There’s a child in every adult, as some saying somewhere probably goes, and most of us are up for indulging that youthful side by enjoying a kids’ movie now and then. But let’s face it, there’s definitely a whole lot more adult in every adult, and nothing spices up a seemingly innocent film better than a lewd sexual reference or a sleazy bit of innuendo. So, here some of the finest (or worst!) adult jokes to have crept into kids’ movies.
39. Mrs Doubtfire
Robin Williams had a whale of a time barraging Pierce Brosnan with sexual innuendos in 1993’s Mrs Doubtfire. When the two characters are alone at the table, Mrs Doubtfire lists a number of references to the bedroom, including “little Jack Horny.” You’d think James Bond would have had a good comeback…
Regular entrant Cars makes a final “flashy” appearance on this list. Here, a pair of groupies lift their suspensions and give hero Lightning McQueen a glimpse of their lit-up headlights, which are presumably meant to be… breasts? It’s hard to tell, but McQueen’s lecherous look afterward suggests that it’s something similarly naughty.
37. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
We know better than to expect subtlety from a Michael Bay movie. But when meeting journalist April (Megan Fox) in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michaelangelo 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 don’t make it sound like you’re actually doing stuff!
36. The Brave Little Toaster
1987’s The Brave Little Toaster is a pretty dark movie that follows a group of unwanted home appliances on an otherworldly quest to find their original owner. But even by those strange standards, the scene in which a computer gets seriously over-excited when talking about how the supercomputer Wittgenstein “used” it (complete with jazzy old-school porno music) – and then ejects sheets of white paper – feels a bit wrong.