A surprisingly common occurrence when it comes to media aimed at kids and young teens is the people behind it trying to slip in, shall we say, more adult themes and content. The Clangers, a British stop-motion show about mice that lived on the Moon is no different. Though it is somewhat unique in that away with having swearing in its dialogue for decades because all of its characters communicate via whistle.
That Time Bram Stoker’s Widow Almost Killed a Vampire (Movie)
Nosferatu, the seminal work of vampire fiction that basically helped invent the idea of the horror movie is widely considered one of the most important movies ever made. Weird then that it was almost deleted from existence by, oddly enough, the widow of the guy who basically invented vampires. Bram Stoker.
That Time Fans Argued About Whether a Magic Detective Gremlin Has One Eye
Lieutenant Frank Columbo, hereafter referred to simply as Columbo, is a sterling example of one of the most weirdly specific character archetypes in crime fiction. That of the painfully, almost comically weird detective who is somehow always right and spends about 90% of their time wandering around like a drunken bumblebee, intermittently solving crimes and pissing everyone off. He’s also the subject of a rather fierce fan debate about whether or not he actually has a functioning set of eyeballs.
That Time They the Wu-Tang Clan Into a Forbidden PS1 Game
Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style alternately and rather fittingly known by the rad as fuck alternate moniker of Wu-Tang: Taste the Pain, is an obscure PlayStation fighting game in which you kick the fuck out of ninjas as various members of the eponymous Wu-Tang Clan. A game that, believe it or not, started life as a basketball game featuring gods which then morphed into a game where serial killers stabbed each other in the dick for a second chance at life.
Aaron Paul Kept Getting People to Try “Meth” on the Set of Breaking Bad
Throughout the course of Breaking Bad one a common plot point is that the crystallised methamphetamine manufactured by the show’s 3rd most popular bald character is of such ridiculously high quality that people will fight and kill for it. Something that actually ended up being sort of true with the prop used to represent the meth. A fact actor Aaron Paul took particular pride in.