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26th Mar '18 8:38:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''TheRaccoons'' featured two English sheepdogs, Schaeffer and Broo. While Schaeffer walked on two legs and talked, Broo acted like a regular dog. It could be because Broo is a puppy, but still.

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* ''TheRaccoons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' featured two English sheepdogs, Schaeffer and Broo. While Schaeffer walked on two legs and talked, Broo acted like a regular dog. It could be because Broo is a puppy, but still.



* There's probably no other TV show has more Furry Confusion than ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. To wit:
** Everyone in Arthur's world is an anthropomorphic animal. Whenever a guest voice appears on the show, they are drawn as an (often rather eerie looking) anthropomorphic animal character. This would seem to imply that everyone in Arthur's world is a Furry animal-person, until the spin-off "Postcards From Buster" came along. The premise is that Buster is traveling the world interviewing the different people he meets along the way. The thing is, the people he meets are all live-action ''human'' children. Either everyone outside Arthur's town is human or they aren't, it depends on the episode.
** In the original ''Arthur'' book series, the Tibble twins were ''humans''. They had to be the only humans in Elwood city, with the possible exception of their grandmother. Nobody aside from Marc Brown knows why: literally everyone else is a FunnyAnimal.
** Furthermore, normal animals still exist in Arthur's town (for example Arthur has a dog named Pal, but his friends Binky and Fern are anthropomorphic dogs, while Francine has a non-anthropormophic cat named Nemo living in the same world the anthropormorphic cats Sue Ellen & Jenna). To be fair, we've seen this before; but then it turns out that [[AnimalTalk Pal can speak to other non-anthropomorphic animals]]. And if that doesn't break your brain, there is at least one episode where Pal and ''Arthur's baby sister'' can communicate with each other. Imagine a first-grader trying to rationalize all of this.
** If your brain isn't already broken - in one episode where Pal and Kate (Arthur the aardvark's baby sister mentioned above) are looking for D.W.'s ImaginaryFriend, Pal is confused by something Kate does and comments "I'll never understand humans."
** Buster's initially believes Mr. Ratburn to not be a "human being". Yeah, that was obvious.
** And one episode shows that toys are alive and can talk to one another, ''a la'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. To make things even more bizarre, said dog and baby can ''talk to the toys''.
** In the episode "Jenna's Bedtime Blues", while trying to figure out why Jenna won't come to Muffy's slumber party, Prunella (who's a rat), says her sister told her that she used to strangle cats. Jenna herself is a cat (albeit a rather weird looking one) which blows one's mind.
** This is even parodied in the series itself. In one episode Arthur and D.W. are sent to their grandma's house because it's raining too hard to play outside. When Grandma opens the door she hurries the two inside, noting that this is "only good weather for ducks." Cue a family of anthropomorphic ducks riding bikes across the street and commenting, "Beautiful weather, huh?" prompting a "Huh?" from D.W.
** On an unpleasant note, one episode featured a campaign of genocide against head lice. Only the lice were aware of their own sentience.
** Also, one episode involves a wedding, in this case between two bunnies. One episode shows a future where Arthur, an Aardvark, is married to Francine, a Monkey, and as seen in "the Good, the Bad, & the Binky", D.W.'s friend Emily is a rabbit, whose parents are a female rabbit and a male monkey, although families in this series are generally all the same species. Children of InterspeciesRomance couples have mixed body features as well. For example Emily looks like a rabbit but has a monkey-ish nose.
** Another episode had Arthur and several of his friends watching a parody of their own show, featuring an anthro called "Andy." They snark at it, asking questions like, [[FurryDenial "If all the characters are animals, does their school cafeteria serve bugs and garbage?"]] and "If Andy is a mouse and has a pet dog, why doesn't it eat him?" Arthur: "He's not a mouse. He's a... I forget." (Arthur himself is supposedly an aardvark, but looks as much like a mouse as anything else.) Obviously, the producers love Lampshading.
** In "Draw!", Francine insults Arthur by telling him to "go eat an ant sandwich."
