I don’t expect children’s entertainment to be totally bulletproof when it comes to logic problems. I mean, I have used some pretty specious reasoning when it comes to simply justifying many of my life choices, so it seems unfair to hold cartoons to a standard I don’t even keep when I’m trying to explain my terrible work ethic. But some logic holes are just too gaping to be able to brush aside. I DEMAND ANSWERS, DAMMIT! So, with that, and after considerable research, here are 7 Cartoons With Giant Logic Holes:
I know that the comic books have the exact same problem, but how is it at all possible to gain some of the mutant powers we’re presented with from a genetic mutation? Exactly what DNA sequence would be required to give someone the power to control the weather? Also, instead of using their powers to pound on each other, wouldn’t it be more productive if mutants got together and just solved all problems everywhere?
Sonic the Hedgehog
Certainly not the only one with this problem, but why do some of the characters have completely random accents? The coyote is French, the bunny is southern, are we to believe that this show takes place on Earth in a nightmarish future where anthropomorphic animals walk the earth and are constantly under threat of being turned into robots? Because if so… SIGN ME UP!
Anything with Goofy
I know I’m not the first person to point this out, but Goofy is a dog. He walks around, talks, generally acts like a moron. Pluto is ALSO a dog. He runs around on all fours, chases balls, and acts the way dogs do. THEY ARE BOTH DOGS. Does this mean there are separate categories for every animal, some being like the animals we know in our world, and the rest essentially being human but in an animal’s body (though that doesn’t explain why Donald Duck doesn’t wear pants…)
Alvin And The Chipmunks
If you’re expecting more complaints about not having consistent rules about which animals are anthropomorphic and which aren’t don’t worry. I have a beef with a specific episode of AatC; “Cookie Chomper III”. This is the episode where the chipmunks get a pet kitten, they very quickly grow to love it, and then IT IS KILLED BY A SPEEDING CAR. The Chipmunks all proceed to have existential crisis’ as they learn that, inevitably, we all just rot in the ground. My logical issue with this episode is that someone sat around thinking “It only makes logical sense that children learn about death from Alvin and the Chipmunks. And they learn math from Dragon Ball Z, and about sex from The Transformers!” And then that man was taken to jail.
They are all ducks. Ducks can fly. So why, then, is Launchpad McQuack necessary? Why are they ducks if they can’t fly? You could literally make them an animal, and the show would not change, because they have none of the traits of ducks other than appearance-stuff.
WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS?! Why do some come with essentially weapons, why don’t others? Could you just give your Pokemon a gun? Exactly how smart are they? I need rules here, people!
Nothing can care THAT much.
Why can’t I just look back and enjoy things? Let us know in the comments!