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15th Nov '17 11:52:59 AM eroock
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-->--'''Jerry Seinfeld''', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''

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-->--'''Jerry -->-- '''Jerry Seinfeld''', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
11th Nov '17 8:33:35 PM Xtifr
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* In the short story "Dog Star" by Mack Reynolds, the dog-like inhabitants of Sirius II mistake the ship's dog Gimmick for the captain and the human crew for draft animals. The crew decides not to correct them in order to negotiate a trade agreement and has to arrange for all the ships carrying humans through the area to also have dogs.

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* In the short story "Dog Star" by Mack Reynolds, Creator/MackReynolds, the dog-like inhabitants of Sirius II mistake the ship's dog Gimmick for the captain and the human crew for draft animals. The crew decides not to correct them in order to negotiate a trade agreement and has to arrange for all the ships carrying humans through the area to also have dogs.
29th Aug '17 10:13:26 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WeeternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' features an example. A race of humanoids apparently uses a race of furry, wookiee-like creatures as draft animals. The main characters assume the smaller humanoids are the dominant species, when in fact it is the "draft animals" who are both smarter, and telepathic.

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* ''WeeternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' features an example. A race of humanoids apparently uses a race of furry, wookiee-like creatures as draft animals. The main characters assume the smaller humanoids are the dominant species, when in fact it is the "draft animals" who are both smarter, and telepathic.
16th Jun '17 7:55:57 PM Berrenta
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What happened here? The aliens MistookTheDominantLifeform of Earth, that's what.

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What happened here? The aliens MistookTheDominantLifeform Mistook the Dominant Lifeform of Earth, that's what.
2nd May '17 6:34:37 PM nombretomado
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** This also happened in ''TransformersAnimated''. See below.

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** This also happened in ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. See below.



* An episode of ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'' featured an alien race of shape shifters who thought that telvisions ruled the world and thus came to Earth in the form of televisions. Upon realising their mistake they tried to take on human form but found it too difficult so remained as televisions. At the end, they revealed their true forms (each one different from the rest) and concluded they were just like humans in that regard.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', when the Autobots first arrive they disguise themselves as "the dominant life forms." Bulkhead attempts to chat up a robot dog while the Autobots help fight a monster, only to find out that the organic creatures running around aren't "pets"; robots and vehicles aren't sentient, and humans are the dominant life.

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* An episode of ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'' featured an alien race of shape shifters who thought that telvisions televisions ruled the world and thus came to Earth in the form of televisions. Upon realising their mistake they tried to take on human form but found it too difficult so remained as televisions. At the end, they revealed their true forms (each one different from the rest) and concluded they were just like humans in that regard.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', when ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** When
the Autobots first arrive they disguise themselves as "the dominant life forms." Bulkhead attempts to chat up a robot dog while the Autobots help fight a monster, only to find out that the organic creatures running around aren't "pets"; robots and vehicles aren't sentient, and humans are the dominant life.
10th Apr '17 10:02:46 PM jamespolk
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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2r7YoyKDiM What on Earth]]'', an old Canadian cartoon by Kaj Pindal which purports to be an educational film by Martians, who looked down on the earth and naturally assumed that cars were the dominant life-form, and humans some kind of parasite they hadn't gotten around to ridding themselves of.

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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2r7YoyKDiM What on Earth]]'', ''WesternAnimation/WhatOnEarth'', an old Canadian cartoon by Kaj Pindal which purports to be an educational film by Martians, who looked down on the earth and naturally assumed that cars were the dominant life-form, and humans some kind of parasite they hadn't gotten around to ridding themselves of.
24th Oct '16 7:40:27 AM Rockatt
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' contains a variation when Steven introduces himself to Peridot: she'd heard humans were the dominant lifeform in the past, but apparently didn't know what they look like. When Steven introduces himself by name she assumes "Stevens" are a ''species'' that's replaced humans as the dominant lifeform. [[SustainedMisunderstanding Peridot maintains this misconception]] [[ContinuityNod in future appearances]], calling him such things as "the Steven" and "you Steven".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' contains a variation when Steven introduces himself to Peridot: she'd heard humans were the dominant lifeform in the past, but apparently didn't know what they look like. When Steven introduces himself by name she assumes "Stevens" are a ''species'' that's replaced humans as the dominant lifeform. [[SustainedMisunderstanding Peridot maintains this misconception]] [[ContinuityNod in future appearances]], calling him such things as "the Steven" and "you Steven".Steven", but eventually the misunderstanding is cleared up.
9th Oct '16 3:25:37 PM zarpaulus
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* The ''Star Wars Field Guide to Wildlife'' mentions that at Coruscant's annual livestock exposition it can be hard to tell the difference between livestock and traders, Ewoks in particular.



* ''WarPlanets'' features an example. A race of humanoids apparently uses a race of furry, wookiee-like creatures as draft animals. The main characters assume the smaller humanoids are the dominant species, when in fact it is the "draft animals" who are both smarter, and telepathic.

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* ''WarPlanets'' ''WeeternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' features an example. A race of humanoids apparently uses a race of furry, wookiee-like creatures as draft animals. The main characters assume the smaller humanoids are the dominant species, when in fact it is the "draft animals" who are both smarter, and telepathic.telepathic.
** Though the smaller humanoids also believed themselves the dominant species, the big hairy telepaths were humoring them.
28th Sep '16 7:00:39 PM SteveMB
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's story "Victory Unintentional", humans send a trio of robots to gather intelligence on the inhabitants of Jupiter, who have declared their intention to build space ships and exterminate humanity. After seeing the robots pull off several casual feats of [[SuperStrength strength]] and [[NighInvulnerable shrug off several attacks as if they hadn't even noticed them]], the Jovians do a total about-face and start doing their best to make friends. After they leave, one of the robots realizes that the Jovians have never seen an actual human, and would assume that the robots ''are'' the "humans" they'd planned to destroy.
6th Aug '16 11:33:09 PM Korodzik
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic "[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/157612/twilight-makes-first-contact Twilight makes first contact]]" begins with the pony science team arriving on an Earth pony farm. They immediately assume the horses are the sapient inhabitants while humans are their "pets" or "assistants".
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