** What's even more confusing is that in the opening, Brain obviously sees Mr. ''Rat''burn's face as being the shape of a shark fin. A human with that face shape? The same joke occurs in ''The Shore Thing''.
** Buster makes a threat to Mr. Ratburn that his mother feeds rats to lizards in ''Bitzi's Beau''.
** There was also an episode where they go on a field trip to a ''zoo''.
** Even more confusing, is that in the [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot "New York"]] special episode, a ''human'' artist drew Buster in rabbit form. In a newer episode, the gang made a cake for George, and he looked like his normal moose self, antlers and all.
** In one episode we see a drawing of a silhouette of a human.
** An episode showed a ''human''. It was in a ShowWithinAShow though. Also the later seasons seem to keep on leaning on the "They're human but only look like animals to us" theory much more then before. For example a bear (or possibly aardvark) character had a rabbit mother, and a rabbit character drew a regular rabbit; also, the gang has been shown to cover their "ears" by touching the sides of the heads every once in a while, even when their ears are on top of their head. On the flip side, to confirm that they are animals, you have Buster's ears, George's antlers, and the biggest one of all - ''Bionic Bunny''.
** This would be fine, if it was a Muppet-type world in which humans live among the confusing anthropomorphized "animals", but there are no humans in Elwood City, and no animals anywhere else. One must assume that they live in a segregated society.
** In one episode (''Buster's Dino Dilemma''), Ratburn mentions that dinosaurs were around before upright mammals, which brings up a whole another mess of issues.
** In the season 16 episode "Sue Ellen Vegges Out", Sue Ellen says something that is so confusing it might make your head explode. It's made even weirder as Sue Ellen is [[CarnivoreConfusion a cat]]. The cat character being the vegetarian is... ''interesting'', to say the least. Not to mention technically [[ArtisticLicenseBiology biologically impossible...]]
--->'''Sue Ellen''': Neither one of you really cares about being a vegetarian. You're just using it as an excuse to fight with each other. You want to know why I gave up eating meat? Because there are some animals whom I consider friends, so I lost my taste for eating them. Frankly, they are a lot better friends than some of the people I know.
** And to make the whole thing ''more'' confusing, some episodes have characters ''refer to each other by their species''. [[MindScrew So they're all people but at the same time all animals but there are still animals in their world and humans pop up in it occasionally?]]
** "Shelter From The Storm" has Muffy befriending a cat character while staying at a shelter. She wears earmuffs despite the fact her ears are ''on the top of her head'' and even makes a joke about not hearing Muffy while wearing them. Later the Brain visits a therapist to deal with anxiety issues after the hurricane. In the background you can see a cardboard cutout of a FunnyAnimal character who is nude except for his bow-tie and glasses. Those sorts of characters are normal for humans but wouldn't it seem weird in a world populated with {{Funny Animal}}s? At the end of the episode one character tells a dog licking ice cream on the floor that ice cream is for "people".
** Nadine is really confusing. If we assume all the characters are literally humans than what is she? She isn't InexplicablyTailless like everyone else and she is a BarefootCartoonAnimal. So would DW's ImaginaryFriend be a human or a FunnyAnimal?
** For what it's worth (i.e., [[MindScrew not much]]), in at least one episode, Buster is [[FurryReminder referred to]] as a "long-eared" kid, implying he's really a rabbit.
** In one episode two of the movie posters are of "Kung-Fu Koala" and "The Ram Pack". While they could be in-universe FunnyAnimal flicks (which "Kung-Fu Koala" probably is, since it's a ''Kung-Fu Panda" parody), they could also be films referencing the actors' species.
** Marina is a rabbit however when wearing headphones they go on the side of her head, not on her actual ears.
** Several of the characters such as Sue Ellen or Binky are based on domesticated animals. The problem is, how did dogs, cats, and animal breeds evolve without any humans around?
** George has been called things like "Big Horns" and "Head Gear". He has also knocked things down with his horns. This heavily implies that he is literally a moose, not that he simply looks like one to the viewers.
** Current presidents are depicted as {{Funny Animal}}s yet the Lincoln Memorial has Lincoln as a human.



