The Simpsons

The Old Man and the C Student - S10-E20

Continuity mistake: Springy the Olympic spring that Homer makes has 9 coils. Then we see the large version that has many coils, at the Olympics meeting. Homer's original spring is in his hand and now it has many coils also. When it cuts back to the stage, the large spring has few coils, like the very first time we saw Springy.

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Springfield Connection - S6-E23

Continuity mistake: When the Simpsons are eating and the family are praising Marge, Homer's plate is first seen to have a small amount of yellow food and a bit of pink food (meat?).In a later shot when Homer steals and uses Marge's pepper spray he has a large pile of yellow food.

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Tree House of Horror II: A Simpsons Halloween - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: While Bart is in school, Sherri and Terri are making him comfortable. One of the twins vanishes for one shot, and their skin color keeps changing from white to yellow. (00:11:05 - 00:12:15)

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This Little Wiggy - S9-E18

Continuity mistake: At the Penitentiary gates, Nelson's position changes between shots. The whole group are near the gates, then far away, then Nelson is separate from the group when he throws the key.

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A Star is Burns - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: When Wolfcastle says that 'Jay Sherman insulted him, now he will die', for a few shots the shadows are on the floor before they magically disappear. Also, the shadow of the gun does not match the real gun.

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Homie the Clown - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Homer is driving home in a bad mood (just before he gets stopped by Chief Wiggum), you can see that there is a pattern on the side of the car. In a next shot when Wiggum is walking alongside the car there is no pattern.

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Hungry Hungry Homer - S12-E15

Continuity mistake: When Homer sees the hotdog that Duffman holds up near the end of the episode, the order of the condiments on the hotdog change in subsequent shots.

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Lemon of Troy - S6-E24

Continuity mistake: After Bart attempts to escape by using spray paint cans as rockets, his feet alternate between clean and spray-painted for a few shots.

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Homer's Odyssey - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At the very end of the episode, when Homer is being carried off by the crowd, you can see that the crowd carrying Homer, the people are small, so you'll have to look closely, but right before the credits, Marge's necklace changes from red to white, back to red and then finishes with white all in one shot. (00:21:00)

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

Continuity mistake: When Millhouse, Bart and Lewis are talking about the fake Santa, Millhouse's eyebrows go from blue to black to blue again. (00:14:15)

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Homer's Night Out - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Bart and his friends are making copies of the photo of Homer, the banner across the copier says "Copies 5 cents," but when they go to deposit the money it says 10 cents.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: Homer is interrupted from praying by a nurse who comes into his room and says, "Ssh." However, when she says this, the door is closed, and it is only in the next shot where the door is open immediately and she is pointing to the NO PRAYING sign.

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Grift of the Magi - S11-E9

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, at the hospital, Maggie's bow changes from red to blue when Marge says "Why are you doing that?"

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Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: Willy jumps in and shakes his fists at the children and Skinner who are in a circle around him. Uta has now disappeared from the circle and cannot be seen anywhere when he was there just seconds before.

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Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When Kearney buys the beer, the shot of the ice cream sandwiches melting in his arm pits shows that the 'Duff' writing on the crate of beer is thinner than previously seen.

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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: At the Tavern, when Homer slaps the money on the table, the white cloth that Moe was holding has vanished. (00:04:55)

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Suggested correction: That's because Moe is wiping the corner by the wall. We don't see that corner again for a few minutes. Enough time for Moe to move the cloth especially since he's off camera.

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Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: If you watch carefully, the same footage of Bart and Skinner slamming locker doors is used. The easiest to spot is the shots of the camera at Bart from inside a locker, where a kid's scrapbook is on the left side. (00:19:45)

Yoshi
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Homer the Great - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Stonecutters are singing "We do", the position of several characters, particularly Number 51 and Chief Wiggum, change randomly as the camera angles change. Number 51 starts at the end of the table on the right side, with Chief Wiggum two seats to the left of him. In later shots, Number 51, then Wiggum are both switched to the same position, midway up the left side. Then, when the song ends, Wiggum has disappeared, and Number 51 remains in this new position.

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The Bart of War - S14-E21

Continuity mistake: After Kirk (Milhouse's dad) drives away from the stadium, Bart and Homer are walking along and you can see the Drink Duff sign right next to the edge of the fence. The next shot of Homer noticing the sign, the sign is further away from the edge of the fence and is smaller.

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The Otto Show - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: Just after Bart has played the guitar in the street, he picks up two books. Before Bart picks them up they are green but they instantly turn blue when he does pick them up. Then when he gets on the bus the books have disappeared completely.

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Brawl in the Family - S13-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer's Vegas wife shows him the video in front of Marge, it shows Homer kissing Ned. This didn't happen when she showed it in the Vegas episode.

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