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* In ''[[Film/AustinPowers Goldmember]]'', Austin is approached by two attractive Japanese twins named Fook Mi and Fook Yu. Due to their accents, and Austin's obvious reaction to hearing their names, it is very obvious that they are implying the word "fuck." However, as the film is PG-13, only one use of "fuck" is allowed throughout the entire film in accordance with MPAA regulations. By making it not technically the word, they get away with saying it multiple times.
* ''Film/SpaceJam'': A shrink asks Patrick Ewing if he is [[TheLoinsSleepTonight under-performing in other areas]] when he is trying to find out why he cannot play basketball anymore. He responds with an indignant "No!"
* Remember those old-time cowboys in [[TheWestern Westerns]] who would [[DrinkOrder mosey up to the bar]] and order sarsaparilla? A lot of viewers assume that this was a substitute for ordering alcohol, as the Hays Code had rules against drug use (mostly alcohol and illegal drugs. Tobacco smoking was still kosher in those days). But sarsaparilla was actually not so much a drink as it was a traditional medicine, and in the 19th century was mainly used as a treatment for syphilis. It's supposed to be an aphrodisiac, as well.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** Note Jack clearly stating that '''four''' of his rescuers have tried to kill him in the past: Elizabeth, Will and Barbossa in the classic way and Tia Dalma, in a sexual way. There are also many hidden sexual innuendos throughout the trilogy; it may be rated PG-13, but it's still a Disney film.
** "You took advantage of our hospitality last time, it holds fair now you return the favor", and Barbossa tosses Elizabeth to his men who begin pawing at her.
** In the fourth film, Jack stating that he "support(s) the missionary's (Philip) position."
** Also in the fourth:
--> '''Gibbs:''' (to Jack) "I thought you were hell-bent on finding the Fountain of Youth?"
--> '''Jack:''' "I'm still bent! Hellishly so!"
** And this:
--> '''Angelica:''' "How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?"
** Jack also slips in a masturbation joke when he says, "My eyesight's as good as ever, just so you know" in reference to the Black Spot on his hand. (''Could'' also be a syphilis joke- while the Black Spot doesn't look like a syphilis lesion, they usually appeared much like that in art of the day, probably because they would be covered with black stick-on patches)
** In the third film, Beckett finds his way to Shipwreck with Jack's compass, which Will gave Beckett, so naturally, Barbossa assumes Will's the one who betrayed them. Beckett says Will is "merely the ''tool'' of your betrayal" and singles Jack out as it's grand architect. Will says he acted alone. And Jack says, "Listen to the tool." The grin on Jack's face says it all.
%%** ''"Waste not."'' That one was particularly creepy.
** We also get this exchange from ''Curse of the Black Pearl'', after Annamaria joins their crew. Note that both Will ''and'' Gibbs take a few seconds to reflect upon Jack's viewpoint, as well. (Not really, this is just part of a RunningGag throughout the film of other characters straining to see whatever Jack sees when he stares randomly off into the middle distance during some form of pronouncement.)
--> '''Gibbs:''' "No, no, no, no, no, it's frightful bad luck to bring a woman aboard. "
--> '''Jack:''' "It'd be far worse not to have her."
** There's also this from the fourth film:
--> '''Angelica:''' "I was innocent in the ways of men!"
--> '''Jack:''' "You demonstrated a lot of technique for someone I supposedly corrupted."
** This exchange in the second film as the crew are entering Tia Dalma's shack:
--> '''Gibbs:''' "Watch your back."
--> '''Jack:''' "It's my front I'm worried about."
** There were a couple of GetTheeToANunnery moments throughout the film slipped in for this purpose. There was Tia Dalma's introduction:
--> '''Will Turner:''' "You know me?"
--> '''Tia Dalma:''' "You want to know me."
--> '''Jack Sparrow:''' "There'll be no knowing here!"
** And then Jack's exchange with Angelica, which hinted at an actual nunnery pun:
--> '''Angelica:''' "What were you doing in a Spanish convent, anyway?"
