The Simpsons

Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: At the bar, we see Mrs. Krabappel, and she disappears for the rest of the scene. (00:13:40)

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Suggested correction: The place is crowded, she can easily be anywhere in the packed bar and simply out of sight.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Skinner is set free, while holding onto the vacuum, he changes position between shots. (00:20:15)

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Suggested correction: In the first shot he is holding on using on his one free arm - as soon as his second arm is free he grabs on with that as well, this is the change of position listed.

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Tree House of Horror VI - S7-E6

Continuity mistake: In the 'Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace' segment, in Bart's dream you see a shadow of what looks like someone with four knife-fingers. Then when we see who it is, it is Willie holding a rake. But the rake has five tines, not four, so the shadow is wrong. (00:07:00)

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Suggested correction: It's not a mistake, its a dream and a shoutout to Freddy Kruger, who Willie is representing in the episode.

Things in dreams don't always make sense. So a reasonable correction.

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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: At the Tavern, when Homer slaps the money on the table, the white cloth that Moe was holding has vanished. (00:04:55)

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Suggested correction: That's because Moe is wiping the corner by the wall. We don't see that corner again for a few minutes. Enough time for Moe to move the cloth especially since he's off camera.

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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: Before Horst wants to talk with Homer, Lenny is standing beside the donut box, who wasn't seen in the shots before and after. (00:12:15)

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Suggested correction: He is simply out of shot due to the camera angles.

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Lenny is against the counter in front of the donut boxes. The next angle we see Homer standing in front of the same part of the counter with the donuts. Lenny should be there.

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Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Audio problem: When Homer goes to another bar we hear him say "Ah, my new watering hole." His mouth doesn't move. (00:17:10)

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Suggested correction: His mouth isn't in shot.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Bart crashes at the door of the Legitimate Businessman's Social Club, his head is facing the door. You can only see this for several frames. In the next shot, his head is facing the sky. (00:05:25)

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Suggested correction: His head never faces the door.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when the bus is driving to the school, the streetlights outside disappear/reappear between shots. (00:01:30 - 00:02:20)

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Suggested correction: Not really a mistake. Street lights can be in segments.

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When the shot is more on Bart when he's asking what Sherri and Terri are talking about, there's no street lamps seen, even though when it cuts back to the girls, there are street lamps seen that should have been visible in the previous shot.

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Homer Defined - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: While Homer is sleeping, his head is facing the 'Core temperature' indicater. When he wakes up, he is in a different position. (00:04:25)

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Suggested correction: He wakes up and turns round to look at the loud speaker.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Bart finds out that Homer took the police badge out of the cereal box, it changes from brown to pink. The food inside the box also changes to pink. (00:01:10)

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Suggested correction: There are two boxes of cereal on the table. One brown (Bart's Frosted Frosty Krusty Flakes) and one pink (Lisa's Jackie O's).

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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Carl complains that he can't be fired, everybody behind him, Homer and Lenny has disappeared. (00:09:00)

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Suggested correction: No they don't they're still there.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Other mistake: When the wheel falls off Bart's skateboard, in the shot where he curves left sharply, you don't see the school in the background. How could he be at the social club if he just left school? (00:05:20)

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Suggested correction: Because the shot has changed and he is now shown to be in The Town.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: There are three mistakes when court is dismissed: 1) the people standing around disappear, 2) the two men with Fat Tony disappear for one shot, and 3) when Bart says that crime doesn't pay, Marge is suddenly standing beside Bart. (00:20:35)

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Suggested correction: There are also 3 corrections here. 1) the only people standing near the bench are Lionel Hutz and Seymour Skinner. Seymour is simply out of shot and Hutz is on screen. 2) Legs and Louie don't disappear they remain standing on the steps but due to the camera angle that is now looking across the steps rather than up the steps so they are out of shot. 3) There is a close up of Bart and Fat Tony long enough for Marge to walk over.

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Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Bart puts his lucky red hat on the hat holder. It disappears in the next shot. (00:07:10)

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Suggested correction: No it is simply out of shot. There are 4 hooks on the lower half of the racks, in the second shot only 3 pegs are visible and we see Bart put his hat on the end peg.

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When Flanders Failed - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Homer goes to the barbecue, he grabs a plate of burgers. There isn't a burger at the top of the pile. However, when Flanders talks to him there is a burger on the top.

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Suggested correction: There are 5 burgers on the plate and one in his mouth when Homer walks off. When Ned calls over the burger in his mouth has gone and is now on the plate.

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Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Moe tries the Flaming Homer, there are bottles that keep appearing, and the knife disappears suddenly. (00:06:55)

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Suggested correction: The bottles remain on the bar, the knife is not placed on the bar so could easily have been put under the bar where Moe is known to keep a shotgun.

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When Flanders Failed - S3-E3

Character mistake: When Homer discovers that the Leftorium is going out of business, there is a sign that says 'Coming Soon: Gum for Less' beside the store. Later on, though, Ned says the new store is becoming 'Libertarian Party Headquarters.' (00:15:50 - 00:19:15)

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Suggested correction: The sign is just an advertising poster that's on a wall. It's not in front of the leftorium.

Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Other mistake: When Bart sees that Santa's Little Helper ate his homework, and the camera moves really fast, you can see that the Krusty Doll and picture frame have vanished from the desk beside his bed. (00:00:55 - 00:01:50)

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Suggested correction: No, they are still there. You may need to use slow mo to see that it's there but it is. (Slow mo to invalidate a mistake is allowed).

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Flaming Moe's - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Homer drives to Moe's Tavern with his normal shirt on. He has his green jacket on top of it in the next shot. (00:04:45)

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Suggested correction: Homer pulls up in the car with his white shirt on. The very next shot is him walking in. We don't see him park or get out of the car. What's to say he didn't just grab a jacket out of the car?

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Like Father, Like Klown - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: At the end of Krusty's story, Homer changes from being in his tuxedo to being in his normal clothing. (00:10:10)

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Suggested correction: It should be noted that a considerable amount of time has passed while Krusty is telling his story. Note the candles in the screenshot for example, they have burnt out during the story. Its reasonable to assume that there would have been a chance for them to change during this time.

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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 Simpsons holds the record for most guest stars; it is also the only non-variety show to have had appearances from three former Beatles (Paul, George and Ringo).

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