The Simpsons

Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When you see a shot of the church from outside in the scene where the bee sharps sing there, look closely at the sign. You can see that it says 'Also: The Bee Sharps', only they don't name themselves that until later on in that episode.

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The Last Temptation of Homer - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: Mr Smithers throws a notepad at the person saying that a real emergency exit is required, but when we see it on the floor it is now a book with a green cover.

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Secrets of a Successful Marriage - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When Homer gets thrown out of the house by Marge and Otto walks up to him, you can see that it is Smithers and Carl standing behind Homer. Yet in the next shot when you see Homers face, you can see it is now Principal Skinner and Carl standing there.

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Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Marge are talking to Chief Wiggum, the Rubik's Cube and the cup on his desk changes to a doughnut between shots.

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Lady Bouvier's Lover - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: When the person delivers the animation cell, his skin changes from white, to brown and then back to white. When Bart looks through the letterbox to see who was there, his skin is white. When he gives the box to Bart, it is brown. When he hits Bart in the face and says "that's for keeping me waiting", it is white again.

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The Last Temptation of Homer - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Barney are at Moe's, Barney drinks his beer and then his cup his empty, and Homer's is full. Then later, Homer's cup is empty and Barney's cup has magically refilled itself.

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Homer Goes to College - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: Just after Homer has used the proton accelerator, Dean talks to him. In this scene he is writing something on a piece of paper, but he writes on the same line every time. He finishes writing on that line, then starts on it again.

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Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: At the sale, when Bart and Lisa first find 'The Bee Sharps' album, the order of the records in the stack change in subsequent shots.

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Bart Gets Famous - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: The man conducting the tour of the box factory tells the children that they will not be able to see a finished box, as the boxes are assembled in a separate location. However, moments earlier we saw a flat box going through a machine, and coming out finished.

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The Boy Who Knew Too Much - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: Hans Moleman's clothes change from white to black during the trial.

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Dr Wilson

Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: The doughnut Homer later picks up isn't by the door when Lenny walks into Mr Burns' office, and we never see anyone put it there.

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Marge on the Lam - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When we first see the power sander, there is only a white patch on the side. In the next shot when we return to viewing it, "Property of Ned Flanders" has appeared.

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

Continuity mistake: When Marge comes home after the bogeyman incident, Homer trips over a footrest. You can see Bart sitting there however his pyjama's are a dark green color when before they were a bright green color.

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Lummie

Bart Gets Famous - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: When Homer is shouting at Skinner about losing Bart, if you look closely you can see that the box with the red cap goes past Homer. However, when he turns round and sees that red cap on a box, that box has already gone by.

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The Last Temptation of Homer - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bart has had his throat sprayed, we see him standing up just before the shot changes to the power plant. The shine on his shoes instantly disappears and reappears several times.

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Marge on the Lam - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Marge and Ruth and shooting cans, there are five on the fence, then, in the next shot, there are only four.

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Secrets of a Successful Marriage - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When Marge is shopping at the Kwik-E-Mart she puts a red can and a blue can on the counter.When Apu tells her about the offer on hair dye he puts two blue cans into the paper bag.

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Bart's Inner Child - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Marge are on stage with Brad Goodman, Homer is eating toffee apples. He keeps eating them but they stay the same size.

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Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: During both conversations Lisa has with the real Stacy (the creator of Malibu Stacy), her drink magically refills itself a number of times.

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Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: Hans Moleman has brown skin at the beginning of the episode and yellow skin at the end.

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Dr Wilson

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.

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Dr Wilson

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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Dr Wilson

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.

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Dr Wilson

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.

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Lummie

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.

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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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Tobin OReilly

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.

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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.

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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.

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Lummie

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.

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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.

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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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Cape Feare - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when we see MacBain on TV he goes through a curtain, the curtain stays open for a second even though he isn't touching it.

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Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Burns is sitting in front of the fireplace, he has his normal blue outfit when seen from behind, and a purple night gown when seen from the front.

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Dr Wilson

Secrets of a Successful Marriage - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: Marge puts down 2 glasses of juice and a baby bottle on the table when she is telling the kids about the marriage problems. but when she walks away in the next shot, the glasses and bottle are gone.

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The Last Temptation of Homer - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: In this episode when Homer comes home from work, the front door opens on the wrong side than it usually does.

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Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song - S5-E19

Continuity mistake: When Marge, Bart and Lisa are watching the videos at the beginning of the episode, the clock changes from one time to a completely different time between shots.

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Homer Loves Flanders - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When Homer drives his car to work it is lime green instead of the usual purplish color.

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Tobin OReilly

Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Homer is talking to George Harrison, he sees that he has a brownie. Then he rushes over to a pile of brownies and starts scoffing them down. The pile of brownies doesn't get smaller.

