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(Buzzfeed)   Twenty-five wildly inappropriate jokes from cartoons you loved as a child that probably went over your head   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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19655 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 29 Sep 2012 at 1:27 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-09-29 01:06:28 AM  
4 votes:
There should be way more examples coming out of Animaniacs.
2012-09-29 12:50:02 AM  
3 votes:
We didn't have any of those cartoons when I was a kid.

/Get off my lawn
/Wabbit Season - FIRE!
2012-09-29 03:48:16 PM  
2 votes:
I do hate it when people write articles that tell me about something I "loved as a child" and then proceeds to assume I'm currently in my 20s.

As if a 20-something isn't still a child, these days.

It's like these 20-something article writers can't imagine that the world existed before their own childhood, and that anyone over 28 years old wouldn't be on the Internet. And in this particular case, there seems to be some belief that cartoons only recently started slipping in adult humor.

Jeez... Check out the old Popeye cartoons (no, not the crap 80s stuff. I mean the Fleischer stuff from the 30s)- All sorts of racy jokes in those, as well as Popeye muttering curse words under his breath.

Check out the Loony Tunes from the 30s, 40, and 50s. Lots of subversive jokes there, too.

Hell, check out Betty Boop stuff from the 30s. They're filled with innuendo and straight-up sexuality. In her appearance in a Popeye cartoon, she's topless except for a lei (which she also did in one of her own, original toons from the early 30s).

No, kids... Your generation was not the first to experience subversive adult humor in animation aimed at the whole family. Far from it.

And please please PLEASE stop assuming that there's nobody over 30 on the Internet.
2012-09-29 09:22:57 AM  
2 votes:
All of these are lame compared to what Looney Toons and Disney cartoons got away with. They weren't even TRYING to be subtle, and the writers of Looney Toons said that they never meant for their cartoons to be watched by kids.
2012-09-29 04:45:46 AM  
2 votes:

lawboy87: I know I'm going to regret this, but......

I don't get the Simpson's one above.. Sneed's Feed and Seed formerly Chuck's

I know I'm probably missing the blatantly obvious

Please be kind.


Chuck's F*ck and Suck
2012-09-29 02:06:30 AM  
2 votes:
None of those were really kid's cartoons. Throw in some sex jokes from Bob the Builder and Dora the Explorer and you might have something.

I dated a chick in college who wore a Spongebob thong... it was officially licensed merchandise.
2012-09-29 01:49:53 AM  
2 votes:
Not one of those was from when I was a child. Not one. And I'm not that old.
2012-09-29 01:12:33 AM  
2 votes:
I remember a Jetsons episode where George thought Judy was eloping w/a musician. He ran to a Vegas-style chapel to see if she was there and was told the chapel was all booked due to a group of Jupiterian polygamists.

The raunchiest one I remember is from the Flintstones. Fred & Barney go costume shopping and Fred suggests Barney try on a costume head. Barney's response was something like, "I don't need another head. I've already got 2"
2012-09-29 11:58:37 PM  
1 vote:
That would've been more interesting had i heard of more than a quarter of those cartoons.
2012-09-29 11:24:40 PM  
1 vote:

NathanAllen: TheJoe03: I dunno, us lousy gen y people watched plenty of Loony Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Jetsons, Flinstones, etc. Cartoon Network played plenty of old cartoons.

You must mean the versions where they did Black Face, Bugs Bunny fought the Japanese, Donald Duck joined the Nazi Party, Heckle and Jeckle episodes aired and so on?

Because risque and outright racist are the same thing.We were fed a steady diet of racism, homophobia and outright violent insanity on Saturday mornings, sad stuff.


You do know that when Bugs Bunny fought the Japaneses America was at war with Japan, right?

You sound like you are loads of fun, loads at parties.
2012-09-29 11:26:20 AM  
1 vote:
LoL...

finger prints.

oh my.

I bet that list could be filled with just the Animaniacs. Love that cartoon.
2012-09-29 11:19:10 AM  
1 vote:
Much to my daughter's displeasure, I would not let her watch Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life. She was about 8 or 9 at the time.

When she was about 16, she watched some reruns and said "I see now why you wouldn't let me watch them. I wouldn't have let me watch them either."

//We loved Animaniacs and Tiny Toons. Still do
2012-09-29 10:44:01 AM  
1 vote:

Gwendolyn: 3. Dot looking for finger prints in "Animaniacs:"

I'm not getting that one.


From vague memory:

Yakko: "We need to look for prints!"

Dot: (holds up Prince, the musician) "Found him."

Yakko: "No, *FINGER* prints!"

Dot: (looks uneasily at Prince)
2012-09-29 06:34:49 AM  
1 vote:
I was expecting to see the Flintstones, Popeye and some of the older cartoons. Those cartoons had some down right raunchy stuff.
2012-09-29 06:32:52 AM  
1 vote:

Snapper Carr: I think the oldest cartoon they have there is Ren and Stimpy (which came out when I was 22)


And that scene was from the horrid Spike TV season that played late at night. John K without externally imposed limits is an unfunny hack.
2012-09-29 06:18:19 AM  
1 vote:
The Ren and Stimpy one isn't even trying to be subtle.
2012-09-29 05:37:49 AM  
1 vote:

This Face Left Blank: What's the deal with Mr Rogers and the middle finger? I've seen that before and always thought that was a photoshop, but it looks pretty good. How did Mr Rogers end up giving everyone the middle finger? It looks like some kid is doing it to him as well.


