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Daffy finds a more interesting way to pass the time during Acme Loo's film festival.

"Good night, everybody!"
Yakko Warner (telling the censors they screwed up for the umpteenth time), Animaniacs
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Thanks to the Western belief that cartoons are meant for a younger audience, this trope is a favorite in a lot of American animated shows for kids (but not limited to them).


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  • Blazing Dragons:
    • A particular example is the allusions to the Arthur/Guinevere/Lancelot triangle of the King Arthur mythos in the case of Queen Griddle's obvious infatuation towards Loungelot. And then there's Sir Blaze.....
    • On the topic of Sir Blaze, the theme song/title sequence includes the knights extolling their virtues: "We're straight and true and good and kind..." Sir Blaze winks at the camera when he says the word, "Straight."
  • The animated adaptation of The Mask was a wacky 1990s cartoon, and therefore, was chock full of Parental Bonus and the occasional risque jokes — but...one episode stands out as the reason why American censorship (at least back in the 1990s) is considered a joke by most: season two's "Flight as a Feather," which, along with the standard Double Entendres (The Mask telling the audience that African violets weren't the only things drooping on Mrs. Peenman), your typical gross-out humor (The Mask showing an irate pizzeria customer his green, pulsating guts, and the customer nearly puking), and Parental Bonus references (the mayor implying that he blew the city budget on a party for beauty contest winners), included two scenes that kids' cartoon writers (not even most Cartoon Network writers) wouldn't dream of putting in:
    • The scene of Cookie BaBoom (the Mayor's suicidal ex-girlfriend who works as an exotic dancer note ) rushing the stage in a trenchcoat and flashing everybody...her bikini made of explosives and holds the Mayor hostage because he broke up with her, followed by The Mask using the explosives on Cookie's body to make a drink known as The Bikini Cocktail. As if that weren't enough, just as Kellaway and Doyle go to arrest The Mask for harassing Mrs. Peenman and a customer at a pizzeria, The Mask uses Cookie's naked body to distract the cops — and it works, even on the hard-assed Kellaway, who can only stammer out "Lady, y-you're under arrest," before sliding to the floor.
      • What really puts that entire part over the top is the implication that this aired live and that old woman in Bavariaville saw everything (yet only freaked out over The Mask harassing the Mayor).
    • The performance artist at the pillow feather factory sounds like a mild, but fairly obvious gay stereotype (he has a lisp and comes off as very effeminate). To make matters worse, he's named after a brand of oil (Crisco), which can be (and often is) used as a lubricant for anal sex.
  • X-Men:
    • The episode "Time Fugitives" features Rogue calling a Friends of Humanity goon a "peckerwood," which not only sounds perverted, but is also a racial slur for a white person (particularly one who is considered "trailer trash" — uneducated, poor, violent, very close-minded when it comes to dealing with minorities and modern women, and obsessed with all that is cheap and tacky).
    • In one episode Rogue had to administer CPR to an unconscious Cyclops: while giving him kiss-of-life and pumping his chest she cries "Come ON, Scott, make a girl feel welcome!" almost like a girl on top trying to have an orgasm...
    • Evil!Morph in Season 2 seems to like impersonating women, and gets away with a lot that he probably shouldn't in a '90s cartoon. Like seducing Gambit (as Rogue) in what's probably the most overtly sexual scene any character in the show gets...
    • In the comics, Katherine Summers (Cyclops's mother) was raped and murdered when she and her husband were captured by the Shi'ar. The cartoon had to bowdlerize this, naturally, but managed to imply most of it anyway, in between using the term "destroyed" (instead of simply "killed" or the like) to describe her fate and having the Shi'ar officers call the captured Katherine an interesting "specimen" as they leer at her in the relevant flashback.
  • The first episode of Count Duckula was titled "No Sax Please, We're Egyptian" has the characters singing the "Drunken Sailor" sea shanty. They stop before getting to any of the off-color verses, but suffice it to say, this is not a children's song. The episode title itself refers to a play in London called "No Sex Please, We're British."
  • Duck Dodgers features an episode called "K-9 Kaddy" co-starring the Goofy Gophers. They tickle-torture K-9 then begin tickling each other and run offscreen. They return sighing and exclaiming, "Oh! I couldn't tell you the last time I had so much fun with a feather!"
  • There is a list of 37 of these scenes here.
  • Spliced:
    • In the episode "Two Arms Joe", Peri gives Two Legs Joe his arms for the day, and we get this line:
    Entrée: Have fun, but not too much fun.
    • Episode titles include the likes of "Living Hellp" (and no, that is not a typo) and "Mole-sters in the Mist" (get rid of the hyphen, and you'll see...).
  • Talkartoons:
    • In the short Any Rags, during Bimbo's junk auction, we see Koko The Clown acting very feminine, which makes Bimbo say "Sold to the man in the red bowtie!" (In case you don't know, red ties were a sort of identification for homosexuals back in the day).
    • The short Minding the Baby has a gag where Bimbo explains why he has to watch his baby brother.
    "I have to stay and watch the brat, 'cause Ma and Pa just had a spat. The ice man still brings ice you see, but out ice box runs with 'tricity."
  • South Park:
    • Kenny all but exists for this purpose. Kenny's muffled speech due to the parka he wears allows the writers to slip in swear words that keen eared viewers can hear if they listen closely enough that would otherwise be censored for anyone else.
    • That's nothing. In season seven's "Raisins":
    Jimmy: Stan says you're a cont...you're a cont...Stan says you're a cont...cont...cont...
    Wendy: Well, tell Stan to fuck off!
