Continuity mistake: In "The Thing and I": After the kids have found Hugo in the attic, when Marge and Homer return home, both front door knobs (inside and outside) do not have backplates, but once Hugo escapes both door knobs have backplates. The two backplates vanish and reappear repeatedly in following shots. It's funny because when they leave to search for Hugo, Homer shuts the door with no backplates, but then Bart uses a key in the backplate to lock the front door.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: In 'The Genesis Tub,' Lisa sits on a tooth-throne in the tub, which has red cloth draped over the arms with gold tassels around the edge. However when Bart comes to take the tub, Lisa stands up on the throne and yells "Bart, no!" In this shot the tassels are gone. (00:17:45)Hamster
Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns and Homer first enter the cabin, you can see the door opens with a door knob which is on the right hand side (looking from the outside). Later, after the avalanche, the door seems to open a different way, the knob has been replaced by a handle and it's on the other side.David Mercier
Continuity mistake: John is wearing Homer's old "Pin-pals" bowling shirt when the Simpsons first meet him, but only after we see the back of the shirt does the name "Homer" appear over John's breast-pocket; clearly there was nothing there during their entire previous conversation. And even if this is a deliberate "mistake" for comic purposes, in 7th season episode"Team Homer", the very same bowling shirt is ripped to shreds when Homer is being mauled by Mr.Burns' dogs at the very end.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Marge is first seen doing the entertainment, the shot shows (from left to right): Flanders, Skinner, Kirk Van Houten, Kent Brockman, Mayor Quimby, Grandpa, and behind them, Lionel Hutz, Lenny, Homer and Dr Hibbert. In a following shot from behind Marge the guests have changed places. Reverend Lovejoy is on the end, then Flanders, then Skinner, then Mr Burns, then Grandpa. There is a seat next to Grandpa which is blocked by Marge's head. Also Lionel Hutz has moved far back. Where did Burns appear from and where did Kirk, Mayor Quimby, and Kent Brockman all go?
Continuity mistake: During the song "Its the American Way" Snake is robbing Hans Moleman during Chief Wiggum singing and Snake's hair is blue. His hair has always been a brown-red color. In the very next scene to confirm its a mistake you see him in the park saying "Yo Sherry Bobbins" and his hair is back to its brown-red color.Lummie
Continuity mistake: Whilst Chalmers notices the Honda symbol missing from his car, there are four holes in the corners of the leftover symbol. There is a screw in one of the holes indicating the symbol would have holes in its corners to hold it down. Later when Skinner finds the Honda symbol in Nelson's locker you can see there are no holes in the symbol.Lummie
Continuity mistake: In the beginning, the family is eating in front of the T.V. When Marge is complaining about getting the food all over the floor, she drops her meatball on the floor, and it leaves a trail of sauce on the rug. In the bird's eye view of the room, the sauce has disappeared until the shot changes: then it reappears.
Continuity mistake: During the big song near the end, there is a birds eye view of everybody outside dancing and singing, and Krusty, Chief Wiggum and Skinner are there outside with everyone. But in the very next shot, they all appear out one of the windows, singing a line to the song.Hamster
Continuity mistake: The vehicle they are driving changes form when they drop off Bart at military school to when they drive home. They leave with Homer's purple car (obvious from the crumpled headlight) and as they leave the military school it's Marge's orange car (obvious from the ski racks and lack of a trunk). It's clear from the entire scene that this is all one trip.
