The Simpsons

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: When Smithers realises that he shot Jasper, instead of Mr. Burns, he mentions that he left the meeting early in order to watch Pardon My Zinger. However, in the previous episode, you see him walk out of the meeting with everyone else, very slowly. (00:06:25)

Correction: True, however, everyone stopped walking after exiting the meeting and Smithers continued to walk, so he did leave before anyone else did. He said he left the meeting early probably because he was delirious and couldn't remember it correctly.

Casual Person

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: Burns' sunblocker was meant to always block out the sun above Springfield. Yet when the Townspeople go to rip the sunblocker down, it is perfect daylight. (00:03:30)

Correction: They weren't actually in Springfield when they ripped it down. The Sunblocker was obviously out of town as shown where the scene where they go to rip it down starts.

Casual Person

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: At the end of this episode everyone is in Mr. Burns' hospital room wondering how Maggie could shoot him. In some shots Maggie has a red bow and in others it is blue.

Correction: Actually, throughout the whole scene it is blue.


Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: When Smithers is walking into the church, he is wearing a long coat. But in the next shot when you see him inside the confession booth, he is now wearing a waist length green jacket.

Correction: We see Smithers outside the church wearing the long trench coat, then it cuts to him in the confession booth wearing a blazer. Between those two shots, there is more than enough time for him to take off his trench coat, and he's wearing the blazer underneath. There is no mistake.

Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' - S7-E22

Corrected entry: When Bart and Grampa are on the shore looking at the paintings that they have just rescued from the bottom of the sea, the authorities suddenly show up. How did they know that they would be there, and that they would have the paintings?

Correction: The authorities mention they had been tracking the paintings for quite some time. Being the location of the paintings had been hidden even from those who stole it (Grandpa Simpson & Mr Burns had to get the keys to find it), the authorities would have likely tracked them until they did recover the paintings. If the pair had been tipped off they likely would have not tried to recover the paintings and the authorities might never find them.

Lummie Premium member

Lisa the Vegetarian - S7-E5

Corrected entry: Apu is seen at Homer's BBQ shoveling meat into his mouth, yet, just a few minutes later, he explains to Lisa that he is a "strict vegetarian."

Correction: It's a joke, not a mistake.

Phixius Premium member

Where's the joke? He is being extremely serious when speaking to Lisa.

Ssiscool Premium member

Correction: That isn't a doubble barreled shotgun. The fact that the receptionist moves a lever between shots indicates that she has more bullets in the gun.

Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Corrected entry: When the family and Apu are at the table, Lisa is reading 'Backdoors to Citizenship'. After Homer says 'I'll be your tutor', the shot shows the family reacting at the table, but Lisa's book has now disappeared.

Correction: Lisa could easily be holding the book in her hand, as she is only visible from the chest up in the shot.

Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' - S7-E22

Corrected entry: When Burns and Grandpa first open the safe to cross off Asa Phelps, they turn all the keys to open, yet no spotlight shines out to sea. However the when Grandpa completes the same procedure on his own, the spotlight appears.

Correction: Burns and Grandpa only turn the two keys they brought with them to Asa's funeral,hence there is no spotlight.

Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' - S7-E22

Corrected entry: When Mr. Burns crashes through Bart's window on the crane, no-one comes to investigate despite the fact that a crash like that would most likely alert someone.

Correction: These people can sometimes sleep through anything. When Bart's elephant stormed off in the middle of the night they didn't notice the elephant or Bart were missing until the morning.

Lummie Premium member

Mother Simpson - S7-E8

Corrected entry: Tanks do not have cassette tape players, therefore Burns couldn't play his revenge tape before he tried to arrest Mona. (00:19:55)

Correction: Burns is filthy rich, and could easily have payed to have a cassette deck installed, seeing how he had always wanted to play Ride of the Valkyries while riding a tank into battle. It is of course a spoof of "Apocalypse Now", where helicopters were fitted with tape players and loudspeakers blasting the same music.


Lisa the Iconoclast - S7-E16

Corrected entry: Lisa says that Jebediah Springfield is indeed Han Sprungfeld because there's no record of Jebediah Springfield before 1795. Yet in "Whacking Day", Bart mentions that there is a historical record of Jebediah Springfield serving in the Battle of Ticonderoga in 1777.

