Top 20 Turtle Flubs

Mike / May 31st, 2011

Video description:
James picks out some of the worst Animation mistakes in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80′s cartoon.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are also known as 忍者神龟, Les Tortues Ninja, Tartarughe Ninja, 忍者タートルズ AKA ティーンエイジ・ミュータント・ニンジャ・タートルズ, Черепашки-ниндзя AKA Подростки-мутанты-ниндзя-черепашки, Las Tortugas Ninja


  • May 31, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I loved finding all the mistakes when I watched the old TMNT as a kid. Hell, now days it would make a great drinking game. Great Post.

    • ShirleeDOrona

      January 2, 2014 at 7:13 am

      my co-worker’s step-sister made $13234 the previous week. she gets paid on the laptop and moved in a $557000 condo. All she did was get blessed and apply the guide leaked on this web site…

      • Blubberislife

        April 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm

        Fuck your co-worker’s slutty step-sister. Spambot.

    • BrandeX

      September 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Several of these wouldn’t have been an issue if the turtles were all wearing red bandannas like they are supposed to.

  • Villarreal

    May 31, 2011 at 12:11 am

    yeah, it’s always a great day when there is something new on cinemassacre!

  • TehJedicake

    May 31, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Fuck yea! You rock James!

  • Steven Jielburg

    May 31, 2011 at 12:16 am

    90s and 80s cartoons seem to have far more errors than cartoons today.

    One of the things I love about ‘em. :D

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Lol no. 20 was probably the funniest for me.

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:27 am

    This cartoon had more errors than any I can remember as a kid. But you know what? It really didn’t matter to me then, and it doesn’t matter to me now because everything else about this cartoon is so well done. I still love watching it all these years later, and always will.

    Great Video James, I hope TMNT Tuesdays goes on for a long time! I have really enjoyed watching each video.

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Good video, its amazing how many mistakes there are in this series. Somehow I am always able to forgive them for it. I always remember seeing these things as a kid and then again with my subsequent viewings as an adult.

  • CaptnHowdy

    May 31, 2011 at 12:42 am

    also, In that last shot april, or i think its april. is like 7 feet tall.

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Those still frames remind me of Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

  • omoi280

    May 31, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Shredder Bebop and Rocksteady are in a boat…. wait i think i heard this joke before

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:49 am

    um WTF was up with the food in the foreground at 2:00?

  • UltimoGuitarist

    May 31, 2011 at 12:54 am

    LMAO @ #13

  • Teapo

    May 31, 2011 at 12:55 am

    My dad used to work in 3D animation. We used to love watching cartoons to find mistakes.

  • Tempest

    May 31, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Woohoo! More Turtle Tuesdays!

  • Shaun

    May 31, 2011 at 1:16 am

    ahahah!! i laughed my ass off at shredder farting!

  • Whoblehwah

    May 31, 2011 at 1:32 am

    XD! We’ll never know what pissed Splinter off.

  • Haisman03

    May 31, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Thank you for another wonderful video, James! Keep up the good work!

  • handsome pete

    May 31, 2011 at 2:41 am

    The turtles are supposed to be short. Okay, not that short, but not like a normal person’s height.

    I was laughing for like a solid minute at pissed off Splinter.

  • startrekalien

    May 31, 2011 at 3:12 am

    “Whoa dude, look at that hand!” I like Donatello’s face at 6:04. Maybe the bear and skeleton are also mutants!

  • May 31, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Pissed off Splinter, awkward pose Shredder and Mikey in that car going down the stairs had me rolling James. Did the animators ever have a “neutral” face for splinter? I would love to know the context of that scene, I’m guessing Mikey pissed him off somehow.

  • May 31, 2011 at 4:32 am

    I can’t stop laughing at #5 and 6!!

  • Cless Aileron

    May 31, 2011 at 4:39 am

    From all the animation error there, I can definitely say the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the least weirdest thing about the show. As if the idea of one of the slowest animal on Earth being a kind of warrior known for implementing agility isn’t weird enough.

    Yeah, these errors in the Ninja Turtles cartoon were pretty amusing.

