zendaddy621

3rd Aug 2019

The Simpsons (1989)

Bart Star - S9-E6

Character mistake: When Chief Wiggum shows up to arrest Nelson during the game at the end of the episode, Bart goes with Wiggum instead while pretending to be Nelson. Even a cop as incompetent as Chief Wiggum would not have mistaken Bart for Nelson since he'd had numerous dealings with both before this episode; Wiggum may not be particularly bright, but he knows who's who in Springfield.

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Suggested correction: Not really a mistake for this show in particular. Characters like Homer, Bart, Chief Wiggum, Grampa and others are deliberately written to be on a sliding scale of stupidity, pretty much exclusively for the benefit of whatever joke the show is telling.

Phaneron Premium member

19th Jul 2019

The Simpsons (1989)

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Character mistake: Burkina Faso is listed as being among the Southern Hemisphere locations Bart called when Homer is looking over the phone bill; since Burkina Faso is completely within the Northern Hemisphere, it would have made no sense for Bart to call there.

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Suggested correction: It may not make sense, but Bart isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. In this same episode, he looked at his globe and thought Rand McNally was a country and was convinced by Lisa that the citizens there wear hats on their feet and that hamburgers eat people. Additionally, he could have just decided to prank call someone there if for no other reason than he thought the name of the country was funny.

Phaneron Premium member

Entirely possible, but since Bart had a globe right there to refer to, even someone with his limited geographical knowledge would have been able to tell that Burkina Faso is in the Northern hemisphere, unlike the other locations he did call as depicted in the montage (Antarctica, Argentina, unspecified South American nation, etc).

zendaddy621

Using his globe to determine which countries to call does not negate the possibility of him also calling a number in Burkina Faso for whatever reason suited him. It's ultimately a character decision and not a mistake.

Phaneron Premium member

24th Mar 2018

South Park (1997)

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Suggested correction: Butters is always shown as being a bit dim and slow. As a kid it's easy for him to make a mistake in thinking that there was only 132 episodes.

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That's why it's called a "character mistake"; also, Butters is certainly naive, but he's hardly what I would call "dim and slow."

zendaddy621

23rd Jan 2017

Family Guy (1999)

Finders Keepers - S12-E1

Character mistake: In the cutaway gag involving George and Lorraine McFly from "Back To The Future" Lorraine says she hasn't seen Marty from high school since prom. George, Lorraine and Marty all attended the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in November 1955, not the prom, which is usually held in the spring.

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Character mistake: Damone claims he made a $16 profit by selling the two scalped Van Halen tickets; since he sold the tickets at $20 each when they originally cost $12.50, he actually made a $15 profit.

zendaddy621

22nd Jun 2014

Eurotrip (2004)

Character mistake: Scott says that England is an island, which is incorrect; England, along with Scotland and Wales, is one of the three major divisions of Great Britain, which is an island.

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