Dark Details Fans Noticed In Nostalgic Cartoons

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Vote up the most sinister details.

Thinking about our favorite nostalgic cartoons always brings up fond memories. The childish silliness of Rugrats. The always entertaining duo of Phineas and Ferb. Epic action and heroics in Avatar: The Last Airbender. But while these shows always put a smile on our faces, they also have some dark details that perhaps we'd rather forget. For example, in an episode of Rugrats Tommy Pickles recalls being born premature and spending his first days in a "fish tank or something." In Danny Phantom, no one really seems to take issue with the fact that the Fentons have a full torture chamber in their basement, which is more than a little eerie. Even Hey Arnold! packs in some existential dread when the eponymous leading kid needs to take a long, hard look at his life.

Check out this list of dark details from nostalgic cartoons, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!  


  • 1
    40 VOTES

    Premature Pickles

    Premature Pickles
    Photo: HiyoriNishiyama / ifunny
    40 votes
  • 2
    49 VOTES

    Lou Pickles' Day Of Infamy

    Lou Pickles' Day Of Infamy
    Photo: hq92 / Tumblr
    49 votes
  • 3
    28 VOTES

    The Hardest Thing

    The Hardest Thing
    Photo: den-me-antexw / Tumblr
    28 votes
  • 4
    44 VOTES

    'Clockwork Orange' Reform

    'Clockwork Orange' Reform
    Photo: gravityfallsrockz / Tumblr
    44 votes
  • 5
    57 VOTES

    Interdimensional Turmoil

    Interdimensional Turmoil
    Photo: diddly-darn-ghost / Tumblr
    57 votes
  • 6
    39 VOTES

    Look Of Fear

    Look Of Fear
    Photo: Megan / Pinterest
    39 votes