Things that went over your head back in the day.
In Doug, Mr. and Mrs. Dink’s name is an acronym that stands for “double income, no kids.”
X-Men Evolution had a very detailed tribute to The Craft in it.
In Dexter’s Laboratory, Dexter’s older sibling’s name is Dee Dee. “Didi” is Hindi for “elder sister.”
The first episode of Tiny Toon Adventures shows a cartoonist struggling to create a new animated series. He draws Babs and Buster, but throws them in the trash. They do the work to create a show for him. Later in the episode, Babs and Buster ask for a “created by” credit. The cartoonist initially rejects them, but they’re actually attributed in the end credits.
In an episode of Rugrats, Tommy is kidnapped by a pair of criminals who mistakenly think he’s the child of a millionaire named “Ronald Thump” — a play on Donald Trump.
In another episode of Rugrats, you can also see a door that has “mohel” written in Hebrew on it. A mohel is defined as “a person who performs circumcision.” A sign below advertises a “cut rate.”
During a spring cleaning scene in Rocko’s Modern Life, the body of Mickey Mouse can be seen caught in a mouse trap.
In an episode of Batman: The Animated Series, Two-Face can be seen pouring half and half into his coffee.
In another episode of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman and Robin’s combined shadows form the bat symbol.
During an episode of The Powerpuff Girls, Blossom falls into a pile of clothes and comes out dressed like Cartman from South Park.
During a Season 8 episode of The Simpsons, Homer hallucinates and Ms. Krabappel sounds like the teacher from Charlie Brown. Ten episodes later, a Charlie Brown candle can be spotted in Ms. Krabappel’s home.
In the background of an episode of Dexter’s Laboratory, you can see the Powerpuff Girls with a different color scheme.
In Ed, Edd n Eddy, you can spot the steel guitar in the background that Edd plays in other episodes.
And finally, on SpongeBob SquarePants, the Krusty Krab is shaped like a crab trap.
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