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22nd Mar '16 8:39:30 AM thatother1dude
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* Played with with Darwin the goldfish from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''; Darwin's pelvic fins have turned into actual legs and feet so he can walk.

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* Played with with Darwin the goldfish from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''; Darwin's pelvic fins have turned into grew actual legs and feet so he can walk.right about where pelvic fins would be on a real fish.
21st Feb '16 5:57:09 PM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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One trope that catches animators when portraying fish, cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) and pinniped (walrus, seal) characters in cartoons is to have them walk on their tailfins (or tail flukes if a cetacean or back feet if a pinniped) when on land. This makes even less sense than a cow with a prehensile tail - cow tails are relatively rigid, but prehensile tails are viable, whereas tailfins just aren't meant to support an animal's weight - but it's easier to show a fish walking on its tailfins than on its pelvic fins.

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One trope that catches animators when portraying fish, cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) and pinniped (walrus, seal) characters in cartoons is to have them walk on their tailfins (or tail flukes if a cetacean or back feet if a pinniped) when on land. This makes even less sense than a cow with a prehensile tail - cow tails are relatively rigid, but prehensile tails {{Prehensile Tail}}s are viable, whereas tailfins just aren't meant to support an animal's weight - but it's easier to show a fish walking on its tailfins than on its pelvic fins.
6th Feb '16 9:44:51 PM Joysweeper
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* Mermaids in ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' are shown to do this in shallow water.

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* Mermaids in ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' are shown to do this in shallow water.
water, sort of, with several feet of tail extending behind them.
18th Dec '15 4:14:09 PM eroock
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27th Nov '15 11:29:51 AM nombretomado
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* Implied to be done by the "land shark" that showed up in early seasons of ''SaturdayNightLive''.

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* Implied to be done by the "land shark" that showed up in early seasons of ''SaturdayNightLive''.
''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
24th Sep '15 7:07:46 PM MagnusForce
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* [[TheBully Bull Sharkowski]] and [[InsufferableGenius Phineas Porpoise]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' walk on their tails, which is a little strange in the show as all the other fish and cetacean students and teachers are unable to do so.
12th Aug '15 9:16:24 AM TrustBen
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* Charlie Tuna from the StarKist commercials.

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* Charlie Tuna from the StarKist [=StarKist=] commercials.
2nd Aug '15 8:00:29 PM sgamer82
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* Mermaids in ''Manga/CentaurNoNayami'' are shown to do this in shallow water.

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* Mermaids in ''Manga/CentaurNoNayami'' ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' are shown to do this in shallow water.
1st Aug '15 7:46:53 PM DarkStorm
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* [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Marina]] from ''WesternAnimation/ZigAndSharko'' does this whenever she's on land.

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* [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Marina]] from ''WesternAnimation/ZigAndSharko'' does this whenever she's on land. (Maybe intended as a poke at this, in the episode "Fancy Footwork", she actually has a ''harder'' time standing and walking on her magically-granted legs than she normally does on her tailfin)
14th Jul '15 7:21:47 PM jormis29
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* In the Dr. Blowhole episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', the main villain, Dr Blowhole, stands on his tail flukes and moves around on a scooter.

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* In the Dr. Blowhole episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', the main villain, Dr Blowhole, from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' stands on his tail flukes and moves around on a scooter.scooter but he cannot walk.
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