The Simpsons

Bye Bye Nerdy - S12-E16

Continuity mistake: When Lisa is watching tapes of Francine's bullying, there is a scene where they are at the pool. Francine is wearing nose clips in this scene. But when Lisa freeze-frames and leans in to closer inspect the shot, Francine's face is shown on the screen without nose clips. They appear again when Lisa exclaims "Of course. The nose clips."

Twotall
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Simpson Safari - S12-E17

Continuity mistake: When Bart is eating the grubs, his tongue appears to be green, in all other shots it's back to red.

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$pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: As Marge arrives home and sees the bullet holes in the door, the shot changes to a POV shot from behind the door and you can see there are some changes in the holes. The first change is there are three bullet holes on the right hand side which are all the same distance from each other, when she enters the middle hole has moved closer to the bottom one. The other change is the large hole in the middle of the door. On the bottom right hand side its shape goes from being a little irregular to a more round shape. (00:16:20)

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Home Away From Homer - S16-E20

Continuity mistake: When Coach is cutting down trees he tells Homer that he borrowed some petrol (or 'gas' in America) from his car, and the shot goes to his car. However when Homer runs indoors the car has vanished.

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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns is bowling outside with other old people confronting him, he drops the ball in front of him. In the next shot the ball is further away from him.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Krusty takes off his shirt, the superfluous third nipple and cattle skull birthmark shown in "Kamp Krusty" are not on his chest.

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Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Krusty has a cigarette during the cartoon just before he is reunited with his father, he keeps his cigarette pack in his shirt pocket, 'close to his heart'. When Krusty and his father hug, the cigarette and the packet are gone.

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Fear of Flying - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: When Homer is kicked out of Moe's the window behind Homer suddenly opens so Moe can throw the record out.

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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1) - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Mr Burns and Smithers are on the balcony of Burns' office. Mr Burns says "It will be like taking candy from a baby. Hey, that sounds like a laugh. Let's try it right now." We see Smithers, whose expression doesn't change as the two go back into Burn's office. In 'Who Shot Mr Burns Part 2', Smithers remembers this event, except now he looks quite shocked when Burns mentions about taking the candy.

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Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore - S15-E12

Continuity mistake: Right at the end Lisa is holding a doll head and some cards. There is a very brief shot of Bart, and then when it's back on Lisa she doesn't have anything in her hands when they hug. There wasn't time for them to be put down and you cannot see them anywhere either.

David Mercier
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Hunka Hunka Burns in Love - S13-E4

Continuity mistake: In one of the shots after Mr Burns has broken the fortune cookie, the remains of it vanish from the table. There is something else on the table, nearer Smithers, but it and the cookie are very different shapes, so it's very difficult to confuse the two.

David Mercier
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Springfield Connection - S6-E23

Continuity mistake: When Marge walks into the hair salon, she is carrying a white bag. But in the next shot when she talks to Mrs Krabappel, the bag is gone.

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Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When Nelson pulls back Uta, he drops a book. In the next shot, the book has gone.

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Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When Apu and Lisa go to the 'Immigration Centre', they pass Dr Hibbert on the right, and he has yellow skin. In the next shot, his skin returns to its proper brown colour.

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Lisa the Greek - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Homer goes to ring the phone number '1-909-WIN-BIGG' but we see he only presses four dials, and that's all we hear too.

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The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - S8-E11

Continuity mistake: At the fair, Helen Lovejoy picks up a pita and bites a corner off it. There are a few angle changes and when it goes back to her and you can see her pita looks untouched. It's unlikely she just picked up another one or finished a whole one in that time.

David Mercier
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Smart and Smarter - S15-E13

Continuity mistake: The Simpsons' bathroom has changed position. In 'Today I am Klown' it was opposite the top of the stairs, at the back of the house; in this episode it is at The Front of the house. (00:00:35)

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Today, I am a Klown - S15-E6

Continuity mistake: When Krusty ends up at his old neighbourhood, the street changes between shots. E.g. the "LLBeanie" sign appears above the door of the 2nd shop and the suit of the man reading the newspaper changes from grey to blue. (00:05:25)

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Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When Homer is phoned by Lisa, the color of the phone is blue. Immediately after, it turns to green. (00:19:00)

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Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Homer enters Moe's tavern, Moe is playing solitaire. The cards on the table are face down/face up between shots. (00:04:45)

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The Simpsons Christmas Special: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Lewis changes from black to yellow when Milhouse dares Bart to pull Santa's beard off. (00:14:10)

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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: 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.

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Tree House of Horror V - S6-E6

Question: Homer travels back in time and causes changes by what he does in the past, like stepping on a bug. I once saw a movie with the same basic plot: some people travel back in time and are told to be careful not to disturb anything, but when they return to their time everything has changed. In the end they discover it was because they stepped on a butterfly. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Answer: I'm not sure if this is the one you're thinking of, but an episode of "Ray Bradbury Theatre," called "A Sound of Thunder," dealt with a similar matter: a group of hunters travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs, only to find things have changed when they get back because someone stepped on a butterfly.

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