Correction: Thats essentially the point. Much of Jebediah's records at times seems to be generally more made up than fact, as evidenced in the film at the start of the show in which he managed to tame a wild buffalo with his bare hands! Yet concedes it was already tamed he merely shot it. While Bart's history book might claim to say he served in the Battle of Ticonderoga, Lisa's books and the statement she found in his fife contradicts that point. In her book it claimed that in 1780 he fought George Washington. After this he wrote his confession on the piece of the painting of Washington he ripped off and stole. Then he hid the confession in his fife. Essentially the statement found from the George Washington painting told the real truth and his silver tongue backed up the statement.

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The Simpson's 138th Show Spectacular - S7-E10

Corrected entry: During the "Who Shot Mr. Burns" alternate ending with Smithers shooting Mr.Burns, Smithers is smartly dressed and wearing his jacket. At the end of part 1 and start of part 2, Smithers was badly dressed. Carl also points out at the end of part 1, that Smithers left his jacket on his chair after The Town hall meeting.

Correction: As pointed out in the episode, the sequence was only filmed to keep the secret of who was the shooter from being leaked by the staff of the show. As pointed out, the DNA evidence in the episode would have to be ignored which proves the creators were never concerned about continuity as the sequence would have been unusable. In addition as pointed out on the site, deleted scenes or alternate sequences cannot be considered mistakes to the final cut.

Lummie Premium member

Much Apu About Nothing - S7-E23

Corrected entry: Kearney uses a fake ID to purchase alchohol, but it's already been revealed in previous episodes that he is old enough to drive, has a son, shaves, was around in the year 1976, so why does he need a fake ID?

Correction: He's a well known troublemaker. He may need to hide his identity (He may be blacklisted from certain places) or just force of habit (he's probably done it for a long time).

Andy Benham Premium member

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: The Police and Smithers go to the Retirement Castle to question the old man about Smithers shooting him in the boot; this would be very difficult seeing as the retirement castle was destroyed in Part 1.

Correction: We've seen on countless occasions that the retirement home is a very poorly kept one. We also know the old folks are stubborn there. Just because it split in half probably wouldn't be enough to make most of them move out. It wasn't entirely destroyed in part one, just split and at an angle.

Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Corrected entry: In "Attack Of The 50 ft. Eyesores", Kent Brockman is eaten or crushed by a giant version of himself. He then appears at the end of the segment, intact. (00:02:35 - 00:06:25)

Correction: The Tree House of Horror episodes show many people dying and coming back. They are meant as Halloween specials and as such they do not follow normal logic.

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The Simpson's 138th Show Spectacular - S7-E10

Corrected entry: In this episode Troy shows us that when Maggie is scanned it says "NRA4EVR". If you pause any other episode you will see that when Maggie is scanned it reads "$847.63".

Correction: Not a mistake, it's a joke.

Andy Benham Premium member

Mother Simpson - S7-E8

Corrected entry: When it goes back to the sixties and Mona Simpson is setting the bomb, there are 8 hippies around the bomb. When it cuts to the news bulletin about the lab, Kent Brockman says there were seven.

Correction: The only people who knew about it were Clancy Wiggum and Mr Burns, and both could have believed it was seven and not eight people in the lab. Like any news media outlet, sometimes they get the facts wrong.

Lummie Premium member

King-Size Homer - S7-E7

Corrected entry: Homer weighs 239lbs and has to gain 61 pounds. But when he has gained his 61 pounds, plus 15lbs extra, Homer looks double his original size. It is very doubtful he would look that much fatter from gaining just 76 odd lbs.

Hamster Premium member

Correction: Wrong. Every ounce he gains is fat, and ironically human fat is fairly light. A lot of the 239 pounds of original Homer would be muscle (very heavy) and bone (moreso), and he wouldn't gain any of those from a bad diet. So, a 239 pound man gaining 76 pounds of fat would hugely increase his bulk, just like we see.

Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Corrected entry: When Homer is in the real world at the end of the "Homer3" segment, he sees a store selling erotic cakes. The door is already open, yet it makes a bell ring, as if Homer pushed opened the door because it was closed. (00:20:50)

Correction: Many stores have pressure doormats or photoelectric eyes controlling their entry alarms.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member
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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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