Joe Dirt

Corrected entry: When Joe is doing the crocodile scene, you can tell that the cigarette is fake as there is no smoke coming out of it.


Corrected entry: Joe would be dead from spending the night in a fumigation tent. (00:28:25)

Correction: It is a comedy. There are several times he would have died, such as freezing to death in a balloon at 37,000 feet at night, breaking his neck in the oil rig fight, falling from the top of the oil rig when he crashed into it, etc. It was done for comedic effect to make us laugh.


Corrected entry: When Joe Dirt is working on the carnival ride, he has long body hair above his navel. Later, when Joe is in Buffalo Bob's pit, Joe has no hair above his navel.

Correction: Buffalo Bob is a spoof of the Buffalo Bill character from Silence of the Lambs. In that movie, and also referenced in this film, he was going to make a suit from the skin, hence the lotion. If the skin had to be smooth, it's likely he had Joe Dirt shave certain areas.


Corrected entry: When Joe Dirt is floating around in the hot air balloon, the map shows that he's landing in South Dakota, but he says North Dakota.

Correction: He's an idiot; that's a character mistake.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the cop brings Brandi's dad home, just when he is getting out of the car you can hear the cop say, "See ya Joe Don", which is the actor's name in real life, Joe Don Baker.


Correction: The cop says "See ya Joe, Don". Brandy's dad's name is Don.


Corrected entry: When Joe stands on his parents' porch that has been condemned, there is a brand new high pressure sodium light that's working, and not even dirty.

Correction: There is not enough detail shown to determine something like that, but there's more than enough detail to see that it's in no way "brand new".


Corrected entry: When the Boeing bomb falls from the sky it's on fire. That would only happen if it fell from space, Not from an airplane at 36,000 ft. (00:09:10)

Correction: It's part of a story being told by Joe. He embellishes things like that to make the story more interesting. "A flaming fireball came crashing down" sounds much better than "A big ball came crashing down."


Corrected entry: The kid supposedly made mustard gas in the Chemistry class, but if it was mustard gas, everyone should have been coughing up blackened pieces of lung by the time Clem pulled them out. They would have been in no condition to start chanting Joe's name.

Sol Parker

Correction: This is also Joe recalling this story and a flashback and just like a dream are not always completely accurate nor logical. Also, it is in Joe's character to have embellished the memory.

Corrected entry: Joe Dirt lives in the boiler room in the studio. Why was he driving to work if he lives there? You might say he was just driving around, but he had his nametag on...

Correction: Surely he does not have permission to live rent-free in the boiler room. It's highly likely that he leaves sometimes and returns later so as to not draw any unwanted questions.


Corrected entry: Automotive enthusiasts will easily recognize the car Joe drives in the beginning as a Superbird, which came from the factory with a Hemi engine, which is what Joe brags about his custom ride having...

Correction: Joe Dirt's car is actually a 1969 Dodge Daytona, not a Plymouth Superbird. Additionally, the correct engine for this car is in fact a 440, NOT a 426 hemi. The 426 hemi was an option for this car, the 440 was standard and is the engine that was in the car on the set. It is possible that the GTX he drove later did have a 426 Hemi, as that was an option for the GTX. There is a website for Daytona at

Corrected entry: When Joe is talking to Clem after he "dies", there is a pack of cigarettes behind Clem's head. An EMT wouldn't put cigarettes next to his head, and there's no point for them to be there.

Correction: Clem wasn't really dead, so he could have asked the EMT to grab his cigarettes and set them on the gurney for later.

Corrected entry: When Joe storms out of his parents' trailer, he yells "and I don't want to see you for another 25 years," as if it had been 25 years since they abandoned him. But the movie takes place in 2001 and he was abandoned in 1982, meaning it had only been 19 years since they left him.

Correction: Joe Dirt isn't all that smart, so I doubt he is good enough at maths to get the years right. Even if he is, 25 years sound so much more impressive than 19 or even 20, and he could've said it deliberately to show he didn't want to see his parents for even longer than he had initially been abandoned for.

