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A blooper is any mistake that occurs in filming or production, whether it be a continuity error between shots, a misspoken line or typo, a wrong sound or special effect, some kind of malfunction in the equipment, etc. There are a few specific Sub Tropes for this.

When seen in a Show Within a Show, it's an example of Stylistic Suck.

The term "blooper" was coined by pioneering TV producer Kermit Schafer in the early 1950s when he began releasing a series of best-selling record albums compiling audio of mistakes from radio, film and TV (most of which were recreated for the records). Schafer's original definition of blooper was "Unintended indiscretions before microphone and camera" and in their purest form relate only to mistakes that occur during filming or live broadcast, and not continuity errors, anachronisms and other mistakes. Since the 1970s, however, the term blooper has now been expanded to include such editorial mistakes.

Under the expanded definition, bloopers can involve:

These often show up in the main cut, but are of course usually edited out in post-production. On the other hand, when a blooper turns out to be a good scene, the directors sometimes Throw It In!.

In the film and television industry, bloopers are not always appreciated: some actors have no problem with having their goofups displayed, while others find the slips embarrassing, and ask that blooper reels not be released publicly. Peter Sellers reportedly blamed the decision to include a blooper reel during the closing credits of Being There (a comedy drama) for his not winning a Best Actor Oscar. An unidentified actor involved in Star Trek: The Next Generation reportedly was responsible for gag reels from that series not being released officially until years after the series ended.note 

A bunch of bloopers together are usually called a "blooper reel". A "gag reel" is similar, but usually includes cast and crew goofing off in addition to actual mistakes. There is no hard definition, though, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. DVD Bonus Content will sometimes call a what is a blooper reel a gag reel, and vice versa.

A Super-Trope to Hilarious Outtakes (the bloopers are compiled in a reel shown outside the main work).

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  • Pastiched in a commercial for Liberty Mutual Insurance which has a moody Gen-Xer trying to deliver his line but flubbing it six times. An off-screen voiceover artist ultimately dubs the line.
    Actor: Liberty bibberty...

    Anime & Manga 
  • Assassination Classroom: When Toonami aired Season 2, Funimation added the typical COVID "We're recording from home" notice that all of their recent dubs have had, customized with the show's title and everything. Problem is, Season 2 was dubbed years before COVID-19 became widespread, rendering the notice completely unnecessary.
  • Attack on Titan:
    • In episode 4, Hannes' uniform has the Survey Corps symbol on it.
    • In the manga, the same mistake is done with Annie's uniform having the Survey Corps symbol during the scenes where Eren and co. attempt to trap her.
    • Jokes and theories about Erwin being a Shifter have cropped up after Chapter 57 when he placed his right arm on Reeves' corpse, despite it having been bitten off by a Titan a few chapters earlier.
  • The front cover art for Claudine depicts him as having blue eyes, when he's stated to have brown eyes in-story.
  • In the 2001 Cyborg 009 series's London episode, 004 is shown firing a Ray Gun alongside the other Cyborgs. Problem is, the very first episode had 004 giving the gun in his possession to a disarmed 009 since he didn't need it - the guy is already a walking arsenal, and he's got pretty effective Arm Cannons. So... whoops to the animation team that forgot he doesn't need guns?
  • Dragon Ball:
    • One of Vegeta's trademarks is his insistence on calling Goku "Kakarot", which was the name given to him by the Saiyan race before he landed on Earth. Due to Vegeta being the only major character to do this, it's not surprising that whoever is in charge of the dialogue (whether it be Funimation, Toei Animation, or Akira Toriyama himself) sometimes slip up and have Vegeta call him "Goku".
    • In the English dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai:
      • In episode 83, Vegeta tells Future Trunks, "Neither you nor Cell will be needed, actually." Obviously Cell is needed to defeat Cell; Vegeta should have said, "Neither you nor Kakarot will be needed, actually."
      • In episode 80, Krillin berates Vegeta for charging in against Cell after Cell kills Trunks: "Vegeta, what were you thinking?! Look, it's not like we can just wish Trunks back to life with the Dragon Balls!" This should have been the exact opposite: "it's not like we can't just wish Trunks back to life with the Dragon Balls!"
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers: In the English dub of the "German Simulation" segment of episode 14, when Finland tells America a joke, Sweden pops up and laughs cheerfully, but this was dubbed with America's voice instead. This is an understandable mistake to make considering smiling and laughter are very uncharacteristic for Sweden's character, and he had a similar hair color to America's early on in the series.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Golden Wind: In Episode 17 of the English Dub, Abbacchio incorrectly addresses Narancia as Fugo.
    • Stone Ocean: In Episode 10, Jolyne contacts the Speedwagon Foundation, whose headquarters are located in Texas. In the following episode, when Pucci is observing the outgoing calls, the location is listed as being in Washington.
  • In the last battle of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, when Vita activates Graf Eisen, Kaiji Tang unintentionally said "SCHWING!" This even made it into the English dub (See 1:01, spoilers in link).
  • In Volume 2 of The Rose of Versailles, Marie's cape switches arms in between panels. Unless you think she could move yards of velvet, Jewelry, and ermine in the space of a few seconds.
  • The dub of Samurai Pizza Cats infamously misspells the name of the show in its title sequence as "Samuri Pizza Cats". The singer of the theme tune also repeats a word twice, with rumors of alcohol being the reason for the mistake.
    This cat gets down down with a love hangover!
  • Smile PreCure!: In the English dub's "Battle On The Beach" episode, Kelsey calls what is usually called "Japanese pizza" "okonomiyaki", only for Emily to correct her and say "Snowcones? No! Japanese pizza!", pointing out that Kelsey's voice actress made a mistake.
  • A timing error in Suzy's Zoo: Daisuki! Witzy, specifically the episode Follow the Leader, caused Teeter to open his mouth but not say anything when Witzy asks the two turtles where they're going (this is because both Teeter and Totter's voice was made to reply at the same time). In the original Japanese dub, Teeter parroted Totter's reply several seconds after.
  • The English dub of the Tamagotchi episode "Cheery Cherry Blossoms" misspells the word "blossoms" as "bloosoms" in the title card.
  • Tytania, episode 2. Up to 11:30, Idris is standing beside Salisch. The scene shifts for a moment, then comes back at 11:45 to show him sitting down while Salisch remains standing. 3 seconds later at 11:48, he's standing again.
  • The ending scene of episode 81 of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s has something missing. What could it be? If you can't tell, it's Yusei's Duel Disk.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: In the original fullscreen version of Season 2 episode 21, the text in the end credits is incorrectly timed, causing it to appear over the various clips that play in the credits several times.
  • Lamput: A frame count is visible on the top right corner as Specs Doc and Skinny Doc are leaving the laboratory in "Rival Doc".
  • Mole's World: In season 3 episode 26, Shaiza's rolling animation is missing, so the episode shows a red "Media offline" screen instead of the actual shot.
  • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: The music is accidentally left out in the Previously on… segment of episode 3 of the Great War in the Bizarre World Story Arc. As a result, the segment feels very empty.
  • Yamucha's-Kung Fu Academy: The volumes of the audio tracks in most of the official YouTube versions are inconsistent, with the voice acting being just fine but the music and sound effects being very muted to the point where you have to turn up your volume much higher to hear them.

