The Simpsons Movie
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Trivia: When Homer and Bart jump the gorge, the ambulance that crashed into the tree in the episode "Bart the Daredevil" is still there.

Trivia: As inspiration for the crowd scene in the film, the production staff spent a long time looking at the Simpsons poster that features over 320 of the show's characters. Groening said that they did try to put every single character into the film, with 98 having speaking parts.


Trivia: Near the end there's a scene where Homer picks up Marge on the motor bike and in the background you can see Otto and his old girlfriend Becky hugging (these two were about to get married in season 11 but didn't because Otto chose his music instead of Becky).

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Trivia: When Lenny is on the phone with Homer about the donut shop going out of business, the donut Lenny is holding is the donut from the movie's promotional material. (00:23:30)

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Suggested correction: Just a coincidence. Lots of donuts look like that.

True enough, but how many donuts like that appear in the rest of the film?

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Trivia: The film was shipped to theaters under the fictional title "Yellow Harvest." This is a reference to "Blue Harvest," the fictional working title of Return of the Jedi.

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Trivia: One of the film's chief sponsors was Burger King. Several Burger King restaurants were rechristened "Krustyburger" during the film's run.

Trivia: The season 4 episode "Kamp Krusty" was originally going to be a film, but difficulties were encountered in writing a movie length script, at which point the movie plans were dropped in favor of a season premiere.


Trivia: The film premiered in Springfield, Vermont, which won the right to hold it through a Fox competition.


Trivia: The operatic version of "Spider-Pig" (which plays over Homer's epiphany scene, and again over the end credits) was released as a single in England and fell just shy of the Top 20.

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Trivia: In the ending credits, Julie Kavner is credited for playing Patty and Selma, even though the scene those characters appeared in was cut from the film and only appears on the DVD deleted scenes section. (01:14:40)

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Trivia: In the original script, Marge had the prophetic vision of the town's destruction. It was changed after the writers realised that the family ignoring Grandpa was more plausible.

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Trivia: Near the end of the credits, it says that the movie was "Filmed on location in Springfield, __________________.", thus keeping the state Springfield is in a mystery. (01:26:05)


Trivia: When the house falls apart as it drops into the sinkhole, the Olmec head can be seen in the garage.

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Trivia: During his cameo, Tom Hanks mentions that the U.S. has lost all its credibility and is borrowing some of his. In what can be considered another case of real life mirroring The Simpsons, Joe Biden recruited Tom Hanks in January 2022 to list off his achievements in his first year as President.


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Continuity mistake: When "Emperor" Moe appears in front of Marge, after she and the kids return, the two cartridge belts swung over Moe's shoulders switch from his left over the right, to his right over the left. (01:04:50)

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Question: In the scene, where Lenny informs Homer that they're giving away free donuts at the shop and that they're going very fast, why didn't Homer ask Lenny to save him some? If he did and Lenny agreed, Homer wouldn't have to hurry up nor dump silo in the lake, thus the dome situation could have been avoided.

Answer: Homer has been known not to make the smartest decisions, and the decisions he does make, he makes without fully thinking them through. Clearly he wanted to get some donuts as quickly as possible without thinking of any other ways, so he decided to ditch the silo in the lake as it would be the fastest way of getting it off his back, even if it's not the smartest. Also, putting that aside, he likely wanted his own pick of the donuts rather than have Lenny guess what he wanted.

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