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A blooper is pretty much 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.

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).

Not to be confused with the squid enemy from Super Mario Bros., also called "Bloopers", or the grenade launcher nicknamed the blooper.


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  • Pastiched in a commercial for Liberty Mutual 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 
  • 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.
  • 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 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?
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • One of Vegeta's trademarks in Dragon Ball 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".
  • The English dub of the Tamagotchi episode "Cheery Cherry Blossoms" misspells the word "blossoms" as "bloosoms" in the title card.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: In 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.
  • Mole's World cartoon: 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.

    Comic Books 
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW):
    • Andy Price seems to have started a habit of forgetting pegasus wings in Funny enough this is a common animation error in the show. Honest mistakes or accuracy to the source material? You decide.
    • First issue Heather Breckel accidentally gave Applejack RD's color scheme in the panel that only shows a little bit of her face .

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In The Evil Dead 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.
  • 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:
    • The first 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

    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 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • The Dutch comedians Rooyakkers, Kamps & Kamps parodied this by redoing sketches from their show as an encore, only to deliberately screw them up.
  • 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 And 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).
  • 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.
  • Presenting Botchamania
    • Since Botchamania is constantly on the run from copyright law, leaping from one YouTube account to another, let's list some examples anyway!
  • 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 
  • 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.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has a whole lot. This YouTube channel features some of them.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has a few audio goofs, such as NPCs messing up their lines and starting over.
  • Limbo of the Lost left in one voice actor having an extended coughing fit mid-take.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), along with the numerous bugs, has two actual voice acting bloopers. The first one 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 most egregious one) is a G.U.N. commander telling Shadow to head for a specific location, messing up his line, and repeating it again.
  • 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!"
  • 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, the spawn off-screen, and your only choice is to exit and re-enter the game.
  • The first Pajama Sam game had one in the 2002 re-release. 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. This didn't exist in the original, so it's baffling how it would be there.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


    Web Videos 
  • 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.
  • "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 "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!"
  • 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.
  • 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 becomes 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. You can't assume this episode takes place before "Yellowjacket", since it has him in it.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recess:
    • One episode has Gretchen walk to a hole in the playground and mysteriously vanish.
    • The minor character Tracy gets voiced alternately by a male and female voice actor. The Picture Day episode shows Tracy in a dress, meaning the character is meant to be female.
  • 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.
  • One episode of the animated The Smurfs 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).
  • 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.
    • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Super Mario Bros Super Show! is a very Off-Model cartoon. One incident is particularly infamous because Luigi has Mario's 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.
  • 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.

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