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 
  • In the penultimate panel of this promotional comic strip for Punch-Out!! Wii, Piston Hondo is mistakenly referred to as "Honda-san"note .

    Films — Animation 
  • In A Goofy Movie, Bobby goes from cheering for Max while hanging from a statue to high-fiving Max from a school bus window within a few seconds.
  • Shrek 2:
    • When Fiona knocks out Prince Charming with a headbutt, he's seen moments later perfectly fine throwing the Fairy Godmother's wand back to her. You could argue that he recovered quickly, but then a few minutes later, he's seen getting up from the headbutt, not to mention showing no reaction to his mother's death.
    • When performing "Holding Out for a Hero," the Fairy Godmother tells the pianist "C minor, put it in C minor." The song, however, is actually played in G minor.
  • In an early scene in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a depressed Mario retreats to his room to play Kid Icarus (1986). He's clearly playing on an American NES, but when he dies, we hear the Famicom Disk System version of the Game Over theme (evidenced by the extra sawtooth wave over the second half).
  • In Turning Red, at the concert, Tyler wears a 4*Town themed basketball jersey except when he helps out with the ritual when suddenly he is shown wearing his usual Toronto Raptors jersey and he has bandages on his arms. He's back in the 4*Town jersey in the Group Picture Ending. This can be chalked up to a last minute change to how Tyler got to the concert.

    Films — Live-Action 

In General:

By Movie:

