Only Fools and Horses

The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before Grandad suggests building the shelter in the New Forest, as Del goes to look the plans for the shelter you can see Grandad sit forwards in his chair. In the next shot Grandad is now sitting back in his chair.

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Dwarf

May the Force Be with You - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Del is proposing Slater a deal, Slater says "I don't like deals" and shoves Del's hand off the phone hook (Del was trying to stop Slater keeping him in custody overnight). But in the next shot Del's hand is still on the hook.

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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: Rodney says that he picked up the money off the table when they were trying to escape from the police, yet if you look closely he never goes near it. And he never has another chance to pick it up.

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Migster
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Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Del walks behind Grandad's chair, the way he is holding his jacket changes between shots.

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Dwarf

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rodney is talking about breaking up the partnership, his hands switch from being on his knees to the table between shots.

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Migster

Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del put the money on Vimmel's table, the statue jumps from the table to Del's hand between shots.

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Dwarf

Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Rodney and Grandad are arguing, Del walks past Grandad and past the chair next to him, yet in the next shot he walks past the chair again.

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Dwarf

Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Continuity mistake: When Del hangs his coat up on the peg in the hallway, the whole stage wall shakes when the coat falls off.

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The Second Time Around - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, Del hands the box of tissues to his customer, but in the next shot the box has jumped into the hands of the man standing next to her.

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Dwarf

Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del is at Vimmal's house, he drops his biscuit in his tea, yet when he takes it out again it is dry.

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Dwarf

To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rodney and Del are driving down the road and Rodney is talking, you see a side shot of the van and you will notice his lips aren't moving.

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Migster

Who's a Pretty Boy? - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: The clock in Denzel's apartment changes times during Del's first visit there, when he fools him into getting Del to paint his apartment.

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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sid is preparing Slater's food, keep an eye on Sid's cigarette. In one shot, it is normal length, but in the next, it is virtually gone.

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Joe Mc

Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the episode, when Del talks about his Polaroid, there are no extras walking behind him. The shot changes quickly to Rodney, then to a wide shot of both Rodney and Del in which time the 2 extras walking in front of Vimmal have manages to walk down the stairs behind them.

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Dwarf

Friday the 14th - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When the policeman stops the car, when you see him through the front window of the van, he has a torch in his left hand. When he moves towards the van he hasn't.

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Homesick - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When in the town hall, as we see Trigger coming in, there are 3 rows of grey chairs. In the next shot, there are four.

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Joe Mc
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Go West Young Man - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Del drinks his tea, he picks up the cup with the spoon still in it. When he puts it down the spoon has gone.

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Dwarf

Hole in One - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: At the begining of the episode, there is a box that is by the table Rodney is sitting on. A little later, Albert and Del come and open that box. The box disappears and then reappears between shots.

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Hole in One - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Rodney says "yeah he did. The landlord.", in reply to Solly, he has a glass up to his mouth. In the next shot, he has obviously just swallowed what was in there, the glass is back on the table and you can see his cheekbones moving.

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Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Just before Del says that Rodney needs Radar, the door behind Rodney is beginning to swing open. Nobody makes any move to close it. The next time we see that door, it is firmly shut.

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The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Del say 'a butcher or chemist' Rodney is looking straight forwards. In the next shot he is looking at Del.

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Dwarf

Chain Gang - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When you see Rodney and Albert in the van, a woman walks past but in the next shot(a long shot of the van), the woman has disappeared.

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Joe Mc

Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del takes his washing up gloves off to chat with Boycie's neighbour, he is not wearing any rings. But when he goes into the house and grabs Marlene's behind, he is now wearing two rings on his hand.

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Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: In 'The Frog's Legacy' (1987), Del & Rodney learnt the story of Freddy The Frog for the first time - neither of them had ever heard of him before (Aunt Irene explains to Del who Freddy was. She mentions both 'Freddy The Frog' and his real name 'Frederick Robdal'. Del has heard of neither of these names). Yet in 'Sleepless In Peckham', it would seem that Del had known Freddy since he was 15. He even went on their first Jolly Boys' Outing with the rest of the gang.

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Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del is escaping in the van, there is a view from the side of the van and the door is almost completely shut. But in the next shot, which is a direct view of the back of the van, the door is wide open, allowing space for the toy dogs to fall out of the suitcase and onto the road.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: The layout of the flat changes throughout the course of the show. Most noticeable is the area by the bedrooms. In series 2 it's a tiny little hall. In series 7 it's a sprawling hallway.

