The Simpsons

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

Corrected entry: When Burns and Grandpa first open the safe to cross off Asa Phelps, they turn all the keys to open, yet no spotlight shines out to sea. However the when Grandpa completes the same procedure on his own, the spotlight appears.

Correction: Burns and Grandpa only turn the two keys they brought with them to Asa's funeral,hence there is no spotlight.

That '90s Show - S19-E11

Corrected entry: Snake jumps into the crowd of Sadgasm fans and Chief Wiggum is chasing him. However, Snake wasn't a criminal in the nineties. In another episode, you find out that Snake became a criminal when Moe stole his gold to pay for dating Edna. This is the same year that she started teaching Bart and according to another episode, he's never been held back, so it's only been a year.

Jack Kaltenbach

Correction: The Simpsons history has to be adapted over time, in order to fit its "present day" setting in with the fact that it's been going for nearly 20 years. As such it doesn't constitute a mistake, even a deliberate one.


Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Homer is on the phone with someone in his work station, (I think it's Lisa) he's talking on a phone that's connected to his work panel. When he turns to his right, there's another phone connected to the wall. Why would one person need two phones?

Jack Kaltenbach

Correction: One closed-circuit intercom for calls made inside the plant, and one regular phone. For instance.


Krusty Gets Busted - S1-E12

Corrected entry: When Homer takes a chocolate lollie from the freezer at the Kwik-E-Mart, it is exposed (we see Homer eating it later without having to peel a wrapper). Wouldn't it be in a wrapper?


Correction: Not really,there's an episode where Apu is seen putting old hot dogs to sell.So why would Apu use the safety rules now?

Wild Barts Can't Be Broken - S10-E11

Corrected entry: When the kids are broadcasting townspeople's secrets, and everyone else is in the meeting, Lisa says "And guess who's been practising medicine without a licence?" - scene cut, then cut back to the sign - "That's right: Homer Simpson" immediately afterwards, "D'OH!" is heard. The kids are OBVIOUSLY at least 1.5 miles from the town hall, so there should have been a sound delay in between Lisa's last statement and hearing Homer's voice.

Correction: Neither can you hear someone yelling when you're one and a half miles away from them, but that happens all the time in cartoons- the cartoon makers are using artistic license.


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

Corrected entry: In the same shots as when the gift changes colour, Homer in the first one can be seen with bare hands then after he's on the ground it is obvious he's wearing orange gloves.

Correction: Homer is wearing orange gloves throughout the scene, including during his fall. The bare hands belong to Flanders.

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

Corrected entry: When Mr. Burns crashes through Bart's window on the crane, no-one comes to investigate despite the fact that a crash like that would most likely alert someone.

Correction: These people can sometimes sleep through anything. When Bart's elephant stormed off in the middle of the night they didn't notice the elephant or Bart were missing until the morning.

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New Kids on the Blecch - S12-E14

Corrected entry: When Lisa first discovers the subliminal message in the Party Posse video by playing it backwards, we hear the phrase 'Join the navy' delivered wrong because the voice we hear backwards is deeper. The tone of voice shouldn't change when audio is reversed.

Correction: Neither should "Yvan eht nioj" say "Join the navy" backwards- they are using creative license.


And Maggie Makes Three - S6-E13

Corrected entry: Another flashback mistake: When Homer remembers finding out that Marge was pregnant with Bart, he screams, tears out his hair and runs upstairs, past a picture of Lisa, aged 8, in the pink hat she wears to church. The mistake being that in this flashback neither Bart nor Lisa have been born. This mistake re-occurs seconds later: when Homer remembers finding out Marge was pregnant with Lisa, he runs upstairs past the same picture of Lisa aged 8.

Correction: Sure, like Homer's memory is going to be a paragon of perfection and accuracy. Character mistake, nothing more.

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

Corrected entry: When you first see Patty and Selma, there is nothing connecting the beads on Selma's necklace.


