The Simpsons

The Old Man and the C Student - S10-E20

Corrected entry: Homer flushes his springs one by one and sings a parody of "10 green bottles", but with flushing springs. He goes from 999 to 996 but doesn't flush the toilet enough times to get to that number.

Dan Moat

Correction: While Homer is flushing the springs, it goes to Marge at the door. Homer must then put in more than one spring, then start singing again.

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Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In Krusty's story, when he's doing his performance with balloons on the stage, we can see Krusty's father in the background, watching and clapping at Krusty. (00:09:10)

Yoshi

Correction: His father didn't know that it was his son until the other Rabbi sprayed him with the seltzer, washing off Krusty's makeup.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: Homer and Marge in most episodes say that they had Bart in high school, but they're 38 and Bart's 10. As stupid as Homer is, I doubt he was in high school at 28.

Matthew Gem Premium member

Correction: They didn't have Bart in school. Marge and Homer didn't even hook up until The Prom, and he was in the workplace by the time Bart came along (you can see Homer coming home from work, singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" in an early episode when Bart was young).

SexyIrishLeprechaun
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Bart Carny - S9-E12

Corrected entry: The Simpsons arrive back at their house and discover that the 2 carnival workers they let live with them have boarded up every window and way into the house. However, when they are in the tree-house, you can see the windows on the upper-floor have remained un-boarded.

Correction: We never actually see the back of the house when the Simpsons arrive so we can't safely assume that it's all boarded up. More importantly perhaps, we don't see the back of the house until several hours later, so it's quite possible they simply took the boards off.

David Mercier
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Smart and Smarter - S15-E13

Corrected entry: Lisa says her IQ is 159, but in "Homer's Enemy," we are told it's 156. Lisa hasn't aged in 15 years so it won't have changed. More likely to be writers not remembering what they have said before.

David Mercier

Correction: IQ measurement is not exact, and many factors, such as a person's environment, can affect how well one performs, intellectually speaking, though one's IQ usually hovers around a certain area of the scale. For Lisa to go from 159 to 156 is not unusual (a drop to, say, 136 would be much more cause for concern). She may just have had another test recently.

Xofer
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Homer vs. Patty and Selma - S6-E17

Corrected entry: When Bart takes off his face mask during his ballet performance, all of his fellow dancers have disappeared.

Correction: Bart's doing a solo - the other dancers would have left the stage.

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Lisa the Beauty Queen - S4-E4

Corrected entry: In the scene where Krusty is asking the girls questions, he reads off a cue card on what to say, but the problem is Krusty can't read.

Correction: In "Krusty Gets Busted" (season 1), we learn that Krusty can't read; however, this show takes place after that, by which point Krusty has probably learned to read somewhat (the cuecards, at least).

Xofer
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Treehouse of Horror XIII - S14-E1

Corrected entry: How does Homer have 2 rifles and an assault rifle and many other guns when back when he first tried to get a gun he was only allowed 2 handguns or less?

Correction: The Halloween specials don't follow the continuity of the regular episodes - remember how many characters die in the Treehouse of Horror eps? Facts from the regular episodes don't have to be consistent in these Halloween specials.

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Season 11 generally

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Beyond Blunderdome' one of the vehicles in the Hollywood car museum is Herbie the love bug. However, in 'Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner' the same car is seen in Planet Springfield.

J&N

Correction: There was more than one model of the Beetle used in those movies - about 30 for 1968's "The Love Bug" alone! There could certainly be units in these two museums simultaneously.

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

Corrected entry: At the beginning of Part 1, we are told that the Simpsons are in Marrakech, Morocco. At the airport, however, we can see on the building 'Marrakesh Airport' - the spelling is different. (00:02:20 - 00:03:15)

Yoshi

Correction: Transliterations from other languages, especially unrelated languages, into English are inexact and even inconsistent. How many ways are there of spelling, in English, the name of the dictator of Libya? Gaddafi, Qaddafi, Kaddafi ...