  • A very brief one pops up in 28 Days Later when the group of survivors is driving into Manchester. If you look closely at the overpass in the distance you'll spot a car drive across it that they didn't notice and edit out. It at least works In-Universe as it could easily be explained away as another group of survivors on the run.
  • An American Werewolf in London has a small but noticeable continuity slip as Dr. Hirsch's beer gets fully refilled for a final sip in the pub.
  • Avengers: Endgame: In the climactic battle, Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/Wasp hotwire a Time-Travel van. But later in the scene (during Black Panther’s personal Moment of Awesome) Scott is having a Funny Background Event in his Giant-Man form punching a flying monster.
  • In one part of Disney's Babes in Toyland, when Barnaby and his cohorts walk through the town to get everybody's attention, an extra accidentally closes her dress in the door and it's visible.
  • In Beetlejuice, there's an egregious one: watch Otho's shoes changing from moccasins to sneakers and back, as he inspects the house for the first time.
  • Carrie:
    • The Brian DePalma version:
      • A famous one: when blood is poured on Carrie, it barely splashes her but in the next shot she's covered with it.
      • When Carrie is dragging her dead mother into the closet towards the end of the movie, Piper Laurie can be seen moving her feet.
      • Miss Collins is disciplining the girls and addresses one of them as 'Katie' and she reacts, but the character's name is Helen.
    • The 2002 version features a scene where the detective looks through Carrie's yearbook. The same six students can be seen on every page.
  • Carry On... Series:
    • Carry On Cabby:
      • When Sally throws crockery at Ted, more crockery comes flying through the door in the next scene than it would be possible to throw at the rate she was.
      • When Ted infiltrates Glamcabs Disguised in Drag, his name badge is visible in the longshot, but covered by his wig in the close-up.
      • When Sarge's expletive is censored by the microphone's feedback, Cyril Chamberlain's mouth is not seen moving.
    • Carry On Loving:
      • When the Bishop reacts to Terry telling his friend that his wife makes love magnificently, the scenery through the coach window changes from the station to an open countryside.
      • At one point Jenny calls Adrian "Julian", mixing up the character's name with the actor's name (Julian Holloway).
  • Cthulhu Mansion has a particularly baffling continuity error: One scene ends with the character Chris getting shot in the leg in a carnival parking area, telling his friends he can't walk as they drag him into the car to flee the scene- as the film cuts to a security guard rushing to the scene, Chris' actor is seen casually walking by in the background.
  • Dad's Army (1971):
    • In Mr. Mainwaring's first scene, there is a notice mentioning Chalfont St. Giles (where the film was shot) rather than Walmington-on-Sea.
    • The camera crew is visible in the reflection on the window of Elliot's radio store.
    • Mr. Jones' jacket disappears when he leaves the police station for the church hall.
    • Captain Mainwaring's shotgun changes position twice during the roadblock scene.
    • During the rocket test, the rocket is first seen falling vertically from high up, but when it hits the barn, it is horizontal and only a few feet off the ground.
    • During the march where the men change from civvies to full uniform, the shadow of the camera crew is briefly visible.
    • The men in the armoured car point their guns the wrong way during the firing drill.
    • The men lined up by the steamroller disappear in the close-up of Captain Mainwaring and Lance Corporal Jones.
    • The steamroller drives over the same set of tents twice.
    • When General Fullard is holding the reins to his horse, he is no longer holding them in the close-up shot.
    • The river under the pontoon bridge changes direction between shots.
  • Demonic: When Carly sits down with Martin on the cafe patio, the ice in her cola suddenly disappears. It then reappears in different quantities and disappears again throughout the scene. It was obviously melting throughout the time they spent shooting the scene.
  • In The Devil Rides Out the number of buttons on Rex's Intimate Open Shirt is constantly changing between scenes. Notable is the final scene: there's one button undone as he walks up the garden path, and there's two undone as he comes into the house.
  • Doctor... Series:
    • Doctor in the House (1954):
      • Simon helps Mrs. Cooper give birth at Christmas, yet immediately afterwards takes part in a rugby match in November, with visible trees in full summer foliage.
      • The St. Swithin's ambulance's licence plate changes throughout the chase scene.
    • Doctor at Sea: Dr. Sparrow's name plate is altered from "MD" to "BF", yet a newly qualified doctor's plate would only be changed to "MB".
    • Doctor at Large: The letter Sir Lancelot gives to Dr. Sparrow is folded into four at first, yet later is folded into three.
    • Doctor in Love: Mrs. Mimps' son's mouth clearly does not move when speaks.
    • Doctor in Distress (1963):
      • The ambulance man's hat is blown off by the wind as he tries to overtake Sir Lancelot, but when he arrives at Hampden Cross Hospital he is once more wearing it.
      • Dr. Sparrow changes from leaning out of a compartment window to leaning out of a door window when his train leaves the station.
    • Doctor in Clover:
      • Despite leaving his suitcase at the prison, Dr. Grimsdyke once more has it when he arrives at Hampden Cross Hospital.
      • The fire extinguisher foam on Sir Lancelot disappears once he is in his car.
      • The lines Sir Lancelot draws on Wendover's chest change size between shots.
    • Doctor in Trouble: The ropes extending from the Golden Horn to the Drobny disappear in a wide shot.
  • Double Team: If your television has the right (or wrong) display settings, just before the tiger jumps out from the darkness in the film's climax, you can see the shadowy outline of the animal handler apparently letting it out of its cage.
  • In one scene in Ernest Scared Stupid, when garbage is falling out of Ernest's truck, you can clearly see a stage hand pushing the garbage out of the truck with a hammer.
  • In Escape from New York right near the 43 minute mark as Snake is escaping the crazies he kicks a door in and looks around, and his eyepatch has slipped and you very clearly see his eye underneath.
  • The Evil Dead (1981): As Ash holds the chainsaw up to the possessed Linda, in the close-ups she's laughing maniacally, but in another shot you can see that her pulse is racing - the actress clearly being terrified at a chainsaw being so close to her chest.
  • In The Goonies there is a moment during an argument between Mikey (played by Sean Astin) and Brand (played by Josh Brolin) where Mikey calls him Josh. Astin points this out during the DVD commentary.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: In Harry and Malfoy's duel, Malfoy falls down from Harry's Rictusempra spell. When Snape pulls Malfoy up, a cameraman is visible on the left side of the screen.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The prop version of the The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore has many errors in it. Mrs. Dumbledore's name Kendra is written as "Canard", Bathilda Bagshot is "Batholith", Godric's Hollow is "God's like Hollow", and Hogwarts is "Hog warts".
  • In The Hideous Sun Demon, George Messorio pulls a Colt Pocket Hammerless on Gilbert McKenna inside Trudy's house. However, when the two go outside, George's gun is suddenly a Luger P08.
  • Independence Day:
    • Despite starting on what should be a sweltering July morning in America, Connie's USA Today has a weather map that's closer to mid-winter.
    • A B-2 bomber launches a nuclear missile at the DC City Destroyer and banks to the left to get away. However, the display at Area 51 shows the plane banking to the right.
  • Jurassic Park (1993):
    • The film has a hard-to-spot one, in the famous T-Rex scene of all places. Watch the door on the truck that the kids are in - when the POV is inside or near the vehicle, the driver's door is open, but when shown from the other car behind, the door is shut. It closes and re-opens off-camera twice before closing for good on-camera.
    • Also, the T. rex pushes through the ceiling, breaking parts of the glass... but after a few back-and-forward cuts between the dino and the kids, the thing is still intact.
    • When the car rolls over, you can in one shot see the wire holding the car, a stage-light and a potted plant in the back.
    • When the raptors enter the kitchen where you can see a hand wobble one around.
    • Since they cut the shot where she grabs it from the movie itself (it's in the theatrical trailer on the DVD, though), at the end of the Jeep ride near the beginning of the film, Ellie suddenly has an exotic (and according to her, extinct) leaf in her hands from out of nowhere.
  • Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings had a few. Just two examples from The Return of the King: When the Nazguls descend on the city, you can count them and there are clearly 10 of them instead of 9. When Aragorn is giving his epic speech, the camera pans over the army a few times. One particular soldier who shows up at least twice on the screen is clearly wearing glasses.
  • On the Buses films:
    • On the Buses:
      • Almost as soon as Stan walks off-camera after Blakey's telling off at the start of the film, Jack rings the bell and the bus moves off, even though that wasn't nearly enough time for Stan to get to the cab.
      • The knickers on the line at Betty's house change positions between shots.
      • A tan-coloured car in front of the laundrette and two people watching from a balcony disappear between shots.
      • The colour of Stan's steering wheel changes colour from white to black when he is trying to make a quick getaway from Betty's house.
      • Vera's boots change into shoes when she feels the spiders on her legs.
      • The women drivers in the canteen change positions between shots.
      • Stan clearly misses some cups when putting Olive's diuretic pills in women drivers' tea.
      • The poster on the side of Ada's bus changes when she returns to the depot after driving down the motorway.
      • At the end of the film, the license plate on Stan's bus changes from "WN 0 476" to "VNO 857".
    • Mutiny on the Buses:
      • When Stan and Susy are making out in the top of his bus, she is undressed and on top of him in the wide shot but clothed and under him in the close-up.
      • A crewmember is briefly seen inside the workman's tent holding onto the side when Arthur crashes into it with his motorbike.
      • The set roof is briefly visible before Blakey shows Stan and Jack the radio control.
    • Holiday on the Buses:
      • The bus that crashes into Stan's in the opening scene can be spotted waiting in the background before the crew need to film it.
      • When Luigi is about to dump Stan on the fried eggs, fried eggs are already visible on Stan's trousers.
  • The Outsiders has Dallas falling off the chair at the drive-in. It was completely accidental and Ponyboy looks briefly at the camera, expecting the director to say "cut", but they kept rolling.
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space is notorious for this. It has so many bloopers that listing them all would require a whole page. The reason for this is that Ed Wood never did retakes to cut down on costs. Thus, you get goofs like the gravestone being knocked over. And it didn't help that some of the actors were deliberately creating them, just to prod Ed Wood into saying "cut." (He didn't.)
  • Please Turn Over:
    • When Edward arrives at his office, an outdoor clock reads 9:30, but once he's inside, the clock reads 9:00.
    • When Edward talks to Janet in the tea shop, he puts his hat on a stand, but when they leave, the hat is once more in his hand.
  • In Raising the Wind, Mervyn's tray disappears and reappears during the canteen scene.
  • The Ur-Example could very well come from none other than the oldest narrative film known, the 1896 Rip Van Winkle. In this silent short made up of several 20-25 second clips, after the strange "dwarfs" have sent Van Winkle to sleep by sharing a drink with him, they all slip behind rocks and the hillside, vanishing into the wilderness as mysteriously as they came ... only for one of the actors to stand up and take off his hat, evidently not realizing the camera was still in operation.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show has a sequence where Frank runs his finger down Rocky's chest while singing "ste-e-e-eam". During the utterance, a beep can be heard—someone accidentally bumped a synthesizer while mixing the music (this occurs during the song "Charles Atlas").
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo had at least two. The first one is when Dolph Lundgren's character jumps over a car. He is shown standing by the side of the car and uses a spring to catapult himself. The second one is when he shoots a pipe to have the steam inside it distract bad guys. A random man can clearly be seen sitting next to Dolph with a extinguisher and then using it.
  • An exterior scene in the 1983 televised version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture which someone had added in without noticing it hadn't been finished.
  • Star Wars:
    • A New Hope:
      • Right after returning from the big final battle, Luke runs up to Princess Leia and Mark Hamill apparently yells "Carrie!" (the actress' name) instead of "Leia!" Mark Hamill responded to the matter on Twitter saying that he said "There she-!" when dubbing his line, making this a Pop Culture Urban Legend.
      • Lest we forget the infamous "stormtrooper banging his head on the door" scene. In a possible Parody Retcon (IMDb's goof pages even say it's a joke to begin with), the latest home video releases add a loud thud to that. It was even carried into Episode II, where Jango hits his head on the closing door of the Slave I.
      • Let's not claim that any blooper is hard to catch in Star Wars, because according to this page, there are 277 mistakes in A New Hope alone.
    • Revenge of the Sith: Hayden Christensen forgot the right glove of his costume before filming the scene where Anakin arrives on Mustafar, and so did everyone else. Looking past the dark lighting of the scene will reveal that, as he puts his hood up, he's somehow miraculously grown back his right hand as it's not a prosthetic.
    • The Rise of Skywalker had one caught months before the movie even came out: In the D23 sizzle reel teaser, sharp-eyed fans spotted a telltale sign that Kylo Ren's cape during a scene of him fighting with Rey was in fact CGI, as it was not visible in his reflection in a pool of water. Fortunately, it was fixed in the final product.
  • Tetris (2023):
    • The film does not bother to try and hide the fact that footage of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! was lifted directly from Game Grumps, as evidenced by the trademark orange-patterned borders on the footage.
    • Henk Rogers mentions several game duos while pleading his case to Hiroshi Yamauchi. One of these duos is Link and Zelda; however the screen shows a green and blue Link from The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, with Zelda herself nowhere to be found.
  • Two with mud in Up the Front:
    • The amount of mud the motorbike sprays on Lurk lessens between shots.
    • The mud splattered on the sign at Monique's is more widespread between shots.
  • In Watch Your Stern, "Refrigeration" is misspelt as "Refridgeration" on the cool room plans.
  • In The Wiggles' Magical Adventure, Captain Feathersword accidentally bumps the breast of another pirate. It's a tiny little blooper (if she had been wearing a solid color rather than the stripes, no one would have ever noticed), but of the sort that once you have seen it it's hard not to notice it every time - especially because the pirate reacts to something Feathersword let slip, but it's easy afterward to wonder if she's reacting to the bump.

