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20 Things: Adult Jokes in Cartoons

1. Toy Story (1995)

 Man, that fishing pole has nice legs…hooker


2. Spongebob Squarepants: “Your Shoe’s Untied” (2000)

Caught! What are you watching Spongebob? A little porn?…sponde


3. Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy: “The Day the Ed Stood Still” (2002)

Looks like Spongebob isn’t the only one who needs some “alone time.” Whatcha readin’ guys?…ed


4. Rocko’s Modern Life: (1993-1996)

We’ve seen Rocko working in his office in many episodes and assumed he was some type of telemarketer. Well, look at the list of “policies” that go along with his job. Also, what type of telemarketer talks to customers like that? Must be a very specific type of customer…Rocko_s_Modern_Life_copy1_vyeaa3


5. Hey Arnold: (1996-2004)

Helga’s mom, Miriam always seemed a little out of it right? Her dazed demeanor, falling asleep at the table while still clutching a drinking glass…it was over our heads when we were kids. However, now it seems certain that Helga’s mom had a little problem with alcohol…



6. Animaniacs: “Hercule Yakko” (1993)

This show ran rampant with innuendos, but this moment was especially memorable. Yakko asks Dot to look for fingerprints. She complies and moments later calls out, “I found prints!” The scene cuts to Dot holding musician Prince, which leads to Yakko saying, “No, no, no. Fingerprints!” Oddly, Dot responds, “I don’t think so,” beforing throwing the musician out of a window. No Dot, he didn’t mean “finger Prince.”44bbf6adfbb21464c196299c171441b27f01f6f6148b710d8e2456ce2b2e1dae_1


7. Tom and Jerry: “Blue Cat Blues” (1956)

This moment isn’t really a “hidden joke” but it’s definitely pretty messed up to be in a kids’ show.

After numerous failed attempts to win back his sweetheart after being dumped by her, Tom grows severely depressed and begins to drink. One of the final scenes features Tom sitting in the middle of a train track with the clear intention of letting the train run over him. Jerry, who felt so lucky to have such a loving girlfriend, catches her cheating on him…with the guy she just married. Thus, Jerry and Tom both wait on the tracks waiting for death.tom


8. Fairly Odd Parents: “Poof’s Playdate” (2008)

Why can’t you tell us what you’re using that toilet paper for, Timmy? And why are you being so secretive?…tumblr_mgjpnoCsqJ1rv2oado4_1280


9. Tiny Toon Adventures: “One Beer” (1990-1995)

In this banned episode, Buster, Plucky and Hamton open the refrigerator to get a drink and see just one lone beer. Curious, the three try a sip and immediately become homeless alcoholics and end up killing themselves in a drunk driving accident…




10. Hey Arnold: “Helga’s Parrot” (1999)

As we all know, Helga was helplessly in love (and creepily obsessed) with Arnold. Helga had her Arnold shrine in her closet that was made out of Arnold’s used gum and she had her little pink that she wrote love poems in. Helga read aloud as she wrote this poem in “Helga’s Parrot”: Arnold my love/ My sultry preteen/ Why must I hold you only whilst I dream?/ Will I be forever enslaved by your spell?/ Why must I worship you and never tell?/ Arnold, you make my girlhood tremble/ My senses all go wacky/ Someday, I’ll tell the world, my love…/ Or my name’s not Helga G. Pataki!” 

Any nine-year-old who knows what “trembling girlhood” feels like knows way too much… arn


11. The Powerpuff Girls: “Superfriends” (2002)

Looks like the new friends have something in common…cute-little-accident-tv-programs-photo-u1

12. Dexter’s Laboratory: “Dee Dee and the Man” (1998)
Anyone else remember the time Dexter was so fed up with Dee Dee’s stupidity that he replaced her with a new assistant–a prostitute?…

13. Spongebob Squarepants: “As Seen on TV” (2002)

What else could it be Mr. Krabs…


14. Wide Open Spaces: (1947)

We can assume what’s under Donald’s blanket this morning, right? We can also assume that this that this scene made Walk Disney turn over in his grave…b4b6ea3b-1f9f-4fac-831b-c391868d11c7


15. Cow and Chicken: “Part Time Job” (1994)

Cow gets a part-time job at a milk farm. But is she talking to her employer about work or something else?…



16. Rocko’s Modern Life: “Road Rash” (1994)

Seems like the perfect hotel to invite some new “friends” over for forty minutes…



17. Monsters, Inc.: (2001)

Maybe this is a kind of creativity we shouldn’t encourage in kids. Let’s stick to rainbows and puppies in our pictures from now on–okay kid?




18. Dexter’s Laboratory: “Nuclear Confusion” (1996)

This one really needs no further explanation. The writers aren’t exactly beating around the bush here…



19. The Rugrats: “The Last Babysitter” (1993)

While describing that Howard DeVille, Phil and Lil’s dad, has gone away for some “male bonding,” he puts his two pointer fingers together in a pretty obscene gesture. Considering the reversed gender roles in the DeVille household, there’s little doubt that this was a veiled reference to Howard’s supposed sexuality.



20. Johnny Bravo: “Johnny Meets Farrah Fawcett” (1997)

During a rousing game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Farrah tries to remember the last time she was blindfolded. After she says, “I can’t remember the last time I was blindfolded…”

Appararenly it didn’t take too much thinking for her to remember, because right after her first statement she smiles and says, “Oh wait…yes I do.”

There’s some doubt to whether or not Farrah plays either plays a lot of Pin the Tail on the Donkey or…



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