  • hulkjonas

    May 31, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Haha loved number 5 and 6 :D

  • ddt_Eagleeye

    May 31, 2011 at 5:02 am

    God, I hadn’t laughed that hard in weeks. Thank you, James! :D

  • MDWallstreet

    May 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

    RIP Macho Man Randy Savage

  • May 31, 2011 at 5:38 am

    You know, both me AND my friend remember distinctly the animation of Shredder jumping after Irma steps on his toes. Are you sure it’s not just like a glitch in the DVD version or something?

  • May 31, 2011 at 5:51 am

    In the 2nd episode, there’s a part where April drives the new turtle van and she has this weird look , (Funny eyes, rocking back and fourth the steering wheel while moving her red left and right)

  • Fank

    May 31, 2011 at 6:05 am

    The skeleton is obviously trolling since he’s making the trollface.

  • Destro

    May 31, 2011 at 6:54 am

    The scene were Irma steps on Shredder is probably your dvds problem.I remember he holding his foot and jumping like an idiot in pain.A pretty funny scene

  • daggereye

    May 31, 2011 at 7:23 am

    at #1 what about the giant female rat? at the start of the clip

  • May 31, 2011 at 8:29 am

    The still-frames are there usually during production, to have an idea of the timing of each shot and poses. After that, animators draw the in-between frames.
    But here I guess they left them in because they didn’t have time to clean and finish the scenes. : P

  • Seshido

    May 31, 2011 at 8:40 am

    There’s another big one in 20,000 Leaks Under the Sea. Near the end, when they’re trying to get the scuba helmet off of Vernon, Bern starts screaming asking where April is, then Vernon says, “Nevermind April, someone get this helmet off me!” But when he says it, both his lips AND Bern’s lips move with the line, so it looks like both Bern and Vernon are saying the line with Vernon’s voice.

  • Mystc_Goku

    May 31, 2011 at 8:51 am

    LOL someone smoke to much when he make this show… hehehehe…

    p.s. can you review maybe the best anime from Japan DragonBall,Z and GT.

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Those still frames in the Turtle Terminator reminded me of Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:55 am

    James! You didn’t mention Bebop’s cargo pants. Sometimes they’re camouflage other times they’re just plain as that’s easier to draw. It’s not that the animators were lazy it’s just that they were cutting corners, saving money, getting rich off kids like you and I. haha! Kudos to that!

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:59 am

    The Turtles van, Haha! This show was just a Toy commercial really! There is something a little unwholesome about grown men who try to exploit children. That’s all this show was, fucking cash cow! :D

  • matsemann08

    May 31, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Wait, wait, wait!
    What was that thing at 2:00 ?
    I was waiting for that to be number one.

  • AnKun

    May 31, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Wasn’t those stuff fixed on DVD’s?

  • May 31, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Great video.

    Some weird errors! I too was hoping for more on that weird foreground element but I guess it speaks for itself.

  • May 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

    @Mikko Laurinen
    Maybe they lost the original footage and had to use the animatic stills for the DVD.

  • captaincab

    May 31, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Must be a film-to-DVD conversion flub, they don’t make animatics with painted cels.

  • rockymou

    May 31, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Great Job, James! Even as a kid I remember watching TMNT and wondering how they could have screwed some of that stuff up, at like 10 years old!

    Ahh the memories!

  • MrB

    May 31, 2011 at 11:52 am

    actually, i checked out that tv rip, you know with those dutch subtitels or what ever it is, and the stills are in there to

  • Brandter

    May 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    @Mikko Laurinen

    Yeah I remember that to, weird, the rest I remember seeing but not really caring about, saw the whole, or almost since if fucked up, show a few years back. Still its great anyway ;).

  • theCount

    May 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    didn’t you use the scene where erma steps on shredders foot in your video about erma?

  • Azdrerios Entertainment

    May 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    As outright hilarious and stupid as all these animation mistakes look, I still love this show to death. That’s all I’ve got to say. ;)

  • May 31, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Irma steps on peoples’ feet a lot.

