Continuity mistake: It is known that Dorothy married Stan because she was pregnant and they were married for 38 years. However, we know Michael is not 38 (in a couple of episodes they state his age as either in his 20's or 30) and in the 2 episodes her daughter is in, she doesn't look to be anywhere near 38 either.
Character mistake: The number of years that Sal has been dead and the number of years that he and Sophia were married, constantly changes. In Season 3 Episode 5, Sophia says that she and Sal were married for 52 years. In other episodes, she says he's been dead anywhere from 22-30 years. If that's the case, given that Sophia is 80 at the start of the show, Sal would have died when she was about 50. Meaning that they would have had to be married since birth to be married over 50 years.
Continuity mistake: In one episode, Rose talks about being valedictorian of her high school class in St. Olaf. In another episode, Rose goes to night school (where Dorothy is her teacher) in order to get her GED because she never graduated from high school. While talking to rose about the class Dorothy states the class is for people who didn't get a diploma. Additionally, in the episode "Whose face is this, anyway" Rose mentions that she was in a sorority called the "Alpha Yams"; when the girls look at her strangely, Rose states "It was an agricultural college." She could not have gone to college without a high school diploma.
Other mistake: In the episode where Blanche and Rose became big sisters to two girls there is a mistake the girls make the first time they are in the house. Blanche says she is going to show them make up tricks in her bed room and the two girls go to her bedroom without asking where it is or which one it was while Blanche was still talking.hotenrpime
Continuity mistake: In the episode when Dorothy is trying out for Jeopardy, she is sitting on the couch studying, When Sophia sits down to talk to her Dorothy is looking at a page with just words, It cuts to Sophia and then to Dorothy and the page now has pictures on it. You can still see the corner of the book when the frame is on Sophia and you can see that Dorothy did not turn the page.mrsjaybubba
Other mistake: In the opening scene showing the outside of the house, the garage and driveway are on the left side of the house. In "End of the Curse," the girls raise minks in the garage, which is accessed from the back corner of the kitchen, thus the garage is actually on the opposite side of the house. Furthermore there are four large bedrooms and at least one large bathroom down the hallway. The hallway shoots off the living room at an angle. There is not enough room to fit all those rooms between the supposed garage and the kitchen and the lanai; all of the rooms would overlap one another. Lastly, the lanai seems to be surrounded on three sides by the house (as is typical of a lanai) but the hallway leading to the lanai, and the way the girls enter from the left, would put it on the very front corner, and surrounded by nothing.
Continuity mistake: In this episode, Blanche was talking about how she learned of her late husband, George's, death. She said she got the phone call late at night and the officer on the phone (chewing potato chips), told her that her husband was killed instantly in a accident. But in another episode, Sophia made a comment about how Blanche was getting a pedicure while her husband was dying in the hospital. Blanche admitted to this, so it was not one of Sophia's smart remarks.
Continuity mistake: Blanche says she can't go to the Sinatra concert because her final exam is that night. In the first classroom scene, the chalkboard says that the final exam is in four weeks. But before Blanche gets home and tells the girls that her teacher wants her to sleep with him, Dorothy says the concert is in two weeks. It is the same day, since Blanche is wearing the same outfit and she wouldn't wait two weeks to tell the girls about her teacher.
Factual error: At the beginning of the episode, Dorothy tries to turn off the dirty video that Sophia rented. She presses the fast-forward button on the VCR remote by mistake, and the music on the television continues at a faster pace. However, most if not all VHS players (in the 1980s and today) do not play audio whilst fast-forwarding or rewinding.
Other mistake: A major plot point is Blanche having hurt her back in her gym class, and it is established that she is having a hard time moving. Indeed when Dorothy rushes to find Rose after hearing her scream, Blanche gets up to follow her but due to her injury she moves quite slowly. However, when Dorothy reaches the door, Blanche is right behind her, even though Dorothy did not help her and Blanche cannot move as fast as Dorothy.luke f