The Simpsons

Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Bart first writes 'Treasure Island' on the board he has written it on two lines, the 'Treasure' is above the 'Island'. But after a couple of shots we see the blackboard again and the two words are next to each other.

domwhit23

Correction: The word "Treasure" is written above "Island" in all shots of the blackboard.

Super Grover

The Good, the Sad and the Drugly - S20-E17

Corrected entry: When Willy is knocked out by the falling letters, there are 3 Ns that fall sideways next to his head, making it appear as if he was sleeping. There are only 2 Ns in "Springfield Elementary School."

Correction: If you look closer at the N nearest Willie's head, it is actually the "M" from "Elementary" with a piece missing.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the opening, Homer tosses out the uranium stuck on his shirt. It bounces once, and disappears mid bounce.

Movie Nut

Correction: It disappears as Bart swings round the lamppost. There is nothing to say he didn't hit it with his skateboard, which would send it flying in another direction, thus making it seem like it has vanished.

A Demon

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: For season 1, in the introduction Lisa narrowly misses Homer on her bike, then lets it roll into the garage. If you look closely, you can see the bike disappear before the screen moves.

Correction: The bike doesn't disappear - it rolls to the left hand side of the garage out of sight.

A Demon

Holidays of Future Passed - S23-E9

Corrected entry: When Carl and Lenny are talking about the brain switching ceremony in Moe's Bar they speak with each others voices. For this to happen they would have to have switched vocal chords too.

Correction: This is speculation at best, not a mistake, since there's never been a brain switch to prove this. Plus, the vocal chord is controlled by muscles to change speech, and the muscles are controlled by the brain. This is why people can impersonate other people's voice (or at least change their own voice).

Bishop73

Hurricane Neddy - S8-E8

Corrected entry: On the family tombstones, Maude's tombstone reads 'Mod Flanders'.

Correction: The tombstones say "Maude, Rod, Todd, and Ned". It doesn't say Mod on any tombstones.

AAL117

The War of Art - S25-E15

Corrected entry: When Lisa is researching artist Johan Oldenveldt, it says he was born 6 May, 1942 and died 38 years earlier on 5 December, 1904.

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Correction: The article she looks at shows his lifespan as 6 May 1859 - 5 December 1932.

Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode, King Henry VIII executed five of his six wives. In real life, Henry only executed two, Anne Boleyn (his second wife)and Katherine Howard (his fifth wife).

Correction: The premise of this episode is that without books in the library, Marge is telling the kids the history stories. Marge either was just taught incorrectly or she doesn't know and made up a number that sounded reasonable.

Bishop73

Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Corrected entry: Jane Seymour is shown being beheaded. She actually died a couple weeks after giving birth to her son, Edward, from complications arising from the birth.

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jle

Correction: The premise of this episode is that without books in the library, Marge tells the kids the history stories from her own recollection. Either Marge didn't know better or changed it, because a beheading makes a better story than just having complications.

Bishop73

Lisa Gets an A - S10-E7

Corrected entry: Homer's pet lobster, "Pinchy" is red. However, lobsters aren't red until you cook them. When they are alive they are brownish/black.

Correction: Pinchy is a darkish, almost brown color, and only bright red when cooked (of course the Simpsons also depict people as being yellow).

Bishop73

Million Dollar Maybe - S21-E11

Corrected entry: Homer breaks his arm when pulling his arm out of the tree where he hides his money when Bart asks what is he doing, but for the rest of the episode his arm is fine.

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Russ Greco

Correction: Clearly Homer didn't break his arm. He just dislocated it.

MasterOfAll

The Kid Is All Right - S25-E6

Corrected entry: Lisa is singing "One (Is the Loneliest Number)" and looks up the composer to find out that he "died of a heart attack suffered on Valentine's Day." Although Harry Nilsson DID suffer a massive heart attack on 14 Feb 1993, he didn't die of heart disease until 15 Jan 1994.

Captain Defenestrator

Correction: Lisa's search said 'Harry Nilsson - Died of massive heart attack SUFFERED on Valentine's Day'. The operative word here is 'suffered'; so what that means is Nilsson died (eventually) of a heart attack that began on the 14th of February the year before. It's tricky semantics, yes but it's correct. It would've been a mistake if he'd said 'died of massive heart attack on Valentine's Day'.

The Frying Game - S13-E21

Corrected entry: When Homer and Marge find Mrs. Bellamy's body, the body is shown to be neatly placed on the ground with Bellamy lying on her back. Homer then lifts up the body and it is shown that there is a pair of scissors stuck in her back. If scissors were stabbed in her back, then this means it wouldn't be possible for the body to be neatly placed on the floor lying on her back, as the scissors would cause the body to push upwards.

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Casual Person

Correction: Since the murder was revealed as a hoax at the end of the episode, the scissors were probably fake as well.

zendaddy621

Flaming Moe - S22-E11

Corrected entry: In the shot of Smithers, right after Moe says "Your queen is back", Smithers' eyebrows overlap his glasses, and you can see the outline of his glasses on his eyebrows.

Nikolai

Correction: After multiple viewings, I think his eyebrows go under his glasses, but just give the illusion of his eyebrows going over his glasses.

Nikolai

The Parent Rap - S13-E2

Corrected entry: When Judge Harm snaps her flashlight in half it's still lit.

Correction: Her flashlight turns off as soon as she breaks it in half. It does not stay lit.

Nikolai

Stark Raving Dad - S3-E1

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the episode, Bart is talking about being 10 years old even though his 10th birthday is in the episode "Radio Bart" later in the season.

sam145

Correction: Bart has been 10 since the first episode. Since the Simpsons don't age, every birthday of Bart's is his 10th birthday. Homer is the only one that seems to age.

Nikolai

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson - S9-E1

Corrected entry: The Simpsons don't only have one car. Why doesn't Homer drive the red station wagon that appears in almost every episode, instead of using a scooter?

Nikolai

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. Perhaps Marge was using it or it could have been in the shop. Or maybe Homer was simply too stupid to realize another car was available to him.

Serious B

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

Corrected entry: When Smithers realises that he shot Jasper, instead of Mr. Burns, he mentions that he left the meeting early in order to watch Pardon My Zinger. However, in the previous episode, you see him walk out of the meeting with everyone else, very slowly.

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Correction: True, however, everyone stopped walking after exiting the meeting and Smithers continued to walk, so he did leave before anyone else did. He said he left the meeting early probably because he was delirious and couldn't remember it correctly.

Casual Person

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

Corrected entry: Burns' sunblocker was meant to always block out the sun above Springfield. Yet when the Townspeople go to rip the sunblocker down, it is perfect daylight.

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Correction: They weren't actually in Springfield when they ripped it down. The Sunblocker was obviously out of town as shown where the scene where they go to rip it down starts.

Casual Person

Homer Loves Flanders - S5-E16

Corrected entry: When the bus goes past Ned Flanders while he is performing a drink-driving test with Chief Wiggum, you can see heads floating in mid-air.

Correction: I've just checked this scene, and none of the heads appear to be floating. You can't see below a lot of them, but they're not floating.

Mr Top Hat

Take My Life, Please - S20-E10

Corrected entry: Even though Maude Flanders is dead, she is seen at Vance Connor's award ceremony. (Try and find Ned and you will see Maude).

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Casual Person

Correction: You can only see them from the back, and from that, all we can deduce is that she looks a little like Maude. It could actually be any random person.

Mr Top Hat

This Little Wiggy - S9-E18

Corrected entry: In the Knowledgeium, when Professor Frink says 'No more pictures,' his lips don't move.

Correction: I'm not sure what you're seeing, but his lips do move when he says this.

Kill the Alligator and Run - S11-E19

Corrected entry: Homer runs outside to see the college students packing. He asks a couple why they are leaving. The couple is putting a statue of a head on their car. The statue blinks the same time the male college student does.

Correction: That's not a statue head, that's a person. In the zoom out right before Homer starts talking to them, you can see his torso in the car windshield wearing a green shirt and he has his arm on top of the car. When Homer starts talking to the couple, the man looks like a disembodied head on top of the car.

Bart Gets Famous - S5-E12

Corrected entry: When Bart says 'I'm doing the Conan O'Brien show', the top of his head is slightly transparent - you can see the lining of the kitchen cupboards through it.

Correction: I've just seen this part, and Bart's head absolutely does not look transparent.

Barting Over - S14-E11

Corrected entry: When Lisa mocks Bart in French, she sings, "Vous êtes Baby Stinkbreath." However, "Vous êtes" is the formal construction. A person would not use this when speaking to his or her brother, especially when deliberately being disrespectful towards him. "Tu es," the informal form, would be more appropriate

DavidK93

Correction: Lisa may still be learning, and it's an easy mistake to make.

Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Corrected entry: Salieri wasn't Mozart's brother - let alone his sister. Wouldn't Martin have been better as the jealous rival?

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jle

Correction: Yes. but Marge is telling the story and afterwards Lisa confronts her about the inaccuracies of her story.

MasterOfAll

Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Corrected entry: During all of the flashbacks, Homer is in stage 1 hair loss (birth of Bart), but shouldn't he have the amount of hair he had after finding out about Lisa's birth? If the flashbacks did occur 8 years ago, shouldn't Marge be pregnant and Homer be bald?