  • viJilance

    May 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    this is MOAR LIEK IT

  • Cartercus

    May 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I guessed number two as I remember it vividly from my childhood. Glad you spotted it.

  • darkcylander

    May 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    maybe the skeleton is a marionette.

  • May 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    haha totally loved it, skeleton at end was bit strange, makes no sense, I wonder if they put it in as sorta a ‘where’s waldo’ thing or something.

  • joliet_jane

    May 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Excellent video! <3 James

  • angel85

    May 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    okay, in your #1 that skeleton and bear are weird, but didn’t you notice that that princess must be like 7 feet tall? She’s a head taller than anyone else in the shot, including all the men!

  • Haisman03

    May 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I really enjoyed this, James. Keep up the good work!!!

  • May 31, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    In one of the first episodes, after the 1st fight with the Foot Clan, the heroes move to a hidden door atop a skyscraber. At the hidden door, Leonardo is already there, all stiff and then another Leonardo enters the first Leonardo and overlaps him.

    It took me many re-views to notice many of the funny errors, but that one stood out like a sore thumb to me :)

  • theCount

    May 31, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I didn’t remember it right
    at tmnt cartoon series review at 14:09 you show how irma steps on shredders foot, but not how he jumps in pain
    soooo disregard my last comment, it was bullshit

  • Fazer

    May 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    one of my favorite flubs that you didn’t mention is in the 3rd episode of the 1st season, Michelangelo drives what is eventually is going to be the the turtle van with the other four turtles. Donatello sticks his head in the middle of the 2 front seats and says: ” hey guys, does it occur to you how easily those mousers found Splinter?” Next, Raphael says : “So what”. after he says that, it cuts to Donatello saying: “So if there are hundreds of them now..” BUT HE HAS MICHELANGELO’S HEAD! IF that weren’t enough, at the end of the episode, April starts driving the turtles back to Baxter Stockman’s lab. But after Michelangelo talks about seeing a talking brain(Krang), it goes back to the scene where Michelanglo is driving the turtle van and donatello says in Raphael says:”i think you had one pizza too many.” Were they that lazy to recycle footage? If you are confused by what i just said, I will make a video on the flub i just explained

  • Bamahut

    May 31, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Very nice top 20 turtle screwups! I love the few shots were we sill splinters being so pissed off; I though he was going to throw his cane at the TV.

  • Fazer

    May 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    one of my favorite flubs that you didn’t mention is in the 3rd episode of the 1st season, Michelangelo drives what is eventually is going to be the the turtle van with the other four turtles. Donatello sticks his head in the middle of the 2 front seats and says: ” hey guys, does it occur to you how easily those mousers found Splinter?” Next, Raphael says : “So what”. after he says that, it cuts to Donatello saying: “So if there are hundreds of them now..” BUT HE HAS MICHELANGELO’S HEAD! IF that weren’t enough, at the end of the episode, April starts driving the turtles back to Baxter Stockman’s lab. But after Michelangelo talks about seeing a talking brain(Krang), it goes back to the scene where Michelanglo is driving the turtle van and donatello says in Raphael’s voice:”i think you had one pizza too many.” Were they that lazy to recycle footage? If you are confused by what i just said, I will make a video on the flub i just explained –>

  • swedish

    May 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    thanks for making these videos!

  • avgnfan370

    May 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    does anybody notice on the #1 turtle flub in the background u can see a billboard that says cuba? i mean thats really weird.

  • May 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    LOL, my theory for number 7 is that Michelangelo is imitating the car noise.

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Good idea, James. It would be cool to see a Scooby Doo flubs too. That show had lots of screwups early on like Shaggy having the wrong color hair in certain scenes.

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I think you give the animators too much credit. A lot of these flubs, especially those still-shorts, are time and money running out.

  • May 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    This video almost made my ass fall off my chair from laughter. Because it’s fucking true XD There’s a lot of flubs in other cartoons like in Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoons, Some of the Simpson episodes, and so on. This was awesome to watch!

  • DutchNerd

    May 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I don”t know why but cinemassacre’ video’s are always freaking awewome! xD

  • J1a8son

    May 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Great top 20 my favorite one was the pissed off Splinter. lol

    • October 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Mine, too. It was just so hilarious with James’s commentary.

