47 Adult Jokes in Cartoons You Didn’t Get As A Child

Do you ever go back and watch 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 in kid’s shows that you didn’t catch when you were growing up. A lot of theĀ best cartoons of the ’Ā are actually full of adult humor.

We’re not talking about the Powerpuff Girls referencingĀ The Big LebowskiĀ 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).Ā 

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.


Daffy Duck Does Some Light Reading



The Flash Gives TMI About His Love Life




The Doctor on Rocko’s Modern Life



Cute Little Accident



Whoa, That’s Pretty Forward



The Rugrats Movie Takes on Circumcision



The Three Little Pig’s Father



The Most Watchable Scene In The Rescuers



When the Bus Driver in Hocus Pocus Hits on the Witches



The Hooker In Toy Story. Get It?!



Jessica Rabbit’s Upskirt Shot



How many VCRs were destroyed trying to find this freeze frame?

Dexter’s New Assistant’s Answer After He Asks Her To Dance



The Note In Edd’s Bathroom



For those of you squinting to read, it says “Don’t Touch Yourself.”

Lord Farquaad Gets Called Out for Having the Castle Equivalent of Truck Nuts



What Else Would It Be?



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That Time Rocko Moonlighted as a Phone Sex Operator



Helga’s Poem



Where Can I Find a Copy of Lonely Space Victims?



Shaggy’s Favorite Name



Suck Your WHAT?



This One Is Filthy



Spongebob’s Sea-Themed ~Adult Entertainment~ Addiction



When the Animaniacs Made a Handplay Joke



Life Lessons from Rocko’s Modern Life



He Reads It for the Articles



Who Doesn’t Like a Good Prison Shower Joke?



Grandpa’s Hippie Days on Hey Arnold!



Well This Happened…



This Can’t Be Unseen



Well That Is How It Works



The Powerpuff Girls really had to deal with some creeps.Ā 

Rocko’s Modern Life Gives Kids Some Great Advice



Patrick’s Genius Is Showing



Maybe That Note Was There For Good Reason…



Topanga’s No Fun



I’ll Pass…



When Heffer Gets Milked on Rocko’s Modern Life


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That Time Tom and Jerry Committed Suicide



From the rarely aired episode, “Blue Cat Blues.” Tom and Jerry allow themselves to be run over by a train after they see their girlfriend’s cheating on them. They should have just started a emo band.

Phil and Lil’s Dad Goes Away for Some Male Bonding and Stu Makes This Gesture



Cow & Chicken’s Carpet Munchers



I’m just going to leave this here.

Chowder’s Phallic Architecture



It’s not a Frank Lloyd Wright but it’ll do.Ā 

I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Does…



The All Scottish Show!



My Favorite Restaurant



When Rocko Looks Like a Gigolo



Why Does That Look Familiar?



Felch Donuts



I’ve always preferred Boston cream.
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