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9th Sep '17 5:11:38 PM nombretomado
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* Mr Director on {{Animaniacs}} would often refer to the Warner siblings as "puppy children". They were really generic cartoon characters with traits from several different animals.

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* Mr Director on {{Animaniacs}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' would often refer to the Warner siblings as "puppy children". They were really generic cartoon characters with traits from several different animals.
26th Feb '17 7:33:34 AM thatother1dude
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** In a ColdOpen where they visit their new neighbors [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad the Smiths]], Peter mistakes Roger for a dog.

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** In a ColdOpen where they visit their new neighbors [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad the Smiths]], Peter mistakes Roger [[TheGreys Roger]] for a dog.
26th Feb '17 7:27:39 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Puppy" Richard mistakes the vicious turtle he buys from a dodgy van for a puppy.

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In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Puppy" Puppy", Richard mistakes the vicious turtle he buys from a dodgy van for a puppy.



** In another episode, Principal Brown asks Gumball and Darwin to look after the school hamster, but Brown accidentally gives them a lump of his hair instead. None of them notice until the next day.

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** In another episode, "The Burden", Principal Brown asks Gumball and Darwin to look after the school hamster, but Brown accidentally gives them a lump of his hair instead. None of them notice until the next day.
22nd Oct '16 3:18:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'', when Brenda has [[BlindWithoutEm lost her glasses]] and is stuck in the bus station, she sees what she thinks is a kitten, picks it up... and it turns out to be a jumbo-sized sewer rat. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8cWub7zcgI here]], at about 8:05.

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* In ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'', when Brenda has [[BlindWithoutEm lost her glasses]] and is stuck in the bus station, she sees what she thinks is a kitten, picks it up... and it turns out to be a jumbo-sized sewer rat. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8cWub7zcgI here]], at about 8:05.
22nd Oct '16 3:17:19 PM Morgenthaler
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** In general, pretty much any small wild feline can be mistaken for their domestic counterparts. The worst offenders of mistaken identity are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_wildcat African wildcats]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat European Wildcats]], the latter made worse by frequently interbreeding with feral stock as well being the cats' early ancestors before domestication.

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** In general, pretty much any small wild feline can be mistaken for their domestic counterparts. The worst offenders of mistaken identity are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_wildcat African wildcats]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat European Wildcats]], the latter made worse by frequently interbreeding with feral stock as well being the cats' early ancestors before domestication.domestication.

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29th Sep '16 4:16:08 PM anza_sb
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** In another episode, Principal Brown asks Gumball and Darwin to look after the school hamster, but Brown accidentally gives them a lump of his hair instead. None of them notice until the next day.
19th Jun '16 11:49:36 PM mk097
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Puppy" Richard mistakes the vicious turtle he buys from a dodgy van for a puppy.
-->'''Richard''': It's a labradoodle.\\
'''Turtle''': ''*hisses*''\\
'''Richard''': It's a labraturtle.
11th Oct '15 5:44:13 PM nombretomado
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* In PiersAnthony's ''Race Against Time'', one clue that tips off to the protagonist that he's living in a human zoo is that his new "puppy" climbs trees, and his "kitten" has a prehensile tail. Whether they're aliens that only ''look'' like house pets, or actual pets modified via genetic engineering, he never does find out.

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* In PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Race Against Time'', one clue that tips off to the protagonist that he's living in a human zoo is that his new "puppy" climbs trees, and his "kitten" has a prehensile tail. Whether they're aliens that only ''look'' like house pets, or actual pets modified via genetic engineering, he never does find out.
13th Sep '15 1:53:53 PM VMacek
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** Stimpy, however, gets passed off as a dog sometimes - when the two of them get jobs at the fire station, and at a dog show. Also, at the show, when Stimpy gets disqualified, their owner George Liquor enters as a dog, and wins!
25th Jul '15 6:03:04 AM LadyNomad
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** Another episode had Rocko hypnotized into acting like a dog and ended up being 'adopted' by his neighbor, Mrs. Bighead who didn't recognize him.
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