According to animator Art Babbitt, "Animation follows the laws of physics—unless it is funnier otherwise." The idea that cartoons behave differently compared to the real world (but not randomly) is almost as old as animation itself. For example, Walt Disney already talked about this "the plausible impossible" cartoon logic in 1956. And when you think about it, the popular cartoons would lose half of their charm if their characters started acting just the same as us. Our sometimes dull reality is what we're trying to escape watching the funny cartoons, after all.

Bored Panda has collected some of the most ridiculous examples of cartoon plot holes to highlight how the world of cartoon characters differs from the real one, and it couldn't be any funnier. From the fingerless Powerpuff Girl Blossom eating with chopsticks to Tom and Jerry hanging out naked all day but wearing clothes at the beach - these characters clearly aren't governed by the laws of science or the norms of any rational plot twists. Scroll down to witness severe cases of cartoon logic that make perfect (non)sense and vote for the most facepalm-y ones!

#1

A Portrait Of Dear Father

A Portrait Of Dear Father

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#2

Earphones Logic

Earphones Logic

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S Missions
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a bone conduction headphone, what is wrong with that?

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#3

Naked vs. Clothed

Naked vs. Clothed

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#4

Christmas Before Christmas

Christmas Before Christmas

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Andrew Smith
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also before the invention of Coca-Cola which is where the red santa hat comes from.

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#5

Finding Love

Finding Love

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coffee zombie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm familiar with this story but mine went round putting something else that's not a shoe on every girl

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#6

Different Kinds Of Dogs

Different Kinds Of Dogs

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#7

Cell Bars

Cell Bars

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Setting boundaries can make a big difference with Little People. Even Charlie knows all about this. ;D

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#9

Fear Of Mice

Fear Of Mice

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S Missions
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nothing wrong with that, we are human, but we are afraid of some humans :)

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#10

Fingerless Hands

Fingerless Hands

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coffee zombie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She can fly so let's call this one of her powers too.

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#11

Cartoon Married Couples

Cartoon Married Couples

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Snow White Logic

Snow White Logic

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#14

Well, Crabs Don't Have Ears

Well, Crabs Don't Have Ears

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#15

Hair-Shaped Skull

Hair-Shaped Skull

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know about hair, but I know that their left legs have floating toes bones.

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#16

Preferable Accent

Preferable Accent

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The Cappy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, he has a gorilla accent. It just sounds similar.

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#17

Forms Of Cannibalism

Forms Of Cannibalism

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Cip IESAN
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If we consider ducks size, they are eating a hummingbird.

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#18

Who Taught Him That?

Who Taught Him That?

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#19

Underwater Physics

Underwater Physics

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#20

Phineas And Ferb Logic

Phineas And Ferb Logic

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#21

The Rules Of Gravity

The Rules Of Gravity

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Emre
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

come ooon that was the funniest part of tom&jerry :D

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#22

The Simpsons Logic

The Simpsons Logic

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#23

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

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mocochang
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

* Unless you have already seen them on a dream

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#24

Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter's Laboratory

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#25

Spongebob Squarepants Logic

Spongebob Squarepants Logic

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We've seen dogs walking dogs...It doesn't matter who you are, you always gotta do your chores.

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#26

Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome

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#27

Trident vs. Fork

Trident vs. Fork

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#29

Dexter's Laboratory

Dexter's Laboratory

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#30

Show White Logic

Show White Logic

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd make a misoginism joke about women, but mama will make me swoop the entire house before even thinking about it.

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#31

Caught Off Guard

Caught Off Guard

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Jilltdcatlady
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To be honest I still don' t want my mom barging in while I'm in the shower.... in my 40s.

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#32

Pokemon Logic

Pokemon Logic

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#33

A Subtle Joke

A Subtle Joke

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#34

Camouflage Fail

Camouflage Fail

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Steffi Eff
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's not for disguise - but to keep them apart. just sayin' :)

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#35

Cartoon Logic Fail

Cartoon Logic Fail

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#36

Dora The Explorer

Dora The Explorer

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S Missions
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm the same way. I'm only bilingual, but there's something that prevents me from seeing things I'm looking for. If I'm looking for something and it's next to me, I literally can't see it. I have to walk away and do something else. When I come back it will be there.

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#37

Powerpuff Girls Logic

Powerpuff Girls Logic

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because they'll make the "whoshhh" or the "neuuuu" sound.

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#38

Failed Spiderman Logic

Failed Spiderman Logic

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James Floyd
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To be fair they don't really look like their heart is in the whole "villain" thing

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#39

A Bird Pilot

A Bird Pilot

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We're driving to the gym so we can run on the threadmill...

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#40

Glued-On Glasses

Glued-On Glasses

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#41

Aquaman Logic

Aquaman Logic

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#42

Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants

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#43

Scooby Doo Logic

Scooby Doo Logic

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#44

The Little Mermaid Challenge

The Little Mermaid Challenge

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's like the cartoon version of the obsessed girlfriend meme.

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#45

Family Guy Logic

Family Guy Logic

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ADHORTATOR
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the existence of Jesus does not proof the existence of God :-)

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#46

Forever Tanned

Forever Tanned

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#47

Bugs Bunny Logic

Bugs Bunny Logic

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#48

Lion King

Lion King

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because rhinos are just an outer shell filled with air. Come on, everyone knows that!

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#49

Beauty And The Beast Logic

Beauty And The Beast Logic

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RaroaRaroa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably went crazy in the loneliness of captivity.

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#50

Pokemon Logic

Pokemon Logic

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mocochang
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The best part is that they actually took care to make bulbasaur use his vine whips to hold on to butterfree, but completely let the zubat and squirtle issue slip...

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#51

Family Relations

Family Relations

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#52

Tom And Jerry Logic

Tom And Jerry Logic

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#53

The Louder The Better

The Louder The Better

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can scream and shout after i hit the furniture with my toe, and the pain goes away faster.

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#54

Pinocchio Logic

Pinocchio Logic

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Jerie Ragsac
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He didnt drown, he got unconcious. He was trashed by a whale and got into a coma.

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#55

Cartoon Horse

Cartoon Horse

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#56

Portable Portals

Portable Portals

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#57

Little Mermaid Logic

Little Mermaid Logic

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#58

Gloves vs. Shoes

Gloves vs. Shoes

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Mikleo
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At the time she got the gloves, her powers were too weak.

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#59

Family Guy Logic

Family Guy Logic

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