It's real
2012-09-29 05:27:14 AM  
1 vote:

King Something: Here's a few gross more
(TV Tropes^)


I used to watch "Animaniacs" with my son when he was younger and even then I was surprised at how many adult-oriented references the show made.

However, the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons did the same thing in my youth.
2012-09-29 05:12:20 AM  
1 vote:
I'm 41, didn't watch those shows.. aside from some Animaniacs.
2012-09-29 03:47:04 AM  
1 vote:

B.L.Z. Bub: PillsHere: You could make a much longer list based on Ren and Stimpy alone. Even as a kid I remember thinking this show wasn't appropriate for children. Rocko was fairly dirty too.

My mom wouldn't let me and my sister watch R&S. We were nine and eight at the time. But we loved Animaniacs; apparently it "got crap past the radar" much easier by pretending to be clean.


Pretty much. Adults will chuckle at subtle adult humor, Ren and Stimpy and Rocko didn't do subtle humor, they just blasted it straight in everyone's face. Also, Animaniacs was fairly educational, although I think my mother was going to duct tape me and throw me in the closet if I ever sang the 'Countries of the World!' song again.

/man I loved Animaniacs as a child
2012-09-29 03:04:34 AM  
1 vote:
I dunno, us lousy gen y people watched plenty of Loony Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Jetsons, Flinstones, etc. Cartoon Network played plenty of old cartoons.
2012-09-29 02:58:35 AM  
1 vote:
cartoons you loved as a child ... yeah, that list covers you gen y or whatever the hell you are, but in my day... nevermind.
One thing many do not know, or have not thought about. You 40's-60's farkers will get this little joke.
In the Grinch film, everyone is putting their keys into a fishbowl. That was called a key party- girls grab keys and go home with the man that owned the keys.
Heh
2012-09-29 02:48:03 AM  
1 vote:
They forgot the "sword swallower" scene from Ren & Stimpy.
2012-09-29 02:27:45 AM  
1 vote:
Ugh, I hated Rocko, Ren and Stimpy and the Sponge.... those shows were just gross and not funny all all.

Rugrats were good, a few adult jokes thrown in are for the parents benefit who get stuck listening to kids programming ALL FARKING DAY.

I figure it's insanity insurance. Hard to get kids to watch your stuff if parents keep putting baseball bats through the TV.
2012-09-29 02:26:06 AM  
1 vote:
There's another Animaniacs one that sticks out: Some teacherly lady is lecturing Yakko about verbs, and says, "Now let's conjugate together," and Yakko turns to face the audience and says, "Okay. Good night, everybody!"
2012-09-29 02:23:10 AM  
1 vote:
Bugs bunny used to wear a dress and kiss men.

Also one, little, two little, three little Indians boys

/get off my lawn
2012-09-29 01:50:39 AM  
1 vote:
I think the oldest cartoon they have there is Ren and Stimpy (which came out when I was 22)

I'm a bit surprised nothing from Invader Zim wasn't listed (although rarely scatological much of the humor was, quite frankly nihilistic and really not appropriate for kids below a certain age)
2012-09-29 01:41:35 AM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: They missed Heffer and the milking machine from Rocko.

/Nickelodeon also cut the scene from the DVDs and all current reruns.


I guess it's a good thing I've had those scenes from that episode firmly implanted in my head since I was 10 or whatever. I think that and the Chokey Chicken restaurant were my first inklings that perhaps Rocko was more than just another kid's show.
2012-09-29 01:35:13 AM  
1 vote:

brigid_fitch: I remember a Jetsons episode where George thought Judy was eloping w/a musician. He ran to a Vegas-style chapel to see if she was there and was told the chapel was all booked due to a group of Jupiterian polygamists.

The raunchiest one I remember is from the Flintstones. Fred & Barney go costume shopping and Fred suggests Barney try on a costume head. Barney's response was something like, "I don't need another head. I've already got 2"


Of course, there's always the old standby:

"Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night..."
2012-09-29 01:06:14 AM  
1 vote:

texdent: King Something: Here's a few gross more
(TV Tropes^)

Everyone is going to curse you for that, you know.


Well, I did mark the link. Don't want to have 47 tabs open ten minutes from now, don't click that link.

Or this one. Definitely don't click this link to TV Tropes if you want to go to bed at some time tonight before sunrise. Hell, just hover over this link to see the url and you'll understand why I'm warning you not to click this particular link.
2012-09-29 12:46:35 AM  
1 vote:

King Something: Here's a few gross more
(TV Tropes^)


Everyone is going to curse you for that, you know.
2012-09-29 12:44:04 AM  
1 vote:
2012-09-29 12:33:42 AM  
1 vote:
He's in violation of the penal code!
2012-09-29 12:32:08 AM  
1 vote:
I don't know Brain; what if the chicken doesn't want to wear the lederhosen?
 
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