and the purse has completely disappeared.


Revealing mistake: After Sue Ellen is hired by Rose, the first time she goes to fax papers the back of the fax machine is visible. Only the power cord is connected, no phone line.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Crandell is saying goodbye to the kids, Mrs. Sturak comes outside, sits on the steps and goes to hang her walking stick on the banister. In the next shot she has moved away from the banister and has her cane in a different position. (00:05:05)

Continuity mistake: When Sue Ellen and Bryan are talking on their beach date under the pier, the water doesn't even come close to them until they kiss, when they are suddenly standing in an inch of water for the grunion fish. (00:44:55 - 00:46:15)


Continuity mistake: As Rose says goodbye to Sue Ellen at the end of the movie, Sue Ellen's hands are clasped high on her chest. Cut to behind her as Rose drives away and her arms are lowered. (01:34:10)


Visible crew/equipment: After the babysitter comes, there is a scene where Sue-Ellen is lying on her bed talking on the phone. In her doorway, you can see the tip of a brown shoe, worn by Melissa, just waiting for her cue to walk into the bedroom. (00:09:40)

Continuity mistake: When Sue Ellen and Bryan are bouncing in the toy store, after he stops and she circles back, he is smiling. Cut to his face and his mouth is closed. (00:53:40)


Other mistake: The movie is set in the summer of 1990 and Sue Ellen has stated she is 17 but when we see her drivers license her birthdate is stated as 12-19-73. That makes her 16 turning 17 in December. (01:24:00)

Audio problem: In the scene where Kenny places a plant on his window sill, as he handles the pot containing the plant, you can see it is made of plastic. It then falls and sounds like a clay pot breaking.

Character mistake: When Sue Ellen first meets Rose (who says she's looking for Carolyn), Sue Ellen says Carolyn will be right back. Carolyn simply got up and left after a brief rude chat with Sue Ellen and never said anything about being "right back." Sue Ellen couldn't have known how long Carolyn would be gone for.

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Suggested correction: She stated to whoever was on the phone that they would only have 12 seconds of her time because she had to keep directing applicants to personnel, so she would be "right back."

Factual error: When Sue Ellen is shown commuting on the 405 freeway during heavy traffic, she is heading to work, indicating morning - yet the angle of the sun and shadows show it is late afternoon.

Audio problem: When Mrs. Sturak interrupts Zack and Cynthia's car date, she switches her cane to her other hand and opens the door by the window to let Cynthia out. Neither one of her hands touches the door handle, but you can hear the door handle sound.

Bryan: Not exactly your dream job, eh?
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell: Got that right. You think I woke up this morning and said, 'Gee, I'd love to scrub fat vats! I'd love to smile and work with raw meat'?

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Question: When Sue Ellen is shown heading to work, wouldn't she be headed into the city, since Kenny says they live in "the boonies"? But she is shown leaving the city, envying the group of teens in the car next to her, who appear to be headed to the beach (also leaving the city).

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