Correction: Marge has already had Lisa by the time of the flashbacks - Lisa as a baby is seen in one of them.

In Marge We Trust - S8-E22

Corrected entry: When Rev Lovejoy talks to Marge about how Flanders kept bothering him, like visiting the church and phoning him, in one of the scenes Lovejoy and his wife are sitting in a cafe in France, and Flanders manages to phone him. Thing is, how did Flanders know where they were, or even know they were at that cafe?

Heather Benton

Correction: That is the joke. Flanders is so persistant in his confessions and questions that he'll find Lovejoy no matter what.

MasterOfAll

Bart After Dark - S8-E5

Corrected entry: In the scene where Belle (the owner of the burlesque house) tells Homer about Bart breaking a valuable statue, Belle calls it a gargoyle, however this is wrong. A gargoyle has water shooting out of its mouth, the statue Belle was talking about, is called a grotesque.

MGG fan xx

Correction: While technically correct, the term 'grotesque' is now practically unknown to the general public, who refer to all such statues as gargoyles. Only an expert in the field would realistically refer to them as a grotesque and Belle, as the owner of a burlesque house, is unlikely to qualify for that status.

Tailkinker

Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: At recess, Bart splits his pants in front of the girls. This split isn't visible in any other part of the episode.

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Yoshi

Correction: This episode takes place over multiple days so he could have changed his pants at the start of each day.

moviefan2345

MoneyBART - S22-E3

Corrected entry: Mike Scioscia's (the guest star) hat changes from red filled at the start of the roller coaster ride and ends up being white at the end.

manthabeat

Correction: It does change, but if that scene is watched carefully, the force of the wind blowing by the roller coaster blows the red cap off to reveal the white one underneath.

Cubs Fan

Worst Episode Ever - S12-E11

Corrected entry: Nelson Mutz is one of the person banned for life by the comic book seller. If so, why he is seen later during Tom Savini's presentation?

Dr Wilson

Correction: He could have either snuck in or bribed/tricked the comic book guy.

Today, I am a Klown - S15-E6

Corrected entry: Why would Homer and Marge wait for the bathroom if they have one in their bedroom?

Dr Wilson

Correction: It could have been out of order.

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: When Homer check the bills, he finds out Bart called Burkina Faso. He was trying to call countries in the Southern Hempisphere, when Burkina Faso is actually in the Northern Hemisphere.

robbiepwnsall

Correction: Character mistake by Bart.

Guy

Colonel Homer - S3-E20

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the episode, the family goes to the Googolplex theater but when the show cuts to a shot of the movie screen when Bart and Lisa are watching Space Mutants, the decor around the screen indicates that they are at the Aztec theater.

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Correction: Seeing how Springfield used the same plans for Springfield Elementary and North Springfield Elementary it should be no surprise that two theaters in Springfield have the same decor.

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

Corrected entry: At the end of this episode everyone is in Mr. Burns' hospital room wondering how Maggie could shoot him. In some shots Maggie has a red bow and in others it is blue.

Correction: Actually, throughout the whole scene it is blue.

Lightrock

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

Corrected entry: When Smithers is walking into the church, he is wearing a long coat. But in the next shot when you see him inside the confession booth, he is now wearing a waist length green jacket.

Correction: We see Smithers outside the church wearing the long trench coat, then it cuts to him in the confession booth wearing a blazer. Between those two shots, there is more than enough time for him to take off his trench coat, and he's wearing the blazer underneath. There is no mistake.

Gone Maggie Gone - S20-E13

Corrected entry: When Lisa walks into the church thinking she's the gem, Mother Teresa comes and changes the word puzzle from "Regally, The Rock Gem Is Lisa" to "It's Really Maggie, Sherlock" You can see that the "s" from "Is" in the first puzzle is not used at all in the second puzzle, and the "S, H and E" from "Sherlock" was taken from the "H and E" in "The" from the first puzzle, which means they used two "s" without even using the "s" from "Is" in the first puzzle.

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Elias

Correction: The S from "Is" becomes the S in "It's" the first word in the 2nd puzzle. There's 2 S's in both the puzzles if you actually read it.

fierceVANITY

Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Corrected entry: This is the first and only episode Marge has said "D'oh".

Correction: There are at least 2 other episodes where marge says d'oh. She says it when she finds out her mother is dating Mr Burns (Lady Bouvier's lover) and in another episode when she is impersonating homer (Not sure of the episode).

Girls Just Want to Have Sums - S17-E19

Corrected entry: When Lisa crosses over to the boys side of the school, she looks in the window of the math class where the teacher asks the class the volume of a three circled snowman with a carrot nose. Lisa corrects Martin's answer by saying, "He forgot the volume of the carrot nose. One-third base times height!" This is incorrect, the volume of a cone (the shape of a carrot) is one-third pi radius squared times height. Or if she was going for the area instead, that is one-half the base time height. Lisa always prides herself on being incredibly smart, so she should not have made this mistake, especially when she was so confident.

Correction: Hence why she's still in school. because she *doesn't* know everything. Not a mistake, just a child's cocky confidence.

JC Fernandez

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the episode 'In The Name Of The Grandfather', Homer and Grandpa apparently buy the pub in a drunken mistake. The previous owner says, "You sure do know a lot about Irish Real Estate Law". However, the episode is set in Northern Ireland and so any laws are those of the UK. He wouldn't make that mistake.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Correction: While Northern Ireland is part of the UK, the laws differ slightly between Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, so therefore what he said is true.

Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - S5-E14

Corrected entry: When Lisa is having her little town meeting awaiting the spoken words from Malibu Stacy she has all of her other dolls in front of her sitting in little chairs facing a little podium. However when Lisa is venting having heard the moronic slogans Malibu Stacy speaks when her string is pulled there is a close up on Lisa and then the next shot is a wider one of the room and it shows Lisa still holding Malibu Stacy but all of her dolls and furniture are gone. During the entire scene Lisa has her entire focus on the Malibu Stacy problem and is not seen moving about the room at all.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: If you watch carefully, you'll see that Lisa is on one side of a divider and the dolls are on the other side. When the scene pulls out to the wider shot, we see Lisa holding Malibu Stacy (just before the wide shot, we see her pull the doll over the divider). Her other dolls are gone, but they're supposed to be. They are on the other side of the divider (the side closer to the window, as established in the first shot of the doll convention, when we see the living room BEHIND Lisa).

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.

Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

Corrected entry: Just after the Simpson family have been chased by Ned in the car, Homer pokes Ned in the eye with a twig and it makes a squishy noise indicating Homer has poked his eye, even though Ned is wearing glasses.

Correction: When you see Homer poke Ned in the eye the first time, you can see that his glasses are pushed farther up his face.

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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.

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Lummie

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.

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.

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson - S9-E1

Corrected entry: Homers watch keeps disappearing and reappearing between shots throughout the whole episode.

Correction: That mistake is already listed.

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

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

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?

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

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.

Lummie

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Show generally

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.

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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

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.

Lummie

Show generally

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.

enter_a_uh

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.

Twotall

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.

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.

Andreas[DK]

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.

Show generally

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.

Lummie

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

Show generally

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

Show generally

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

dgemba dgemba

Faith Off - S11-E11

Corrected entry: The person Homer tries to prank with the bucket of cement is a different person to the one he ran over 5 years ago.

Correction: That actually makes a lot of sense, it being a different person. When Homer ran the dean over, he caused pretty serious damage (he was in a full body cast). A paralyzed dean probably wouldn't be able to do his job, and since he re-admitted the students who were expelled the board had a go-ahead to fire him.

Midnight Rx - S16-E6

Corrected entry: In this episode Apu says in the car on the way to Canada that he worships several gods. But in a much earlier episode, "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" during a flashback when Apu is asked to change his name he says "It is a great dishonour to my ancestors and my god."

OL1V3R666

Correction: Apu is a Hindu. Hinduism teaches that there is in fact only one god (Brahman), but that it manifests itself in many different ways, such as Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha etc. Each of these manifestations can be worshipped as a deity, and most Hindus chooses which manifestation to worship (the "personal" aspect of the deity, Ishvara). But ultimately all prayers and sacrifices are directed to the same entity. As we can see through the entire series, Apu worships Ganesha primarily, but he would recognize other forms of god, called Devas, which often translates as "gods". It is not entirely accurate, but that's the problem with translation. So there is nothing wrong with him expressing both a monotheistic and polytheistic wiew of the world.

Twotall

Lady Bouvier's Lover - S5-E21

Corrected entry: How can Mr. Burns dance so well? On several previous occasions it has been made obvious that he is weak and feeble.

Andy Benham

Correction: Burns is more weak when it comes to strength, i.e. lifting or moving items even ones that are particularly light. Something like walking and dancing is not as much of a problem. He also has danced before. In the episode "Hunka Hunka Burns In Love" he managed to dance (with some assistance from an oxygen tank in his jacket pocket).

Lummie

Radio Bart - S3-E13

Corrected entry: When Bart talks through the microphone after pulling it out of Santa's Little Helper's mouth, he talks in the exact same voice as Todd Flanders.

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Yoshi

Correction: Bart is impersonating a young boy (not necessarily Todd Flanders). He doesn't use his normal voice during the whole prank.