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member
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The Blunder Years - S13-E5

Corrected entry: When Mr Smithers' father is about to go into the reactor core, he says that if it blows then the whole town is doomed. But he has the door wide open and nothing seems to be happening to him, Mr Burns or Smithers Jr.

Correction: Smither's father goes into the chamber and you can see in the shot he closes the large vault door (you can even hear it close behind him).

Lummie Premium member
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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1) - S6-E25

Corrected entry: Groundskeeper Willie says that his father got thrown in the bog, yet in another episode he says that his father was hung for stealing a pig. Also in the episode with the Loch Ness monster, Willies father is alive and well.

Correction: Willy said his father was thrown in the bog instead of having a proper BURIAL (presumably for the pig offence). You're right about the Loch Ness episode though.

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Skinner's Sense of Snow - S12-E8

Corrected entry: All the children have time to run out of the classroom, put their coats, hats, scarves and gloves on (which are probably in their lockers) in the time it takes for Skinner to open the blind on the window. There is no way they could have done this in such a short space of time.

David Mercier

Correction: Take into consideration that this is a cartoon and things are sometimes faster than real life. Also do you think Homer can survive several falls down into Springfield Gorge?

Toolio
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Boy Scoutz N the Hood - S5-E8

Corrected entry: When Bart and Milhouse buy the 'Super Squishy' Bart pays with a $20 bill. Apu gives no change but after this they go to a V.I.P. arcade, buy tickets for 'Catz' and buy loads of bubblegum. Considering they were out of money in the first place how did they afford all this?

Correction: What they did was simply an image of what they thought they did as Bart couldn't remember the next morning. Many episodes this happens when one of the characters go into song and dance. In the episode "Homer Badman", Homer goes into a song and dance where he and the family are under the sea.

Lummie Premium member
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Tree House of Horror VII - S8-E1

Corrected entry: In "The Thing and I", Bart seals the doors and windows on the house when Dr. Hibbert and the rest of the Simpson family leave. So how could Hibbert and the Simpsons rescue Bart from Hugo? (00:04:55 - 00:05:45)

Correction: Bart only locked them, he didn't baracade the windows and doors. The family visited the airport meaning they would have had keys on them as well.

Lummie Premium member
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The War of the Simpsons - S2-E20

Corrected entry: After Marge explains why they're having the party, Homer recalls their wedding very vividly, having, "priests, champagne, and musicians," but in Season 3, "I Married Marge," their wedding isn't that spectacular as Homer remembers.

Correction: Homer is an idiot, and his memory is not too good either.

SexyIrishLeprechaun
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Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Corrected entry: When Homer is in the real world at the end of the "Homer3" segment, he sees a store selling erotic cakes. The door is already open, yet it makes a bell ring, as if Homer pushed opened the door because it was closed. (00:20:50)

Correction: Many stores have pressure doormats or photoelectric eyes controlling their entry alarms.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member
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Half-Decent Proposal - S13-E10

Corrected entry: Artie Ziff is upset to discover that Marge is married. But not only does he address her as "Marge Simpson" and not "Marge Bouvier" at first, but 5 series ago he met Homer and Marge at a school reunion and Homer said that Marge was his wife.

Correction: Artie is intelligent. If he knows that Marge is married to Homer before, then of course he would say Simpson.

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I Am Furious Yellow - S13-E18

Corrected entry: In this episode, Milhouse tells Bart that he is only 12 years old, but in most other episodes it says he is just ten. So now that he has aged by 2 years, how come Maggie doesn't look any older?

Correction: The characters never age in the Simpsons despite their age varying between certain episodes. Milhouse is actually the same age as Bart as in a previous episode he was in the same class as Bart in his first year of school. Fact is why dont any of the characters look any older other than just Maggie?

Lummie Premium member
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Homer's Odyssey - S1-E3

Corrected entry: Marcia Wallace's name is misspelt "Masha" in the closing credits.

Correction: I just watched this episode and looked out for this mistake, and it is certainly spelled correctly.

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

Continuity mistake: Lewis changes from black to yellow when Milhouse dares Bart to pull Santa's beard off. (00:14:10)

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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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