The best section of IMDB is the “goofs” section. But like the rest of the internet, even the vast majority of IMDB goofs are boring. Like, the continuity errors? Who really cares if some chick in American Pie had a clear cup and then it was red and then it was clear again? One of my favorite goof-conventions are the ones where you can imagine the exact kind of nerd who sent it in. Sometimes you can even pinpoint the exact *person* who must have sent it in. Like:
A Parachute Instructor Who Loves Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason And Has Too Much Time On His Or Her Hands:
During the skydiving scene when Bridget is under canopy she is seen holding a Metal D Handle in her right hand. Metal D handles are only used for the reserve parachute, the reserve D handle is still clearly in place on her left webbing. The parachute deployed is clearly a main parachute deployed using a BOC hand deploy pilot chute – not a rip cord.
The Inventor Of Razzles, Who Should Just Enjoy The 13 Going On 30 Product Placement:
In 1987, Matt shares his Razzles candy with Jenna, but the package is blue. In 1987, Razzles packages were white.
A Guy Named Tim Johnson Who Plays With Michael MacDonald And Doesn’t Get That The 40 Year Old Virgin Was Making Fun Of Michael MacDonald:
On the Michael McDonald “Soundstage” DVD, the song “Take Me In Your Arms” is being played in the background on the store entertainment system, and shows clips of Tom Johnston singing along and playing the tambourine; on the DVD, Johnston plays guitar and sings lead vocals on “Take Me In Your Arms”.
An Astronomer Who Caught Addicted To Love On Cable And Is Too Disgusted To Even Go Into What Was Wrong With It:
There’s a lot of bad astronomy packed into the opening minute.
Either Karen Or Elaine Morton, Just Now Seeing Before Sunrise:
In Vienna, Jesse talks about his obsessive relationship with “Miss July, 1978″ of Playboy magazine, then asks Celine if she knows Crystal. Playboy’s Miss July 1978 was actually Karen Morton, cousin of 1970s model Elaine Morton.
And Oops: Me When I Was 12 And Saw Big For The First Time:
When he wakes up as big Josh, his underwear seems the right size, but if he wore them the night before, they should surely have been too small for him?
Am I the only one who could spend all day on the IMDB Goofs Browser page? That’s not rhetorical — anyone discovering beautiful goofs (“correctly regarded” or not) that made it onto the site should direct them to me.