The Simpsons

Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Corrected entry: In one scene, when Bart is a child, he and Homer are watching Krusty and Sideshow Mel. However Sideshow Mel appeared only after Sideshow Bob was arrested, as his replacement. Krusty even mentions this in another episode, saying something like "The guy I got to replace you doesn't hold a candle to you Bob".

Correction: It is Sideshow Bob who Bart and Homer are watching. You can tell by his voice (when he grunts when he drops the weights in Krusty's show), not necessarily the fact that he has green hair, just like Sideshow Mel in the flashback. Apart from that Sideshow Bob's hair is normally in a palm tree shape, and Sideshow Mel's hair is shaped a bit like Marge's.

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The Great Louse Detective - S14-E6

Corrected entry: Earlier in "Day of the Jackanapes", Sideshow Bob was sentenced to be beheaded at the end of the episode. So, how is it that he is alive and serving time at the Campbell's Soup prison?

Correction: Bob wasn't sentenced to be beheaded, Chief Wiggum just decided that. At the end of DOTJ, Bob asks 'Isn't it customary to have a trial?' to which Wiggum replies, 'Oh, a wise guy, huh?' It's most likely that Bob was granted the chance to have a trial and that he was thrown in a max-security prison rather than given the death penalty.

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The Frying Game - S13-E21

Corrected entry: How can the citizens of Springfield, notably Chief Wiggum and Homer, not know that the whole murder was a reality show? If FRAME UP was the highest rated reality show on FOX, surely there'd be promos for it on TV and in TV Guides.

Correction: This was just the filming portion of the show. Many reality TV shows will be filmed and after a brief period be promoted then screened at a later date. They never actually said it was the highest rated reality show, it was Fox's latest reality hit show.

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Fraudcast News - S15-E22

Corrected entry: When Burns buys KBBL and tells Bill and Marty they're fired, they take off their headphones but can still hear what Burns is saying when he asks for the toilet noise to be played.

Correction: The phone call might have been on speaker phone as well as being heard in their headphones. Even if it wasn't on speaker phone we can hear Mr Burns' voice as well so when they take their headphones off it's likely they could hear his voice as we could.

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The Great Louse Detective - S14-E6

Corrected entry: When Sideshow Bob says that he hasn't made any progress on catching the person who is trying to kill Homer, he says, "Go ahead, shock me." and hands Marge the shocking remote. Sideshow Bob has been trying to get the remote ever since he was introduced into the episode. Why, if he has it, does he give it to Marge instead of taking it and trying to kill Bart, which he does at the end of the episode?

Correction: Bob probably thought that he hasn't really done anything wrong so they will take pity and leave shocking him, but they decide to anyway. It just furthers the joke that he can't stop the Simpsons, no matter how well behaved he was, from shocking him. In regard to killing Bart, it was being at Moe's with Lenny & Carl's suggestion about how to kill Bart that sparked him into trying to kill Bart. In the episode we saw Bob was preoccupied with helping Homer and being given the simple idea later on sparked him into action.

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The Cartridge Family - S9-E5

Corrected entry: Marge is very nervous when Homer brings a gun into the Simpson house. But she never had problems with guns in the house when she was a cop.

Correction: Homer isn't the most safety cautious person and this would have frightened Marge knowing he could harm or injure the family. With Marge being an officer she would have had training in firearms and firearm safety so it was likely she was more comfortable having one.

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Marge on the Lam - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Homer manages to call Marge from a pay phone even though both of his arms are trapped in two vending machines.

Correction: It would have been tough, but could have knocked the phone onto his shoulders to hold between his neck and used his nose to push the buttons.

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Helter Shelter - S14-E5

Corrected entry: When the Simpsons enter Lenny's apartment, they discover that he is exceptionally rich. Lenny is supposed to be poor, as in "Realty Bites" when he was shown to be living in a rundown shack.

Correction: Lenny never says he was rich. Thats just an assumption because he has a nice apartment. The terrible noise and vibration from the game that was being played against one of his walls shows the likely reason why if he wasn't rich he was able to afford the apartment. Added to this Lenny's financial situation has never really been established to make a conclusion to how he got the apartment. So for all we know Lenny started to save his money from that point, inherited money, got a loan etc.

