Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

28 corrected entries

Danger UXD - S6-E2

Corrected entry: When Del comes into the pub and sits with Denzil at a table, Mike brings Del a cocktail drink and a bowl of soup (or stew). However Del only asked for the cocktail and not once does he ask for anything to eat.

Correction: Del asks Mike to give Denzil the same again and since Denzil had firstly ordered a stew, Mike gives him another one.

Cash and Curry - S1-E3

Corrected entry: This is the only completed episode in which Grandad doesn't appear during the life of Lennard Pierce.

mirtom

Correction: He was in it, in the scene where they are opening the paint and are instructed to clean the kitchen by Del.

Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Corrected entry: If the first Jolly Boys' Outing was in 1960, why does Denzel have a 1970's perm and moustache in the photo?

Andy Benham

Correction: Why not? Is it not possible that some people in the 60s had permed hair and/or moustaches? This may have been more popular in the 70s but surely not unique to the decade.

Sleeping Dogs Lie - S4-E5

Corrected entry: Duke never ate the pork, rendering the whole episode pointless. All he'd been eating was tins of dog food, as Rodney was about to tell the Vet when Del interrupted him.

gazz007

Correction: Del lies about what Duke was eating to the vet in case it got back to Boycie. And later in the episode it's revealed that Rodney had given Duke Albert's sleeping pills.

A Demon

From Prussia with Love - S5-E1

Corrected entry: When Del Boy is telling Marlene and Boycie about the baby they were going to adopt being a girl rather than a boy, which they'd thought, he says "I know I told you it was gonna be a girl, but it ain't", when he should have said, "I know I told you it was gonna be a BOY, but it ain't".

OliviaD3601

Correction: Del is in a very stressful situation. People often make little mistakes like that when under a lot of stress.

A Demon

Go West Young Man - S1-E2

Corrected entry: When Del pays the waiter, he puts the money in a glass. As he's walking away, it falls out and no-one notices it.

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Joe Mc

Correction: Before now I've dropped a £5 note without noticing.

A Demon

Thicker Than Water - S99-E3

Corrected entry: When Del is looking at his letter with his blood group on it in the pub, there is a bit above it that says "positive", even though it was revealed earlier that he was negative.

Joe Mc

Correction: He was negative for the blood disorder. His blood group is positive.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In early episodes, the front door of the flat leads out into the side of a coridor but, in later episodes, it leads directly into a small room.

Correction: If you watch episode 1 from series 1 you will see when Rodney walks out the flat, that it goes to a small room the same as those in later seasons.

A Demon

Little Problems - S6-E6

Corrected entry: When Del comes through the front door at the end, as he goes to answer the phone, the plainly visible shadow of a camera moves across the door.

Joe Mc

Correction: Watched this over and over and never saw what was described.

The Second Time Around - S1-E4

Corrected entry: If you look carefully,when Del bursts through the front door and it slams back into his face, you can quite see that this was because Nicholas Lyndhurst has kicked the door back with his feet.

mirtom

Correction: This is not a mistake. It's an intentional joke that the door hits Del in the face.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In "Thicker Than Water", when Del and Rodney's dad returns claiming he has an illness, he persuades them both to have a blood test to reveal if they have the same illness. When they get the result, it's revealed that the blood groups of Del and Rodney are different (Rodney being "A" and Del being "AB"). Not long after the reveal, Dad tells them that Del is the one with the different blood group and is the one with a different dad. This gets forgotten, as at the end the dad was just dismissed as Del tells Rodney that he went for another blood test but got told there was no point. As the programme goes on, we have the episode "The Frog's Legacy", which is the first inkling that Rodney has a different dad, but they just dismiss it -- until the final episode, "Sleepless in Peckham", when they blow the photo up and it is revealed that Rodney would have in fact had a different dad. If that is the case, how was it Del had the different blood group to the rest of the family in "Thicker Than Water" rather than Rodney?

David Hutchinson

Correction: It's revealed at the end of Thicker Than Water that Del's blood group (having visited the doctor again) is actually A, and that Reg had opened the results and edited Del's blood group from A to AB. It's also explained that siblings can have the same parents, but different blood groups.

