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Whacking Day - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: Millhouse is in the classroom at the beginning when Principal Skinner says that superintendent Chalmers is coming for a surprise inspection, but when they show Nelson he is getting crud put down his shirt. How could he be at two places at once?

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Homer is about to drive up the mountain to save Barney and Marge is begging him not to, Maggie's coat is blue. But when the family is watching the mountain goat fall down the mountain, her coat is orange.

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Whacking Day - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: On 'Whacking Day,' Homer is seen charging people to park on his lawn. But later when the snakes are lured to the Simpson house, there are no cars there.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: Homer is interrupted from praying by a nurse who comes into his room and says, "Ssh." However, when she says this, the door is closed, and it is only in the next shot where the door is open immediately and she is pointing to the NO PRAYING sign.

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Homer the Heretic - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: While Homer is sleeping, the fire burns off the hair on his head. But when he wakes up and jumps up off the couch, his hair is back again.

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Last Exit to Springfield - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When we see McBain at the beginning of the episode, after shooting some people, the magazine falls out of the machine gun. But from the next shot onwards it is back in the gun.

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The Front - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: When Homer tells Bart that he didn't graduate in high school, you see a small window in the back door with a light blue sky seen through it, indicating that it is day time. However when Grandpa comes to the door, it is night time.

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Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: When the flashback of Ned and Todd Flanders singing in the Simpsons' doorway, Homer says he could use a TV tray. Then it goes back to the present time and Homer picks up a beer from the TV tray which is next to the couch. The TV tray was never there at any other point in the show.

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New Kid on the Block - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Marge and Homer are arguing about Don Quixote, Marge's pillow disappears from under her head.

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Lisa the Beauty Queen - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Krusty the Clown arrives at the beauty pageant his tie is done up. When he goes on stage it is undone.

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Tree House of Horror III: The Simpson's Halloween Special III - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Homer is escorting his family out of the house to escape the Zombies, he leaves the door wide open, but in the very next shot it is shut.

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New Kid on the Block - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: In the episode "New Kid on the Block," Bart says his home address is 1094 Evergreen Terrace. In "Homer The Vigilante," his home address is 723 Evergreen Terrace; and for the rest of the series, it has been 742 Evergreen Terrace.

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Selma's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Bart and Lisa wake Homer and Marge up in the morning of the Duff Gardens visit, the kids are standing by the bed. However, when Marge throws the mouldy sandwich in the bin in the next shot and Homer collapses, the kids have disappeared. In the next shot, they are back again.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer is at the retirement party, there is a far shot of him (when Smithers talks to Mr. Burns) and he isn't wearing his jacket. In every other shot Homer is wearing his jacket.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Homer hands over the key to Mayor Quimbey, the mayor points out the teeth marks on it. But in the next shot when Homer says he thought there was chocolate inside, the bite marks are gone.

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Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Rodd's hair is black when him and Todd are in bed singing. It can't be because it's dark, because Todd's hair is unchanged.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Marge is talking to Bart's teacher, Marge is "punished" by writing lines on the blackboard. In the first shot of her doing so she has written the line 9 times, but in the next shot there are 11 lines.

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The Front - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: During the Itchy and Scratchy episode at the beginning, Itchy's hammer changes from being held above him to beside him between shots.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer says, "You can't take our donuts," his hat is red. But in the next shot and in every other shot of Homer, his hat is blue. This is pointed out on the audio commentary on the Season 4 DVD.

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Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Kearney is reading the letter sent by Marge whilst he is eating the jellybean cookies, there is a quick shot of Kearney's hand going to his mouth with the cookie to eat it. Note that there is nothing on his wrist. In the next shot where it is revealed that Kearney is reading the letter rather than Bart or Lisa, he has spiky, black collars on his wrist.

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Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the kids rip Krusty's shirt to see if it is the real him he buttons his shirt up then in the next shot his shirt is still torn.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Just after the Monorail has been seized by the "anchor" getting caught on the donut sign, the long stripe at the top of the side of the Monorail changes from being red to purple.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When there is a queue to see the movie, it stretches right back to the Simpson house, and we see Bart looking through the window. However, when Homer talks to Bart whilst sitting on the window, the queue has disappeared.

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Brother From the Same Planet - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Homer is showing Pepi the garage, it is purple. In the main titles and in every other episode, it is an orangey colour.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Bart and Lisa are watching TV, Bart says something like 'I've got my ticket' and pats a ticket that is inside his shirt pocket (which there is none). But later in that same scene when they are still watching TV, both the pocket and the ticket have gone.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: The old men beside Grandpa when Homer plows the retirement home switch places, depending on whether it's a long or a close shot.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Maggie is driving Homer's car, a man is behind him. He is seen waving his left arm but when the shot changes to Maggie he is waving his right arm.