The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: After Homer comes in contact with the alien and he's reporting the sighting to Police Chief Wiggum, he says "And the alien appears every friday night." How could he know that if he only saw the alien once?

Matthew Gem

Correction: Homer doesn't know this; he is just making a very rash assumption about the alien sightings.

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish - S2-E11

Corrected entry: At the start of the episode, you see the meatloaf inside a metal tin in the microwave. Heat waves reflect off metal, so the microwave should have been blown up.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Putting metal in a microwave doesn't make it blow up, it just creates sparks everywhere.

Andy Benham

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

Corrected entry: In this episode Troy shows us that when Maggie is scanned it says "NRA4EVR". If you pause any other episode you will see that when Maggie is scanned it reads "$847.63".

Correction: Not a mistake, it's a joke.

Andy Benham

The Canine Mutiny - S8-E20

Corrected entry: Bart's cell phone has 9 buttons. Real phones have 12 buttons.

Correction: There are phones for children where the numbers are preprogammed by parents so they can't just call anyone. These don't have 12 buttons.

tw_stuart

Maximum Homerdrive - S10-E17

Corrected entry: When Red is declared the winner of the eating contest and dies, just before he is pronouced dead by Dr. Hibbert he blinks. Last time I checked dead people don't blink.

Correction: He blinks and then is pronounced dead, seems OK to me. If it happened the other way round then it's a mistake.

tw_stuart

Old Money - S2-E17

Corrected entry: Mr Burns says to Abe that he has just made a powerful enemy, it's as if he has only just met him. Yet in a later episode we find out that Abe and Burns were in the "Flying Hellfish" regiment in WW2.

Migster

Correction: Mr Burns regularly forgets things and certainly wouldn't remember someone he regards as unimportant like Abe. Mr Burns has to be reminded who Homer is almost every time, even though they regularly interact.

tw_stuart

HOMR - S12-E9

Corrected entry: In this episode Dr. Hibbert says the crayon was never spotted because he always covered it with his thumb, but in episode 4-18, "So It's Come to This: A Simpson's Clip Show", when Homer is in the hospital, his head X-ray is placed up on the light box on the wall, and is visible with nothing blocking it, so the crayon should have been spotted then.

Correction: The joke in the scene is that there really is no way to explain why or how he would miss a large crayon in Homer's brain after all these years, numerous injuries and many x-rays. Even if he should have seen it, its a character mistake. As you pointed out there was no way he should have missed it but either he really did miss it everytime or is lying to cover up his mistake.

Lummie

The Homer They Fall - S8-E3

Corrected entry: In this episode, Fat Tony's given name is Anthony D'Amico. But in "Bart the Murderer", his given name is William Williams.

Correction: Just like any other Mafia boss, he has many different Aliases.

Migster

Black Widower - S3-E21

Corrected entry: When Selma is in the bath with a cigarette, she sinks under the water dragging the cigarette with her. However, if you look and listen very closely, the sound of the cigarette being extinguished happens very slightly before it actually makes contact with the water.

Correction: In the shot as she is just about to go under the water, you can see the cigarette start to glow a bit redder. This would mean Selma is inhaling as she is going under the water. As she would be inhaling, a small area below the lit area would start to get hotter and so would make sense that the sound of it being extinguished just a split second before the lit area goes under the water.

Lummie

The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: Mulder and Scully refer to the alien as a UFO (meaning unidentified flying object) yet said alien never actually flies.

Correction: Character mistake, not a television show mistake.

Matty Blast

Tree House of Horror XII - S13-E1

Corrected entry: In the leprechaun short episode, a lot of things attend the wedding, including Kang and Kodos, the space aliens. One of Kang/Kodos starts crying and says: "I always secrete ocular fluid at weddings." Yet, in another clip episode, the space aliens invade Homer's Roasting Hour. Lisa thinks they're crying, but they say that they are vomiting from their eyes. Yet, in this episode, one of them starts to cry.

Correction: The key words here are "they say". We have no idea if they are telling the truth or if they are crying when they tell this to Lisa. Besides this, we also have no idea about how the bodies of the aliens work. It could be that both their crying AND their vomiting takes place through the same channels (the tearducts).

Twotall

Gump Roast - S13-E17

Corrected entry: When Homer starts to remember all the memories he has had with the Simpson family car, one of the clips is actually from an episode in which Homer was stealing Moe's car which isn't the family car.

Correction: Homer is not exactly the most intelligent person in the world. Mixing up two different instances that involved cars and driving is quite natural to him.

Twotall

Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Corrected entry: When the woman in Krusty's studio says that the wolf gets spooked by loud noises, Krusty mentions "loud" as the day's secret word. There are video cameras in sight, indicating that it was being aired on TV. The only problem is, it's not going to be the secret word any longer if it is revealed like that.

OL1V3R666

Correction: That's the point. Its a spoof of Pee Wee's play house where if a guest said the secret word noises and lights would go off and everybody cheers and yells. It would not ruin anything because it's just a fun play along gag for the kids at home and in the studio to play and get into. I believe the secret word is reveled at the beginning to the audience, just not the guests.

Spaceboy_007

Lisa's Wedding - S6-E19

Corrected entry: Marge is reminding Lisa of the differences between the UK and the USA before she goes to visit Hugh's family in England. Obviously the steak-and-kidney pie remark is a joke, but she says, "Remember, a mile is called a kilometer..." No it isn't. The metric system is used in mainland Europe - miles over here are still miles.

He's My Brother

Correction: This is clearly a mistake on Marge's part, as she is unfamiliar with European life and makes things up based on expressions she vaguely remember hearing about. And isn't it possible, since this episode takes place in the future, that the UK has joined the rest of Europe and switched to the metric system?

Twotall

And Maggie Makes Three - S6-E13

Corrected entry: When Marge tells Homer that a new baby is on the way (Maggie obviously) look in the background and you can see a photo of Maggie already there.

Hamster

Correction: Why can't this be a picture of baby Lisa? She and Maggie does have some similar features (their hair, for instance), and would probably resemble each other even more at infancy.

Twotall

Simpson Tide - S9-E19

Corrected entry: During the opening dream sequence on the "Planet of the Donuts", we get our first glimpse of the monster donut that will eat Homer when his shadow looms over Homer. In this shot the shadow is of a "regular" donut, i.e., one with a hole. In the next shot we see that the monster's hole area has teeth and is filled in with black; in other words, its hole is a regular mouth. As such it could not have had light shining through it to make the donut hole in his shadow.

Correction: It is a dream. Dreams don't make any sense and are not bound by any laws of reality. The donut could have grown teeth and a mouth between shots.

Rlvlk

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Lummie

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.

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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

The Otto Show - S3-E22

Corrected entry: When Otto plays Bart's guitar for the first time on the bus, it generates an amazing electric sound, but it isn't even plugged into an amp.

Correction: That's the joke.

Brush With Greatness - S2-E18

Corrected entry: When Homer gets stuck in the water slide, a few kids are sent down to dislodge him, and they get stuck too. However, when the section of pipe containing him is removed later, the kids are nowhere to be seen.

Correction: They were able to pull the kids back up the slide, since they weren't wedged in the pipe like Homer was.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In "Boy Scoutz 'N The Hood", Springfield is on the east coast of the US. However, later in "Simpson Tide", it's on the west coast.

Correction: It is never mentioned where Springfield is. Several references are made but the producers want to keep people guessing so it is not really a mistake.

William Bergquist

Moaning Lisa - S1-E6

Corrected entry: During dodgeball, either Sheri or Teri is one of the kids throwing balls at Lisa. Only problem is, she is in Bart's class, not Lisa's.

Correction: It is quite possible that they have dodgeball at the same time.

Chaz1003

Strong Arms of the Ma - S14-E9

Corrected entry: Homer has to play Tetris to get all of the garage-sale items to fit into the station wagon, and even then he can't fit himself in. Yet when they arrive back at the house, everyone has a comfortable amount of room.

Matty Blast

Correction: This is a joke -- showing how Tetris is like filling a car with objects.

The Telltale Head - S1-E8

Corrected entry: When Bart is about to bury the statue's head he says "ohhh" but his lips do not move.

Correction: Your lips don't have to move to say "ooooh" the way he was. It was more of a groan than anything else.

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When we see the outside of Fiesta Terrace, it is a reused shot from 'Life on the Fast Lane'.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Not a mistake, unless there's anything contradicting continuity in that shot.

Lummie

Homer the Vigilante - S5-E11

Corrected entry: When we see the outside of Herman's weapon shop, it appears to be a reused shot from Season 1.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Not a mistake, unless there's anything contradicting continuity in that shot.

Lummie

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Corrected entry: When Homer says "Ooo, that's a lot of money" at Smithers near the beginning, the background is very different, and doesn't go with the scene.

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Yoshi

Correction: It does look slightly different but it is a different angle and we see the entrance to the cafeteria, which could easily have a vending machine outside so it makes sense.

tw_stuart

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Corrected entry: When Mr. Burns says "That's one big check," the red chair he was just sitting in has vanished.

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Yoshi

Correction: The shot changes to an overhead one where the red chair could easily be still there but just out of shot.

tw_stuart

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Corrected entry: When Homer gets in the car and watches Mr. Burns on television, the lunch box he was just carrying has vanished.

