Legally Blonde

Factual error: We know that Elle and Warner are both in Callahan's class together, but that Warner is not in Stromwell's class with Elle. However, Harvard, like most law schools, divides its first year class into sections that take every class together. Warner should either be in all of the same classes as Elle or none of them.

Factual error: In the final graduation scene, the faculty members on the stage are all wearing mortarboard caps. In fact, they should be wearing the traditional "doctors" graduation caps which resemble Scottish tam-o-shanters.

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Suggested correction: Faculty should be wearing the cap and gown of the institution they graduated from, which may or may not be Harvard. I do not teach at the university I obtained my doctorate from, but at graduation I wear the robe and hat from where I earned my PhD, not the one of where I teach as I earned no degree there. That is how it works in the USA. The graduates will all have the same robes and hats, but not the faculty. Faculty hats will depend on where they graduated from. Mine is a standard mortarboard and my husband's is a tam as we went to different schools.

Factual error: By the time all the students are looking on the selected first year interns, they're looking there as though it was a big list that they have to flock around in a mess. They are supposed to be law students. I believe one glance on a four-numbered list is enough to memorize all of the names listed there.

Factual error: Delta Nu is not actually in any college in California. The actual Delta Nu sorority exists at Dickinson College, founded in 1971 following a split from the Chi Omega women's fraternity.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Reese Witherspoon is entering the elevator after being harassed by her mentor, you can see Selma Blair's reflection in the plaque right before her cue. You see her reflection right before the doors close, so you know she was waiting for the cue. (01:12:20)

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Elle: That's great, Paulette. Is that the only interaction you two have ever had?
Paulette: No! Sometimes I say "okay" instead of "fine."

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Trivia: There is a scene in the movie where Elle is laying in bed watching an episode of General Hospital, depressed that Warner dumped her. In the same scene, Amy, one of the sorority girls, knocks on the door to make sure she is ok. Kimberly McCullough, who plays Amy in the movie, played Robin on General Hospital.

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Question: What are 'bangs'?

Answer: In hair terms, a fringe, the piece that hangs in front of your eyes. Seems to be just a US term.

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