* If you don't mind us extending this to robots, in ''{{Transformers}},'' the living vehicle-robots and real vehicles sometimes fall into this trope. Side Burn's [[PerverseSexualLust love]] for little red (''non-living'') sports cars is best not thought about too long or too hard.

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* If you don't mind us extending this to robots, in ''{{Transformers}},'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}},'' the living vehicle-robots and real vehicles sometimes fall into this trope. Side Burn's [[PerverseSexualLust love]] for little red (''non-living'') sports cars is best not thought about too long or too hard.


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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' introduces FunnyAnimal birds and cats into the universe. Non-anthropomorphic birds exist and Rarity ''owns'' a pet cat.
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-->'''The Nostalgia Critic''': They're all birds! How does this work? When is Pluto gonna walk Goofy?! It's never explained!!
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** Porky Pig, in contrast, is fully a Funny Animal. He's frequently depicted living in a regular house, wearing [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal (some)]] clothing, keeping pets or farm animals, and even stocking his fridge with ham and sausages -- despite being a pig himself. His ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' incarnation gets a horrifying revelation upon finding out exactly what pepperoni (his favourite pizza topping) is made of. Ouch. Even scarier, he eats when he's upset, and upon finding out what Pepperoni he gets is into a massive depression and eats... more pepperoni.

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** Porky Pig, in contrast, is fully a Funny Animal. He's frequently depicted living in a regular house, wearing [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal (some)]] clothing, keeping pets or farm animals, and even stocking his fridge with ham and sausages -- despite being a pig himself. His In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' incarnation he even gets a horrifying revelation upon finding out exactly what pepperoni (his favourite pizza topping) is made of. Ouch. Even scarier, he eats when he's upset, and upon finding out what Pepperoni Pepperoni's made of he gets is goes into a massive depression and eats... eats more pepperoni.



** In Season 1, Episode 3 of "WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes," in the song parody "Mary Had a Baby Duck," Granny won't allow a pet duck inside her school room...a school entirely filled with animal students. Oddly, the pet duck is Daffy, who had human intelligence and was a normal member of the cast!

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** In Season 1, Episode 3 of "WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes," in the song parody "Mary Had a Baby Duck," Granny won't allow a pet duck inside her school room...a school room, which is entirely filled with animal students. Oddly, the pet duck is Daffy, who had human intelligence and was a normal member of the cast!cast.



* WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}} was the patriarch of a family of anthropomorphic ducks whose best friend and partner was a pig and whose nemesis was a chicken. The series also featured anthropomorphic dogs as supporting characters... yet Duckman owned a pet dog, Gecko, that acted like a pet dog, and various other animals appeared in the background.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}} was the patriarch of a family of anthropomorphic ducks whose best friend and partner was a pig and whose nemesis was a chicken. The series also featured anthropomorphic dogs as supporting characters... characters, yet Duckman owned a pet dog, Gecko, that acted like a pet dog, and various other animals appeared in the background.



* ''TheRaccoons'' featured two English sheepdogs, Schaeffer and Broo. While Schaeffer walked on two legs and talked, Broo acted like a regular dog. It could be because Broo is a puppy, but...

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* ''TheRaccoons'' featured two English sheepdogs, Schaeffer and Broo. While Schaeffer walked on two legs and talked, Broo acted like a regular dog. It could be because Broo is a puppy, but...but still.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'' was populated entirely with [[PettingZooPeople anthros of the most humanoid sort]]. One episode concerned a search for a missing baby elephant. Fair enough... except for the fact that it turned out that said elephant was missing '''from the zoo'''. Whisky Tango Foxtrot?

