The Simpsons

The Simpsons (1989)

18 corrected entries in season 8

Hurricane Neddy - S8-E8

Corrected entry: On the family tombstones, Maude's tombstone reads 'Mod Flanders'.

Correction: The tombstones say "Maude, Rod, Todd, and Ned". It doesn't say Mod on any tombstones.

AAL117

In Marge We Trust - S8-E22

Corrected entry: When Rev Lovejoy talks to Marge about how Flanders kept bothering him, like visiting the church and phoning him, in one of the scenes Lovejoy and his wife are sitting in a cafe in France, and Flanders manages to phone him. Thing is, how did Flanders know where they were, or even know they were at that cafe?

Heather Benton

Correction: That is the joke. Flanders is so persistant in his confessions and questions that he'll find Lovejoy no matter what.

MasterOfAll

Bart After Dark - S8-E5

Corrected entry: In the scene where Belle (the owner of the burlesque house) tells Homer about Bart breaking a valuable statue, Belle calls it a gargoyle, however this is wrong. A gargoyle has water shooting out of its mouth, the statue Belle was talking about, is called a grotesque.

MGG fan xx

Correction: While technically correct, the term 'grotesque' is now practically unknown to the general public, who refer to all such statues as gargoyles. Only an expert in the field would realistically refer to them as a grotesque and Belle, as the owner of a burlesque house, is unlikely to qualify for that status.

Tailkinker

The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - S8-E11

Corrected entry: When Marge and Homer are going back into the house while the gangster war is going on outside, you see the door where there is one of those small "eyes" so you can look out of the door. But when the small guy from Yakuza is walking out of the door, there suddenly is a little window in the door.

don_corleone

Correction: The door is different; the front and side doors are used.

Homer's Phobia - S8-E15

Corrected entry: At various points Homer says things which imply that he has very little problem with anybody being gay (e.g., his misunderstanding with Mr. Burns in "Last Exit To Springfield") but in this episode we are told he is homophobic.

He's My Brother

Correction: It isn't as simple as that. Homer has no real problem with casual acquaintances being gay. He DOES have a problem with a flamboyantly homosexual man being close to his family and is worried about the effect it will have on Bart.

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show - S8-E14

Corrected entry: When Itchy shoots the apple through the arrow at Scratchy's head, it punctures a vat of carbolic acid which spills onto Scratchy, turning him into a skeleton. Carbolic acid, or phenol, is poisonous but not corrosive.

Correction: An Itchy and Scratchy cartoon is entrely exempt from having to follow the rules of reality. OR, you could argue that since within the Simpson's universe the writers of Itchy & Scratchy have always been shown to be pompous and unimaginative college boys that don't do their research.

The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: After Homer comes in contact with the alien and he's reporting the sighting to Police Chief Wiggum, he says "And the alien appears every friday night." How could he know that if he only saw the alien once?

Matthew Gem

Correction: Homer doesn't know this; he is just making a very rash assumption about the alien sightings.

The Canine Mutiny - S8-E20

Corrected entry: Bart's cell phone has 9 buttons. Real phones have 12 buttons.

Correction: There are phones for children where the numbers are preprogammed by parents so they can't just call anyone. These don't have 12 buttons.

tw_stuart

The Homer They Fall - S8-E3

Corrected entry: In this episode, Fat Tony's given name is Anthony D'Amico. But in "Bart the Murderer", his given name is William Williams.

Correction: Just like any other Mafia boss, he has many different Aliases.

Migster

The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: Mulder and Scully refer to the alien as a UFO (meaning unidentified flying object) yet said alien never actually flies.

Correction: Character mistake, not a television show mistake.

Matty Blast

The Homer They Fall - S8-E3

Corrected entry: Moe says there hasn't been a woman in the bar since 1979, implying that the bar has been around for at least a couple decades. But in a later episode, a flashback shows that Moe's grand opening was nine months before Bart was born. And we all know Bart is 10.

Correction: Bart was also ten in 1989, when the show first premiered. If you go off that, the dates work out.

Krista

Burns Baby Burns - S8-E4

Corrected entry: When Mr Burns asks Larry about his life, he mentions that he stayed at the orphanage until he was 18, and then got the job at the stall. He also mentions the small detail of seeing a blimp. Yet at the end of the episode, he says he has a wife and kids. Wouldn't he have mentioned them earlier to Mr Burns, if he included such a petty detail as a blimp?

Correction: See, that's the entire joke: to Larry, the appearance of a blimp was more interesting than his wife and kids. The reveal at the end of the ep (that he has this family) is funny for precisely that reason - that he's ignored them entirely all this time, with no concern. Just because you don't get a joke doesn't mean it's a mistake.

Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious - S8-E13

Corrected entry: In the Austrian commercial, the young Rainier Wolfcastle speaks in English. Austria is a German speaking country.

Dr Wilson

Correction: Commercials shot in Europe are often shot in two versions; the native language and English. The US/UK market is a huge one and advertising agencies cater for this by shooting English versions of commercials.

Tree House of Horror VII - S8-E1

Corrected entry: In "The Thing and I", Bart seals the doors and windows on the house when Dr. Hibbert and the rest of the Simpson family leave. So how could Hibbert and the Simpsons rescue Bart from Hugo?

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Bart only locked them, he didn't baracade the windows and doors. The family visited the airport meaning they would have had keys on them as well.

Lummie

The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: The mysterious figure in the background of the lie-detector scene is the Cigarette-Smoking Man, the arch-nemesis of the two FBI agents from The X-Files.

He's My Brother

Correction: Bit too obvious to be trivia.

The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: Homer is at a stall which is selling T-shirts. He discovers that they had sold out of 'Homer is a dope' T-shirts. After Marge promotes this shirt to Homer, with all it's good points, Homer turns to buy 10 of them - we see the man accepting the money - But they have sold out, remember.

Correction: Actually, the man selling the shirts doesn't accept any cash, as Homer didn't offer him any. Homer turns around and says "I'll buy 2", then it's a different shot. This is basically there to show off Homer's stupidity.

Homer's Phobia - S8-E15

Corrected entry: John is wearing Homer's old bowling shirt which he got at the Goodwill, but at the end of the bowling episode, Mr. Burn's attack hounds tears Homer's "Pin Pals" shirt to shreds. How could John get that shirt at the Goodwill if the hounds tore it up?

Correction: We don't see Homer get mauled in the bowling episode; the dogs could've been tearing his pants (which is likely since they pulled him down from the fence that way).

Xofer

The Springfield Files - S8-E10

Corrected entry: How is Homer supposed to know that Santa's Little Helper's birthday is the same day as his, when he picked him up at the race track?

Correction: When someone adopts a pet, the dog's birthdate is given in the accompanying papers which also lists the shots, when they were given, and if the pet is spayed or neutered. Even though Homer picks up Santa's Little Helper at the race track, the owners have to know how old their dogs are in order to see how long they can race (over their lifespan), and when they need to administer shots and any other medications to the dogs.

Tobin OReilly

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