Getting Crap Past the Radar/Animated Films

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  • Fern Gully
    • The Big Bad, Hexxus has a Villain Song called Toxic Love. And the entire thing is about how much he loves, and I mean LOVES pollution. It doesn't help that he's voiced by Tim Curry.
    • Another thing that doesn't help is the fact that the extended version of Toxic Love contains the line "a special kind of horny".
  • Shrek
    • Lord Farquaad (try saying his name fast), the Big Bad. [1] Especially since he's a caricature of then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner...
    • One memorable Farquaad moment is when he's watching his bride-to-be in the magic mirror while he's in bed (making the mirror rewind, no less), and he peeks under the blanket at his lap, and gets this pleased "Oh my" sort of expression. If you look closely, you can actually see, ahem, part of the blanket move. The same scene shows a rather... familiar-looking bear rug on his bedroom floor. One with a bow that we spotted on Mama Bear earlier in the movie.
    • Then there's the bit in Shrek 2 where Shrek has turned into a handsome human and is being fawned over by three maidens. Two of them try to ease the confused Shrek's tension by rubbing his shoulders. The third complains "I don't have anything to rub..."
    • In Shrek the Third while Donkey, Puss, and Shrek are looking around the college campus, two young boys come out of a carriage smoking on the inside. The boys were also wobbling around disoriented and joyful.
    • A the end of Shrek Forever After when the witches take off on their brooms, one can't get hers going - then it's revealed that it's Pinocchio's long nose she's pulling, and he has a smile on his face.
    • Shrek does a great deal of this. There's the moment in the first movie when Shrek sees the size of Farquaad's castle and wonders aloud if he's "compensating for something". Kids might assume he was referring to Farquaad's height, but...
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has some infamous Parental Bonus that shouldn't have let it keep its PG rating.
    • Most of it involves the ridiculously attractive Jessica Rabbit -- for instance, the scene in which Greasy Weasel reaches into her cleavage and promptly gets his hand caught in a "Booby Trap", as Eddie quipped. It gets worse when you take into account the Bilingual Bonus; allegedly, Greasy's screaming, which sounds to a non-Spanish-speaker like gibberish, actually translates as "Shit, my fucking hand!"
    • Additionally, a subtle joke in the opening sequence seems to reference Getting Crap Past the Radar: the brand name on the oven is "Hotternell" -- while the film's PG rating would certainly allow for language as mild as "hell", the Hays Code that was in effect during the film's period setting would not. This is actually a combination of this trope, and a Shout-Out. Tex Avery, in that same period, managed to get away with including an Alaska town labelled as Coldernell in one of his shorts, and the Roger short in production is very much in Avery's style.
    • And also when Eddie is singing to distract the weasels, he says "I'm through with taking falls/I'm bouncing off the walls/Without that gun, I'd have some fun/I'd kick you in the..." He gets cut off when an object hits him on the head; Roger says "nose!" to finish the line. Smartass, the lead weasel, says "Nose? That don't rhyme with walls!" Eddie replies with "No, but this does!" and kicks him in the groin.
    • Baby Herman's line "I got a 50-year-old lust, and a 3-year-old dinky."
    • After Eddie says "Nice monkey suit," to the gorilla bouncer at the Ink and Paint Club, the gorilla grumbles "Wise-ass!"
    • The original cut of the movie had three frames showing that Jessica's dress hiked up to show that she was not wearing underwear. Once laserdisc made frame-by-frame viewing possible, this crept out from Under the Radar and was later removed.
    • "Roger, darling, I want you to know I love you. I've loved you more than any woman's ever loved a rabbit." Even funnier when you remember that the film was made in the 80s, shortly after a certain... toy for women was on the market...
    • There is this little gem when the Toons are speculating about the late Big Bad:

Mickey: I wonder who he really was?
Bugs: I'll tell you one thing, doc: he weren't no rabbit.
Daffy: Or a duck.
Goofy: Or a dog.
Pinocchio: Or a little wooden boy.
Big Bad Wolf: Or a sheep.
Woody Woodpecker: Or a woodpecker.
Sylvester: Or a pussy.

