The Simpsons

The Simpsons (1989)

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Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Martin does his book report, on the blackboard it says 'An afternoon with Ernest Hemingway : Reflections by Martin.' But when Bart goes up to do his report, the blackboard is clean.

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Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Bart's 1st grade drawing of cat on the fridge changes across the episode, especially its ears and whiskers.

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Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Bart hands Ms.Krabbappel his final test, there are some shots going back and forth between their faces. During the first shot looking at Ms.Krabbappel, you can see a window behind her, and outside the window, there is no snow, even though there was a whole lot of it yesterday. During the next shot, the snow IS there. As the camera goes back and forth, the snow disappears and reappears.

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Revealing mistake: When there is a zoom in of the house just before Bart gets up late, it has the old arch-shaped windows, but in the rest of the episode it has the normal windows. It's obviously a screen from Season 1.

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Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Audio problem: When Bart calls Milhouse to get the answers to the history test from him, Milhouses voice sounds a lot different from his usual voice. It sounds more like Mrs. Krapabbel's voice.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Bart's flashback, his shirt is orange, and the chair he's sitting on is blue. But in this episode, his shirt is a paler shade of orange and the chairs in the classroom are red.

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Other mistake: When Bart enters the school bus at the day of history test, we see close-up of his "Early American History" book open about in the middle, on the page saying "Chapter 1".

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Continuity mistake: When Lisa shows her exam to her family, the "a" note keeps changing from being circled in red and in a red round.

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Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: The door to Mrs. Krabappel's classroom has a window, but when Bart fakes being sick then walks out of the class (we see the desks as the door closes), the door's window has vanished, and the doorknob has switched sides as well. Additionally, earlier, when Bart deliberately falls off his chair in class, note that one of the bars on the back of his chair has gone missing.

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Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Character mistake: When Bart fakes being sick, on his way to the infirmary he passes the door with a sign that reads "maintanence" but the proper spelling is "maintenance", and when Bart reaches the infirmary, the sign on the door reads "ineirmary."

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Continuity mistake: After Mrs. Krabappel asks Bart to name the pirate in Treasure Island, when it cuts to a closeup of Bart we see the set of blue books have vanished from Mrs. Krabappel's desk, and a Krusty mug has suddenly appeared there.

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Continuity mistake: When Bart fails the test despite having actually studied, we see the two red "X" marks in the center row of the multiple choice questions, but after Mrs. Krabappel passes Bart because he applied practical knowledge, when Homer hangs the test up on the fridge those two "X" marks in the center have vanished.

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Super Grover

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Continuity mistake: Bart's bedroom is on the opposite side of the stairs, with his window facing out to the backyard, but after his prayer his bedroom window is facing the front of the house. Additionally, the style of his window changes as well, going from two horizontal sliding panes with no muntins, to a vertical sliding window with two muntins when Marge pulls the curtain back, then to a having only one muntin when Bart opens his window.

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Super Grover

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Continuity mistake: When Bart is called up to give his oral book report keep your eye on Bart's book, Treasure Island, and the direction of its binding. The book's binding should be to the left of the front cover, which has the picture of a pirate wearing a black hat, but the binding changes to the right side (note the cover picture/title) of the cover at times, and when he mentions the publisher the book also changes how it's held by Bart.

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Super Grover

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Other mistake: When the town is singing the Christmas carol you can see Sideshow Bob, who was arrested and jailed in series 1. We know he hasn't been released, as that's a plot point over the show.

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Continuity mistake: The colour of the school changes from yellow when Martin and Bart are talking before the test to grey when Bart has spoken to Otto about being held back.

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