As a child, you must have watched a lot of cartoon shows and still remember them fondly. Today though, we are here to mess with your mind. We are going to unveil some of the controversies featuring your favorite cartoon shows that will completely change your perception about them.
For some of you, this will be a freaky experience that will thoroughly intrigue you and make you want to go back and watch all the episodes carefully, just to make sense of these theories. And for others, it’s going to be plain annoying as these very theories could spoil your special childhood moments. These are just fan theories though; you can choose to stick to the original script or secretly wish for them to be true. Your choice, completely!
So if you are up to get on this wild ride, read on to know more about these 14 cartoon controversy theories.
The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack belong to the same universe. And Samurai Jack is none other than Professor Utonium. One day, the Powerpuff Girls end up destroying Townsville while fighting with their enemy. That’s when Professor Utonium transforms himself into Samurai Jack – the post-apocalyptic hero.
This series is based during the post-Depression phase. That’s why you will see reputed people play the role of villains, who were rendered jobless due to the Depression and were in a desperate need to earn some money.
Have you ever wondered why all Smurfs wear white clothes except for Papa Smurf? This is something similar to KKK. They too wear all white clothes and their leader wears a red outfit.
The show mainly showed us what kids did during their recess. They never grew up and they were very attached to their playground. Ever wondered why? It’s easy, they are the spirits of kids who once went to the same school and died of different causes. And now, they haunt the playground and relive their fun moments from recess.
There are several references in the series that Donald Duck has served in the army. After his stint there, he develops post-traumatic stress disorder, which explains why he loses his temper so easily and gets flashes of the war.
The Fairly OddParents
Cosmo and Wanda are personified as anti-depressants; they represent Zoloft and Prozac. That’s why they show up when things go wrong in Timmy’s life. They are only there for a brief amount of time, as long as he needs them. When their “magic” is misused, things go wrong. And they obviously must be a secret.
The Powerpuff Girls
The girls are normal kids without any super powers, who love to play pretend with people around them. Here's how the world was in reality:
- Mojo Jojo – He is the older stepbrother who is bit of a pedophile.
- Fuzzy Lumpkins – He is the annoying neighbor who loves to play pranks on the girls.
- The Gang Green Gang – They are the senior kids from school, who love to bully kids.
- Him – He is the homosexual brother of Professor Utonium, who the professor is not a big fan because of his sexual orientation. Hence, he never calls him by his name and always tells the girls to stay away from “Him”.
- Mayor – He is the girls’ grandpa who loves to play pretend with them. Hence, they have the matching phones.
Courage the Cowardly Dog
This series is shot from the dog’s point of view. Courage lives on a normal farm and has normal owners. He is a very protective dog. And since he hasn’t been taken for a walk a lot, he believes that they all live in a middle of nowhere, and he immediately assumes any other person as a potential threat or evil.
The Flintstones & The Jetsons
The Flintstones, their story take place way ahead in the future, in the post-apocalyptic world. A nuclear war must have destroyed everything on earth. Due to this, people (including The Jetsons) must have left earth to live in space while the earth healed. When the earth had developed habitable conditions, people must have moved back to start the civilization from scratch. Probably that’s when the Flintstones era must have begun. This explains why there are so many modern references such as, they celebrating Christmas before the birth of Christ, listening to The Beatles, and their primitive methods have a futuristic touch to them.
All the characters in this show are based on the seven deadly sins. Here’s how the characters resemble the deadly sins:
- Sloth: Patrick – He is always lazy.
- Gluttony: Gary – Has to be fed a lot.
- Greed: Mr. Crabs – He is always thinking about money or how to earn more money.
- Wrath: Squidward – He is always mean and hateful.
- Envy: Plankton – He is jealous of Mr. Crabs and is always trying to steal the Krabby Patty Formula.
- Pride: Sandy – She is proud of who she is and what she does.
- Lust: Spongebob – Has excessive love to give.
Ed, Edd n Eddy
In this series, all the kids are dead who lived in the same Cul-de-Sac but in different eras of time. And, their neighborhood has a purgatory-like setting. To add to that, the Kanker sisters are the three demons who are sent from hell to torture lost souls. Makes sense right?
All the kids are the part of Angelica’s imagination. In reality, things look like this:
- Chucky – He died with his mother in a car accident. That’s why Chas is a nervous wreck.
- Tommy – He was a stillborn and so his father kept making toys in the basement to cope up with his death.
- Phil and Lil – Their parents had an abortion, Angelica didn’t know if the baby was a boy or a girl and so she imagined twins.
- Susie – She was real and Angelica’s only friend who would listen to Angelica’s stories and get amused by her.
- Angelica – She was schizophrenic and grows up to be a drug addict, who gets flashes of her dark childhood. This makes it difficult for her to understand what’s real and not.
Winnie the Pooh
No matter how cute you thought this series was, it definitely features some dark stuff. Every character in this series is an example of a common psychiatric disorder.
- Winnie – Eating Disorder
- Tigger – ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
- Piglet – Anxiety
- Rabbit – OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Owl – Narcissism
- Eeyore – Depression
- Christopher Robin – Schizophrenia (He is the only human on the show, who imagines that he can talk to animals).
All the adventures that Ash has been in, are a part of his imagination. After being struck by lightning in an early episode of the series, Ash goes into coma and that’s when he starts imagining things. This explains why he has always been 10 years old.