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28th Jul '16 2:05:46 PM TimBuckII
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*** The SceneryPorn of the opening scene, as well as many of the show's backgrounds, is very accurate to actual Oregonian landscape.

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*** ** The SceneryPorn of the opening scene, as well as many of the show's backgrounds, is very accurate to actual Oregonian landscape.
16th Jul '16 10:35:11 AM nombretomado
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* For a show about one of the world's most irresponsible secret agents, ''{{Archer}}'' is ''very'' good about gun safety. Firing or setting off explosives without proper protection [[SteelEarDrums usually renders someone deaf]] (and usually Archer, going around saying, "Mawp? Mawp?"). One episode shows Cyril being irresponsible with a gun and accidentally setting it off; when Lana takes it from him, she clicks the safety off, ejects the clip, ''then'' ejects the round from the chamber, just in case.

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* For a show about one of the world's most irresponsible secret agents, ''{{Archer}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is ''very'' good about gun safety. Firing or setting off explosives without proper protection [[SteelEarDrums usually renders someone deaf]] (and usually Archer, going around saying, "Mawp? Mawp?"). One episode shows Cyril being irresponsible with a gun and accidentally setting it off; when Lana takes it from him, she clicks the safety off, ejects the clip, ''then'' ejects the round from the chamber, just in case.
14th Jun '16 8:39:43 PM LtFedora
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** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E1TheCityOfNewYorkVsHomerSimpson The City of New York vs Homer Simpson]]" took a lot of work from the animators, but they managed to accurately depict New York City. Except for the World Trade Center, as the towers seem to alternate between being parallel to each other and being at an angle as they actually were.

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** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E1TheCityOfNewYorkVsHomerSimpson The City of New York vs Homer Simpson]]" took a lot of work from the animators, but they managed to accurately depict New York City.City, from the traffic density to the architecture. Except for the World Trade Center, as the towers seem to alternate between being parallel to each other and being at an angle as they actually were.
28th May '16 4:31:19 PM CJCroen1393
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** While not always the case, some shorts display the actual scientific names of the roadrunner and coyote (''Geococcyx californianus'' and ''Canis latrans'' respectively).
8th May '16 11:00:45 AM bowserbros
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has shown a few times and even used as a plot point the fact that Spongebob and Patrick can regrow their limbs, which both sponges and starfish can do IRL. In another episode, Squidward mentions eating his own tentacles if starving, which is what octopi sometimes do in real life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', being the brainchild of a marine biologist, is chock-full of this:
** Patrick's stupidity came about as a result of the fact that starfish don't have brains in real life (though sponges are brainless as well, Spongebob having one was just a case of ArtisticLicenseBiology).
** Spongebob's budding and filter feeding are actual biological processes used by sponges, as is the fact that Spongebob is (according to WordOfGod) asexual.
** The show
has shown a few times and even used as a plot point the fact that Spongebob and Patrick can regrow their limbs, which both sponges and starfish can do IRL. in reality.
*** In one post-movie episode, Patrick severs his hand after becoming addicted to karate, only for him to grow a new hand and the old one to grow a new Patrick. While making for an odd joke, regeneration in starfish does actually occur like this.
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In another episode, Squidward mentions eating his own tentacles if starving, which is what octopi sometimes do an actual survival mechanism of octopi.
** Mr. Krabs's greed and position as a fast-food restaurant owner both tie
in real life.to the ecological niche of crabs as scavengers.
** The stock footage used for an infant Spongebob in "Your Shoe's Untied" is of a real-life sponge offspring.
** Bikini Bottom is based on the real-life Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, hence why whenever the show needs stock footage of a large explosion, they constantly use footage of an American hydrogen bomb test conducted there during the Cold War.
21st Apr '16 12:15:31 PM Zeanobia
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** In order to pull off a role reversal the way they did in "Red Man's Greed" they have to seriously study the history of native American people.
17th Apr '16 4:00:40 AM aye_amber
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* In ''{{Mulan}}'' when Mushu reads a newspaper, he turns the pages left-to-right since it's in Chinese, not right-to-left as thought it were English.

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* In ''{{Mulan}}'' ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' when Mushu reads a newspaper, he turns the pages left-to-right since it's in Chinese, not right-to-left as thought it were English.
5th Apr '16 11:47:14 AM Edymnion
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----* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has an alien race made of gemstones. While a lot of astrology research gets used (like rose quartz being associated with healing, and the Rose Quartz character having healing powers), it can go down to crazy levels of detail. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Lapis Lazuli]] is a cracked gem we meet early on that befriends the main character Steven by making fart jokes. In real life, a lapis lazuli stone absolutely REEKS of sulfur when broken or ground to powder. No one but someone that works lapis or knows someone who does would know this, but there it is.
4th Apr '16 9:13:59 AM Nepeta
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* Much of the backgrounds in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is accurate to actual landscapes in Oregon, the state where the show sets in. They also got the local wildlife true to real life as well (with a few exceptions such as [[MisplacedWildlife grizzly bears and alligators]]... but then, the premise of the show ''is'' that the titular town is a WeirdnessMagnet).

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* Much of the backgrounds in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is accurate to actual landscapes in Oregon, the state where the show sets in. They also got the local wildlife true to real life as well (with a few exceptions such as [[MisplacedWildlife grizzly bears and alligators]]... but then, the premise of the show ''is'' that the titular town is a WeirdnessMagnet).WeirdnessMagnet).
**** The SceneryPorn of the opening scene, as well as many of the show's backgrounds, is very accurate to actual Oregonian landscape.
** As said before, almost every real-life animal seen living wild in Gravity Falls is actually native to Oregon, including the [[SeldomSeenSpecies somewhat obscure purple finch]].
** The goat that lives near the Mystery Shack has rectangular pupils, just like goats in real life.
** In ''Northwest Mansion Noir/Mystery'', the mudslide [[spoiler: that killed the lumberjack]] was the result of the deforestation that ensued from [[spoiler: him building [[DeathByIrony the Northwest mansion]] ]]. Deforestation can cause mudslides, because the lack of trees destabilizes the soil, so whenever it rains in a treeless era, the ground becomes saturated and slides.
** For all the stereotypical paleontological inaccuracies present in "Land Before Swine", the episode did get quadrupedal pterosaurs right and portrayed ''Ceratosaurus'' with laterally-flat horns.
** The beavers from "Legend of the Gobblewonker" have yellowish teeth like real beavers.
** In "Little Dipper", Dipper feels insecure because Mabel is revealed to be growing faster than he is, despite them being the same age. This makes sense: as anybody with a similarly-aged sibling of the opposite sex can attest, there is an awkward phase growing up caused by the fact that girls hit puberty earlier than boys.
** Fans often say Dipper and Mabel have a 'heart', or more 'heart' than the other pair of twins, [[spoiler:Stanley and Stanford]]. Turns out that opposite gender twins are a lot more accepting and open-minded than [[spoiler:same gender twins]].
11th Mar '16 6:08:38 PM LtFedora
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** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E1TheCityOfNewYorkVsHomerSimpson The City of New York vs Homer Simpson]]" took a lot of work from the animators, but they managed to accurately depict New York City. Except for the World Trade Center, as the towers seem to alternate between being parallel to each other and being at an angle as they actually were.
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