The Rugrats was one of, if not the most popular kids cartoon during the 1990s. While the series is known for having plenty of moments that terrified kids, it also had its fair share of inappropriate Rugrats jokes. Back then, finding subtle adult jokes in cartoons wasn’t uncommon, but for some reason, dirty Rugrats jokes seem to have flown under the radar – until now. This list includes some of the adult jokes from the show that probably went straight over your head at the time. Now that you're older, you can finally understand what your parents were laughing about as you watched Tommy, Chuckie, and the gang go on their adventures.
Grandpa Rents Some Inappropriate Movies
Grandpa Lou rents some movies for the babies that consist of fun kid-friendly entertainment, but then he says he got Lonely Space Vixens for himself. The title suggests Grandpa Lou's late night film is an adult movie, which no child would’ve realized at the time, though it’s pretty blatant as an adult.
The Male Bonding Gesture
Phil and Lil’s dad, Howard, goes away on a trip, and Tommy’s dad explains that he’s doing some “male bonding.” As he says it, he pushes two fingers together to suggest some homosexual you-know-what.
Angelica Draws Something Phallic on Susie’s Art
On season nine’s “Pre-School Daze,” Angelica draws what appears to be a penis on Susie’s artwork, and it’s discovered by the teacher who is obviously appalled.
The Circumcision Joke
Rugrats the Movie features a scene where babies in the hospital are checking out their bodies. One of them is missing an umbilical cord while the other is missing a little... something else.