Fair warning: If you don’t want your childhood ruined forever, look away now.
The ’90s and early ’00s were fantastic times for children’s television. From Hey Arnold! and Rugrats to shows on Cartoon Network like Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Saturday morning fare has never been more on point. However, the creators of these shows were sneaky little devils and managed to slip in a slew of inappropriate references without you realizing it. Penises, drugs, BODILY FLUIDS — you name it, and there’s probably a corresponding cartoon innuendo. How did our parents not see this? These 15 moments are particularly horrifying. Read at your own risk.
When the grandpa on Rugrats casually mentions porn.
Space porn, to be exact.
And then Stu says Phil and Lil’s dad is off doing “male bonding” and makes this gesture.
The time the boys randomly read dirty magazines in Ed, Edd, and Eddy.Cartoon Network
Oh, and when they keep making jokes about the word “sex.”
“It’s commonly known as a ’sextant.'” … A WHAT?!
The time the Care Bears had a little too much fun.
When Rocko becomes a phone sex operator on Rocko’s Modern Life.Nickelodeon
Be hot. Be naughty. Be courteous.
Plus, need we remind you of the time there’s implied gay bashing on the show?
When Rocko admits that he’s always liked “rainbows,” his friends become infuriated, say he’s disgusting, and literally start chasing after him with weapons.
The time this was said on The Powerpuff Girls.
What the actual hell?
When Shrek makes a joke about small penises.
This. Is. For. Children.
The time “white stuff” gets all over Wanda on The Magic School Bus.
And she says it tastes good. Gag.
When Arnold’s grandfather says he “lost brain cells” after Woodstock.
DRUGS. THIS IS ABOUT DRUGS.
And then there’s the time Helga blatantly admits Arnold sexually arouses her.
Are those condoms SpongeBob is using to make a fake Squidward?
Yup. 100 percent.
Then Gary catches him watching sea porn and all hell breaks lose.
Nothing will be the same.
But nothing tops this moment from The Ren & Stimpy Show.