Continuity mistake: When the Flanders and Simpsons first meet at the golf course, Flanders is wearing his usual long-sleeved green sweater over his shirt. After Homer says to him, "The fruit of my loins can beat the fruit of your loins any day of the week", the color of Flanders' sleeves is missing, making it look as if he's wearing a sleeveless pullover.Twotall
Continuity mistake: When Bart hands Ms.Krabbappel his final test, there are some shots going back and forth between their faces. During the first shot looking at Ms.Krabbappel, you can see a window behind her, and outside the window, there is no snow, even though there was a whole lot of it yesterday. During the next shot, the snow IS there. As the camera goes back and forth, the snow disappears and reappears.
Continuity mistake: When Homer is preparing the barbecue, he is wearing an apron that says "Mafia staff apron". After he goes to pick up the lighter fluid, it reads "Maffia staff apron", and after he has lit the barbecue, it is back to saying "Mafia".Twotall
Continuity mistake: The guardrail at the Springfield Gorge keeps changing between shots when Bart is about to make his big jump; in the first wide shot there is a short rail opposite the "stone ramp." Then in the Bart-POV shot from atop the ramp, the rail is much longer, and the parking lot and picnic area behind it have disappeared. And when Homer is actually jumping the gorge, the rail disappears altogether.
Continuity mistake: After the safety expedition has taken place, we see that when everyone is in Burns' office that by his main doors there are 4 buttons on the wall. Yet when a shot from further away is shown, they are not there.Chaz1003
Continuity mistake: After the aliens have dropped off the Simpsons in their back yard, Marge is seen wearing her usual red pearls. Except in the final shot of the family. Then her pearls are white. This is not due to the alien light source altering the colors in the segment, because Marge's pearls have been a dark color through the whole episode, even inside the alien spaceship.Twotall
Continuity mistake: During the tournament, Abe Lincoln hole, there is only one hole to shoot for when his legs open up, after Todd hits his ball through, you see 3 holes from the backside. After Bart hits his ball the legs open up to reveal 3 holes to shoot for from the frontside. (00:19:25)Jason Diehl
Other mistake: When Homer is giving people tartar sauce at the cafeteria, he says "plenty for everybody" with his mouth closed at the end of him saying it. However the photo in the newspaper is shown with his mouth open. Also, for the last part of "everybody" his mouth doesn't move.OL1V3R666
Continuity mistake: When the Simpsons are about to eat on the spaceship, in one shot just before they eat there are 3 candles on the table, and when they all sit down they're gone. (00:10:40)Chaz1003
Audio problem: When Bart's dog is chewing on the TV remote, one of the shots on it is of "I Can't Believe They Invented It." with Troy McClure as the host. This is exactly the same shot from "Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment". You can tell because Troy's voice is different. The lip sync is also out, revealing that the line "As an actor, my eyeballs need to look their whitest" is dubbed in.OL1V3R666
Continuity mistake: In the beginning after Maggie hit Homer on the head, it shows him laying on the couch with Bart & Lisa on the left. The next shot it shows the TV, in the next shot it shows Homer on the left sitting and Bart & Lisa on the right. It's impossible for Homer to get up and switch sides with Bart And Lisa in less than 5 seconds.
Continuity mistake: When the Simpsons are eating for the second time the alien on the very left, which previously had spots on his cheek, now has no spots.Amy Dobbins
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.
Continuity mistake: When Homer is sitting watching cable, the rest of the family comes home and one of them is carrying a plant in a pot, which is put down next to the couch. While they watch and watch cable, it grows very tall and then withers down. When Homer goes behind the TV and starts kissing the wires, the plant has moved to next to the doorway and is suddenly fully grown again.He's My Brother
Continuity mistake: When Bart is unpacking his things from the box, if you look at the mantelpiece, we can see that there is a candle on the right hand side of it. But later on, there is a candle on the left hand side which wasn't previously there. (00:02:30 - 00:03:15)Chaz1003
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bart and Homer find Marge's paintings in the attic, there is a shot of the paintings all stacked up and you can see that the edges of all of them are the same shade of pink as the front painting. However, when the boys flick through the paintings, the backgrounds and edges are a variety of colours, including pale blue.pinkwafer
Revealing mistake: When Marge is being questioned, before she says 'If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all', there is a shot over her shoulder looking at the blue haired lawyer. Not only is he (the lawyer) there directly in front of her, but he is also sitting on the bench with Burns. In all other shots his chair is empty as it should be.
Continuity mistake: During Marge's testimony, Lionel Hutz has a neat stack of papers in front of him the whole time. But in the close-up when Homer and Hutz both cover their eyes in sorrow, Hutz has several pieces of crumbled paper and a broken pencil in front of him. The was not nearly enough time for him to make such a mess since the last shot of him.Twotall
Continuity mistake: When Marge is standing outside the Kwik-E-Mart, she is holding some papers with a picture of Mary Bailey and the words "Re-Elect Bailey." But in a long shot of Marge in the next shot, the papers she is holding in her right arm are now completely blank.
