The Simpsons

Midnight Rx - S16-E6

Corrected entry: The towel Flanders wraps around Apu's head changes shape between when it is first applied, and when the customs agent sees Apu. First it is an almost perfectly round shape with no loose ends, then it becomes a more flat shape with a loose end hanging over Apu's shoulder. When Apu is seen inside the police van, the towel is once again in the original shape.

Twotall

Correction: Since it's a towel, and not an actual turban, it's not a surprise it loses shape and comes apart. And there is time before Apu is thrown into the police van for him, or one of the others, to have rewound it.

All's Fair in Oven War - S16-E2

Corrected entry: It takes two years for Marge's kitchen to be finished, but Bart and Milhouse are still planning their Playdude treehouse as if no time has passed at all. Surely in two years they would have either lost interest or finished making the Playdude treehouse? It only takes them a few weeks to get it up and running once the kitchen is finished.

Correction: Kids often get sidetracked doing something else, and come back to doing what they were doing when they have time.

Correction: Apu is a Hindu. Hinduism teaches that there is in fact only one god (Brahman), but that it manifests itself in many different ways, such as Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha etc. Each of these manifestations can be worshipped as a deity, and most Hindus chooses which manifestation to worship (the "personal" aspect of the deity, Ishvara). But ultimately all prayers and sacrifices are directed to the same entity. As we can see through the entire series, Apu worships Ganesha primarily, but he would recognize other forms of god, called Devas, which often translates as "gods". It is not entirely accurate, but that's the problem with translation. So there is nothing wrong with him expressing both a monotheistic and polytheistic wiew of the world.

Twotall

Correction: She knows how an egg is fertilised. It doesn't mean she knows how the sperm get there naturally.

Gary O'Reilly

Correction: True. They still have four more mortgages to pay.

Xofer

Correction: We see a prisoner pull the lever from inside his cell.

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Tree House of Horror V - S6-E6

Question: Homer travels back in time and causes changes by what he does in the past, like stepping on a bug. I once saw a movie with the same basic plot: some people travel back in time and are told to be careful not to disturb anything, but when they return to their time everything has changed. In the end they discover it was because they stepped on a butterfly. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Answer: I'm not sure if this is the one you're thinking of, but an episode of "Ray Bradbury Theatre," called "A Sound of Thunder," dealt with a similar matter: a group of hunters travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs, only to find things have changed when they get back because someone stepped on a butterfly.

Xofer

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