Back before the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating, certain PG-rated films, such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Tootsie, were infamous for their violence and profanity. But some of that stuff slips through the PG-13 cracks even now, finding its naughty way into our now-supposedly-innocent PG movies, and exposing our children to things they shouldn’t be seeing until they are at least old enough to sit in the front seat of the car. Here are some notable cases:
Before the conclusion of Dennis the Menace, Christopher Lloyd’s frightening hobo character mutilates and murders Dennis’ best friend, Joey, after raping Dennis’ dog, Ruff.
In The Sandlot, one of the young characters utters the F-word 11 consecutive times after his shorts fall off in the public pool.
In the middle of Second Hand Lions there is a four-minute-long locker room scene during which both Robert Duvall and Michael Caine show their genitals.
Dreamworks’ Shrek featured many popular songs from huge musical artists like Smashmouth and The Monkees, but the film also showcases the raunchy “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” by Khia in its entirety during one travel montage.
During the scene in Back to the Future Part II where Biff tells Marty that he murdered Marty’s father, George, by shooting him, a contradictory thought bubble over Biff’s head explicitly shows Biff tearing George’s lower jaw off and stabbing him in the eyes with it.
In Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles, the after-credits “secret scene” shows a nude Craig T. Nelson fondling himself while he voices his character in the recording studio.