Nowadays more and more people are noticing that some of our most favorite cartoons and animated movies for kids are not as innocent as they seem. Sometimes creators unintentionally put a detail or two that changes the meaning of a certain scene or episode completely, and sometimes they just come up with really dark and sick ideas that aren’t suited for kids’ TV shows at all. Fans like to speculate about such things and sometimes come up with really funny and weird theories. Here are 8 crazy facts that will totally ruin your favorite kids’ TV shows.
Simpsons are actually trapped in time
Simpsons are one of the longest running animated shows (and sitcoms for that matter) in American history. So it would come as no surprise that the internal logic of the show is quite wonky, otherwise it would be impossible to keep the plot together. Springfield itself is a place that’s not pinned to any certain state and is surrounded by a volcano, a mountain, a dessert, a glacier and lots of other natural sights that come and go as they please. The passage of time is also weird – it seems that no one in Springfield ages like they should. Bart has remained 10 years old for how long now? Some fans believe that Springfield is trapped inside a tesseract – a 4-dimensional cube that has its own laws of space and time.
Peppa Pig, the Orwellian nightmare
Anthropomorphic animals are pretty common for kids’ TV shows. Nevertheless, if you take a closer look at Peppa Pig’s society, you might notice some unsettling details. Jet Rouner (Houston Press) has noticed that all the animals in the show that exhibit human behavior are mammals – they wear human clothes, drive cars, live in houses, and even have insects and other smaller animals as pets. Jet Rouner came up with a theory that Peppa Pig’s society represents a kind of post-apocalyptic society where animals have evolved beyond recognition and have developed a common language. This idyllic society is based on animal slavery and is ruled by the remnants of humanity – the Queen. Well, now you know.