Most Annoying Cartoon Cliches

egnomac

The Top Ten

1 Too much satire & cultural references

I wish people would realise that pop culture references aren't as funny as they are seen to be - kempokid

Adult cartoons were a perfect example of adding reference to medias.

2 Over done plots
3 The winners keep winning and the losers keep losing
4 Dumb characters

Cosmo, Timmy's Dad, Patrick, Lindsay, Stimpy, Timmy's Mom. - PatrickStar3

The Dumbest people I know are Fanboy Buhdeuce Patrick and SpongeBob

Dexter and Dee Dee are sooo rude in Rude Removal!

5 Cute & funny sidekicks

Those sidekicks who are only created to be the comic relive or who are comply useless in every situation. - egnomac

6 Characters who impersonate other actors and characters

One character who comes to mind when I think of this is Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures who always does impressions of other actors and comedians like Groucho Marx they start off funny but becomes really annoying and tiring over time. - egnomac

7 The main character being better than everyone else and always succeed just because their the star of the show

Nickolodeon in a nutshell

8 It was all a dream sequence
9 Characters never aging

Here are some that don't age that will be Scaredy and Sway Sway

The problem is, they suffer from horrifying immortality... How come the Simpsons never age when you need them?

20 years, and Ash is still 10 years old. - FluffyBanana

Funny thing is that certain cartoons REVERSE a character's age in the T.V. series than the movie. For example, in Disney's Hercules, in the movie he goes from a baby to a 16 year old to and 18 year old at the end of the movie, and then in the animated series, they make him 2 years younger and turn him back into a 16 year old!

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10 Body switching

This concept has been done to death. - egnomac

Freaky Friday this is not. Quit this madness.

The Contenders

11 The dumb dad and the mom who's too good for him

Like in The Fairly OddParents. - Fandomstuck

12 Characters wearing the same clothes

And for babies and toddlers. no clothes at all except for a diaper only or no pants.

There’s something called clothes shopping which is something I’m sure that most cartoon characters don't do. Even if there r some clothes changes it rarely happens.

For examples: The characters of The Loud House, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, etc.

This creeps me out when animals wear clothes... 😨 - Fandomstuck

13 Celebrities popping out of nowhere

Parry Gripp and Kelly Clarkson in Phineas and Ferb, and Gordon Ramsay in TDA

14 Character speaking a different language but there are no subtitles

Examples are Schnitzel from Chowder and Coco from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Absolutely pointless. - DarkMatter1997

And lady rainicorn from adventure time - Lunala

15 Four finger characters

For example: The Loud House, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, etc. - Fandomstuck

They do this to make a larger profit, though. - Mariomaster63

And toes, too

16 Don't know simple concepts

For example:

Special Agent Oso: Kid don't know how to drink out of water fountain, calls agent for help

EXACTLY SPECIAL AGENT OSO THEN HEAD LADY (Know the name but won’t tell you) SINGS A STUPID SONG ABOUT 3 special steps. The KID CRIES

17 Talking dogs

Examples: Scooby doo

And Jake, Snoopy, Sparky, Scrappy, Spike and many more like too many. - PatrickStar3

18 Gross-out humor

Too many times 0-0

19 Everyone starts laughing at the end of an episode

Peppa Pig. - PatrickStar3

20 Good guys vs bad guys
21 Overuse of surrealism
22 We're suddenly a sitcom
23 Noticeable innuendos
24 Evil comic relief trio
25 Brooding, edgy androgynous villain
26 Tiny, annoying comic relief
27 Villainous hyenas
28 Heroic lions
29 Heroic honey badgers

Bunga does not deserve to be heroic. He's more of a villain than a hero in my opinion. Plus he is annoying.

30 Only cute animals are good guys, and only ugly or vicious animals are villains

This is such a repetitive and annoying trope, to be honest with you.

31 Talking pets
32 Rude characters
33 Stupid 3D animation

More Examples: Blaze and the Monster Machines
PAW Patrol
Little Charmers
Mike the Knight
Sofia the First
Doc McStuffins
Rainbow Rangers
Hermit and Friends
Cubeez

Examples: Bubble Guppies
Shimmer and Shine
VeggieTales

34 Talking vegetables
35 Everyone starts screaming so much you go deaf
36 Floating Chibi critters

For example: Waybuloo

37 Chibi eyed critters
38 Only relying on comedy
39 Characters catching colds
40 Do you see the...
41 Too much crying
42 Too much laughing
43 Characters all laughing at the end

Examples: Angelina Ballerina
Grabouillon
Whisker Haven

44 All characters cry in sad scenes
45 Too many jokes

Examples: Magical DoReMi
Hello Kitty
Jewelpets

46 Kissing humor
47 All characters dance
48 All characters are lost
49 All characters having a sad day
50 All characters having a sleepy morning
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