The Frog's Legacy - S99-E6

Corrected entry: When Del is first told about the gold bullion (and the character Freddy the Frog) by Trigger's Aunty, Del says he has never heard of him or his reputation. Yet in the final episode, "If They Could See Us Now," Del is seen on a photograph with Freddy the frog and the rest of the gang on a jolly boys' outing, so he surely would have known him. Also after Rodney finds out that Freddy is his real father, he asks Del if he was anything like him and Del goes on to explain what kind of person Freddy was, but how did he know if he never knew him?

Correction: This plot hole is explained in "Rock And Chips", the 2010 prequel to "Only Fools And Horses" set in 1960.Freddy "The Frog" Robdal and Del Boy were indeed both on the first Jolly Boy's Outing to Margate but throughout the entire pilot episode, Del is unaware of who Freddy is and they are never introduced to each other. Even on the bus, Del is happy to lark around with his mates whilst Freddy and "Jelly" Kelly sit at the front looking distinctly unimpressed and not interacting with anyone. It is reasonable to assume that Del would not be interested in knowing Freddy because of their significant cultural (and age) differences as portrayed in "Rock And Chips".After the events of "The Frog's Legacy", Del would have been aware of Freddy's reputation (and may even have recognised him from Rodney's photo despite not knowing his name when it would've been taken) because Renee explained who he was in depth during "The Frog's Legacy".

Time on Our Hands - S8-E3

Corrected entry: The antiques dealer reads a date from the watch, something in the late 1700s. He then says that this watch and several like it were made in the 17th century. Well considering the 17th century is the 1600s either the date on the watch should be in the 1600s or the antiques dealer doesn't know his centuries.

Correction: Listen carefully, he says, "Back in the early 1700s," not 17th century.

The Longest Night - S5-E3

Corrected entry: During exchanges between Mr Peterson and Lennox, we find out that there is 60 grand in the safe as Friday is the store's busiest day. When Lennox is taken into the office, the store is still open, so how did the 60 grand make its way from the tills to the office safe? Tender pickups are done after the store has closed. The time when they do attempt to open the safe is quarter past six (after the store has closed) but still there would have needed to be a member of the office staff to bring the money to the safe while the Trotters, Lennox and the other two were in the office. Also a safe would not be located in the manager's office, it would more likely be in the general office or cash office.

James Ransford

Correction: When I worked in a supermarket in my student days, cash was taken from the checkouts every couple of hours. And that was a small supermarket in a small town, not a large supermarket in a busy London suburb. Cash would probably be taken throughout the day to be locked away.

SoylentPurple

Big Brother - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Del is on the phone to Dougie Sadler, he says, "How's your luck pal? Terrific. Family? Super". There is no way that Dougie could have replied to those questions given the speed Del was speaking.

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Joe Mc

Correction: That is kind of the point. Del is just going through his usual repartee on the phone, pretending he actually cares and not even listening.

SoylentPurple

To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Corrected entry: When Abdul worries that Del, Rodney and Albert have sunk, Boycie says, "Don't worry, they've got their uncle Albert with them". How does Boycie know this? Del said in the back of Denzel's lorry that it was just him and Rodney and that they were going by plane and that was the last time they spoke to each other, so there was no other way of knowing.

Joe Mc

Correction: The events after the meeting are not shown in real time. There is ample time for Del to call Boycie and tell him the plan. They must have had some further contact after that meeting to set up all the arrangements for Amsterdam.

SoylentPurple

Little Problems - S6-E6

Corrected entry: In the Nags Head after the wedding, when Rodney and Cassandra are saying bye to everyone, watch Boycie as he goes to kiss/hug Cassandra. She doesn't realise it and walks straight past him. Boycie disguises it with a wave.

Joe Mc

Correction: This could easily just be a character error. Boycie thinks Cassandra is coming to kiss/hug him but she isn't. Being a proud man who thinks he's better than everyone else, he wouldnt want to appear foolish so instead decides to pretend he was going to wave all along. Not really a mistake.

Rodney Come Home - S99-E9

Corrected entry: After Delboy and Raquel leave the club together, the scene cuts to the next morning, where Uncle Albert is surprised that Rodney has not yet gone to work. However, when Rodney passes by the window, it's dark outside. (And it's not because it's early morning - if it was very early, it would not have been unusual for Rodney to have not yet gone to work.).