  • leon277

    May 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    in your #1 everybody has 3 fingers, like the turtles, except from the pincess

  • grandmaster

    May 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I love Turtle Tuesdays! At 1:37 I was reminded of a TMNT VHS tape I got from Burger King when I was a kid. Years later I watched it again and noticed the same thing, nunchucks on Donatello. Not sure if this was the same episode though, I remember they were on a spaceship.

  • May 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    LMFAO About shredder farting, these videos are great, keep up the good work, things like this is what keeps me coming back to this site, NOT OA.

  • Curio

    May 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I’m not sure if it’s an error or not (if it is, it’s the most consistent error I’ve ever seen), but Bebop’s hair color always looked strange to me. He has a mohawk with a pony tail, but only the front is purple while the back is the same color as the rest of his body, like he only bothered to dye half of it. On his action figure, his hair is completely purple, which looks more like you’d think it would. It looks like someone screwed up on the colors on his character sheet and they’ve been doing it wrong since day 1.

    Cool vid James.

  • May 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I have come to the official conclusion that the majority of the flubs were done on purpose, lol!

  • warwagon

    May 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    How long did it take you to create create this video?

  • Kiirii

    May 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    How odd, I own the episode on VHS for the #3 mistake (turtle terminator) and the animation error you show does not occur (it is actually kinda humorous to see shredder hop on one foot ). To top it off, I do believe that the still of Irma that is seen is not actually used in the scene. (It has been awhile, I would have to watch it again, if I can even find it at this point.)

  • montork

    May 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    this show has even more animation fubs then my little pony and friends. sure there where some in there but nowhere as extreme as some of these. in an episode of the glofriends there was a scene where the tree outlines in the background ended up in the foreground but most of the time it was just miss-coloration of the characters.

  • Gunflyer

    May 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I would like to see a list of the worst flubs from the G1 Transformers. As I recall, there were PLENTY of times where the Animators screwed up on that show too. Day shot, then suddenly it’s night, then back to day again, Blitzwing is speaking in somebody else’s voice, etc, etc.

  • blazbluesonic

    May 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    ok, i can understand little errors, but these are total screw ups. they must have been high while making some of these. even kids can notice when the colors of the turtlels are wrong or when one is speaking in another’s voice! these are totally inexcusable. what. the. heck.

  • J1a8son

    May 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    There’s been lots of animation mistakes in The Simpsons. If your curious to see a quick one, I recommend keeping an eye on Lisa’s necklace.

  • J1a8son

    May 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Just thought of another one off the top of my head. In the show South Park in the episode “Bebe’s Boobs Destroy Society” (yes that’s what its called) When Stan asks Bebe’s mom if Bebe is home, he speaks in Kyle’s voice.

  • zeldamaster52

    May 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    on youtube theres a series about every mistake in this cartoon, not just animation mistakes eith, but every mistake period. overall there were almost 200 of them

  • Bryal

    May 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm


    The amount of times starscream and his gang change color and voices is at least once per episode lol

  • truechamp57

    May 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    a lot of these are pretty bad mistakes but i think at least 1 or 2 of them are intentional to see if anybody will notice, i dont have any explanation for the still shots tho

  • Jehauri

    May 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Not really an error, but my friends and I rewatched this part with April about 15 times… her crazy driving and weird expression are pretty hilarious.

  • tsburesh

    May 31, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    You think he is going to talk about the live action turtle series on one of these turtle tuesdays

  • May 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    a flub I always noticed was the episode “Attack of the 50 foot Irma”. Despite the name of the title, she is always listed throughout the episode by the turtles as being 30 feet tall, not 50.

  • flippythemaster

    May 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Just out of curiosity, are you going to do the 2003 series? I know that you didn’t grow up on it, but in your Chronologically Confused video you showed that you had all of the DVDs from it, so I think it’d be interesting to see what you thought of it compared to the original. For example, many fans of the original hate the new one because it’s “not true to the source material”, even though it’s closer to the comics. What’s your take on this, and why?

