The Simpsons

The Boy Who Knew Too Much - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: During the trial, when Freddy Quimby's lawyer is asking him to come to the front, the flag to the right of the judge disappears during one shot. (00:13:40)

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Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: A criss-cross pattern appears on the fireplace during the closeup on Smithers after Mr. Burns told him that he doesn't have a heir.

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The Boy Who Knew Too Much - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: The American flag at the judge's right transforms to a plain white flag during the trial. (00:12:50 - 00:13:25)

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Tree House of Horror IV: The Simpson's Halloween Special IV - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: In "Terror at 5 1/2 Feet", when Milhouse decides that he is going to sit next to Uter, Uter all of sudden moves to the other side of the seat between shots.

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Tree House of Horror IV: The Simpson's Halloween Special IV - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end just before the Simpsons say "Happy Halloween everybody" they are about to bite Lisa (and make her a vampire). Maggie has no dummy (or in America, pacifier) in her mouth, but it suddenly appears when she closes her mouth.

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Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, while the B-sharps are singing on top of Moe's Cavern, the guy climbing the building asks the people to look at him. As he moves his hands, his gloves change color from red to white and back to red.

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$pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: As Marge arrives home and sees the bullet holes in the door, the shot changes to a POV shot from behind the door and you can see there are some changes in the holes. The first change is there are three bullet holes on the right hand side which are all the same distance from each other, when she enters the middle hole has moved closer to the bottom one. The other change is the large hole in the middle of the door. On the bottom right hand side its shape goes from being a little irregular to a more round shape. (00:16:20)

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Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song - S5-E19

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the episode, Bart is thinking what it would be like to get out of school, you can see his desk quite well and there is nothing on it. But when Bart has finished thinking, a piece of paper has just appeared on his desk.

Homer Loves Flanders - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode in church when the group of parishioners moves forward to forgive Ned there is a woman amongst the group who has light green hair. However, when there is a wide angle shot of the group again she is nowhere to be seen.

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The Boy Who Knew Too Much - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Bart see each other skipping work/school, Homer is eating a donut then drops it on the pavement when he sees Bart. In the next shot of both of them the donut has disappeared.

Bart Gets Famous - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: After Bart's career is dead, he is at his house, and Marge brings out a box of Bart related items. She pulls out a doll and hands it to Bart, as she is handing it to him, the doll's arms disappear, and then reappear when Bart touches it.

Marge on the Lam - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Chief Wiggum and Homer think that the convertible Ruth and Marge are in is a ghost car, they want to hold each other. In this shot, you can see 1 small star out of the backseat of the police car. But in the next shot, from the perspective of the backseat, there is a canyon top where the star would be.

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$pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When Homer makes the food with the mix of Tom Collins mix, cloves and a pie crust you can see the labels on the Tom Collins mix and the cloves change between mixing the ingredients and after tasting them. Also the top on the Cloves bottle keeps changing through the scene. When Homer takes the bottle out of the fridge you can see a red top on it. When he sits down the top has disappeared and starts pouring the cloves. When the shot changes the red top is back and it disappears after that. (00:15:20)

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Homer the Vigilante - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Near the start when Marge is putting jam on bread, she spreads it on the last piece but as she puts it on the plate it changes to a blob in the middle.

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Secrets of a Successful Marriage - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When Homer comes into the kitchen he is holding a pipe in his left hand. But in the next shot you see him holding up the ruined jacket with his left hand, then in the next shot his hand is back in his pocket.

Deep Space Homer - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: When Homer is in space, when he is about to free the ants, the crisps that he opened earlier have disappeared from the background. This type of mistake happens again when both the crisps and the ants disappear and reappear between shots.

Secrets of a Successful Marriage - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When Homer wipes the tobacco on his forehead in his new class, the tobacco just disappears on his hand/sleeve

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Homer Goes to College - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The colour of the alien poster in the nerds' room changes from pink to blue.

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Boy Scoutz N the Hood - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: After Bart and Milhouse drink the all-syrup squishee, the syrup disappears from Bart's face between shots.

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Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Smithers finds Burns drowning in the bathtub, he throws the rag. When the rag hits the floor, it magically disappears.

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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)

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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.

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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).

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