    • Similarly, season four's "Something You Can do With your Finger" has Wendy's song narrowly averting various curse words. In the commentary track, Trey mentions that the line about "contaminated water" got post the Comedy Central censors.
    • Additionally, season two's "Summer Sucks" has Officer Barbrady grabbing the Mayor by her pussy.
  • In the comic series Cyber Six was based on, Von Reichter was a member of the SS. Of course this isn't mentioned in the animated series, but they got away with having Jose (his cloned "son") goose-step from place to place and wear Hitler Youth clothing.
  • The episode My Two Bobs of Reboot features a game titled "Pantsu Hebi X". Translate it directly and you get "Panty Snake X". Um...
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! features several such instances of this — most notably Hawkeye calling the Masters of Evil "tools," and some of Tony's more blatant come-ons.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man'':
    • In "Flight of the Iron Spider", Iron Man is seen discussing something with Nick Fury. We only catch a snippet, but it seems like he's bragging about his sexual conquests.
      Iron Man: ... So that was last night. The night before, it was February's cover of Model Monthly.
      Nick Fury: Are you done bragging about your social life?
    • In "I Am Spider-Man" Trapster suggestively asks Mary Jane when does she graduate.
    • When Spidey makes fun of Iron Man having an old armor with a nose.
    Iron Man: I was in an anatomic phase. You should see the one with-
    Spidey: Another time! Or, never.
    • In "Venom", Flash can be seen drinking water out of something that appears to be a bidet. Bidets are typically used to wash the under areas of the body.
    • Flint "Sandman" Marko is called "beach" several times in "Sandman Returns"—an insult that sounds suspiciously like "bitch", esp. with Batros' comically-overblown French accent.
    • Goblin uttering the word "hell" in the season two finale.
    • "I don't think he's a real 'turn your head and cough' doctor."
    • In "Me Time", Norman Osborn reminds Doctor Octopus that without the tentacles he wouldn't be able to wipe his own...mouth.
    • They imply that Sabretooth is a cannibal.
  • Ewoks: Characters often say "k'vark" in place where humans would use a four-letter word. And in the second season episode Bringing Up Norky, Teebo says He sure is a pain in the..., but Latara finishes his sentence with Mud puddle!.
  • Skatoony is one of the few shows that does this literally. There's a whole round call Hoo Flung Dung.
  • The New Adventures of Flash Gordon has Ming putting Dale in a harem of exotic-looking women (including a lion-woman from Thun's world) and having her dressed in a similar style, clearly intending to make her one of them. Vultan tries to force Aura into marrying him when she is his prisoner. And then there is Bruka, the leader of the Ice Giants, who clearly has an eye for Dale as well and pronounces his intentions to "keep her" for himself. At one point, when she rebuffs his crude come-ons by throwing dishes at him, he comments, "Oh, Bruka likes spirit in his women, but not TOO much." Then he throws himself across a table at her, but misses.
  • Even Thomas the Tank Engine got something through, according to Word of God. Try saying "Sodor Fuel" out loud. (You may need a British accent.) "Sod off, you all".
  • Ever After High: The Wonderland subplot is one giant metaphor for war refugees. Basically, a group of foreign kids with odd customs and their own language are transferred unexpectedly into Ever After High. It turns out that they're fleeing from the murderous tyrant who nearly conquered their homeland and poisoned it with nucl- magic. The children sought shelter in a different country, but many were forced to leave their families behind.
  • In the Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood episode "The Five Puppets" to avoid being spotted by the Sheriff's sons, Robin hides under Marian's dress and John and Tuck hide under Scarlett's. After the Sheriff's sons are out of sight and the guys come out of hiding, the guys and the girls exchange awkward looks. On top of that, these versions of the characters are kids.
  • The Real Ghostbusters
    • In one episode, Janine has to go wake the boys for a job, pausing before opening the door to ask "Is everyone decent?"
    • In another, Janine is pushing her way through a crowd to reach the team, stopping as she does and shouting, "HEY, watch your hands, pal!" to a guy behind her.
  • Several moments from A Flintstone Family Christmas:
    • Near the beginning, Barney reads about "another drive-by stoning" in the news.
    • When Wilma suggests that they take in caveless delinquent Stony for Christmas, Fred objects by saying "Oh sure, and maybe we can see if Charlie Mansonstone wants to come for New Year's".
    • When Fred and Stony wind up in jail, Stony gives Fred a tip to "never slow-dance with anyone named Bubba".
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle: In the Fractured Fairy Tale version of "Sleeping Beauty", the Prince reveals that he's not really a prince (he never joined the union), but he really has a job slapping pigskins. That's right, he's a hog-flogger.
  • Rocket Monkeys:
    • YAY-OK and his relationship with Slo-Mo in "Princess Nefarious" is loaded with this. YAY-OK falls in Love at First Sight with Slo-Mo, causing tokens to explode from his body. He is noticeably embarrassed by this "malfunction".
      • When the two start to hit it off with each other, YAY-OK tells Gus and Wally he'll be staying here to "uh-alter some files". A few scenes later, YAY-OK and Slo-Mo pop out of a lunar crater, wearing bathrobes.
    • After Gus and Wally ruin his latest scheme in "Ships, Trips and Wormholes", Nefarious starts spouting a furious Cluster Bleep-Bomb.
  • In its final season, Star Wars Rebels toyed with the relationship between Kanan and Hera, suggesting parental bonuses of them sleeping together. But then an episode seemingly plays their conversation as if they never got together. Then a curveball is thrown in the finale where we find that Hera gave birth to his son, who was conceived prior to his death.
  • In the first episode of VeggieTales, this line from a lab assistant talking about Frankencelery.
    Assistant: "Look how big it is! I didn't notice when it was lying down! It's standing up!"

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