--> '''Jack:''' "Mistook it for a brothel. Honest mistake."
** The third film contains a running "whose is bigger" contest between Captains Sparrow and Barbossa. They start out with spyglasses, and move on to Barbossa standing on a table suggestively holding a piece of chain shot ([[DontExplainTheJoke two large iron balls.]])
* When {{Universal}} was producing its series of ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' movies in the 1940s, it was explicitly decided that any references to drug use, including Holmes' canonical use of cocaine, would be censored. However, the writers did manage to slip one reference in: in ''Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon'', Holmes, captured by Moriarty and stalling for time, suggests to Moriarty that [[ComplexityAddiction instead of just shooting him, he should try something "more creative"]] -- like inserting a needle into his vein and slowly drawing out all of his blood. Upon hearing this suggestion, Moriarty snidely quips:
-->'''Moriarty:''' The needle to the last, eh, Holmes?
** The 1939 'Hound of the Baskervilles' closed with the line, "Oh Watson, the needle."
** Similarly, cocaine is never mentioned in the [[Film/SherlockHolmes 2009 movie]]. However, at one point Watson looks at some bottles, picks one up and says disgustedly, "You do know what you're drinking is for ''eye surgery''." Cocaine was used as a topical anesthetic in eye surgeries, an application first discovered in the late 1800's.
* In ''Film/BringingUpBaby'', while David is taking a shower, Susan secretly takes away his clothes to get him to stay. He is forced instead to wear her frilly bathrobe and answers the door in this bathrobe. The following scene is arguably the first time the word "gay" was used in a film to mean "homosexual", and the meaning would have been lost on most audiences back when the film was made.
-->'''Mrs. Random:''' Well, who are you?\\
'''David:''' I don't know. I'm not quite myself today.\\
'''Mrs. Random:''' Well, you look perfectly idiotic in those clothes.\\
'''David:''' ''These'' aren't my clothes.\\
'''Mrs. Random:''' Well, where ''are'' your clothes?\\
'''David:''' I've ''lost'' my clothes.\\
'''Mrs. Random:''' But why are you wearing ''these'' clothes?\\
'''David:''' Because I just went ''gay'' all of a sudden!\\
'''Mrs. Random:''' Now, see here young man, stop this nonsense. What are you doing?\\
'''David:''' I'm sitting in the middle of 42nd street waiting for a bus.
** In his book ''Gay New York'', George Chauncey mentions that the comment about 42nd Street confirms the double entendre was intentional. Before WWII, 42nd Street was one of the main spots in New York for gay men to look for "trade".
* ''Film/{{Midnight 1939}}'': In the time of the HaysCode swearing or referring to number two was a no-no, so this is a nice innuedo.
--->'''Georges:''' The ground has just opened under our feet.
--->'''Eve:''' Well... and me all set to jump for that tub of butter.
--->'''George:''' We've landed in something, all right, but it's not butter.
* ''Film/{{The Avengers}}''. Loki calls Natasha Romanoff a "mewling quim" which is Victorian era slang for "whining [[CountryMatters cunt]]".
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', a PG-rated movie that kids enjoy, has subtle innuendo. For instance, the one scene where a siren unzips Ray's pants in the middle of the night to do what would be implied as fellatio.
** Egon's first scene with Janine has him coming out from under her desk, with her eyebrows raised and a smile on her face. Although it's explained by "Egon was setting up her computer", it's pretty clearly supposed to look like implied cunnilingus.
%%** But then the film flew by so close it sliced off the radar dish with the "Dickless!" sequence in the mayor's office.
** For that matter, at the end of the film Dana is the "Gatekeeper" and Louis is the "Keymaster." Guess how it's ''very'' heavily implied they unlocked the door between worlds in order to allow Gozer through.
** Even in the sequel, the subtle jokes fly. Such as Egon noting the ladies in the lab are more than likely interested in his ''epididymis'' (a ''very'' scientific reference to the obvious).