  • In the audio book version of Summer Knight from The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden is being held up by his neck. Narrator James Marsters proceeds to read Harry's spoken line with a gruff, choked voice, as if he was having trouble breathing.
    Marsters:"Wait a minute," I managed to say. "Okay, he's off. Put me down." The grip on the back of my neck relaxed... Oh. Oh, it's at the back of his neck. Fuck. [goes back to the beginning of the line and proceeds to read it in a normal voice]
  • Harry Potter:
    • In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry breaks his right arm, but Mary GrandPré's illustration for the American edition shows his left arm broken.
    • In the original printing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the souls of Voldemort’s victims came out of his wand in the wrong order. Harry’s dad James came out before his mother Lily, even though James died first. It was correct in the original manuscript but one of the editors thought it was wrong and Rowling acquiesced. It’s been fixed in subsequent editions. She chalks it up to them all being sleep deprived from the rush in trying to get the book out on time.
    • In the American audio book of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, after Harry arrives at 12 Grimmauld Place after witnessing Nagini attack Arthur Weasley in his dream, Jim Dale reads the line "Back again, the blood-traitor brats! Is it true their father's dying?" in the voice of the portrait of Sirius Black's mother. However, as Sirius orders Kreacher out of the room immediately afterwards, this was clearly meant to be said by Kreacher.
    • Despite Ron being too afraid to use Voldemort's name throughout the series, he says it twice in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and nobody else reacts: once when he sarcastically tells Hermione, "I forgot we’ll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library," and later when he asks Remus Lupin, "Why didn’t Voldemort declare himself Minister for Magic?"
  • Survivor Dogs:
    • In chapter 5 of the first book, Lucky accidentally calls Ice Wind by its human term "winter".
    • In the second arc book Packs Divided, Storm accidentally asks the Forest-Dog to bless her pack with "good New-Leaf prey". The problem is that Survivors uses "Tree Flower", not "New Leaf", for spring. Warriors is the one that uses "newleaf" (and without the space). The two series are written by teams of authors writing under Erin Hunter, but the three writers of Survivors don't write for Warriors.
  • Universal Monsters:
    • In book 2, "madman" is accidentally spelled "mad man" the one time it's used, rather than the usual spelling (as seen elsewhere in the series). It happens again late in book 4.
    • Garmon misspells Frankenstein's name as "Frankenstien" on multiple occasions in book 3.
    • In book 6, Nina refers to Larry Talbot as Larry Tate more than once, before using the correct name later on.
  • Warrior Cats:
    • The series is notorious for the number of errors it contains, from content (getting characters and timelines mixed up) to typos to other editing issues. Some of the more egregious editing issues are Ivypool having two different eye colors on the same page just a few sentences apart, and in the Allegiances of Leopardstar's Honor, both Patchpelt and Whitestorm are listed twice (the latter once as a kit and once as a warrior).
    • There are multiple errors in the audio books as well, usually getting a character's name wrong ("Yellowtail" instead of "Yellowfang" at one point in Into the Wild, "Rainwater" instead of "Rainwhisker" in the 2006 audiobook of Starlight, "Longstar" instead of "Crookedstar" in Squirrelflight's Hope, etc). There's also a moment in the 2010 Fading Echoes audiobook where a line is accidentally read in Jayfeather's voice instead of Squirrelflight's. (It's supposed to be where Squirrelflight asks Jayfeather, "Did you say that?" and Jayfeather shakes his head silently, and Squirrelflight goes on in the same paragraph, "I didn't think so." The audiobook makes it sound like Jayfeather's responding and uncertain about whether he said it or not.)

    Live-Action TV 

In General:

  • Even occasionally slip through in narrations and voice-overs; for example "Forensic Detectives" had a dangerous crime scene being declared a "Big hazard" rather than "bio hazard".
  • Being unscripted for the most part, Billy Connolly's world tour of Scotland naturally included the bloopers: one notable one was when Billy's car stalled while he was giving a speech on Robert Bruce.
    Robert Bruce said, "as long as a hundred men remain alive-" Oh God, I've stalled the car... Robert Bruce never stalled his car! Look, there's a learner driver behind us! Oh to be a fly on the wall in that car: (silly voice) "Now, Reginald, I hope you're watching that idiot. If I ever catch you doing a thing like that, I'll have you struck off..."

By Series:

