Best animated TV mistakes of all time
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Plot hole: When the invisible Spongebob and Patrick scare Sandy, they are using a sheet to appear as "ghosts". However, the form of the sheet reveals that they don't have their helmet bowls on. How could they survive in the treedome that time? They sounded fine, not dehydrated.
Continuity mistake: Just before Peter enters the tunnel in his new car, the white line in the middle of the road is blotchy and not continuous. When the shot changes to Peter's POV, the line has completely disappeared. The next shot which shows the car side on, there is now a straight white line on the road.
Plot hole: In the previous episode, "Dooku Captured," we see the pirates drug the Jedis' drinks, but we then see them swap their mugs with the ones next to them. We even see those pirates passed out as the camera pulls back, just before the credits. How then are Obi Wan and Anakin captured at the opening of this episode if they changed drinks? Obi Wan even says, "We were drugged."
Continuity mistake: When Kim and Shego stop chasing Ron back in Drakken's lab Shego is wearing a purple apron, then the camera moves away Shego and Kim then comes back and Shego is not wearing a purple apron, then the camera moves away again and then comes back to her and now she is wearing the apron.
Continuity mistake: Ash suddenly has a Charmander, but his original Charmander evolved all the way to Charizard a long time ago, and we never see him get another Charmander. He couldn't have gotten another one, as we see each and every single pokemon that he catches within the show. Even in the Japanese-only episodes, he catches a bunch of Tauros, which Oak mentions when he returns to the lab.
Continuity mistake: In the episode 'One Good Scare Ought To Do It', when Phineas is carried into the air inside the haunted house, there is an aerial shot showing the Fireside Girls and Isabella, who is wearing a yellow sash like the other scouts as she shouts, "Phineas!" There are two problems here. First, Isabella wasn't wearing the sash before at the haunted house, until this particular shot. Also, between the shots before Phineas falls, her sash disappears, reappears and then disappears again. It reappears after Phineas falls, and Isabella says, "Quick, everyone! Sashes!"
Continuity mistake: Robin is chasing Red X. Red X throws a net of some kind onto Robin, then Robin says, "I'm fine. Get X. Go." and points toward Red X. Later, we find out that this was actually a hologram of Robin, when Starfire accidentally activates it again. However, this time, the hologram of Robin does not point after his dialogue.
Continuity mistake: In the episode we see the door to the boiler room (where Peggy's computer is) the door opens outwards into the hallway. Later in the episode she comes in to the room to check on some of her printings she was doing overnight. In this scene she opens it inwards. This wouldn't be possible as the door has a knob meaning it wouldn't be a two-way door.
Continuity mistake: When Marrianne calls Harold to the table, the plant in the middle disappears as they climb on top of it.
Continuity mistake: When King Chalatan freezes Edgar, Edgar's crown falls off onto the floor. After the guard asks "But sire, what of the prince?" the frozen Edgar is shown wearing his crown. But when Megan is singing and goes over to Edgar, Edgar's crown is back on the floor. In a similar mistake, when King Chalatan is crying and his tears fall on Edgar, Edgar is wearing his crown but it is not frozen. In the next shot, Edgar's still wearing his crown, but this time it's frozen.