* In ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'', the Teddy Roosevelt character has [[spoiler:from his hips to the bottom of his chest flattened by a mail coach]]. Sacajawea uses a lit candle to soften and pour the wax to re-mold the damage to his midsection. The "oh boy" moan ''could'' have been bracing himself for the pain, but let's pretend that it's not.
* The 1934 pre-code film ''Wonder Bar'' featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9y-AVSj8ns a rare instance]] of homosexual humor that came very close to getting the film banned altogether. During a dance, a gentleman approaches a dancing couple and asks if he can cut in; when the woman accepts, however, he dances away with the ''man'' instead. Al Jolson responds to this by waving a limp wrist and musing, "Boys will be boys!"
* In Music/TheBeatles' first movie ''Film/AHardDaysNight'', John jokingly [[StealthPun "snorts" his unopened bottle of Coke.]]
* The 1934 film version of ''[[Film/TheMerryWidow1934 The Merry Widow]]'', directed by Ernst Lubitsch, had minor cuts imposed on it as UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode was starting to come into effect. Left in was the close-up during the trial scene of Danilo's handcuffs, which are personally engraved.
* In Film/TheThreeStooges' ''Film/YouNaztySpy'' as well as ''Malice in the Palace' and ''Rumpus in a Harem'' the boys discuss going "over the Giva Dam". Not bad for the time periods of the films.
** In one short, Curly tells a women they should play "Post Office," she replies, "That's a kid's game." Curly says "Not the way I PLAY it..."
* After watching Creator/PrestonSturges' classic comedy ''Film/TheMiracleOfMorgansCreek'', reviewer James Agee wrote, "The Production Code must have been raped in its sleep." How else do you explain a movie about a young woman who goes out with a bunch of soldiers, gets drunk, and can't remember what she did, except it turns out she's both married and pregnant? Not to mention the fact she has tries to trick the man who's been in love with her since they were kids into marrying her, so there's also bigamy involved. And that's not even mentioning the fact the whole movie is basically a parody of the Nativity story.
* ''StrangersOnATrain'' had no shortage of themes that pushed the limits of the Hays Code, but a particularly shocking line occurs just after the protagonist's cheating wife has been through the Tunnel of Love with her '''two''' dates; as they're climbing out of the boat she stumbles and one of them says (paraphrased) "Don't break your leg, we've got a use for you later."
* During the climactic final battle in ''Film/RobotJox'', Alexander's HumongousMecha unfolds a chainsaw from its groin in an attempt to kill Achilles, cutting through the cockpit to get at him. In other words, Alexander's mecha was ''tea-bagging'' Achilles's mecha.
* ''Film/JamesBond'''s famous one-liners originated as a way to get the violence and nudity, which was sometimes quite shocking at the time, past the radar so as to secure U.S distributors. For instance, a brutal hearse crash is mellowed with the line "I think they were on their way to a funeral", not to mention the "You've had your six" line, which dulls Bond shooting an unarmed man in cold blood.
** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' features the most flamboyantly gay yet still just subtle enough characters yet seen. One of them ''squeals in delight'' when Bond roughly pulls the hitman's arms between his legs and ties him to the bomb.
** ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' had Bond and Fatima Blush coming out of the ocean and Bond quipping, "I think we scared the fish!"
* The 1935 film ''Film/DraculasDaughter'' features a steamy scene where Dracula's daughter, who is artistically talented, attacks and bites the female model she had hired for a head and shoulders portrait. The model is just wearing her bra with the straps pulled down, and the attack is quite intense, with lots of "No, don't touch me!" Maybe no one in the Hays Office wanted to admit that the first lesbian-vampire movie had just been made.
* One of the most notable scenes in ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'' (1960) has this little exchange between Marcus Licinius Crassus (LaurenceOlivier) and his slave Antoninus (Tony Curtis):
--> '''Crassus''': Do you eat oysters?
--> '''Antoninus''': When I have them, master.
--> '''Crassus''': Do you eat snails?
