Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory every now and then, if only to laugh heartily at.
Unless you’re some fanatic hunter of deviants from the norm with a penchant for censorship and an abounding love for all things sober and no-nonsense.
In which case, I certainly can’t hold it against you. But it’s best that you close your eyes shut and step away now (without tripping and falling!), because we are about to discuss some far out-there or, to be more polite, “out of the box” conspiracy theories to do with cartoons.
Let the mind-blowing begin as we cruise through 6 cartoon universes conspiracy theories, looking for the (alternate) truth. The truth is out there, i say!
1. SpongeBob SquarePants
The theory goes that since one of the writers was a marine biologist he wanted to subtly draw attention to the nuclear testing that the US has performed in the past on marine areas as well. So, SpongeBob and all the other (admittedly weird) characters are all mutants who evolved from simple marine life because of radiation!
Add to that the fact that the name of the “town” is is Bikini Bottom and USA made tests in the Bikini Atoll in the past and you’ve got a plausible theory.
Along with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy is the comic-relief character from the mystery-comedy “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” animated series. Or is he?!
Some fans claim that Shaggy is the creator of that entire universe. Because it’s all fictional and a result of him taking drugs to deal with the reality of being bullied everyday by the very same Velma, Daphne and Fred. Whom he turns into his friends in this alternate, drug-fueled world.
Oh, and Scooby-Doo is actually dead dog, whom he gave human traits to (bipedal, talking etc.) as he resurrected him in his fantasy.
The theory is supported by the fact that Shaggy’s parents are presented as rich, so he could easily get the money to be high all the time, by the fact that he is hungry all the time (the munchies) and by the claim that Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are very… not competent in dealing with crime…
3. Donald Duck
Here’s one for the doctors. Putting the pieces together one by one. If you have a guy that can’t fall asleep easily, has outbursts of anger and is always on alert, watching his surroundings, plus he can barely react ok in a normal social situation and you also know that he was a soldier, in World War II no less, of which he doesn’t talk about, what do you get?
Exactly. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. A mark of soldiers who have been through some serious life-altering scrapes. All salute! Donald Duck on deck!
4. Ed, Edd n Eddy
Are all dead. There you go. After you’re done sniffling if you were a fan, remember this is just a theory. Chill.
But, you gotta admit it’s a bit conspicuous that there are no parents or grown ups around whatsoever.
The reason is that all the characters are the spirits of kids that have died in the same place, obviously before their time, so they’re now trapped in a sort of purgatory.
The fact that their tongues have a bluish color also hints at their decomposing bodies.
5. Dexter’s Lab
Is imaginary. All of it.
Which kind of makes sense if you consider the fact that just one of the storage rooms we see in it would be way bigger than his entire parents’ house, yet we are led to believe that the whole lab is somehow magically compacted and fits in the house. Since the show is based on the assumption that Dexter is a scientist boy genius, that means there’s no magic at play.
And ok, if you’re going to say that it was all underground, think of another side of the issue. That much technology implies lots of power consumption. Which implies electricity costs. Remember how Dexter was always penniless and depended on his mom and dad for money?
The mom and dad would have noticed their bill just got to a NASA-size level due to all that electricity and discovered Dexter’s lab.
The theory goes that Dexter is an introvert and an outcast so his parents and Dee Dee (along with the other characters) facilitate his imagination playing their roles. Which would again explain the nonchalance his parents have and how they seem oblivious to the “strange” things going on. That’s because they’re not happening.
Don’t you just love Wall-E? So cute, so determined and hard-working. So courageous. So cannibalistic. Whaaaaat?
Yes, some claim that Wall-E was the only malfunctioning robot from all those that were meant to clean up the earth. And he malfunctioned because he went against his prime program: he had an urge to preserve some objects despite his imperative to clean up all the trash.
This lead to him going berserk and destroying all the other good robots who were doing their job. Which explains why after 700 years (the time when the story takes place) the Earth still had all that trash. Because he eliminated his brethren right at the beginning. And there was just him left to clean slowly and selectively, just the things that he didn’t like.
How did he stay functional for 700 years? Again, cannibalism. He took all the usable spare parts from his murdered brethren and carefully stored them, so when he needed to replace one of his own he could do so for a very long time.