The Simpsons

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.

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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
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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.

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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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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.

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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.

pross79
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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.

Twotall
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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?

OL1V3R666

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?

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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.

Blibbetyblip
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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.

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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.

Lummie Premium member
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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.

Blibbetyblip
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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.

Tailkinker Premium member
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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.

OL1V3R666

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

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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.

OL1V3R666

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

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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.

OL1V3R666

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.

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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.

Twotall
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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.

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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.

Lummie Premium member
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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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