The Simpsons

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: When Bart makes a phone call to the Australian boy, it is daytime in both Springfield and Australia. However when the Australian boy's father phones Bart, it is again daytime in Australia but night-time in Springfield. But due to the Earth's rotation, surely it would have to be night-time in Australia or possibly very early in the morning. It seems to remain daytime there.

OL1V3R666

Correction: The phone calls are made at different times from each other so judging the time zone differences is tricky. However it is possible for the scenes to have daylight in both regions and daylight/night as in the show. If you use New York as reference point, a phone call at 4:30 pm, the call would be receieved at 6:30 am in Australia when it is plenty of time to have sunlight. When the Australian father calls it would be the afternoon and early morning in Springfield. If a call at 4:30 pm from Austrlia, it would be 2:30 am in New York.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Corrected entry: When Lurleen is talking to Kent Brockman, her voice is completely different than how we heard it in "Colonel Homer".

OL1V3R666

Correction: This is intentional. The hoarse, scratchy voice (along with "I spent last night in a ditch") is supposed to denote how rough her life's been since "Colonel Homer".

Xofer

Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Corrected entry: How exactly did the chair from Miss Hoover's classroom get stuck to Homer's backside? There was nothing sticky on the chair when we first saw it.

OL1V3R666

Correction: His rear end was so fat it got wedged in the seat.

Xofer

Dog of Death - S3-E19

Corrected entry: When Mr Burns' hounds chase Ned Flanders, they jump across the screen and simultaneously growl. However their mouths don't move when growling.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Having owned various dogs for 30 years, I can tell you that a dog's mouth does not have to move for it to be able to growl. The growl comes from deep in their throat.

Guy

The Old Man and the C Student - S10-E20

Corrected entry: In this episode, Hans Moleman is in a retirement home. But in "Duffless", he reveals that he is actually 37 years old, and therefore is too young to be in a retirement home.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Being that there is no age restriction in being in a retirement home there was nothing stopping Hans from moving into the home. The reason could be that Hans is weak, slow and has poor eye sight. With all these ailments he perhaps decided that he needed specialist care that a retirement home could provide.

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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.

OL1V3R666

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.

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.

tw_stuart

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.

Half-Decent Proposal - S13-E10

Corrected entry: Artie says that he has been thinking about Marge for the last 20 years. However, we have seen in previous episodes that Marge got pregnant with Bart just out of high school, and he is 10. They can't have graduated more than 11 years ago.

Correction: Marge got pregnant with Bart in 1980 (See Episode: I Married Marge, Season 3). They married soon after this. This is to do with the slightly larger plot hole of everyone in the Simpsons always being the same age (at least they stopped aging after 1990 when the show started). This is a cartoon convention and not a mistake.

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

Kara

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.

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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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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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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