Best animated TV mistakes of all time

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Underage Peter - S14-E14

Plot hole: They're in the Clam complaining that they can't drink when they make the revelation that Brian can because he's technically 56. But Quagmire should be able to drink, as in a much earlier episode, he's revealed to be over 60.

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So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd - S1-E47

Continuity mistake: When Team Rocket takes off in the boat, it sinks. Their pokeballs float away, and Jessie says "Arbok and Lickitung are floating away!" But she doesn't catch Lickitung until Princess versus Princess (Season 1, Episode 52).

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Girl Trouble / School Dance - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Besides the fact that when Helga is sharpening her pencil, the desk arrangement changes, one of the students visible when she looks at Arnold is...Helga.

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Continuity mistake: This is a mistake for the introduction from seasons 2-20 (1991-2009). When Homer screams, he turns round. You see this in a wide shot. There are no boxes to the right of the door in the garage. However, two just appear out of thin air when he runs through the garage. (00:01:50)

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Rebirth - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: As the power builds up in Bender, his left eye pops out, making him a cyclops, subsequently being eaten by the Cyclops eater. After the monster dies, Bender comes out, and has two eyes in the long shot, but puts his left eye back in the close up.

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SpongeBob Meets the Strangler / Pranks a Lot - S3-E20

Plot hole: In "Pranks A Lot", Patrick and SpongeBob scare Sandy. When Sandy runs, gets into her rocket and flies away. When she moved bubbles appeared meaning there's water in her tree house. There's no water in there in other episodes because she's a land animal and breathes air.

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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)

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The Crab with the Golden Claws: Part 2 - S1-E2

Other mistake: At the end, the newspaper with Tintin and Captain Haddock in is an obviously flipped shot. (00:43:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the movie "Channel Chasers," when Timmy and Vicky go into Maho Mushi, Timmy gets a piece of his hat sliced off and Vicky gets the tip of her ponytail sliced off. But in the next shot, they're both back to normal.

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Over Logging - S12-E6

Factual error: Kyle says he has to log on before school. The next shot shows "Monday 8 days later." 8 days before is a Sunday. (00:04:45)

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Toad Warriors - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Mario, Toad and Luigi are driving to the rebel fort, the seatbelts they are wearing disappear for most of the scene. (00:17:30 - 00:18:40)

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Mr. Stenchy - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The second time that Jumba shoots Gantu with the orange string that wraps him up, the highest it gets is his shoulders, however, when Gantu falls to the floor, the string is now in three ringlets above his forehead.

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The Twin Factor - S1-E17

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.

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Ben 10 (2005)

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, episode 10 "Ben 10 vs. The Negative 10, Part 2": When the Forever King makes his announcement "Nothing will stop this little home-coming", he stands outside the Mount Rushmore base on bare soil. But in the scene where Max reviews the recording of this speech, all of a sudden we find the Forever King standing on a neatly tiled floor.

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Dude, We're Gettin' the Band Back Together! (Part 1 & 2) - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: During the song at the end, there is a zoomed out shot of the entire crowd. You can see Phineas and Candace both screaming with their hands in the air, their eyes closed, and Phineas is not holding a camera. When the camera instantly cuts to a close up of them, both of them have their mouths closed, their hands down, their eyes open, and Phineas is holding a camera.

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Never Ape and Ape Man - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Scooby finds a clump of ape hair stuck in the wine cask. It cuts to the gang, then back to the cask as they walk up and suddenly the clump of hair is twice as thick. (00:16:45)

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Bad Tina - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: The pillow disappears and reappears between shots while Gene is on the bed. Interestingly, the wrinkles his feet make in the pillow can still be seen floating in midair in the shot where the pillow itself is missing.

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Avatar Day - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When the village leader switches the wheel of punishment to Community Service, it is on the space next to Boiled in Oil. However, all of the other shots of the wheel have another section in between these two.

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Naruto (2002)

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Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes? - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Naruto and Sasuke accidentally kiss, Naruto's whiskers are gone.

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How Long Is Forever? - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Raven telekinetically reassembles the broken chime bead necklace, it has about nine beads and is rather tight, but before and after that the necklaces feature about 13 or 14 beads and are wide enough to fit around the others' necks.

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Clash!! Sonic VS Knuckles - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: Right at the end of the episode, when Amy is telling Knuckles he should apologize, Amy has two right hands.

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Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lisa's uncle shows her her grand-father's picture, it changes from one shot to another.

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Chapter 1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Anakin prepares for take-off, C-3PO and R2 can be seen standing right by his fighter. But as he takes off, they can suddenly be seen standing by Padmé - several floors above.

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Cleveland's Angels - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: Kendra is dealt a Queen of clubs and a red seven of diamonds. When the four of clubs has been dealt, the other cards are now a black seven of diamonds and a Jack of hearts. (00:16:50 - 00:17:40)

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Sonic Rainboom - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: Fluttershy's neck disappears after she says, "I don't know if I can cheer enough to help her".

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It's Not Easy Being Green - S5-E16

Factual error: Boomhauer's car, Ms. Sally, has a Texas flag license plate on it. These plates were not issued until 1992, but Ms. Sally was driven into the quarry in the late 70's or early 80's.

Jason Sieberg
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Showdown: Part 2 - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: After their victory, the Turtles are celebrating and partying. Just before the episode ends, Leonardo is dancing on a white mat and doing the moon walk. It cuts to a higher angle and suddenly the white mat vanishes.

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Archer (2009)

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Archer Vice: Southbound and Down - S5-E5

Factual error: When the bikers are chasing the bus, one of them crashes into the "Now Leaving Texarkana" sign. However, shortly before this, we see Cyril crashing into the sign reading "Austin. 105 miles." Texarkana is almost 350 miles from Austin.

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For Lunch - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the class is in Arnold's esophagus, Tim says something, then it cuts back to Ms. Frizzle. Arnold is sitting in the back seat of the bus.

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Special Funnel - S4-E11

Visible crew/equipment: As Peter Sam passes Skarloey and Rheneas, a camera shadow is seen.

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