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    sexy vid James!!! (i use sexy as an everyday word)

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Oh man this video is really hilarious, to finally arrive home after a day of hard work and see this video is a relief. One of the best, it’s awesome the things that you can forgive to a show when you are a kid.

  • May 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Forget the animation errors, as a kid I found the changes in the voice actors really annoying. They made it so obvious, but it’s like “they’re kids so who cares”.

  • ctu

    May 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    wow that was crazy, but I bet most of them were season 2 as it had so many episodes so it was the most time consuming.

  • ShawnCHiLL

    May 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    great stuff. some i have seen, some i didnt know, and some i have seen but just over looked. great stuff james.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    May 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I always knew there were problems or mistakes in the series but I never thought there were that many

  • likalaruku

    May 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    How ironic, just a week or two ago, I watched some Youtube user’s top 250 TMNT errors.

    My personal favorite fuckup is the one with the bomb that keeps changing it’s countdown time.

    I think it would have been funny if in that Turtles Forever movie if they had made a running gag out out of having the 80s turtles change colors & voices.

  • May 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    In #1, there’s a tuft of fur on the front of that chick’s dress that looks like a huge vagina with bush. I’m down.

  • Linkara_IAMAMAN

    May 31, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Well I think I may know what the strange bear and skelly are from…It’s the animators tribute to the Grateful Dead. Ya know,dancin’ bears and skellys…That’s all I got :)

  • May 31, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    What about that camel woman just before April O’Neil in the #1 Flub or did you not notice her?

  • NDean

    June 1, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Okay, I can NOT stop laughing at seeing Splinter looking so pissed off LOL. That made my night.

  • BouncekDeLemos

    June 1, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Dude, I remember the Mario Bros. cartoons with errors like these. XD

  • June 1, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Great stuff, very funny. Keep it coming James!

  • axin

    June 1, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Nice conclusion to the TMNT review, GJ.

  • Lorfa

    June 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Also the skeleton has his eyes :-)

    Watch out raph!! Scary skeleton with eyes behind you!!

    8:42 what is that strange dark object protruding from the back of Donatello’s head that the grandma behind is almost like munching on?

  • Big A2

    June 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Hahaha. That was great. But, then again, what do you excpect from a saturday morning cartoon?

  • Matthew_Of_Wales

    June 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Sharp eyes on those episodes, nice job!

  • Kenlaboss

    June 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    more more more more more :D so funny to see.

  • Hannabella

    June 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    With number 13 splinter probrably finished watching TMNT 3 and was still pissed off about it.

  • June 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    @Lorfa Isn’t that Donatello’s Bo Staff?

  • TheLHP

    June 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    i lol’d so hard at the skeleton

  • June 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    So many mistakes probably just because there were 4 turtles that almost looked alike :)

  • June 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I remember watching the Episode “The Turtle Terminator”, Flub #3

    On TV the animation didn’t stop, Shredder is hopping on one leg holding the foot Urma stepped on, then it cuts to Urma saying sorry.

    I haven’t watched them on DVD as I can’t find the DVD’s in Australia.

  • Kridane

    June 1, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Great job on this video! Must’ve taken a long time to do.

  • SpotXSpot

    June 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Maybe the bear and the skeleton were a costumed midget and an animatronic?

  • Koga

    June 2, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I loved this, this was just hilarious!

  • June 2, 2011 at 4:31 am

    This is funny. They made a lot of the same mistakes in the Transformers cartoon, I noticed. Not the best quality control for some cartoons back then. We still love ‘em, though! :)

  • Kaygeebee

    June 2, 2011 at 5:48 am

    These flubs really make you wonder:

    - Did they even watch their own show before they sent it out to air? Was there no quality control back then?
    - Are some of these mistakes intentional? Some of those errors are so obvious that you might think they were intentionally added by the animators just to screw with the audience.
    - What was the budget for this show? The show was highly successful and made a shitzillion dollars, so why did the animators make mistakes that a student taking weekend-animation courses makes?

    Anyway, good job noticing these flubs. This is one aspect that made TMNT so great back in the day. You don’t find those things in modern animated TV shows anymore.

