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The Japanese that Bart and Homer speak are accurate to the subtitles. The Japanese for "D'oh!" (Shimatta baka ni!) loosely translates to "Damn it all!"
When they are over the volcano, Marge's shoe is shown falling off; but when they are emptied out of the volcano, it shows Marge with both her shoes and Homer is missing one.
When Homer makes the crane, all markings on the bill disappear.
When the Simpsons go shopping at the 33-Cent Store, one of the cases of Cool Ranch Soda says "Cool Panch Soda" when the camera panned across the aisles.
Stephen Hawking tells Homer that he is intrigued by his theory of a "donut-shaped universe". Some years later, cosmologists actually began to favor a donut-shaped (or toroidal) universe.
When Lisa is typing her angry letter to Springfield, her arm disappears in the mirror whenever she reaches up to reset the typewriter.
The plot for this episode appears on a collector card in level 4 of The Simpsons: Hit & Run video game.
They say the winner will be sent "straight to Maui" but the beach they show is in Honalulu. (Diamonhead is in the background)
Martin should be in Mensa as he has an IQ of 216
Although he skipped town earlier, a man closely resembling Mayor Quimby is seen with two women at the dog track.
The shadow under Hawking's wheelchair rotates at the wrong time.
The constellation Mensa IS visible from the Northern Hemisphere, but only if you are within a few degrees of the equator (despite what Lisa says).
Lisa has a typewriter in this episode, but in "Guess Who's Coming To Criticize Dinner", she had a desktop computer and in "A Tale of Two Springfields" she had a laptop computer.
In both 'I Love Lisa' and 'Who Shot Mr Burns Part 1', Willie has claimed that his father is dead. Apparently, he was hung for stealing a pig, and his body was thrown in 'the bog'. However, in this episode he is seen, alive and well!
When grandpa is defending Bart his last words are said underwater- but when the scene changes- the ship is still on the water.
This is one of three title puns on Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea; the two other are "The Old Man and the Lisa" and "The Old Man and the Key."
When the person changes the "Lap Dancing" sign to "Lapland Dancing" the letters L-A-P are still there but they moved to the side.
At dinner time after Bart's first day at the Retirement Castle, you can see the house at night time. But, when Homer answers the door for the delivery guy, it is clearly daytime.
The sizes of springs are very inconsistent
When Grampa talks at the very end, his mouth doesn't move.
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