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Yoshi

Correction: He could easily have placed it on the ground.

tw_stuart

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Corrected entry: When Homer hangs up on his stockbroker, the candy bar in Homer's right hand has disappeared.

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Yoshi

Correction: The hand holding the candy bar is out of shot during most of the conversation between Homer and his stockbroker so he had more than enough time to put it down.

tw_stuart

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Corrected entry: In the original version (released on DVD), when Homer puts his dollar bill in the vending machine, a little bit of the screen is cut off on the left side.

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Yoshi

Correction: It all looks OK to me on my DVD.

tw_stuart

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: In this episode Marge flies to Australia in a plane. Doesn't she have a fear of flying?

OL1V3R666

Correction: Yes, but in the episode where her phobia was first introduced, she was also seen to overcome her fear through therapy. Lots of people have fear of flying and still manage to keep it in check when they have to.

Twotall

Dancin' Homer - S2-E5

Corrected entry: In this episode Mr Bruns has a big tub of beer with Homer, but in "Homer the Smithers" Mr Burns is drinking beer from a spoon as if he had never tried it before.

OL1V3R666

Correction: After sipping the beer he says "Smithers, this beer isn't working. I don't feel any younger or funkier." Simply put its the joke, that somehow Burns thought a simple spoonful of beer would somehow change him so dramatically.

Lummie

Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment - S2-E13

Corrected entry: When Homer is browsing the channels he says "seen it" to all of them. One of them is a non-violent Itchy & Scratchy episode as seen in "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" (we don't see it but we can hear it). One says "Lemonade", and then Itchy (I think) instantly says "Please". But when you see the episode in "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" there is a short break between their sayings. This was done on purpose to reduce time.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Like any television show, its prone to small edits by the network showing it to save time. Also since we don't see enough (or hear enough) of it we don't know they were showing the entire cartoon. It may have been a quick clip of the show like they do for news clips or tv ads.

Lummie

Trilogy of Error - S12-E18

Corrected entry: When Milhouse says that he goes to his secret place to cry Bart says, "I didn't know you cried". But in "Bart's Friend Falls in Love", Bart says that he sees Milhouse cry on various occasions.

Correction: Bart doesn't say "I didn't know you cried", he just says "Cool". Even if he had said that its a character mistake not a mistake on the show.

Lummie

Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington - S14-E14

Corrected entry: If the airport changed the location of its fly zone, wouldn't the town be informed about this or at least place notices on the doors of peoples' houses?

Correction: Thats not a mistake, its just an example of how poorly run the mayor's office is. It could also be that the mayor's decision wouldn't go down well with the townspeople (as evidenced with the Simpsons). Keeping it secret until the law was passed would make it harder to have reversed.

Lummie

Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Corrected entry: When Barney is chasing his diaper, he turns a corner and sees his mother. However, in another episode, he says that his mother lives in Norway, which would mean that he would probably know if his mother was coming.

Correction: When Barney turns the corner he says "Hi Mum". Its presumptious to say he wouldn't know his mother was coming in from Norway or didn't know she was coming. We don't know Barney's schedule or what was going on in his life at this time. All we really know was he was down on his luck in the episode.

Lummie

Whacking Day - S4-E20

Corrected entry: At the start of the episode, Skinner says that Bart, Jimbo and Nelson have won mountain bikes. Yet when they enter the basement, Dolph and Kearney are with them, despite them not being called out.

Correction: Kearney and Dolph might have got permission to go with them. Even if they didn't, they probably would do something like skip their lesson to go with Bart, Nelson and Jimbo (they'd probably skip the lesson because they normally do bad things like that). After all, they do hang around with each other a lot, don't they?

OL1V3R666

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Krusty does his performance in front of Rabbis, when Krusty's father starts talking to another Rabbi, you can see a third Rabbi at another table in the background. In the next two shots this rabbi has vanished.

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Yoshi

Correction: Between the two shots there is a shot of Krusty. In this shot there is enough time for the rabbi to get up.

OL1V3R666

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

Corrected entry: When Homer buys the severed hand, the person selling it says "I strongly advise you not to purchase this item". Then why is he even selling it in the first place if he'd advise people not to buy it?

OL1V3R666

Correction: He may only want certain people (such as those he does not like) to buy it. He's advising Homer not to buy it as he's done no wrong in the seller's books.

Andy Benham

Two Dozen and One Greyhounds - S6-E20

Corrected entry: In the show where Santa's Little Helper finds his mate and they have puppies, Monty Burns is out with Waylon Smithers. The two are on the street and see the puppies in a box. He starts stealing the puppies but SURELY the people around him (at least ten) would see that he was stealing the puppies.

Correction: That's the joke. The Simpsons are worried Mr Burns is going to resort to some complicated, evil plan to take their puppies, but he very simply and very obviously just puts them in a bag.

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Lisa says "I'll never forget you," to the horse, her mouth doesn't move.

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Yoshi

Correction: We only see the back of Lisa's head so it's impossible to know if her mouth moves or not.

tw_stuart

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: The interior of the living room is different when Lisa kisses Homer.

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Yoshi

Correction: We are seeing it from a different angle than normal so it's hard to know if it's really different. Even if it is, this is not a mistake. There is time before and after for things to change.

tw_stuart

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Lisa eats a spoon of the ice cream, there is chocolate left over. It suddenly changes to being clean.

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Yoshi

Correction: The spoon is out of shot while we are seeing Homer. Lisa may have licked it clean or the ice cream may have have just melted.

tw_stuart

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: Homer enters the back left door of the auditorium. He jumps to the right side when seen clapping.

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Yoshi

Correction: In between Homer entering and us seeing him clapping, we see Lisa on stage. Homer had plenty of time to move to the right.

tw_stuart

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Lisa starts playing her bad performance, we can hear people clapping, but the audience doesn't do anything.

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Yoshi

Correction: We see the audience from behind, they could easily be clapping their hands without us seeing.

tw_stuart

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the talent show, Skinner tells the audience that all the doors are locked. Homer enters the auditorium during Lisa's performance.

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Yoshi

Correction: Skinner was joking, safety requirements would not allow him to lock the doors.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Krusty leaves the Simpson house, he is suddenly wearing his coat.

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Yoshi

Correction: No, the scene where he is wearing his coat is completely different from when he is leaving the house. He may have gone home in between.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Krusty ends his show at the beginning, the people surrounding him have suddenly disappeared.

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Yoshi

Correction: No, the shot changes from a wide look at the whole cast to one of the camera screen which has zoomed in on Krusty so he's the only one we can see.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Krusty arrives at the Simpson house, the time on the clock in the background changes.

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Yoshi

Correction: That's what clocks do, even in cartoons. The changes in time make perfect sense.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In the beginning, when Krusty does his axe-throwing act on Sideshow Mel, the number of axes on the board changes from four to five.

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Yoshi

Correction: Look closely, it's always five both in the wide and the close up shots.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: The big green chair that Lisa sits in disappears and reappears.

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Yoshi

Correction: It was moved to give Krusty space for his unicycle act and then put back.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: During the dinner scene, many things keep changing around, i.e. the glasses, the food, the silverware, etc.

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Yoshi

Correction: This is normal during dinner and there was plenty of time during Krusty's story when we couldn't see the table for things to be moved.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: The monkey doesn't have a tail.

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Yoshi

Correction: Not at all clear if this is true, the monkey may simply have its tail between its legs.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Bart writes the letter to Krusty, most of the objects on the table have disappeared.

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Yoshi

Correction: We see Bart clear a number of things from the table and then the angle changes to one where we can no longer see what's on it, so no mistake.

tw_stuart

Duffless - S4-E16

Corrected entry: The hamster gets electrocuted mildly by a food pellet with an electric current. However, it is an electrical insulator so it couldn't have an electric current.

OL1V3R666

Correction: It's impossible to tell what the battery is connected to. Yes it's the same shape as a food pellet but hamsters will gnaw on anything including the bars of their cages, which are metal.

tw_stuart

Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Corrected entry: When the two pictures are shown of the tyre fire, now and 25 years ago, the clouds in the sky are the same.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Not a mistake but a joke by the show's makers. Even 25 years, long after the fire should have gone out yet it is still raging and everything including the clouds are exactly the same.

Lummie

Homer the Vigilante - S5-E11

Corrected entry: Somebody with glasses and a hat drowns in a river, but later when everybody is looking for the treasure, he is there as if nothing has happened to him at all.

OL1V3R666

Correction: The man who goes in the river is driving his car and it goes under the water but we never see him drown. As soon as he goes under the water the shot shows Bart. The guy could have simply got out of the river and ran to the treasure site after that. He was in a convertible car and there was enough time from the car sinking to seeing him at the treasure site to have covered that distance.

Lummie

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

Corrected entry: In "Clown Without Pity", when Homer buys a Krusty doll for Bart, the guy at the shop doesn't give it to him inside a box. When Homer gives it to Bart, it is inside a box.

OL1V3R666

Correction: There may have been more than one item of this doll and the one he showed Homer was for display purposes. The fact that there was a phone number to call for problems with the doll makes it very possible this wasn't just a one off doll. Even if there hadn't been more than one, he may have packaged it up before Homer left the store.

Lummie

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: Both the Australian boy's father and Marge say that the call cost $900. However America and Australia have their own dollars and hence different currencies. Because of the exchange rates, surely one of the values would have been different.