Corrected entry: On the second day of Joe's radio broadcast the three girls, most likely in the soroity house, are wearing the same clothes as the day before.

Correction: I'm a girl of about the same age as them, and I've been wearing the clothes for at least a week. Not everyone changes their clothes every day.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Joe finally finds his parents in California, watch behind his parents when they sit down in front of their clown collection. Behind Joe's dad you can see a crewmember keeping a stuffed clown in place. (01:16:56)

Correction: I agree that it looks a bit strange, but that is Joe Dirt's Mom's arm that was originally behind the couch.


Corrected entry: At the end when Joe peels out in the Hemi, Robbie's windshield is fine. When you see Robbie again the Trans Am windshield is busted up. (01:25:10)

Correction: The windshield was cracked because Joe's car kicked up gravel, rocks, etc., when he spun the tires while taking off. If you look carefully, they must have also punctured the radiator because there is smoke rising from the car.

Corrected entry: When the kid has the accident in the Chem. class, he says "This should make ice" and pours the stuff in, but it immediately vaporizes and he says "Oh, poison mustard gas." But how does he know what it is? He thought he was making ice.

Sol Parker

Correction: This is just adding to the ridiculousness of the movie. For example, Joe's new wig at the end, or the whole Buffalo Bob scene. It's just for a cheap laugh.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Brandi comes to rescue Joe from jumping off the bridge, you can hear someone yell, "Hey, it's Brittany." Brittany Daniel is the woman who plays Brandi's character. This was pointed out in the DVD commentary.

Correction: I've heard the DVD commentary and there's nothing about this. Mistakes like this are made in many films. These mistakes are always pointed out, but this one isn't incorrect. Brittany and Brandi just sound alike.

Corrected entry: In the oil well scene, Joe spills oil all over himself, but a few moments later during lunch he is dry and pretty much clean.

Correction: Joe worked at the oil well for a week, so the two events probably took place on different days.

Corrected entry: When Joe calls Brandi to tell her that he is returning, the phone rings and he is leaving the message in real time. You can see the number of messages on the answering machine change from 00 to 01 as he leaves the message. However, Robbie manages to delete the message before Joe is able to finish it.

Correction: I had the same thought originally. However, the shot of Robby erasing the message could have been in the future. He could have been playing the messages back later and walked over to the answering machine and deleted the message, since it was fully recorded already but still delete-able.

Timothy Conard

Corrected entry: At the first part of the movie when driving the yellow Dodge through the security gate, the wing of the car breaks and also does the gate. The next scene you see the guard pampering the gate like it had never been touched.

Correction: Though it may look like the gate breaks, it actually just bends, without actually breaking.

Continuity mistake: In the scene just after Joe finds his parents, when they are sitting in their trailer talking, his parents have a stuffed clown between them. Just before Joe asks them if there ever was a time when they'd be staring at the moon, the clown is slumped forward with its face not visible. In the next shot, when his mom starts her sales pitch about having clowns for sale, the clown is now standing upright between them.

More mistakes in Joe Dirt

Joe Dirt: So, you're gonna tell me, that you don't have no black cats, no Roman candles, or screamin' mimis?
Kicking Wing: No.
Joe Dirt: Oh come on man. You don't got no lady fingers, buzz bottles, snicker bombs, church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zip-a-dee-do-dahs, crap flappers?
Kicking Wing: No, I don't.
Joe Dirt: You're gonna stand there, owning a firework stand, and tell me you don't have no whistling bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honker lighters, huskers dus, husker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy dazers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whisking kitty chaser?


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Trivia: When Joe Dirt finds out where he lives in Louisiana, there is a guy (Framer Fran) that speaks very strangely. He is played by Blake Clarke who played the same farmer character in The Waterboy.

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Question: In the scene with Buffalo Bill and the well at his house, is that a spoof of Buffalo Bill in "Silence of the Lambs"?

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