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The best kid’s cartoon conspiracies

There’s nothing I love more than a good conspiracy theory, so today I’ve decided to share some of my absolute favourite conspiracies around kids cartoons – partly because writing this post kind of justifies the amount of time I spent reading through them all last night and party because, what better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon than destroying people’s childhood memories?

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The Rugrats ‘dead baby’ conspiracy

rugrats conspiracyThis one claims that none of the kids were real, and were actually just figments on Angelica’s tormented imagination.

– Chuckie died during childbirth along with his mother, which explains why Chaz is such a nervous wreck.

– Tommy was stillborn which caused his dad, Stu, to have some sort of breakdown – so now he spends all his times in the basement, making toys for the son he never had.

– The DeVilles had an abortion – and because Angelica wasn’t sure whether the baby would have been a girl or a boy, she created twins called Phil and Lil.

Whoever came up with this one really committed to it and even extended it to the ‘All Grown Up’ spin off. As a teenager Angelica is, apparently, a bipolar schizophrenic addicted to heroin.  The theory claims that Angelica’s biological mother died from a heroin overdose, (and is who Cynthia is meant to represent) and Angelica is delusional because she was a crack baby. When the show got cancelled they claim it was because Angelica died from an overdose.

Read the full theory here.

Hey Arnold’s giant head conspiracy

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In the show we are, according to some keyboard warriors theorists, only led to believe that Arnold is an orphan who lives with his grandparent – but actually his grandparents are his real parents and because they had him so late in life, he was born with Arnold Chiari Syndrome, (hence his name) which causes a buildup of water in the brain, causing the head to be much bigger than normal. The theory then rubs salt in the wound by claiming Arnold is bullied because of his giant head, and his friends are actually imaginary and he uses them to escape reality.

Read the full theory here.

Andy’s Mum conspiracy

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This is my favourite; Andy’s Mum is actually Emily, Jessie’s old owner. I KNOW! Seriously, have a read of this one it’s brilliant.

Read the full theory here.

Aladdin in the future conspiracy

aladdin conspiracy

“If Genie was locked in his lamp for the past 10,000 years, why does he tell Aladdin that his clothes as ‘so 3rd century’ in that song?” is a question I’m sure we’ve all wondered about whilst watching Aladdin, still drunk on a Sunday morning. Well, some theorists have pointed that this would mean that the film is set in at least 10,300AD. Which explains all the flying carpets and magic; just future technology that’s stuck around in this post-apocalyptic, semi-Arabic world.

Read the full theory here.

Garfield starvation Theory

garfield conspiracyThis is probably the most harrowing of the bunch, so make sure you’re reading it in a place where you can take yourself off to a dark room to have a little cry afterwards. The theory is that Jon and Odie don’t exist and that Garfield is actually just a feral cat, dying of starvation and imagining a life indoors. One particular emotionally crippling comic actually gives a bit of weight to this theory, when Garfield wakes up in an abandoned house. When he calls out for Odie and Jon there’s no answer, but he manages to will the illusion back on himself and continues his delusions about his ‘family’.”

You can have a read of the comic here.

Until next time… x

14 comments… read them below or add one

Gorilla Bananas March 20, 2014 at 7:22 am

How would the Genie know he’d been locked inside for 10,000 years? He didn’t have a clock, did he? Maybe it just seemed like 10,000 years but was actually 6 months.

I’m longing to hear the conspiracy theory for Scooby Doo. I mean Velma and Shaggy…they aren’t quite normal are they?


Scarlett March 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

I heard one Scooby Doo conspiracy thst they were actually all just stoned (which explains all thr scooby snacks). You could definitely be right about the genie, it could be like being sat in a doctor’s waiting room – an hour seems like three years.x


Jess @UsedYorkCity March 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Ohhh poor Garfield! Have to say this one never crossed my mind, but now it just makes SO. MUCH. SENSE. And Aladdin, yes, I’ve wondered that over MANY a bowl of Saturday morning Rice Krispies:-) xx


Scarlett March 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I know, I felt really sad inside after reading that one x


snowbird March 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Oh nooooooooo….poor Garfield!xxx


Scarlett March 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Awful isn’t it! x


Lady Jewels Diva March 21, 2014 at 12:50 am

Geez, the Rugrats one is a bit much!


Scarlett March 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I know, heavy isn’t it! x


Suzy Marie March 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

The Hey Arnold one is heartbreaking!!


Scarlett March 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

I know! xx


Teffy March 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Oh wow. Mind blown by some of these! I’d heard the Rugrats one before, except for the Grown Up version. Heavy stuff.

The Garfield had never even crossed my mind before! Crazy.

{Teffy’s Perks} X


Scarlett March 24, 2014 at 7:42 am

I hadn’t heard the garfield one either, so heartbreaking x


Toni March 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Love these theories! especially Rugrats as adults haha. I read one article once talking about if Winnie The Pooh were written in the present, they’d all be on medication i.e. Piglet would be in therapy taking anxiety medication, Pooh would be at weightwatchers taking speed, Eeyore would only survive with Xanax and Tigger would be in rehab for his steroid addiction 😀 xx


Scarlett March 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Haha! That might have to go in part 2 x


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