The Simpsons

Lisa the Iconoclast - S7-E16

Corrected entry: At the the end of the episode when the sniper shoots at Lisa we hear the shot first then see it hit the platform. Sound travels slower than light.

Correction: We are located nearer to the sniper than Lisa, so the sound would hit us immediately, but the bullet wouldn't hit until later. The relevant speeds aren't light and sound, but sound and the bullet.

David Mercier
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Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner - S11-E3

Corrected entry: The keyboard that Homer uses to write his report doesn't have a working E key. When his boss looks at it he says that he repeats "screw Flanders" at the end. Screw Flanders has two Es.

Correction: "Scrw Flandrs" is easily recognized as 'Screw Flanders'.

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The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: The mysterious figure in the background of the lie-detector scene is the Cigarette-Smoking Man, the arch-nemesis of the two FBI agents from The X-Files.

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Correction: Bit too obvious to be trivia.

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Corrected entry: Whenever Bart speaks to Akira he says 'Akira, my good man'.

Kara

Correction: All well and good, but not really trivia.

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How I Spent My Strummer Vacation - S14-E2

Corrected entry: In the beginning, Homer states that he doesn't remember that he was going to be on Taxicab Conversations. By the way Disco Stu was talking, the show was supposed to be a secret from the passengers, so if it's a reality show then they shouldn't have told him.

Correction: Hidden camera shows have to get permission from participants after filming so that the footage can be used on TV. Homer and Disco Stu were most likely told after being recorded.

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The Way We Weren't - S15-E20

Corrected entry: Homer says Marge is the only woman he ever kissed. But he kissed Mindy Simmons earlier in the series.

Correction: Homer wouldn't want to bring that up with Marge.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Corrected entry: When Bart runs to the ticket booth, there is no person inside it. However, somebody appears there when he tries to buy a ticket.

Correction: The manager probably saw him coming, therefore walked out to serve him.

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A Streetcar Named Marge - S4-E2

Corrected entry: When the producer asks the auditioning men to take off their shirts, he says, using French, 'D├ęshabillez votre chemise,' which is blatantly wrong, as it means 'Undress your shirt' instead of 'Take off your shirt.'

Sereenie

Correction: The producer is a pretentious fool. He probably can't actually speak French (at least not fluently), he is just trying to appear sophisticated. It is in keeping with the character that he would get the phrase wrong, and this was very possibly intentional.

J I Cohen
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Homer the Great - S6-E12

Corrected entry: George Bush says that he has to disagree with Orville, Jack and Mr. But at the beginning of the episode, Lenny says that the stonecutters call each other by number and not by name.

Correction: It seems likely that Lenny meant that the number is their rank and therefore their title. After Homers has taken the secret oath the leader gives him a number but after that no other mention of numbers is used. Bush is not the only one who uses other Stonecutter names. When Moe says they have to kill Homer and the Leader says "Take it easy Moe". Before Homer's birthmark is found the leader addresses Homer by his full name.

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Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Corrected entry: The flag outside Springfield Elementary remains still in the wind.

Correction: The flag is soaking wet and therefore too heavy to move in the wind. Perfectly natural.

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Corrected entry: At certain points in the series, the multi-armed elephant god that Apu worships is called, "Vishnu," and at other times, it's referred to as, "Ganesh."

Correction: No, it's always called Ganesh because that's it's name. He sometimes prays to Vishnu, but the name of the elephant god never changed when he is talking to it.

David Mercier
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Corrected entry: In the opening of some of the episodes, just when Bart is skateboarding by Homer, he rides past Moe's. Then, right beside Moe's, is a TV or electronic shop of some sorts. King Toots moves around from episode to episode. At times it is across the street, and other times it is on the same side of Moe's.

Correction: Everything in Springfield moves around. In the episode where Homer likes to walk to places instead of driving, you can see their home from Moes. At another time, their home is right behind the parking lot for the power plant. The whole show would technically be an error.

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Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Corrected entry: In "Attack Of The 50ft. Eyesores", how could Homer get Lard Lad's donut into the house? (00:01:50)

Correction: Homer tore it apart, pulled it into the house, and then put it back together.

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Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Corrected entry: During "Nightmare On Evergreen Terrace", Sherri and Terri have slash marks across their dresses and Nelson is shiny - even his regular clothes. That means that they slept in their regular clothes, which is a bit odd (unless they're imitating Bart for the previous Halloween episode...). (00:07:45)

Correction: Willie was so busy with Bart and Lisa during the night that he had to get Nelson, Sherri, and Terri during their naps at school or somewhere else.

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Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Corrected entry: When Lisa asks what was Bart's first word Marge imagines Bart walking into Homer and Marge's room and says aye carumba. But its in the current house but Bart lived in a different house when he was younger so it is most likely he said his first word in that house.

Correction: (It is the old house. Behind Bart is a green wall, which can't be the upstairs of the new house because that has a pink wall.).

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Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - S5-E14

Corrected entry: Kent Brockman reports that the US President has been arrested for murder. This can't happen. Murder or not, the US President is immune from arrest while in office.

Correction: Not true. President Franklin Pierce was arrested for driving a horse and buggy too fast while in office, and President Ulysses Grant was arrested for driving a horse and buggy while drunk.

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The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: Homer is at a stall which is selling T-shirts. He discovers that they had sold out of 'Homer is a dope' T-shirts. After Marge promotes this shirt to Homer, with all it's good points, Homer turns to buy 10 of them - we see the man accepting the money - But they have sold out, remember.

Correction: Actually, the man selling the shirts doesn't accept any cash, as Homer didn't offer him any. Homer turns around and says "I'll buy 2", then it's a different shot. This is basically there to show off Homer's stupidity.

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Bart to the Future - S11-E17

Corrected entry: This episode takes place in 2030, and it's said that Lisa was just inaugurated President. There will be a presidential inauguration in 2029, not 2030.

Correction: Not necessarily. Although not routine, there may be an inauguration in 2030 if the previous president's term is terminated early for some reason (e.g. they die or are impeached, or simply resign).

Andy Benham Premium member
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I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot - S15-E9

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the episode, Lisa calls Mr. Skinner "Principal Tanzarian". However, at the end of the episode "The Principal and the Pauper", Judge Schneider declares that anyone who ever mentions the fact that he's not the real Seymour Skinner ever again is to be punished... "by penalty of torture". May I do the honours, Judge?

Correction: Like for any crime, you're only punished if you're caught.

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Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Corrected entry: Even though Grandpa Simpson is younger in this episode, a picture of his older self is hanging in the Simpsons' home. Creepy.

Correction: That's a picture of HIS father. In several episodes of The Simpsons it is established that Homer will look just like Abe as he gets older, and so on down the generations.

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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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