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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

The animal standing in the background when Gymnasia is introduced is a llama, which originated in South America and thus would have been totally unknown in Ancient Rome.
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In one song, Miles Gloriosus recounts his encounters with the Turks in war. The Turks would get nowhere near the Roman Empire as a military threat for centuries after the time depicted in the story.
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Continuity 

In Lycus' house after Captain Miles Gloriosus and his soldiers arrive, one of the soldiers gets up and chases a girl. On the way he passes a juggler who use apples for balls and the soldier tries to catch one of the apples in mid-air. He fails to catch it but acts as if he did until he exits the shot. In the following shot he holds the "uncaught" apple in his mouth.
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Marcus Lycus, while disguised as a woman, reaches for a coin. In doing so, he takes the veil off his face. When he hands the coin to a guard, the veil is instantly covering his face again, even though he is not shown moving the veil.
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Lycus disguised himself as a woman in a yellow gown, but the gown changes to white during the chase scene and remains white for the remainder of the film.
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When Senex kick's his wife's bust off the chariot, the statue's nose breaks off. In the subsequent close-up the nose lays right next to the statue's head, while in long shots the nose rests near the base of the bust.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the scene when Lycus is displaying his goods, a sound man with recorder is seen in the background (behind the African dancer).
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Revealing mistakes 

The supposedly stone bier upon which Hysterium (disguised as Philia) is lying, jiggles when Miles Gloriosus leans on it.
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When Pseudolus water skis during the final chase, we can tell its a thinner stunt double because his clothes (which fit Zero so well), are loose. He has too much hair, as well.
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