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30th Sep '17 10:19:35 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' quadrupedal dinosaurs such as Fran's friend Monica face prejudice. Note that this doesn't necessarily mean dinosaurs that were really quadrupeds; Earl's boss is a bipedal ([[AscendedToCarnivorism and carnivorous]]) triceratops.
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4th Sep '17 12:19:26 AM MLPAndFriendsComic301991
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* Very visible in the ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comics: the protagonist originally was drawn walking on all four, then switched to walking like a human as he came to be depicted increasingly [[AudienceSurrogate human-like]] (to the point where he is hardly ever seen not walking upright these days). By comparison his pal [[DogsAreDumb Odie the dog]] still rarely ever assumes a two-legged stance.
* Snoopy from the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comics, movies, and TV specials usually stands on two legs, except for the earliest comics.

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* Very visible in the ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comics: the protagonist originally was drawn walking on all four, fours, then switched to walking like a human as he came to be depicted increasingly [[AudienceSurrogate human-like]] (to the point where he is hardly ever seen not walking upright these days). By comparison his pal [[DogsAreDumb Odie the dog]] still rarely ever assumes a two-legged stance.
* Snoopy from the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comics, movies, and TV specials usually stands on two legs, except for although he was fully quadrupedal from 1950 to 1957 and normally quadrupedal from 1957 to around 1965 (noticeably around the earliest comics.time he began his 'World War I Flying Ace' fantasies).



** Oddly in an early comic, he understands he loves Sally because she's the only human who knows how to walk on four legs.
** And in an early strip we actually see the first time he walks on two legs "on-camera" rather than this being a background thing, with Charlie Brown trying to teach him to stand on two legs and Snoopy immediately getting the hang of walking on them.

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** Oddly in an early comic, a comic from 1959, he understands he loves Sally because she's the only human who knows how to walk on four legs.
** And in an early a strip from 1957 we actually see the first time he walks on two legs "on-camera" rather than this being a background thing, with Charlie Brown trying to teach him to stand on two legs and Snoopy immediately getting the hang of walking on them.
19th Jul '17 1:03:54 PM Macsen
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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': The TropeNamer. It's the central concept of the story: as Napoleon (a pig) became more tyrannical and corrupt, he ultimately abandons one of the most important characteristics that the animals took pride in because of how it made them different from the humans - the notion that four legs are good and two legs are bad - and decides to walk on two legs, like a human.

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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': The TropeNamer. It's the central concept of the story: as Napoleon (a pig) became more tyrannical and corrupt, he ultimately abandons one of the most important characteristics that the animals took pride in because of how it made them different from the humans - the notion that four legs are good and two legs are bad - and decides to walk on two legs, like a human. This, naturally, led the ever-obeisant sheep to start chanting this trope name.
16th Jul '17 11:19:45 PM MBG
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* The intelligent apes in the ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes'' reboot trilogy are shown walking on two legs most of the time. When they need to move quickly, they knuckle-walk.
31st May '17 5:51:13 AM Sharlee
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* Young mice go through a "hopper" stage when they first develop the ability to move out of the nest, probably because their hind legs have more strength and stamina than their forelegs.

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* Young mice go through a "hopper" stage when they first develop the ability to move out of the nest, jumping on their hind feet as much as they walk on all fours. This is probably because early on, their hind legs have more strength and stamina than their forelegs.
31st May '17 5:49:32 AM Sharlee
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* Young mice go through a "hopper" stage when they first develop the ability to move out of the nest, probably because their hind legs have more strength and stamina than their forelegs.
6th Apr '17 12:20:22 PM Sharlee
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** Most mammals that are bipedal, like kangaroos, wallabies, jumping mice, kangaroo rats, jerboas, and springhares, hop bipedally rather than walk that way, and sifakas and indris stand and leap on two legs.

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** Most mammals that are bipedal, like kangaroos, wallabies, jumping mice, kangaroo rats, jerboas, and springhares, hop bipedally rather than walk that way, and sifakas and indris stand and leap sideways on two legs.
6th Apr '17 12:18:30 PM Sharlee
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* Beavers walk on their hind legs to carry armloads of mud and vegetation for use in constructing dams and lodges.
2nd Apr '17 9:01:18 PM jakeroo123
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** Pikachu is classified as a quadruped, as well, but Ash's Pikachu almost always stands on two legs. This isn't true for all Pikachu, as wild Pikachu tend to stand on all fours.
24th Feb '17 3:30:32 PM ngh93
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-->--''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
-->--'''Shaw''', ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
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