--> '''Antoninus''': No, master.
--> '''Crassus''': Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?
--> '''Antoninus''': No, master.
--> '''Crassus''': Of course not. It is all a matter of taste, isn't it?
--> '''Antoninus''': Yes, master.
--> '''Crassus''': And taste is not the same as appetite, and therefore not a question of morals.
--> '''Antoninus''': It could be argued so, master.
--> '''Crassus''': My robe, Antoninus. [[BiTheWay My taste includes both snails and oysters.]]

** All of this scene happens while Curtis is ''bathing'' Olivier. They're talking about sexual preference, not seafood. Apparently this metaphor seemed so obvious to Universal executives that the scene was cut after its premiere to avoid the wrath of the censors. It was not put back into the film until 1991.
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', being a film based off a Creator/DrSeuss children's story, has an unusually ''staggering'' amount of this.
** The former name of the '''S'''uper '''L'''uxurious '''O'''mnidirectional '''W'''hatchamajigger ([[FunWithAcronyms S.L.O.W.]]) is the '''S'''uper '''H'''ydraulic '''I'''nstantaneous '''T'''ransporter (S.H.I.T.).
-->'''Conrad''': Oh, you mean-\\
'''The Cat''': [[CurseCutShort Nooooo!]] [[{{Pun}} Quick! To the S.L.O.W.!]]
** Before announcing to Sally that he would perform the "Indoor Stair Luge," he gets a slice of bread from a loaf he put [[TrouserSpace between his trousers]]....[[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Yeah]].
** This bit when Conrad calls Lawrence "Larry":
-->'''Lawrence "Larry" Quinn''': It's ''Lawrence'', you snot-nosed son of a [''Joan walks in''] [[LastSecondWordSwap WONDERFUL WOMAN who I'm ABSOLUTELY crazy about]]!
** The Cat (as a Chef) accidentally chops off his tail after arguing with the TV host (also the Cat). Once he sees the damage, he yells, "SON OF A B-(cue SoundEffectBleep)!"
** Before Larry's television set is repossessed due to a missed payment, there's a brief image on the television of a woman performing a suggestive dance, which can only describe Larry as a porn addict.
** Near the beginning of the film, Conrad asks how the Cat got in the house:
-->'''The Cat''': Hmmmm....How do I put this? When a mommy cat and a daddy cat love each other very much, they decide that—\\
'''Conrad''': [[ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no.]] Where did you ''come'' from?
** The Cat's "Fun" song has a rather risque verse:
-->There was this cat I knew, back home where I was bred,\\
He never listened to a single thing his mother said,\\
He never used the litterbox, he made a mess in the hall,\\
That's why they sent him to a vet and they cut off his b- [[CurseCutShort *pauses*]] ...bo...bo...bo...BOY!
** And then this deleted verse (which got featured in the soundtrack):
-->There was a high-strung cat, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll who who thought she knew it all]],\\
And when she schedules out her day, it could drive you up a wall,\\
She likes to be the teacher's pet, always the head of the class,\\
It took a ton of TNT to kill the bug up her aaaaaaaaaaaaaa...aaaaaa...aaaaaaaaaa... ASK me was she fun, fun, fun?
** The Cat finds picture of Joan Walden (the kids' mother), which soon [[{{Squick}} falls open]], [[{{Pun}} revealing]] something of a....dirty past. Once it falls open, [[SomethingElseAlsoRises the Cat's hats springs up with an audible *BOING* sound]]. A deleted scene took this UpToEleven, when the gang, [[spoiler:going after the Walden family's dog Nevins]], ends up in a stream of flowing water. The Cat, sitting on a flowing pool chair, reveals the ''entire picture'' to the audience for a few seconds.
** When the kids are signing the Cat's contract, there is one page covered by a "Spayed and Neutered" certificate, which the Cat promptly removes from the contract and declares, "This is nothing."
** The infamous "Dirty Hoe" sequence doesn't really need to be described. See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXLvn2sd6I here]].
