Continuity mistake: The right handle plate on Homer's gun is fastened with two screws throughout the entire episode. But in the scene where he promises Marge to get rid of the gun and they hug in the kitchen, the gun is seen lying on the table with only one screw in the handle.
Continuity mistake: When Bart is standing on the bench, Jimbo and Milhouse are standing in the front row, on the right side of the screen. But when there's the closeup (a second later), there are children shown in front of Jimbo and Milhouse and the girl with the purple hair is gone.
Continuity mistake: In the end of the episode when the family has reclaimed the house and are cleaning up the living room. As Homer mentions about letting the Cooders stay, Bart tells Marge to get him away from the window. She is standing right next to the couch in the lounge but the very next shot she lowers her hands and pats the couch yet is now in the family room. (Note: There was a few shots that showed there was two couches so the mistake is with Marge suddenly moving not the couch.).
Continuity mistake: At dinner when the carny dad is doing his cigarette trick, the shot changes to Bart and Lisa and they have piles of food on their plates. About 10 seconds later Marge gathers the plates up and there is nothing on them. Are we to believe that they ate all this food in such a short space of time?
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Continuity mistake: When Homer is watching TV early in the episode, he has a watch on his left wrist. When he begins working on filling out his tax forms, the watch has disappeared. When he takes down the sailboat painting from the wall, the watch has returned.
Continuity mistake: In the Wiggum's house the parent's bedroom changes style several times. When it is first seen the cupboard is opposite the door (When Chief Wiggum is looking into the room after climbing the stairs). Then it is on the wall running across from the doorway later when Chief Wiggum enters the room. When the Chief puts the Police Master key on his bed post the doorway is behind the bed and the bed is opposite the cupboard. Later when Bart steals the key the bed is seen parallel to the doorway.
Continuity mistake: After Bart and Ralph have just visited the cake shop they have chocolate and icing all around their mouths. Also they are carrying the 'Newly Weds'. In the next shot where they walk around the corner the chocolate, icing and model bride and groom have all disappeared.
Continuity mistake: When the Home security seller is first seen, he steals an ashtray and a remote control off a speaker and turntable player both close to each other, When the shot changes the speaker and turntable player are much further away from each other.
Continuity mistake: When the family are walking through the car park after the visit to the Knowledgeium they walk by a purple car and there is a quick visual of a blue car in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.They immediately stop and they are now next to a pink and brown car.
Continuity mistake: At the garbage man debate, when Homer says 'Then you should have been early.', we see a shot of Lenny laughing. To the right of him, there is an old woman. In the next shot of Chief Wiggum, the same old woman is sitting to the right of him. In the later shot of Wiggum, Miss Hoover is sitting to the right of him and the old woman has disappeared.
Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Lisa's Sax' (season 9, ep. 3), King Toot's music store is across the street from Moe's Tavern. However, in numerous later episodes, there are stills of Moe's Tavern that show King Toot's music store next door, not across the street as in the aforementioned episode.
Continuity mistake: When Ray Patterson's / Homer's office is shown, the text on the door is different according to the different shots. When the shot is on the door, the writing on the window (Name and Sanitation Commissioner) is close together, but when the shot is from inside the office with the door open, the writing is apart.
Continuity mistake: In Homer's flashback, when the pimp chases Homer, who is covered in garbage, Homer runs away from him on one side of the street. When Homer runs on the other side of the street, he is not covered with garbage. When he climbs a ladder and falls into a manhole, he is covered with garbage again.
Continuity mistake: When Lisa comes down the stairs prior to watching "When Buildings Collapse", the TV screen is near enough in the corner of the living room and can be seen from the stairs. When Lisa enters the living room, the TV has moved further into the room. Subsequent shots of the TV move it so far into the room that it would not have been possible to see it from the stairs at all in the first place.
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Continuity mistake: At one point, while everyone is clapping for Homer during the debate in the town hall, Apu is seen with yellow skin, and Chief Wiggum is seen with black hair among the townspeople. In all other shots, they're back to their normal skin and hair color.
Continuity mistake: When the kids wash up on the island, Lisa, Wendell, Martin, Lewis and Sherri are on land and Bart, Milhouse, Ralph, Nelson and Terri are still in the water. In the next shot, Bart, Milhouse, Ralph, Nelson and Terri are on land with the others.
Continuity mistake: When everyone discovers Milhouse has eaten the food, Milhouse then says "You wouldn't dare hurt me. You forget, I have the glasses." After this line, Nelson takes off Milhouse's glasses. At this point, a rip is visible on the left side of Nelson's shirt. Milhouse then walks backwards and Nelson is seen re-entering the shot from behind Milhouse. Only now, the rip in Nelson's shirt is now suddenly on the right side of his shirt.
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the FBI agent and Homer are going into the photo booth to view the video, look to the right of the photo booth before they enter. There is a white cup next to the booth. After they have watched the video and are standing outside the booth talking, the cup is now red instead of white.
Continuity mistake: When Bart and Ralph twist the key into the armed switch, the armed sticker is red and the off sticker is yellow. Then, during the press conference, the stickers switch colors. Then, when Mayor Quimby sits in the electric chair, they switch back.