  • NinjaMario

    June 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

    my favourite fail is in return of the technodrome when donatello has a pick bandana for ages at the start

  • Pablo1989

    June 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

    To Numer 12

    HE TAUNTED ME :P, i gonna cut that finger with Dragon(Turtle)Slayer and rise my fallen honor :D

  • June 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm


  • RickRomo

    June 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I think the reason master splinter was pissed was because of sexual frustration … April wouldn’t let him tap the day before.. and when they started shooting the episode .. He was still fuming … HAHAHAHA

  • June 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    The bear at the end is the midget bear from the comic strip Liberty Meadows.

  • stauken

    June 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I’ve watched this a few times now and I just noticed that in the scene @0:43 when he says “the masks are switched” that it was only the masks. Some of these animation mistakes really are head-scratchers.

  • June 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    once again, another professionally produced episode with tons of detail. i really enjoyed this one! and that double michelangelo mistake is common amongst animators who do put in overtime. u forget what u r seeing and just keep doing it. the brain doesn’t comprehend certain things after a while.

  • dickmosby

    June 3, 2011 at 11:40 am


  • krazyzark

    June 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    lol dude!

    Shredder: *FARRRRRRT*
    Raphael: *to Rocksteady* WHOA! Do NOT go in there!

  • Morkulv

    June 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I noticed another small mistake.

    In the shot that you showed of April as a cat, she appears to have a tail. Then you showed a still image of April as a cat but she doesn’t have the tail anymore.

  • Mikazo

    June 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I went and watched the April-as-a-cat episode after this review and happened to spot another error. After the turtles beat up the restaurant patrons, Irma radioes them. She asks who they are, and you see the turtle with the red bandana answer, “I’m Leonardo.” Interesting.

  • Cinemassacrefan2

    June 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I always saw the newer ninja turtles in the 2000′s, obviously in spanish because I’m mexican. But I don’t recall seeing any of THESE kind of mistakes!

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    June 8, 2011 at 11:41 am


    Makes sense. Perfection is easier to achieve digitally, where you can so conveniently go over footage.

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    June 8, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Can’t think for any other reason for the Shredder pose? Really? Maybe I’m just being perverted, but… yeah… fill in the blanks (based on “perverted”).

  • holder

    June 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    It has a tons of mistakes and extremely heavy lack of continuity between the episodes even in the same episodes. I personal see lot more mistakes with changing voices, shredder’s animation going weird, Krang become blood red, and so and so on. But this show is still one of my fav.

  • jackblack

    June 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    that is awesome those mistakes were so bad that I was think if the guys who made those shows were on drugs or were just fucken drunk! man James Rolf you are awesome!!

  • June 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Splinter looks like a wolf when he’s mad!

  • June 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    You may watch the Portuguese (Brazilian) version of April Catwoman scene at 7 Minutes and 50 Seconds at Youtube throught this Link . If you watch it just a little before the scene and watch through it you’ll find out that they also dubbed Donatello’s voice, that said so, it means that here they recognized the character on screen as Donatello, even tough it was Leonardo that ran with his sword about two frames before!

  • Krisi

    June 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    There was a really interesting mistake in episode 1. It’s like number 2, but a little weirder. The turtles are entering a building from the top. One of the turtles (Leonardo, if I remember correctly), opens some kind of lid, but as he bends, another Leonardo stands still in its place. In addition, 2 turtles have a red bandanna in that scene.

  • Emozilla

    June 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    in episode 4 of the first season, they hand the wheel over to april to drive. it is just haliarious the way she is driving its like if shes having a panic attack or something! hahahaha

  • TheMeekGeek

    June 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Haha! My faves were when Michelangelo drives the mini-car into the basement with the little kid, and the weird crowd scene! LOL!

  • thisismyaccountname

    June 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

    i know why splinters pissed when the turtles are on the streets he is having to keep up with weapons and masks and they still get them mixed up.

  • Javas

    July 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    So far this is the best top 10 :D

  • August 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

    On number 20 I guess because they were the first episodes in production and they were animated in Japan, the producers had not decided whether to use the original colors of the comic (red) or the 4 distinct colours of the TV series.

