Accident - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When Eddie ties the string to Richie's leg and slams the door, watch the leg. The jeans actually rip and the fake leg comes out and you can even see the actor's real leg tied underneath. It's really obvious in slow motion.

David Mercier

Apocalypse - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: After the piano falls from the ceiling, Ritchie rumbles Eddie's "plan" and kicks him out of the flat. When Eddie is pushed out the front door and down the stairs you can see him falling to begin with, but halfway through he actually stops as if he's kneeling, then ducks out of shot. The sound effects lead us to believe that he's fallen all the way down the stairs and been attacked by a pack of dogs at the bottom.


Gas - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Eddie and Richie run upstairs after seeing the gasman next door, they run into a wall just as Rotweiler walks out of his bedroom. The wall and the door wobble. (00:27:20)


Smells - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Ade Edmondson clamps the pliers onto Rik Mayall's nose, if you watch carefully you can see the pliers bend a couple of times, showing that they are made of rubber or something similar. (00:13:45)

Holy - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: During a few scenes after Richie's finger has been taped back on at an extreme angle, you can see Rick Mayall's real finger bent underneath it. This is most visible after his finger gets slammed in the window: look carefully after the window is opened.

Gary O'Reilly

Gas - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Eddie places the frying pan in the hand of the gas man, you can see that he grips it even though he is supposed to be unconscious. (00:10:55)


Hole - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When Richie says "Don't you dare call me overweight young man" and tips the ferris wheel cart over, you can see that it is a dummy representing Richie.

Terror - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: During a few of the "flaming fart" scenes, you can see a wire connected to the bottom of the actors. It's hard to see because it appears that it was attached to their legs in some way, but you can still see it when they move around a lot. The easiest place to see it is when the "devil" knocks on the door and they all fart and jump around, look carefully between/to the side of eddies legs for a black wire. It's not the dressing gown belt because that's tied around their waists.

Gary O'Reilly

Accident - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When they are leading Richie to the cupboard while playing postman's knock, Dave Hedgehog puts his hands on the wall. The whole stage wall shakes when he touches it.

Holy - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: Even though you hear it ticking, the second hand on the clock in Eddies' room doesn't move.

Hole - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Eddie says that the fairground music reminded him of his dads funeral. But in many of the other episodes Eddie says that he has no idea who his father was.

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Parade - S2-E4

Eddie: So, er, what did you do then?
Falklands War Vet: Well, I'd rather not talk about it.
Eddie: Why? Is it embarrassing? Shit your pants, did you? Cry, did you?
Falklands War Vet: Quite the opposite, actually.
Eddie: What, you sucked water in through your eyes?

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Trivia: Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall met at drama college in 1975. Adrian said he couldn't stand the sight of Rik and when he saw him he thought...well what a tosser.

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