The Simpsons

The Bart of War - S14-E21

Corrected entry: When Nelson thinks that he sees his father, he cries "you came back from the store." This implies that his father walked out on Nelson and his mother. In several previous episodes, Nelson says that his father is in jail.

Correction: He could have been saying that to reinforce his own reputation as a baddie and to impress the other kids so they wouldn't know the sad (and, to him) shameful truth

Sereenie
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A Fish Called Selma - S7-E19

Corrected entry: When Marge is sitting awake in the darkness, Homer says, "Marge could you close your eyes? I'm trying to sleep", because of the brightness of her eyes, gleaming in the dark. There was just darkness where Homer was sleeping, indicating his eyes must have been closed, so how would he have known that Marge's eyes were open?

Correction: You can see light when your eyes are closed. A small but bright light in the dark will be especially bothersome for some people when trying to sleep.

Sereenie
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Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington - S3-E2

Corrected entry: Isn't it out of character for Nelson Muntz to be in an essay contest? (00:05:30)

Yoshi

Correction: Nelson is a character with many sides, some of them not as obvious as others. He has his moments of decency and brilliance. Think of when he was dating Lisa, for example.

Sereenie
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Corrected entry: This is not for a particular episode, but it happens in many episodes. Sometimes, people will enter the living room (where the TV is), from sides which don't actually have doors.

Correction: Not so, there are doors on all three sides of the room (not including the 'TV Wall'). Assuming the position of the TV, there is a door on the wall in front of you, into the kitchen, an archway that leads into the entrance hall and one to the left. A little used but obvious door to the garden.

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When Flanders Failed - S3-E3

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode Homer says, "To Flanders, the richest left-handed guy I know." The problem is, Flanders isn't; Mr.Burns is the richest left-handed guy he knows, because Homer told Mr.Burns to go to the store. (00:19:50 - 00:21:10)

Correction: Two ways to correct this: 1) Homer isn't exactly the brightest bulb in the box, as evidenced by the multitude of times he's forgotten the names of his loved ones (especially Maggie, poor baby), so the notion that he'd forget about Mr Burns (his boss, who he despises most of the time) isn't outside the realm of possibility. 2) Perhaps, in one of those rare moments of Homer-esque brilliance, he didn't mean "rich" in the monetary sense, but rather in the humanitarian sense.

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The Otto Show - S3-E22

Corrected entry: When Homer and Marge are discussing buying Bart a guitar, whenever there is a close-up of Marge, you can see that there are some patterns of trains on the wall behind her. They aren't there when the shot is of both Homer and Marge.

Correction: When the shot is of Marge, the camera is in the corner where Maggie's crib is. Therefore, the trains are on the other end of the room.

Yoshi
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My Mother the Carjacker - S15-E2

Corrected entry: Throughout the episode, Chief Wiggum acts rather dilligently in his attempts to track down and capture Mona Simpson. But when Mona first appeared (7-8: Mother Simpson), Chief Wiggum was the one who tipped her off and enabled her to escape. He was grateful to Mona because her break-in at the germ warfare lab inadvertently cured his asthma.

DavidK93

Correction: When they first see her in the diner, the other officers are the ones to identify Mona and get Chief Wiggum involved. Chief Wiggum had to track her down, or it'd be questioned why he let her escape. He could "anonymously" tip her off in the first instance because the Springfield police never really got involved.

Kathy Tjarks
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Corrected entry: At the beginning of each episode Homer is working at the power plant when some radioactive material becomes lodged on his back. Later, when he is driving home, the material is on his shirt even though he was wearing a protective suit when the material became lodged.

Correction: The radioactive bar doesn't stick to the outside of his suit, it goes down inside his collar. When he's in the car, he finally figures out that something's in his shirt and pulls it out.

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

Corrected entry: During this episode, Skinner mentions that he doesn't have a secretary, but in a much earlier episode called 'Bart the Genius' he has one.

Correction: Skinner said he *doesn't* have a secretary. He didn't say he has *never* had one. He obviously doesn't have one in this episode. He didn't say anything about the secretary he had in Bart the Genius.

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Behind the Laughter - S11-E22

Corrected entry: It is revealed in this episode that the Simpsons live in the state of Kentucky.

