Continuity mistake: When Homer and Sideshow Bob are chasing the mechanic on stilts, the mechanic tries to get away, and his cape falls off while he is being chased. In the next shot, we see a close-up of the mechanic, and you can see his red cape is back on again. Then in the next shot, we see Homer and Bob chasing him, and his cape is off.
Continuity mistake: After Kirk (Milhouse's dad) drives away from the stadium, Bart and Homer are walking along and you can see the Drink Duff sign right next to the edge of the fence. The next shot of Homer noticing the sign, the sign is further away from the edge of the fence and is smaller.
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.
Audio problem: In Declan Desmond's film of Springfield Elementary shown at the end, Kearney and Dolph start beating Jimbo up. After Kearney says "Sellout," he says "Yuppie" in Dolph's voice. Then Dolph says "Soccer Mom" but in Kearney's voice.
Continuity mistake: When we first see Willie standing by the Black Wall of field trips, the latest entry is at Willie's eye level. But when the angle changes, there are a lot more names on the wall, making the last entry appear just by Willie's chest.
Deliberate mistake: When Bart and Edna are watching "Holes" in the IMAX theater, Edna sighs and pulls out a locket which we can see the back of. After opening it up to reveal pictures of her and Seymour, we find out its actually a triptych when she opens up another image of Seymour's mother. From the way she unfolds this extra picture, Seymour's mother would have had to be facing outwards, but in the previous shot the back of the locket was blank.
Continuity mistake: At the birthday party Maggie is playing in the sandbox with one of Apu's kids. She and Apu's son both have pink with green polka-dots party hats on. After she is taken out of the sandbox by Moe, Homer takes her and she keeps squirming out of his arms. Look on her head and you'll see that her party hat has disappeared, and never comes back.
Continuity mistake: When Skinner opens the door to the room Lisa is in, there is a red book with white rings around it behind the door, it is easily the most noticeable book on the shelf. When the shot cuts back, the book is suddenly blue.
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Continuity mistake: Whilst Moe is talking to himself about going back to barber college the door to his bar is wide open. When the shot changes to him when he says "Who the hell am I talking to?" the door has suddenly closed. There was not enough time for it to close between shots.
Factual error: During the video screening at the Teacher of the Year committee, the panel is watching the teacher who acts like Robin Williams. In the video the main judge says "Next" and pushes a button on the video control. It goes to the video that Bart Simpson sent in. How was this possible? The video control would only fast forward the video and two separate entries would not be sent in on the same tape. The committee wouldn't have spliced the footage together onto the same tape as the tapes were piled up on the desk. At the start of the scene one of the judges mentions to put in the next tape.
Continuity mistake: On the trip back from the gardens, Homer rear ends the car in front of him on the bridge which sends Maggie flying out of the car. In a long shot of the bridge whilst Maggie is in the air you can see the car has changed to an orange color instead of the usual light purple color. The two cars in front of them also change during shot. The one in front of the simpsons changes from a normal red mid sized car to a blue van, whilst the car in front of that one changes from being a green car to a blue one during the aerial shot of Maggie.
Continuity mistake: When Homer goes to catch Maggie (after flying out of the car) he jumps over two cars in front of him and then falls over the second one and there is no sign of any cars in front of him. However in the shot before he climbs over the cars the aerial shot of Maggie flying in the air, all the cars on the bridge are bumper to bumper with no spaces in between them.
Continuity mistake: When Lisa goes to save Clara, she's wearing the same dress she took to the dance, but after Clara walks safely back to land, Lisa is wearing another outfit entirely, then changes back to her previous outfit in the very next shot, then back to her unknown outfit seconds later.
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