1. When they revealed the lies in old adages

We may have laughed at this as kids, but now it's easy to see the reality in these words. Gotta love it when cartoons conceal how harsh the world is with humor.

2. When they told a stark truth about parenting

It's not every kids show that will throw in such a callous remark from a parent, but we know there's a lot of love under there. Plus, I appreciate the admittance that kids often come before careers for a lot of parents.

3. When they subverted gender norms

On the surface, this looks like any other sexist joke. But, it actually points out the ridiculousness of treating Timmy any differently as a girl. The episode goes on to play with gender roles and end up firmly on the side of equality for everyone. You go, girl!

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