Character mistake: When all of the ladies are sharing Sophia's bed because there's been a cold snap and she has an electric blanket, Blanche mentions that her bed has never been so cold on a Saturday night. A few minutes later, Dorothy - upset that the other ladies are keeping her awake - states that she has to get up for work "very early in the morning." Dorothy is a substitute teacher, and would not have to be up for work early on a Sunday morning.
Continuity mistake: In this episode Rose says her cat Fluffy died (as a lie) and Dorothy says "Rose, you've never had a cat, you're allergic." When Blanche and Rose first meet she is holding a cat and looking for a place she and the cat can live. Another episode she says she had a cat named Lindstrom Lindstrom.
Continuity mistake: Towards the end, when Sofia's cake is done, she takes it out of the hot oven using potholders. Less than a minute later, when the men start to conga, you can see her discard the potholders and pick it up with her bare hands. It is a glass pan and still would have been much too hot to hold.
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.
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
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: In earlier episodes we are told Blanche's middle name is "Marie", such as in the episode, "Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy" where in her ex-mammy calls her by her full maiden name (Blanche Marie Hollingsworth). But in this episode, she brings out her diaries to try to locate if she slept with Rose's husband Charlie, and the intials are B.E.D. - which stood for Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux.Sonja Marie
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: The front door of Sophia's former apartment is on the right wall, under the stairs. The fireplace is on the far back wall to the left, next to the foot of the stairs. But in the earlier episode, "A Piece of Cake", the front door is next to the stairs, there is no fireplace, and Sophia's bedroom door is where the front door is in "Clinton Avenue Memoirs".
Revealing mistake: In this episode Dorothy and Blanche are awakened by a stench coming from the kitchen. After they go to inspect, we see that Rose is making some sort of Krispies treat. As you see her carry the plate to offer Dorothy and Blanch one, you can see that the plate is empty. And once they all start to eat them you can easily see that none of them are actually picking anything up and putting in their mouths.mrsjaybubba
Other mistake: It's raining outside. Dorothy comes in the house and says "it's really coming down", then shakes her coat off although it's not wet. Then Stan shows up with an umbrella that's not wet. Then Sophia's brother Angelo shows up and isn't wet either. (03:20:50 - 03:22:45)amycamille1975
Continuity mistake: About three minutes into the show Dorothy, Sophia and Stan are in the living room. Sophia is trying to convince them to pretend they are still married while uncle Angelo is visiting. Dorothy is wearing a large pair of earrings, but at one point during their discussion when they show a close up of her, the left earring is suddenly missing. A second close up shows the earring still missing, but as Dorothy turns her back to the camera, she reaches up and touches the remaining earring. In her next close up, she is wearing both earrings again.
Other mistake: Blanche asks Daisy to go to Rose's room to get the things she set out for the rummage sale. Daisy goes into the first room on the right and gets the items, including Rose's teddy bear. Blanche gives it to her for helping out. Rose comes home, goes to her room and comes back asking where her bear is. Problem is, Rose's room is at the end of the hall on the left.amycamille1975
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.
Continuity mistake: In this episode Blanche says she has had 4 children, but she has never owned a Mercedes. She offers one of her three sons (named Biff, Doug and Skippy) to Dorothy in order to let her keep the car. In other episodes she mentions daughters Rebecca and Janet frequently, and in the "To Catch a Neighbor" episode she mentions a son, Matthew, who is a CPA. That's at least six children by my count.GGfan
Continuity mistake: When Mammy Watkins first hands the letters over to Blanche, the ribbons holding them together are knotted but the knot is on the bottom of the pile, and the strands are quite long. When Blanche reaches for them, the knot is on the top, it is now tied in a bow, and the strands are much shorter and neater.luke f
Factual error: Angelo claims he promised their mother on her deathbed that he would become a priest, and Sophia says she promised she would marry someone else - and we assume she died before Sophia or Angelo got married to their spouses. However, in the episode where they are flashing back for Mother's Day, Sophia's mother is in this episode along with Sal (and she looks like an older version of Dorothy).
Character mistake: In the scene in the kitchen in which Rose says that Bob Hope could be her father, she tells Dorothy and Blanche that Gunter and Alma Nylund are her adoptive parents. Nylund, however, was her husband Charlie's last name, making it Rose's married name and not her maiden name. Nylund was not her adoptive parents' name.
Continuity mistake: When Dorothy snaps at Oliver, she mentions him "throwing up in the pool" at a new year's party at Blanche's house. There is no pool on the girls' property (which is Blanche's house, and they've always all lived there); it is never seen or mentioned outside of this episode.
Continuity mistake: When Sophia goes around taking pictures of Dorothy and Lukas kissing, she accidentally takes a picture of Rose and Blanche hugging. When she takes the picture, they are still hugging and see her afterwards. When the picture develops, they are both staring at the camera with shocked looks, but the picture was already out when they turned around.Countryrunner
Continuity mistake: As the show begins, an outside shot of the house shows that it is night. Then it cuts to the scene of Blanche and Sophia playing Chess in the kitchen - when Blanche is complaining about Sophia's "do-overs" you can see outside the kitchen window and it is daytime. After Rose walks in about 30 seconds later, you can see that it is night again.
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.
Plot hole: Dorothy's son Michael is twenty-two years old in season three. When Sophia and Dorothy reminisce Brooklyn, NY, 1954, Dorothy asks Sophia to babysit her children, one of whom is Michael. Sophia refuses, so Dorothy says "I'll just leave them with Stan's mother." They talk about Michael screaming when Stan's mother was watching over them. If Michael was a baby in the fifties, he should be in his thirties in season three.
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: 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
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 the scene where Stan stops by the house to have Dorothy help him tie the bow tie of his tuxedo, the undone tie is hung around his neck. After Dorothy finishes tying the bow tie and Stan proceeds to leave, she stops him to tell him to return in an hour. He excitedly turns around towards her, at which point we can see that the bow tie is now a clip-on. (00:18:55 - 00:20:55)Paco386
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
Plot hole: At the end of this episode, the lady who was on the TV show with Blanche and Dorothy as "partners", shows up to ask Dorothy out because her and Blanche broke up. She says "I heard about you and Blanche". How could she have heard it? They just did it at the house.amycamille1975
Factual error: In the season 3 opener, Sophia befriends an elderly gentleman and spends much of the episode on a boardwalk in Miami Beach. The set design, however, replicates nothing even close to Miami Beach. Instead of chrome and neon Art Deco it looks like a northern fishing village complete with netting and buoys.
Continuity mistake: When Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia are sitting in the reception area arguing with Kirsten, Sophia sits forward and says she loves Rose as if she was one of her own. When she sits forward, you can see the beads on her purse handle are strung tightly. When she leans back in her seat, you can see big spaces between beads, as if some have been taken off.Countryrunner
Revealing mistake: When Dorothy and Blanche are in Rose's room, look at Baby. Its very obvious its just a stuffed toy pig. You can tell by the fluffy skin, the unnatural ear movement, and the covers would be moving up and down as its breathing. You can really tell its fake when Rose gets up off her bed. (01:08:45 - 01:10:25)amycamille1975
Continuity mistake: At Fidel's funeral, Sophia talks about him awakening feelings that she had not felt in 35 years. But earlier in the episode, Dorothy said that her father/Sophia's husband has been dead for 27 years. Also earlier, Sophia claimed to have showered with a man 22 years ago.
Other mistake: When the women are talking about Becky's visit, Sophia refers to Dorothy as "The president of knocked up and single." Other episodes established that Dorothy became pregnant when dating her ex-husband, Stan, in high school. She had all of her children with Stan, so she has never been a single pregnant woman.
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