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!

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

hahahahaha never saw that! dark humor

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

When you're putting on headphones just to pretend that you're listening music and you can't hear others, or talk to them.

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Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

Not clothes, but UV protection...

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Not to be mean, but how many people celebrate christmas as Santa's coming rather than the birth of Christ?

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

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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Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

Animated slavery?

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Châu Trần
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3 years ago

'Cause they don't even try

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Michiel nospam
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3 years ago

he has a boner. duh.

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S Missions
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3 years ago

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

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Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

She has sticky fingers!

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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3 years ago

If I dont remember wrong the Millhouse are actually relathed

Andrew Smith
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3 years ago

Kirk & Luann van Houten are cousins i believe, hence same blue hair.

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Andrew Smith
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3 years ago

Dr Hibbert and his wife are both black. Does that make them look like brother and sister?

Flora Polvado
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3 years ago

I know, other than skin tone, they look nothing alike.

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Greg Hoggarth
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3 years ago

Apart from being black, Dr hibert and his wife don't really look like brother and sister - eyes, nose and chin are all different. Same ears, but all Simpson's characters have those ears. Same hair, but that's not unrealistic. So I think whoever made this is simply racist.

Pennyworth
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3 years ago

To be fair, the Hibberts don't look like they're related. Different sized facial features, different noses, different eye size AND shape, eyebrows, forehead sizes and wrinkles, neck sizes and even different curl to their hair. But yeah, "They look the same" right? #racistmuch?

Terry Ztyrant
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6 months ago

How exactly is that racist? Also, they do have similar features such as hair color, hair style, ear shape, eye color, and their protruding lips. And c’mon-they do look more like brother and sister than other couples. They don’t look as related as the other two couples, but they just wanted to add a third example to the meme. They’re black, but the meme isn’t automatically racist.

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Marcus Ruffner
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1 year ago

That is BS.

Slosh
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3 years ago

Cartoon Laws: You may only marry people with the same hair color, skin color and glasses(if you wear glasses).

Vic Demise
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3 years ago

The Hibberts don't look related.

Conrad Dominguez-Urban
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a Targarian thing...

Tailsdollmaker
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3 years ago

Uh-Huh. simpsons are weird.

Emilie Bådner
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3 years ago

In Braingames they showed us that people tend to get attracted to people looking similar to themselves

Daria B
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3 years ago

I must be an exception then. My husband is Asian, I'm Caucasian.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

A little disturbing. But then again, Jaime and Cersei, games of thrones...

Yazlinne Castillo
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7 months ago

Look more like gender swap

Lucy_thefox_piggy
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9 months ago

Well they might dyed there hair I think

Garth
Community Member
1 year ago

well people do try to get people that look like them

Cileah Johnson
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1 year ago

So true happens all the time.

Ms. Leviosa Turtle
Community Member
1 year ago

I see this all the time and I always get confused.

Joanne Bishop
Community Member
3 years ago

They must be from Alabama.

Joanne Bishop
Community Member
3 years ago

Must be from Alabama

Huib van Wees (hvwees)
Community Member
3 years ago

People are actually looking to find a partner that looks like them self....

Katie Jamberri Nails
Community Member
3 years ago

I think most of the time, this has more to do with making both parents look similar to their child, since the parents are usually created after their children.

Heather Cox
Community Member
3 years ago

I think the Dr. Hibert one is off. They don't necessarily look like each other, except for skin colour.

FreeBird
Community Member
3 years ago

Dreamworld knows, she married her uncle.

Hamlets twin
Community Member
3 years ago

People do tend to marry people with some characteristics like their relatives.

Beatriz Maldonado
Community Member
3 years ago

Luann and Kirk Van Houten are cousins, she's from Shellbyville.

Yugan Talovich
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3 years ago

Lots of married couples really do look more and more like easy other.

Ie Va
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3 years ago

They are just buying and doing same staff

Meurice Juan Pedro Fernandt
Community Member
3 years ago

I have a relationship. and everybody thought we were brother and sister.

Valentina Lattante
Community Member
3 years ago

well.... they might be Targaryen

Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
3 years ago

yeah, every black person looks like sibling of another black person :D

Mayank Devmurarjee
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3 years ago

sublimal imaging of incest. That's good

mulk
Community Member
3 years ago

like the Lannister!

Elizabeth Mitchell
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3 years ago

And notice the distinct lack of biracial couples......hmmmm

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

she has 7 toes

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Necrophilia much?

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

I really don't see any ears though...

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

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

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

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same scene without the tanga...haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahahhahaha

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Andrew Smith
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3 years ago

We're assuming it's chicken. Could be duck.....

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

and why a tanga? apes don't wear tanga's

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Michiel nospam
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3 years ago

I bet it's some quantum effect.

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

It is very stretchy!

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Emre
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3 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

She's not 1 year old.. she's 336 months old.

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mocochang
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3 years ago

* Unless you have already seen them on a dream

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

He's got a secret power plant in the lab.

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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3 years ago

With a towel... dont forget Your towel!

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Miloš Opačić
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3 years ago

yeah its called stockholm syndrome

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

It's not a fork it's a tiny trident xD

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Vali F.
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3 years ago

sweatty feet

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Jenn
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3 years ago

he secretly wants her there awwww

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

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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WhiteFox
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3 years ago

that moment XD

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

It's not a pokemon, it's family.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Yeah, but Bubbles made a rock so it beats scissors.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Maybe there are more giant turtles somewhere...they can't risk exposing their real true nature of giant turtles xD

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Benny Lava
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3 years ago

Is that from Courage the cowardly dog?

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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3 years ago

Rotfl

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Looks like Spidey it's a psychologist trying to settle the dispute between a wife and a husband who just can't get along anymore and they're trying to kill each other.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

perhaps because he is lazy?

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Giovanni Pipicella Luciana DiMari
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3 years ago

Carved... they are actually carved into the face

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Well, technically...those are flying fish, so...

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

They are magnetic.

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

Monsters are not phonies

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

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

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

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

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ABCD
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3 years ago

The new invisible see through shirt

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Trimming . Gotta keep it short and fuzzy.

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

If you can't beat them , join them.

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MrGosslet
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3 years ago

Power rangers.

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S Missions
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3 years ago

Well you'd have to see the mother... :)

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

It's kinda true though.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

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

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Childhood ruined. Can someone explain?

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Obesity is a real disease, you know?

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

Because they are made by ACME Industries

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Amir Ally
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3 years ago

I WOULD TOO!!!

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Mikleo
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3 years ago

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

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Marissa Toussaint
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3 years ago

Most be modified.

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Hallak65
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3 years ago

Mickey Mouse is a mutant human/mouse hibrid. HE IS WALLING ON HIS 2 LEGS!!! and holding the leash in his hand btw.

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ABCD
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3 years ago

Why?!

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

The title rimes a lot.