What are “bloopers?” Well, bloopers are basically plot holes and animation errors. There are quite a few in the hundreds of episodes that make up DragonBall/Z/GT and we are here with this section to document some!
- Healing Armor:
In the episode after Frieza spikes Krillin with his horn thing, the hole in his armor magical disappears then, in later shots, the hole is back again!
- Mistake On Wishing:
In the Freiza Saga, Dende wishes that everyone that Freiza has killed back to life and to Earth, well what happened to all of the Saiyans that were destroyed on planet Vegeta? Besides, in one episode, you can wish people back after a year and another, less than a year!
- Miracle Grow:
Well in one episode (I forget which one), when goku is fighting he gets his hair cut off by a person (I forget) then in the next one, he has it back! So unless he has miracle grow for hair there is no way his hair could have grown that much!
When Frieza kills Krillin with his horn, he lands in the sea, sinks, then disappears. Then you can see him sinking again 5 minutes later. I am not sure if this is a blooper but I find it quite weird.
- Changing Costumes:
In the episode where Frieza transforms, he and Vegeta are facing off. Vegeta is wearing his black uniform without shoulder pads. Suddenly, in a shot of Vegeta seen over Frieza’s shoulder, he is wearing his blue uniform with pads. When the shot goes back to Vegeta in close-up, his uniform is black again!
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- Changing Costumes (Again):
During the Freiza Saga, in the episode when Krillin goes to get the password for the dragonballs, Krillin is wearing a dark blue suit under his white armor, but in one scene his armor is dark blue.
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- Goku Sizes:
Hasn’t anyone looked back and noticed how much training Goku has been doing for years? After all those years of training, his legs haven’t really changed sizes but his arms get bigger!
- Bad Flash Back:
In a flash back of Guldo’s, he remembers a quarrel with Vegeta. This was way before Vegeta went to Earth, but in the flashback, Vegeta didn’t have his tail when he should have.
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- Magical Fish:
In the episode when it’s Gohan’s birthday, Goku, Krillin, and Gohan go to Goku’s favorite apple tree. Goku just caught a big fish, but he doesn’t bring it
to the tree. Then, when they’re about to go back to their home, Goku is then carrying the fish on his back.
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- Bad Dream:
(During the Cell Saga) In the time chamber Goku is trying to get Gohan to reach Super Saiyan level. He tells Gohan to picture Cell killing all his friends.
Gohan tells him he has never seen Cell. How come while still in the time chamber, Gohan has a nightmare that Perfect Cell is beating up all his
friends. Goku couldn’t have told Gohan how he looked because Cell became complete after Goku and Gohan went in to the time chamber.
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- Dancing Teeth:
When Raditz arrived on earth and showed up on Master Roshi’s Island, Raditz smacked Krillen with his tail and in the one scene he was missing a tooth – but, in the very next scene, you saw that all his teeth were there and also in future drawings.
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In the Frieza Saga, when Vegeta or Piccolo (I forget easily) was fighting Frieza, Krillin flies off but just before that he is wearing his red karate suit.
In the next shot he is wearing his armor.
- Magic Crater:
In the beginning of DBZ, the farmer sees Raditz’s pod and drives to a huge crater where it landed, but after a close up of the pod opening, the crater is
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When Goku and Piccolo are learning to drive and Goku challenges Piccolo to a race, Piccolo’s car is red but when he drives after Goku and it shows the back of his car, it’s yellow. Then when it does a close up, it’s red again!
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- Thinking of You:
In the episode where Trunks and Cell explain about the timeline they came from, there is this one scene where Trunks thinks of Cell. It’s just a shadow of Cell, but it was definitely the Perfect Cell. If Cell never absorbed the Androids in Trunks’ timeline, how could he have been perfect?
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- Breathing in Space:
In the beginning of the Vegeta Saga, Vegeta and Nappa stopped at a planet (Arlia) before they arrive on earth. After a fight, which they won, with the
strongest warriors of this planet, they leave. When they are out of the planet’s atmosphere they got out of their space pods and destroyed the planet. This isn’t possible because Saiyans can’t breathe in outer space!
I saw this in the “Trouble on Arlia” episode of Dragonball Z.
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- Imperfect Cell?:
In the Super Android #17 Saga, when Goku is trapped in Hell with Cell and Freeza, Cell’s tail grows out and he tries to absorb Goku. If Cell is perfect, why would he still have a tail to absorb things?
