The Simpsons

Bart Gets An F - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Bart first writes 'Treasure Island' on the board he has written it on two lines, the 'Treasure' is above the 'Island'. But after a couple of shots we see the blackboard again and the two words are next to each other.

domwhit23

Correction: The word "Treasure" is written above "Island" in all shots of the blackboard.

Super Grover Premium member
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The Parent Rap - S13-E2

Corrected entry: When Judge Harm snaps her flashlight in half it's still lit.

Correction: Her flashlight turns off as soon as she breaks it in half. It does not stay lit.

Nikolai
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Barting Over - S14-E11

Corrected entry: When Lisa mocks Bart in French, she sings, "Vous ĂȘtes Baby Stinkbreath." However, "Vous ĂȘtes" is the formal construction. A person would not use this when speaking to his or her brother, especially when deliberately being disrespectful towards him. "Tu es," the informal form, would be more appropriate

DavidK93

Correction: Lisa may still be learning, and it's an easy mistake to make.

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Correction: She's 8 years old. A child making mistakes is not uncommon.

Ssiscool Premium member

She is shown to have superior intellect.

Even the smartest people make mistakes. Neil deGrasse Tyson said it wouldn't be possible for BB-8 in The Force Awakens to rove over sand and chalked it up to a visual effect, only for the filmmakers to prove to him that it was not a visual effect.

Phaneron Premium member

Bart the Murderer - S3-E4

Corrected entry: At recess, Bart splits his pants in front of the girls. This split isn't visible in any other part of the episode. (00:02:35)

Yoshi

Correction: This episode takes place over multiple days so he could have changed his pants at the start of each day.

moviefan2345
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Trilogy of Error - S12-E18

Corrected entry: In the scene where Homer is in the bathroom, Marge yells to Homer for breakfast. We see him running naked without a towel but by the time Homer, Bart, and Lisa get to the breakfast table, Homer is wearing his usual shirt and trousers.

Correction: We only see him running naked out of the bathroom, nothing else. So he ran in to their bedroom, got his clothes on, and ran downstairs. No mistake.

Andreas[DK]
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But Homer arrives at same time as Bart and Lisa.

Ssiscool Premium member

So?

The Good, the Sad and the Drugly - S20-E17

Corrected entry: When Willy is knocked out by the falling letters, there are 3 Ns that fall sideways next to his head, making it appear as if he was sleeping. There are only 2 Ns in "Springfield Elementary School."

Correction: If you look closer at the N nearest Willie's head, it is actually the "M" from "Elementary" with a piece missing.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: In the opening, Homer tosses out the uranium stuck on his shirt. It bounces once, and disappears mid bounce.

Movie Nut

Correction: It disappears as Bart swings round the lamppost. There is nothing to say he didn't hit it with his skateboard, which would send it flying in another direction, thus making it seem like it has vanished.

Ssiscool Premium member
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Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: For season 1, in the introduction Lisa narrowly misses Homer on her bike, then lets it roll into the garage. If you look closely, you can see the bike disappear before the screen moves.

Correction: The bike doesn't disappear - it rolls to the left hand side of the garage out of sight.

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Holidays of Future Passed - S23-E9

Corrected entry: When Carl and Lenny are talking about the brain switching ceremony in Moe's Bar they speak with each others voices. For this to happen they would have to have switched vocal chords too.

Correction: This is speculation at best, not a mistake, since there's never been a brain switch to prove this. Plus, the vocal chord is controlled by muscles to change speech, and the muscles are controlled by the brain. This is why people can impersonate other people's voice (or at least change their own voice).

Bishop73
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Hurricane Neddy - S8-E8

Corrected entry: On the family tombstones, Maude's tombstone reads 'Mod Flanders'.

Correction: The tombstones say "Maude, Rod, Todd, and Ned". It doesn't say Mod on any tombstones.

AAL117
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The War of Art - S25-E15

Corrected entry: When Lisa is researching artist Johan Oldenveldt, it says he was born 6 May, 1942 and died 38 years earlier on 5 December, 1904. (00:06:50)

Correction: The article she looks at shows his lifespan as 6 May 1859 - 5 December 1932.