  • In the Andor episode "Nobody's Listening", a very well-hidden Pelican equipment case is zip-tied inside a cart of machine parts.
  • In the Angel episode "I Will Remember You", when Angel tells Buffy time will be reversed and their day of perfect happiness together will be undone, Buffy starts crying. When Angel comforts her, David Boreanaz is clearly heard calling Sarah Michelle Gellar by her real name, instead of her character's name, because she was an unabashed Shipper on Deck and really had a hard time with that scene.
  • Since the first three seasons of the British TV series The Avengers (1960s) were shot live on videotape, there was no provision for correcting errors. Frequently, the actors would flub lines, props would not work, a moving camera would run into a prop, boom microphones would wind up in a shot, etc. Only after the series went to film during the Emma Peel era were the bloopers drastically reduced.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • In "Once More, With Feeling", during the "Something to Sing About" number - if you look closely in the right corner, you can see Amber Benson accidentally walk into a pole and adjust herself before returning to the dance.
    • In the scene with Anya, Xander and Giles walking on the street, they pass an office building with glass walls. The film crew can be seen reflected in the glass.
    • During "The Wish" when Cordelia and Anya are talking in the courtyard, an extra can be seen standing in the background - clearly unsure of what she's supposed to be doing and then suddenly moving.
    • "Empty Places" picks up immediately after "Dirty Girls" and Anya's hair is suddenly curly instead of straight - where she wouldn't have had time to curl it, nor any reason to.
  • The Carol Burnett Show would have them aired if neither take came out right.
  • There are so many in Doctor Who that it now has its own page.
  • In the Donkey Hodie special "A Donkey Hodie Halloween", during the "Donkey Hodie's Halloween Help Academy" song, Donkey opens her mouth seconds before she's actually supposed to do so during a part where Panda is singing.
  • Double Dare (1986): The Inside Scoop video included footage of an obstacle course mishap on the first taped show. The course began with the innocently-named "Nightmare" obstacle in which a contestant had to look for a flag in a giant pillow.
    • Take One: Sixty seconds after host Marc Summers gave the signal, the contestant came up empty with the stage covered in feathers. It turned out that the staff forgot to put the flag inside. They let the team try it again.
    • Take Two: Due to miscommunication, the flag still wasn't in the pillow. Marc thought one of the producers placed the flag, and the producers thought he did so.
    • Take Three: The team finally found the flag, but a cameraman slipped and blocked their path as they were making their way to the next obstacle. To make matters worse, no time went off the clock.
    • Take Four: Went into the episode as aired. The team completed six out of the eight obstacles.
  • The initial airing of the Season 8 Game of Thrones episode "The Last of the Starks" infamously showed a modern disposable coffee cup with a lid on the table next to Daenerys in the scene where the Northmen and Wildlings are congratulating Jon Snow. Later broadcasts and streaming services edited it out.
  • Eurovision Song Contest: The final of the international competition is broadcast live each year, with each country's contestant performing onstage. In the 2023 final, a cable connected to part of Finnish singer Käärijä's set failed to detach properly. Luckily, Käärijä managed to dodge the cable while circling the set, narrowly avoiding a blow to the head.
  • H₂O: Just Add Water's "The Siren Effect" has most of the episode taking place at a sleepover around Cleo's. But earlier in the episode she said a throwaway line to Miss Chatham about it being a Wednesday - making one wonder why she's having a sleepover on a school night. Additionally none of the girls are shown getting ready for school the next day.
  • Often left in on the show Hee Haw (as the bloopers were often funnier than the jokes!).
  • Interview with the Vampire (2022):
  • A crew member was visible in the background in Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian. He was digitally removed six days after the episode released, but not before he became a meme known as "Jeans Guy".
  • In the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode "The Ninja Encounter, Part II", a handwritten note reading "Zedd makes Flower guy appear" flashes on the screen immediately before the shot in which Lord Zedd creates Terror Blossom.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000:
    • In the episode featuring Mitchell, Joel tosses the Daktari stool behind him after they get Movie Sign. It falls behind Servo and hits Kevin Murphy, who lets out a loud "OW!"
    • After the third segment, in Teenagers From Outer Space, Kevin's hands can be seen taking Servo from Joel.
  • In the The Noddy Shop episode "Slugger", Noah accidentally calls Sam "Itchy".
  • The Dutch comedians Rooyakkers, Kamps & Kamps parodied this by redoing sketches from their show as an encore, only to deliberately screw them up.
  • Start-Up: In a first-season episode, Izzy loiters outside the RadCoin building, and its sign pops out of existence a split second before the scene cuts, revealing that it was inserted digitally.
  • Supernatural
    • In "Folsom Prison Blues" (S02, Ep19) of , when Dean stands up in the prison yard with his hands full of cigarettes, Jared Padalecki seem to be smirking and mouths the words, "Hey, fellas!" along with Jensen Ackles. The director must have decided to Throw It In! rather then getting another shot of this scene.
    • There's another case of this at the end of "Bad Day at Black Rock". When Bela runs off with Dean's winning lotto tickets, Jensen Ackles ad-libs his comically furious, "Son of a bitch!" You can see Jared break character and start to laugh before turning his head away from the camera.
  • The Dick Clark - Ed McMahon series TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes and the British (ITV) series that inspired it, Denis Norden's "(It'll Be) Alright on the Night" (which first aired in 1977).
  • Twin Peaks is a rare case where a blooper led to long-term consequences in the show. While filming the last shot of the pilot, set director Frank Silva's reflection appeared in a mirror by accident. David Lynch, who had already been toying with the idea of giving Silva an actual role, created BOB as a result.
  • Deliberate inversion: The CBS game show Whew! posited clues to the contestants as "bloopers"—a statement with the end deliberately wrong. Contestants had to correct the blooper to make progress on the game board.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • "Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams" was an entire 90-minute video of bloopers and comedy moments — unintended and intended — released in the winter of 1985 by the WWF's home video distribution arm, Coliseum Video. The first national video release by Coliseum Video, blooper moments included:
    • Iron Mike Sharpe wrestling a Jobber whose hairpiece keeps falling off.
    • Korean wrestler Tiger Chung Lee note  attempting to demonstrate martial arts skills by break bricks with his bare hands, only to find he cannot ... because these were fireplace bricks with metal rods inserted note .
  • A future Coliseum Video release included footage of Don Muraco's infamous squash match where he eats a meatball sandwich while wrestling a jobber ... only for Captain Lou Albano (Muraco's manager at the time) to slip on a piece of the sandwich. Albano was not injured but Muraco is seen visibly doing all he can to stay in character and hold back his laughter at the situation.
  • Booker T getting a little too involved in his interview: "Hulk Hogan! We comin' for you, nigga!"
  • Big Show not paying attention in an interview and referring to Kai En Tai as "those two gooks."
  • Owen Hart once claimed he kicked his brother Bret's "leg out from his leg!"
  • From SummerSlam 1989: Mean Gene Okerlund begins his pre-match interview with Ravishing Rick Rude and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, only to have the SummerSlam sign behind them fall right off the wall. Gene yells out loud, "Fuck it!"
  • One DX segment had Triple H go, "Now Shane...I mean's live TV, gimme a break."

  • In the Wolf 359 episode "The Empty Man Cometh", Eiffel was originally going to say the line "How could they do this to us" after finding out The Empty Man was just a trick from Command. Writer Gabriel Urbina thought that didn't sound right and wanted it changed to "How dare they". However, he messed up while retyping it, resulting in the line "How could dare you" making it into the final script. Zach Valenti (Eiffel's VA) delivered it with all the hurt and anger the situation required, before realizing what he had just said.
    Urbina: It took like five minutes to get the reading back on track after that. You guys [the actors] were all laughing, while I was, like, imploding into a ball of shame.