- Vegeta Powering:
In Movie #8, when Brolly powers up to his strongest, Vegeta is seen floating overhead in SSJ1 mode, then he is seen landing, and he powers down from SSJ1 to normal, almost right after that he is seen actually touching foot on the ground, and he is in SSJ1 and powers down, despite the fact that he just
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- Brolly’s Spacepod:
In the very beginning of Movie #10, when they show Brolly’s thoughts and his recalling of how he was beaten by Goku in movie #8, when the planet is exploding, it shows him escaping in a space pod, despite the fact that the only space pod left on the planet was destroyed by Brolly in movie #8, also, when he is shown in the crater in the beginning of Movie #10, there is no sign anywhere around him of any space pod.
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- Three Time Lines:
In the Cell Saga, Trunks says that you can change only one reality which means that they can only have two timelines. But in the Dragonball Z series, there are three timelines. The timeline we see as the cartoon goes on from the Cell saga, the timeline of where future Trunks comes from (where he kills
Android #18, #17, and Cell), and there’s the timeline of where Cell comes from (after he kills Trunks). Then I guess the Cell saga is pretty messed up.
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I was watching the episode where Trunks killed King Kold and it was the part where Trunks handed his sword over to him. Well, King Kold attacks with
it, Trunks catches it, we all know the story. Well, when Trunks has his sword, it is a normal sword size, but when King Kold holds it, it magically turns twice the size of his head! That’s if the sword was on one of its edges. And the handle just extends (like Goku’s stick) so that Kold can hold it. I don’t know if he holds it with one or two hands, but if it were two, that would just support this observation even further. And Kold could pop Trunk’s head with one hand if he was strong enough. I just don’t get it. Let’s keep proportions in mind when drawing!
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- 7 = 8:
Before Gohan transforms into Super Saiyan 2, Cell spat out 7 junior cells from his tail. After the Junior Cells beat up their friends and after Andriod #16 got crushed, Gohan transforms into Super Saiyan 2 and starts to kill the Junior Cells one by one. In total, Gohan killed 8 junior cells. How is that possible if Cell only spat out 7 junior cells?
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- Incorrect Data:
When Bulma and Dr. Briefs are working on Android #16 before the tournament, Bulma says she’s downloaded his memory. On the computer screen it shows pictures of Goku in various scenes. They then show a picture of goku as a Super Saiyan, when they claimed that Dr. Gero did not cover the battles they had encountered in space. So how could they have data on Goku as a Super Saiyan?
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In the Cell Games, Goku does a combined Kamehameha and a Instant Transmisson. But when he does Instant Transmisson, he doesn’t put his two fingers to his forehead. I’m not sure if he HAS to put the fingers up, but if he doesn’t, then why does he every other time?
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- I’m Melting!!!:
When Goku does the combined Kamehameha and a Instant Transmisson, he blasts Cell, and his head and arms are missing. But in the next eposide, Cell is missing his whole upper body.
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- Nameks Don’t Eat Food:
In the Namek Saga, Dende told Gohan that Nameks don’t eat food. All they need for nourishment is water. But in the episode where the Z Fighters are
preparing for the arrival of the androids, Piccolo complains about having to eat fish again. Why should he complain about food if he doesn’t have to
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- Vegeta’s Hair Dye:
In the episodes where Vegeta is going to Earth, his hair is red. Then, when he is on earth, his hair is suddenly black.
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- Mood Earrings:
In an episode of the Buu saga, the Supreme Kai is walking around badly hurt trying to find Gohan. He collapses to the ground. His pink guard/friend finds him and starts to heal him. If you look at his earrings, they turn from blue to yellow a couple of times even though they should be blue.
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- Yamcha and the Dentist:
During the DragonBall series, Yamcha’s teeth were all messed up, but during the Dragonball Z series his teeth look perfect. Did he get braces?
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- Medicine Shifting:
When Goku was sick at his house with Yamcha and Chi-Chi, his medicine was first liquid then Goku started to scream and Chi-Chi gave Goku the medicine and all of a sudden it was in pill form. Remember in the Trunks Saga when Trunks first gave Goku the medicine, Goku said, “Cool I bet it’s grape flavored.” The medicine was liquid, so how did it magically turn to pills?
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They were always pills. – Munch
- King Vegeta II:
We heard that Vegeta’s father died because Frieza exploded planet Vegeta. That would automatically make Vegeta the King of the Sayins because his father was the King, and we all know that he died when the planet exploded. So that would make the episode, “Bow to the Prince” and others wrong.
