The Simpsons

The Trouble With Trillions - S9-E20

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.

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This Little Wiggy - S9-E18

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.

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Last Exit to Springfield - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When the dentist shows Ralph the Big Book of British Smiles, he first shows him a picture of Sherlock Holmes with horrid teeth and all of his teeth are there. When Ralph starts getting terrified of it, it shows the same picture, but this time one of his teeth on the bottom right hand corner of his mouth is missing.

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Bart Gets an Elephant - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: Immediately after being chained to a tree, Stampy crushes several objects (a lawnmower, a bike, a doghouse, and a trash can). In the very next shot, which comes after a commercial break, all of these objects are in fine shape. Then the shot changes again and we see them destroyed once again. (00:09:30)

The Crepes of Wrath - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Agnes meets Bart and his friend, it cuts to Skinner, then to Bart's group and quickly back to Skinner. When it goes to Bart's group (before Skinner) Lewis is yellow like the rest, in all other scenes he is black.

Bart to the Future - S11-E17

Continuity mistake: Just before Lisa's Presidential "refund adjustment" speech she pushes Bart's tape player off the desk and we can hear it smash off screen. Later in the episode when Lisa agrees to legalise it, he starts playing the same player.

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Bart After Dark - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: During The Town hall scene, Ruth Powers (the woman with the red bandana) is seen with blondish hair in two shots. All other shots of her during this scene shows her with her usual brown hair.

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Continuity mistake: When the women of the neighbourhood throw Marge a baby shower because she's pregnant with Maggie, Ruth Powers is one of the ladies there. Ruth only met Marge when she moved to Springfield with her daughter in "New Kid on the Block" (Maggie was already born in the episode).

Krusty Gets Busted - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When the robbery happens, Homer steps on the robber's feet, and we can tell he has large shoes. When they show video of the robbery on the news, the robber has regular shoes. During the hearing, they watch the video again. His shoes are back to long again.

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King-Size Homer - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: When Homer says he's going to the cinema, we see his drinking bird working in front of the computer. It makes a key press on the lower right of the keyboard, however on the following close up shot of the bird pressing the Y key it is a standard qwerty keyboard layout.

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The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson - S9-E1

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.

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Bart the Genius - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the teacher is looking out of the window, Bart has his paper in front of him on the desk. The paper disappears in the next shot, but reappears when Bart takes Martin's paper off the table and puts it on his desk. (00:06:10)

Tree House of Horror V - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: In "Nightmare Cafeteria", a teacher walks into the classroom and sees Bart sitting at his desk facing backwards. At this point, you can see the lockers behind the teacher are white, but in the next shot they are blue.

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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 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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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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