by Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 January 2013

As it turns out, the future of these cartoon characters is pretty bleak. These images of a cartoon alternate universe might be a bit shocking and disturbing for those of us that grew up with these characters. Imagine a world where Spongebob Squarepants is a stoner, and Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold finally went off the deep-end with her crazed obsession with Arnold. You’ll never look at 90’s cartoons the same way again.