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'' was populated entirely with [[PettingZooPeople anthros of the most humanoid sort]]. One episode concerned a search for a missing baby elephant. Fair enough... enough, except for the fact that it turned out that said elephant was missing '''from the zoo'''. Whisky Tango Foxtrot?zoo'''.



** Then there was the time one of the main characters became a ''werewolf''. Um...
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' features both regular, mundane dogs and anthropomorphic, talking ones who stand upright, are sexually attracted to humans, and may or may not wear clothing. Sometimes within the same family! For instance, Brian's mother Biscuit was non-anthropomorphic, while his cousin Jasper is anthropomorphic like he is.
** Brian from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays up the trope mostly by being far more erudite than the human members of the Griffin family, driving a recognizable Toyota Prius while Peter and Lois have generic cartoon cars, and often holding a martini (complete with olive) while walking around the house on his hind legs, all of which makes it MUCH funnier when he ''does'' engage in realistic canine behavior.

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** Then there was the time one of the main characters became a ''werewolf''. Um...
''werewolf''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' features both regular, mundane dogs and anthropomorphic, talking ones who stand upright, are sexually attracted to humans, and may or may not wear clothing. Sometimes clothing, sometimes within the same family! family. For instance, Brian's mother Biscuit was non-anthropomorphic, while his cousin Jasper is anthropomorphic like he is.
** Brian from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays up the trope mostly by being far more erudite than the human members of the Griffin family, driving a recognizable Toyota Prius while Peter and Lois have generic cartoon cars, and often holding a martini (complete with olive) while walking around the house on his hind legs, all of which makes it MUCH much funnier when he ''does'' engage in realistic canine behavior.



* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' takes this to extreme. The title characters are a brother and sister who have human parents and live as humans, but neither wear clothes and otherwise totally belong to their own species. In one episode they are visited by the ghosts of their Great-Grandparents who are [[spoiler: a normal human and a non-anthropomorphic chicken]]. As with the Stuart Little example cited above, we suggest, dear reader, that you [[{{Squick}} not think about that one too hard.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' takes this to extreme. The title characters are a brother and sister who have human parents and live as humans, but neither wear clothes and otherwise totally belong to their own species. In one episode they are visited by the ghosts of their Great-Grandparents who are [[spoiler: a normal human and a [[{{Squick}} non-anthropomorphic chicken]]. As with the Stuart Little example cited above, we suggest, dear reader, that you [[{{Squick}} not think about that one too hard.]]chicken]]]].



** In various episodes we see the rest of their family, which includes Boneless (a chicken), Sow (a pig!), Black Sheep (oh you know). One of the weirder episodes revolves around their cousin Snail Boy, whose mother was human and father was a non-anthropomorphic snail.

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** In various episodes we see the rest of their family, which includes Boneless (a chicken), Sow (a pig!), pig), Black Sheep (oh you know).(a sheep). One of the weirder episodes revolves around their cousin Snail Boy, whose mother was human and father was a non-anthropomorphic snail.



** There may also be elements of CarnivoreConfusion as to what the "krabby patties" are made of. Crab? This seems unlikely, as the restaurant is owned by a talking crab. A (supposedly) false recipe once claimed it was plankton -- which many sea creatures actually eat-- as an orchestrated scare for the villainous Plankton.

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** There may also be elements of CarnivoreConfusion as to what the "krabby patties" are made of. Crab? This Crab seems unlikely, as the restaurant is owned by a talking crab. A (supposedly) false recipe once claimed it was plankton -- which many sea creatures actually eat-- as an orchestrated scare for the villainous Plankton.



** There's also the fact that [=SpongeBob=], a sea sponge, is very anthropomorphic, while other stationary animals like coral and anemones are treated like plants. Could have sworn there were some non-anthropomorphic sponges, too...

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** There's also the fact that [=SpongeBob=], a sea sponge, is very anthropomorphic, while other stationary animals like coral and anemones are treated like plants. Could have sworn plants, and maybe there were some non-anthropomorphic sponges, too...too.



