Best animated TV character mistakes of all time

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Dig Those Diglett - S1-E31

Character mistake: Brock states that the Diglett are plowing the ground and the Dugtrio are planting the trees, but the opposite is true (The Dugtrio are plowing, and the Diglett are planting).

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Transylvanian Homesick Blues - S2-E65

Character mistake: Ray says that it's the very first time they've dealt with vampires. In Season 2 Episode 25, "No One Comes To Lupusville", the Ghostbusters had to deal with both werewolves and vampires.

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Tenacle-vision/I Heart Dancing - S7-E8

Character mistake: In "I Heart Dancing", the lady at the Krusty Krab tells Spongebob the dancing audition is the next day. Later, Spongebob is practicing at Squidward's house for a whole night, and the next morning Squidward says they have one more day to practice, even though the audition should have been that day.

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Spring Break-Up - S3-E16

Character mistake: At one point in the show, Roger throws a bucket of water (in disguise as Scotch Bingeington) on Francine claiming "Wet T-Shirt Contest!" Francine looks disgusted when Roger states "Eh, give this one a four" to the guy judging the contest, then says to Francine "Don't feel bad, you've had three kids." Francine replies "I've had two." and Roger gasps and puts a consoling hand on Francine's shoulder. This is wrong because Francine has birthed four children. She previously gave birth to Bailey (Hayley's twin), and Greg and Terry's baby in Season 3 Episode 7 "Surro-Gate." (00:14:15)

Travis Love Benson
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Character mistake: Throughout the entire series, the Turtles are referred to, by others and by themselves, as amphibians. But turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. However they are amphibious, amphibious reptiles.

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Homer Badman - S6-E9

Character mistake: When Grandpa is putting up the American flag for Homer's public access show and Marge says the flag only has 49 stars, there are actually only 38: 8+7+8+7+8.

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It's Christmas in Canada - S7-E15

Character mistake: In the first scene, the Broslofskis are lighting their hanukiyah. It is the first night, and the lone non-shamash candle is on the far left side as they look at it. However, Hanukkah candles are placed in the hanukiyah starting from the right.

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Well Bargained and Done - S1-E2

Character mistake: Tybus says he has a lance of 5 mechs. In Battletech, a lance is 4 mechs. While a Clan star does have 5 mechs, Tybus is an Inner Sphere character.

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Cleveland's Angels - S1-E20

Character mistake: When Cleveland enters his house to look for money to repay the casino, he sees the College Fund jar and says "I can't do that to Ramona" but the step daughter's name is Roberta.

Lori Berg Larson
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Cows - S2-E2

Character mistake: The narrator says, "some trucks were left behind", but only 1 truck was left behind.

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Character mistake: Tai says "And it started to snow in the middle of July" but later you find out that it takes place on August first.

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Love Thy Trophy - S2-E5

Character mistake: At the end, Brian says, 'I guess some mysteries are better left unsolved' and everyone else murmurs their agreement, yet Bonnie is heard saying, 'Peter's got a point'. She should have said Brian.

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Jet - S1-E10

Character mistake: When Jet tells Katara and Aang to waterbend the water from underground in the geysers, Katara states that she has never waterbent on water she couldn't see before. However, six episodes prior to this, in 'The Warriors of Kyoshi', she waterbends the water out from Aang's lungs to save his life.

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Suggested correction: That was a moment of desperation on her part, and she probably doesn't think of it/think she can do it again without the same desperate impetus, Furthermore, the water in Aang was only a small amount and very close anyway.

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Can't Buy Me Math - S5-E11

Character mistake: The math test Tina gets a D on has #5 marked wrong. However it is correct. (Additionally it seems improbable she would actually get #3 and #4 wrong since she obviously understood the concept of how to do the problem and only had a problem with the division for some reason, and these questions didn't require division).

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King of the Ant Hill - S1-E11

Character mistake: In Episode 1.11, Hank says "McDonnell Douglas L-1011" when it is really Lockheed L-1011. McDonnell Douglas produced the DC-10, which was similar.

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Titans Together - S5-E12

Character mistake: Another identity mistake in the finale: When Beast Boy's team is initially subdued, we see honorary Titan Hot Spot standing amongst the villains even though he is a) a hero and b) is supposed to be frozen solid at that time.

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The Calculus Affair: Part 2 - S1-E13

Character mistake: After reaching the border, Snowy finds an umbrella and Tintin states that it is Calculus's umbrella. It isn't Calculus's umbrella - Calculus's umbrella has a brown handle, and this one has a grey handle. (00:42:25)

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Dooku Captured - S1-E11

Character mistake: When the ship crashes, Anakin says, "If you'd (you had) hit that second fighter..." But Obi Wan did hit it. He meant to say, "If you hadn't..."

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Timmy the Barbarian/No Substitute for Crazy - S5-E18

Character mistake: In 'No Substitute for Crazy", When Timmy and Sanjay are leaving the school after Mr. Crocker falls down the well, a few cats come up to them and he introduced an orange one as "Omar." Later, when Mrs. Sunshine is leaving after being substitute for a day, Sanjay has cats around him and comforts "Omar", except he says this to a red cat, not an orange cat.

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Cold Comfort - S3-E15

Character mistake: When the two security guards are arguing over whether heat or humidity is worse, one guard says "It's midnight, and it's still 97°." However, moments before that the same security guard checked the temperature on his computer and it indicated it was 85°.

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