40 Adult Jokes That Made It Into Children’s Movies
By Paul Stansted
Most of us are up for indulging our youthful sides by enjoying a kids’ movie every now and then. But let’s face it, nothing spices up a seemingly innocent film better than a lewd sexual reference or a sleazy bit of innuendo. So, here are 40 of what we think are the finest (or worst) adult jokes to have crept into kids’ movies.
40. Inside Out
Pixar’s Inside Out is a 2015 comedy about a girl whose emotions are personified by a panel of creatures inside her head. In one scene, the protagonist — newly arrived in San Francisco — is being kept awake by scary noises outside. One of her emotions asks if it is a bear making the noise. Then another replies, “I saw a really hairy guy once, who looked like a bear.” A bear in the gay capital of America? They’re probably not talking about grizzlies…
39. Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin Williams had a whale of a time barraging Pierce Brosnan with sexual innuendos in 1993’s Mrs. Doubtfire. For the scene in which Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire and Brosnan’s Stu share a dining table, Mrs. Doubtfire lists a number of references to nighttime activities. These include “little Jack Horny,” “Rumple Foreskin,” and “a bit of the old cunning linguistics.” You’d think James Bond would have had a good comeback…
Pixar’s 2006 hit Cars makes a “flashy” appearance on this list. Near the start of the film, a pair of groupies lift their suspensions and give hero Lightning McQueen a glimpse of their lit-up headlights. These are presumably meant to be… breasts? It’s hard to tell, but McQueen’s lecherous look afterward suggests that it’s something naughty.
37. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
We know better than to expect subtlety from a Michael Bay movie. But in the 2014 Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michaelangelo meets journalist April (Megan Fox) and says, “She’s so hot I can feel my shell tightening.” Yes, and the way he delivers it makes our skin crawl. It’s one thing to make a nudge-nudge-wink-wink innuendo, but this takes it to a whole other level.