There's Something About Mary

Visible crew/equipment: When Ted and Dom are looking at Mary, speaking with Warren and Pat from behind the tree, if you look carefully you can see the camera and crew in the reflection in Ted's glasses. (01:10:10)

Continuity mistake: In the confrontation scene where all of Mary's admirers are forcing her to choose between them, Woogie is sat on the couch with a pile of Mary's shoes. Every time the camera shoots back to him, you will notice that the position of the shoes changes each time. This is also mentioned by the directors on the DVD commentary.

Continuity mistake: When Ben Stiller got his "frank and beans" caught in the zipper, the friendly police officer thought he would assist with the problem. He unbuttoned his sleeves and rolled them up, but then the next camera shot showed them buttoned up, and had to be rolled up again. (00:17:30)

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Trivia: Dropping Ted while he was on the stretcher was not intended, it accidentally collapsed. When it did, the Farrelly brothers called cut to make sure Ben Stiller was alright, and then just left it in.

Trivia: The man in the prison with the long hair that stretches his arm out of the bars while Ted is leaving is Cameron Diaz's father.

Trivia: When Mary is golfing and she meets Matt Dillon's character for the first time, the woman that walks by is the director's mother. (00:27:35)

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Ted: I couldn't believe that she knew my name. Some of my best friends didn't know my name.

Pat Healy: My real passion is my hobby.
Mary: Really, what's that?
Pat Healy: I work with retards.
Mary: Isn't that a little, uhm, politically incorrect?
Pat Healy: Well, heh, to hell with that... No one's going to tell me who I can and can't work with, right?

Ted: I think I still want to look her up.
Pat Healy: Who, rollerpig? Are you nuts?
Ted: You said she was a real sparkplug.
Pat Healy: No, I said buttplug. She's heinous.

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Question: During the end credits its says "Dedicated to Ryan Mone." Who was and what happened to this man ?

Answer: Ryan Mone was a young hockey player from Martha's Vineyard, who died in a car accident at the age of just seventeen. The Farrelly brothers are long-term friends of the Mone family and chose to dedicate their film to Ryan as their tribute to his memory.

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Question: Healy tries to impress Mary by pretending to be an architect, drugging the dog, getting new teeth, liking the same movies, and by saying he works with handicapped children. Why then would he call them "retards" and say he keeps one in a cage and puts him on a leash like a dog?! Wouldn't he think this would piss Mary off? I never understood that scene and why he would say this.

Carl Missouri

Answer: Because he is ignorant and doesn't know anything about disabled people, he actually doesn't realise what he is saying is offensive.

Chosen answer: Apparently he didn't consider that - either he's just being an idiot or he's trying to make an extremely ill-considered joke. Either way, that's a character mistake, not a movie mistake.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: The scene is to further show what a phony Matt Dillon is.

Question: Ted's friend Dom knows a guy who can find Mary for him. Later on it's revealed that Dom is also Woogie, Mary's old boyfriend who got weird on her and is still obsessed with her. However, if Dom knew Healy could find Mary why didn't he use him himself to find Mary and stalk her again?

lionhead

Answer: Mary mentions to Dom that there was a restraining order against him, which was the first reason. But he also mentioned he spent 9 years in therapy sessions trying to get past their former relationship. This would suggest Dom hadn't considered trying to find Mary until Ted took the lead.

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