    Video Games 
  • ANNO: Mutationem: In the scene where Sigrid is exploring the Flores household, Ryan's room is mis-spelled as 'Rain'.
  • In Batman: Arkham City, as a generator slams Clayface into the Lazarus Pit and explodes, the vial holding the cure for the Joker's blood is in Batman's left hand, but when he comes to, it's in his right one. In the lead-up to Arkham Knight, some people speculated that it was intentional and proof the Joker took some of the cure and was faking his death. After Knight confirmed the Joker died, though, it's become clear that it was indeed a screw-up.
  • In Dead Rising, the death of the Clown boss involves him falling on his two chainsaws. Yet when he is falling, the saws are held outward, not inward. Of course, seeing him fall on them is Rule of Scary, but it wouldn't have hurt to make sure he was holding them the right way when he fell over.
  • The first Detectives United game, Origins, has one that's only visible if you watch the credits after the game ends. In the section for the voice acting credits, all the characters except for James are missing, and instead the list is of characters who aren't in the game at all. Those who are familiar with Elephant Games products might recognize them - they're the cast of Haunted Hotel: Personal Nightmare. Somehow they ended up being placed not only in the wrong game, but in the wrong series. The Trivia page for the series has a full list of DU bloopers, but this one is arguably the strangest.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has a few audio goofs, such as NPCs messing up their lines and starting over. A strong one happened in Oblivion's expansion, Shivering Isles. Near the end of the quest "The Cold Flame of Agnon," the commander of your chosen side sacrifices herself to relight the flame (It Makes Sense in Context), by performing seppuku. She does it without pulling her sword out of the scabbard. That's one sharp scabbard.
  • In Final Fantasy VII Remake, there's a passage where Tifa has to perform a jumping puzzle to break into the Shinra building, where she's scripted to mess up her jump and fall to the floor, at which Cloud panics and starts bounding down the stairs towards her. However, due to the need to move Cloud into place for this scene, Cloud begins the scene by wandering up to the top of the stairs and visibly waiting at it, like an actor hitting his mark.
  • Limbo of the Lost left in one voice actor having an extended coughing fit mid-take.
  • Some assets of Love & Pies are improperly layered such as the firewood rack in the romantic date room, causing characters to seemingly walk behind it instead of in front of it whenever they enter the room.
  • No Umbrellas Allowed:
    • If your house is in Simuruk Lofts, your character is seen floating above the pavement in Ending 7 when AVAC Fixes him and takes away his property in accord with the Fixie Pension Plan or ships him off to Bluebird for slave labor.
    • In Ending 8, a doctor is improperly layered above the medicine cart as he prepares to administer the memory restoration drug on the protagonist.
  • In Octopath Traveler, during Ophilia's Chapter 2, when Derryl says, "We'll be back for you later, Emil. If you know what's good for you, you better find that brooch.", his friend Nate's voice comes out of his mouth. This suggests that Nate was originally going to say this line, but the developers/designers later changed it to Derryl while forgetting to re-record it.
  • In Octopath Traveler II, in Hikari's "Upbringing" travel banter, Agnea's name is misspelled as "Angea".
  • Pajama Sam in No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside has two errors exclusive to re-releases. In the 1999 version, some of the well's dialogue is in Dutch. The 2002 revision fixes this, but adds another problem: one of the click points in a dancing room is a poster covered up by a couch. When one of the animations plays, it overlaps the couch.
  • The English localization of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies includes many typos and a few instances of dialogue being labeled as from the wrong character. Additionally, the cleaning robot on Aura Blackquill's desk in the robotics lab has "Invalid Message" over its dialogue boxes instead of a name tag.
  • Pokémon:
    • Before the post-game superboss battle with Steven in Pokémon Emerald, he says, "We battled alongside each other at the SOOTOPOLIS SPACE CENTER," even though the Space Center is actually located in Mossdeep City.
    • Pokémon Black and White: When first encountered on Route 7 before it begins roaming around Unova, Tornadus in Black uses the cry of its White-exclusive counterpart, Thundurus.
    • In Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon, the Totem Raticate uses Gumshoos's cry from Sun before its battle.
    • There's a mouse cursor in the Pokémon Sword and Shield intro (a video on the Player Character's smartphone) and a cursor also flies across the screen during the end credits, as the camera pans behind the drumming Rillaboom.
  • Psychonauts 2: In a cutscene near the end of the game, Milla and Sasha are seen wearing their old outfits. When they get sucked into a whirlpool immediately afterwards, Milla's back in her new outfit.
  • Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise has a lot of bugs you'd think they'd easily catch in beta testing. One of these is during a minigame where you have to get five bunnies into a magician's hat. Sometimes, they spawn off-screen, and your only choice is to exit and re-enter the game.
  • In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, one cutscene mistakenly brings up one of Ess's lines ("Just, uh... try not to hurt me, okay?") as being spoken by Lemres, even though it's clearly Ess's voice clip that plays. A later patch fixed this error.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • In Shadow the Hedgehog, during a scene before Space Gadget and Lost Impact, Sonic says, "We're on our way to the ARK, so I guess that means we're going too!" Presumably, this line should say "They're [the Black Arms are] on their way to the ARK, so I guess that means we're going too!"
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), along with the numerous bugs, has two actual voice acting bloopers. The first one is a G.U.N. agent saying "Book of Darkness" over Rouge's radio instead of "Scepter of Darkness" (the subtitles remain correct though). The second (and more egregious) one is a G.U.N. commander telling Shadow to head to Wave Ocean, messing up his line, and repeating it again.
  • The English localization of Suikoden has Kirkis start a conversation with, "After returning from Dwarves' Village". This is a developer note accidentally inserted into the dialogue. It results in every character saying the line intended for the previous character, with the actual final line going unused.
  • The lightsabers in Star Wars: The Old Republic are a notoriously finicky "prop"; sometimes, according to some mysterious logic of the game's own devising, when a character draws a lightsaber in a cinematic it doesn't light, or lights but doesn't make the distinctive lightsaber-igniting sound effect.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY: Volume 5's battle at Haven Academy is animated in stages by completely different teams and only connected together at the end of the process. This lack of coordination produces a series of inconsistencies that make it appear as though characters are teleporting around the battlefield.
  • Sonic for Hire: In Season 5, a duplicate of Earthworm Jim's head can be seen when he and Eggman and blasting asteroids.


    Web Videos 
  • In the "Indiana Jones" episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd, the Nerd pulls out a game cartridge, tosses it up into the air, and whips the cartridge...followed by the sound of glass smashing offscreen and the Nerd saying "Oh shit!"
  • "enttry" #37 of Marble Hornets had a brief shot of a kid with a SpongeBob SquarePants shirt; the first SpongeBob episode aired in 1999, while that footage was supposedly shot in 1991. The crew quickly removed and edited the video.
  • In The Nostalgia Chick's Bratz episode, when the Critic is reasoning with her about why he made her do the movie, he pushes the door and she pulls, which should actually open the door but it remains closed.
  • Party Crashers:
  • In Stuart Ashen's review of the C64 Mini, he says that he wants to take a look at the joystick. This is then followed by about fifteen seconds of silence where he does absolutely nothing. Apparently he originally intended to put music over this bit, but forgot to edit it in.
  • In Todrick Hall's The Wizard of Ahhhs featuring Pentatonix, when the Scarecrow (Scott Hoying), Dorothy (Kirstin Maldonado), and Toto (Kevin Olusola) are rescuing the Tin Man (Mitch Grassi), they all turn quickly to look at the camera and Kevin misses it all together and has to readjust his eyes.

