The Simpsons

Dancin' Homer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Mr Burns and Smithers are standing outside Springfield Stadium, Mr Burns says to Smithers, "Put a little smile on his card" and Smithers is writing it down with a pencil in his left hand. When the Simpsons arrive in the next shot, the pencil has changed into another piece of paper.

Dancin' Homer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Bart says to Homer that he's on "Jumbo-Vision", the man behind Homer is drinking from a paper cup with a straw, but when we see Homer on the screen, the paper cup has disappeared.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: When Homer sits down at the breakfast table with Marge, there is nothing in Marge's cup. In the next shot, a spoon suddenly appears, and after a quick cut to Homer, we return to them both and the spoon has gone again.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: When the students have to practice square dancing in the gym, Lisa spots a male student and there is a red circle next to her on the floor where she is standing. When the teacher tells Lisa she has to dance with groundskeeper Willie, the circle has disappeared.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: When Lisa arrives home after her parents gave the boy a party, she parks her bicycle near the path. When Lisa sees the boy with make-up on his face in the next shot, the bicycle is on the grass.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: When Lisa and Tumi have finished their square dancing, there is nothing to the left of the basketball stand, but when Lisa and Tumi are talking in the next shot, three balls have appeared.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: When Homer and Marge are eating cake with Grampa, Grampa says "Barney's yours for nothing" and there is a spoon next to Homer's arm. In the next shot, the spoon is by Homer's plate, and in the shot after that, it is by Homer's arm again.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: When Homer reveals the murderer in the story, he is holding a card in his right hand. When Booth tells Homer he has given away the game, the card has disappeared.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: When Marge and Maggie check out their groceries at the supermarket, the cashier says that she requires a price check on Gramma Shortcut's Store Bought Bundt Cake. The position of the cake on the scanner changes between shots.

Pay Pal - S25-E21

Continuity mistake: In a full view of the checkout, when the cashier requires a price check on Gramma's Shortcut Store Bought Bundt Cake, you can see beside Marge there is a stand and there is a man with a beard and glasses behind it. When we see Marge in the next shot, the man is now standing behind her, and there is also a couple who weren't there previously.

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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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The Cartridge Family - S9-E5

TV Announcer: The Continental Soccer Association is coming to Springfield. It's all here: fast kicking, low scoring. And ties? You bet.
Bart: Hey Dad, how come you've never taken us to see a soccer game?
Homer: I don't know.
TV Announcer: You'll see all your favorite soccer stars. Like Arriaga, Arriaga II, Barriaga, Aruglia, and Pizzozza.
Homer: Oh, I've never heard of those people.
TV Announcer: And they'll all be signing autographs.
Homer: Woohoo!
TV Announcer: This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on Earth. Mexico or Portugal.

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Trivia: The only voice artists who regularly perform as only one character are Yeardley Smith as Lisa and Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel. Yeardley has also voiced different versions of Lisa (Lisa Jr. and Lisabella) in at least two other episodes.

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Tree House of Horror V - S6-E6

Question: Homer travels back in time and causes changes by what he does in the past, like stepping on a bug. I once saw a movie with the same basic plot: some people travel back in time and are told to be careful not to disturb anything, but when they return to their time everything has changed. In the end they discover it was because they stepped on a butterfly. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Answer: I'm not sure if this is the one you're thinking of, but an episode of "Ray Bradbury Theatre," called "A Sound of Thunder," dealt with a similar matter: a group of hunters travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs, only to find things have changed when they get back because someone stepped on a butterfly.


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