The Proud Family Theories That Prove Its Far from the Kids’ Show You Once Knew

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From 2001-2005, we bet you were happy to get to know the Prouds: Penny, Oscar, Trudy, Bebe, CeCe and, of course, Suga Mama — everyone had a favorite. Yet, as with basically every other Disney Channel television series — including other animated shows, like Phineas & Ferb — there are disturbing undertones you probably never sensed while watching.

Lo and behold, over a decade after the final episode, the Internet is crawling with conspiracy theories. Here are the most shocking ones surrounding The Proud Family:

1. Oscar Proud’s company is a front… for a drug cartel! One Reddit user has a theory that Proud Snax is used for laundering money — that’s why, despite its awful, stomach-churning products, it never shut down.

“The Boulevardez family moved in across the street from them, and has loads and loads of money with no discernible source,” claims the Redditor. “Felix Boulevardez and Oscar Proud are good friends, and often work together on projects. I believe that the Boulevardez family has made most of their money from drug sales, probably Mexican Cartels, and in an attempt to launder the money, started looking for failing companies with gullible owners. Felix (or his father, Papi) found Oscar and his floundering Proud Snax company, and decided to move in across the street from them. Oscar was easily won over by steaks and a big-screen TV, and soon Felix was able to invest in his company.”

In conclusion, “As long as Proud Snax continued to hemorrhage money, he’d be able to get his drug money back into their hands in a legal way, by reporting the income as return on investment.” Dayum.

2. Trudy Proud is not Penny’s actual mother. Beware, things are about to get ugly:

While a different Reddit user believes that Oscar is Penny’s biological father, he/she also believes that Suga Mama is Penny’s biological mother, thus, making Trudy her sister! As for the twins, Bebe and Cece, were Trudy’s children from an affair with Oscar’s brother, Bobby. Are you understanding the tangled web yet?

The theorist suggests, “Sugar Mama took out her sexual and emotional frustrations on her youngest son, abusing and molesting him. His tragic childhood is the reason why Oscar Proud is always a neurotic mess with an obvious anxiety disorder, and why he is ultimately unsuccessful during his basketball career and then with his snack food business.”

For more on the incestuous theory, click here.

3. The Disney Channel TV show is connected to a Disney movie. Trust us, this is the best note we could possibly end on:

As we mentioned during the theories about The Princess and the Frog, since it and The Proud Family were both created by Bruce W. Smith, there is a theory that TPatF‘s Madam Odie is actually TPF‘s Suga Mama. They look alike, they sound alike, they stay the same age all the time — smells like Madam Odie magic, does it not?


And since you love Disney Channel cartoons so much, here are eight DC stars who actually voiced your favorite animated characters on the network: