Do cartoon chronology issues bother you?
So I’ve been thinking a bit recently about chronology in cartoons.
One thing I love about Futurama is that the clock is running. Episodes always take place exactly 1000 years in the future, so it’s the year 3012 in New New York. Fry arrived in the year 3000 and they’ve referenced that he’s been there for twelve years now. Now it would be nice if they made some attempt to make the characters look a bit older.
Then you’ve got the Simpsons who don’t age at all, and it’s pretty clear they’ve run out of stories for what can happen to Bart during his 4th grade year long ago.
Phineas and Ferb now seem to be around the 130th day of their 104-day summer vacation. OK, maybe they invented something to extend it.
And for us oldsters, why is it when Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm grew up, their parents didn’t look a single day older? Hell, they hadn’t even changed clothes.
So what I’m asking is: Do these things bug anyone else or do I watch too many cartoons? (Or both?)