The Simpsons

All's Fair in Oven War - S16-E2

Corrected entry: It takes two years for Marge's kitchen to be finished, but Bart and Milhouse are still planning their Playdude treehouse as if no time has passed at all. Surely in two years they would have either lost interest or finished making the Playdude treehouse? It only takes them a few weeks to get it up and running once the kitchen is finished.

Correction: Kids often get sidetracked doing something else, and come back to doing what they were doing when they have time.

Homer Simpson in 'Kidney Trouble' - S10-E8

Corrected entry: This concerns when Bart is in the ghost town, watching the robotic can-can dancers. When the four dancers first come out and start their kicks, one loses a leg which goes flying out of the window, breaking it. However when the camera cuts back to the dancers they all have both their legs.

Correction: No, there is always a leg missing and none of the other parts reappear.

Matty W

Lemon of Troy - S6-E24

Corrected entry: In "Bart's Comet", it was shown that the only way out of Springfield was a bridge across a circular gorge. Yet, in this episode, there is an easy access border between Springfield and Shelbyville.

Correction: The geography of Springfield changes often; sometimes it is seaside, sometimes landlocked, sometimes it is a small town, or as big as New York City, or exactly the shape of Texas. This is a pretty obvious gag and therefore not a mistake.

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Corrected entry: Sheri and Teri are the same height as Bart and Lisa, yet in the opening they sit beside Lisa in the orchestra and they are huge - almost twice the size of her.

Correction: Actually, they seem to be the right size.

Lisa the Iconoclast - S7-E16

Corrected entry: Lisa says that Jebediah Springfield is indeed Han Sprungfeld because there's no record of Jebediah Springfield before 1795. Yet in "Whacking Day", Bart mentions that there is a historical record of Jebediah Springfield serving in the Battle of Ticonderoga in 1777.

Correction: Thats essentially the point. Much of Jebediah's records at times seems to be generally more made up than fact, as evidenced in the film at the start of the show in which he managed to tame a wild buffalo with his bare hands! Yet concedes it was already tamed he merely shot it. While Bart's history book might claim to say he served in the Battle of Ticonderoga, Lisa's books and the statement she found in his fife contradicts that point. In her book it claimed that in 1780 he fought George Washington. After this he wrote his confession on the piece of the painting of Washington he ripped off and stole. Then he hid the confession in his fife. Essentially the statement found from the George Washington painting told the real truth and his silver tongue backed up the statement.

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The Simpson's 138th Show Spectacular - S7-E10

Corrected entry: During the "Who Shot Mr. Burns" alternate ending with Smithers shooting Mr.Burns, Smithers is smartly dressed and wearing his jacket. At the end of part 1 and start of part 2, Smithers was badly dressed. Carl also points out at the end of part 1, that Smithers left his jacket on his chair after the town hall meeting.

Correction: As pointed out in the episode, the sequence was only filmed to keep the secret of who was the shooter from being leaked by the staff of the show. As pointed out, the DNA evidence in the episode would have to be ignored which proves the creators were never concerned about continuity as the sequence would have been unusable. In addition as pointed out on the site, deleted scenes or alternate sequences cannot be considered mistakes to the final cut.

Lummie Premium member

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Corrected entry: Creator Matt Groening's initals were initially in Homer Simpson's hair and ear from the side. Matt Groening says himself (in one of the Simpsons comic book specials) that he changed it because it would be too distracting if the secret ever got out. He also says that he puts them in now only when he is drawing pictures for fans.

ShooterMcGavin34

Correction: Matt groening didnt take the initials from homers hair and ear away for along time, and not for that reason, in fact in one episod Homer shows Lisa how to draw simpsons and he actually says, "and for some strange reason my hair and my ear make up the letters M and G."

Homer's Phobia - S8-E15

Corrected entry: At various points Homer says things which imply that he has very little problem with anybody being gay (e.g., his misunderstanding with Mr. Burns in "Last Exit To Springfield") but in this episode we are told he is homophobic.

He's My Brother

Correction: It isn't as simple as that. Homer has no real problem with casual acquaintances being gay. He DOES have a problem with a flamboyantly homosexual man being close to his family and is worried about the effect it will have on Bart.

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show - S8-E14

Corrected entry: When Itchy shoots the apple through the arrow at Scratchy's head, it punctures a vat of carbolic acid which spills onto Scratchy, turning him into a skeleton. Carbolic acid, or phenol, is poisonous but not corrosive.

