The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls (1985)

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: Michael's age keeps changing. He was Dorothy's firstborn. She was married for 38 years and had to get married because she was pregnant which would make Michael about 37. Yet he was referred to as 23 years old in one show and 30 in another.

SassyJ20

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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.

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Continuity mistake: In series 3 Dorothy's son Michael, who is engaged to a woman 21 years older than he, is supposed to be 23. In Series 2, when Michael sleeps with Rose's daughter, Dorothy mentions that he is 29 years old.

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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

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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

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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.

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Plot hole: Angela says that she and Sophia are the only ones left living in the family, but in later episodes their brother Angelo shows up.

amycamille1975

Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: In the pilot, Blanche's bedroom is to the back left, not down the hall. From the series' second episode on, the lanai was out of the back left door and all the bedrooms are down the hallway.

The Engagement (a.k.a) Pilot - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Dorothy explains to Rose about her ex husband Stan she mentions he is a 65-year-old man. If they were in high school together and she's in her 50s wouldn't that mean he would be 50s as well?

Dania Cilla Hernandez

Break-In - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: Dorothy is putting wet washcloths on Blanche's forehead. But if you look in the bowl on the table, there is no water in it at all. And when Dorothy wrings out the washcloth, only a tiny bit of water comes out. (03:05:00)

amycamille1975

In a Bed of Rose's - S1-E15

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.

The Operation - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: Blanche and Rose are rehearsing their tap dancing routine. At the end of the routine, Sofia walks in and the boom mic becomes visible on the top right of the screen, moving toward her. (00:32:15)

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Adult Education - S1-E20

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.

Blind Ambitions - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When the women are sitting at the table outside, Lily insists on pouring everyone's lemonade. She is shown pouring the first 2 cups, then in the very next shot the remaining empty cups are gone from the tray and everyone has their cup of lemonade.

End of the Curse - S2-E1

Other mistake: Dorothy said she's never had a mink, but her mink stole was stolen in the break-in episode.

Isn't It Romantic - S2-E5

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.

Big Daddy's Little Lady - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Dorothy takes a cheesecake out of the fridge and it's halfway gone. When she gets to the table, the cheesecake changes and has not had a piece cut out of it. When she sets it on the table, it is halfway gone again.

Family Affair - S2-E7

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

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