4 Disturbing Theories About Kids’ Cartoons

The Rugrats are dead, Spongebob Squarepants is the product of nuclear testing and more.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

We've already revisited the creepiest kids' tv shows in our 7 Disturbing Kids Shows That Will Scar You For Life article, but there's still a stone that we haven't unturned – the disturbing theories surrounding some otherwise perfectly harmless childhood favourites. These theories – some created by fans, some by the likes of Reddit and 4Chan, some seemingly out of thin air – may cause you to think a little differently about these classic kids cartoons.