i am a SUCKER for cartoons (particularly Powerpuff Girls, South Park, Family Guy, Shirt Tales, and Jem and the Holograms) and watch them often. i was channel flipping the other day (when i should have been working – sshhh don’t tell) when i came across the most FLAWLESS episode of The Powerpuff Girls – A Made Up Story – in which Buttercup (my fav PPG of all time) became a dragged out victim of Masked-Scara.
Buttercup in drag?!?!? What an AMAZING FIND! (You can stream the episode here, totally worth 21 minutes of your time because the whole town – including the Professor – end up in drag! 🙂 )
This episode immediately sent me into an internet talespin Googling all the cartoon characters that have donned drag. And there are waaaaaay more than i originally imagined so i thought it would be FUN to share my findings with you (because i don’t want you to fall down the same rabbit hole and spend an entire day Googling “cartoon characters in drag” when you should be working. You’re welcome).
Drag has a huge history in animation which further proves that it has been in our pop culture consciousness for quite some time. So without further ado, here, in one fabulous gender-bending post, are my favorite cartoon drag moments. Grab your Lucky Charms and enjoy! (Oh, and i’m sorry that some of the photos are small, but they were the only ones i could find :))
But Alvin, Simon, and Theodore weren’t the only Chipmunks to throw on dresses. Check out everyone’s favorite Chipmunk duo:
Disney characters are notorious for their drag:
And even though Miss Piggy is the original faux queen, that didn’t stop Kermit from giving drag a go:
Here is everyone’s favorite Sesame Street duo doing their drag thing:
There are tons more examples of Jim Henson’s Muppets in drag. For a full list of episodes and air dates, go here.
And here’s a special treat for all you Flintstones fans:
Not the prettiest of queens, but still rocking their frocks.
And i don’t think it’s possible to have a conversation about cartoon drag characters without mentioning the Queen herself, Bugs Bunny:
Bugs has been in drag so much one genius fan put this uber-cool collage together: together:
Not one to be outshined, Daffy Duck decided to try it out too:
Here’s a drag snap of everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed character Cartman serving some serious face:
And lastly one of my original mentors in drag – Jerrica/Jem (even though i’ve always been a Pizzazz gal myself!):
That’s all i got for you now folks :).
Know of any that i missed? Add them to the comments below. i’d ♥ to see this become a hub of cartoon characters in drag!
Here’s to always living an animated life!
Love, light + lashes,
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