    Western Animation 
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: Sometimes, minor characters will be shown in a place, and a few moments later, they will be in a completely different place, and they wouldn't have had time to move. Some episodes also take place during school time, but at another place, and students and staff members will be there instead of being at school.
  • The American Dragon: Jake Long episode "Flight of the Unicorn" has a scene where Jake gets on his skateboard despite not having the backpack containing said skateboard with him at the moment.
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: In "Kidney Car", when Carl signals the towing truck to move his car, his arm still remained in place without any movement.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes:
    • The otherwise well-written episode "Who Do You Trust?" has at least two: Janet's wings suddenly appearing, then disappearing between shots, and Tony inexplicably losing his jacket while in Nick Fury's safehouse.
    • The first season finale, "A Day Unlike Any Other", has Loki shatter Captain America's shield, which suddenly becomes fixed again in a group shot, then appears shattered again at the end of the episode.
    • "Secret Invasion" has Nick Fury's eye patch covering the wrong eye in the final scene.
    • Vision is badly damaged at the end of "Ultron Unlimited." In the next episode, "Yellowjacket," he appears alive and well. However, the episode after that, "Emperor Stark," begins with Vision undergoing the process of becoming repaired. It could be handwaved that the episodes were aired out-of-order, if not for the fact that Yellowjacket briefly appears in "Emperor."
  • "Fly Girl", an episode of The Backyardigans has the kids go to Uniqua's house for a snack when it was Tyrone who invited them over and not Uniqua.
  • Batman: The Animated Series—"Heart of Ice" has at least two shots where Batman's insignia inverts (yellow bat/black oval).
  • Three from The Beatles, all vocal issues:
    • In "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby," Paul's voice comes out of John when asking "Did you find Tokyo, Ringo?"
    • In "Mr. Moonlight," Paul is singing with John's voice on the opening of the song.
    • In the bumper arc where the Beatles are lost in a desert and Ringo inadvertantly creates a rainstorm, John says "You must've done a rain dance" with George's voice.
  • In the Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown episode "Please Please Hercules," two bank robbers who stole the circus payroll have Bozo and Butch tied up in a basement when the circus starts a procession through town. As Hercules the elephant (with whom Bozo established a bond) passes by, Bozo calls for help out to him. In one scene Bozo's hands are tied, the next—an exterior shot— Bozo's arms are untied as he cups his hands around his mouth to call out. The scene following has him tied up again.
  • The original airing of the Captain N: The Game Master episode "How's Bayou?" had missing backgrounds in several shots. These were fixed in reruns and syndication, but Shout! Factory's DVD release and Jaroo oddly have the original, incomplete version.
  • Deliberate inversion: The Danger Mouse episode "Duckula Meets Frankenstoat" has DM and Penfold bursting through a door to confront Dr. Frankenstoat, and DM flubs his line twice.
  • Multiple times during Darkwing Duck you can see either Darkwing without his mask or Drake Mallard with the bottom lines of Darkwing's mask drawn on his face.
  • The Fairly OddParents! episode "The Big Fairy Share Scare" has Cosmo suddenly regaining his wand out of nowhere moments after it fell into a chasm.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Love Thy Trophy", at one point Lois refers to Bonnie as Debbie.
  • One version of the Flintstones episode "Alvin Brickrock Presents" is missing all background music and sound effects, except for the sounds made by Alvin Brickrock's pet bird at the end.
  • Jelly Jamm tends to apply the same lip sync to every character in a scene. This often leads to instances where characters' mouths are moving without sound; and worse, instances where their mute character appears to be speaking.
  • The Garfield Show episode "Land of Hold" includes a shot where the animation is obviously unfinished. This was fixed in international versions, but remains in the English versions on Netflix and the official YouTube upload.
  • In the very early episodes of KaBlam!, June's ponytail is missing in some shots (no wonder so many people thought she was a guy!).
  • Looney Tunes: In "Porky Pig's Feat," Daffy Duck is issuing a challenge to the hotel manager. A frame of a Daffy cel photographed painted side up can be seen if frozen in the right spot. The redrawn 1967 edition of the cartoon actually re-creates that errant cel!
  • Metalocalypse: In the very first episode, "The Curse of Dethklok", during the scene of Skwisgaar and Toki at the grocery store, a piece of storyboard of Skwisgaar looking down can be seen at the top right of the screen.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • The show has a lot of mess-ups where a character will spontaneously gain or lose wings or a horn or simply have messed up features thanks to layering mistakes. Some became memetic like the Cyclops Pony, fully developed characters like the much beloved Derpy Hooves, or just triggered nightmares like this horrifying thing.
    • The Croatian HRT dub of the show, which aired 2 seasons so far with a rough 2-3 year gap between each one, is chock-full of these on a technical level. The most common bloopers involved are lines of dialogue being looped for no reason, recordings overlapping each other and sounds clips (both voice recordings and sounds from the source soundtrack) playing at irrelevant times. Individual examples include Twilight having one of her lines spoken by a man, the Baby Cakes' crying being completely absent in the Piggy Dance song, one of Gustave Le Grand's lines playing way prematurely in ""MMMystery on the Friendship Express" (and replacing some dialogue of Mulia Mild, while at it), Twilight introducing herself to Applejack and then making a strange nondescript "eugh" sound in "Friendship is Magic, part 1", and some dialogue from the official recap of "A Canterlot Wedding" being literally nonsensical due to consisting of lines taken from entirely different scenes.
  • Nella the Princess Knight: No matter what Nella is wearing when she decides it's time to be a Princess Knight, the Transformation Sequence shows her everyday dress being turned into an armor.
  • Ninjago had its share of animation errors in the earlier seasons, such as characters occasionally speaking in each other's voices (Jay talking in Cole's voice in one scene of the episode Wrong Place, Wrong Time, for example) and at least one instance of a background character being stuck in a T-pose. These issues were largely sorted out as the show went on, but the odd goof did sometimes slip through, like during Scott's Heroic Sacrifice near the end of season 12. The emotional impact of the scene is hindered somewhat by the fact that they forgot to render his legs in one shot. He's supposed to be seen just from the waist up in this shot and since everyone is Built with LEGO they can just leave out body parts that would be off-screen anyway, but he moves close enough to the camera that the nothing he's walking on can be clearly seen.
  • The Owl House: In "Yesterday's Lie", the first few shots of the kitchen refrigerator show the doors are clean, but the scene a minute later depicts it with magnets and post-it-notes stuck to the freezer.
  • The Patrick Star Show:
    • "Stuntin'":
      • When Patrick gets woken up by an airhorn, the hand shape and context of the scene show that it's clearly GrandPat doing it, but the coloring matches Squidina's arm instead.
      • When Squidina is screwing the cap back on her airhorn, she has two legs instead of four.
    • Parodied in "Bubble Bass Reviews". Bubble Bass points out a clip on Patrick's show where Patrick throws a baseball that switches directions between shots. He complains that the shots don't match up... and now his basement is suddenly filled with Christmas decorations.
      Bubble Basss: The shots don't hook up! My immersion is ruined! You had ONE JOB, and YOUUU GOOF'D!
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • In "S'Winter" when Stacy makes her cameo near the end, she's overlapped by two other background characters and isn't blinking, possibly lazily edited in at the last minute.note 