Correction: Actually, if you look closely, you can see a thin string connecting beads, it's just not distinct enough on the yellow background.

Tree House of Horror III: The Simpson's Halloween Special III - S4-E5

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode, Nelson punches Martin. Surely Marge would have noticed it, but she didn't.


Correction: Not really a mistake. She just didn't notice it.

Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes? - S3-E24

Corrected entry: Homer wants a vibrating chair because his sofa fell apart, which his brother buys for him at the end. In the last scene, Marge is sitting on the same sofa as if it is intact.


Correction: Homer's brother could've paid for a new, resembling the old one.

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Corrected entry: In the opening sequence of the show Marge's car pulls in and parks on the left side of the driveway (actually garage but still the left side) while Homer's car is on the right side. However, throughout the series Homer has always parked his car on the left side and Marge has parked hers on the right.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: They do not always park with Homer on the left. When Homer hotwires her car in the Canyonaro episode, for example. His is on the right.

Mother Simpson - S7-E8

Corrected entry: Tanks do not have cassette tape players, therefore Burns couldn't play his revenge tape before he tried to arrest Mona. (00:19:55)

Correction: Burns is filthy rich, and could easily have payed to have a cassette deck installed, seeing how he had always wanted to play Ride of the Valkyries while riding a tank into battle. It is of course a spoof of "Apocalypse Now", where helicopters were fitted with tape players and loudspeakers blasting the same music.


The Telltale Head - S1-E8

Corrected entry: In the opening sequence, Bart is writing 'I Did Not See Elvis' on the board. However, if you pause when the left column of writing is visible, the line second from the bottom on the left column says 'I Did See Elvis'.

Correction: This isn't trivia, its just Bart being, Bart. And also it isn't trivia if you have to pause to see it.

Pygmoelian - S11-E16

Corrected entry: On the way to the beer festival, Homer took the door handles. How could Bart and Lisa get out of the car?

Correction: We don't know what happened after the initial part of the journey. As we see when they get out they are also dressed in normal clothes meaning we don't know whether the handles were put back on, whether Homer fixed the doors etc.

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Corrected entry: This is for the Season 17 episode 'Marge's Son Poisoning'. Principal Skinner says that he and his mother have been doing karaoke together since he was in the 4th grade, but in the Season 9 episode 'The Principal and the Pauper', it was revealed that the 'Seymour Skinner' we know is an impostor, a man who assumed his army sergeant's identity after he was killed in combat.


Correction: Skinner (or Armin Tamzarian, if you want to be totally truthful) has been telling lots of stories about his childhood with Mrs. Skinner. It doesn't mean that the stories are true, but he tells them to gain credibility for his role as Seymour Skinner.


The Cartridge Family - S9-E5

Corrected entry: Homer shoots the TV on, and talks to the other members, then when you next see a shot of the TV screen, it has turned off. And it can't have broke because other bullet holes can be seen too which didn't break it.

Correction: The TV wasn't broken; Homer turned it off by shooting a carefully aimed bullet which hit the on/off switch.

We don't see him shoot it off tho. The others are shocked when it's turned on with the gun.

Ssiscool Premium member

Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song - S5-E19

Corrected entry: When Bart shows his dog in class all the other kids are surprised to see it, but what about when Bart took it to school on the bus? Sureley somebody like Otto or one of the other kids would have seen Bart pick him up?

Correction: Bart hid Santa's Little Helper in a box, which he reveals at school.

Trilogy of Error - S12-E18

Corrected entry: In the scene where Homer is in the bathroom, Marge yells to Homer for breakfast. We see him running naked without a towel but by the time Homer, Bart, and Lisa get to the breakfast table, Homer is wearing his usual shirt and trousers.

Correction: We only see him running naked out of the bathroom, nothing else. So he ran in to their bedroom, got his clothes on, and ran downstairs. No mistake.


But Homer arrives at same time as Bart and Lisa.

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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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