The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

37 mistakes

Continuity mistake: When Andy and Trish argue in the bedroom, the bed is covered in action figure boxes. Between shots just as Andy leaves, a 'Dracula' action figure box disappears.


Continuity mistake: When Andy and Trish are in bed for the first time, Trish removes her black top and throws it to the floor. In the next shot it reappears back on the bedcovers, then back on the floor again.


Continuity mistake: When the drunk girl that Andy picks up at the bar throws up on him in the car, only a little hits his face. When they cut to a close-up, his head and face are drenched in pink vomit.

Deliberate mistake: When Jay and Mooj are arguing over the commission from the sale that Mooj just made from the girl, between scenes Mooj's hair goes from parts of it standing up on his head to laying perfectly combed flat.

Rollin Garcia Jr

Continuity mistake: On the 20th date, Trish and Andy are sitting on a chair discussing the date and that they are going to have sex. When Andy speaks, her right hand is on his top button. When Trish speaks, its back in her lap. This happens three or four times, all in the same conversation.

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Continuity mistake: The leaflets, booklets, sheets of paper and books on the table keep changing position, during the talk session about sex.


Visible crew/equipment: In the final sex scene, a crew member's foot is momentarily seen on the upper right side of the screen.

Continuity mistake: When Andy and his friends are on the loading dock smashing the bulbs, there is a white mark from a smashed bulb on the dock next to Cal. But in the next shot the mark has vanished, and Cal smashes another bulb in the exact same place, producing the white mark again.


Continuity mistake: When Andy goes into Trish's eBay shop, and talks with her, the lamp which shines on Trish changes position between shots.


Continuity mistake: Before and after the dream sequence where he kicks the girl and gives her a bloody nose, the comforter he wakes up with is completely different from the one he went to sleep with, which matched his pillow exactly. When he wakes up, nothing matches the pillow.

Continuity mistake: When Andy and David interrupt Haziz's smoke break, Haziz opens the back door to the store, enters, and the door begins to close behind him. In the following shot, the door is still closing, but is open a little wider than a moment before.

Continuity mistake: The red plastic action figure that Trisha picks up and then places on the shelf changes position a few times as she talks with Andy, before she runs off.


Other mistake: When Andy first meets Trish, they are looking at a display of DVD players and VCRs. She points to a DVD player and says "This one looks pretty good." Andy replies, "You don't want that VCR." Although a display card has been deliberately placed in front of it to mask what it really is, the VCR appears to really be a DVD player.

Continuity mistake: When Andy is riding with the drunk girl, she pulls up to her destination and smashes into a Lincoln, sending it perpendicular to the curb. The shot changes and the angle of the Lincoln is far less and there is less visible damage.

Continuity mistake: After the plastic model of the vagina breaks apart, Andy puts one piece of the model under his chin, so he is only holding three parts. In the next shot he's holding all four parts of the model again.


Continuity mistake: During a conversation between Andy and Cal, the cord for Cal's name badge changes position. A few minutes later during a conversation between Andy and David, the cord for David's name badge shifts back and forth between two positions.

Wayne C.

Continuity mistake: During the "Aquarius" montage at the end of the film, Andy's "man-o-lantern" chest-wax job is visible in one cut (with the hair just starting to grow back), then completely gone in the next. Since the bedroom scenes in the song are meant to be from the same night, there's no way that his chest could fill in so evenly so quickly.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Andy is making waffles, he opens the waffle iron to take them out. In the next shot, the lid on the waffle iron is closed.


Continuity mistake: Right as the drunk girl is about to puke on Andy, you see her facing forward, with her mouth opened, gagging. Then, in the next shot her mouth is suddenly closed and her head has started turning towards Andy.

Continuity mistake: When Andy hits the pothole and flips over his handle bars, it cuts to the shot after he flips and he is lying on the ground with the back gone, yet it should have landed at his legs from the way they went down.



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Andy: I dated this girl for a while... She was really a... Nasty freak. She just loved to... Get down with... Sex all the time. It was like... Anytime of day... She was like, "Yeah, let's go! I'm so nasty! And I'd be nailing her and she'd be like, "Oh, you're nailing me! Cool!"



For Andy to get rid of the Teen Wolf look, actor Steve Carell's chest hair is really waxed by an actress, who is a non-professional waxer. Because there would only be one take of this disturbingly amusing scene, they set up five cameras - one on his 'friends', one over Andy, one on the waxer, one for wide shots, and one for close-ups of his chest. This scene was not scripted, so when the waxer laughs and Andy's friends are totally cracking up it was for real. Though it was strongly suggested to Steve to first trim his chest hair or to take a pain reliever before the taping, he refused, wanting to have the full cringe-effect caught on tape. In one close-up a bit of blood is actually seen bleeding up to the surface - it is not CGI. It took about seven weeks for his hair to grow back, much to chagrin of his wife, who wasn't crazy about his 'chest smiley'.