The Simpsons

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.

tw_stuart

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.

tw_stuart

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.

tw_stuart

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?

Lummie Premium member

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.

tw_stuart

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)

Lummie Premium member

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.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Lisa is in Skinner's office after sassing Miss Hoover, her hands change position between shots. (00:14:40)

Yoshi

Correction: Again true but she has time to change the position of her hands when we see her from behind. We can't see her hands during this time.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: In Bart's imagination, when he is in the courtroom with his face censored, when the guy with the knife grabs Bart, the judge has disappeared. (00:13:05)

Yoshi

Correction: Not possible to tell, the shot is looking up from a very low position. The judge could easily still be there without us being able to see him.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When the mean girls try to get Lisa out of the bad girl's washroom, the magazine that one of the girls was carrying disappears. The cigarette that the other girl was holding also vanishes. (00:11:40)

Yoshi

Correction: This is all true but the girl whose magazine disappears is out of shot for long enough to have dropped it or even put it down. The other girl's hand is out of sight long enough for her to have dropped it just as we saw the first girl do earlier.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Lisa enters the bad girl's washroom for the first time, the books she is carrying switches arms. (00:11:40)

Yoshi

Correction: This is true but not in the least bit surprising since we clearly see Lisa switching the books from under her left arm to under her right.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Bart is seen repeatedly switching where he sits in the back of the car before and during the car chase. (00:05:50 - 00:08:10)

Yoshi

Correction: The submission is nonsense. Yes we see Bart moving but he moves himself and then we see him being thrown about in the car during the chase all of which is completely normal.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When the cops pick up Bart at the Simpson house, it is daytime. Immediately after it is nighttime. (00:05:30)

Yoshi

Correction: It's a completely different shot which does not have to directly follow in time.

tw_stuart

Season 4 generally

Corrected entry: On the series 4 DVD box set there is a message from Matt Groening. In the message he is talking about some of the episodes, and refers to "Ralph Wiggum's immortal 'Choo-Choo-Choose Me' valentine to Lisa." In actually, it was a valentine from Lisa to Ralph, and the card read "I Choo-Choo-Choose You."

Scrappy

Correction: The card does say that but Matt Groening is referring to Ralph's first words upon receiving the card which are "You choo choo choose me?"

tw_stuart

Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Corrected entry: The nuclear power station has three huge chimney stacks belching smoke. Why? What are they burning?

Correction: 1) It could simply be steam. 2) The plant is notoriously unsafe and in contravention of most laws so there may well be stuff burning inside. 3) Burns could easily be engaged in some illegal money-making activity inside the plant which involves burning.

tw_stuart

Marge in Chains - S4-E21

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode, where it has Troy Mclure on a TV programme, Troy Mclure has a microphone. Notice that as he walks down the orange stairs, there is a wire following him, which is attached to the microphone. When Troy reaches the bottom of the stairs the wire has now disappeared from the stairs. (00:01:50)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: He's out of shot for long enough to have been given another microphone. He may need to move around and doesn't want an extremely long cable dragging behind him so there's a second mic connected closer to his current position or to the position he will next move to.

tw_stuart

Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Bart watches "Gorilla The Conqueror" with Homer, the giant gorilla in the film throws a tree at various people. Some of the people are in mid-air before the impact.

Correction: Not really a mistake in the Simpsons, more a nod to the fairly obvious, and poor, special effects used in these kind of movies.

tw_stuart

Radio Bart - S3-E13

Corrected entry: When Bart accidentally drops the radio down the well, we can see in the first shot that the rope is in a bundle and is very long. In the next shot the rope appears to be shorter. (00:09:35)

Yoshi

Correction: Easy explanation. There were two pieces of rope wrapped in the bundle and Bart assumed it was one long piece. That's why he dropped the radio. The rest of the rope is still lying at Barts feet where we can't see it.

tw_stuart

Radio Bart - S3-E13

Corrected entry: When Bart makes Mrs. Krabappel 'fart,' the bulletin board on the wall keeps changing between shots. (00:08:40)

Yoshi

Correction: Sorry but no it doesn't, we see it from various different positions in the classroom so it appears to be different but the separate shots are consistent with the whole.

tw_stuart

Lisa the Greek - S3-E14

Corrected entry: At the very end when Homer runs out of Moes there is no street and only a grey wall (00:21:20)

Correction: We can't see any detail to know what's outside. It simply looks as if it's dark so we can't see anything.

tw_stuart

Lisa the Greek - S3-E14

Corrected entry: While Lisa gives her speech at school, Miss Hoover seems to have only one leg. (00:13:20)

rabid anarchist

Correction: Her other leg is obviously raised and the flat of her foot is leaning against the desk. We can't see it because of her long skirt.

tw_stuart

Radio Bart - S3-E13

Corrected entry: When Bart opens Marge's sisters' present, Martin has disappeared for one shot. (00:05:20)

Yoshi

Correction: Martin is simply out of shot to the right of Bart. He hasn't disappeared.

tw_stuart
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Show generally

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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