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

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules 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!
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The Flash Gives TMI About His Love Life


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Photo:  Justice League/DC Comics/Warner Bros

If you think that's a good one, wait till you see what happened in this childhood classic that you probably didn't get as a kid.

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Daffy Duck Does Some Light Reading


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Photo:  Warner Bros.
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Then There Was This...


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Photo:  Dexter's Lab/Cartoon Network/Turner
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The Doctor on Rocko's Modern Life


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Photo:  Rocko's Modern Life, Nickelodeon