This week, we heard about a terrifying-sounding SpongeBob SquarePants porn parody entitled SpongeKnob SquareNuts, and we thought to ourselves: but why? Turns out, there are tons of incredibly disturbing pop culture parodies floating around the Internet, just waiting to ruin all of your childhood memories. In case that’s something you want, we’ve collected ten of the most upsetting here for you after the jump. But you’ve been warned. Not disturbing enough? Did we miss your favorite video? Let us know in the comments. … Read More
You know what really creeps us out? This, this, this, and kids’ TV show conspiracy theories. The Internet is full of ‘em, and they’re slowly but surely ruining our childhoods. Well — maybe only the particularly gruesome ones are truly messing with our minds, but how are we supposed to handle the widely acknowledged idea that the Rugrats babies were dead the whole time? Of course, far-fetched theories as such should be taken with a grain of salt, but we can’t help but sprout goosebumps at the thought of a sad little Chuckie Finster ghost. After the jump, we’ve gathered 10 fascinating cartoon theories that will leave you itching for some series marathons, if only to prove or disprove these wacky proposals. Support or challenge ‘em in the comments, and feel free to make up your own. … Read More
Mister Rogers was so influential to many of us in childhood that we weren’t the least bit shocked when we discovered that one of Fred Rogers’ signature cardigans is now included in the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection. But an interesting post on the Smithsonian’s website about what Mister Rogers taught us about fashion made us think about how our favorite childhood TV characters influenced our sartorial outlook. After the jump, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stars from our youth to take a look at the way their style lessons live on today. … Read More
Remember those flash-forward episodes of your favorite ’90s cartoons? Y’know, the ones that showed the characters’ lives a couple decades down the road, living amongst hover cars and flying by jet packs? Well, we recently realized something mind-boggling — we’re currently living in the same time as most of those über-futuristic cartoon sequences. When a psychic showed Lisa Simpson her fate, we learned that robot employees would be commonplace in 2010. When the Rocko’s Modern Life gang traveled in time, we found a land of rocket cars and “transportators” in 2013. Needless to say, we’re a little behind. Click through for a blast from the past, a sneak peek at the future, and a lesson in what our modern world should be by now, according to ’90s cartoons. … Read More
Pets are a staple of almost every television household, making for trusty sidekicks, dependable comic relief, and comforting ears that (usually) don’t talk back. But some on-screen animal stars are more than just housemates, with affable personalities and plot lines of their own. The inspiring owner-pet relationships that we celebrate after the jump establish a real equity and rapport between cross-species co-stars and make us reevaluate a pet’s role in the home. Which of your favorite actors yield from the animal kingdom? … Read More
Cartoon parents. They raise our favorite cartoon children and walk our favorite cartoon dogs, but how much do we really know about these often elusive elders? And why are they so awful at monitoring their children? Every now and again, writers like to throw us for a loop, leaving us with some lingering questions about the fuzzily sketched parents on the cartoons of our ’90s youth. What’s up with Phil and Lil’s mom on Rugrats? Where’s Mr. Davis in Toy Story? Why is Patti Mayonnaise’s dad in a wheelchair? All of these mysteries and more after the jump. … Read More
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This week, using Google Insights, we measured the regional interest in the term “hipster” and found out that Minnesota was the most hipster state in the US, just ahead of New York and Oregon. … Read More