Spider-Man Makes a Semen Joke Marvel Entertainment The Spectacular Spider-Man, oft-referred to as the greatest Spider-Man cartoon ever made , was praised for its sharp dialogue and its ability to freshly portray the innumerable characters in the Spider-Man universe while still remaining loyal to the source material. The slavish adherence to character accuracy held true even for characters that would normally be disqualified from children's programming, such as Black Cat: Marvel Entertainment They did change certain things.
She does this with the cunning use of sexual innuendo, a character trait that The Spectacular Spider-Man decided must be included, despite the fact that its target audience was around 10 years old. For example, in one episode, Spider-Man is attempting to apprehend Black Cat by chasing her around a warehouse, spraying his web all over the place like Jackson Pollock.
After some of it lands on her hand, Black Cat teasingly warns, "You better not get your goop in my hair. There is a long-running joke in the franchise that Peter Parker's webs are an analogy for puberty and semen. And by "joke" we mean we're pretty sure that's what the original writers intended, too -- he hits high school and suddenly starts squirting the white stuff all over his bedroom. Just to drive the point home, Spider-Man replies to Black Cat with, "Don't worry, it comes off with ice or peanut butter.
Parents loved Rugrats because it was a violence-free, family-friendly show about childhood naivety. Children loved Rugrats in spite of all that. Continue Reading Below Advertisement But Rugrats still managed to deviously slip some things in under the radar. In one episode , Grandpa Lou rents some movies for the titular infants to watch. In addition to two age-appropriate films starring the kid's favorite atomic dinosaur, Reptar, he also whips out a copy of his "personal favorite" movie, Lonely Space Vixens, to which he adds, "That's for after you go to bed.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement We can safely assume that most of the kids watching this episode didn't pick up on the connotation here, because until you reach puberty, Lonely Space Vixens just sounds like a movie about intergalactic fox hunting. But the gag strikes every adult viewer square in the forehead with the disquieting mental image of a loopy septuagenarian sitting on the couch with the lights off, pummeling his aging, rickety erection while a gang of babies are sleeping in the next room.
Further adding to the discomfort is the knowledge that this is Grandpa Lou's favorite film, which means the Rugrats' parents have entrusted their care to an elderly pornography hound. And then we have SpongeBob SquarePants, which makes its second appearance on this list. In one episode, SpongeBob is intently watching live-action footage of a sea anemone wriggling back and forth. When his pet snail enters the room, SpongeBob quickly hits the remote and stammers, "I was just looking for the sports channel!
Well, for anyone older than 12, it's pretty clear that SpongeBob was watching the sea-dwelling invertebrate's version of pornography. Look at his goddamned face -- the only thing that could make his arousal clearer would be if the crotch of his square pants suddenly sprouted a boxy Minecraft tower. Nickelodeon Animation Studio "Just be glad we didn't use the Squidward and tentacles gag we originally had.