Neil Jones

Question: When the crowd are giving Robin Hood the "chop", what's the tune they're chanting?

Neil Jones

Answer: They're imitating a Native American chant in the style of the Atlanta Braves, from whom they also take the chop.

Answer: The tune is FSU's "Massacre War Chant." There's a history of how it all came about (which the Atlanta Braves adopted), but that's the music that usually accompanies the "Tomahawk Chop." It's also known as just "War Chant", but I think "War Chant" is a slightly altered version.

Bishop73

12th Oct 2018

The Sandlot (1993)

Continuity mistake: Scotty is collecting the baseball from under the bushes. The ball rolls to a stop and the name is square level. When Scotty scoops the ball up the name is now at an angle.

Neil Jones

30th Aug 2018

The Simpsons (1989)

Worst Episode Ever - S12-E11

Continuity mistake: When Comic Book Guy turns off the water hydrant, the two boys in purple and blue trunks change position between shots.

Neil Jones

24th Jul 2018

My Pet Dinosaur (2017)

Continuity mistake: When the boy wakes up in the middle of the night after first hearing the dinosaur, his alarm clock reads 2:0x (its not clear but the digit segments on show imply it's either 2:05 or 2:06). The next time we see the clock it's 2:02, then two scenes later when the dinosaur decides to and then does jumps off the table the clock now reads 2:22.

Neil Jones

26th Apr 2018

Outnumbered (2007)

Episode #4.2 - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Ben is serving the puree/meal he created, firstly he removes the lid from the serving dish with his left hand. It then reappears in his right hand. Also the ladle Ben is holding to serve his concoction switches hands for the next three shots.

Neil Jones

Continuity mistake: When Miss Price and the children are first en-route to London on the bed, Paul is holding his cap in some shots (from the side and front) and not at all in the shots from behind him and his sister.

Neil Jones

26th Feb 2018

Fawlty Towers (1975)

Communication Problems (a.k.a. Theft) - S2-E1

Question: What's the name of the piece of music played when Basil turns up the radio after Mrs Richards says it (the radio) doesn't work?

Neil Jones

Answer: It's "Leisure Complex" by Dave Gold and Gordon Rees. Can be found on YouTube. The relevant clip is around 25 seconds in.

Thorpe Park - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Neil is jumping around in his Mr Monkey costume because a wasp has entered it, you can see a family of a mum, girl and a boy in a stripey T-shirt in the background and a group of onlookers. When Neil is bouncing up and down on his back, the family and the onlookers are present. When he first takes the costume's head off after standing up, there is no crowd or family of three behind him (though a second boy in similar clothing can be seen, its not the same kid who was with his family). After a cut to his friends and back, the crowd and family of three have suddenly reappeared behind Neil.

Neil Jones

Show generally

Question: Was it ever established in the show whether Hyacinth could drive or not?

Neil Jones

Driving Mrs Fortescue - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When the characters arrive at the pub, Richard parks the car not within the parking bay and with a big gap between the front bumper and the bollard. He then goes into the pub. Meanwhile all subsequent shots of the car show it parked right up against the bollard, and in addition a wide shot seen while Hyacinth is waiting for Mrs Fortescue shows the car is parked within the lines.

Neil Jones

25th Oct 2017

Outnumbered (2007)

Episode One - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Pete is trying to get the drill back from Ben (before Pete says "I'll give you a fiver if you give me the drill"), the position of Ben's hands on the drill change between shots.

Neil Jones

Visible crew/equipment: When Elijah Wood is being carried down the stairs, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the back wall just before the camera pans to look down the stairs.

Neil Jones

16th Jun 2017

The Big Green (1995)

Continuity mistake: Just after Juan shows off his football skills for the first time, he turns to leave and the kids, lead by the blonde boy, crowd round Juan to stop him leaving. The positions of at least two of the group changes between shots. In the initial shot the blonde boy has nobody standing on his right yet in the very next shot he is further in the middle of the group and now has two girls to his right.

Neil Jones

Continuity mistake: When the girl is looking up the fire engine in the oversized book, the little blonde boy in the red T-Shirt on the stool next to her changes the position of his head and hands between shots as she brings the book to the desk.

Neil Jones

Night Out in London - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jay first shouts "Bus Wankers" from Simon's car, the people at the bus stop change between shots, as does the weather. On the first viewing of the stop as we approach it, there are five people around it and it is sunny. On the shot going past the stop there are now six people at the stop. Also the weather in the second shot is now overcast and sunless. Also in the next shot of the boys laughing to Jay's outburst, there is no sign of the bus stop they've just past but in the car's interior shots you can see the Bus Stop road markings through the rear window.

Neil Jones

12th Nov 2016

The Simpsons (1989)

King-Size Homer - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer says he's going to the cinema, we see his drinking bird working in front of the computer. It makes a key press on the lower right of the keyboard, however on the following close up shot of the bird pressing the Y key it is a standard qwerty keyboard layout.

Neil Jones

6th Nov 2016

General questions

There was a film, I can't remember what it was called but it's most likely from the 1970s but may have been a B-Movie or a TV movie. It featured a bomb on an airplane that would explode if the plane's altitude dropped below a certain level, but they only find out about it once they're in the air above that level. When the fuel in the airplane runs low the pilot eventually works out that he can (and does) land at an airport that is above that altitude and the bomb turns out to be in his briefcase that he's had all along in the cabin.

Neil Jones

Chosen answer: This is "The Doomsday Flight", a 1966 TV movie written by Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame.

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15th Oct 2016

Robot Overlords (2014)

Visible crew/equipment: Not long after the main youth characters enter the mine, another boy (the same one they chased through the woods) is followed by the camera from behind as he walks on the tracks holding a torch. The shadow of the camera can be seen just before the shot pans off to the right.

Neil Jones

5th Oct 2016

Mary Poppins (1964)

Visible crew/equipment: When the maid first opens the door to Mary Poppins, you can see a shadow of something, presumably the camera, on the maid's left shoulder until she steps right.

Neil Jones

29th Sep 2016

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Continuity mistake: After the day care centre opens, Phil is playing/singing Rhinestone Cowboy on the guitar. The girl in the polka-dot dress and the boy in the red "1985" T-shirt change positions between shots. She is behind him in the front shot, and in front of him in the rear shot.

Neil Jones

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