A Conversation for The Laws of Cartoon Physics
There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho Started conversation Nov 5, 2001
If someone is after you, they will never catch up with you, because even though they get closer and closer, when they reach a point which is just a little bit further behind you than their outstretched arm, they are suddenly running (driving/flying/swimming) at the same speed as you are, and don't get any closer.
Oh, and fish can all breathe out of water, and even get up on their back fins and slap you with their front.
Captain Kebab Posted Nov 5, 2001
And should you get a goldfish bowl on your head (which can happen all too easily) the fish will be able to swim through your head from ear to ear. It will be clearly visible in your eyeballs.
Huffler Posted Nov 5, 2001
Before beginning to run really fast, you must leap into the air and make both legs (this applies to quadrupeds as well - no animal walks on more than two legs, except prowling bears - "two legs good, four legs well-nigh impossible" as Orwell might have said, if he had seen Tom and Jerry) rotate at blurring speed and then set off without actually making contact with the ground. Do not worry if some appendages - beards, hats, etc. - are left behind; they will generally catch up, often following collision with a tree. (At the speed at which cartoon characters travel when being chased, trees, houses, the chaser who has somehow outflanked the chased and appeared ahead of the victim, all apparently become invisible; this may be due to the curvature of space.)
Norton II Posted Nov 5, 2001
When being chased by Droopy, it is impossible to outrun him. He will always be behind the next door you open. And he will say:
The Average Joe No One EVER Suspects Posted Nov 6, 2001
Joe, Brother, or Bub.
Also don't forget about erasing the centerline of a highway and repainting it into a painted tree or cliff face or mat painting before a dead fall. The pursuing, or escaping, target of the gag, will continue to run along the new centerline where they will continue into the painted scene. The party which set up the trap will attempt to follow, only to have the gag sprung on themselves.
Fish Dispenser 31292b Posted Jul 6, 2002
This is known as the "Sonic the Hedgehog Effect" by... well, maybe Sonic Team.
The Average Joe No One EVER Suspects Posted Jul 9, 2002
I think Chuck Jones pioneered it. That or Tex Avery. Anyway, it was WAY before Sonic the Hedgehog.
When attempting to follow you into a painted tunnel, the pursuer is more likely simply to run into a painted wall than to run off a cliff.
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- 1: There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho (Nov 5, 2001)
- 2: Captain Kebab (Nov 5, 2001)
- 3: Huffler (Nov 5, 2001)
- 4: Norton II (Nov 5, 2001)
- 5: The Average Joe No One EVER Suspects (Nov 6, 2001)
- 6: Fish Dispenser 31292b (Jul 6, 2002)
- 7: The Average Joe No One EVER Suspects (Jul 9, 2002)
- 8: Sylvia, pokémon trainer(with her Oddish)(Minister of emerald green, keeper of green magic) (Sep 11, 2002)