    Some shots were already ready for production and it was too late to change them.

    Notice that the Japanese episodes had the highest quality overall and fewer mistakes.

  • probablytheonlyswede

    August 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    LOL i´ve never seen those flaws in those episodes that i have it just feels like how could i miss that :O

  • gothichyppie

    August 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I’m a big big fan of this anime Lupin III, the second series had 155 episodes, all over the course of three years, that’s enormous! I also spotted a few errors in this series. But hey, these are the proof that the animators worked their ass off to give us an episode in time, thank you for acknowledging it and not blame it on stupidity or anything. Besides, they’re pretty funny to watch, thank you for this top 20, I really enjoyed it!

  • willtrox2012

    August 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    The skeleton was pure gold!

  • BorisCarloff

    August 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Morkulv, i think the funniest think that you wasn’t looking at the full transformation from Leonardo to Donatelo, no, you was staring at April’s ass.

  • BorisCarloff

    August 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Oh, i almost forgot. In the second season, in first episode, in the end April winked to the one of the turtles in TV. Of course they are started to fight for who that wink was, but then suddenly she said that it was for Splinter! Now the weirdest moments: the video is most obviously recorded previously, because it takes time to go to they area of sewers; аfter she winked, she didn’t say anything, so why the fuck dude with the camera just didn’t turn it off; аnd why dudes in channel 6 let it pass, like: ,,ok, who gives a shit,,?

  • MarioWii

    September 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    There was another mistake. When she sept on his foot, it was the Sredder’s foot, not the other guy.

  • derrick554

    September 10, 2011 at 2:41 am

    i really like these “top tens” they are quite entertaining. I hope these don’t disappear.

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Angry Splinter is my favorite flub by far.

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

    That Skeleton was Dracula attending the costume party. The sunscreen he put on wasn’t heavy duty enough so he started decaying in the background. You can clearly see him waving goodbye to the world. Worst Dracula death scene, ever!

  • Tekkenfan

    November 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Hey do more top 10′s James i mean for damn sake like top 10 war films or top 10 alien movies.

  • 64xgamer

    November 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

    splinter is Derp.

  • CollinDeming

    December 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I have one for Code Lyoko. Basically, Yumi is talking in Ulrich’s voice, then Yumi return to her normal voice! What the fu*k?

  • ThatClassicMovieCritic

    December 31, 2011 at 3:41 am

    When it comes to the voices being mixed up i don’t know much about whats going on but other then that damn how tired were the animators of tmnt to not realize that they made this many flubs?

    • ShannonMcKee

      February 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      [email protected]
       Maybe they did it on purpose to see if anyone would notice.

  • ThatClassicMovieCritic

    December 31, 2011 at 3:42 am


  • rhymebomb

    January 3, 2012 at 3:24 am

    these kinds of errors were hilariously common in 80s and 90s cartoons, and yet we never seemed to notice them when we were kids. this video was awesome and i hope he does more like it.

    • Tetsu Deinonychus

      January 21, 2012 at 2:29 am

      @rhymebomb Actually, I noticed them all the time. For me it was part of the fun to see whose mask was going to be the wrong color next.

  • iViking

    January 9, 2012 at 1:52 am

    4:30 into the video, a perspective error. If you take a look at the one shot where the turtles are watching April, April appears as if she’s in the TV. Makes no sense, since tv images are supposed to look the same at all possible angles.

  • jaredludy15

    January 20, 2012 at 7:05 am

    when you think about it, it’s not too surprising that TMNT is weird. it’s a cartoon about giant turtles who practice kung fu and eat pizza that fight a crazy guy covered in metal and a brain monster from another dimension. when you think about it it’s the weirdest thing ever. weirder than riding a black unicorn down the side of an erupting volcano in a top hat while drinking from a chalice filled with the laughter of small children.