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This isn’t a blooper because Vegeta doesn’t want to believe that his father is dead. – Nash Vegeta never got a ceremony to signify that he was king of the Saiyans. So he is still prince. – AllGreg
- What You Wish For:
Near to the end of the “Frieza Saga” Shen Long grants a wish allowing all those killed by Frieza to return to life. Goku goes Super Saiyan after Frieza kills Krillin. After it’s all over and they’re back on Earth, they have to wish Krillin back with Burunga (planet Namek’s dragon). So why wasn’t Krillin
brought back to life with the first wish? Also the hole in the Saiyan armor is gone.
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Krillin couldn’t be brought back to life because he was already restored to life once. Not too sure in which saga, but I remember them talking about it.
And since they used Shen-long to revive the people killed by Frieza, he wasn’t restored. They had to use Burunga to bring him back since Burunga can bring people back more than once. – Michael K.
In one of the episodes after Trunks comes out of the time chamber, his hair is down to about his shoulders. Bulma notices this and offers to give him a haircut.
A little later, Trunks’ hair is back to being short, but then while they are fighting Cell, it’s long again! Does Trunks have a secret supply of Rogaine or something?
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Bulma does give Trunks a hair cut. This is just before they hear about the Cell games and decide to re-enter the time chamber. Trunks goes in again (so do Piccolo and Vegeta), and comes out with long hair because he was in there for almost another year. – B.D.M.
Actually DragonNoah is right. I’ve been watching the shows lately for any mistakes and I saw this one. After Trunks gets his bull cut he goes to Kami’s Tower. There he trains but does not go in the Time and Spirit Room because Vegeta wants to go alone. Before Vegeta was Piccolo. You can only go in
there for four years so Trunks went already. See it goes like this. Trunks and Vegeta went for a year then Goku and Gohan for a year, then Piccolo for a year, then last Vegeta who wanted to go alone. That’s four years. Mr. PoPo explains it all. So that is a real blooper.
DragonNoah and Kamayopwr are wrong. Everyone can go into the Spirit room 48 hours each. And trunks did go in after Vegeta when in it again. – Rick
- Strength Training:
Remember when Imperfect Cell first faced Piccolo, he was weaker than him? And remember how strong the farmer with the gun was when Raditz came to Earth and the farmer’s power level was 5? When Imperfect Cell faced Piccolo and the Androids on that island he was much stronger than them. That means he had to absorb millions of people to do that, but he only went to small towns, not cities, and Piccolo and Android #17 could not put a scratch on him – it makes no sense.
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The blooper Strength Training is not true. Cell had all the cells of the Z fighters, so that makes him strong, really strong. But the cells were collected when the Z fighters were a lot weaker than they are now. For example, Goku’s cells were collected before he was a Super Saiyan. Therefore Cell needed to get stronger by collecting people’s energy. – Sassy
- Faulty Inspiration:
The spaceship Goku uses to fly to Planet Namek in was based on the design of a Saiyan space pod, right? Well, that is not possible, due to the fact that all of the Saiyan space pods on earth were destroyed or used. Raditz’s pod was destroyed when Gohan busted out of it to save his father from Raditz, Goku’s pod was destroyed by Piccolo because Gohan saw the full moon projected by it, transforming him into Oozaru. So Piccolo used his “Special Beam Cannon” to destroy it. Vegeta’s pod wasn’t destroyed, he escaped in it, and Nappa’s pod was destroyed when Bulma accidentally made it self destruct.
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The space pod was a replicated pod – it was true that there were none on earth, but there was Goku to remember the pods. – Munch
- Paranoid Android:
When Goku is
sick with heart disease, he has a dream in which Androids #17 and #18 kill his friends and family. But Goku was out before the two Androids were activated – how could he know what they looked like?
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I don’t think that was really a blooper. He probably had a vision. A vision about how strong they were, a vision about his friends getting beaten up, and that’s why I call it a vision, not a blooper. – Samantha VW
In the paranoid android thing, Goku claimed he was able to see them because of his dreams. It was sort of a telepathic connection, and he could see every battle take place while he was sick. Thank you for your time. – Matthew Sycker
- Juicy Fruit:
During the Frieza saga Vegeta killed Jeice outside of Frieza’s ship but when Trunks first appears, Jeice is one of the people Trunks kills.
