TV show conspiracy theories? All that pretty digital ink has spawned a number of Internet colusions that methodically eat away at childhood like tooth decay. While we will certainly survive them as adults what about our children… Through the magic and the machine we know as syndication the particularly horrific ones have the power to screw with our minds. Take for instance the burden of processing the widely acknowledged idea that the Rugrats babies were dead the whole time? Of course, far-fetched theories should always be taken with a grain of salt, but what of the sickening thought of a sad little Chuckie Finster ghost. Support the chaos with comments, and feel free to make up some of your own.
Rugrats Dead Baby Theory
We all know Angelica is a little nutty, but the Rugrats theory takes it to a whole new level. Get this — The Rugrats really were a figment of Angelica’s imagination. Chuckie died a long time ago along with this mother; that’s why Chaz is a nervous wreck all the time. Tommy was a stillborn; that’s why Stu is constantly in the basement making toys for the son who never had a chance to live. The DeVilles had an abortion. Angelica couldn’t figure whether it would be a boy or a girl, thus creating the twins. Okay, well that potentially explains why Angelica can speak to both the adults and the babies, but we’re still not entirely convinced. What about Susie?!
The Flintstones Post-Apocalyptic Theory
Here is an interesting theory on The Flintstones, which explains the family’s Christmas celebrations and modern technology in what we believed to be B.C. Remember, The Flintstones originally aired from 1960 to 1966, at the height of the Cold War. What if a nuclear showdown between the Soviets and Americans was what blew Bedrock to kingdom come? What if the Flintstones are us in the future, clinging to the best of our past as we rebuild? The familiar technology, entertainment and religion are all that remain from the fractured memories of a shattered history that never was.
Powerpuff Girls Multiple Personality Theory
Here’s another intense one — The three Girls — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup — are all fractions of one host personality, whose name is unknown to the audience, but for convenience’s sake we will call her Brenda. The cause for the development of Multiple-Personality Disorder in Brenda originates from bullying in early childhood by her older brother, whose actual character is unknown to the audience, but is manifested in Brenda’s hallucinations as Mojo Jojo, the Girls’ greatest nemesis. Thoughts?
Garfield Hallucination Theory
Here’s one that gives me chills — the theory that Jon and Odie don’t exist. Garfield is actually dying of starvation and just imagining Jon and Odie. There was a reference to this in a Halloween-themed comic. Garfield woke up in a condemned and abandoned house. He calls out for Odie and Jon, but there is no answer. He then wills the illusion back on himself, and continues his delusions about his ‘family’.
Dexter’s Lab Theory
How could a kid have a laboratory in his house, you ask? One theory insists that he didn’t — it was all in his head. As a socially awkward introvert, Dexter relied heavily on his imagination. His “rivals” were his few friends with similarly huge imaginations, and when they played together, the usual fantastical Dexter’s Lab shenanigans would ensue. Dexter’s big imagination also explains his bizarre accent.
Note: Thanks to J Lewis for her help