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Homer and Apu - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: In the opening shot of Apu serving his customers, you can see Martin wearing a purple shirt. However, later when all the customers are grumbling about the price, you can see Martin walk away wearing a white shirt.

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Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song - S5-E19

Continuity mistake: In the air duct, the dog comes up behind Willie in a straight line and licks his feet, we saw what the duct looked like when Willie turned around. However, when the children start throwing stuff at the duct, from the outside there is a sharp bend right behind where Willie and the dog are that wasn't there in the internal shots.

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David Mercier

Secrets of a Successful Marriage - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: When Homer sees Marge and Moe near the end, the coffee table changes size between shots. It's large when Moe sits on the couch.It's smaller when there's a shot of Homer and long again when the high shot shows Homer walking out (when his rags are stuck on it)

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Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Homer says, "You idiot," to the programmer, the red ashtray changes position on the desk.

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Dr Wilson

Burns' Heir - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: Burns' top hat disappears from the bath at the start.

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Lady Bouvier's Lover - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: During the wedding, when seen from behind Reverend Lovejoy, there is no podium in front of him (although his hands are poised in mid-air as though one should be there). In the reverse shot, the podium has magically reappeared.

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Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: In the deleted scene where the Be Sharps unveil 'Donut Records', Barney's hair flashes red a couple of times in the close-up of the band.

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

Continuity mistake: As Bart is on the phone trying to book his new act, you can see there is a split down his white shirt. When the shot changes and he tells Lisa to be quiet you can see that split has disappeared.

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Lummie

Bart Gets Famous - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: When Bart is writing from the books in the kitchen, he is seen writing on the paper. In the next shot of him, the paper is clean.

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Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: When Lisa and Marge go on the tour, when the film has finished the woman turns it off with a remote controller and puts it behind her back. In the next shot from behind her it isn't in her hands and there is no sign of a pocket or any indication she put it anywhere else.

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Bart's Inner Child - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Marge are in bed Marge moves up and we can see she isn't wearing anything, but in the close up you can see that she is wearing her pyjamas - note the thing around her neck, then it's back to nothing.

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Deep Space Homer - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: When Barney becomes his old self again at the training center, he gets on a jetpack while holding a bottle. In the next shot while he is in the air, the bottle is gone.

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Bart's Inner Child - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: At the "Do What You Feel" Festival, Homer shows up in his house robe, bear feet styled slippers, unshaven, and unbrushed hair. When he takes the float to save Bart, he's in his regular clothing of blue pants, white shirt, shoes, and clean shaven.

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Lady Bouvier's Lover - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: The cake that Marge bakes for Homer is initially white, but pink icing instantly appears on top between shots.

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Bart Gets an Elephant - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: Bart's elephant crushes the dog house, then it is shown standing, and then it is crushed again.

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Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Simpsons are leaving the house to go to the mall. The aerial shot shows that they are leaving in Marge's red station wagon, but the very next shot of them in the car shows that they are in Homer's pink sedan. The shot of the station wagon leaving is probably a re-used shot from a previous episode.

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Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Simpsons are about to leave the house to go to the mall, they're all wearing jackets, but when they're in the car just a few seconds later, none of them have their jackets on.

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Nikolai

Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Homer and Marge's bedroom has photos of Bart and Lisa when they were 10 and 8 years old. However, the story takes place when Bart and Lisa were only 3 and 1.

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Homer Loves Flanders - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When Ned is saying grace, the plates on the table contain no food, but when Homer comes through the window there's food on the plates.

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Homer and Apu - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When the robber shoots Apu, he is shot around his leg. In the next shot, the wound is in his chest.

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

Continuity mistake: When Otto hits Hans Moleman's car, it has a number plate on it, which disappears when he crashes.

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

Continuity mistake: Just before Homer is sucked into Hell, he is wearing pyjamas. When he's in Hell, he's wearing his usual day clothes.

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Lady Bouvier's Lover - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: During the wedding you can see in the background Apu and Sanjay but Sanjay's skin is yellow.

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Homer's Barbershop Quartet - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Bart and Lisa find the record Melvin and the Squirrels, they hand it to the Comic Book Guy to play. While the record is in his hand you can still see it displayed on the rack.

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Cape Feare - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Bob is working out on the weights, he has a tattoo of something on his knuckles, but when he is watching the exercise video, the tattoo dissappears.

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Cape Feare - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Bob has finished singing the score of the H.M.S. Pinafore, an English flag comes down. But when he draws his sword to kill Bart, the flag is gone. Where could it have gone?

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Bart Gets an Elephant - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: Immediately after being chained to a tree, Stampy crushes several objects (a lawnmower, a bike, a doghouse, and a trash can). In the very next shot, which comes after a commercial break, all of these objects are in fine shape. Then the shot changes again and we see them destroyed once again.

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