Dirty Rugrats Jokes That Probably Went Right Over Your Head

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Vote up the jokes that you totally missed when you watched Rugrats the first time
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.
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    1,039 VOTES

    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.
    1,039 votes
  • 2
    897 VOTES

    The Blocks

    It’s not so much a dirty joke, but it’s certainly an intentional move. These tumbling blocks on Rugrats clearly spell out the word “GAY.”
    897 votes
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    607 VOTES

    Grandpa Calls Dr. Kevorkian

    Grandpa Calls Dr. Kevorkian
    Video: YouTube
    On the episode “Home Movies,” we see Grandpa Boris give Dr. Kevorkian a ring. For those who aren’t familiar, Kevorkian was publicly known for physician-assisted suicide. 
    607 votes
  • 4
    758 VOTES

    Angelica Draws Something Phallic on Susie’s Art

    Angelica Draws Something Phallic on Susie’s Art
    Video: YouTube
    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.
    758 votes
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    535 VOTES


    Video: YouTube
    Stu invents Mr. Boppo, a punching toy for the kids. Tommy gives it to Chuckie, who enjoys it a great deal at first. At one point, Phil makes the comment that a kid Chuckie’s age should be playing with friends, not along in his room “bopping his Boppo.” That phrase, “bopping his Boppo” can clearly be taken inappropriately. 
    535 votes
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    372 VOTES

    Tommy and the Chinese Finger Trap

    Tommy and the Chinese Finger Trap
    Video: YouTube
    On season five’s “Fugitive Tommy,” there’s a moment where Tommy says he needs something hard and thin to get the Chinese finger trap off. He puts his hand in his diaper… to get a screwdriver. But you know what the writers were thinking.
    372 votes