The Simpsons

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show - S8-E14

Corrected entry: When Itchy shoots the apple through the arrow at Scratchy's head, it punctures a vat of carbolic acid which spills onto Scratchy, turning him into a skeleton. Carbolic acid, or phenol, is poisonous but not corrosive.

Correction: An Itchy and Scratchy cartoon is entrely exempt from having to follow the rules of reality. OR, you could argue that since within the Simpson's universe the writers of Itchy & Scratchy have always been shown to be pompous and unimaginative college boys that don't do their research.

Correction: Bear in mind that this is the episode in which nerds are mocked for nitpicking cartoons.

Correction: He does know that it's a prank call and that Bart is the one calling. He goes along with it because he doesn't want to make Bart mad.

I'm pretty sure that this is just an internet theory.

No, in this episode Bart has supernatural powers and the whole town lives in fear of him. He's making people do what he wants because he can.

Burns Baby Burns - S8-E4

Corrected entry: When Mr Burns asks Larry about his life, he mentions that he stayed at the orphanage until he was 18, and then got the job at the stall. He also mentions the small detail of seeing a blimp. Yet at the end of the episode, he says he has a wife and kids. Wouldn't he have mentioned them earlier to Mr Burns, if he included such a petty detail as a blimp?

Correction: See, that's the entire joke: to Larry, the appearance of a blimp was more interesting than his wife and kids. The reveal at the end of the ep (that he has this family) is funny for precisely that reason - that he's ignored them entirely all this time, with no concern. Just because you don't get a joke doesn't mean it's a mistake.

Correction: This does not occur between two consecutive shots. There's a shot of Homer and Bart leaving the house in between those two shots, which provides sufficient time for Selma and Patty to cross their arms.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: The cat may be named this because it is the 5th cat. If it was called Snowball IV, then Lisa may have forgotten about Coltrane.

Correction: There are 5 burgers on the plate and one in his mouth when Homer walks off. When Ned calls over the burger in his mouth has gone and is now on the plate.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: The word "Treasure" is written above "Island" in all shots of the blackboard.

Super Grover Premium member

Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode, King Henry VIII executed five of his six wives. In real life, Henry only executed two, Anne Boleyn (his second wife)and Katherine Howard (his fifth wife).

Correction: The premise of this episode is that without books in the library, Marge is telling the kids the history stories. Marge either was just taught incorrectly or she doesn't know and made up a number that sounded reasonable.

Bishop73

Correction: The premise of this episode is that without books in the library, Marge tells the kids the history stories from her own recollection. Either Marge didn't know better or changed it, because a beheading makes a better story than just having complications.

Bishop73

Correction: Her flashlight turns off as soon as she breaks it in half. It does not stay lit.

Nikolai

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: When Smithers realises that he shot Jasper, instead of Mr. Burns, he mentions that he left the meeting early in order to watch Pardon My Zinger. However, in the previous episode, you see him walk out of the meeting with everyone else, very slowly. (00:06:25)

Correction: True, however, everyone stopped walking after exiting the meeting and Smithers continued to walk, so he did leave before anyone else did. He said he left the meeting early probably because he was delirious and couldn't remember it correctly.

Casual Person

Correction: They weren't actually in Springfield when they ripped it down. The Sunblocker was obviously out of town as shown where the scene where they go to rip it down starts.

Casual Person

Barting Over - S14-E11

Corrected entry: When Lisa mocks Bart in French, she sings, "Vous ĂȘtes Baby Stinkbreath." However, "Vous ĂȘtes" is the formal construction. A person would not use this when speaking to his or her brother, especially when deliberately being disrespectful towards him. "Tu es," the informal form, would be more appropriate.

DavidK93

Correction: Lisa may still be learning, and it's an easy mistake to make.

Correction: She's 8 years old. A child making mistakes is not uncommon.

Ssiscool Premium member

She is shown to have superior intellect.

Even the smartest people make mistakes. Neil deGrasse Tyson said it wouldn't be possible for BB-8 in The Force Awakens to rove over sand and chalked it up to a visual effect, only for the filmmakers to prove to him that it was not a visual effect.

Phaneron Premium member

Correction: Yes. but Marge is telling the story and afterwards Lisa confronts her about the inaccuracies of her story.

MasterOfAll

Bart After Dark - S8-E5

Corrected entry: In the scene where Belle (the owner of the burlesque house) tells Homer about Bart breaking a valuable statue, Belle calls it a gargoyle, however this is wrong. A gargoyle has water shooting out of its mouth, the statue Belle was talking about, is called a grotesque.

MGG fan xx

Correction: While technically correct, the term 'grotesque' is now practically unknown to the general public, who refer to all such statues as gargoyles. Only an expert in the field would realistically refer to them as a grotesque and Belle, as the owner of a burlesque house, is unlikely to qualify for that status.

Tailkinker Premium member

Correction: This episode takes place over multiple days so he could have changed his pants at the start of each day.

moviefan2345

Correction: He could have either snuck in or bribed/tricked the comic book guy.

CBG spots people in disguise and is stubborn in regards to people being banned.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: Character mistake by Bart.

Guy

Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Corrected entry: When Lisa runs into Bart's room and throws a snowball at him, it is quite a powerful throw and on target as it hits him in the face. Yet when the kids are receiving academic alerts in the gymnasium, Lisa can barely throw the piece of paper she has been given. Surely she wouldn't have been able to throw the snowball so well if she lacked such skills?

Correction: Not exactly. Once, I threw a tennis ball hard enough to give a kid a good black eye pretty dang fast. However, when my brother was trying to teach me baseball about a day later, with a similar tennis ball, I couldn't throw it nearly as fast.

Correction: The authorities mention they had been tracking the paintings for quite some time. Being the location of the paintings had been hidden even from those who stole it (Grandpa Simpson & Mr Burns had to get the keys to find it), the authorities would have likely tracked them until they did recover the paintings. If the pair had been tipped off they likely would have not tried to recover the paintings and the authorities might never find them.

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The Cartridge Family - S9-E5

TV Announcer: The Continental Soccer Association is coming to Springfield. It's all here: fast kicking, low scoring. And ties? You bet.
Bart: Hey Dad, how come you've never taken us to see a soccer game?
Homer: I don't know.
TV Announcer: You'll see all your favorite soccer stars. Like Arriaga, Arriaga II, Barriaga, Aruglia, and Pizzozza.
Homer: Oh, I've never heard of those people.
TV Announcer: And they'll all be signing autographs.
Homer: Woohoo!
TV Announcer: This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on Earth. Mexico or Portugal.

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Trivia: The only voice artists who regularly perform as only one character are Yeardley Smith as Lisa and Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel. Yeardley has also voiced different versions of Lisa (Lisa Jr. and Lisabella) in at least two other episodes.

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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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