While most of the Man of Steel's dirtier moments have taken place in the comics, there are quite a few adult jokes in the Superman cartoon. In fact, things get downright weird in Superman: The Animated Series. Whether it's a joke made in the background or something said by one of Supes's many villains, there is no shortage of surprisingly dirty lines on the show. You might wonder if the censors watched these episodes before they hit the air at all.
They're not the most taboo adult jokes in cartoons, but it's still shocking to hear them on a show about the world's most respectable hero. You won't catch Superman himself making questionable remarks at female characters or anything of the sort, but his cast of supporting characters apparently have the filthiest minds in Metropolis.
Just be warned: once you look at the dirtiest adult jokes in Superman: The Animated Series, you'll never look at the Big Blue Boy Scout the same way again.
Superman Gets Frisky With The Furies
In Season 4, episode 2, "Legacy," Superman turns evil and joins Darkseid after being brainwashed into thinking he's the supervillain's adopted son. At one point, it's made clear that Darkseid has been rewarding Supes for his evil deeds with nights with his group of female warriors. The Furies just love to rub up on the Man of Steel when he gets home.
Lois Lane Thinks Superman Has A 'Nice S'
Superman: The Animated Series loves a good play on words. In the series premiere, "The Last Son of Krypton, Part II," Lois Lane admires a picture of Superman. It's clear that she's really into Supes's costume and physique, as she compliments his "nice S." This makes Clark and Perry White do a double take (viewers probably have the same reaction).
An Alien Bar Is Named 'Steaming Load Tavern'
The world will never know how "Steaming Load Tavern" got past the censors. The only possible explanation is that whoever was inspecting this episode just didn't get why the name of this alien bar was incredibly dirty.
Steaming Load Tavern appears in Season 1, episode 10, "The Main Man, Part I," which features Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo chasing down a dude named Sqweek. Lobo gets into a fight with Sqweek's brother, Gnaww, at the Steaming Load before collecting the bounty.
Lex Luthor's Assets Are 'So Big!'
Lex Luthor spends some time on his yacht with a female companion in Season 1, episode 7, "The Way of All Flesh." When viewers first see the yacht, they hear a woman saying, "It's so big, Mr Luthor," which might make them think some funny business is going on in the captain's quarters. The next shot clarifies that Lex and the woman are actually enjoying some caviar and that she was talking about the ship itself. Sure.