** The [[spoiler:Mother of all Messes at the Walden House]] has the bathroom toilet ''shooting flames from the toilet bowl''. When the gang passes by the toilet while [[spoiler:riding Ms. Kwan]], the Cat asks the kids to "hold it for a while," and that "something like that would really burn my [[CurseCutShort aaaaaaAAAAH!!!]]" right as they reach a drop in the track.
* A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example from the end credit sequence in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': the end titles are modeled after the Marauder's Map featured prominently in the film, a magical map that can track the locations and movements of nearby people and that displays each person as a pair of footprints. [[http://i.imgur.com/A0rIo.gif Two particular sets of footprints]] are hidden in a remote niche, and based on their positioning and movements, it's pretty obvious that the two are having sex.
* This exchange from ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'':
-->'''Rick''': How'd you get in here? You're underage.\\
'''Young Woman''': I came with Captain Rénault.\\
'''Rick''': ''(rolls eyes)'' I should've known...\\
'''Young Woman''': ''(primly)'' My husband is with me too.\\
'''Rick''': Oh, he is? Captain Rénault is getting broad-minded.
* ''{{Lolita}}'' (1997). Dolores has just been sitting in the lap of [[CovertPervert Humbert Humbert]], only to rush out when her mother comes in.
-->'''Charlotte:''' Humbert, is she keeping you up?"
-->'''Humbert:''' [beat] No...
** Not that the Creator/StanleyKubrick stints in this trope either; when Humbert goes to pick up Dolores from summer camp [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse after the death of her mother]] he passes a sign saying WELCOME TO CAMP CLIMAX. In another scene, the Farlows hint to Humbert that they're very '[[ThreeWaySex broad-minded]]'. Likewise when Claire Quilty is checking into a hotel with his wife, he gets into a conversation with the manager that's laced with homosexual innuendo, as well as implying that his wife is something of a dominatrix.
* TheFilmOfTheBook of ''MarleyAndMe'' shows the birth of the Grogans' third child... and one of their first two says that their parents called her "oops", to his parents' shock.
* In 1930 prison film ''Film/TheBigHouse'', the prisoners are getting magazines as reading material. One, a magazine called "Bride's Confession", has been "worn out".
* Creator/FritzLang made many amazing films in his lifetime. One of his final films, ''Das indische Grabmal (The Indian Tomb)'', released in 1959, featured A-list Hollywood actress Debra Paget performing a dance basically in the nude, except for a few strategically placed pieces of cloth. Read that date again: 1959 was at the height of the Hays Code era when screen nudity - never mind sexy dancing while nearly nude - was forbidden.
* Children's movie ''Horrid Henry'' has the naughty boy of the title threatened with going to a fee paying school called the Brickhouse Academy. Insert the word "shit" in between "brick" and "house" and you have something else entirely.
* In the first movie of ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', there are some hints during the film suggesting that Dana, the elder daughter, goes to dates with boys to have sex with them, but they're kept as secret from her parents. Stronger if you pay attention to a scene near the end of the movie: the family is about to move from the house, but Dana is going out to see "some friends", her mother tells her the name of the hotel they will stay the night and Dana just says "oh, yes..." and smiles by it, implying that she knows that place pretty well and that she remembers something that happened there. Her mother catches this and asks her what was that, but Dana just waves it away by changing the topic. She leaves the scene and we don't see her until the end of the movie, where she returns home, sees all the ruckus and yells "What's going on?!". If you look closely to her neck on both sides, you will see lovebites...
* ''[[Film/ShortCircuit Short Circuit 2]]'': Both films have their fair share of Radar evaders, but this scene really pushes it: Fred is getting his loan from a loan shark ''in a stripper bar'', and the woman on stage at one point ''bares her breasts and shakes them to her audience.'' She's out of focus, but it's very obvious. Note: the film is rated PG.