    • OlDirtyVinceDm

      February 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      @jaredludy15 anything in this world sounds stupid if you don’t Explain it properly

    • January 18, 2014 at 4:26 am

      your comment is hilarious. most cartoons are fantasy though. even king of the hill was like this in some ways

  • HectorinGarcia

    January 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm


  • Cubilas

    March 2, 2012 at 12:05 am

    this is so great! I remember Muppet Babies had a lot of errors… color mistakes and voice mistakes. Thanks James, your analyses are great

  • TheSonicChaotix

    March 3, 2012 at 11:03 am

    4:29 Another goof. If you notice in the shot where the camera pans over to the TV, on the TV, April’s boss is in the picture box in the corner of the screen. In the exact next shot, it’s a different person.

  • stoatfiend

    March 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Brilliant! This brings back memories. My girlfriend tells me I’m sad for laughing so much, but I can’t help it. I think it’s so funny because it was always in plain view; but when pointed out in James’ special way I just crease up. Particularly April’s bobble head….. and angry Splinter! He was probably thinking about that guy that short changed him at the newsagents.
    Quality! Cheers James.

  • NickA2

    March 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I’ll tell you what’s wrong with no 7. The proportions of the guy, car and turtle all completely change. In the first scene Michelangelo is shorter than the other guy. By the time they get to the basement Michelangelo is bigger, the guy is shorter and the car is different shape.

    • ShockzGlodekova

      March 24, 2012 at 6:43 am

      [email protected] as the car turns it actually bends. I didn´t see Ninja Turtles, cause it wasn´t on here, so maybe the car was rubber or something… no idea.

    • JoshSilvis

      March 26, 2012 at 12:52 am

      [email protected] Damn, nice job catching that man.

  • d0x

    June 9, 2012 at 10:21 am

    These errors used to drive me crazy when i was a little kid

  • spash

    October 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    1:57 That is pretty weird

  • Thomas Grainger

    February 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Can I just say… this does not, in any way, take away the awesomeness that TMNT was. When I grew up I didn’t notice any mistakes (apart from the odd voice) because you weren’t spending hours looking for them. No flubs for me

    • lockshockbarrel84

      May 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Flubs are flubs.Period. BUT that has got nothing to do with the awesomeness of this show and doesn’t weaken it at all.Of course it was and is still a great show. Finding flubs is just fun.

  • infernothehedgehog

    August 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    mikey flipped me off

  • DeRosset Myers

    August 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Huh. No one ever mentions the time Shredder temporarily speaks in Burn Thompson’s voice while talking to Kran in the lost world.

  • EvilDead159

    September 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I found an episode where Irma speaks with Aprils voice. wierd, also I figure the colorists might have been confused as too which turtle was which and thats why theres been wrong colors and voices

    • EvilDead159

      September 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      also then April speaks right afterwords so its basically april talking to herself lol

  • September 26, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I just about choked while watching #2 xD that was hilarious.

  • October 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I cant believe that

  • December 16, 2013 at 6:27 am

    This is awesome!

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    December 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I just started watching the show with my 4 year old yesterday. He loves it. We just watched the first episode so far.

    What I noticed yesterday confused me, though. He picks up the turtles and in the process gets covered by the ooze. As he’s doing this, he says that the ooze mutates you into whatever creature you were most recently in contact with… Well for them it was him, so they turned human. For him, he turns into a rat – even though he’s HOLDING the turtles at that very moment. He should have become a turtle, too.

  • January 18, 2014 at 4:23 am

    mistake number 1 shows pedobear!

  • Fudger

    January 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    First: Hey James. Thanks for letting me piss my pants a frickin’ thousand times when watching ya stuff.
    Second: thanks for ruin my childhood with this. ^_^

  • nammm3

    April 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Lol, man. April was hot back then :-O

  • June 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    It’s funny to me of all the flubs he picks mostly ones that go unnoticed; a lot of them I never saw before. It’s not like gone form a old CRT to a Windscreen LCD with 3D Blu-ray that your now seeing movie disks without the black bars wired. It the unexpanded thing’s wired.

  • Psychojaws

    March 19, 2015 at 6:42 am

    This was great! I remember these issues happening on “The Real Ghostbusters.” You should do one of these for that show, too!

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