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"The Simpsons" Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (TV Episode 1989) Poster

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Jump to: Character error (1) | Continuity (13) | Factual errors (1) | Revealing mistakes (5)

Character error 

In Sherri and Terri's first appearance, their outfits are blue instead of purple.
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Continuity 

When Marge tells Homer that the Christmas money is gone, he is standing in front of the kitchen. But when the camera cuts to Marge, she is the one standing in front of the kitchen.
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When Millhouse, Bart and Lewis are talking about the fake Santa, Millhouse's eyebrows go from blue to black to blue again.
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When Marge tells Homer to close his eyes as she takes out the money jar, her necklace is red. When she takes it out of her hair in the next shot, the necklace is white.
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At Moe's, Homer's bottle of beer vanishes when Barney tells Homer about his part time job as a Santa at the mall.
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Lewis changes skin color from dark to light, when Milhouse dares Bart to sit on Santa's lap.
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Lewis changes from black to yellow when Milhouse dares Bart to pull Santa's beard off.
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While having breakfast, all of the Simpsons' glasses of orange juice keep disappearing and reappearing throughout the scene.
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Marge comes through the door and you see that she has come from a room with a piano in it. It has a music book on it. But when the shot changes so we see Marge turn the jar upside down, the music book has disappeared.
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When Marge reveals the Christmas money from her hair, her necklace changes from red to white.
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Homer's bottle of beer vanishes when Barney tells Homer about his part time job as a Santa at the mall.
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At the racetrack, there are only 6 traps for the dogs to run from, yet there are eight dogs (Santa's Little Helper is number 8)
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Barney has blond hair, which changed to its current color in later seasons.
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Marge clearly states that Snowball II was bought, while in The Simpsons: Lisa's Substitute from season two, it's stated that Snowball II was a kitten the original Snowball had.
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Factual errors 

The copyright date is given as 1990, yet this episode aired in 1989.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Homer walks out Circus of Values with his purchases, he bumps into Flanders, and all the presents scatter everywhere. Watch out for a red present with a green bow that goes flying near the left hand side of the screen. As soon as it hits the ground it turns into a pink box with a white bow wrapped around it, with no shot changes.
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When Marge is talking on the phone to her sister in the beginning, when she goes to hang up the cord completely disappears from the receiver
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When Bart and Homer return with Santa's Little Helper, a single frame of Maggie sliding off Marge's lap was misplaced.
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When Marge thanks Homer for Santa's Little Helper, during one of Homer's lines, the background behind Marge and Homer appears upside down.
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When Skinner steps up to the podium after the first graders sing, he is not drawn to scale, appearing as tall as the children behind him.
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