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A Demon

Danger UXD - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del is talking to Denzil in the Nag's Head, the spoon in Denzil's stew changes bowls without him moving it.

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The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Continuity mistake: When Del says to Rodney "Rodney, give me that ball!", while Rodney and his mates are playing football, Boycie is walking behind them. The next shot is Rodney and behind him is Boycie in the coach as if he has been sitting there all along.

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Joe Mc

The Longest Night - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lennox Gilbey opens a can of beer in the supermarket, you can see that he has a long purple thing inside his jacket. He dosen't take it off the shelf until a few shots later.

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The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Continuity mistake: There is an ash tray behind Rodney and Albert's bed. In some shots it is there and in some shots it isn't.

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Joe Mc

The Sky's the Limit - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: When Boycie is playing with his new satellite dish, Marlene comes into the garden with Tyler in a pram - watch the pram switch backwards and forwards as they are having a conversation.

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Joe Mc

Modern Men - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: While Del and Rodney are arguing over the Trotter Crash Turban, the end of the scarf attached to the helmet keeps changing position. In one shot it is behind Rodney's back, then in front of his chest, and then behind his back again.

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Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del and Rodney are outside Sotheby's, it is dry. When the van is rocking, it is pouring down.

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Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: In one episode, Del tells Rodney that he was born 13 years after him. Yet in this episode, when looking at the picture, Rodney says that Del is 15 and that he hadn't been born at the time the picture was taken.

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Sickness & Wealth - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the start when Albert is plating up the takeaway, you see him beginning to remove the lid from the takeaway. In the next shot however, the lid is completely off. The change in shot is immediate and there is no way that Albert could have moved it in that time.

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Chain Gang - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: The half pint glass of beer that Rodney gets from the bar has had some drunk out of it when Denzil leaves and says bye to Cassandra, but when Del and Rodney return to it after having a meeting, it's full again.

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Joe Mc

Heroes and Villains - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: At the time Damien appears in the lounge with a baseball cap on, asking Rodney if he wants to play war, the shot shows him with his cap slanted to the left, next shot it's to the right and finally it ends up being straight on his head. (He was obviously quite fidgety behind the scenes).

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Joe Mc

To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Continuity mistake: When all the gang are in the office near the end of the episode, Rodney goes from being by the side of Del, to being right behind him between shots.

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Migster

Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Trigger walks in, the amount of head on the drinks of Rodney and Del changes instantly.

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A Demon

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rodney drove the van to help Del escape from the police. When you see a shot of the van from behind, the van has changed position.

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Tea for Three - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rodney is sitting on the chair and starts eating crisps, you can see that he is sitting on a cushion. It is gone by the time he gets up.

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Video Nasty - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Mickey Pearce is filming, Rodney walks in and says something, then turns and walks back into the kitchen. When the video is shown at the Nag's Head, Rodney turns the other way before walking out.

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Joe Mc

Sleeping Dogs Lie - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rodney gets the bag with the food in it, as he is about to get in the car, you can see behind him that he has left it on the driveway.

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Joe Mc

Sickness & Wealth - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: When Del puts the painkillers in his drink, it changes to a lighter colour. Yet when he picks it up off the TV a few minutes later, it is back to it's normal colour.

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Migster

Tea for Three - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Del asks Lisa how her mum is, he is just about to sit down but in the next shot, he is sat down.

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Joe Mc

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del is getting chased by the dogs in the alley, some of the dogs run a different way, yet in the next shot, they are all chasing him again.

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Joe Mc

Tea for Three - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Del & Rodney are talking to Andy on the hill just before Del goes hang-gliding, look at the first shot of Andy. Over his shoulder, the Trotter van is in full view. The shot then turns to Del & Rodney and when it goes back to Andy, there is no van.

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Joe Mc

The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the hotel whre Mickey, Jevon and Denzil are staying, at the end of one shot, Denzil is putting salt on to his dinner yet in the next shot, he has his knife and fork in his hands and is eating his dinner. Certainly no time to put the salt down and pick up his knife and fork.

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Joe Mc

Fatal Extraction - S99-E13

Continuity mistake: When Rodney comes into the dentist to see Del about the gerbil, he looks a bit windswept with his hair everywhere, but when it cuts back to Rodney, his hair is perfect.

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Joe Mc

Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del is pretending to be ill, Albert and Raquel say that they called the doctor in the previous evening. However, a few shots earlier we learn that Del was out with Rodney the night before.

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Yuppy Love - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: The text on Rodney's computer keeps changing at the start with no one touching the computer.

