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8 continuity mistakes in The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror

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The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Homer is preparing the barbecue, he is wearing an apron that says "Mafia staff apron". After he goes to pick up the lighter fluid, it reads "Maffia staff apron", and after he has lit the barbecue, it is back to saying "Mafia".

Twotall
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The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: In Hungry are the Damned, when The Simpsons are on the spaceship and the aliens show them the food, there are 3 pots and two plates. Yet when the shot changes there are 4 pots and no plates. (00:10:25)

Chaz1003
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The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: After the aliens have dropped off the Simpsons in their back yard, Marge is seen wearing her usual red pearls. Except in the final shot of the family. Then her pearls are white. This is not due to the alien light source altering the colors in the segment, because Marge's pearls have been a dark color through the whole episode, even inside the alien spaceship.

Twotall
2

The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: In "Hungry Are The Damned", when the family are looking up at the UFO and Homer says that the burgers are getting cold, the burger he is eating has a bite out of it. In his close-up it is a whole burger.

OL1V3R666

The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Simpsons are about to eat on the spaceship, in one shot just before they eat there are 3 candles on the table, and when they all sit down they're gone. (00:10:40)

Chaz1003

The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Simpsons are eating for the second time the alien on the very left, which previously had spots on his cheek, now has no spots.

Amy Dobbins

The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: In the Raven scene, you can see Homer's drool on his jacket, but in the next shot and following shots it's gone.

The Simpsons Halloween Special: Tree House of Horror - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Bart is unpacking his things from the box, if you look at the mantelpiece, we can see that there is a candle on the right hand side of it. But later on, there is a candle on the left hand side which wasn't previously there. (00:02:30 - 00:03:15)

Chaz1003

Brawl in the Family - S13-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer's Vegas wife shows him the video in front of Marge, it shows Homer kissing Ned. This didn't happen when she showed it in the Vegas episode.

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Homer: Dear God, it's Homer. If you really love me you'll save my life now.
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Homer: D'oh.

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Tree House of Horror V - S6-E6

Question: Homer travels back in time and causes changes by what he does in the past, like stepping on a bug. I once saw a movie with the same basic plot: some people travel back in time and are told to be careful not to disturb anything, but when they return to their time everything has changed. In the end they discover it was because they stepped on a butterfly. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Answer: I'm not sure if this is the one you're thinking of, but an episode of "Ray Bradbury Theatre," called "A Sound of Thunder," dealt with a similar matter: a group of hunters travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs, only to find things have changed when they get back because someone stepped on a butterfly.

Xofer
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