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Fans Are Sharing The Messed Up Moments From Kids' Shows They're Surprised They Got Away With

January 28, 2021 3.5k votes 730 voters 45.8k views13 items

List RulesVote up the moments you're most surprised kids' shows got away with.

As kids, the shows we watched seemed completely innocent. However, when we start to grow older and revisit these shows, we soon notice the strange, inappropriate nature of certain sequences that went way over our heads.

Some of these moments may be shocking, funny, or just plain weird. No matter how they make you feel, these scenes probably shouldn't have been included in a show that's intended for children. Check out these messed up kids' show moments below, and don't forget to vote!

  • 1

    Rocko's Peculiar Occupation

    Photo: Rocko's Modern Life / Nickelodeon

    From Redditor u/SilverWolfIMHP76:

    Rocko’s Modern Life. Rocko’s job was a phone sex operator. One episode, his neighbor called. How the hell did they get that approved?!

    Shocking moment for kids?
  • 2

    One Naughty Cat

    Video: YouTube

    From Redditor u/brittanyann0226:

    Cat in the Hat movie where Cat is holding a gardening hoe and says, “You dirty hoe! ...I’m sorry, I love you.” I was letting my niece watch it, and the entire movie had a lot of wild references I never caught as a child. Made it more amusing now.

    Shocking moment for kids?
  • 3

    Mr. Neutron Is A Little Too Open With His Family

    Video: YouTube

    From Redditor u/Chromatic73:

    Jimmy Neutron when he is talking with his dad Hugh. His dad randomly says, “Once when I was 7, I sat on a banana. And of course, that changed my life...” Jimmy and his mom's face say it all.

    Shocking moment for kids?
  • 4

    Peeping Finn

    Video: YouTube

    From Redditor u/idiotwanderer:

    There's an episode of Adventure Time where Finn watches Marceline get [undressed] from her closet, and he just keeps watching 'cause he's, like, 12.

    Shocking moment for kids?