Jackie Menechino

Correction: However, it is NOT possible for the Simpsons to live in Kentucky. The Simpsons' beach is an OCEAN BEACH. It not only has whales and dolphins in it, it also (in several episodes) is used as a transportation/trade route. Remember the shipment of Hot Pants in the "soul mate" episode? Remember the time Willy was deported because of the illegal immigrant laws? The fact that there's a rocky shoreline and a lighthouse (even one operated by E.A.R.L) shows oceanfront. There (for the geographically impaired) is NO OCEAN in Kentucky. In addition, there's no Evergreen Terrace (nor Evergreen St., Ct., Ave., Blvd., etc) in Springfield KY.

Bruce
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Brush With Greatness - S2-E18

Corrected entry: Marge should not have received the letter from Ringo Starr because of the fact that she was in her teens when she wrote the letter to him, and she was not living in the Simpson family's current house.

Correction: I'm assuming Springfield has a postal service, and all postal services have the change of address forms she could have (and probably did) fill out when she moved.

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Last Exit to Springfield - S4-E17

Corrected entry: The entire staff of the Nuclear Power Plant are meant to be on strike. The number singing in the circle around Lisa outside the plant is nowhere near big enough to run it, and other episodes show that there are many more of them. Where is everyone?

Correction: They were all on strike, they were not all picketing.

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22 Short Films About Springfield - S7-E21

Corrected entry: When the tall man has pulled down Nelson's pants and has made him march down the street, the public all laugh at him. You can see Chief Wiggum laughing with them in the background. Funny thing is that he was tied and gagged to a chair just a few scenes earlier.

Correction: Not True. Both these shots were in different films, hence the name 22 Short Films About Springfield.

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Corrected entry: What happened to Waylon Smithers? In the first season he is a black man but as the series progresses he becomes a white man.

Correction: On the DVD commentary of this episode Matt Groening says this is a animation mistake and says you should look on it as a really dark tan.

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HOMR - S12-E9

Corrected entry: Homer's dumbness is caused by the crayon stuck up his nose, as stated in the episode, but on a previous episode, Homer remembers he once was injected with a new drug which the government was testing, which left him bald, fat and stupid.

Correction: He also hit his head on a coffee table as a child and was brain damaged. There's a lot of reasons.

Piemanmoo
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Fear of Flying - S6-E11

Corrected entry: Marge seems to have remembered her Fear of Flying rather suddenly - only a few episodes ago she was flying to Itchy & Scratchyland in a helicopter.

Correction: She's only afraid of flying in planes.

Piemanmoo
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Corrected entry: Milhouse actually has two 10th birthday parties, the one that Bart was not invited because Milhouse's mom said he was a bad influence, and the one where he is bragging to Bart about how his dad got Krusty the Klown (which really was Homer) to his party.

Correction: Technically, Milhouse has probably had many more 10th b-day parties than that (as has the whole cast), considering no one has aged during the entire series (Bart's still in 4th grade, Lisa is still 8 years old, and Maggie's only said one word.)

starsfan97
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The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: How is Homer supposed to know that Santa's Little Helper's birthday is the same day as his, when he picked him up at the race track?

Correction: When someone adopts a pet, the dog's birthdate is given in the accompanying papers which also lists the shots, when they were given, and if the pet is spayed or neutered. Even though Homer picks up Santa's Little Helper at the race track, the owners have to know how old their dogs are in order to see how long they can race (over their lifespan), and when they need to administer shots and any other medications to the dogs.

Tobin OReilly
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Corrected entry: Why is Edna Krabappel called Mrs. Krabappel if she isn't (and was never) married?

Correction: In several episodes, Mrs. Krabappel talks to other teachers at the school, students, and even Bart about her ex, Mr. Krabappel.

Padzter
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Million Dollar Maybe - S21-E11

Corrected entry: Homer breaks his arm when pulling his arm out of the tree where he hides his money when Bart asks what is he doing, but for the rest of the episode his arm is fine. (00:16:00)

Russ Greco

Correction: Clearly Homer didn't break his arm. He just dislocated it.

MasterOfAll

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?

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