The Simpsons
The Simpsons mistake picture

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

Revealing mistake: When Marge is speaking on the phone to her sisters, her sisters say something that sounds like they said that Homer is ugly. Marge then puts down the phone wire that she was curling round her finger. It is easier to see this when you are using DVD, because then you can go into slow-motion, but you can temporarily see that the phone wire disappears when Marge puts it down. It is at the very end of an early scene, because as soon as this happens it changes to another scene. (00:04:40)

The Simpsons mistake picture

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

Revealing mistake: After Homer brings Santa's Little Helper home, Homer and Marge hug, and if you look behind them, the background is upside down. There is a picture hanging upside down, and there is a lamp which seems to be hanging from the ceiling. Then in the next shot, the background is normal. (00:21:40)

Hamster Premium member

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

Revealing mistake: When Homer brings Santa's Little Helper home, a single frame of Maggie falling off Marge's lap is misplaced.

The Simpsons mistake picture

Homer's Odyssey - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: During the first ten minutes when the twins are explaining to Bart what incompetence means, one of the twins' body disappears, showing a floating head and hair. (00:06:30)

Kane A R

There's No Disgrace Like Home - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When the Simpsons are eating at the dinner table, Marge's necklace keeps flashing white.

Nikolai

The Call of the Simpsons - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: The scientist who describes Homer as a brilliant beast seems to have some of his hair magically floating above his ear - it's not connected to his head, yet it moves alongside his head. (00:20:40)

The Simpsons mistake picture

The Telltale Head - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: When Barney says "How long will the story take?" after Bart offers to tell the mob his story, the upper half of Barney's face starting from his nose is a darker shade of yellow than his lower half. His shirt also changes colour. (00:01:40)

The Telltale Head - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: In the beginning, when the angry mob is chasing after Homer and Bart, there are two Dr Marvin Monroes. One of them is behind Mrs Krabappel and the other is next to Grampa Simpson. (00:01:40)

The Telltale Head - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: The blonde woman's midriff (from the Space Mutants movie) flashes pink for a frame.

Nikolai

Homer's Night Out - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: When Bart makes a copy of his photo for Lewis, footage of Milhouse inserting a coin into the copy machine is used. You can see Milhouse's pink shirt sleeve instead of Bart's orange shirt sleeve. This same shot is again reused a third time seconds later. (00:09:55)

Nikolai

Krusty Gets Busted - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: When Homer enters the Kwik-E-Mart, the automatic door doesn't fully open, and Homer's left arm goes right through it. (00:03:40)

Nikolai
The Simpsons mistake picture

Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: When there is a zoom in of the house just before Bart gets up late, it has the old arch-shaped windows, but in the rest of the episode it has the normal windows. It's obviously a screen from Season 1. (00:06:00)

OL1V3R666

Simpson and Delilah - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: While Patty tells Selma "Look who's talking" after Homer debuts his new haircut, both of their chests up to their necklaces are the same color as their dresses. Selma's dress also suddenly has sleeves on it.

Simpson and Delilah - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When talking to the doctor about using his health insurance, Homer's hairline above his ear vanishes in a shot then reappears.

The Simpsons mistake picture

Bart Gets Hit By a Car - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: After Marge has been in court, Mr Burns' lawyer says "Thank you very much Mrs Simpson", and when he does it, the top of his head above his glasses is less pale than the rest of his face.

OL1V3R666

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: In the credits it shows Homer eating pork rinds. This is a reused scene from "Moaning Lisa."

The Simpsons mistake picture

Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Homer is imagining being locked in the jail cell and he turns around to find he is in his own home, he turns to look at his family. There is a close up shot of his terrified face, and the people in the background watching the game (I think it might be Lenny and Carl) have no eyes. The rest of their face is fine, but their eyes are missing.

Principal Charming - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: In the shot of Skinner admiring his tater tots, he is interrupted and lifts up his tray. As he inspects he tilts his tray to at least a 90 degree angle but everything, including the milk, stays in exactly the same spots.

Lisa's Substitute - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: When Marge is yelling at Homer at the dinner table after Lisa goes to her room, the outline of Marge's mouth over her neck when her lips are moving shows the neck line in her lips.

The War of the Simpsons - S2-E20

Revealing mistake: When Ned says "Crème de cassis" while describing what was in the drink he made, his head briefly detaches from his body. His nose also disappears.

Nikolai
The Simpsons mistake picture Video

Show generally

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)

More mistakes in The Simpsons

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.

More quotes from The Simpsons

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).

Kara
More trivia for The Simpsons

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.