The Dick Van Dyke Show

It May Look Like a Walnut! - S2-E20

Character mistake: Rob is having a nightmare, part of which involves the disappearance of his thumbs. When he finds Laura at home, the script calls for him to say, "I want you to help me get my thumbs back," but he actually says, "I want you to help me get my thumb backs." His thumbs are also still there but hidden (you can see a portion of them in one frame of the episode).

4 1/2 - S4-E8

Character mistake: Rob tells the people that are about to get on the elevator "my wife is expecting a baby!" In all the other episodes where "she's expecting a baby" as well... No change in stomach size at all! Not a single sign of pregnancy... (After 12-16 weeks it starts to show that the baby is there.) Even before Richie was born, still flat as a pancake.

Liz Blue 1970

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Suggested correction: Of course he does. He is punch drunk from the lack of sleep. That's the point.

On hour 24 Rob couldn't even say the rhyme at all, he also sounded slightly drunk, also his lower eye lids got dark. I have been up for 48 hours before and my eye lids never turned that color also I didn't act slightly drunk like that either. So it's not actually true to life here.

Liz Blue 1970

1) You can't assume your personal experiences is typical of everyone's. 2) I doubt your experience was very funny. In a comedy, stupidity overrides "true to life."

More like dumbness overrides "true to life." I'm pretty sure that falling down the stairs is funny to some people (which is what I did).

Liz Blue 1970

Who Stole My Watch? - S5-E14

Character mistake: When Sally asks if Rob would give his party guests malaria, Rob responds later on with, "Oh, Roe, I would never suspect you!" Roe was Rosemarie's nickname on set.

I Do Not Choose to Run - S5-E16

Character mistake: Rob tells his council men that "Richie loves helping his mom in the kitchen" yet every time she's in the kitchen cooking or doing anything of the sort. Richie is nowhere to be seen. The only times Richie is near the counter is when he's hiding under the counter, or drying his hands like the rest of the family.

Talk to the Snail - S5-E24

Character mistake: Rob is telling Laura about how Buddy and Sally work he says "Sally is the only one who can type with all her fingers." Yet Rob can type with all his fingers and doesn't say anything about that.

It May Look Like a Walnut! - S2-E20

Character mistake: Rob is having a nightmare, part of which involves the disappearance of his thumbs. When he finds Laura at home, the script calls for him to say, "I want you to help me get my thumbs back," but he actually says, "I want you to help me get my thumb backs." His thumbs are also still there but hidden (you can see a portion of them in one frame of the episode).

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