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

Corrected entry: At Moe's tavern, the beer in everyone's glasses is very odd. In Barney's glass the liquid is shaped like a hand, and the other guy's glass is shaped like a half-oval, with foam coming out of it. (00:11:35)

Yoshi

Correction: Odd is permissible in the Tree House episodes. Some of the normal rules don't apply.

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Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: During this episode, Krusty is seen looking at the Simpsons videos and some Jewish magazines. Krusty can obviously understand what they are saying (as he seems eager to watch a video he finds at the Simpsons house and he gets very upset looking at a Jewish father/son magazine). However, he is supposed to be illiterate, reinforced by the fact that Krusty couldn't read Bart's letter early in the same episode.

Correction: Illiterate doesn't mean he can't recognise a video from the picture on The Front. As for the magazine, the picture on The Front is of a Jewish father and son and would be enough to provoke Krusty's reaction.

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Corrected entry: Lisa's bedroom shifts positions in her house throughout the series. This is especially visible in the episode where she goes out with Nelson, and in the episode where she thinks that she is losing her intelligence.

Correction: There's no reason why, if the Simpsons have a spare room, Lisa can't move her stuff into another room. It isn't exactly out of character.

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Corrected entry: Whenever Disco Stu is mentioned when Marge is around, she always says 'Who's Disco Stu?'

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Correction: Marge doesn't say that *every time* Disco Stu is mentioned. She doesn't say that when Disco Stu is flirting with her at the ski lodge in the episode "Little Big Mom". The only time I can recall Marge saying that is when she sees Homer's Disco Stud jacket.

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Mother Simpson - S7-E8

Corrected entry: When it goes back to the sixties and Mona Simpson is setting the bomb, there are 8 hippies around the bomb. When it cuts to the news bulletin about the lab, Kent Brockman says there were seven.

Correction: The only people who knew about it were Clancy Wiggum and Mr Burns, and both could have believed it was seven and not eight people in the lab. Like any news media outlet, sometimes they get the facts wrong.

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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.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: 40 seconds pass during the time period when the announcer says there is 1 minute left and 30 seconds left. Also between the announcer saying there is a half-minute left and 15 seconds left, 25 seconds pass. (00:08:10 - 00:09:20)

Yoshi

Correction: It's normal movie practice to show sequentially events which are intended to be in parallel (the alternative is a very ugly split screen). Between the announcements for one minute and 30 seconds left, Homer has a flashback and during the countdown from 30 to 15, we see the TV announcer explaining who will survive and who will not. The time in Homer's reality is correct.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: In the shot after Smithers asks Mr. Burns where his radiation suit is, Marge's knitting supplies have disappeared. (00:05:30 - 00:06:35)

Yoshi

Correction: Marge is no longer holding her knitting but she's been out of shot for easily long enough to have put them down or even put them away.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: When Homer is sleeping in Sector 7G, the illumination of the room has changed. (00:03:50)

Yoshi

Correction: True but this is a completely new scene, Homer could simply have turned the lights off.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: When Smithers shows Mr. Burns the picture of his dog, he is standing to the right of him. Immediately after, he is standing in front of the TV monitors. (00:03:10)

Yoshi

Correction: They're both in front of the TV monitors. We see Smithers from two different angles and he has time to move when Mr Burns is in shot so there's nothing unusual about this scene.

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Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When the police trap Snake after the car chase they say he's trapped in meaning there was only one way in. So how does Snake get his car stuck in the alleyway when he must have got through the alleyway to begin with?

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Correction: There was only one way in and out for a car as Snake finds out. The alley they both came in is obviously different from the one Snake tries to escape through. This is further confirmed by the fact that the police car is not parked at the end of the alley Snake tries to exit through.

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Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: During the car chase scene, Snake drives into the parking lot and there is a large "Parking" sign yet when the police come through the sign is gone. (00:07:30)

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Correction: The shot with Snake coming through is a wide shot where we can see the sign. When the police come through the shot is much tighter and the sign is above what we can see.

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

Question: Chief Wiggum says that Space Invaders was an addictive video game, and Groundskeeper Willie says, "Video game?" I don't understand why he is so shocked. Could someone help please?

Answer: Willy referred to an encounter he believed he had with actual aliens, while Wiggum thought he was referring to the arcade game.

Answer: The joke is that Willie was so addicted to Space Invaders that he believed it was reality: every time he played, he was actually defending the Earth from dangerous aliens. It's a surprise to him that it was actually a game.

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