Other mistake: Bart and Lisa overload the nuclear power plant to create a city-wide blackout so everyone can see the meteor shower. All the lights in Springfield blow out. Yet when we see the Simpsons sitting on their lawn watching the shower, every single window in their house is yellow, as if every room has their lights on. It is the only house shown with power.
Continuity mistake: When Marge is reading the books on death sports the police arrive and she turns around, you can see the two posts with the round balls on top with no words on it. But when Marge starts walking towards the police station it says "Police" on the balls and the post changes size. Also the door to the police station changes from brown to blue to clear glass and back to blue during the scene.
Continuity mistake: While Bart starts the I.Q. quiz and is reading it out loud, his teacher says "Shh. Visualize it Bart." While this happens if you look in the background you can see the alphabet line. It starts out Tt Uu Vv Ww, then Bart's teacher blocks out some, then you see the letter T again. (00:04:50)
Continuity mistake: After Homer dodges the cannonball near the end of the episode, the blue platform that he stood on goes further away from the edge of the stage between shots, and when Homer hugs Marge the platform has disappeared and Peter Frampton's cooler has become closer to Homer.
Continuity mistake: When Homer writes an autograph for Ralph at the restaurant, Lisa is sitting opposite Marge, has yellow liquid in her glass and has red and brown food on her plate. In the next shot, Lisa is opposite Homer, has a blue drink and has white and green food. (00:14:25)