Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

25 mistakes in season 3

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Who's a Pretty Boy? - S3-E7

Other mistake: Del and Denzil have been friends since their school days so when Del says he was once a painter and decorator for a year Denzil should've known he was lying straight away.

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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Suggested correction: Watch it more carefully, he just puts his hand back on the phone hook.

Healthy Competition - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: When Del is trying to sell those hooky toy dogs, there are some shots of the policeman walking across the street. The same clip of that policeman is played twice, only one is longer than the other (note a grey-haired man walk across the screen twice). (00:01:35)

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.

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. (00:04:50)

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. (00:03:45)

Homesick - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When the kid steals the orange, look how the orange is conveniently placed higher than the rest to make it easier for him to pick up.

Joe Mc

Friday the 14th - S3-E3

Audio problem: When Del, Rodney and Grandad are in the cottage, Del is scared to open the door. Rodney says "Well go on then Del, there's nothing to be frightened of now." There is a shot from behind Rodney when he begins to say this. Look closely at Rodney's mouth when he starts to say this; his lips aren't moving.

Who's a Pretty Boy? - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: When Denzil's wife storms out of the room and slams the door behind her, you can see that the wall to the right of the door lurches forward under the pressure of the closing door.

Yesterday Never Comes - S3-E4

Visible crew/equipment: As Miranda walks in for the first time, as Grandad says "some posh tart", in the mirror on the far lefthand side, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the reflection of the T.V., moving around. (00:05:35)

Joe Mc

Trigger: Problems, Dave?
Rodney: I don't want to talk about it Trig. You ever been wrongly accused of something?
Trigger: Yeah once.
Rodney: Yeah, How did you get out of it?
Trigger: Well I didn't - I was guilty.

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Trivia: The story behind why Trigger calls Rodney Dave is that apparently Roger Lloyd Pack kept getting names mixed up during rehearsals early on in the show's history. "Dave" came from David Jason when he was actually with Nicholas Lyndhurst [Rodney]. It stuck and quickly became part of the show's immense appeal.

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Chosen answer: An apparent long string of illnesses.

Answer: Joan Mavis Trotter (Nee Hollins) was an unseen character in Only Fools And Horses, having died in 1964, 17 years before the series began. She died of an alcohol related illness due to both her sham marriage to Reg Trotter and being hit hard by the death of her secret lover Freddie "The Frog" Robdal.

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Answer: Short of breath.

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