The Simpsons

The Ziff Who Came to Dinner - S15-E14

Factual error: When the SEC guys break up the poker game they arm their guns in the same manner you would with a shotgun (there is even the shotgun cocking sound effect) yet they are M-16 style weapons and would not need to be armed this way.

Tobin OReilly
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Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Krusty has a cigarette during the cartoon just before he is reunited with his father, he keeps his cigarette pack in his shirt pocket, 'close to his heart'. When Krusty and his father hug, the cigarette and the packet are gone.

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Fear of Flying - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: When Homer is kicked out of Moe's the window behind Homer suddenly opens so Moe can throw the record out.

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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.

He's My Brother
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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1) - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Mr Burns and Smithers are on the balcony of Burns' office. Mr Burns says "It will be like taking candy from a baby. Hey, that sounds like a laugh. Let's try it right now." We see Smithers, whose expression doesn't change as the two go back into Burn's office. In 'Who Shot Mr Burns Part 2', Smithers remembers this event, except now he looks quite shocked when Burns mentions about taking the candy.

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Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore - S15-E12

Continuity mistake: Right at the end Lisa is holding a doll head and some cards. There is a very brief shot of Bart, and then when it's back on Lisa she doesn't have anything in her hands when they hug. There wasn't time for them to be put down and you cannot see them anywhere either.

David Mercier
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Hunka Hunka Burns in Love - S13-E4

Continuity mistake: In one of the shots after Mr Burns has broken the fortune cookie, the remains of it vanish from the table. There is something else on the table, nearer Smithers, but it and the cookie are very different shapes, so it's very difficult to confuse the two.

David Mercier
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Springfield Connection - S6-E23

Continuity mistake: When Marge walks into the hair salon, she is carrying a white bag. But in the next shot when she talks to Mrs Krabappel, the bag is gone.

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Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When Nelson pulls back Uta, he drops a book. In the next shot, the book has gone.

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Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When Apu and Lisa go to the 'Immigration Centre', they pass Dr Hibbert on the right, and he has yellow skin. In the next shot, his skin returns to its proper brown colour.

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Lisa the Greek - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Homer goes to ring the phone number '1-909-WIN-BIGG' but we see he only presses four dials, and that's all we hear too.

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The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - S8-E11

Continuity mistake: At the fair, Helen Lovejoy picks up a pita and bites a corner off it. There are a few angle changes and when it goes back to her and you can see her pita looks untouched. It's unlikely she just picked up another one or finished a whole one in that time.

David Mercier
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Smart and Smarter - S15-E13

Continuity mistake: The Simpsons' bathroom has changed position. In 'Today I am Klown' it was opposite the top of the stairs, at the back of the house; in this episode it is at The Front of the house. (00:00:35)

jle
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I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot - S15-E9

Other mistake: When the bullies are riding around Bart and Milhouse there are problems with their water bottles. In some frames they vanish, in some others the bullies' far legs are drawn in front of the bottle. (00:01:40)

jle
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Today, I am a Klown - S15-E6

Continuity mistake: When Krusty ends up at his old neighbourhood, the street changes between shots. E.g. the "LLBeanie" sign appears above the door of the 2nd shop and the suit of the man reading the newspaper changes from grey to blue. (00:05:25)

jle
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Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When Homer is phoned by Lisa, the color of the phone is blue. Immediately after, it turns to green. (00:19:00)

Yoshi
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Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Homer enters Moe's tavern, Moe is playing solitaire. The cards on the table are face down/face up between shots. (00:04:45)

Yoshi
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Tree House of Horror II: A Simpsons Halloween - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When Bart and Lisa argue over which wish to make, the hand on the table changes position, and the thumb switches sides. (00:03:30)

Yoshi
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This Little Wiggy - S9-E18

Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns opens the note from the rocket he places the rubber band on his desk. In a following shot the rubber band changes position.

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This Little Wiggy - S9-E18

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the abandoned Penitentiary the puddle which Ralph and Bart fall into just appears from nowhere.

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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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Question: Which episodes feature the "Howling Dog" (usually used on outside shots of buildings)?

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