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Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode, King Henry VIII executed five of his six wives. In real life, Henry only executed two, Anne Boleyn (his second wife)and Katherine Howard (his fifth wife).

Correction: The premise of this episode is that without books in the library, Marge is telling the kids the history stories. Marge either was just taught incorrectly or she doesn't know and made up a number that sounded reasonable.

Bishop73
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Margical History Tour - S15-E11

Corrected entry: Jane Seymour is shown being beheaded. She actually died a couple weeks after giving birth to her son, Edward, from complications arising from the birth. (00:06:00)

jle

Correction: The premise of this episode is that without books in the library, Marge tells the kids the history stories from her own recollection. Either Marge didn't know better or changed it, because a beheading makes a better story than just having complications.

Bishop73
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Lisa Gets an A - S10-E7

Corrected entry: Homer's pet lobster, "Pinchy" is red. However, lobsters aren't red until you cook them. When they are alive they are brownish/black.

Correction: Pinchy is a darkish, almost brown color, and only bright red when cooked (of course the Simpsons also depict people as being yellow).

Bishop73
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The Kid Is All Right - S25-E6

Corrected entry: Lisa is singing "One (Is the Loneliest Number)" and looks up the composer to find out that he "died of a heart attack suffered on Valentine's Day." Although Harry Nilsson DID suffer a massive heart attack on 14 Feb 1993, he didn't die of heart disease until 15 Jan 1994.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Correction: Lisa's search said 'Harry Nilsson - Died of massive heart attack SUFFERED on Valentine's Day'. The operative word here is 'suffered'; so what that means is Nilsson died (eventually) of a heart attack that began on the 14th of February the year before. It's tricky semantics, yes but it's correct. It would've been a mistake if he'd said 'died of massive heart attack on Valentine's Day'.

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The Frying Game - S13-E21

Corrected entry: When Homer and Marge find Mrs. Bellamy's body, the body is shown to be neatly placed on the ground with Bellamy lying on her back. Homer then lifts up the body and it is shown that there is a pair of scissors stuck in her back. If scissors were stabbed in her back, then this means it wouldn't be possible for the body to be neatly placed on the floor lying on her back, as the scissors would cause the body to push upwards. (00:09:50)

Casual Person

Correction: Since the murder was revealed as a hoax at the end of the episode, the scissors were probably fake as well.

zendaddy621
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Flaming Moe - S22-E11

Corrected entry: In the shot of Smithers, right after Moe says "Your queen is back", Smithers' eyebrows overlap his glasses, and you can see the outline of his glasses on his eyebrows.

Nikolai

Correction: After multiple viewings, I think his eyebrows go under his glasses, but just give the illusion of his eyebrows going over his glasses.

Nikolai
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Stark Raving Dad - S3-E1

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the episode, Bart is talking about being 10 years old even though his 10th birthday is in the episode "Radio Bart" later in the season.

sam145

Correction: Bart has been 10 since the first episode. Since the Simpsons don't age, every birthday of Bart's is his 10th birthday. Homer is the only one that seems to age.

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

Corrected entry: The Simpsons don't only have one car. Why doesn't Homer drive the red station wagon that appears in almost every episode, instead of using a scooter?

Nikolai

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. Perhaps Marge was using it or it could have been in the shop. Or maybe Homer was simply too stupid to realize another car was available to him.

Phaneron Premium member
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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - S7-E1

Corrected entry: When Smithers realises that he shot Jasper, instead of Mr. Burns, he mentions that he left the meeting early in order to watch Pardon My Zinger. However, in the previous episode, you see him walk out of the meeting with everyone else, very slowly. (00:06:25)

Correction: True, however, everyone stopped walking after exiting the meeting and Smithers continued to walk, so he did leave before anyone else did. He said he left the meeting early probably because he was delirious and couldn't remember it correctly.

Casual Person
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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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Question: Chief Wiggum says that Space Invaders was an addictive video game, and Groundskeeper Willie says, "Video game?" I don't understand why he is so shocked. Could someone help please?

Answer: Willy referred to an encounter he believed he had with actual aliens, while Wiggum thought he was referring to the arcade game.

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