History AnachronismStew / WesternAnimation

10th Apr '17 8:04:49 PM Anicomicgeek
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Despite ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' showing the world with otherwise modern vehicles, clothes, and technology, the [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops NYPD]] is shown as wearing 1960s-1970s style uniforms.
12th Mar '17 12:44:45 AM Nulono
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** {{Handwaved}} in the comics, which explain that a lot of Equestria's technology was taken from parallel universes.
8th Sep '16 7:31:48 AM Gatordragon24
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The setting of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' is Medieval overall, but it has fast food joints, robots, a couple of episodes involve vlogs, and there are spectacles that make people talk like radio [=DJs=]. Played for comedic effect in the case of the last one (which also mentions barbecues).
--> '''Hooded Lady''': "I've gotta be ready in time for my drive-time show! I got traffic and weather on the 8, buddy!"
--> '''Prohyas''': "I HAVE NO FRAME OF REFERENCE FOR ANY OF THIS!!"
7th Sep '16 9:37:28 PM Premonition45
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Parodied when the family watches ''The Poke of Zorro'' in which Franchise/{{Zorro}} fights Literature/TheThreeMusketeers and Film/TheManInTheIronMask before challenging Literature/TheScarletPimpernel [[GloveSlap to a duel]]. When the Pimpernel [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys runs away]], KingArthur crowns Zorro the King of England.

to:

** Parodied in "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" when the family watches ''The Poke of Zorro'' in which Franchise/{{Zorro}} fights Literature/TheThreeMusketeers and Film/TheManInTheIronMask before challenging Literature/TheScarletPimpernel [[GloveSlap to a duel]]. When the Pimpernel [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys runs away]], KingArthur crowns Zorro the King of England.
22nd Aug '16 5:24:09 PM ading
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Double Subversion in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. At the beginning of the series, it looks like a massive anachronism stew: a show taking place in the medieval ages, with princesses, knights and swords, mixed up with actual technology, computers and robots. After a while, it's reveled that [[spoiler: The show doesn't take place in the past, but in the distant future, after a Nuclear War]]. So yes, the technology is justified... but what's up with the princess thing, anyway?
** The rise of feminism maybe?
2nd Aug '16 4:04:37 PM Bananaquit
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** It's possible he meant video ''transfers'' of old 8mm home movies.
18th Jun '16 10:36:27 AM romanatorX
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' in the episode "Yankee Hankie" it is implied that cotton hill has videotapes of hank from when he was a young child along with ones of Little Hank. One slight problem, hank was born in the mid 1960's, years before any form of home recording came onto the scene. In 1970 sony realesed the umatic system, but it was expensive and it is unlikely cotton would have bought one, moreover the tapes looked way different than the ones stacked on cotton's shelves (they were bigger and more like a cartridge). Cartrivision was realesed around 1972, but it was built in a TV set, was also too expensive and the black and white camcorder attachment wasn't common and was also very expensive. Practical home video recording came in 1977 with betamax and then vhs, but by then hank was a teenager and camcorders for those formats weren't around until the early 80's.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' in the episode "Yankee Hankie" Hankie", it is implied that cotton hill Cotton Hill has videotapes of hank Hank from when he was a young child along with ones of Little Hank. One slight problem, hank problem - Hank was born in the mid 1960's, years before any form of home recording came onto the scene. In 1970 sony realesed Sony released the umatic U-Matic system, but it was expensive and it is unlikely cotton Cotton would have bought one, moreover the tapes looked way different than the ones stacked on cotton's Cotton's shelves (they were bigger and more like a cartridge). Cartrivision was realesed released around 1972, but it was built in a TV set, was also too expensive and the black and white camcorder attachment wasn't common and was also very expensive. Practical home video recording came in 1977 with betamax Betamax and then vhs, VHS, but by then hank then, Hank was a teenager and camcorders for those formats weren't around until the early 80's.
15th May '16 10:54:42 PM ryanasaurus0077
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' lampshades this during the planetarium show, which includes [[PlutoIsExpendable Pluto]] as a planet, ''after'' it had been demoted, something Sidney points out.
9th Apr '16 12:40:40 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' is supposed to be set after DNA paternity tests' discovery (after the 1990s). But all the technology shown are so old-fashioned (Ego uses a typewriter, for instance), that some French reviewers believed the movie was supposed to be set in the 1950s.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' is supposed to be set after DNA paternity tests' discovery (after the 1990s). But all the technology shown are so old-fashioned (Ego uses a typewriter, for instance), instance, and nobody carries a cellphone), that some French reviewers believed the movie was supposed to be set in the 1950s.
16th Dec '15 12:37:09 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Both ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'' portray Japan in a very bizarre light. They acknowledge that the country has modern technology and clothing, but feudalistic ninja are apparently everywhere, and everyone we see is obsessed with the Samurai code of honor.

to:

* Both ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' portray Japan in a very bizarre light. They acknowledge that the country has modern technology and clothing, but feudalistic ninja are apparently everywhere, and everyone we see is obsessed with the Samurai code of honor.
This list shows the last 10 events of 52. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=AnachronismStew.WesternAnimation