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Factual error: During the theme, the Simpsons' mailbox flag is on the wrong side of the mailbox. (Flags are always on a mailbox's right side, when viewed from The Front. The one at the Simpson home is on the left side of their mailbox). (00:01:45)

Bart the General - S1-E5

Factual error: When Bart declares war on Nelson, Herman uses the declaration from the Franco-Prussian war and puts "Bart" in place of "Otto Von Bismarck". The thing is, Bismarck didn't declare the Franco-Prussian War, Napoleon III of France did. A small error, maybe, but something that a war buff like Herman should know.

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When Flanders Failed - S3-E3

Factual error: When Rod and Todd Flanders are roasting marshmallows in the car, Todd's marshmallow was the only one above the lighter, even though both of them have turned black. (00:17:40)

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Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Factual error: When Bart is trying to escape from the girls at the start, Bart's door opens into the room. This would mean the hinges would be inside Bart's room and the girls couldn't have been able to remove them.

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Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Factual error: In the last scene, with the picture of the bus leaving Tijuana, it says "Leaving Tijuana" above the gate leading into the city.

Selma's Choice - S4-E13

Factual error: When Selma throws Moleman out of her car, the passenger door is hinged at the rear instead of The Front as it should be on a relatively-modern hatchback, and the window crank is visible on the outside of the door.

Bart of Darkness - S6-E1

Factual error: When you see Ned Flanders put the earth back inside the hole, he puts it back in much faster than is possible. In one shot, he is only just starting to put it back in, then you see Bart who talks to himself for a few seconds, then back to Flanders, who has finished burying what is later to be revealed as the plant that he (Ned) drowned.

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Factual error: The Suburb of Wooloomooloo where the chase starts is in Sydney, and the Simpson family are chased all the way to the American Embassy which is in Canberra, a distance of at least 150 kilometres. That's some impressive running, especially for Homer.

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

Factual error: When Chief Wiggum opens the revolver's chamber, there's 5 rounds with one open slot. In the next shot, we see the reverse end of the chamber and it's drawn in such a way to indicate those 5 rounds all have bullets in them still, meaning the empty slot is from when Maggie shot Mr. Burns. But revolvers don't eject spent shells automatically and no one handled the gun after it dropped on the floor. So the empty casing should have still been in there when Wiggum opens it up for the first time.

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

Factual error: Chief Wiggum visually compares a bullet taken from Homer's gun to the bullet removed from Burns and concludes that they are exactly the same. Excluding the obvious forensic violation, the bullet removed from Burns is still whole and within its casing, meaning that either Maggie took the time to remove the casing and delicately shove it in Mr Burns' bullet wound (which is dumb) or the gun fired the whole casing along with the bullet (which would have blown up the gun).

Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Factual error: In "Nightmare On Evergreen Terrace", Martin has a dream, in which he speaks Latin. At one point, he says a verb that doesn't exist: "morire". The words is "mori" (to die), "moritur" (noun dies) or "moreris" (you die). The "moirie" is also on the blackboard behind Martin. (00:08:20)

Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Factual error: During the "Attack of the 50 ft. Eye Sores" segment, the family steps into the footprint of the giant donut guy to look at the label. The label should appear to be spelled backwards, but it was not.

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Continuity mistake: This is a mistake for the introduction from seasons 2-20 (1991-2009). When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage. (00:01:50)

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Homer's brain: It's simple, just use reverse psychology.
Homer: Reverse psychology? That sounds too complicated.
Homer's brain: Alright, don't use reverse psychology.
Homer: Alright, I will!

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Trivia: Maggie scans as $847.63 in the supermarket at the beginning (not NRA4EVER, as Troy Maclure asserts in 3F31 "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular), the price it costs to feed and care for the average American baby every month.

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Answer: Willy referred to an encounter he believed he had with actual aliens, while Wiggum thought he was referring to the arcade game.

Answer: The joke is that Willie was so addicted to Space Invaders that he believed it was reality: every time he played, he was actually defending the Earth from dangerous aliens. It's a surprise to him that it was actually a game.

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