OL1V3R666

Correction: At the time they are told about what they owe they are being notified the amount is $900 AUSTRALIAN dollars. Because of exchange rates changing every day, the currency difference will only be made an issue when the amount is actually bought. The Simpsons as well weren't likely going to be able to afford the expensive call so I don't think how much it would be in US dollars was going to be much of a concern.

Lummie

Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Corrected entry: Before the Simpsons are in their house talking about the Itchy and Scratchy Movie, there's a line of people waiting to see it that extends past their house and down numerous streets. When it shows one of the kids talking, the window behind them shows that all the people have vanished.

Correction: There is time, while Homer is in shot, for the line to have moved forward.

tw_stuart

Duffless - S4-E16

Corrected entry: When Homer enters Moes bar after one month without beer, two identical drunks are visible in one shot.

Correction: The identical drunks are very visible in several shots. It's defintely not a case of the same shot reused so they must be twins.

tw_stuart

Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Corrected entry: When Homer is signing Bart's academic alerts, you can see that the writing on them is complete gibberish.

Correction: Homer only has to sign the forms, not print anything out. It could be how he signs them.

Selma's Choice - S4-E13

Corrected entry: When Aunt Gladys Bouvier dies, she leaves her pet iguana to her sister, Jacqueline Bouvier (Marge's Mom.) If she never married as she claims, Jacqueline's maiden name would have been Bouvier, not her married name. This would also mean that Patty, Selma and Marge would not be Bouviers either.

Correction: It is customary for the wife to take the husband's last name, not mandatory. You can even switch back after a divorce or a death.

Rlvlk

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the opening part, you see Lisa playing a trumpet, there is a boy to the top right of her, when it cuts to the conductor you can see the same boy in the background.

Correction: The boy by Lisa has black hair, whilst the one in the next shot has purple hair. Hence they are two different boys.

OL1V3R666

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the opening sequence which turns into a large circus (as seen in "Bart After Dark" and "Cape Feare") the elephants in the background don't have any tusks.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Most times the tusks are removed for circus performing elephants. They don't want to have a trainer impaled on the tusks. Also, Female Asian elephants usually lack visible tusks, as do males in some populations.

Deep Space Homer - S5-E15

Corrected entry: Neither Barney nor Homer underwent any sort of physical or medical examination at all. Homer has a heart condition, he has had bypass surgery, and yet he is still allowed to take part in the mission. Also, both of them are surely too overweight to be allowed to participate.

Correction: The whole mission wasn't well thought out to begin. At the end of the day they were looking for a "Blue collared slob" to attract fans, and in that case Barney and Homer were perfect. The fact they were overweight and in average health was not NASA's main concern. Also they do undergo examinations but we probably don't see all of them. One scene we see them doing a lung capacity test.

Lummie

Mommie Beerest - S16-E7

Corrected entry: At the start of the episode, the Simpsons celebrate finally paying off their first mortgage. But earlier in "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes", the credit card machine said that Homer was on his fifth mortgage.

Correction: True. They still have four more mortgages to pay.

Xofer

The Homer They Fall - S8-E3

Corrected entry: Moe says there hasn't been a woman in the bar since 1979, implying that the bar has been around for at least a couple decades. But in a later episode, a flashback shows that Moe's grand opening was nine months before Bart was born. And we all know Bart is 10.

Correction: Bart was also ten in 1989, when the show first premiered. If you go off that, the dates work out.

Krista

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

Corrected entry: When Lisa tells Marge about Luke for the first time, Marge says 'I didn't marry the first boy I - Well I did. But you shouldn't." Wrong. Before she had a crush on Homer, she loved Artie Ziff from high school. She didn't marry him, however. Everybody blatantly knows that Marge married Homer, her second crush.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Homer was her first love. She never admitted to loving or having a crush on Artie Ziff. Marge went to the ball with Artie in spite of Homer and what he did to her but she never loved Artie and never admitted to loving him. Also in the statement she makes she never admits to anything. Its presumptious she was going to say the first boy she had a crush on. It could have been the first boy she had a real relationship with.

Lummie

Bart's Girlfriend - S6-E7

Corrected entry: When Flanders is singing in the church, the tune is one flat note and his mouth is continually opening and closing

Correction: Flanders doesn't completely close his mouth when singing, and he is probably just breathing at the same time.

OL1V3R666

The Seven-Beer Snitch - S16-E14

Corrected entry: For "The Seven-Beer Snitch": During the faked breakout, every prison guard is outside, so who pulls the switch to open the cell doors? All the prisoners were in their cells.

Correction: We see a prisoner pull the lever from inside his cell.

Last Exit to Springfield - S4-E17

Corrected entry: When we see a flashback of Mr Burns' ancestor in 1909, he looks at atoms from someone's pocket. Actually, atoms are smaller than microscopic so it would have been impossible for him to see the atoms through a magnifying glass.

OL1V3R666

Correction: That is what is technically known as the joke... Or, to be more specific, it is obvious that the elder Burns have no idea what he is talking about, or for that matter what nuclear science is about (seeing how he has men trying to split atoms with sledgehammers). Then, when he discovers crumbs or regular pocket lint in the employee's pocket, he believes that this is the miraculous "atoms" he has heard about and assumes that this working-class lowlife has been stealing from him. Ridiculous, as everybody who knows the first things about atomic science knows, but that's what is funny in the scene.

Twotall

Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Corrected entry: When the people are protesting at Moe's Bar, you can see several arms that aren't attached to bodies.

Correction: We can't see the bodies that the arms belong to becuase of the people standing in front of them, so we don't know whether there are bodies there or not.

OL1V3R666

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When Marge asks Homer to open the door for her sisters, he says "Patty. THELMA." (The English captioning has that mistake as well, but is correct in the Spanish captioning)

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Correction: He actually says Selma, and the DVD English subtitles (in Region 2 at least) also say this. Listen closely.

Three Men and a Comic Book - S2-E21

Corrected entry: When Bart is pulling the weeds out by hand, the secateurs that he couldn't use have totally dissapeared from the floor.

Correction: Although very hard to see, if you look closely to the bottom-right of the screen you can see the secatars when Bart first cries out in pain.

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

Corrected entry: In "Clown Without Pity", where the Krusty doll acts as Homer's servant, Homer says at one point "Yeah, dogs like to bury old junk", in which the Krusty doll says "Yeah, you stupid idiot.." The 'you stupid idiot' part is said with his mouth closed.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Krusty mumbled the words "you stupid idiot" and mumbling doesn't require your mouth to fully open.

Lummie

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: When Bart makes a phone call to the Australian boy, it is daytime in both Springfield and Australia. However when the Australian boy's father phones Bart, it is again daytime in Australia but night-time in Springfield. But due to the Earth's rotation, surely it would have to be night-time in Australia or possibly very early in the morning. It seems to remain daytime there.

OL1V3R666

Correction: The phone calls are made at different times from each other so judging the time zone differences is tricky. However it is possible for the scenes to have daylight in both regions and daylight/night as in the show. If you use New York as reference point, a phone call at 4:30 pm, the call would be receieved at 6:30 am in Australia when it is plenty of time to have sunlight. When the Australian father calls it would be the afternoon and early morning in Springfield. If a call at 4:30 pm from Austrlia, it would be 2:30 am in New York.

Lummie

Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Corrected entry: When Lurleen is talking to Kent Brockman, her voice is completely different than how we heard it in "Colonel Homer".

OL1V3R666

Correction: This is intentional. The hoarse, scratchy voice (along with "I spent last night in a ditch") is supposed to denote how rough her life's been since "Colonel Homer".

Xofer

Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Corrected entry: How exactly did the chair from Miss Hoover's classroom get stuck to Homer's backside? There was nothing sticky on the chair when we first saw it.

OL1V3R666

Correction: His rear end was so fat it got wedged in the seat.

Xofer

Dog of Death - S3-E19

Corrected entry: When Mr Burns' hounds chase Ned Flanders, they jump across the screen and simultaneously growl. However their mouths don't move when growling.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Having owned various dogs for 30 years, I can tell you that a dog's mouth does not have to move for it to be able to growl. The growl comes from deep in their throat.

Guy

The Old Man and the C Student - S10-E20

Corrected entry: In this episode, Hans Moleman is in a retirement home. But in "Duffless", he reveals that he is actually 37 years old, and therefore is too young to be in a retirement home.

OL1V3R666

Correction: Being that there is no age restriction in being in a retirement home there was nothing stopping Hans from moving into the home. The reason could be that Hans is weak, slow and has poor eye sight. With all these ailments he perhaps decided that he needed specialist care that a retirement home could provide.

Lummie

Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Corrected entry: In one scene, when Bart is a child, he and Homer are watching Krusty and Sideshow Mel. However Sideshow Mel appeared only after Sideshow Bob was arrested, as his replacement. Krusty even mentions this in another episode, saying something like "The guy I got to replace you doesn't hold a candle to you Bob".

Correction: It is Sideshow Bob who Bart and Homer are watching. You can tell by his voice (when he grunts when he drops the weights in Krusty's show), not necessarily the fact that he has green hair, just like Sideshow Mel in the flashback. Apart from that Sideshow Bob's hair is normally in a palm tree shape, and Sideshow Mel's hair is shaped a bit like Marge's.

