Mr. Mom

Factual error: Jack lives in suburban Detroit, yet there are palm trees along the streets.

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Factual error: Jack has it pointed out by Annette that it's only 8:30pm in California (when the kids are eager to call their mom). When the next scene shows the exterior of the hotel in California, there is still some twilight left in the sky. However it is early November (since Carolyn left for the airport on Halloween) and it's impossible to have daylight of any kind around 8:30pm at that time of year. The sky would be pitch black much earlier than that.

Continuity mistake: When the TV repairman shows up to find out what's wrong with the TV for the last time she says that she found out the problem with the TV: "this shoe." It was a shoe that was left in the TV after Michael Keaton kicked the screen in. However, watch the scene, his shoe never leaves his foot.

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Question: After the scene where Jack convinces Kenny to give up his "woobie" for a couple days, he's in the kitchen and throws some noodle like things into a boiling pan. They immediately boil up and start to go in every direction soon looking like a mop head. What was it he threw in that pan and why did it react that way?

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Answer: Deep-fried rice noodles. I believe they're known as cellophane noodles. That's actually how they react. You heat oil in a pan and when the noodles hit the oil they "explode" like what you see in the film.

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