The Simpsons

Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When the mob return to Quimby his assistant's clipboard changes colour between shots.It goes from light brown to burgundy then back to light brown again.

Bart After Dark - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Homer starts the song at the end of the episode, the doors to the house behind him are open. In the next shot of the house they are closed, then they are open again in the next shot.

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Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: After Bart finds out that Lisa took the teacher's books, his Hall Monitor sash disappears and reappears for several shots. (00:20:05)

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Homer is in Lisa's classroom and imitates a farting sound, there is a sink at the back of the classroom and nobody is using it. However in the wide shot, there are suddenly two people by the sink. When the shot is back to Homer, nobody is by it. (00:03:00)

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Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: At the end of Krusty's story, Homer changes from being in his tuxedo to being in his normal clothing. (00:10:10)

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Suggested correction: It should be noted that a considerable amount of time has passed while Krusty is telling his story. Note the candles in the screenshot for example, they have burnt out during the story. Its reasonable to assume that there would have been a chance for them to change during this time.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When the wolf runs out of Krusty's studio, the woman who described it changes from having two gloves on to one glove on.

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Lost Our Lisa - S9-E24

Continuity mistake: Bart turns the door handle to the joke shop and a boxing glove comes out through the door and hits him. But when he opens the door there is nothing on the other side for the glove to come out of.

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Home Away From Homer - S16-E20

Continuity mistake: When Homer meets Coach for the first time (and maybe another point in the episode), the position of Ned's house's window frames to the side of the door change between shots.

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Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: Bart and Homer escape from the court by jumping out of a window, however in the next shot they are running away from the door as if they escaped via the doors.

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Bart the Lover - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When Edna sits at her desk saying "Oh, Woodrow. How could you stand me up?" the clock reads 3 O'clock. Seconds later, as Bart talks with Edna, the clock reads 4 O'clock. (00:16:45)

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Bart-Mangled Banner - S15-E21

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Simpsons are sitting down to eat dinner, we see Bart pour tomato ketchup all over his potatoes. Then when the shot changes, we can see all the ketchup bottle and the corn has disappeared, and the ketchup has come off his plate. (00:04:50)

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Bart Carny - S9-E12

Continuity mistake: Up until the point at which Skinner starts throwing rings at the block in front of the Spanish lamp, the block simply doesn't exist. It only appears once he starts throwing the rings.

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The Simpson's 138th Show Spectacular - S7-E10

Continuity mistake: During the false ending to "Who Shot Mr. Burns: Part 2", Smithers moves position when Burns explains what happened.

Mother Simpson - S7-E8

Continuity mistake: The antenna from Homer's car disappears when he drops Mother Simpson at the gas station.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bart arrives at school in the bus, after Homer plowed the road for the bus, the sidewalk is covered in snow except for Martin's footprints. Then, when he gets out, the sidewalk has been shovelled, as there is no snow on it. Following this, Bart is pelted by snowballs, which sends him falling face-first into the sidewalk, which is once again covered in snow. (00:10:20)

Diatribe of a Mad Housewife - S15-E10

Continuity mistake: When Homer comes home in the Ambulance we can see there is a yellow logo on the back passenger door. In one shot it randomly disappears. (00:05:40)

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I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot - S15-E9

Continuity mistake: In this episode it is shown that Snowball I is buried in their backyard, but in other episodes, notable the one where Sideshow Bob becomes mayor, it is established that she is buried in a pet cemetary.

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Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: Nelson makes a hole in the Honor Roller during the finals. This hole disappears and reappears between shots. (00:20:00)

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Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Dave gives Homer the Bill Cosby book, the cover is light blue. When he reads the book in the garage, it is green. (00:09:40 - 00:11:30)

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This Little Wiggy - S9-E18

Continuity mistake: When Chief Wiggum finally climbs the stairs his gun is visible to be a black, old style revolver with a curved handle. In the next shot where he draws his gun, it is a grey, new style handgun.

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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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