The Simpsons

Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Homer writes '4 1/2 Reed' on his left shoe. When the owner of the music store asks him what Lisa plays, he is reading off his right shoe. (00:02:00 - 00:04:40)


Lisa's Pony - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: In the last shot of Marge and Homer's discussion of buying a pony, we can see a door on the right side of the screen. This door changes position when Lisa rides in the bedroom with her pony. (00:08:45 - 00:12:10)


This Little Wiggy - S9-E18

Audio problem: At the Penitentiary gates when Ralph says 'Daddy's key went in there,' his lips don't move.

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1) - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: When Smithers and Mr Burns are eating the chocolate and see the photo, you can see that Marge's necklace changes from red to white and then back to red.

Lisa's Sax - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Lisa's Sax' (season 9, ep. 3), King Toot's music store is across the street from Moe's Tavern. However, in numerous later episodes, there are stills of Moe's Tavern that show King Toot's music store next door, not across the street as in the aforementioned episode.

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The Simpsons Christmas Special: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Marge reveals the Christmas money from her hair, her necklace changes from red to white. (00:05:30)

Treehouse of Horror XIV - S15-E1

Continuity mistake: When the younger Professor Frink is receiving and wearing his Nobel Prize, his father goes nuts and starts stealing people's brains. The younger Frink figures out that kicking the elder Frink in the crotch will stop him. When he does, and the elder Frink falls off the stage, he is wearing the Nobel Prize, not the younger. (00:15:00)

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Cape Feare - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when we see MacBain on TV he goes through a curtain, the curtain stays open for a second even though he isn't touching it.


Sunday, Cruddy Sunday - S10-E12

Factual error: At the end, when Homer and company are being carried out of the Super Bowl after the game, it is daylight. Usually, it is dark by the 4th quarter.

My Mother the Carjacker - S15-E2

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Homer is looking for another message from his mom to find out if she's really alive, Marge and the kids enter the kitchen, Marge says that it's 2 in the morning. But the clock on the wall shows that it's 9 pm.

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Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington - S3-E2

Audio problem: When Lisa is reading her speech for the essay contest, what she says does not match her mouth movements. (00:06:30)

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Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Other mistake: As Homer is signing Bart's academic alert form just before Marge starts talking to Lisa you can read the writing below the "Academic Alert" title, but the writing is completely incoherent including sentences such as "IMAEGTSIAD TSNHOJI NAMREB". Update; some of the "words" or parts of them are people's names, such as David, Stuart and Allison, but backwards. (00:03:50)

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Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo - S10-E23

Factual error: There is a flight to Honalulu, Hawaii listed on the national flights screen. This is a domestic flight, as it does not involve leaving the country.

Three Men and a Comic Book - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: When there is a rotating shot of Bart, Martin and Milhouse up in the treehouse, the shot never goes past the table, even though it should.

Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Other mistake: When the Be Sharps are singing at the Statue of Liberty, in some shots the stars in the sky are black.


The Color Yellow - S21-E13

Factual error: In the scene where Lisa's great great grandmother, and the slave Virgil escape to Canada, they enter Canada across a suspension bridge, which has, on the Canadian side, the Canadian Maple Leaf flag. In 1860, Canada was not yet even a country, and the flag was the Union Jack and the Canadian Ensign. The Maple Leaf was not adopted as the Canadian flag until February 15, 1965.


Brother From Another Series - S8-E16

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sideshow Bob and his brother Cecil are arrested and sits in the the back of the police car, Cecil is missing when Sideshow Bob is talking to the people outside the car though his window. They both entered the car and they can both be seen when the car leaves.

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The Secret War of Lisa Simpson - S8-E25

Continuity mistake: When Lisa has just been saved from falling, from the Eliminator at night, three boys approach. The two boys on the right swap positions between shots.


Homer's Enemy - S8-E23

Continuity mistake: The hole in the wall made by the acid changes shape and size in several scenes.

Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: The turtle that Homer hands to Bart disappears as soon as it goes into Barts' hand, and it is never seen again.


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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