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Well, if this were true, I would feel sorry for Jeice’s race. If he was the only one of his kind, that species didn’t last too long. I think that there would be more than one of Jeice’s kind in the universe. – Jeff Pred
- Time Flaw:
When King Kai and Kami were trying to figure out how to get everyone off the exploding Namek, King Kai says to have Shenlong to wish everyone that Frieza killed back to life. Then Kami says they have to have died with in a year. But when Goku died in the fight against his brother they wished him back after a year passed.
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More than one person was revived on Namek, that is why it could only be one year. But Goku is able to because he is only one person. – Munch
- Forgetful DragonBalls:
You know how Cell killed #16, well the dragonballs were supposed to bring back everyone that Cell killed and when the dragonballs brought everyone back to life, they forgot to bring #16 back!
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Since #16 never had a spirit there was nothing to bring back from otherworld. – Lisa
- Not At
- The Same Time:
When Goku and Pikon were fighting they said at the end that Goku won at first, but then Grand Kai says they both lost because they both touched the top of the area at the same time. Then again when they were fighting they showed Goku touch the top of the area first and then they showed Pikon touch the top of the area second. So shouldn’t Pikon have won?
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It does not matter if they touched the ceiling at the same time or not. They were both knocked out by each other’s energy blast. Something like a double K.O. so it was a tie. Sorry but no blooper there. – Maxcell
During the Cell Saga Imperfect Cell is blowing up many islands because he’s searching for #18 to become complete. And on one off those islands is a an with a T-shirt where “The Super Saiyen” is written. How does he know what a Super Saiyen is? Because not any normal guy knows it!
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Most everyone on Earth knows about Super Saiyans. In the Buu saga Babidi broadcast to everyone telepathically, and everyone could see Goku showing Babidi and Buu about Super Saiyan levels (as a distraction for Trunks to get the dragon radar). – LinkToit
- Seen What?:
In the episode where Cell tries to convince Vegeta to let him get to his perfect form by absorbing Android #18, Trunks keeps refusing to let Cell do it.
Then Vegeta asks Trunks, “Don’t you want to see this power he keeps talking about?” Trunks replies and says “No I have already seen it.” How could have seen it whereas, in Trunks’ time Cell never got to his perfect form?
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Trunks is not talking about Cell he’s talking about the Androids he says “I have felt power just like that all of my life.” – Cool Kirk
- Hat Head:
When Piccolo and Goku learn to drive, Piccolo’s driving instructer drives so fast that Piccolo’s hat flies off. Then, later in the episode, you see Piccolo with his hat back on. Did his hat instantly transmit to Piccolo’s head?
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Piccolo has the ability to produce clothing. Like when he gave Gohan clothes like his. Also, during the Buu Saga, After Gotenks gets beat up after the first time he fuses, Piccolo restores both Goten and Trunks’ clothes. – Staticbaby
- Breathing in Space 2:
During the Frieza saga, Frieza blows up Namek in hopes of killing Goku. Frieza says that even if he survives the explosion, he would die because he is in
space, with no air. Also, at the end of the Frieza saga, Goku is Rushing around trying to get off the planet, in a spaceship. But he didn’t need to because Saiyans can breath in Space! When all the remaining saiyans are battling Frieza in that flashback (when Frieza kills King Vegeta), they are in space, breathing fine. And how does Vegeta get from planet to planet when he is training? He flies through space with no worries. So therefore, at the end of the Frieza saga, Goku could have just flown to Earth, or somewhere else. This is a serious plot hole, methinks.
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If you look harder, Bardock and the other Saiyans are wearing a helmet connected to an oxygen tank on their backs. And about Vegeta training from planet to planet, he had a Capsule Corp. pod to fly from place to place. – SSJ Jose
Planet Vegeta might have had a bigger atmosphere than normal planets because you could see that Kakarott’s father was still IN the atmosphere. And if you
look closely you see that when Vegeta is training that there is an atmosphere between the 2 planets. – Kasper
No, he’s right that that’s a blooper. I have the movie and Bardock did not have any eqiupment on. – Maxcell
- Super Spirit Bomb:
In the episode where Goku creates a spirit bomb against Frieza, how could the spirit bomb have been so strong? All the living things that Goku has
borrowed the energy from could only have been as strong as Goku in the begining of Dragonball Z, if it were put together. Those were just tiny
little insects, frogs, and plants and other stuff.
