Most Annoying Cartoon Cliches


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

How did they survive childhood?

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 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

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

Like in The Fairly OddParents. - Fandomstuck

13 Character speaking a different language but there are no subtitles

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

Thank god I'm not the only one who finds this crappy. - Redrocm

And lady rainicorn from adventure time - Lunala

14 Celebrities popping out of nowhere

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

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 Everyone starts laughing at the end of an episode

Hercules and the Long Nightmare

Peppa Pig. - PatrickStar3

17 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

18 Talking dogs

Examples: Scooby doo

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

19 Gross-out humor

Too many times 0-0

20 Too much crying


21 Characters all laughing at the end

Examples: Angelina Ballerina
Whisker Haven

In the Disney’s Hercules episode “Hercules and the Long Nightmare” all the gods laughed at the end when Phantasos mentioned a suggestion to the gods to make “naked at school” dreams.

22 Good guys vs bad guys
23 Overuse of surrealism
24 We're suddenly a sitcom
25 Noticeable innuendos
26 Evil comic relief trio
27 Brooding, edgy androgynous villain
28 Tiny, annoying comic relief
29 Villainous hyenas
30 Heroic lions
31 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.

32 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.

33 Talking pets
34 Rude characters
35 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

Examples: Bubble Guppies
Shimmer and Shine

36 Talking vegetables
37 Everyone starts screaming so much you go deaf
38 Floating Chibi critters

For example: Waybuloo

39 Chibi eyed critters
40 Only relying on comedy
41 Characters catching colds
42 Do you see the...
43 Too much laughing
44 All characters cry in sad scenes
45 Too many jokes

Examples: Magical DoReMi
Hello Kitty

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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