* If you don't mind us extending this to talking plants, there are a few odd instances in ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'':

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* If you don't mind us extending Extending this to talking plants, there are plants brings a few odd instances in ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'':



** "Duke and the Great Pie War" also includes regular apples along side the anthropomorphic blueberry. And pies. Lots of pies. This was addressed in the DVD commentary for this episode. When asked by fans whether or not the consumption of apples and other plants was cannibalism, the replied that it "didn't count" if the vegetable could not talk.
** The silly song "Pizza Angel" from the "Minnesota Cuke" video includes a reference to how much Larry the Cucumber [[LetsMeetTheMeat likes tomato sauce]] -- while ignoring the fact that ''his best friend is a tomato''. One wonders if Mr. Lunt likes ''pickle'' on "His Cheeseburger"... (And then one wonders where the crust came from. There's probably flour in it. Flour comes from wheat. Wheat is a grain. Grains are seeds. Seeds are embryonic plants. So the pizza is cheese on top of the mashed innards of Bob's uncle, on top of hundreds of abortions.)

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** "Duke and the Great Pie War" also includes regular apples along side the anthropomorphic blueberry. And pies. Lots blueberry, as well as lots of pies. This was addressed in the DVD commentary for this episode. When asked by fans whether or not the consumption of apples and other plants was cannibalism, the replied that it "didn't count" if the vegetable could not talk.
** The silly song "Pizza Angel" from the "Minnesota Cuke" video includes a reference to how much Larry the Cucumber [[LetsMeetTheMeat likes tomato sauce]] -- while ignoring the fact that ''his best friend is a tomato''. One wonders if Mr. Lunt likes ''pickle'' on "His Cheeseburger"...Cheeseburger". (And then one wonders where the crust came from. There's probably flour in it. Flour comes from wheat. Wheat is a grain. Grains are seeds. Seeds are embryonic plants. So the pizza is cheese on top of the mashed innards of Bob's uncle, on top of hundreds of abortions.)



* ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld'' is just weird overall (technically, all the characters are talking words) but it's worth a mention here because all of the major animal characters, down to the Ant, can speak -- except for one. If you guessed that the one animal who never talks and who acts like a normal animal is the dog, you've paid excellent attention to this page. There are also a few minor characters including non-talking sea creatures and a cow who is basically a LivingProp.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld'' is just weird overall (technically, all the characters are talking words) but it's worth a mention here because all of the major animal characters, down to the Ant, can speak and act like people -- except for one. If you guessed that one, who's obviously the one animal who never talks and who acts like a normal animal is the dog, you've paid excellent attention to this page.dog. There are also a few minor characters including non-talking sea creatures and a cow who is basically a LivingProp.



* We here at TV Tropes challenge our dear readers to find a current series that has more Furry Confusion than ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. To wit:
** Everyone in Arthur's world is an anthropomorphic animal. Whenever a guest voice appears on the show, they are drawn as an (often rather eerie looking) anthropomorphic animal character. This would seem to imply that everyone in Arthur's world is a Furry animal-person... until the spin-off "Postcards From Buster" came along. The premise is that Buster is traveling the world interviewing the different people he meets along the way. The thing is, the people he meets are all live-action ''human'' children. Either everyone outside Arthur's town is human or they aren't; make up your mind!
** In the original ''Arthur'' book series, the Tibble twins were ''humans''. They had to be the only humans in Elwood city, with the possible exception of their grandmother. Nobody aside from Marc Brown knows why; literally everyone else is a FunnyAnimal.