Other mistake: In the DVD booklet, two errors are made for this episode. The booklet says Homer accuses Bart of ruining Thanksgiving and Bart was jealous of Lisa's centre piece. These are both incorrect: First, it wasn't Homer who accused Bart of ruining Thanksgiving, it was Marge who accused Bart of ruining Thanksgiving and second, at no point throughout the episode was Bart ever jealous of Lisa's centre piece.Casual Person
Continuity mistake: The door to Mrs. Krabappel's classroom has a window, but when Bart fakes being sick then walks out of the class (we see the desks as the door closes), the door's window has vanished, and the doorknob has switched sides as well. Additionally, earlier, when Bart deliberately falls off his chair in class, note that one of the bars on the back of his chair has gone missing.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When Bart fails the test despite having actually studied, we see the two red "X" marks in the center row of the multiple choice questions, but after Mrs. Krabappel passes Bart because he applied practical knowledge, when Homer hangs the test up on the fridge those two "X" marks in the center have vanished.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: Bart's bedroom is on the opposite side of the stairs, with his window facing out to the backyard, but after his prayer his bedroom window is facing the front of the house. Additionally, the style of his window changes as well, going from two horizontal sliding panes with no muntins, to a vertical sliding window with two muntins when Marge pulls the curtain back, then to a having only one muntin when Bart opens his window.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When Bart is called up to give his oral book report keep your eye on Bart's book, Treasure Island, and the direction of its binding. The book's binding should be to the left of the front cover, which has the picture of a pirate wearing a black hat, but the binding changes to the right side (note the cover picture/title) of the cover at times, and when he mentions the publisher the book also changes how it's held by Bart.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: In the full view of Mr Burns' office when he is talking to Homer towards the end of the episode, there is only one fountain pen holder on the desk, but when Mr Burns tells Homer to leave after giving him his old job back, there are now two holders on the desk.
Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns tells Homer that he is only eighty-one in the meeting in his office towards the end of the episode, there is a fountain pen holder next to his arm on the desk, but when the camera is behind Mr Burns' chair in the next shot, the fountain pen holder has gone.
Continuity mistake: When Homer runs towards Moe's Tavern with his new head of hair, he looks into the window and you can see there is an empty beer bottle on the window sill next to him. When the camera changes to inside the Tavern in the next shot, the beer bottle has gone.
Continuity mistake: When Homer is watching TV at the beginning of the episode, Marge takes away his plate of leftovers and puts an ice-cream sundae in front of him on his tray. When we see him a few shots later, his plate is now back on the tray with the ice-cream sundae on top of it.
Continuity mistake: When the doctor brings the "Hair in a Drum" product from under his desk, you can see in front of Homer there is a bottle of Dimoxinil and two gravity boots. When we see a close of the product in the next shot, the bottle and gravity boots on the desk have disappeared.
Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns tells Homer to wreck something, Homer throws a plant pot onto the floor and it breaks into several pieces. When Mr Burns tells Smithers to take him home, the pieces of the broken plant pot are nowhere to be seen.
Continuity mistake: In the meeting with Mr Burns and his advisers, one of the advisers holds up a photo of a guy who dated Mary Bailey and the adviser's tie is green. When he is sitting down in the next shot, his tie is now yellow.
Continuity mistake: When Mary Bailey has a group of interviewers around her her tie is blue, but in a close up of Mary in the next shot, her tie is purple.
Continuity mistake: When the man turns over the picture of Mary Bailey on the flip chart, the words "Artists Conception" are missing.
Continuity mistake: During the meeting, Mr Smithers is sitting by Mr Burns and you can see there is nothing in front of him, but when the camera angle changes to behind Mr Burns in the next shot, a glass has suddenly appeared.
Continuity mistake: When we see the picture of Mary Bailey on the flip chart, the wording "Actual Photo" underneath the picture changes position between shots.
Continuity mistake: During the meeting with Mr Burns and his political advisers, there is an adviser in front of the flip chart and you can see it is a blank sheet of paper. But a little later on, the flip chart now has the front sheet on top.
Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns attempts to bribe the Government Inspector in his office, his nameplate is on the door. When Mr Burns shuts the door to leave the Government Inspector alone with the money, his nameplate is gone.
Continuity mistake: When we see Mr Burns and Mr Smithers in the office at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, you can see there is a rectangle on the wall. When the inspection team arrive, the rectangle has gone.
Continuity mistake: When Bart and Lisa are fishing outside Springfield Nuclear Power Plant at the beginning of this episode, you can see there is nothing on the banks behind them. When Dave Shutton approaches them, some rocks have appeared.
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