One of the best parts of being a kid is was the ability to believe in anything without feeling really stupid or weird about it.
A strange man comes on December 24th with gift for me? Cool. Turtles who are trained in martial arts live in the sewers of New York City and are guided by a large rat? Badass. You’re allowed to roam the free world to capture possibly dangerous animals? Can’t wait. When you turn 11, you might get a letter from a super awesome magic school? Please let it be true.
But there are those childhood mysteries that rattled our brain and continue to even to this day. Here are just some of the most bothersome cartoon mysteries to date:
1. What happened to D.W.’s Snowball on Arthur?
After having a really amazing snow day, Arthur’s little sister, D.W., put a snowball in the family freezer so she could remember the day. A couple of months later she discovers that her prized snowball has gone missing and starts interrogating everyone about it. Years later, we still don’t know what happened.
2. Why are Mickey Mouse and gang always wearing gloves?
3. And how come Goofy gets to be a human-like character but Pluto is just a dog?
While they’re both dogs and Mickey Mouse’s loyal companions, why does Goofy get to speak while Pluto is just a pet? Or, how does cartoon animal logic even work?
4. If Donald Duck isn’t wearing pants, is he just mooning everyone?
If you say it’s because his feathers cover up all his bits, then why does he cover himself up with a towel when he gets out of the bath?
5. The Existence of Smurfs in General
6. Why is Velma always losing her glasses?
7. Why didn’t Arnold tuck in his shirt tails?
It looks like he’s wearing a kilt. And did he even have a last name?
8. How did Spongebob and Patrick make fire underwater?
9. Why does Charlie Brown trust Lucy to hold his football?
10. How does Kenny keep regenerating?