Continuity mistake: In 'The Thing and I' when Homer and Marge return from driving around in the rain, there is no doorknocker on the door. Then in the shot where Hugo escapes, we see the door open with red scratches on it, and there is a doorknocker. Then later when everyone leaves to find Hugo, it's gone again. (00:02:40 - 00:04:55)Hamster
Continuity mistake: When Homer and Bart are escaping from the cops after stealing kegs of beer from the dump, they drive through a cemetery and slam into a headstone, breaking the right headlight of the car. When they pull into the driveway back at Evergreen Terrace, the left headlight is the broken one.Dandude
Continuity mistake: At the fair, Helen Lovejoy picks up a pita and bites a corner off it. There are a few angle changes and when it goes back to her and you can see her pita looks untouched. It's unlikely she just picked up another one or finished a whole one in that time.David Mercier
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sideshow Bob and his brother Cecil are arrested and sits in the the back of the police car, Cecil is missing when Sideshow Bob is talking to the people outside the car though his window. They both entered the car and they can both be seen when the car leaves.Andreas Winnberg
Continuity mistake: When the family are watching Krusty Komedy Klassics, at the beginning of the show, they all have grey tables, with their dinner. But when Bart asks for milk, Marge gets up to get it and her table has disappeared. When she comes back the table has re-appeared.
Character mistake: Moe says that no women have been to his bar since 1979, yet in "Flaming Moe's" he hires a female waitress. Also, in the episodes "New Kid on the Block" and "Homer the Vigilante," Ruth Powers appears in the bar, and orders a beer in the former episode while Marge visited the bar in "Bart Gets Hit by a Car."
Continuity mistake: When Homer is starting to go crazy and Ned's face has all the eyes, you can see Jasper in a blue tent. Homer runs away from Ned, going past Jasper's tent, up to a crowd of people...which includes Jasper.Dan23
Continuity mistake: When Grampa Simpson says "That's the activity room" to Mr Burns at the Retirement Home, you can see that Mr Burns and Grampa both have glasses on their trays. In the next shot, Mr Burns' glass is on the table and Grampa's glass has moved from the left to the right.
Continuity mistake: In "Citizen Kang", when Homer pulls off the masks off the fake Clinton and Dole at the White House, the two transform into aliens and you can see Homer is between them. In the next shot, Homer is missing, and in the shot after that, he is back again.
Continuity mistake: In Citizen Kang, when Kang and Kodos (as Clinton and Dole) are speaking to the man from the Democratic National Committee, you can see the building in front of them has a plant outside and there are shades on the windows. But when Homer appears in the next shot, the plant and shades have gone.
Continuity mistake: In "Citizen Kang", when Kang and Kodos are transformed into Clinton and Dole, Homer is standing in front of the control panel and you can see in front of him there are several buttons, but in the next shot there is now only a green and red button in front of him.
Continuity mistake: In "Citizen Kang", when Homer is fishing, you can see behind him on his boat there are a brown box and a rolled up mat, which is standing up. But when we see a view of Homer's boat from the UFO, the mat is now lying flat on the back of the boat and the box is now coloured red.
Continuity mistake: In "The Thing and I", when Bart, Lisa and Maggie are in the attic, Bart picks up a book and on the front cover it shows a picture of Homer with the words "Homer, I Hardly Knew Me" by Homer Simpson. But when we see Bart with the book in the next shot, the front cover is now completely clear.
Continuity mistake: In "The Thing and I", when Lisa and Bart watch their father go to the fridge, you can see the spoons in their bowls are pointing to the left, but after a quick cut to Homer getting the fish out of the fridge, we cut back to Bart and Lisa and the spoons are now pointing to the right.
Continuity mistake: In Lisa's music class, there is a wide shot of the entire class. Üter sits next to Milhouse Van Houten in this shot. However, in the next shot, it's Ralph Wiggum. In a following shot of the entire class, it's Üter again. They both replace each other in the same seat.
Continuity mistake: When Homer is freaking out and starting to hallucinate after eating a few peppers, Jasper is behind a tent stall when Homer is running away from Ned Flanders, but just seconds later when Homer falls to the floor, Jasper is in front of Homer.
Other mistake: When Ned Flanders is calling Marge and Reverend Lovejoy from the Leftorium, he says that the three hooligans are in the shop on their motorbikes. But a few minutes before when Ned goes outside the shop to tell the boys to clear off, their bikes are nowhere in sight.