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21 Hilariously Inappropriate Adult Jokes In Kids Movies That Flew Right Over Our Heads

Y'all already know Shrek is on this list somewhere.

There's nothing like getting older and realizing how many cleverly hidden adult jokes are buried in movies made for kids.


And this week, Redditor RedJarJohnny really highlighted that fact when they asked, "What's your favorite adult joke/adult reference in children's films?"

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So, here are just a few of the best not-for-kids jokes in movies that were 100% made for kids:

1. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

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2. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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"There's a few of them in this movie, but specifically when Mrs. Doubtfire is trying to intimidate Pierce Brosnan's character and make him uncomfortable at dinner. Mrs. Doubtfire keeps saying things like how he needs to be up for a bit of the 'cunning linguistics,' and how he'll be up against a bit of competition in the bedroom, as Sally Field's character has got her own 'personal jackhammer.' Definitely all stuff that went WAY over my head as a kid that I then picked up on when re-watching it recently!"


3. Cars (2006)

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"There is a billboard in the background of one scene advertising a truck stop with an 'all top-down convertible' wait staff."


4. Shrek (2001)


"When Shrek and Donkey are looking up at Lord Farquaad’s castle, Shrek says 'Do you think maybe he’s compensating for something?' and gives a little chuckle and nudge toward Donkey."


5. Robots (2005)

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"In the opening sequence, they say, 'Making the baby is the fun part.' It's so perfectly framed to go over the heads of kids."


6. Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

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"After a stampede of animals, the Genie says, 'I thought the Earth wasn't supposed to move until the honeymoon!'"


7. Toy Story 2 (1999)


"At the end of the movie, after Jessie performs a stunt to open the door, Buzz gets ~excited~ and his wings pop out."


8. Ratatouille (2007)


When Linguini is trying to admit to Collete that Remy is helping him under his hat and says, 'I've got a little, tiny...' and, for a split second, she looks down at know."


9. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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"When the Beast decides he wants to do something for Belle, but doesn't know what, Cogsworth says, 'Oh there’s the usual: Flowers, chocolates, promises you don’t intend to keep...'"


10. Scooby-Doo (2002)

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"Shaggy’s sitting on a plane next to a gorgeous blonde who he takes an interest in, and she says, 'I’m Mary Jane...' to which Shaggy replies, 'That’s my favorite name!'"


11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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"There is literally a swinger's party happening where they're all putting their keys in a bucket. I asked my mom about it when I saw it in fourth grade, and she said 'Oh, they're putting their keys away because they're drinking and shouldn't drive home!' That made sense to me until a few years ago."


12. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

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"Kronk is sleeping on the ground at one point and he has a tiny tent pitched over his crotch."


13. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)


"The heroine is walking in her greenhouse. She faces the camera with two giant watermelons between her and the camera at chest level. She seductively caresses them and says something about ‘my melons.’ I almost fell out of my chair laughing while my kid looked at me like WTF? In the row behind me, another dad/son were having the exact same reactions. The other dad and I saw each howling and it caused us to laugh even more. There were other loaded scenes in that movie, as well!"


14. Mulan (1998)

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"There's quite a few in this movie, but specifically when they’re singing 'A Girl Worth Fighting For.' The whole song has a bunch of innuendos and all of the guys even sing, 'You can guess what we have missed the most, since we went off to war!'”


15. The Road to El Dorado (2000)


"I maintain that there's a blow job scene in this movie...she was nowhere NEAR his face when she popped up."


16. Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson sisters board the bus and Winifred Sanderson (Bette Midler) says "We desire children" and the bus driver responds, "Hey, it might take me a couple of tries, but I don't think that'd be a problem"
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17. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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"Wonka just casually says, 'Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker!' at one point."


18. Zootopia (2016)

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19. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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"Eddie (to Dolores): You go downtown to the courthouse and check the probate.

Roger: Yeah, check the probate! Why, my Uncle Thumper had a problem with HIS probate, and he had to take these big pills, and drink lots of water!

Eddie: Not PROSTATE, you idiot! PROBATE!"


20. Space Jam (1996)

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"Patrick Ewing is on the couch at a psychiatrist office explaining how all his basketball skills are gone and he says something like 'I can't perform.' Then, the psychiatrist asks him if he's suffering any other...performance issues. Ewing sits up and indignantly says, 'No!' and the psychiatrist says, 'Just asking!' My sons were like, 'What's so funny?' when I was laughing. They truly were too young to understand."


21. And finally — Frozen 2 (2019)

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"At the end when Anna is made queen and Kristoph is all dressed up, and she says that he looks nice but that she 'prefers him in leather.'"


Now it's your turn! Can you top these? What's your favorite joke for adults in a movie made for kids? Share yours in the comments below!

Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit!

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