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24 Times Your Favorite Kids' Cartoons Suddenly Got Really Deep

"Life is so hard, Tommy. Sometimes I think it's the hardest thing there is."

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1. When Stu Pickles lost the meaning in his own life.

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2. When Timmy Turner's dad's words hit a little too close to home.

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3. When Angelica casually brought up the fact that none of us will ever be kids again.

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4. When Adventure Time just straight up messed with your head.

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5. When Helga's mom alluded to dealing with depression.

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6. When Chuckie said it best:

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7. When Ice King brought up an important question.

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8. When Filbert got a scarily accurate fortune.

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9. When Dib didn't even realize he was talking about life itself.

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10. When Pigeon Man explained his disconnect with people.

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11. When Rocko was quite literally and violently flung into the Real World.

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12. When Spongebob lost his spark.

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13. When this Bikini Bottom citizen worked a 9-5 just like the rest of us.

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14. And when Squidward got hopelessly bored with his daily routine.

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15. When grown-up Angelica learned about the pains of unrequited love.

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16. When the Professor from The Powerpuff Girls faced his crippling loneliness.

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17. When Squidward's dating life matched your own.

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18. And when Ed had his first heartbreak.

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19. When Courage the Cowardly Dog got very real.

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20. When Ms. Grotke talked about our nation's dark history:

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22. When Tommy enlightened us all.

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23. When AT managed to freak you out while also being reassuring:

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24. And when Jake taught us that sadness is OK:

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