  • Antz probably just barely squeaked into its PG rating rather than going into PG-13 territory. The ants go to war against acid-spewing termites, and are massacred, with only Z surviving. We're shown this battle, with ants melting in acid, and in one scene, Z is seen holding the torn-off, but still talking, head of a soldier ant. Also the exchange: "This tastes like crap." "Lemme try... It is crap. S'good."
    • And then there is the scene where a boy burns the ants to death with a magnifying glass and it looks really gory.
    • "I'm a princess, dammit!"
    • Then there's the line: "You know, I was going to let you become a part of my most erotic fantasies, but now you can just write it off." The original line was "part of my most erotic sexual fantasies", but they removed that line to avoid a harsher rating.
    • When Mandible learns that one soldier survived his deliberate suicide mission: "Damn! Uh, good! Damn good!"
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
    • The Disney dub has Jiji suggesting that Kiki should be painted naked (she reacts with disgust). Also, when Kiki goes to stay with Ursula, they get picked up by one of Ursula's friends, who says that he thought she was a boy for a moment. She then mutters, "What kind of a boy has legs like these?"
    • The movie starts out with one of these moments. Kiki is reminding her friends that it is traditional for a young witch to leave home for a year. One of her friends immediately replies, "Tell the boys that!" and all the girls giggle. Kiki also gets in a Panty Shot as she's taking off, though you have to be looking for it.
    • There's actually a lot of Panty Shots in the movie, if you look... pumpkin panties...
  • Watership Down is most likely the only U-rated (i.e. for kids; universal) film in existence that has the words "Piss off!" right there and extremely obvious. The rest of the film is also surprisingly bloody and violent.
  • The CGI kids movie Madagascar has this in the form of getting swearing and death past.
    • Examples would be of Marty saying only the first letters of a swear (Sugar Honey Iced Tea) and Skipper and Gloria self-censoring. (Gloria basically said "hell" but added an "o" at the end to make it OK. Skipper both censors the word "damn" by naming a famous dam to make it child-friendly, and gets to imply he and his fellow penguins killed the human crew of the cargo ship and ate their livers by saying he was only joking.)
    • The creators also get to show a shark die horribly in a volcano by downplaying it as a good thing. (It saved one of the lemurs.)
    • The Christmas-themed short on the DVD includes both the aforementioned "Hoover Dam" phrase, as well as "Shiitake mushrooms!"
    • Also, in Madagascar 2, the monkeys (who are working for the penguins at this time) ask for a "maternity leave" one of the penguins look under the table and note, "You're all males."
  • It would probably be easier to list the scenes in Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit that don't involve Getting Crap Past the Radar.
    • Although this one just has to be shared: Shortly after the scene where Wallace transforms from the were-rabbit back into his human self, he awakens stark-naked. Gromit places a cardboard box around him to cover his you-know-what. Guess what the box says? May Contains Nuts.
    • "kiss my arrr...(holds up vegetable)...tichoke!"
  • Near the beginning of Corpse Bride, Mrs. Van Dort (who is quite large) gets stuck in the door of the family carriage; Mr. Van Dort and the driver begin pushing on her, trying to get her loose. Cut to Mr. and Mrs. Everglot (the future in-laws) observing the scene through binoculars, watching the carriage rocking back and forth wildly. The Everglots roll their eyes in disgust and exclaim "Fish merchants!"[2]
    • When Victor is walking through the woods trying to say his wedding vows correctly, one of the mangled versions is "I will cup your..." with Victor's hands cupped at chest level. If you're in any doubt as to what that meant, when Victor realizes what he's doing, he quickly exclaims "Oh goodness no!"
  • The Ice Age series does this from time to time, but does it a lot in Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
    • When Sid tries to milk a "cow": "I thought you were a female!"
    • At the end, when Ellie and Manny's daughter is born:

Sid: Oh look, it's a boy.
Diego: That's a tail, Sid.

    • "I knew him when he was a caterpillar -- y'know, before he came out."
    • And in a similar vein, Diego claiming to feel a "tingling" sensation whilst being trapped in a plant, pressed very close to Manny, who tells him something along the lines of "This isn't a good time to be saying that..." Of course, it's revealed the next moment that the 'tingling' sensation is the plant's digestive fluids....

Buck: Let me tell you about the time I used a sharpened shell to turn a T-Rex into a T-Rachel.

    • Also, this part:

Crash or Eddie: So, why did they come up with Chasm of Death?)
Buck: We tried calling it the Big Smelly Crack. But that just made everybody giggle.

    • In the original, when Diego is talking to Manny and Sid about their protecting the human: "Oh I get it. You can't have one of your own so you want to adopt."
  • The Brave Little Toaster
  • Coraline
    • The "Sirens of the Sea" segment was basically Henry Selick going ninja around the censors.
    • This might qualify as Refuge in Audacity, seeing as we have FULL FRONTAL BIG-BOOBED OLD WOMEN NUDITY. How often do you see something like that in a modern PG-rated film?
    • Of course, considering how Spink and Forcible are both retired burlesque actresses, songs like this may have been part of their repertoire.
  • Robots
    • There's this line, when Rodney arrives at Aunt Fan(ny)'s.

Fender: You can bunk with me. We'll ignore the gossip.

    • Who played Fender again? Oh yeah...
    • "Making the baby is the fun part." (with a Some Assembly Required box)
    • "We did want a boy, right?" (after noticing an extra piece)
  • Planet 51: This little exchange makes it rather clear what kind of probe Skiff is talking about:

Skiff: ...I'll befriend them, and bam! I'm in! Oh, and speaking of "bam, I'm in"... (gives Lem a cork) This is your best advance against the alien's favorite form of research-- the probe. You put it in... (motions to said body part)
Lem: Yeah, yeah I think I get it.

