The Simpsons

Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - S5-E14

Corrected entry: On the way back from the mall Grandpa is sat in the back of the car, and says that he can't unbuckle his seatbelt. How then does he manage to reach over and honk the horn?

Correction: He's sitting in the middle, and the buckle being stuck doesn't keep the belt from stretching if you lean forward.

Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

Corrected entry: Homer starts to sing 'I forgot to put the headlights in' but in the flashback (where Ned gets attacked by a werewolf) the headlights are on.

Correction: Marge asks Homer if he put the FOG lights in. The normal lights are on.

Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Corrected entry: When Lisa runs into Bart's room and throws a snowball at him, it is quite a powerful throw and on target as it hits him in the face. Yet when the kids are receiving academic alerts in the gymnasium, Lisa can barely throw the piece of paper she has been given. Surely she wouldn't have been able to throw the snowball so well if she lacked such skills?

Correction: Not exactly. Once, I threw a tennis ball hard enough to give a kid a good black eye pretty dang fast. However, when my brother was trying to teach me baseball about a day later, with a similar tennis ball, I couldn't throw it nearly as fast.

Pygmoelian - S11-E16

Corrected entry: When Homer puts the family through an early morning fire drill and rushes them out to the car and drives away they are all in their respective sleeping clothes. However, when they pull up at the Duff Festival they are in their regular clothes, and knowing Homer he wouldn't think far enough ahead to bring a change of clothes for everyone.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: There is nothing to say Homer didn't put clothes in the car. He planned to make the trip to Duff day as quickly as possible. Homer even planned ahead to take the door latches off to ensure no one would escape, meaning this was no spur of the moment decision. There was also enough time between the time they left and arrived at Duff day to have put some clothes on in between.

Lummie Premium member

Alone Again Natura-Diddly - S11-E14

Corrected entry: Homer drives his car through the pit stop, and later tells Ned how he parked in the ambulance bay- But they hiked there, rather than driving.

Correction: Homer only references where the car was parked when the ambulance tried to park. As you mention, Homer goes through the pit stop and he would obviously need to park somewhere before returning to the stands. The hiking is irrelevant as he somehow got his car to the track and into the pitstop during the race.

Lummie Premium member

Lisa Gets an A - S10-E7

Corrected entry: Why didn't Lisa notice the scoreboard in Skinners office?

Piemanmoo

Correction: What exactly is the mistake here? We are not shown what Lisa did or didn't notice when she was in Skinner's office and I cannot see what mistake there would be in either respect.

Lummie Premium member

Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' - S7-E22

Corrected entry: When Bart and Grampa are on the shore looking at the paintings that they have just rescued from the bottom of the sea, the authorities suddenly show up. How did they know that they would be there, and that they would have the paintings?

Correction: The authorities mention they had been tracking the paintings for quite some time. Being the location of the paintings had been hidden even from those who stole it (Grandpa Simpson & Mr Burns had to get the keys to find it), the authorities would have likely tracked them until they did recover the paintings. If the pair had been tipped off they likely would have not tried to recover the paintings and the authorities might never find them.

Lummie Premium member

So It Has Come to This: The Simpsons Clip Show - S4-E18

Corrected entry: When Mr Burns comes to the hospital, he says that Homer is costing his health insurance plan money. But in "Homer's Triple Bypass" Homer says that he gave up his health insurance with the boys at work.

OL1V3R666

Correction: We don't know whether the plan was restarted or not. There was enough time in between the two episodes for the union to have taken the issue up with Mr Burns and demanded it back. Much like when the union went on strike to keep the dental plan and eventually won.

Lummie Premium member

Tree House of Horror VIII - S9-E4

Corrected entry: When the French launch their neutron bomb at Springfield, on it is written "Le bombe à neutron". The proper spelling is "La bombe à neutrons"

Dr Wilson

Correction: Actually not a mistake. Thats the joke, USA's ignorance of the world around them.

The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - S8-E11

Corrected entry: When Marge and Homer are going back into the house while the gangster war is going on outside, you see the door where there is one of those small "eyes" so you can look out of the door. But when the small guy from Yakuza is walking out of the door, there suddenly is a little window in the door.

don_corleone

Correction: The door is different; the front and side doors are used.

