The Simpsons

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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)

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Homer's Odyssey - S1-E3

Factual error: After Bart's prank call with Moe, you can see Bart and Lisa laughing. However the telephone's wire does not connect to the receiver. (00:09:40)

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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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Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington - S3-E2

Factual error: When the piano keys are shown when it is played at the end of the episode, it is shown having one black key each time. Real pianos start off with three black keys, then two, then three and so on.

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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.

Rosebud - S5-E4

Factual error: When Homer wakes up and sees the calender, which is marked as "Burns birth day", the calender is showing the month of September having 31 days.

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Boy Scoutz N the Hood - S5-E8

Factual error: As Bart, Homer, Ned and Todd drift away from land in their boat, we see the clouds moving away. The clouds would not move that fast at the speed that the boat was going.

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The Boy Who Knew Too Much - S5-E20

Factual error: Apu (an immigrant from India) could not have been selected for the jury because he is not an American citizen, and this was before he became a naturalized citizen in "Much Apu About Nothing".

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.

Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Factual error: The clock in a hockey game does not run during a penalty shot.

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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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.

King-Size Homer - S7-E7

Factual error: If Homer's stomach was really caught on the towel rail the way they show it to be, he wouldn't be able to see the scales at all without having to look round it.

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Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming - S7-E9

Factual error: Sideshow Bob couldn't hide out in the Duff blimp's helium pocket because there wouldn't be any oxygen.

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Summer of 4'2 - S7-E25

Factual error: Bart uses Milhouse's glasses as binoculars, but as Milhouse is near-sighted this wouldn't work.

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

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Tree House of Horror X - S11-E4

[The Simpsons are driving down a road as fast as possible.]
Homer: Dear God, it's Homer. If you really love me you'll save my life now.
[The gas needle immediately drops to empty and the car stops.]
Homer: D'oh.

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Trivia: The Simpsons holds the record for most guest stars; it is also the only non-variety show to have had appearances from three former Beatles (Paul, George and Ringo).

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