There's a theory for everything.
Think about all your favorite shows from when you were growing up. How do you remember them?
With the growth of social media and online forums, one of the best things to happen is a never ending source for discussions and rehashes of things we all experienced in the past. Especially on places like Reddit, these discussions enable us to look back and reflect on things we understood one way at the time while inspiring us to reach new conclusions, all while sharing a comforting sense of nostalgia.
Thanks to the internet, we can relive this nostalgia in myriad ways, from streaming our favorite old movies and TV shows anytime, to reading funny listicles about them, to cracking down on mind-blowing theories.
Here, we’ve collected a handful of the most eye-opening theories about some of the most popular cartoons and TV shows of the ’90s, and they might change your childhood forever!
I like the one about the Rugrats.
Ever wondered just how Angelica could talk to the babies? Angelica is the only one who can talk to the babies because they are a figment of her imagination. She is spoilt, sad and lonely, because her Mother is constantly working and has no time for her. Her relationship with her Dad is superficial and unsubstantial, no real love is ever shown to her.
So how did it come about that Angelica would have to imagine these babies? Tommy died soon after child birth, a fact reflected by Stu never leaving the basement, inventing toys that his son will never play with. Chuckie died in the car crash along with his Mum, also reflected in the actions of his father; the crash has made him a pathetic nervous wreck most of the time.
Most interesting is Phil and Lil. There never where any twins, there was just one baby. However this baby was a still born, and Angelica never knew the sex of the still born, so she invented twins of different genders.
Sadly, Angelica never uses her imaginary friends to comfort or entertain her, instead she is mean and nasty to them. She has invented this relationship with these babies so she can vent her frustrations of being a spoilt, lonely brat who has seen much hardship from these unfortunate parents; frustrations that can’t be satisfied by a typical childhood relationship with a doll, albeit a Cynthia one. (FranchisDollarHyde)
“Pinky and the Brain”
“Pinky and The Brain One is a genius The other’s insane.” Brain constantly plans to take over the world, suggesting he is insane. Pinky often finds ways to ruin these plans.. so.. who is the genius? (Squeekme)
Note that there are two episodes in which Pinky attempts to take over the world, and both times he almost succeeds until Brain screws it up. (Ironhorn)
Not sure how relevant but I never knew Snuffleupagus was Big Bird’s imaginary friend until I was an adult. I guess I never picked up on the fact that only Big Bird talked to him. (MrMathamagician)