15 Times kids' movies hid filthy adult jokes in plain sight
We all have childhood movies that are near and dear to our hearts. Some fare better than others when you revisit them (The Jungle Book is still a classic), but some completely surprise you. Knowing these films like the back of your hand, it can be a strange experience to realise that you only understand the references they were making as an adult.
Sometimes, it can be straight up astonishing what these movies got away with back in the day, with the jokes flying over our heads. Someone recently took to Reddit to ask its users the question: "What is the funniest "adult innuendo" from a childhood movie you didn't catch as a kid?". Boy, did they deliver.
1. Performance issues in Space Jam
"Space Jam, when the therapist ask Ewing if there's anywhere else he has trouble "performing", and getting an emphatic "NO!" from Patrick."
"Took me a couple years before it dawned on me." - ProjectShadow316
2. Size jokes in Shrek
"Shrek: So that's Farquad's castle?
Donkey: Yep, that's the place.
Shrek: Do you think he might be compensating for something?"
"Fiona: You know what? Stop it. Stop it both of you. You know you're just jealous that you'll never measure up to a great ruler like Lord Farquad.
Shrek: Well, Princess, maybe you're right. But I'll let you do the measuring when you see him tomorrow."
"Or honestly anything from this movie." - BucherundKaffee
3. Woody's "laser envy" in Toy Story
"I'm going to have to go with Toy Story Laser Envy I may have peed myself a bit the first time I caught it as an adult." - johnly81
4. Having babies in Robots
"In Robots, the father is running down the street yelling "I'm gonna be a dad!!!" because his son is about to be born."
"When he gets home, a delivery truck is just leaving, and his wife says "oh, honey, I'm sorry, you missed the delivery.... but that's ok, making the baby is the fun part" and holds up the box they are given with the parts to build their child with." - Dadoaesop
5. Bush action in the Road to El Dorado
"The intro to road to Eldorado, when the two Armadillo jump behind a bush and the Bush shakes violently for 5 seconds, then an entire family of Armadillo jump out." - Bobdog1994
6. Dirty jokes in Aladdin and the King of Thieves
"In Aladdin and the King of Thieves, when the thieves raid the wedding. The ground is shaking because of a stampede and the genie says, "I thought the ground wasn't supposed to shake until the honeymoon." - ace2049ns
7. Ratatouille's subtle gag
"From Ratatouille, Linguini is trying to confess the real reason everyone thinks he can cook:
Linguini: [hesitantly] I have a secret. It's sort of disturbing. I have a ra... I have a raaaaa...
Colette: You have a... rash?
Linguini: No no no. I have this-this tiny, uh, little... little...
[Collette quickly glances down at Linguini's pants]" - Meretrice
8. Madagascar's secretive swearing
"I only recently realized that Sugar Honey Iced Tea in Madagascarstands for Shit." - Maximus125
9. Implied affair in The Grinch
"In the grinch there's a scene where they explain that "who babies" are delivered to their parents from the sky in baskets with umbrellas.
"One of the baskets lands in front of a house and the dad finds it and yells something like "honey, our baby's here!" And then he takes a puzzled look at the baby and says "looks just like your boss"" - huesofelktongue
10. Space Jam's Lola has an effect on Bugs Bunny
"In Space Jam Bugs Bunny acts like a wooden board after Lola flirts with him. Did not understand that until much later" - 2354DarkKnight
11. A misunderstanding in Hocus Pocus
"In Hocus Pocus, when the witches are getting onto the bus and Winifred tells the bus driver that they desire children and the bus driver replies, "Hey, that may take me a couple of tries, but I don't think it'll be a problem."
"I watched it recently and was like... yeahhhh that joke flew the fuck over my head during my entire childhood." - wisniear
12. Adult jokes from The Goonies
"In Goonies, when they're trying to glue the statue's dick back on, Mikey says "Guys, that's my mom's favorite piece". Mouth says "You wouldn't be here if it wasn't"
The first time it clicked for me, I nearly pissed myself." - Gonzostewie
13. Insults in Shrek
"Guess its more of a general "adult" joke, but the name farquad in shrek was written meaning fuckwad in reference to MichaelEisner or something. It made the movie so much funnier" - Ronaldreagansd
14. Oral sex in The Road to El Dorado?
"In Road to Eldorado, when Chel and Tulio are "kissing" on the floor and they sit up, after hearing a noise. He has a blissful look on his face while she rises from waist area and swipes back her hair." - RavenClawedd
15. Scooby Doo's pothead humour
"In the Scooby Doo film when Shaggy says his favourite girl name is “Mary Jane”." - newfonehudis
Some of these are pretty funny things to discover later on in life, but others - well, let's just say I definitely won't be seeing The Road to El Dorado in the same way ever again.