Correction: An Itchy and Scratchy cartoon is entrely exempt from having to follow the rules of reality. OR, you could argue that since within the Simpson's universe the writers of Itchy & Scratchy have always been shown to be pompous and unimaginative college boys that don't do their research.

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

Corrected entry: The oil blasts into Bart's treehouse injuring Bart and the dog. But weren't the whole family at the schools oil dedication a few moments before?

Correction: No, obviously not. Only Lisa had to be there to switch on the pump. It's entirely in character for Bart to stay at home and play with the dog rather than go to a school function.

And Maggie Makes Three - S6-E13

Corrected entry: After Homer gets his job back at the plant and returns home to complain to a pregnant Marge about how much he hates his life, a picture of Maggie can be seen hanging on the wall behind the couch - despite the fact that Maggie hasn't been born yet.

Dandude776

Correction: This has already been listed, and corrected. The picture may just as well be of Lisa as a baby.

Twotall

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

Corrected entry: When Homer says that he is going to get Bart a birthday present, he runs to the car and drives away. Not only is it impossible for him to run out to the car, get inside, start the engine and drive away in the time he did, but he presumably used the back door (as we did not see him use the front door). Why didn't he use the front door? It would have been much quicker.

Correction: Matt Groening (the creator) has said that they decided to do an inside joke in the show of characters driving away too quickly, so when Homer does it, it is on purpose.

The President Wore Pearls - S15-E3

Corrected entry: Isn't it a little off-character for Bart to be concerned about school?

Correction: No. He has run for school council president. He has buckled down and studied when faced with failing. He has ended a strike. He has worked to get Flanders fired as principal and Skinner reinstated. He cares about school.

Lisa's Wedding - S6-E19

Corrected entry: At the wedding, we see an old Ned and Maude Flanders sitting with the guests, even though Maude dies during series 11, years before the wedding.

Correction: Not really a mistake as the "future" event was only a prediction from a dubious fortune teller and not an accurate or precise account of things to come. As the fortune teller told Lisa of her future, what we see is Lisa imagining the story, and seeing as Lisa would not know of Maude's untimely death, she would still assume, as the fortune teller spoke of the wedding party that everyone she knows now would be there.

Mad Ade

The President Wore Pearls - S15-E3

Corrected entry: Krusty is shown to be a former school president at Springfield Elementary. But "Like Father, Like Clown" shows that he grew up in a Jewish community and attended a Hebrew school.

Correction: It is possible that children change schools at some point, even religious schools.

Andy Benham Premium member

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Corrected entry: Marge's real hair color changes throughout the show. There are some episodes that show her hair is naturally blue, such as ones with flashbacks that show her as a child or younger teen with blue hair. Other episodes indicate that her hair is really brown, but she dyes it.

Correction: Obviously a character in a tv show can change their hair whenever they feel like it. While an example of what you are talking about would be easier to comment on, I can only recall Marge changing her hair colour once and that was on purpose.

Lummie Premium member

Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Corrected entry: Kearney uses a fake ID to purchase alchohol, but it's already been revealed in previous episodes that he is old enough to drive, has a son, shaves, was around in the year 1976, so why does he need a fake ID?

Correction: He's a well known troublemaker. He may need to hide his identity (He may be blacklisted from certain places) or just force of habit (he's probably done it for a long time).

Andy Benham Premium member

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

Corrected entry: As Maggie makes her wish, the wall color in the room changes from pink to green. (00:03:50)

Yoshi

Correction: The only shot with a green background is that of the actual paw, and it's an overhead view showing a green floor. The wall colour never changes.

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: The Police and Smithers go to the Retirement Castle to question the old man about Smithers shooting him in the boot; this would be very difficult seeing as the retirement castle was destroyed in Part 1.

Correction: We've seen on countless occasions that the retirement home is a very poorly kept one. We also know the old folks are stubborn there. Just because it split in half probably wouldn't be enough to make most of them move out. It wasn't entirely destroyed in part one, just split and at an angle.

Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Corrected entry: In "Attack Of The 50 ft. Eyesores", Kent Brockman is eaten or crushed by a giant version of himself. He then appears at the end of the segment, intact. (00:02:35 - 00:06:25)

Correction: The Tree House of Horror episodes show many people dying and coming back. They are meant as Halloween specials and as such they do not follow normal logic.

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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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