OL1V3R666

The Great Louse Detective - S14-E6

Corrected entry: Earlier in "Day of the Jackanapes", Sideshow Bob was sentenced to be beheaded at the end of the episode. So, how is it that he is alive and serving time at the Campbell's Soup prison?

Correction: Bob wasn't sentenced to be beheaded, Chief Wiggum just decided that. At the end of DOTJ, Bob asks 'Isn't it customary to have a trial?' to which Wiggum replies, 'Oh, a wise guy, huh?' It's most likely that Bob was granted the chance to have a trial and that he was thrown in a max-security prison rather than given the death penalty.

The Frying Game - S13-E21

Corrected entry: How can the citizens of Springfield, notably Chief Wiggum and Homer, not know that the whole murder was a reality show? If FRAME UP was the highest rated reality show on FOX, surely there'd be promos for it on TV and in TV Guides.

Correction: This was just the filming portion of the show. Many reality TV shows will be filmed and after a brief period be promoted then screened at a later date. They never actually said it was the highest rated reality show, it was Fox's latest reality hit show.

Lummie

Fraudcast News - S15-E22

Corrected entry: When Burns buys KBBL and tells Bill and Marty they're fired, they take off their headphones but can still hear what Burns is saying when he asks for the toilet noise to be played.

Correction: The phone call might have been on speaker phone as well as being heard in their headphones. Even if it wasn't on speaker phone we can hear Mr Burns' voice as well so when they take their headphones off it's likely they could hear his voice as we could.

Lummie

The Great Louse Detective - S14-E6

Corrected entry: When Sideshow Bob says that he hasn't made any progress on catching the person who is trying to kill Homer, he says, "Go ahead, shock me." and hands Marge the shocking remote. Sideshow Bob has been trying to get the remote ever since he was introduced into the episode. Why, if he has it, does he give it to Marge instead of taking it and trying to kill Bart, which he does at the end of the episode?

Correction: Bob probably thought that he hasn't really done anything wrong so they will take pity and leave shocking him, but they decide to anyway. It just furthers the joke that he can't stop the Simpsons, no matter how well behaved he was, from shocking him. In regard to killing Bart, it was being at Moe's with Lenny & Carl's suggestion about how to kill Bart that sparked him into trying to kill Bart. In the episode we saw Bob was preoccupied with helping Homer and being given the simple idea later on sparked him into action.

Lummie

The Cartridge Family - S9-E5

Corrected entry: Marge is very nervous when Homer brings a gun into the Simpson house. But she never had problems with guns in the house when she was a cop.

Correction: Homer isn't the most safety cautious person and this would have frightened Marge knowing he could harm or injure the family. With Marge being an officer she would have had training in firearms and firearm safety so it was likely she was more comfortable having one.

Lummie

Marge on the Lam - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Homer manages to call Marge from a pay phone even though both of his arms are trapped in two vending machines.

Correction: It would have been tough, but could have knocked the phone onto his shoulders to hold between his neck and used his nose to push the buttons.

Lummie

Helter Shelter - S14-E5

Corrected entry: When the Simpsons enter Lenny's apartment, they discover that he is exceptionally rich. Lenny is supposed to be poor, as in "Realty Bites" when he was shown to be living in a rundown shack.

Correction: Lenny never says he was rich. Thats just an assumption because he has a nice apartment. The terrible noise and vibration from the game that was being played against one of his walls shows the likely reason why if he wasn't rich he was able to afford the apartment. Added to this Lenny's financial situation has never really been established to make a conclusion to how he got the apartment. So for all we know Lenny started to save his money from that point, inherited money, got a loan etc.

Lummie

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

Corrected entry: At Moe's tavern, the beer in everyone's glasses is very odd. In Barney's glass the liquid is shaped like a hand, and the other guy's glass is shaped like a half-oval, with foam coming out of it.

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Yoshi

Correction: Odd is permissible in the Tree House episodes. Some of the normal rules don't apply.

tw_stuart

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: During this episode, Krusty is seen looking at the Simpsons videos and some Jewish magazines. Krusty can obviously understand what they are saying (as he seems eager to watch a video he finds at the Simpsons house and he gets very upset looking at a Jewish father/son magazine). However, he is supposed to be illiterate, reinforced by the fact that Krusty couldn't read Bart's letter early in the same episode.

Correction: Illiterate doesn't mean he can't recognise a video from the picture on the front. As for the magazine, the picture on the front is of a Jewish father and son and would be enough to provoke Krusty's reaction.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Lisa's bedroom shifts positions in her house throughout the series. This is especially visible in the episode where she goes out with Nelson, and in the episode where she thinks that she is losing her intelligence.

Correction: There's no reason why, if the Simpsons have a spare room, Lisa can't move her stuff into another room. It isn't exactly out of character.

Half-Decent Proposal - S13-E10

Corrected entry: Artie says that he has been thinking about Marge for the last 20 years. However, we have seen in previous episodes that Marge got pregnant with Bart just out of high school, and he is 10. They can't have graduated more than 11 years ago.

Correction: Marge got pregnant with Bart in 1980 (See Episode: I Married Marge, Season 3). They married soon after this. This is to do with the slightly larger plot hole of everyone in the Simpsons always being the same age (at least they stopped aging after 1990 when the show started). This is a cartoon convention and not a mistake.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Whenever Disco Stu is mentioned when Marge is around, she always says 'Who's Disco Stu?'

Kara

Correction: Marge doesn't say that *every time* Disco Stu is mentioned. She doesn't say that when Disco Stu is flirting with her at the ski lodge in the episode "Little Big Mom". The only time I can recall Marge saying that is when she sees Homer's Disco Stud jacket.

Mother Simpson - S7-E8

Corrected entry: When it goes back to the sixties and Mona Simpson is setting the bomb, there are 8 hippies around the bomb. When it cuts to the news bulletin about the lab, Kent Brockman says there were seven.

Correction: The only people who knew about it were Clancy Wiggum and Mr Burns, and both could have believed it was seven and not eight people in the lab. Like any news media outlet, sometimes they get the facts wrong.

Lummie

Burns Baby Burns - S8-E4

Corrected entry: When Mr Burns asks Larry about his life, he mentions that he stayed at the orphanage until he was 18, and then got the job at the stall. He also mentions the small detail of seeing a blimp. Yet at the end of the episode, he says he has a wife and kids. Wouldn't he have mentioned them earlier to Mr Burns, if he included such a petty detail as a blimp?

Correction: See, that's the entire joke: to Larry, the appearance of a blimp was more interesting than his wife and kids. The reveal at the end of the ep (that he has this family) is funny for precisely that reason - that he's ignored them entirely all this time, with no concern. Just because you don't get a joke doesn't mean it's a mistake.

Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: 40 seconds pass during the time period when the announcer says there is 1 minute left and 30 seconds left. Also between the announcer saying there is a half-minute left and 15 seconds left, 25 seconds pass.

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Yoshi

Correction: It's normal movie practice to show sequentially events which are intended to be in parallel (the alternative is a very ugly split screen). Between the announcements for one minute and 30 seconds left, Homer has a flashback and during the countdown from 30 to 15, we see the TV announcer explaining who will survive and who will not. The time in Homer's reality is correct.

tw_stuart

Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: In the shot after Smithers asks Mr. Burns where his radiation suit is, Marge's knitting supplies have disappeared.

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Yoshi

Correction: Marge is no longer holding her knitting but she's been out of shot for easily long enough to have put them down or even put them away.

tw_stuart

Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: When Homer is sleeping in Sector 7G, the illumination of the room has changed.

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Yoshi

Correction: True but this is a completely new scene, Homer could simply have turned the lights off.

tw_stuart

Homer Defined - S3-E5

Corrected entry: When Smithers shows Mr. Burns the picture of his dog, he is standing to the right of him. Immediately after, he is standing in front of the TV monitors.

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Yoshi

Correction: They're both in front of the TV monitors. We see Smithers from two different angles and he has time to move when Mr Burns is in shot so there's nothing unusual about this scene.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When the police trap Snake after the car chase they say he's trapped in meaning there was only one way in. So how does Snake get his car stuck in the alleyway when he must have got through the alleyway to begin with?

Lummie

Correction: There was only one way in and out for a car as Snake finds out. The alley they both came in is obviously different from the one Snake tries to escape through. This is further confirmed by the fact that the police car is not parked at the end of the alley Snake tries to exit through.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: During the car chase scene, Snake drives into the parking lot and there is a large "Parking" sign yet when the police come through the sign is gone.

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Lummie

Correction: The shot with Snake coming through is a wide shot where we can see the sign. When the police come through the shot is much tighter and the sign is above what we can see.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Lisa is in Skinner's office after sassing Miss Hoover, her hands change position between shots.

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Yoshi

Correction: Again true but she has time to change the position of her hands when we see her from behind. We can't see her hands during this time.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: In Bart's imagination, when he is in the courtroom with his face censored, when the guy with the knife grabs Bart, the judge has disappeared.

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Yoshi

Correction: Not possible to tell, the shot is looking up from a very low position. The judge could easily still be there without us being able to see him.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When the mean girls try to get Lisa out of the bad girl's washroom, the magazine that one of the girls was carrying disappears. The cigarette that the other girl was holding also vanishes.