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* We here at There's probably no other TV Tropes challenge our dear readers to find a current series that show has more Furry Confusion than ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. To wit:
** Everyone in Arthur's world is an anthropomorphic animal. Whenever a guest voice appears on the show, they are drawn as an (often rather eerie looking) anthropomorphic animal character. This would seem to imply that everyone in Arthur's world is a Furry animal-person... animal-person, until the spin-off "Postcards From Buster" came along. The premise is that Buster is traveling the world interviewing the different people he meets along the way. The thing is, the people he meets are all live-action ''human'' children. Either everyone outside Arthur's town is human or they aren't; make up your mind!
aren't, it depends on the episode.
** In the original ''Arthur'' book series, the Tibble twins were ''humans''. They had to be the only humans in Elwood city, with the possible exception of their grandmother. Nobody aside from Marc Brown knows why; why: literally everyone else is a FunnyAnimal.



** In the episode "Jenna's Bedtime Blues", while trying to figure out why Jenna won't come to Muffy's slumber party, Prunella (who's a rat, BTW), says her sister told her that she used to strangle cats. Jenna herself is a cat (albeit a rather weird looking one) which blows ones mind.

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** In the episode "Jenna's Bedtime Blues", while trying to figure out why Jenna won't come to Muffy's slumber party, Prunella (who's a rat, BTW), rat), says her sister told her that she used to strangle cats. Jenna herself is a cat (albeit a rather weird looking one) which blows ones one's mind.



** Also, one episode involves a wedding, in this case between two bunnies. One episode shows a future where Arthur, an Aardvark, is married to Francine, a Monkey, and as seen in "the Good, the Bad, & the Binky", D.W.'s friend Emily is a rabbit, whose parents are a female rabbit and a male monkey. You heard me. Although families in this series are generally all the same species. Children of InterspeciesRomance couples have mixed body features as well. For example Emily looks like a rabbit but has a monkey-ish nose.

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** Also, one episode involves a wedding, in this case between two bunnies. One episode shows a future where Arthur, an Aardvark, is married to Francine, a Monkey, and as seen in "the Good, the Bad, & the Binky", D.W.'s friend Emily is a rabbit, whose parents are a female rabbit and a male monkey. You heard me. Although monkey, although families in this series are generally all the same species. Children of InterspeciesRomance couples have mixed body features as well. For example Emily looks like a rabbit but has a monkey-ish nose.



** In one episode we see a drawing of a silhouette of a human. Not an ape like Francine or Muffy. A human.

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** In one episode we see a drawing of a silhouette of a human. Not an ape like Francine or Muffy. A human.



** In one episode (''Buster's Dino Dilemma''), Ratburn mentions that dinosaurs were around before upright mammals, which brings up a whole 'nother mess of issues.

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** In one episode (''Buster's Dino Dilemma''), Ratburn mentions that dinosaurs were around before upright mammals, which brings up a whole 'nother another mess of issues.



** And to make the whole thing ''more'' confusing? Some episodes have characters ''refer to each other by their species''. [[MindScrew So they're all people but at the same time all animals but there are still animals in their world and humans pop up in it occasionally?]]

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** And to make the whole thing ''more'' confusing? Some confusing, some episodes have characters ''refer to each other by their species''. [[MindScrew So they're all people but at the same time all animals but there are still animals in their world and humans pop up in it occasionally?]]



* ''WesternAnimation/LittleBear'' features a world in which everything from bears and cats to chickens, ducks, and a ''snake'' are capable of speaking and behaving like human beings. Yet Tutu, the pet dog of Emily (one of only two human characters on the show) is a regular, non-anthropomorphic dog! In one episode, it's mentioned as an aside that the reason we can't understand Tutu isn't that she can't talk, it's just that she speaks French! Of course, that doesn't actually explain why "French" sounds more like the noises a dog would make, or why she behaves largely like a pet dog...

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* ''WesternAnimation/LittleBear'' features a world in which everything from bears and cats to chickens, ducks, and a ''snake'' are capable of speaking and behaving like human beings. Yet Tutu, the pet dog of Emily (one of only two human characters on the show) is a regular, non-anthropomorphic dog! dog. In one episode, it's mentioned as an aside that the reason we can't understand Tutu isn't that she can't talk, it's just that she speaks French! French. Of course, that doesn't actually explain why "French" sounds more like the noises a dog would make, or why she behaves largely like a pet dog...



