Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

44 mistakes in special episodes

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Audio problem: During the first scene of this episode, (the scene with Rodney and Cassandra in bed) there is a distinct echo on the soundtrack.

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James Ransford

Miami Twice (2) - S99-E11

Audio problem: Del and Rodney are on the plane to Miami. Rodney tells Del to take the headphones off.Del's mouth says 'what, these?', but it is overdubbed with a laugh.

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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

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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Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Other mistake: When Del is cutting the turkey, Watch Grandad indiscretely look at the camera to see if it's his cue.

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Joe Mc

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

Fatal Extraction - S99-E13

Audio problem: In one of the scenes where you see Del trying to sell some ski wear at the market, his lips are obviously saying something totally different to what he actually says. They have dubbed over the original soundtrack.

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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Revealing mistake: When Denzil thinks he's going mad seeing Del cross the road, look at the zebra crossing Del is walking on. It's just a bit of carpet rolled down on the ground.

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Joe Mc

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

Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Del tells Rodney he should tell the women what he sold that day, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

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Dwarf

Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Rodney psychs himself up in the club, the reflection of a boom mic can be seen moving in the picture on the wall behind them.

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Dwarf

Thicker Than Water - S99-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Del and Rodney's dad announces that he's leaving, a boom mic moves across the top of the screen.

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Joe Mc

Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the very first scene, as Rodney is reading the book, a crew members' finger can be seen brushing past the screen in the bottom left of the picture.

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Joe Mc

A Royal Flush - S99-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Del shuts the door at the end after coming in from outside, just above the door, a boom mic can be seen. Look carefully as it is on a greyish background.

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Joe Mc

Dates - S99-E7

Visible crew/equipment: As Rodney is coming round a corner while being chased, if you look carefully, you can see that the driver is a stunt driver and the passenger is a dummy.

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Joe Mc

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

A Royal Flush - S99-E5

Revealing mistake: Look behind Rodney and Vicky as they enter the theatre for the Gala performance. A small crowd has gathered across the road to watch the filming.

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Joe Mc

Dates - S99-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Rodney and Nerys are being chased, as they go over a hill, you can see the ramp the van goes up to get the height.

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Joe Mc

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

Miami Twice (2) - S99-E11

Deliberate mistake: Del had the smugler's letter in his pocket when he fell in the swamp. Yet, when he takes it out at the rangers station, it's perfectly dry. Surely, it should be soaked.

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To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Visible crew/equipment: Near the start, as Denzil drives away after seeing Del in a traffic jam, as you see the three-wheeled van, a boom mic can be seen reflected in the windscreen.

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Joe Mc

Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Del says he wants to sit down and for Rodney to do the talking, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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Dwarf

Christmas Crackers - S99-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Just before the two women look over at Rodney and Del when Rodney tries to tell Del they are looking, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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Dwarf

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

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Revealing mistake: When Raquel walks into the living room after Rodney has told Del about the successful bloke, you can see a studio light on one of the pictures on the wall.

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Joe Mc

Diamonds Are for Heather - S99-E2

Visible crew/equipment: During the dinner scene in the Indian restaurant, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the wall behind Del and Heather's table.

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Joe Mc

The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When the Trotters are in bed, look at the top left corner of the screen. A boom mic can be seen coming down and then going back up. Look carefully, its a dark scene.

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Joe Mc

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Cassandra is on the phone to Del at the start, a boom mic shadow is visible.

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Joe Mc

Miami Twice (1) - S99-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Del asks Rodney if he is still going to Miami after Cassandra says no, Rodney replies, "Possibly." As he walks off, you can see a studio light blurs the camera at the top of the screen in the middle.

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Joe Mc

To Hull and Back - S99-E4

Visible crew/equipment: Just before Del gives Rodney his cup of half full tea, when they are in the middle of the sea, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

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Joe Mc

Dates - S99-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Rodney, Mickey and Jevon are talking after Rodney has just got a date with Nerys, the shadow of a boom mic moves across Mickey's face and body on multiple occasions.

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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

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Visible crew/equipment: After Albert has filled up the baby bottle with the proper water, Myles, Rodney, Del and Albert are all back in front of the shed. In one of the shed windows, a boom mic can be seen moving around.

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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

Dates - S99-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Albert starts singing when he is drunk, a shadow of a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

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Joe Mc

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Revealing mistake: As Del Boy is talking to Rodney and preparing his bacon sandwich a lingering shadow can be seen, being cast against the kitchen door. This shadow belongs to Uncle Albert, who is waiting for his cue to walk into the kitchen with porridge on his face.

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Miami Twice (2) - S99-E11

Visible crew/equipment: At one point when Del is searching for Rodney around the mansion, you can see the shadow of a camera on the wall.

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Migster

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Other mistake: After Del-boy is finished filling the first set of water bottles with the hose, he moves the rig and sets up some new ones. Now, when he pours, the water doesn't go into the bottles, but rather pours over the side. Despite this, Del continues working as though everything is fine.

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The Frog's Legacy - S99-E6

Revealing mistake: In the bar scene at the start, Del and Rodney are talking to Mike to try to get him to by a computer that doesn't work. The leaflet that Del reads off, is completely blank.

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Joe Mc

Rodney Come Home - S99-E9

Revealing mistake: When Albert is coming through the crowd of people that Del is talking to, to go and look out, look at the extra just to the right of Albert. He forgets he should be in role and stares straight at the camera for the whole time.

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Joe Mc

Mother Nature's Son - S99-E12

Revealing mistake: When Rodney is holding Damien, it shows a shot of it in the mirror, the next shot is from behind the mirror and he is holding him the different way round.

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Joe Mc

Dates - S99-E7

Revealing mistake: When Albert says to Rodney about his date, "Where are you taking her? Scrumping?" As he says that line, look at Del. He mouths them by accident.

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Joe Mc

The Jolly Boys' Outing - S99-E8

Plot hole: At the railway station/bus stop scene, Alan Parry states that they will all have to look for somewhere to stay the night, as the replacement coach will be coming at 9.00am the next morning. If that arrangement had already been made, why were they looking for transport back to London that evening?

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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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