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Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: When Del is going on about the plastic surgeon in Rodney's screenplay, the way he holds the bottle of drink keep changing through instant cuts.

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A Demon

A Slow Bus to Chingford - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Del is offering Rodney the NSO job, the amount of drink in the glass keeps changing.

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A Demon

The Sky's the Limit - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: In the season 4 episode where grandad is buried, we see outside the flat and to the right of the door as you look from inside the flat is a wall. In this episode, Boycie runs out of the flat and goes to the right.

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Watching the Girls Go By - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Del asks Mike for 3 scotches. If you look closely, the glasses that Mike picks up have already got Scotch in them. He then proceeds to go to the optics to put scotch in the glasses.

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Danger UXD - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rodney and Cassandra are having their meal, pay attention to Rodney's beer. Whenever the camera shot is from behind Rodney, his beer has a reasonable head to it. But in the apparent instant that it changes to from behind Cassandra, the beer has absolutely no head whatsoever. This happens a couple of times.

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Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Del and Rodney have a fight in the flat, the briefcases move from the sofa to the table.

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A Demon

Go West Young Man - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the waiter is writing down the drink orders, if you look carefully, you can see that he is only pretending to write.

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The Sky's the Limit - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene with Rodney on the balcony with Del about to join him, there's a big window behind them, and in the next shot it's smaller.

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The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Continuity mistake: In 'The Unlucky Winner Is' (which is set before Rodney and Cassandra marry) Del changes Rodney's date of birth to 2nd November 1974 in order to make him appear 14, meaning this episode is set sometime between November 1988 and November 1989. However, in this episode, which takes place after Rodney and Cassandra have been married a whole year, a sign in the window of the coach (which can be seen just as the coach is leaving the police station) states that this episode takes place in 1989, and it is on a Bank Holiday weekend, thus can be no later than August 1989.

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A Slow Bus to Chingford - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rodney is saying to Del about him being stood under a neon sign saying "T.I.T." his arm moves from behind Del's head instantly.

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Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: In Season 2's episode "The Yellow Peril" we see the boys' mum's grave. However in this episode the layout and surroundings have completely changed.

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The Longest Night - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Tom is talking to the Trotters, the lid on the washing up liquid keeps changing between open and closed.

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Homesick - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rodney becomes chairman, the Chairman and Vice Chairman signs move apart with no-one touching them.

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Danger UXD - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: Albert takes the box of dolls to the van. He then puts the box on the floor and goes back to Del to get the keys. We see Del talk to a neighbor then Albert drives back to Del. When Albert opens the van, the box has gone.

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Ashes to Ashes - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Del discovers grandad talking to Arthur, he sticks his head through the door. Camera cuts and he sticks his head through again.

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Strained Relations - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Del puts his fork down on his plate at the apartment. Camera cuts and it has changed position without Del touching it.

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As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In series 4 episode 2, we see Grandad's grave. The scenery is sparse, no trees or bushes. In this episode Del is at their mum's and points to Grandad's grave. There are now massive trees and bushes.

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As One Door Closes - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Del asks Rodney why Denzil lost his job, there is no sign of Denzil or anyone else behind Del. When Del turns round, the market is packed and Denzil has appeared from nowhere.

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Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Trig and Del are talking about the briefcases, the level of drink in the glasses on the table changes with no one having a drink.

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The Unlucky Winner Is... - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: The amount of wine in the bottle at the start changes from when Uncle Albert comes into the room to when he takes it back to the kitchen.

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The Longest Night - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Albert walks out the store at the start he has a box of shopping. When he gets to the manager's office, the position of items in the box has changed.

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The Longest Night - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The colour of the toilet rolls changes from pink to green while in the office.

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Strained Relations - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Trig puts the fags down on the table he puts down 3 packs, then another 3 packs, then the camera does a closeup of them on the table. There are now only 5 packs.

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Big Brother - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Del and Rodney are talking and Del explains how everything is split 60-40, Del's collar is under his jacket. Camera cuts and the collar is over the jacket.

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Mike: Well?
Trigger: Well what?
Mike: What are they naming the baby?
Trigger: If it's a girl, they're calling her Sigourney, after an actress. And if it's a boy, they're calling him Rodney, after Dave.

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At the very beginning of the episode, Leonard Pearce is waiting for the cue for his character to start looking for his teeth. He's standing in the living room, between his room and Del and Rodney's room.

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Trivia

Only Fools and Horses was recently voted Britain's Best Sitcom, beating BlackAdder and the Vicar of Dibley into second and third place respectively.

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