Moose

Correction: This was not the morning after, it was the evening. Albert enquired that Rodney hadn't gone to work that morning due to his hangover. When Del arrived back (during the same scene just after Rodney went to his room with the radio) he commented on Rodney taking the van to the mechanics that morning and arranging a date with Tanya the receptionist. Rodney then re appeared dressed and ready to go out. That is why it was dark outside, Rodney had come back home to sleep off his hangover and re emerged in the evening which is when we see the scene.

Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Corrected entry: Damien has his magazine wide open when Raquel is telling him how at age 21 a man grows up. But in the next shot when Del comes out of the bedroom on the phone, the magazine is now closed without Damien having time to shut it.

Correction: If you look carefully, just as the first shot ends, he closes it but it is literally just before the shot changes.

Joe Mc

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Corrected entry: In one of the shots when you see Rodney is leaning against the wall at the begining of the episode, you can see a group of kids staring directly at the camera.

Correction: The kids might have been staring at the big group of people like kids do.

Joe Mc

Show generally

Corrected entry: In "To Hull and back" Albert says that the navy never taught him navigation because he was a boiler maintenence man. But, on other occasions, he has remaniced times when he was at the wheel, which seems like an odd position for a boiler maintenence man.

Correction: It's not really a plot hole, just all part of the comedy. If Albert was not taught navigation then that is probably why all the ships he sailed on sank! We don't ask why he was at the wheel.

James Ransford

Strangers on the Shore - S9-E2

Corrected entry: At the beginning of this episode, Del gets revenge on Boycie by squeezing a tub of onion purée into his hair gel. Later in the episode, Boycie visits Del in his flat and asks to stay a few nights since he has been locked out of the house without being able to take anything with him and wasn't allowed to go back until further notice. Raquel complains a few days later that Boycie keeps putting on his rotten hair gel then complaining about the smell. How could he keep putting it on if he had been evicted from his house and not allowed to go back?

Correction: The gel could have been in his pocket.

Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Corrected entry: When Casandra sees the photo of the first jolly boy's outing, she very quickly recognises Grandad even though she never met him. Even if she'd seen a few old photos, she still couldn't have recognised a younger Grandad.

Correction: There is no reason why Cassandra should not have recognised Grandad, people's apperances don't change that much and also we don't know that Rodney hasen't shown other photos of Grandad to Cassandra. So it's not really a plot hole.

James Ransford

The Russians Are Coming - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the scene where Grandad is talking to Del about going to war, he refers to his brother as George. But after Grandad has died, his brother turns out to be called, as we all know, Uncle *Albert.*

Correction: We don't know how many brothers he has.

Andy Benham

Sleepless in Peckham - S9-E3

Corrected entry: Back in 1982, when the episode "The Yellow Peril" was screened, Del Boy said that the fibreglass grave of his mum had been standing for 17 years, which would mean she died in 1965. However in the final ever episode "Sleepless in Peckham" it says on the grave that she died in 1964. This doesn't make sense as he had already said she hadn't gone in the grave till the year later.

David Hutchinson

Correction: Would it have been better if he had said 'Seventeen years, eight months, two days, eight hours and forty-four minutes'? He is making an approximation, and may be a few months out either way. There is no mistake here.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Del first met Raquel in 1988 in the Christmas episode 'Dates'. At that time, Rodney had not yet met Cassandra (episode was made before series 6 and Rodney was seeing another girl). Del met Raquel again exactly a year later in the 1989 Christmas Special "The Jolly Boys Outing". In this episode Rodney and Cassandra are celebrating their first wedding anniversary.

Correction: The episodes concerned were indeed Christmas specials one year apart but they certainly do not take place at Christmas and the time frame between each of the episodes could certainly have been more than one year apart. Just because they were first shown one year apart does not mean that the action of the plot has the same time difference.

Modern Men - S8-E2

Corrected entry: When Rodney phones up about the job interview, and reaches Del Boy, why didn't he recognise the phone number as his own?

Correction: Because the phone number was Del's *new* mobile not their home phone, so Rodney didn't know Del's new mobile number.

Craig Bryant

Big Brother - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Del and Rodney are in the Nag's Head for the first time, he introduces Trigger to Rodney as though they have never met. But if Del and Trigger went to the same school, surely Rodney would have known who Trigger was and why he is called "Trigger"?

Correction: Just because he's an old schoolmate of Del's dosen't mean that Rodney will automatically know him. My family don't know half the people that I went to school to.

Andy Benham

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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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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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