The Simpsons

Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' - S7-E22

Continuity mistake: At Asa's funeral Burns and Grandpa both produce a key to unlock the compartment in the Hellfish monument, but even though they both take their keys out of the keyholes after turning them, all 9 keys are in place in the following shots.

Mommie Beerest - S16-E7

Continuity mistake: When Marge arrives home complaining that she is too tired to talk, there is an alarm clock on Homer's night table. When first shown it is a black electric clock, but when it is shown in the very next scene, it is an old orange one. Only a few seconds passed between these scenes, meaning there was no time for anyone to change it.

Selma's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Bart and Lisa wake Homer and Marge up in the morning of the Duff Gardens visit, the kids are standing by the bed. However, when Marge throws the mouldy sandwich in the bin in the next shot and Homer collapses, the kids have disappeared. In the next shot, they are back again.

Bart Gets Hit By a Car - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: In Moe's Tavern, in the close-up of Marge as she says "Homer, look at me" the glass window behind her has a different pattern than in all the other shots (2 rows of red tiles instead of 3).

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer is at the retirement party, there is a far shot of him (when Smithers talks to Mr. Burns) and he isn't wearing his jacket. In every other shot Homer is wearing his jacket.


Brake My Wife, Please - S14-E20

Continuity mistake: Whilst Bart is having breakfast he pours a lot of maple syrup onto his pancakes. When Marge walks into the kitchen to hurry him up the syrup on his pancakes has completely disappeared.

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Dude, Where's My Ranch? - S14-E18

Continuity mistake: When Lisa meets Clara, there is a close up of her necklace. The necklace is never there in any of the other shots that we see her. Her ring, as also seen in the close-up isn't visible either.


Bart the Lover - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: The letter Bart receives from Edna reads "94 Evergreen Terrace," however in other episodes they live at 742 Evergreen Terrace. (00:08:45)

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Diatribe of a Mad Housewife - S15-E10

Continuity mistake: During the "performance" at the end of Marge's book, "Ned" is skewered by a harpoon and falls off the cliff. When "Homer" walks up to the cliff edge you can no longer see the rope trailing from the end of the harpoon. However, moments later he gets his leg caught up in it and is pulled over himself.

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Bart Carny - S9-E12

Continuity mistake: At dinner when the carny dad is doing his cigarette trick, the shot changes to Bart and Lisa and they have piles of food on their plates. About 10 seconds later Marge gathers the plates up and there is nothing on them. Are we to believe that they ate all this food in such a short space of time?

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Homer the Moe - S13-E3

Continuity mistake: In Moe's, Homer points at Lenny and says "Are you calling me a liar," with the same hand which is instantly holding a beer in the next shot.

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The Old Man and the Key - S13-E13

Continuity mistake: After Homer's father, Abraham, comes home after a night out with Zelda, Homer snatches his keys away from them. He leaves his hand out and begins outstretching fingers one by one to represent all the people he called in worry, and it's clear that the keys have disappeared.

Marge on the Lam - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Marge and Ruth and shooting cans, there are five on the fence, then, in the next shot, there are only four.

Bart After Dark - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When the angry mob smash all the statues and the fountain before the song, during the song you can see all the statues and the fountain intact.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Homer hands over the key to Mayor Quimbey, the mayor points out the teeth marks on it. But in the next shot when Homer says he thought there was chocolate inside, the bite marks are gone.

Trash of the Titans - S9-E22

Continuity mistake: When Flanders walks up to the door, there is nothing next to the door, but in the next shot after Homer has thrown garbage onto him, there is an egg box next to the door.

Fear of Flying - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: When Moe gets bitten by the snake in the cash register, he has bites all over his hand. But in the next shot when Barney sets him on fire, all the bite marks are gone.

Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When Homer,Barney and Moe are in Moe's making signs Moe says 'But they ain't bothered...' and leans on the pool table with his elbow.In the next shot he is leaning on it with his hand.

I Married Marge - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Homer and Marge are discussing the pregnancy test, the pattern on the bathroom walls, disappears and reappears, and in one shot, there's pattern on one side of the wall, but not on the other.

The Mansion Family - S11-E12

Continuity mistake: When the doctor asks him if he has a moment and Mr.Burns looks at his watch but by the next scene it is gone.

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Continuity mistake: This is a mistake for the introduction from seasons 2-20 (1991-2009). When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage. (00:01:50)

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Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

[The Simpsons are driving down a road as fast as possible.]
Homer: Dear God, it's Homer. If you really love me you'll save my life now.
[The gas needle immediately drops to empty and the car stops.]
Homer: D'oh.

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Trivia: The Simpsons holds the record for most guest stars; it is also the only non-variety show to have had appearances from three former Beatles (Paul, George and Ringo).

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