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Goku gathered the energy not just from Namek but from many other planets as well. And the other planets did have large life forms. Like those funny looking aliens that looked like frogs or something. And there were at least 5 planets. – Nasty Ming
- Floor It:
During the Cell Saga, Cell created a floor arena to fight in for the cell games. He created the arena in this green grassy-like environment also the floor
arena was next to a mini city. But when it comes to the beginning of Cell’s and Gohan’s brawl, the green-like environment and mini city had disappeared. Only brown/tannish colored earth was shown. The city and green grass could not have been blown away because there were no big
explosions caused before the fight between Gohan and Cell. Since the (loser) earthlings could not produce any energy waves and Goku only aiming
his blasts into the air (not the ground), there is no possible way the grass and mini city could have been destroyed before cell and Gohan’s battle.
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Cell destroyed all the land where he was building his ring. This included the town, the store, and mountains. – Cynthia
- Cell’s missing Cell(s):
In the Imperfect Cell saga, when they (I forget who exactly does) explain how Cell was created, they said that the same insect-like droid that followed
Goku around since he was a child and studied his and his enemies’ fighting techniques also took cell samples from them. However, the droid did not
follow Goku to Namek, so how did Dr. Gero get Freeza’s cells?
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Dr. Gero got cells from Frieza for Cell when Frieza came to Earth and got beaten by Trunks. Imperfect Cell explains the whole darn thing when he is fighting Piccolo. – Haey Young Yoon
- Mysterious Death:
Yamcha was one of Goku’s first enemies that was shown in DragonBall. Goku and Yamcha fought in two episodes, and Goku finally defeated (killed) Yamcha. And now Yamcha still exists and is fighting for the Z warriors. And the episode where it was supposed to show Goku killing Yamcha was never shown. Instead of Yamcha’s death, the episode shows Goku being friends with Yamcha. And the guy that talks about the next episode says that Yamcha is now dead but the next episode just shows Goku and Yamcha become friends.
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About Goku killing Yamcha, he doesn’t. Goku just wounds Yamcha and so Yamcha decides to follow Goku so that he can get all the Dragon Balls. – Mr. Bagel
- Dead Or Alive:
Another English dub mistake, in the original Japanese version of that episode Recoome just tells Guldo to pay attention or something like that. – Taiyo
- Chi-Chi Pregnancy:
Ok, Goku died when he instantly transported himself and Cell to planet Kai, and he was dead for 7 years. When he gets back, all of a sudden, there was Goten.
Nobody mentioned that Chi-Chi was pregnant before Goku died, so how did she get pregnant?
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Well, if you do some math, Goten is 7 years old, so within about 3 or 4 months BEFORE he leaves to fight Cell, he could have been with Chi-Chi, so it really works out. – Sonoka
No one knew Chi-Chi was pregnant, but she might have not known either, you dont know if you’re pregnant right away. – Anonymous
- Flying Around:
In some episodes Goku and friends can fly around just fine and then sometimes Goku needs the flying nimbus cloud. I don’t get it, is he just lazy?
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Goku and Gohan ride the nibus because usually 1) they are tired and can’t fly as fast as the nibus cloud, or 2) they don’t feel like wasting energey and want to conserve it for later. – domon Kasshu chix
In the Frieza saga, Frieza was talking to Goku when he said, “Your race (saiyan) will go the way of the Dodo.” Not only has Frieza never been to Earth, but i’m sure he didn’t spend any time studying up on Earth’s extinct birds.
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Sorry, but that was just a line from the English dub. In the original Japanese version Frieza never says anything like that. – Taiyo
- To The Store And Back:
How is it that in the episode where Goku and Piccolo are getting their drivers’ licenses, Chi-Chi goes to the store. But when Gohan (teen) went to his
first day of Orange Star High and Erasa (Videl’s friend) asks Gohan where he lives, he says, “Oh, around the 509 mountain area.” Erasa responds
“What that’s nearly 500 miles away?! Even by car that’s a 5 hour drive!”
How can Chi-Chi walk to the store from that distance??
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There are small towns in the mountains. – Flutterby
- Disappearing Act:
In the episode when Kami finally decides to fuse with Piccolo, Kami tells Piccolo to put his hand on Kami’s chest. Piccolo places his hand on Kami’s chest
and then the next screen shot shows Piccolo with his hand by his side, when they are talking to Mr. Popo, and once again, in the NEXT screen shot
the hand is back on Kami’s chest!
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When Piccolo fuses with Kami, his left hand is placed on Kami, and the entire time during the fusion, Mr.Popo is on Piccolo’s right hand side, so when they show Mr. Popo it is Piccolo’s right hand being shown by his side. No blooper there. – Ryan Richard