The Simpsons

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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Homer's Phobia - S8-E15

Corrected entry: John is wearing Homer's old bowling shirt which he got at the Goodwill, but at the end of the bowling episode, Mr. Burn's attack hounds tears Homer's "Pin Pals" shirt to shreds. How could John get that shirt at the Goodwill if the hounds tore it up?

Correction: We don't see Homer get mauled in the bowling episode; the dogs could've been tearing his pants (which is likely since they pulled him down from the fence that way).

Xofer
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Springfield Connection - S6-E23

Corrected entry: In the scene where Marge is chopping celery, the knife is always in front of the celery as she chops, and never passes through the stick of celery - so no slices should be cut.

pinkwafer

Correction: This episode was recently shown on T.V. and it does show Marge cutting up the celery.

Jane Doe
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Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: Krusty's fancy coat is missing during dinner. (00:06:00)

Yoshi

Correction: There was a few minutes between these two scenes and it would have taken only a few seconds for Krusty to take it off.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: Throughout the whole show, Homer indicates he has three religions. The first one where he becomes an astronaut, he says he is Christian. Then when he becomes a body guard for the mayor, he indicates he is Muslim when his instructor says he can't worship Muhammad and Homer replies, "Not even during Ramadan?" which is a holy day in Islam. And finally in "Bye, Bye Nerdy" he tells Apu he is Hindu.

Correction: The Simpsons are Christians. The Ramadan thing was just a throwaway joke. I don't know about the Hindu comment, but I bet it was a throwaway joke, too.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: When the meltdown is in progress Smithers says that Homer was hired under Project Bootstrap, yet in the episode titled "I Married Marge" we see that it was Mr.Burns himself that hired Homer.

Correction: Although Homer is hired by Mr Burns in a later episode (when Bart visits the powerplant) Homer is fired by the twins' dad. He is then rehired under that thing Smithers said.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: If the cops are standing right beside the room where Skinner's trapped, and the door is partially open, why would the cops NOT hear Skinner when he yelled? (00:19:45)

Yoshi

Correction: This is a mistake, but it is the point of the joke. The cops tear apart Skinners room to find him, but don't hear him yelling in the next room.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: How can Lisa eat breakfast and get on the bus in a matter of seconds? Also, Bart changes from being in his pyjamas to his normal clothing in no time at all. (00:01:30 - 00:02:15)

Yoshi

Correction: If lisa can eat breakfast and bart instantly changes there could have been a small break between the two parts.

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Today, I am a Klown - S15-E6

Corrected entry: Bart asks Lisa how she knows so much about the Talmud. She credits her imaginary Jewish friend. But Bart was with Lisa in episode 3-6: "Like Father, Like Clown," when she made an extensive study of ancient Jewish texts. So Bart shouldn't need to ask the question in the first place, and Lisa's answer is incorrect, or at least incomplete.

DavidK93

Correction: Yes Bart was with Lisa, BUT in Homers barbershop quartet, Bart says he can't remember what happened 8 seconds ago so he would have forgotten by then.

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If we acknowledge that Bart forgetting is reasonable, it doesn't explain why Lisa's answer doesn't match the actual storyline where she studied the Talmud.

DavidK93

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Krusty leaves, we can see Lisa at the door with Bart and Marge. However, she was sleeping just a few shots earlier. (00:10:20 - 00:11:25)

Yoshi

Correction: Marge could have woken her up to see off their guest.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: When the school bus stops at Springfield Elementary, it is visible that the bus stops on the sidewalk. (00:02:20)

Yoshi

Correction: Otto is driving. It is not impossible or a mistake for them to be parked on the sidewalk.

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Team Homer - S7-E12

Corrected entry: When Bart's class goes nuts after seeing his "Down with Homework" t-shirt, we see Ralph sitting on the floor, eating paste. The problem is, Ralph is in Lisa's class, not Bart's.

Correction: If he's dumb enough to be eating paste he's dumb enough to be in the wrong classroom.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: The location of Evergreen Terrace and the Simpson home changes dramatically. In 'Homer the Great' the power plant car park runs past the Simpson's backyard while in the rest of the series its in the middle of a housing estate. In 'two bad neighbours' and other episodes there is a row of houses opposite the Simpsons, while in some episodes the Simpson's house is visible without opposite houses.

Correction: Whenever something like this happens it's usually done intentionally for comedic effect, such as Homer having to park so far away from work that it's right by his house. It's not like the writers and animators forgot what is around the Simpson's house.

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Corrected entry: In some episodes where they show Marge as a teenager, she has long hair thats down and straight. In others, she has her hair the way it is currently, straight up.

Correction: Marge as a "child" had her hair up like her mother, she than had it down when she was in high school but put it up again for the prom and later put it up permanently.

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

Corrected entry: When Mr. Burns is deliberately making Homer unconscious, he is exceptionally strong. He is supposed to be weak, as in "Homer Defined," when he couldn't give a thumbs-up. (00:18:00)

Yoshi

Correction: Since this is a spin-off type episode it doesn't have to follow the other episodes. The Halloween episodes have completely random continuity, with people dying/being changed to other forms/attacked by aliens, etc.

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A Tale of Two Springfields - S12-E2

Corrected entry: The people left New Springfield because of no food, but when Homer is punching the windows he get hotdogs from the store.

Correction: Actually, they left New Springfield because the roads were blocked off by the barrier, and there was no way to get more food into The Town. Also, when Homer was trying to convince them to stay, he said, "There's plenty of food for today." So there was still some food in The Town, like the hotdogs.

Kathy Tjarks
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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Corrected entry: After Homer loses his job, he is jamming a fork in the toaster. We see sparks coming out of it, proving it's plugged in, so Homer should have been electrocuted as soon as he did this. (00:15:20)

Yoshi

Correction: Electricity takes the shortest route possible, in this case, between the toaster heating elements, through the fork, to some part of the toaster that is grounded. Homer is not grounded, there is no reason for the electricity to go through him. I am not telling you to try it, but you may be surprised.

Sol Parker
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When Flanders Failed - S3-E3

Corrected entry: If Bart has been ditching karate class, wouldn't Akira contact Bart's parents about it? (00:09:15)

Yoshi

Correction: No. He didn't really sign up for anything and Akira never found out his name, he just turned up with his ten dollars and joined in, not like anyone got to know him.

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The Bart of War - S14-E21

Corrected entry: When Homer is dumping the treadmill off in the water, he sees Marge and the group of kids and runs off leaving the station wagon behind. In the next scene the station wagon is at home parked in the driveway.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: He could have easily gone back to get the car. There was a significant amount of time between the two scenes.

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My Mother the Carjacker - S15-E2

Corrected entry: When Grandma Simpson is about to sign the first spot in the guestbook, the camera shows that the guestbook already has writings in it.

Correction: Those are just the lines to write your name on and such.

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Brawl in the Family - S13-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer's Vegas wife shows him the video in front of Marge, it shows Homer kissing Ned. This didn't happen when she showed it in the Vegas episode.

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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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