New this month Continuity mistake: The door to Mrs. Krabappel's classroom has a window, but when Bart fakes being sick then walks out of the class (we see the desks as the door closes), the door's window has vanished, and the doorknob has switched sides as well. Additionally, earlier, when Bart deliberately falls off his chair in class, note that one of the bars on the back of his chair has gone missing.
Continuity mistake: Lewis changes from black to yellow when Milhouse dares Bart to pull Santa's beard off.
Trivia: Maggie scans as $847.63 in the supermarket at the beginning (not NRA4EVER, as Troy Maclure asserts in 3F31 "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular), the price it costs to feed and care for the average American baby every month.
Revealing mistake: After Homer brings Santa's Little Helper home, Homer and Marge hug, and if you look behind them, the background is upside down. There is a picture hanging upside down, and there is a lamp which seems to be hanging from the ceiling. Then in the next shot, the background is normal.
Continuity mistake: While having breakfast, all of the Simpsons' glasses of orange juice keep disappearing and reappearing throughout the scene.
Continuity mistake: When Homer walks out Circus of Values with his purchases, he bumps into Flanders, and all the presents scatter everywhere. Watch out for a red present with a green bow that goes flying near the left hand side of the screen. As soon as it hits the ground it turns into a pink box with a white bow wrapped around it, with no shot changes.
Continuity mistake: Just before the kitchen mistake, Marge walks through the doorway from a room with a piano, beside a bare wall, and on the piano are two frames and music sheets. But when Marge turns the jar upside down, there is a large picture on the wall beside the piano, and the music sheets and frames have disappeared from the piano.
Revealing mistake: When Marge is speaking on the phone to her sisters, her sisters say something that sounds like they said that Homer is ugly. Marge then puts down the phone wire that she was curling round her finger. It is easier to see this when you are using DVD, because then you can go into slow-motion, but you can temporarily see that the phone wire disappears when Marge puts it down. It is at the very end of an early scene, because as soon as this happens it changes to another scene.
Continuity mistake: In 'The Genesis Tub,' Lisa sits on a tooth-throne in the tub, which has red cloth draped over the arms with gold tassels around the edge. However when Bart comes to take the tub, Lisa stands up on the throne and yells "Bart, no." - in this shot the tassels are gone.
Continuity mistake: During the family's breakfast, in most shots Marge sits right beside Maggie's highchair, but in certain close-ups they are quite a few feet away from one another.