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21 Cartoons That Are Systematically Fucked Up

More than just your everyday talking animals.

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We all know there's a lot of fucked-up stuff in cartoons. From talking animals to unreasonable superpowers, cartoons require you to free your imagination.

But some cartoons go the extra mile and are just so unrealistic — down to the root of the show. Here's just a few of our favorites:

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1. CatDog

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: CatDog is a bi-cranial quadruped who lives in a house made of a fish and a bone combined (however that works). Many wonder how a creature like this came to be, but we are here to ask the important question: HOW DO THEY POOP?

3. ChalkZone

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: Rudy has the ability to climb into a chalkboard and then on the other side is a world where everything that was drawn/erased on the board is alive... terrifying. Inside lives Rudy's best friend, Snap, who is also a character he drew.

4. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: I don't even know WTF these things are. One of 'em looks like a snake, another like a bunny, and the last one is just hairy (and is holding eyes in his hands). They run around New York City trying to be scary, but judging by their appearance, you can tell that doesn't go over too well.

5. The Wild Thornberrys

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: This chimp, Darwin, travels around the world with a family filming a nature show. He also has a British accent. LOL. Also are we supposed to think there's nothing strange about Donnie? Because there definitely is.

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6. Phineas and Ferb

Disney Channel

Why it's fucked up: Phineas and Ferb are step-brothers who build unbelievable contraptions in an afternoon. Some of these include a roller coaster, a space shuttle, and a time machine. "Aren't you a little young to build a roller coaster?"

7. Invader Zim

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: Zim is an alien on Earth with a robot assistant named Gir. When Gir goes OUT in public he wears this green "mongoose-dog" suit. Lmk how people actually believe that Gir is a dog. There's literally a zipper right under his chin. WAKE UP, PEOPLE.

8. Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Disney Channel

Why it's fucked up: Stitch, aka Agent 626, is an alien prison-escapee who winds up in Hawaii. To allow him to live with Lilo, she passes him off as a dog. AGAIN. Please tell me: Who believes this blue alien is a dog???

9. Mr. Meaty

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: Because this literally shouldn't have been a children's show. I'm still scarred. Some disgusting topics that were discussed in this "show" were cannibalism, a girlfriend made of meat, and even a tapeworm. Sounds like some wholesome children's programming to me!

10. Courage the Cowardly Dog

Cartoon Network

Why it's fucked up: This scary-as-hell nightmare of a show. I would change the channel so fast when this came on TV. IDK who thought it was a good idea to take a lovable dog and literally PUT IT THROUGH HELL? Traumatizing.

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11. Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: This is kinda giving me Planet of the Apes vibes, but with a panda. I'm confused because pandas can't surely do kung fu. This one, Po, is the Dragon Warrior, which is a pretty fancy title for a panda.

12. My Life as a Teenage Robot

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: This woman literally built her daughter. Let that sink in. BUILT. HER. DAUGHTER. This robot walks around among people, goes to school, and has crushes on boys. lol.

13. The Powerpuff Girls

Cartoon Network

Why it's fucked up: The professor mixed "sugar, spice, and everything nice" to make his ~perfect~ girl. Little creepy and fucked up. Then, he spilled a chemical in the mixture, creating three separate girls, each with a different dominant characteristic.

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16. The Magic School Bus

PBS

Why it's fucked up: Basically everything. This show bends time, gravity, common sense, everything! It was a little fucked up when they went into the human body. And it was REALLY fucked up when a kid took off his helmet on Pluto and his head froze.

17. SpongeBob SquarePants

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: There's so much we could talk about here, but for one there's Sandy, the squirrel, who lives in the ocean. :) Oh, and she's a scientist — that makes sense! Also, can we talk about how Mr. Krabs' daughter is a whale?

18. Pokémon

Cartoon Network

Why it's fucked up: First of all, Ash's mom lets him travel the world by himself in search of capturing these creatures at the AGE OF 10. At 10 I literally couldn't cross the street by myself. Also, how do they fit in a Poké Ball? Pls LMK. And are we just gonna turn a blind eye to the fact that they're literally forcing creatures to fight each other? Now THAT'S fucked up.

19. The Fairly OddParents

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: What puzzled me for years is the fact that Timmy's parents are literally called "Timmy's Mom" and "Timmy's Dad." They are fully developed characters who we see every episode, but they aren't loved enough to have actual names. Sad!

20. Cow and Chicken

Cartoon Network

Why it's fucked up: "Mom had a chicken, Mom had a cow. Dad was proud, he didn't know how." And we're all shook. We also only see their parents from their waist down, which is mad sketchy.

21. Hey Arnold!

Nickelodeon

Why it's fucked up: Literally how is a head shaped like that? I'm honestly with Helga when she called him a "football head." That's sort of a compliment. I also love how he has a pet pig in the middle of the city.

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