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/HelpImAFish''. The only fish that have anthropomorphic traits are either fish that have been exposed to the "Anti-Fish" potion, or humans who have been exposed to the "Fish" potion. Of course, there are only three humans that are exposed to the "Fish" potion -- and it seems that [[CarnivoreConfusion the "sentient" fish have no problem with enslaving their own kind, and in the case of]] [[SpeciesSurname Shark]], [[CarnivoreConfusion eating any fish, "anthropomorphized" or not]]. So...uhhhhh?

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/HelpImAFish''. The only fish that have anthropomorphic traits are either fish that have been exposed to the "Anti-Fish" potion, or humans who have been exposed to the "Fish" potion. Of course, there are only three humans that are exposed to the "Fish" potion -- and it seems that [[CarnivoreConfusion the "sentient" fish have no problem with enslaving their own kind, and in the case of]] [[SpeciesSurname Shark]], [[CarnivoreConfusion eating any fish, "anthropomorphized" or not]]. So...uhhhhh?



* In the show ''WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol'', every single celestial body (stars, planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets, nebulae, galaxies, black holes, etc.) can talk to the main characters, but for some reason their homeworld doesn't. Gee, I wonder [[ThatsNoMoon if it did...]]

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* In the show ''WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol'', every single celestial body (stars, planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets, nebulae, galaxies, black holes, etc.) can talk to the main characters, but for some reason their homeworld doesn't. Gee, I wonder [[ThatsNoMoon if it did...]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Catdog}}'' is a humongous offender of this, with both anthropomorthic and realistic animals (as well as one strange human like character ironically named Sunshine) living together without complaint. One episode had Cat try to make Dog behave with a dog leash, lying that there was a new leash law and that he would be taken to the dog pound if he didn't act like a good dog. He then takes him to a Dog Park where he tries to blend in with the other dog walking residents, including an ordinary human, a bat, and ANOTHER TWO LEGGED, FULLY CLOTHED DOG!. In another episode, Cat fails to resist temptation and eats Dog's pet goldfish, Veronica, that he won at a fair. When he goes inside Dog's mouth to retrieve Veronica without Dog's notice, he finds it has grown enough to tower over him (their stomach is shown to be BiggerOnTheInside), has learned to speak, and is a male (although cat always knew it was a boy).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Catdog}}'' is a humongous offender of this, with both anthropomorthic and realistic animals (as well as one strange human like character ironically named Sunshine) living together without complaint. One episode had Cat try to make Dog behave with a dog leash, lying that there was a new leash law and that he would be taken to the dog pound if he didn't act like a good dog. He then takes him to a Dog Park where he tries to blend in with the other dog walking residents, including an ordinary human, a bat, and ANOTHER TWO LEGGED, FULLY CLOTHED DOG!.'''another two legged, fully clothed dog'''. In another episode, Cat fails to resist temptation and eats Dog's pet goldfish, Veronica, that he won at a fair. When he goes inside Dog's mouth to retrieve Veronica without Dog's notice, he finds it has grown enough to tower over him (their stomach is shown to be BiggerOnTheInside), has learned to speak, and is a male (although cat always knew it was a boy).
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** PlayedForLaughs in "The Nest", when Gumball is scratched by a non-anthro cat and remarks "And that is why I am ''not'' a cat person", [[LampshadeHanging much to Darwin's confusion]].
** Simiarly, "The Roots" has a scene where Gumball and his mother (cats) visit a pet store and find non-anthro ([[MediumBlending live-action]]) cats for sale.