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Yoshi

Correction: This is all true but the girl whose magazine disappears is out of shot for long enough to have dropped it or even put it down. The other girl's hand is out of sight long enough for her to have dropped it just as we saw the first girl do earlier.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Lisa enters the bad girl's washroom for the first time, the books she is carrying switches arms.

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Yoshi

Correction: This is true but not in the least bit surprising since we clearly see Lisa switching the books from under her left arm to under her right.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Bart is seen repeatedly switching where he sits in the back of the car before and during the car chase.

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Yoshi

Correction: The submission is nonsense. Yes we see Bart moving but he moves himself and then we see him being thrown about in the car during the chase all of which is completely normal.

tw_stuart

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When the cops pick up Bart at the Simpson house, it is daytime. Immediately after it is nighttime.

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Yoshi

Correction: It's a completely different shot which does not have to directly follow in time.

tw_stuart

Season 4 generally

Corrected entry: On the series 4 DVD box set there is a message from Matt Groening. In the message he is talking about some of the episodes, and refers to "Ralph Wiggum's immortal 'Choo-Choo-Choose Me' valentine to Lisa." In actually, it was a valentine from Lisa to Ralph, and the card read "I Choo-Choo-Choose You."

Scrappy

Correction: The card does say that but Matt Groening is referring to Ralph's first words upon receiving the card which are "You choo choo choose me?"

tw_stuart

Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Corrected entry: The nuclear power station has three huge chimney stacks belching smoke. Why? What are they burning?

Correction: 1) It could simply be steam. 2) The plant is notoriously unsafe and in contravention of most laws so there may well be stuff burning inside. 3) Burns could easily be engaged in some illegal money-making activity inside the plant which involves burning.

tw_stuart

Marge in Chains - S4-E21

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode, where it has Troy Mclure on a TV programme, Troy Mclure has a microphone. Notice that as he walks down the orange stairs, there is a wire following him, which is attached to the microphone. When Troy reaches the bottom of the stairs the wire has now disappeared from the stairs.

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Hamster

Correction: He's out of shot for long enough to have been given another microphone. He may need to move around and doesn't want an extremely long cable dragging behind him so there's a second mic connected closer to his current position or to the position he will next move to.

tw_stuart

Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Bart watches "Gorilla The Conqueror" with Homer, the giant gorilla in the film throws a tree at various people. Some of the people are in mid-air before the impact.

Correction: Not really a mistake in the Simpsons, more a nod to the fairly obvious, and poor, special effects used in these kind of movies.

tw_stuart

Radio Bart - S3-E13

Corrected entry: When Bart accidentally drops the radio down the well, we can see in the first shot that the rope is in a bundle and is very long. In the next shot the rope appears to be shorter.

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Yoshi

Correction: Easy explanation. There were two pieces of rope wrapped in the bundle and Bart assumed it was one long piece. That's why he dropped the radio. The rest of the rope is still lying at Barts feet where we can't see it.

tw_stuart

Radio Bart - S3-E13

Corrected entry: When Bart makes Mrs. Krabappel 'fart,' the bulletin board on the wall keeps changing between shots.

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Yoshi

Correction: Sorry but no it doesn't, we see it from various different positions in the classroom so it appears to be different but the separate shots are consistent with the whole.

tw_stuart

Lisa the Greek - S3-E14

Corrected entry: At the very end when Homer runs out of Moes there is no street and only a grey wall

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Correction: We can't see any detail to know what's outside. It simply looks as if it's dark so we can't see anything.

tw_stuart

Lisa the Greek - S3-E14

Corrected entry: While Lisa gives her speech at school, Miss Hoover seems to have only one leg.

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rabid anarchist

Correction: Her other leg is obviously raised and the flat of her foot is leaning against the desk. We can't see it because of her long skirt.

tw_stuart

Radio Bart - S3-E13

Corrected entry: When Bart opens Marge's sisters' present, Martin has disappeared for one shot.

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Yoshi

Correction: Martin is simply out of shot to the right of Bart. He hasn't disappeared.

tw_stuart

Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Corrected entry: On the castle that King Henry VIII is supposed to live, you may notice the flags waving at the top. Most people probably know the flag of the U.K., but the animators have gotten the English flag wrong. They put a white cross on a blue background, but it should be a red cross on a white background.

Correction: The flag with a white cross on a blue background is the Scottish flag.

There's No Disgrace Like Home - S1-E4

Corrected entry: The logo in the pawn shop window looks different on the inside than on the outside.

Correction: The window you see is not the same window we see next to the store entrance. It's to the left of the store when he walks in. We actually never see a clear view of the entrance when Homer gets in the store.

Lummie

Bart the General - S1-E5

Corrected entry: We know that Apu's store is spelled "Kwik-E-Mart," but in this episode, when Bart had the 3-D layout of the town, it says "Quick-E-Mart."

Correction: Bart might have believed it was spelt Quick instead of Kwik. It sounds the same and most kids when they learn to spell are taught to spell as it sounds, so that might have lead to Bart not thinking it was a mistake. It was only a small display for plan of attack.

Lummie

Homer's Odyssey - S1-E3

Corrected entry: As Sheri and Teri are walking along talking to Bart, one of the twins' bodies disappears and her head seems to be floating in mid-air.

rabid anarchist

Correction: If you look closely her hair to the right of her starts to flick over her shoulder as she turns to look around. The hair going around her neck gives the illusion her hair has separated her body from her head but it's just long hair covering her body below her neckline.

Lummie

There's No Disgrace Like Home - S1-E4

Corrected entry: During the parts where you see the crowd applaud Mr Burns' speech there are two people on the bottom-left who swap skin colour.

Correction: Looking a few times there is no difference in the skin color of any of the characters in that scene.

Lummie

Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: After Bart crashes at the social club, it has stopped raining.

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Yoshi

Correction: Not at all clear why the rain stopping is a mistake.

tw_stuart

Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: Bart leaves home and walks to school. Later, though, he leaves school with his skateboard.

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Yoshi

Correction: He left his skateboard at school the previous day which is why he walked to school. Probably the skateboard had been confiscated.

tw_stuart

Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: When Bart arrives late at the social club, he is mumbling. His mouth doesn't move.

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Yoshi

Correction: It's quite easy to mumble without moving one's mouth, I get accused of it all the time.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When Homer does the test again, he doesn't read the questions in order if you look carefully on the sheet.

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Yoshi

Correction: There is no reason why he has to read them in order. He's answering the ones he knows first which is something many people do.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: Before the time trials start, we can see how far the track is, but while Bart, Nelson and Martin are racing, considering the speed they're traveling, the track seems much longer.

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Yoshi

Correction: I've watched this scene again and there's nothing unusual about the length of the track or the time they take to complete it. When we see the track at the start we can't see the finish line so we have no way of telling if they take unusually long.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: If you watch the scene in slow motion where Nelson is attacking Bart at the time trials, you can see another Bart in the audience.

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Yoshi

Correction: During this scene all the characters watching the race are blurred to give the impression of speed so there's no way to know if it's Bart since we can barely make out the faces. It's certainly someone wearing a red t-shirt but that doesn't make it Bart especially since the person appears to be much taller than a small boy.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When Bart is showing his Soap Box racer To Martin and his other friends, we see an oil spill on the driveway which is grey. In another shot, the oil is black.

Correction: The view of the oil spill is from completely different angles so it's just a trick of the light. Oil can also be rainbow coloured in the right light.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: As Bart tells his friends about his racer, there is a set of stairs visible at an impossible area of the garage.

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Yoshi

Correction: The stairs are inside the house, we are seeing the underside of them.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: On his soapbox derby racer, Bart is pounding his hammer on an area that doesn't have nails in it.

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Yoshi

Correction: Pure speculation, we can't see the area he is hitting in enough detail to know if there are nails or not.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: During the finals, if there was a paper speedometer on the Honor Roller, why would the speedometer be working at all then?

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Yoshi

Correction: This is a simple one, we never see the speedometer working. We see the needle fixed in one position before it peels off so no mistake.

tw_stuart

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: Homer complains that he missed a part of Joe Theisman. It's a TAPE. He can just watch it over again.

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Yoshi

Correction: True but this is Homer, he could easily have forgotten or may just be irritated at the interuption. Either way it's not a mistake.

tw_stuart

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the opening of the show, when Marge pulls into the driveway, you can see that there is no badge on the hood of the car, but when it shows a close up of the front of the car when Homer is running away, there is a grey badge with a star on it

Correction: I've viewed the opening in seasons 1,2,3,4 and 5 etc., and in every opening you can make out a small grey badge on the hood as Marge pulls into the drive in the wideshot. It's then very noticeable when it cuts to the closeup of the front of the car.

Hamster

Separate Vocations - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Snake attempts to kill Bart, his plan fails when his car gets stuck between two walls. Right after, Bart and the cops are standing beside the car.

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Yoshi

Correction: I'm not sure if this was in there originally but on the DVD version they have a shot where the cops say "Good thing this alley way got so narrow" which means this was done intentionally for humor.

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

Corrected entry: When Homer wishes for his turkey sandwich, we can see tomatoes in it. Homer never said anything about tomatoes.

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Yoshi

Correction: He ordered turkey and he got turkey salad. There aren't that many people who would complain. Who makes plain sandwiches nowadays?

Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious - S8-E13

Corrected entry: In the Austrian commercial, the young Rainier Wolfcastle speaks in English. Austria is a German speaking country.

Dr Wilson

Correction: Commercials shot in Europe are often shot in two versions; the native language and English. The US/UK market is a huge one and advertising agencies cater for this by shooting English versions of commercials.

Krusty Gets Busted - S1-E12

Corrected entry: During the trial, the prosecutor shows the court several betting slips that Krusty's used. Right before this, Krusty revealed he couldn't read or write - how would Krusty have known what to write on the slips?

DaveJB

Correction: The betting slips could simply be the records that the betting agency took down of Krusty when he bet on events (e.g. In Lisa the Greek Krusty phones in his bet to Moe on the football and tells him to record a bet for Sideshow Mel).

Lummie

Stark Raving Dad - S3-E1

Corrected entry: After Marge finds out that Bart didn't watch Maggie, she spits her pacifier at him. In the very next shot her pacifier is back in her mouth.

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Yoshi

Correction: Almost every other show it is demonstrated that Maggie has hundreds of pacifiers available to her. She spits one out, and she gets another one. That's just what happend here.

King-Size Homer - S7-E7

Corrected entry: Homer weighs 239lbs and has to gain 61 pounds. But when he has gained his 61 pounds, plus 15lbs extra, Homer looks double his original size. It is very doubtful he would look that much fatter from gaining just 76 odd lbs.

Hamster

Correction: Wrong. Every ounce he gains is fat, and ironically human fat is fairly light. A lot of the 239 pounds of original Homer would be muscle (very heavy) and bone (moreso), and he wouldn't gain any of those from a bad diet. So, a 239 pound man gaining 76 pounds of fat would hugely increase his bulk, just like we see.

Show generally

Corrected entry: No matter what happens to the Simpsons' car(s) in an episode, whether they are damaged, crushed, shot with a gun or misused in someway they are always back the way they were originally in the following show.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: The Simpsons doesn't flow from one episode to another. The treehouse has been broken. The house has been lit on fire. A lot of the characters die in the Halloween episodes, but they always come back.

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: Krusty tells the monkey to wait in the car. However, when Krusty leaves, he has no car.

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Yoshi

Correction: "Go wait in the car" is a common form of dismissal in the film/t.v. industry - it means "sod off", words to that effect. No car is involved.

Saturdays of Thunder - S3-E9

Corrected entry: Why would the audience NOT notice that Nelson was given a knife by his friends?

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Yoshi

Correction: Even if they did see, why would they care? Knives aren't illegal and for all they knew, the knife could have been his to begin with.

Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: If Seymour was trapped under papers, wouldn't his mother set him free somehow?

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Yoshi

Correction: If the police couldn't find or hear him despite being in the garage then she would most likely not hear him either.

The Old Man and the C Student - S10-E20

Corrected entry: Homer flushes his springs one by one and sings a parody of "10 green bottles", but with flushing springs. He goes from 999 to 996 but doesn't flush the toilet enough times to get to that number.

Dan Moat

Correction: While Homer is flushing the springs, it goes to Marge at the door. Homer must then put in more than one spring, then start singing again.

Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In Krusty's story, when he's doing his performance with balloons on the stage, we can see Krusty's father in the background, watching and clapping at Krusty.

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Yoshi

Correction: His father didn't know that it was his son until the other Rabbi sprayed him with the seltzer, washing off Krusty's makeup.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Homer and Marge in most episodes say that they had Bart in high school, but they're 38 and Bart's 10. As stupid as Homer is, I doubt he was in high school at 28.

Matthew Gem

Correction: They didn't have Bart in school. Marge and Homer didn't even hook up until The Prom, and he was in the workplace by the time Bart came along (you can see Homer coming home from work, singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" in an early episode when Bart was young).

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Bart Carny - S9-E12

Corrected entry: The Simpsons arrive back at their house and discover that the 2 carnival workers they let live with them have boarded up every window and way into the house. However, when they are in the tree-house, you can see the windows on the upper-floor have remained un-boarded.

Correction: We never actually see the back of the house when the Simpsons arrive so we can't safely assume that it's all boarded up. More importantly perhaps, we don't see the back of the house until several hours later, so it's quite possible they simply took the boards off.

David Mercier

Smart and Smarter - S15-E13

Corrected entry: Lisa says her IQ is 159, but in "Homer's Enemy," we are told it's 156. Lisa hasn't aged in 15 years so it won't have changed. More likely to be writers not remembering what they have said before.

David Mercier

Correction: IQ measurement is not exact, and many factors, such as a person's environment, can affect how well one performs, intellectually speaking, though one's IQ usually hovers around a certain area of the scale. For Lisa to go from 159 to 156 is not unusual (a drop to, say, 136 would be much more cause for concern). She may just have had another test recently.

Xofer

Homer vs. Patty and Selma - S6-E17

Corrected entry: When Bart takes off his face mask during his ballet performance, all of his fellow dancers have disappeared.

Correction: Bart's doing a solo - the other dancers would have left the stage.

Lisa the Beauty Queen - S4-E4

Corrected entry: In the scene where Krusty is asking the girls questions, he reads off a cue card on what to say, but the problem is Krusty can't read.

Correction: In "Krusty Gets Busted" (season 1), we learn that Krusty can't read; however, this show takes place after that, by which point Krusty has probably learned to read somewhat (the cuecards, at least).

Xofer

Treehouse of Horror XIII - S14-E1

Corrected entry: How does Homer have 2 rifles and an assault rifle and many other guns when back when he first tried to get a gun he was only allowed 2 handguns or less?

Correction: The Halloween specials don't follow the continuity of the regular episodes - remember how many characters die in the Treehouse of Horror eps? Facts from the regular episodes don't have to be consistent in these Halloween specials.

Season 11 generally

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Beyond Blunderdome' one of the vehicles in the Hollywood car museum is Herbie the love bug. However, in 'Guess who's coming to criticize dinner' the same car is seen in Planet Springfield.

J&N

Correction: There was more than one model of the Beetle used in those movies - about 30 for 1968's "The Love Bug" alone! There could certainly be units in these two museums simultaneously.

Rooster of Doom

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

Corrected entry: At the beginning of Part 1, we are told that the Simpsons are in Marrakech, Morocco. At the airport, however, we can see on the building 'Marrakesh Airport' - the spelling is different.

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Yoshi

Correction: Transliterations from other languages, especially unrelated languages, into English are inexact and even inconsistent. How many ways are there of spelling, in English, the name of the dictator of Libya? Gaddafi, Qaddafi, Kaddafi ...

Bob Blumenfeld

The Blunder Years - S13-E5

Corrected entry: When Mr Smithers' father is about to go into the reactor core, he says that if it blows then the whole town is doomed. But he has the door wide open and nothing seems to be happening to him, Mr Burns or Smithers Jr.

Correction: Smither's father goes into the chamber and you can see in the shot he closes the large vault door (you can even hear it close behind him).

Lummie

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

Corrected entry: Groundskeeper Willie says that his father got thrown in the bog, yet in another episode he says that his father was hung for stealing a pig. Also in the episode with the Loch Ness monster, Willies father is alive and well.

Correction: Willy said his father was thrown in the bog instead of having a proper BURIAL (presumably for the pig offence). You're right about the Loch Ness episode though.

Skinner's Sense of Snow - S12-E8

Corrected entry: All the children have time to run out of the classroom, put their coats, hats, scarves and gloves on (which are probably in their lockers) in the time it takes for Skinner to open the blind on the window. There is no way they could have done this in such a short space of time.

David Mercier

Correction: Take into consideration that this is a cartoon and things are sometimes faster than real life. Also do you think Homer can survive several falls down into Springfield Gorge?

Toolio

Boy Scoutz N the Hood - S5-E8

Corrected entry: When Bart and Milhouse buy the 'Super Squishy' Bart pays with a $20 bill. Apu gives no change but after this they go to a V.I.P. arcade, buy tickets for 'Catz' and buy loads of bubblegum. Considering they were out of money in the first place how did they afford all this?

Correction: What they did was simply an image of what they thought they did as Bart couldn't remember the next morning. Many episodes this happens when one of the characters go into song and dance. In the episode "Homer Badman", Homer goes into a song and dance where he and the family are under the sea.

Lummie

Tree House of Horror VII - S8-E1

Corrected entry: In "The Thing and I", Bart seals the doors and windows on the house when Dr. Hibbert and the rest of the Simpson family leave. So how could Hibbert and the Simpsons rescue Bart from Hugo?

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Correction: Bart only locked them, he didn't baracade the windows and doors. The family visited the airport meaning they would have had keys on them as well.

Lummie

The War of the Simpsons - S2-E20

Corrected entry: After Marge explains why they're having the party, Homer recalls their wedding very vividly, having, "priests, champagne, and musicians," but in Season 3, "I Married Marge," their wedding isn't that spectacular as Homer remembers.

Correction: Homer is an idiot, and his memory is not too good either.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Corrected entry: When Homer is in the real world at the end of the "Homer3" segment, he sees a store selling erotic cakes. The door is already open, yet it makes a bell ring, as if Homer pushed opened the door because it was closed.

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Correction: Many stores have pressure doormats or photoelectric eyes controlling their entry alarms.

Bob Blumenfeld