The Simpsons

Correction: Character mistake by Bart.

Guy

Lisa on Ice - S6-E8

Corrected entry: When Lisa runs into Bart's room and throws a snowball at him, it is quite a powerful throw and on target as it hits him in the face. Yet when the kids are receiving academic alerts in the gymnasium, Lisa can barely throw the piece of paper she has been given. Surely she wouldn't have been able to throw the snowball so well if she lacked such skills?

Correction: Not exactly. Once, I threw a tennis ball hard enough to give a kid a good black eye pretty dang fast. However, when my brother was trying to teach me baseball about a day later, with a similar tennis ball, I couldn't throw it nearly as fast.

Bart's Girlfriend - S6-E7

Corrected entry: When Bart is crossing off the days in his calendar to show how long he has to go without seeing the no-good Jessica, he eventually circles the first day, a Monday, saying, "OK, day one," and then sits to wait. Immediately after, Marge sticks her head in the door announcing it's time for church - which is usually on Sunday.

Correction: True typically church is on a Sunday, however there are times when a special service is during the week,(i.e. Bible study, Revival, Youth service and other Holy Days).

Lisa's Rival - S6-E2

Corrected entry: While homer is guarding his sugar and sleeping outside, Marge nudges him to wake him up and he says in his sleep, "In this country, first you get the sugar, then you get the money, and then you get the woman." This is almost a direct quote from Al Pacino's movie Scarface in which he tells his best friend, "In this country, first you get the money, then you get the power and then you get the woman." Homer even says it in a similar accent.

Simpsonholic

Correction: Not really trivia since a large portion of Simpson story lines, dialog, and spoken lines are often taken from old movies. Listing them all would take forever.

William Bergquist

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: Homer looks at the phone bill of places Bart has phoned and says "Birkina Faso? Disputed zone?" but Birkina Faso is in the northern hemisphere. And it isn't stupidity because Bart was looking for countries on his globe.

Correction: When Lisa is explaining about the water, Bart shows that he doesn't even know what a hemisphere is. He could have easily forgotten where the line was that Lisa had pointed out to him and was just calling random places. In addition, he could have called other Northern countries to verify the statements.

And Maggie Makes Three - S6-E13

Corrected entry: Another flashback mistake: When Homer remembers finding out that Marge was pregnant with Bart, he screams, tears out his hair and runs upstairs, past a picture of Lisa, aged 8, in the pink hat she wears to church. The mistake being that in this flashback neither Bart nor Lisa have been born. This mistake re-occurs seconds later: when Homer remembers finding out Marge was pregnant with Lisa, he runs upstairs past the same picture of Lisa aged 8.

Correction: Sure, like Homer's memory is going to be a paragon of perfection and accuracy. Character mistake, nothing more.

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Lemon of Troy - S6-E24

Corrected entry: In "Bart's Comet", it was shown that the only way out of Springfield was a bridge across a circular gorge. Yet, in this episode, there is an easy access border between Springfield and Shelbyville.

Correction: The geography of Springfield changes often; sometimes it is seaside, sometimes landlocked, sometimes it is a small town, or as big as New York City, or exactly the shape of Texas. This is a pretty obvious gag and therefore not a mistake.

Correction: No, obviously not. Only Lisa had to be there to switch on the pump. It's entirely in character for Bart to stay at home and play with the dog rather than go to a school function.

Correction: This has already been listed, and corrected. The picture may just as well be of Lisa as a baby.

Twotall

Lisa's Wedding - S6-E19

Corrected entry: At the wedding, we see an old Ned and Maude Flanders sitting with the guests, even though Maude dies during series 11, years before the wedding.

Correction: Not really a mistake as the "future" event was only a prediction from a dubious fortune teller and not an accurate or precise account of things to come. As the fortune teller told Lisa of her future, what we see is Lisa imagining the story, and seeing as Lisa would not know of Maude's untimely death, she would still assume, as the fortune teller spoke of the wedding party that everyone she knows now would be there.

Mad Ade

Lisa's Wedding - S6-E19

Corrected entry: Marge is reminding Lisa of the differences between the UK and the USA before she goes to visit Hugh's family in England. Obviously the steak-and-kidney pie remark is a joke, but she says, "Remember, a mile is called a kilometer..." No it isn't. The metric system is used in mainland Europe - miles over here are still miles.

He's My Brother

Correction: This is clearly a mistake on Marge's part, as she is unfamiliar with European life and makes things up based on expressions she vaguely remember hearing about. And isn't it possible, since this episode takes place in the future, that the UK has joined the rest of Europe and switched to the metric system?

Twotall

Correction: Why can't this be a picture of baby Lisa? She and Maggie does have some similar features (their hair, for instance), and would probably resemble each other even more at infancy.

Twotall

Correction: Yes, but in the episode where her phobia was first introduced, she was also seen to overcome her fear through therapy. Lots of people have Fear of Flying and still manage to keep it in check when they have to.

Twotall

Two Dozen and One Greyhounds - S6-E20

Corrected entry: In the show where Santa's Little Helper finds his mate and they have puppies, Monty Burns is out with Waylon Smithers. The two are on the street and see the puppies in a box. He starts stealing the puppies but SURELY the people around him (at least ten) would see that he was stealing the puppies.

Correction: That's the joke. The Simpsons are worried Mr Burns is going to resort to some complicated, evil plan to take their puppies, but he very simply and very obviously just puts them in a bag.

Correction: At the time they are told about what they owe they are being notified the amount is $900 AUSTRALIAN dollars. Because of exchange rates changing every day, the currency difference will only be made an issue when the amount is actually bought. The Simpsons as well weren't likely going to be able to afford the expensive call so I don't think how much it would be in US dollars was going to be much of a concern.

Lummie Premium member

Correction: Homer only has to sign the forms, not print anything out. It could be how he signs them.

Correction: Flanders doesn't completely close his mouth when singing, and he is probably just breathing at the same time.

OL1V3R666

Bart vs. Australia - S6-E16

Corrected entry: When Bart makes a phone call to the Australian boy, it is daytime in both Springfield and Australia. However when the Australian boy's father phones Bart, it is again daytime in Australia but night-time in Springfield. But due to the Earth's rotation, surely it would have to be night-time in Australia or possibly very early in the morning. It seems to remain daytime there.

OL1V3R666

Correction: The phone calls are made at different times from each other so judging the time zone differences is tricky. However it is possible for the scenes to have daylight in both regions and daylight/night as in the show. If you use New York as reference point, a phone call at 4:30 pm, the call would be receieved at 6:30 am in Australia when it is plenty of time to have sunlight. When the Australian father calls it would be the afternoon and early morning in Springfield. If a call at 4:30 pm from Austrlia, it would be 2:30 am in New York.

Lummie Premium member

Correction: Bart's doing a solo - the other dancers would have left the stage.

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1) - S6-E25

Corrected entry: Groundskeeper Willie says that his father got thrown in the bog, yet in another episode he says that his father was hung for stealing a pig. Also in the episode with the Loch Ness monster, Willies father is alive and well.

Correction: Willy said his father was thrown in the bog instead of having a proper BURIAL (presumably for the pig offence). You're right about the Loch Ness episode though.

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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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Trivia: The only voice artists who regularly perform as only one character are Yeardley Smith as Lisa and Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel. Yeardley has also voiced different versions of Lisa (Lisa Jr. and Lisabella) in at least two other episodes.

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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.

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