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** PlayedForLaughs in "The Nest", when Gumball (a cat) is scratched by a non-anthro cat and remarks "And that is why I am ''not'' a cat person", [[LampshadeHanging much to Darwin's confusion]].
** Simiarly, Similarly, "The Roots" has a scene where Gumball and his mother (cats) (also a cat) visit a pet store and find non-anthro ([[MediumBlending live-action]]) cats for sale.
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** Also lampshaded in one episode where Gumball and his mother (cats) visit a pet store and find a non-anthro cat for sale. "I know sweetie. Don't think about it too much."


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** Simiarly, "The Roots" has a scene where Gumball and his mother (cats) visit a pet store and find non-anthro ([[MediumBlending live-action]]) cats for sale.
--->'''Nicole:''' I know sweetie. Don't think about it too much.
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**In the episode "Muckfoot", Tails suspects the titular creature may be "the missing link between animal and ''anthropomorphic animal''."
18th Jan '18 5:10:21 PM nighttrainfm
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** One episode has Sticks getting a pet robot dog. Sonic calls her out on animal cruelty earlier in the epiepisode, which makes you curious if the characters consider themselves animals as well. There are non-anthropomorphic cats and octopi in the series.

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** One episode has Sticks getting a pet robot dog. Sonic calls her out on animal cruelty earlier in the epiepisode, episode, which makes you curious if the characters consider themselves animals as well. There are non-anthropomorphic cats and octopi in the series.
13th Jan '18 4:28:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}: Similar to LittleBear, Rubert is a humanistic white bear who wears clothes and lives in a house with his parents. He lives in a world populated by animal people, ordinary (yet still sentient and talking) animals, and humans, making this LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy This is in addition to sentient objects such as a scarecrow (whom only Rubert knows is alive) and a cuckoo bird from a clock in one episode. And let's not talk about the mythical beings like unicorns, deities, and monsters.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}: Similar to LittleBear, Literature/LittleBear, Rubert is a humanistic white bear who wears clothes and lives in a house with his parents. He lives in a world populated by animal people, ordinary (yet still sentient and talking) animals, and humans, making this LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy This is in addition to sentient objects such as a scarecrow (whom only Rubert knows is alive) and a cuckoo bird from a clock in one episode. And let's not talk about the mythical beings like unicorns, deities, and monsters.
30th Dec '17 2:36:18 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' features animals who [[AnimalTalk talk]] but otherwise mostly act like wild animals. Animals hunting others is discussed frequently and the Lion Guard frequently has to stop hyenas from hunting animals (supposedly because they kill too many and are thus disrupting the 'Circle of Life'). Gazelles are frequently a target of hyenas but they don't speak. Zebras speak but gazelle only make animal noises.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' features animals who [[AnimalTalk talk]] but otherwise mostly act like wild animals. Animals hunting others is discussed frequently and the Lion Guard frequently has to stop hyenas from hunting animals (supposedly because they kill too many and are thus disrupting the 'Circle of Life'). Gazelles are frequently a target of hyenas but they don't speak. Zebras speak but gazelle only make animal noises.
18th Dec '17 6:39:05 AM Troperinik
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* The ''Series/DangerMouse'' episode "Nero Come Home" has Baron Greenback unleashing a soundwave that turns pets evil, so there are lots of appearances by non-anthro animals. Most bizarrely, the Queen -- who in ''Danger Mouse'' is a corgi as a reference to Queen Elizabeth having pet corgis -- turns out, inevitably, to have pet corgis.

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* The ''Series/DangerMouse'' episode "Nero Come Home" has Baron Greenback unleashing a soundwave that turns pets evil, so there are lots of appearances by non-anthro animals. Most bizarrely, the Queen -- who in ''Danger Mouse'' is a corgi as a reference to Queen Elizabeth having pet corgis -- turns out, inevitably, to have pet corgis.corgis.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': All the characters are anthropomorphic animals, but there are several ordinary sheep who also live in [[CrapsaccharineWorld Smileyland]] with them. In Episode 132, Mr. Cat even lampshades this and says that letting the sheep hang out with the characters would be like [[{{Squick}} having Snow White marry the seven dwarves]].
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