The Simpsons

Skinner's Sense of Snow - S12-E8

Corrected entry: When Skinner is doing lines on the board, Bart shows how his wrist sounds after years of doing lines. However, he rotates his left hand, and in every other episode where Bart writes anything we see he is right handed.

David Mercier

Correction: Bart is (and has always been) left-handed. Check out which hand he writes with in the opening credits. This is because Matt Groening himself is left-handed - it's just that sometimes the animators forget, so in some episodes Bart is shown to be writing with his right hand.

Behind the Laughter - S11-E22

Corrected entry: The Narrator of this episode, in describing The Simpsons, says "THIS NORTHERN KENTUCKY FAMILY." This is the only time that they have ever TOLD viewers where they live. It is at the very end of the episode while they are sitting on the hillside.

Correction: This is actually talking to the Simpson family as ACTORS, not as the characters they play. The family in "real" life may be from Northern Kentucky, but the characters they portray could be from anywhere.

Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays - S15-E8

Corrected entry: The symbols on the teletubbies' heads are wrong. They did use the word 'teletubbies', so they're meant to be the same as the real world. (00:05:40)

jle

Correction: The symbols each represent the character, a spatula for Marge because Marge like to cook, a pitch fork for Bart because he is bad, a donut for Homer because he like donuts etc. It is a deliberate gag.

Simpson Tide - S9-E19

Corrected entry: There were five judges at Homer's court martial, however, four of them walk away, so there should be one left, but all five chairs are empty.

Correction: There is no requirement that they show every judge walking off. Since the judges who speak are shown in mid-shots that do not allow us to see all of them at once, there is no reason to think the 5th judge could not have walked off quietly without speaking while we were watching one of the others.

Dude, Where's My Ranch? - S14-E18

Corrected entry: This is a minor mistake, but why does Luke say he needs help "hanging up these signs" when they have a stake on the end to impale them into the ground? If he had said "put up" then OK, but he said "hang," so this is a mistake because there is no way to hang them up like a hook or something.

David Mercier

Correction: It is just a simple expression that does not necessarily mean what it says, just like "kick your butt" could involve no kicking.

Marge on the Lam - S5-E6

Corrected entry: When Marge goes to the ballet with Ruth Powers, she has a purple coat with fur around the top. They go to the ballet, and when they come out Marge hasn't got the coat.

Correction: She forgot it at the ballet - character mistake.

Twotall

Show generally

Corrected entry: The oil stain on the Simpsons driveway changes from being there to not being there depending on the episode.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: Seeing as this is between episodes, something could have happened to get rid of the stain and cause it to be there. For example, by one episode it could have been cleaned and by another the car could have leaked some oil. If that happened often, then it was probably done for humour.

OL1V3R666

All's Fair in Oven War - S16-E2

Corrected entry: In the episode "Selma's Choice" Lisa suggests artificial insemination to Selma proving she knows how a baby is made, then why in this episode she goes off screaming after Bart tells her how after reading the Playdude magazines?

Correction: She knows how an egg is fertilised. It doesn't mean she knows how the sperm get there naturally.

Gary O'Reilly

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

Corrected entry: Mr. Burns and Smithers put Homer in the bag. They weren't carrying a bag when they got to the cemetery. (00:17:20 - 00:18:10)

Yoshi

Correction: It was inside Smithers' coat.

tw_stuart

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

Corrected entry: At the end of Part 1, the crowd carrying Flanders jumps from being on his front lawn to the middle of the street. (00:08:30)

Yoshi

Correction: No they don't, they are on the pavement in every shot.

tw_stuart

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

Corrected entry: When the aliens land in Springfield, the number and positions of the crowd in front of the Jebediah statue change between shots. (00:06:20)

Yoshi

Correction: There are various different shots from different angles, it's impossible to tell if the crowd is really changing.

tw_stuart

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

Corrected entry: When Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are eating candy, they eat and eat without taking the wrappers off. (00:01:50)

Yoshi

Correction: We never see any of them eat candy with the wrapper on.

tw_stuart

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

Corrected entry: When the family (except Marge) starts eating candy, their costumes are suddenly off, when they never had time to take them off. (00:01:25 - 00:02:15)

Yoshi

Correction: Bart is wearing exactly what he was wearing in the previous shot and Lisa is wearing the bottom half of her costume. The top half came off when Bart pushed her over.

tw_stuart

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

Corrected entry: When Homer shuts the door after his candy gets stolen, we only hear eggs being thrown at the door. In the next shot, the pumpkin beside the door appears to be broken. (00:01:20)

Yoshi

Correction: They presumably kicked it or stood on it which wouldn't necessarily be a loud enough noise for us to hear from inside.

tw_stuart

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

Corrected entry: At the beginning, when Jimbo and Kearney take Homer's candy, the door knocker is gone in the first shot. There is also a peephole on the inside of the door, and is never visible from the outside. (00:01:05)

Yoshi

Correction: Not really, Homer opens the door so fast we don't have time to see the knocker and then the place where it should be is blocked by his head. As for the peephole maybe it was one of Homers DIY projects.

tw_stuart

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: Homer takes a drink of his beer, but his mouth doesn't open. (00:14:25)

Yoshi

Correction: His mouth may only be slightly open, and you don't need to fully open your mouth to drink. It is possible to drink with your mouth only slightly open.

OL1V3R666

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: The kitchen appears to be very different after Marge finds out Homer bought a horse. (00:12:10 - 00:13:00)

Yoshi

Correction: The kitchen does not at all look different.

OL1V3R666

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Lisa calls Homer at the power plant, the same footage of him sleeping and waking up in the beginning is used. (00:18:55)

Yoshi

Correction: There is nothing contradicting continuity by reusing this shot, so this isn't really a mistake.

OL1V3R666

$pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) - S5-E10

Corrected entry: When Mr. Burns is laughing in church it has a purple interior instead of its usual orange.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Looking at the shot inside the church there is nothing to indicate that this is the local church that most the townspeople go to. Everything about the church is different from the local church including the walls (which are blue not purple) and the glass paned windows. Being also there is no familiar faces in the church its more likely that this is a different church.

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

Corrected entry: While Bart is watching TV, Homer comes home, and Bart is holding a bottle. He never had it when he came into the living room. (00:12:15 - 00:13:35)

Yoshi

Correction: Given Bart's powers in this episode he could easily have made a bottle appear. A more mundane explanation is that Lisa or Marge brought it to him, there was more than enough time.

tw_stuart
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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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