Most movies mainly directed at younger audiences contain hidden jokes that only adults would get. It’s just a way of capturing the attention of more viewers from different age groups. But now that we, ’90s kids, have grown up, we can finally appreciate the subtle humour infused in our favourite movies.
These 15 jokes, compiled by Diply, flew right over our heads the first time we saw them, but now we are ready! Let’s take a trip to that magical place that was our childhood and remember the innocence we once had that now, sadly, is long gone.
1. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Remember Leslie being all awkward when she was asked if she was nervous? She thought she could be pregnant!
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2. American Pie (1999)
The whole movie was full of jokes like these, honestly. But there was that scene where Stifler drank the “pale ale.” I’m quite sure most kids thought he got sick for no reason. We get it now, but I wish we could go back to a time when we didn’t…
3. Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
We all probably thought that Kenny was worried about people thinking he peed himself when he spilled some water on his pants. However, he was actually worried about something else entirely. He did say, “Damn! She’s gonna think I got that premature evacuation!” but that just made young us more confused.
4. Hocus Pocus (1993)
The bus driver was a real perv! He didn’t mean drive around in the bus a few times to find some kids, as I’m sure we all thought… Creep!
5. The Mask (1994)
In the scene where the Mask is making some balloon animals, he actually pulls a condom out of his pocket. Fortunately, as kids, we had no idea what it was.
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6. Pretty Woman (1990)
Here we have another example when the appearance of condoms just went over our heads. Those things Vivian is holding are just candy, right?
7. Now and Then (1995)
As children we had no idea what boobs were supposed to feel like. Luckily, this film was there to teach us, via the scene where Teeny fills balloons with pudding to make stuffing for her bra.
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8. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Bianca explaining the different meanings of different colored underwear. How else would have we found out that black lingerie meant doing the deed?
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9. Spice World (1997)
A lot of things from this movie didn’t actually make sense. However, when the bus driver emphasized the line “but I won’t do that” he was actually referencing a Meat Loaf song!
Because he’s Meat Loaf, duh.
10. Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
Sandy always having a binder to hide behind wasn’t because he was always studying or trying to seem clever. He was just… over excited.
11. Coneheads (1993)
Beldar could make some really strange shaped bubbles with his chewing gum, couldn’t he? Nope, not chewing gum: it was a condom…
12. Clueless (1995)
When Tai slyly says to Cher and Dionne that she “could go for a herbal refreshment” she didn’t mean tea. Which, of course, explains why she used that tone of voice; you wouldn’t suggest going for a cuppa like that.
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13. Clueless, (1995) – Again!
“Surfing the crimson wave!” Ha! Nice euphemism for having a lady emergency.
14. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Why Austin Powers was so embarrassed about having a penis pump and why he didn’t want people knowing it was his, was a joke we obviously didn’t get, but we also didn’t really dare ask for an explanation.
15. Never Been Kissed (1999)
Josie eating some bad brownies resulted in her getting really rowdy and hyper. Turns out, she was high, just not high on sugar as we thought!
Which is your favourite dirty joke? Have you noticed any others? Share in the comments!