    • There are numerous scenes where Isabella switches to her usual pink dress when she is supposed to be in her Fireside Girls uniform.
  • Some of them show up in The Pound Puppies movie; two noticeable ones are a character's nose disappearing for several frames in one shot and a character who had supposedly been kidnapped being shown briefly with the characters rescuing her.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016) has too many animation errors to count. Also on at least one occasion one of the girls spoke with the wrong girl's voice.
  • The Raccoons:
    • In "Cold Feet!", Bert Raccoon can be seen in the audience during Ingrid Bellamour's speech against the Rotco Corporation even though he's supposed to be in the middle of skydiving with Cedric at that point in the episode. A later shot attempts to correct this mistake by recoloring his sweater blue.
    • In the Precap to "Moving In!", George Raccoon's leg vanishes in a shot highlighting Lisa Raccoon's outburst at the dinner table. This mistake is fixed in the episode proper.
  • Rainbow Brite has the opening where one of the colour kids was rescued...then mysteriously appears in Murky's vehicle with the other colour kids who were supposed to have not been found yet.
  • Ready Jet Go!:
    • Dr. Rafferty's legs are missing when she participates in a standing ovation in "Holidays in Boxwood Terrace", unintentionally making her look like a ghost.
    • In "Jet's First Halloween", there are pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns placed outside the Propulsion house, even though they didn't carve any pumpkins.
    • In "Sunspot and the Great Red Spot", when Sunspot is about to go outside the saucer, Sean and Sydney are in their regular clothes instead of their spacesuits.
  • Recess: One episode has Gretchen walk to a hole in the playground and mysteriously vanish.
  • Rick and Morty: In "Something Ricked This Way Comes", during the post-credits sequence, the sign "God Hates Fags" held by the homophobe briefly changes to say "God Hates You" instead.
  • Robotboy: There's a scene in the episode "Traffic Slam" where Tommy, Lola and Gus are in the back seat of the Turnbull family car. Lola's legs are spread apart and she is shown with no panties. A couple of scenes later, her panties are restored.
  • Rugrats episode "The Family Tree" has a minor goof when Angelica says to Tommy "but he did all that bad stuff that you got blamed for" - the audio plays before Angelica opens her mouth.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • "Mystery Mask Mix-Up" has Scooby on top of the car driven by Zin Tuo's zombie minions. The Mystery Machine turns a curve, and we see Scooby inside with the kids. The zombie's car follows them with Scooby on top.
    • "Ghastly Ghost Town", from "The New Scooby-Doo Movies", contains probably the biggest blooper of the franchise ever. After Velma goes missing, the gang (with the help of the Three Stooges) sets off to find her. However, as they do so, Velma is seen... among them, as if she were looking for herself. Apparently, the animators forgot they couldn't recycle the animation in this one case.
    • In "What a Night For a Knight" there's the scene where Shaggy trips over Scooby (who had been chasing a frog). Scooby's left leg is unpainted while the area around it is painted. Later in the episode, Shaggy says "That's using the old noodle" without his lips moving.
  • The Simpsons: In "Paths of Glory", Yeardley Smith flubs the line "feminine" as "feminim".
  • One episode of the animated The Smurfs (1981) had a smurf pulling an unconscious Azrael by his tail. After a few seconds, Azrael wakes up, and his tail phases through his right leg (one image it's drawn behind the leg, the next one it's drawn in front of it).
  • Sofia the First: In "The Buttercups", when the eponymous scouts are working towards their Birdhouse Building Badges, twins Peg and Meg are shown with their Woodworking Badges before they officially receive them after gathering firewood.
  • South Park: Episode 101 "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" is filled with this, being the only episode of the show that's actually animated with paper. There's a scene where Kenny's eyes overlap his parka, three different shots in which the animator's hands can be seen, and even a scene in which Stan says "Damn, Cartman!" in Kyle's voice.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • The episodes "Face Freeze!" and "Its A Sponge Bob Christmas" have SpongeBob walking into Sandy's treedome without wearing his water-filled fishbowl and not drying up. "Face Freeze!" also has Patrick do the same thing. Though according to Word of God for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas", the budget could not afford to animate a water helmet in stop motion animation.
    • One episode has Spongebob blatantly refer to Sandy as "Sandy Squirrel" instead of "Sandy Cheeks".
    • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", the scene when the News Reporter says Every Villain Is Lemons, Villain is misspelled "Villian".
    • In any episode where the Krusty Krab appears but Plankton is absent, the Chum Bucket would be missing across the street.
    • Numerous episodes have SpongeBob's teeth or pants uncolored for a frame.
    • In "C.H.U.M.S.", Mr. Lawrence flubs a line. Plankton is supposed to say "I don't need to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula by stealth! With you C.H.U.M. by my side, I can take it by force!" However, the line is spoken so that he starts saying "myself" before switching, so it sounds like "my stealth".
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: In "Cargo of Doom", when Rex is ordering several battalions of clones into AT-TEs, he refers to the first walker as an AT-AT... a vehicle that doesn't even exist at this point in the Star Wars timeline.
  • Steven Universe:
    • An in-universe example occurs in Steven Universe. In "Horror Club", Ronaldo watches the original version of Evil Bear and likes the part where the sound guy is visible.
    • Steven Universe: The Movie: After the song "Change", when Spinel shouts "Just can it, won't ya?!", her heart gem is briefly back right-side-up instead of being upside-down.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is a very Off-Model cartoon. One incident is particularly infamous because Luigi has a red hat and Mario has Luigi's voice.
  • Teen Titans Go!: In "Arms Race with Legs" in one scene where Beast Boy glomps Raven's legs, there's another Beast Boy standing where he jumped from.
  • In "Mama Don't Go" from Timothy Goes to School, the characters take turns telling a story using a "story hat" in which each time one of them wears the hat, they get to make up the next part of the story. Juanita, the new girl, is the last to wear the hat, and gets to make up the ending, in which the main character returns home, gets a party in his honor and eats churros. Juanita explains to the class what churros are and suggests she and her mama could make some to bring in. The scene switches to a wide shot as Mrs. Jenkins thanks her for this and says that it's time for recess. As the kids are shown in the circle, Grace is suddenly wearing the story hat. The focus then switches back to Juanita, along with her mama and the Franks, and Juanita is now wearing the story hat again.
  • Total Drama: Following the initial airing of the 2023 series in Italy, MK's skin was edited to be less yellow for further broadcasts. But there are still some scenes where she still has her original skintone, such as the elimination ceremony in the first episode.
  • Wacky Races: "Free Wheeling to Wheeling" has Dick Dastardly and Muttley in a derrick crane poised to hook Peter Perfect's car as it comes out of a tunnel. A train comes out instead, and yanks Dastardly and Muttley off with it. The very next scene is a wide shot of the other Wacky Racers, and Dastardly's car, the Mean Machine, among them. It's later revealed that, unlike what the wide shot suggested, Dastardly and Muttley are still in the crane and the train is still pulling it.
  • Early English dub episodes of W.I.T.C.H. have characters saying each other's lines. Most examples have Irma's voice coming out of Will's mouth, or the other way around.
  • The end credits for the X-Men '97 episode "Remember It" sees Todd Haberkorn credited as the voice of Sebastian Shaw when it was really Travis Willingham as stated by the latter.


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Johnathan and Dio enact a famous exchange from Phantom Blood, only to realize something's weird with it.

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