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It's not like the producers of The Simpsons are obsessed with continuity – in fact they play it rather fast and loose with the timeline on the show.
But, when executive producer Matt Selman spotted a pretty big continuity blunder on Wednesday, he thought it worth sharing on Twitter.
"Maggie is in photo on wall behind Marge telling Homer she’s pregnant with Maggie," Selman wrote alongside a screen shot from episode 13 of the sixth season of The Simpsons.
Maggie is in photo on wall behind Marge telling Homer she’s pregnant with Maggie pic.twitter.com/uckWDl8qWp
— Matt Selman (@mattselman) September 5, 2018
Fellow Simpsons writer Al Jean was quick to respond to Selman's observation.
Simpsons fans chimed in and discussed who they felt was to blame.
Jean joked that the continuity blunder had led to mass firings on the show.
I hope you’re happy because we just fired SEVENTEEN people for that blunder. Fired. Through. Done.
— Al Jean (@AlJean) September 5, 2018
Other fans came up with theories as to what might be the reason for the mysterious Maggie photo.
No don’t! It’s obviously Lisa! Maggie just wears hand-me-downs!
— Tyler Brown (@tylerobrown) September 5, 2018
That's a secret baby they hid like they did with Hugo (Barts evil twin)! He needs to come back; That's my fav episode. pic.twitter.com/jcdqWZ1nXk
— Rawburt the Disney diva 🌹 (@Rawburtmartinez) September 6, 2018
Other observant fans pointed out that the exact same thing had actually happened before on the show.
I also noticed that. Plus you can see a photo of Lisa on the staircase when Homer is running upstairs after Marge says she's pregnant with her lol
— Strain40Q New Cinema Labyrinth (@Strain42) September 5, 2018
And of course, a fan had the perfect Simpsons reference for the moment.
But honestly, over the course of 30 seasons, there's bound to be a few slip ups.