* Speaking of PG, one wonders how Creator/MelBrooks got that rating on his space parody ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. The movie includes: several {{Groin Attack}}s by AgonyBeam and a RunningGag revolving around that, the ''[[FlippingTheBird bras d'honneur]]'' being used as a ''salute'' (not to mention one explicit use of the Finger), a gag revolving around much of the Spaceball crew belonging to a family named "Asshole," assorted {{Double Entendre}}s and some pretty bare-faced sexual innuendo, several uses of the word "shit" and exactly ''[[PrecisionFStrike one]]'' use of the word "fuck".
* [[TwoWords One word]]: [[Film/CitizenKane Rosebud]]. That is, if the [[http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1989/aug/17/rosebud/ source]] is a reliable one.
* In ''Film/TheWolverine'', Wolverine standing in the cold rain after he and Mariko are stuck in a LoveHotel is ''very'' easy to see as him taking a cold shower.
* With multiple swearwords, violence, and many sexual references in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', you start to wonder if director James Gunn straight-up cold-cocked the entire censor board in the opening five minutes. Special mention has to go to the fact that [[ReallyGetsAround Quill]] admits that his spaceship is filthy, to the point where "if you had a blacklight, it'd look like a Jackson Pollock painting". A semen joke in a PG-13 movie ''has'' to be some kind of record.
* In the Norwegian ''Film/CaptainSabertooth'' movie from 2014, there is a scene where one character, speaking in a fake French accent (he's supposed to be German but got the accents mixed up) tries to assert his authenticity by listing things like "Chateau Neuf," "Chateau Marmont" and "Chateau Fuck Up." Keep in mind that this is a kids' movie.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', aside from Raph mentioning in a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} film that the four of them were getting their asses kicked by Shredder, there's also when Mikey first sees April. He mentions how hot she is, and how his [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything shell is tightening.]]
-->'''Raphael''': "We can hear you!"
* The community John builds on the farm in ''Film/OurDailyBread''—no private property, everything going into a common pot, everyone working together and sharing the proceeds equally, one big boss to run everything—is ''communism''. It's actually pretty amazing that director Creator/KingVidor got this film made and distributed in America in 1934. The film bears an obvious debt to Soviet propaganda films, specifically the 1930 silent classic ''Earth''.
* The lyrics to Afasi och Filthy's [[http://lyricstranslate.com/en/bomfalleralla-bomfalleralla.html "Boomfalleralla"]] would probably be enough to bump ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' up to an R rating by itself, if it was not in undubbed [[BilingualBonus Swedish]]. The crap also got past all of the characters in the novel and film, none of whom speaks Swedish. It may be a [[RealitySubtext reference]] to John Green's experience in Dutch department stores, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL96ckeyfVo which have a tendency to play hardcore English Gangsta Rap as background music]].
* ''Film/{{Paddington}}'' manages to sneak in a few adult jokes.
** As Mr. Brown disguises himself as a cleaning lady to [[spoiler: break into the Geographer's Guild's archive]]
--> Paddington: This is gonna work, Mr. Brown. You look very pretty.
--> Mr. Brown: That's what they're gonna say to me in [[PrisonRape jail]].
* In ''ModernTimes'', the Tramp gets high on cocaine while in prison. It's not referred to as cocaine, only as "nose powder", but there's no other way to interpret that scene! Quite daring for its time, since TheHaysCode (in effect from 1930 to 1968) didn't allow drug references in movies.
* Quite a bit of it in 1930 film ''Film/TheDivorcee''. The most blatant instance is the scene where Jerry comments about her boyfriend having an erection. The camera shows a tight closeup of hands and arms that makes clear Jerry's lover is embracing her from behind. He says something to her in French, and she parries with "I don't understand French, but I know the symptoms of high blood pressure in any language."
* In ''[[Film/TheThinMan After the Thin Man]]'' (1936), Asta returns home to find Mrs Asta with a litter of puppies...including one [[ChocolateBaby black]] one. Later, Asta chases away a [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt black]] terrier lingering around the doghouse. This joke references not just adultery but miscegenation, two deeply tabooed topics under UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.