Bart's Girlfriend - S6-E7

Corrected entry: When Bart is crossing off the days in his calendar to show how long he has to go without seeing the no-good Jessica, he eventually circles the first day, a Monday, saying, "OK, day one," and then sits to wait. Immediately after, Marge sticks her head in the door announcing it's time for church - which is usually on Sunday.

Correction: True typically church is on a Sunday, however there are times when a special service is during the week,(i.e. Bible study, Revival, Youth service and other Holy Days).

Or Bart circled the wrong day.

Ssiscool Premium member

Lisa the Vegetarian - S7-E5

Corrected entry: Apu is seen at Homer's BBQ shoveling meat into his mouth, yet, just a few minutes later, he explains to Lisa that he is a "strict vegetarian."

Correction: It's a joke, not a mistake.

Phixius Premium member

Where's the joke? He is being extremely serious when speaking to Lisa.

Ssiscool Premium member

Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Corrected entry: When Homer is mowing the lawn he runs over the hose, but in the next shot after he talks to Bart the hose is gone.

Amy Dobbins

Correction: We can not actually see the hose after Homer runs it over because Homer and Bart have jumped positions and are closer to the grill, so the hose may be out of shot.

There's No Disgrace Like Home - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Before Homer enters the pawn shop you can see the TV is a purple color. As he enters the store the color of the TV is now blue. (00:14:30)

Lummie Premium member

Correction: This is done purposely because of the lighting difference between the outside and the inside.

Days of Wine and D'Oh'ses - S11-E18

Corrected entry: Homer and his friends said that they couldn't picture Barney without the door handcuffed to him. The birthday party was two weeks ago, and he didn't have it on then.

Piemanmoo

Correction: That's not a mistake, it's just another one of many stupid things that the guys say.

Midnight Rx - S16-E6

Corrected entry: The towel Flanders wraps around Apu's head changes shape between when it is first applied, and when the customs agent sees Apu. First it is an almost perfectly round shape with no loose ends, then it becomes a more flat shape with a loose end hanging over Apu's shoulder. When Apu is seen inside the police van, the towel is once again in the original shape.

Twotall

Correction: Since it's a towel, and not an actual turban, it's not a surprise it loses shape and comes apart. And there is time before Apu is thrown into the police van for him, or one of the others, to have rewound it.

Correction: That isn't a doubble barreled shotgun. The fact that the receptionist moves a lever between shots indicates that she has more bullets in the gun.

Lisa's Rival - S6-E2

Corrected entry: While homer is guarding his sugar and sleeping outside, Marge nudges him to wake him up and he says in his sleep, "In this country, first you get the sugar, then you get the money, and then you get the woman." This is almost a direct quote from Al Pacino's movie Scarface in which he tells his best friend, "In this country, first you get the money, then you get the power and then you get the woman." Homer even says it in a similar accent.

Simpsonholic

Correction: Not really trivia since a large portion of Simpson story lines, dialog, and spoken lines are often taken from old movies. Listing them all would take forever.

William Bergquist

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: Homer looks at the phone bill of places Bart has phoned and says "Birkina Faso? Disputed zone?" but Birkina Faso is in the northern hemisphere. And it isn't stupidity because Bart was looking for countries on his globe.

Correction: When Lisa is explaining about the water, Bart shows that he doesn't even know what a hemisphere is. He could have easily forgotten where the line was that Lisa had pointed out to him and was just calling random places. In addition, he could have called other Northern countries to verify the statements.

Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Corrected entry: When the family and Apu are at the table, Lisa is reading 'Backdoors to Citizenship'. After Homer says 'I'll be your tutor', the shot shows the family reacting at the table, but Lisa's book has now disappeared.

Correction: Lisa could easily be holding the book in her hand, as she is only visible from the chest up in the shot.

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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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Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

[The Simpsons are driving down a road as fast as possible.]
Homer: Dear God, it's Homer. If you really love me you'll save my life now.
[The gas needle immediately drops to empty and the car stops.]
Homer: D'oh.

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Trivia: The Simpsons holds the record for most guest stars; it is also the only non-variety show to have had appearances from three former Beatles (Paul, George and Ringo).

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