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Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Homer points out to Marge that now that the kids are away, he has grown two more hairs, making it four on the top of his head. Later when they are reading Lisa's letter, he has two hairs again. But later still when they are watching TV, he has four again. Two of them fall out when he see that Bart is the ringleader, leaving him with his original two.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When, Lisa bangs on the window of the operating theatre, there is a person sitting behind her who is asleep. However, when she shouts to Dr Nick, the people behind her are completely different. Then she sits down again, and the sleeping person is behind her.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Krusty takes off his shirt, the superfluous third nipple and cattle skull birthmark shown in "Kamp Krusty" are not on his chest.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When the family is at dinner, there is a top down view which zooms in on them from above. In this shot there is no newspaper on the chest (to Homer's left). In the next shot of Homer a newspaper has appeared.

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A Streetcar Named Marge - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: As Marge is about to leave for her first audition, she walks across the room and she is wearing white slip-on shoes. Then her and Homer talk for a bit, then when it cuts to a wider shot after they talk, she now has her red flat-heels on.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Dr Nick visits Homer for the first time, he leaves the door open. But later before the reporters come to the door, the door is closed.

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Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: In one scene Bart is swinging on a washing line then we see Homer talk to Marge and he says "He'll soon get tired of it" then it goes back to Bart and he is facing the opposite direction and he is swinging on two washing lines.

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Selma's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When the police talk about the bumper cars getting stolen by Jimbo Jones, you see him and his 2 friends riding off in bumper cars. From the side angle, there are 2 blue and 1 red car, but from the rear view, there is 1 blue, l red, and 1 green car.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When the flashback is shown of Homer giving Barney a beer, the time on the alarm clock keeps changing between shots.

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Selma's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: In this episode Hans Moleman's skin colour is yellow. However in "Duffless " his skin colour is brown and in other episodes it is a dark yellow-green colour.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Homer drives up to the bridge on the mountain to save Barney, half of it is covered with snow, then in the next shot, the snow is gone.

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Lisa the Beauty Queen - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When it is announced that Amber is the winner of the contest, and Lisa is runner-up, the stands in the back of the stage are empty. However, when Lisa walks off, all the contestants are back on the stands.

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The Front - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: At one point you see a rear view of Marge's head when Homer is talking to her. For some reason her skin is a darker shade than it usually is. It can't be a shadow on Marge because her clothes don't look any darker.

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New Kid on the Block - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Homer is sitting in the Frying Dutchman with the crowd gathered round looking at him, the Captain invites people in. Some start walking in, but in the next shot where they are all gathered round again, it is the same group of people again.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: Willie rips off his entire shirt before he fights the wolf, but in the next scene, when he is wrestling the wolf, he is wearing a torn-up shirt.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: At Moe's, when Homer takes hold of the telephone itscolor is red, but then changes to blue as he speaks to Marge.

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Marge in Chains - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Marge comes to pay for her shopping, she empties her left pocket on her coat, but when Sanjay finds it in her pocket, it's in her left pocket. We know it wasn't in her pocket anyway because when Sanjay finds it, it is bigger than the size of her pocket.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: After Bart is attacked by the wolf and goes back into class, the banner above the chalkboard that has the alphabet on it is blue. Every time we see the banner after that it is yellow.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns draws the moustache and horns on the T.V. screen of Marge, they just disappear in the next shot when he starts to draw the bees.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Homer is putting posters on the cars, the car which we see him putting a poster on has no windscreen wipers in the first shot, but they suddenly appear in the next. In other shots the windscreen wipers are gone.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Homer slides down a big pipe and smashes through one of the windows on the right side of the car. But when Homer crashes into the chestnut tree, it is fully repaired.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Homer is eating the bacon and what looks like scrambled eggs after claiming Marge's oatmeal had a bug on it, the close up of the bacon shows that it is pink/purple and the eggs are yellow but the in the following shot, when Bart says, "Dad, there's a bug on that." the bacon and the eggs switch colours.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Bart comes back into the classroom after the wolf attack, Ms Krabappel is writing on the black board and there is quite a bit of writing up there. After we see Bart the shot goes back to Ms Krabappel and all the writing has gone.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: Mr. Burns gives Marge a present when she starts her new job. The present is light purple with a red ribbon around it. Seconds later though, the present turns to orange with a red ribbon around it.

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New Kid on the Block - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: You may have to look carefully for this mistake. When Marge picks up the 'Das Butt' video, you can see the cover. In the next shot, you can see Marge holding it so you can't see the cover. But when she hands it over to Ruth, she twists the video round and you can see that nothing is visible. You may have to see it a couple of times.