  • Happy Feet
    • The scene during the young penguins' graduation where they all start doing synchronised swimming ends with Mumble sliding into Gloria, over and over again -- long enough for viewers to identify all the... sex positions they wind up in.
    • Also, towards the end of the "Boogie Wonderland" dance number, Gloria is grinding on Mumble. And this is supposed to be a kids' movie.
    • The sequel has a scene in which Eric gets stuck upside-down in a hole, and we see a stream of urine squirting out from his bottom. On-screen animal urination is usually not allowed in animated children's films.
  • In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Mad Scientist Flint has made it snow ice cream. One of the kids wants to snowball fight, but he's reluctant. Love Interest Sam points out that his pet monkey Steve is joining in:

Sam: Look, (cut to Steve flinging little brown balls) even Steve is throwing chocolate snowballs! (cut back)
(long pause) (screws up face)... Oh.

  • In the Brazilian version of Aladdin, concerning the lyrics of Arabian Nights, not only was the "cut of your ear" part kept, but at the end of the song was the following line (translated for your convenience): "it has a beautiful moonlight and too much orgies. If you get distracted you can even fall off and get left behind". Looks like "hotter than hot in a lot of good ways" was too subtle.
  • Quite a lot of Rango.
    • Notably when Rango and company portray a group of travelling actors; "Thespians? That's illegal in seven states!" (Made funnier by the fact Rango actually is Disguised in Drag at this point.)
    • A few Bilingual Bonus moments from the mariachi owls.
    • Not to mention a prostate exam joke of all things.
    • One of the cut scenes shows Elgin describing the caverns as having "more holes than a painted lady on a porcupine". Waffles pipes up with "My daddy took me to see her! Not what I expected."
    • In the beginning, Rango is talking to the naked torso of a Barbie, and he looks down and asks something like, "Are those real?"
    • Also, one moment when he's telling the group about how he and the snake are brothers, this exchange occurs:

One of the animals:So,How can that snake be your brother?
Rango:...Mama had a very active social life.

  • The Road to El Dorado (whose original version actually had the protagonist as gay lovers, but was changed due to Executive Meddling) had one pretty suggestive scene where Tulio and Chel are on the floor, just off-screen and making kissing noises. Wen Chel gets up, Tulio gets up a few seconds later, and... It really looks like they were doing something dirty.
  • This little line from Monster House:

Jenny: If that's its tongue, then that must be the uvula!
Chowder: Oh, so it's a girl house.

    • To explain the joke: He probably misheard "uvula" as "vagina" (or, more precisely, "vulva,"[3] since "uvula" and "vulva" have nearly the same letters. There was a similar, yet racier, joke using the same misunderstanding of these words on the Daria episode, "Pierce Me"). The Cartoon Network broadcast of the movie cuts his line... even though that line was left intact on the movie's commercials back when it was in theaters, and these commercials were shown on that channel.
  • Quest for Camelot
    • This Warner Bros film has a hilarious example that doubles as a Parental Bonus, since it'll fly right over the heads of most people under 12. Our Heroes encounter a talking two-headed dragon (or two dragons joined at the neck?).

Garet: What are you?
Devon: Frankly, we're the reason cousins shouldn't marry.

    • And the song "Looking Through Your Eyes". Just... really listen to the lyrics. How did they sneak a borderline Intercourse with You song into a kid's movie?
    • One of the reasons Kayley gives for wanting to be a knight is so she can rescue damsels. Then it's immediately lightened when we learn she doesn't actually know what a damsel is.
  • In the Curious George film, the man in the yellow hat is driving down a road with a lot of disturbances and another driver shouts out an unheard obscenity at him. Ted (the man in the yellow hat) responds with, [4]
    • What really seals the deal of this scene is that this film was rated G. Also interesting to note that the rest of the film is quite tame and family-friendly.
  • Disney Animated Canon. You know, for kids!
  • Apperantly Shark Tale dose for Toilet Humor.
    • One part of the derby scene features Bernie tell Oscar that he's a weiner.
    • Durning the scene where a shark was doing carioke, can you guess what the elderly shark said to Don Lino where's Franky's going? Give you a hint, ends with hockey sticks.

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  1. Though this might be a coincidence -- apparently Lord Farquaad was actually named after one of the quads (as in quadrangles) in The University of Notre Dame du Lac, in Indiana, where many of the filmmakers graduated from. Farquaad was named after the quad that was situated furthest away from the main building, i.e. a "far quad".
  2. (In Shakespearean times, "fishmonger" was a slang term for a pimp.)
  3. "Vulva" is the outside of the female genitals; the "vagina" mostly describes the inside, but outside of a medical setting, "vagina" is often used interchangeably with "vulva"
  4. The other driver probably told him to go fuck himself.