Family Matters

Ice Station Winslow - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: Carl, Eddie, and Steve are out ice fishing. At one point Carl falls through the "ice" and you can clearly see that the "ice" is made of some sort of styrofoam. It looks like the stuff used for packaging. The snow looks just as fake.

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Continuity mistake: From the outside of the house, you can see the staircase and door are to the far left of the house. But from inside the house, you have a fireplace and the staircase to the right of the door. So you know it's not the same house they use in the show.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the episode where Carl is "fishy sitting" for his boss, Steve is explaining to the boss how he swallowed the fish. You can clearly see the studio lights reflected in Steve's glasses.

Brain over Brawn - S3-E2

Other mistake: In this episode, they have a leak in the roof. Yet, the house is a two story house with an attic. So it should not be able to leak into the living room. Also, when Carl and Eddie go up to fix the roof, Eddie falls through the roof and ends up on the living room couch. Again, two story house with attic. Should not happen.

Scammed - S7-E21

Continuity mistake: During the scenes where they play Mortal Grandma (or whatever it's called), the characters' health bars don't change.

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Continuity mistake: Whenever the characters in this sitcom fall through the roof, they end up on the living room floor. The house is a very conventional design with a second floor and an attic, so they should end up in the attic or on the second floor.

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Suggested correction: I just watched this scene, and at no point are there flies on the camera, much less for 6 to 8 seconds, as there are multiple shot changes in this sequence, with only one of those shots lasting longer than 6 seconds.

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Bowl Me Over - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When the family arrives home from the bowling alley, it is dark and pouring rain. After the kids go to bed, Carl and Harriet go to the kitchen and talk. If you look out the windows, it's daylight.

Hot Wheels - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Laura meets a guy named Ted supposedly for the first time. He is selling candy bars around the neighborhood and happens to knock on the Winslow family's door. Laura goes out on a date with him. However, Ted and Laura have already had several interactions, and have already dated and broken up in previous episodes in season 4.

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Suggested correction: This is because the episodes were aired out of order. "Hot Wheels" was the 2nd episode produced for season 4 (production code 447802) and aired following the 15th and 13th produced episodes.

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Sink or Swim - S6-E8

Other mistake: When Carl is trying to teach Urkel how to swim in the pool, the pool signs say 4ft and 6ft. But if you notice, when they stand up, the water is only at their wasteline. Obviously, Carl and Urkel are not 8ft tall or anything. So they are not standing in actual 6ft of water.

Ice Station Winslow - S2-E14

Other mistake: When Eddie and Carl are out ice fishing, you can tell the background is just a wall. If you look towards the bottom, you can see the line all the way across that would make it look like a wall of scenery.

Dream Date - S7-E22

Continuity mistake: Laura says that Steve asked her to be his prom date when they were six years old. In other episodes, she has mentioned that she first met him as a blind date - their date in the first season.

Marriage 101 - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Steve buys the ring for Laura at the end of their class project, then sells it to Carl as a gift for Harriet. Then when he proposes to Laura he says it's the same ring from that day.

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Plot hole: The history on Urkel's Isetta is all wrong; in one episode he mentions that he paid $4 for a sunroof that he claims he bought used, however his uncle paid him $50 to take it away. In another, he claims his car has a speedometer that goes up to 30, but before it had a chalkboard. In "Hot Rods to Heck," the speedometer goes to 60 mph. The car would also screech, putter, sputter, smoke, break down, etc. but it seemed to be just fine in "Driving Carl Crazy," ''It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Urkel," and "Hot Rods to Heck."

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The Crash Course - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Urkel throws the baseball at the lamp, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving from right to left on the wall that the closet door is on, and then moves back in the opposite direction until it is pulled out of view as Carl screams "What happened!?" (00:22:22)

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Steve: Laura, this is a... A really special moment and... Well, I think we should celebrate it by... Getting married.
Laura: No.
Steve: Engaged?
Laura: No.
Steve: Going steady?
Laura: No.
Steve: A date?
Laura: No.
Steve: A kiss?
Laura: No.
Steve: A handshake?
Laura: No.
Steve: I'll see ya tomorrow?
Laura: Yeah.
Steve Urkel: I'll take it.

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Rock Enroll - S5-E13

Trivia: Towards the end of the show when they bring the cake out for Steve a crewmember walks past on the right of the screen.

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Answer: According to the IMDb, his middle name is Quincy.

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