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Marge in Chains - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When the bottle of bourbon is found and taken out of Marge's pocket, the bottle is grey. But when Sanjay throws it to Apu, and Apu catches it, the bottle has now changed to a brown colour.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Homer is having his operation, and Dr. Nick says, "I know I'm supposed to cut something, but what and where?" his moustache disappears three times.

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Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Homer is in Lisa's classroom and imitates a farting sound, there is a sink at the back of the classroom and nobody is using it. However in the wide shot, there are suddenly two people by the sink. When the shot is back to Homer, nobody is by it.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When the wolf runs out of Krusty's studio, the woman who described it changes from having two gloves on to one glove on.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bart arrives at school in the bus, after Homer plowed the road for the bus, the sidewalk is covered in snow except for Martin's footprints. Then, when he gets out, the sidewalk has been shovelled, as there is no snow on it. Following this, Bart is pelted by snowballs, which sends him falling face-first into the sidewalk, which is once again covered in snow.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Homer closes the curtain on Ned when he is praying. And the curtain is blue. However, a few scenes afterwards, when Homer is talking to Krusty, the curtain is green/beige.

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Marge Gets a Job - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Marge come home from the dinner, Marge is wearing a fancy dress. But when Bart falls out of the house right after Homer walks in, she has her typical green dress on.

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Selma's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Selma is on video at the end of the episode, the iguanas's eyes change from yellow to white during the scene, but not between shots.

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Mr. Plow - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Marge phones Homer at Moe's, his beer glass is empty when Moe passes him the receiver. But in the next shot when you see Homer, his beer glass is half full again.

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Lisa's First Word - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: After Krusty is done doing the special promotion commercial, he is given a telegram informing him of the Soviet boycott. However, this is a flashback, and at this point in time Krusty is illiterate (as will later be established in season 1) so he shouldn't be able to read the telegram.

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Last Exit to Springfield - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns is telling Homer to resign, he has glasses on in the first shot in the scene. However his glasses are on his desk the next shot onwards.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Homer begins praying, the room is dark and there is barely any light. When the nurse shushes him, suddenly it's a lot brighter.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Krusty bursts into the room, the shot ends with him having his arms and legs bent. In the next shot, he's straight as a ruler.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Barney and Moe visit Homer, the vase of flowers disappears and then suddenly reappears at the end of the scene.

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Homer's Triple Bypass - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Nick gives the news about Homer's recovery, the books on the table next to Marge change between shots.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: The Springfield forest is across the road from the school, but in many other episodes, it is somewhere completely different.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Mayor Quimby's suit changes from dark blue to purple throughout the whole town hall scene.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When Grandpa Simpson stands up in the town hall, the position and amount of paintings on the wall change several times between shots.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Throughout the whole town hall scene, people constantly change positions between shots.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Cobb's hair in North Haverbrook changes length between shots.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When celebrities are coming to ride the monorail, the positions of people in the crowd changes positions between shots.

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Kamp Krusty - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lisa is reading her report card, the writing suddenly appears on the back of the paper, even though she didn't flip the card.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When Quimby states to Lyle that Springfield is twice as smart as Shelbyville, Quimby lowers his gavel at the end of the line. In a sudden close-up of Quimby, his gavel is raised again.

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The Front - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: When Roger Meyers throws his nameplate at the writer the second time, the animation is repeated from when he threw it at him earlier. It's more obvious because his mouth doesn't match what he's saying and the background is orange instead of purple like the rest of the scene.

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Marge vs. the Monorail - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Doctor Hibbert was among the passengers on the monorail on the first ride, but he is seen with a pair of conjoined twins in his office soon after.

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Krusty Gets Kancelled - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: When Bart and Lisa are helping Bette Midler pick up trash on the highway, Bette picks up an empty can which says Buzz Cola on it. Just as she yells, "You pigs!" the label on the can switches to Duff Beer.

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I Love Lisa - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Bart are watching a clip of Sideshow Mel on wowee sauce and Bart then says "I'd give anything to go to that show", he has nothing in his hand. The shot cuts to Homer and he then says "I'd sell my first born son" and then the shot cuts back to Bart. When the shot cuts back to Bart, a Buzz cola can has appeared in his hand out of nowhere.

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Last Exit to Springfield - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When the dentist shows Ralph the Big Book of British Smiles, he first shows him a picture of Sherlock Holmes with horrid teeth and all of his teeth are there. When Ralph starts getting terrified of it, it shows the same picture, but this time one of his teeth on the bottom right hand corner of his mouth is missing.

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