Phoenix Nights

Phoenix Nights (2001)

8 corrected entries

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Show generally

Corrected entry: Spencer's voice changes completely between series one and two.

Correction: We meet Spencer twice across the two series; in the first series he is a member of Alan's "youth club" and so is made to be a teenage boy, when we meet him for the second time, in series two, he is meant to be a young man now looking for a job. As they filmed the series' over a couple of years obviously his voice will have changed. It's called puberty.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: When Brian is yelling at Alan in one of the earlier episodes he calls him Alan 'Stranraer' Johnson (his middle name is an insult to the fact that he was late to the club) but later on when he and Lez are doing 'The Karate Kid' show a poster outside says Alan's last name is Dalton, not Johnson.

Correction: He has a stage name. Equity will not allow two members to use the same professional name, and Alan Johnson is a very common name. Too bad if you are called John Smith, but them's the breaks.

Season 2 Episode 1 - S2-E1

Corrected entry: In the beginning when it is showing us the end of series 1, it shows us the car (which Jerry and Brian was in) drive past the club (when it is on fire) we hear Brian shout "Jerry, the club's on fire." but at the end of series 1 when the same footage is showed nothing is said and it goes into the end credits.

Correction: The makers did this because they didnt know if the program was going to be a hit or not. so they added it in later when series 2 came.

Season 1 Episode 5 - S1-E5

Corrected entry: During the introductions in Robot Wars Brian asks a man if that is his robot, the man says something like "the correct term is an automaton." This is actually incorrect. An automaton is programmed with tasks to do, and does them when he thinks they are necessary according to his programming, but a robot such as the one in the episode has no intelligence of its own and only responds to commands from the controller.

troy fox

Correction: Automaton and robot can be interchangeable terms:


Season 2 Episode 2 - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When Max and Paddy go to France on the "booze run", the place they go to is called "Le Grande Marche". There isn't an "E" at the end of grand if it is masculine.

Correction: A mistake yes, but not a film mistake. The place is real; it's a booze barn in Calais. The owners are English and thought (probably correctly) that 'Le Grande Marche' looks more French than 'Le Grand Marche', and would appeal to their largely British clientele.

Season 2 Episode 2 - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When we see two of the characters in a French warehouse, one of them picks up 'Les Cadbury's Fingres' (another reference to Peter Kay's stand-up jokes). The problem is that 'Fingres' is not French for fingers. In fact it is even close.

Correction: "Les Cadburys Fingres" is derived from Peter Kay's previous stand up joke where he laughs at the way British people take notice of their food proucts translated in a foreign country. He says, "Les Cadburys Fingres" off the cuff and quicky states that he doesn't know French and so the blatant wrong-ness of the translation is deliberate.

Season 2 Episode 1 - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Jerry is singing in Asda about corned beef, the subtitles say he is singing to the tune of "Call Me". But he is singing it to a totally different tune. It is mentioned on the commentary that they wanted to sing it to the tune of "Call Me", but the group Blondie wouldn't allow them to.

Correction: The subtitles are right. It's actually, "Call Me", written by Burt Bacarach. Different song, same name.

Season 1 Episode 3 - S1-E3

Corrected entry: Brian is telling Keith Lard about when he was at the gym and he got his car clamped. This wouldn't have happened as his car is a Disability car and it is against the law to clamp them.

troy fox

Correction: I work for Westminster Council, and on an average day we deal with about THIRTY disabled badge holders who have had their cars ticketed, clamped or even impounded. It shouldn't happen, but it does.

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