List Criteria: Vote for the moments you can’t believe went over your head when you were a kid
Do you ever go back and watch cartoons that you liked as a kid, only to discover a subtext or inappropriate moment you didn’t understand when you were knee high to a grasshopper? Are you just now getting jokes your older siblings laughed at in your favorite show? If not, then get ready to have your mind blown by this list of pop culture moments and adult jokes in kid’s shows that you didn’t catch when you were growing up. A lot of the best cartoons of the ’90s are actually full of adult humor.
We’re not talking about the Powerpuff Girls referencing The Big Lebowski or Freakazoid quoting an Ed Wood film (although both of those super weird and totally 90s things definitely happened). This list covers the stuff you can’t believe animators and writers were able to get on the air. Sex, drugs, and honestly mostly sex – everything was fair game. Some of the shows on this list seemed to be nothing more than a vessel for raunchy humor and obscure innuendoes, while others were more than likely the work of a disgruntled illustrator sticking it to the man. And still, a few of the items on this list are so dark that it’s hard to comprehend how the episodes went to air. Maybe Hanna and Barbara had a secret deal with the FCC? Maybe they were just gross old creeps (most adults are).
This list is certain to make you go back and binge watch all the cartoons you loved as a kid to see what pop culture references you wouldn’t have thought twice about when you were growing up. Vote for the raunchy references and sex jokes in kids shows that surprised you the most!
#49. Then There Was This…
#48. The Flash Gives TMI About His Love Life.
#47. Daffy Duck Does Some Light Reading.
#46. The Doctor on Rocko’s Modern Life.
#45. The Rugrats Movie Takes on Circumcision.
#44. The Three Little Pig’s Father.
#43. Cute Little Accident.
#42. Whoa, That’s Pretty Forward.
#41. The Most Watchable Scene In The Rescuers.
#40. Jessica Rabbit’s Upskirt Shot.
#39. The Hooker In Toy Story. Get It?!
#38. Shaggy’s Favorite Name.
#37. Helga’s Poem.
#36. When the Bus Driver in Hocus Pocus Hits on the Witches.
#35. The Note In Edd’s Bathroom.
#34. Well This Happened….
#33. Lord Farquaad Gets Called Out for Having the Castle Equivalent of Truck Nuts.
#32. That Time Rocko Moonlighted as a Phone Sex Operator.
#30. Dexter’s New Assistant’s Answer After He Asks Her To Dance.
#29. Rocko’s Modern Life Gives Kids Some Great Advice.
#28. What Else Would It Be?.
#27. Grandpa’s Hippie Days on Hey Arnold!.
#26. This One Is Filthy.
#25. Where Can I Find a Copy of Lonely Space Victims?
#24. Who Doesn’t Like a Good Prison Shower Joke?
#23. Suck Your WHAT?
#22. Life lessons from Rocko’s Modern Life.
#21. Spongebob’s Sea Porn Addiction.
#20. This Can’t Be Unseen.
#19. Topanga’s No Fun.
#18. He reads it for the articles.
#17. Patrick’s Genius Is Showing.
#16. Well That Is How It Works.
#15. I’ll Pass….
#14. Maybe That Note Was There For Good Reason….
#13. I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Does….
#12. The All Scottish Show!!
#11. My Favorite Restaurant.
#10. Cow & Chicken’s Carpet Munchers.
#9. Phil and Lil’s Dad Goes Away for Some Male Bonding and Stu Makes This Gesture.
#8. Chowder’s Phallic Architecture.
#7. Why Does That Look Familiar?
#6. That Time Tom and Jerry Committed Suicide.
#5. When Heffer Gets Milked on Rocko’s Modern Life.
#4. Sounds Like….
#3. When Rocko Looks Like a Gigolo.
#2. Felch Donuts.
#1. Sluggy Slugs with Slug Boobs.