That can be easily shown by all the fan works about it by the adult fans who take the basic premise and characters and run with them like creative track stars.
For instance, I have been enjoying a new fanfic series of crossover stories with the TV series, Stargate SG-1: Stargate Equestria. I know, that sounds like an impossible combination, but the writer makes it work far better than you'd ever expect with a real understanding of both media properties. Just the scene of where the hotshot pegasus Rainbow Dash learns the real responsibilities of being an provisional Captain of the US Air Force when Col. O'Neil dresses her down for disobeying his orders shows a special understanding to mix the aesops of MLP with the hardheaded military realism of SG to amazing effect.
Then there are flights of fancy where the fans' imagination takes them to all sorts of places. For instance, there the stuff they do with this popular sequence with the season finale's big musical number, "At the Gala":
Such as making a male version of the piece:
Not mention what some clever editing can do such with as the theme song for the classic superhero comedy animated series, Freakazoid:
And then they really get creative after that:
Ah, media addiction; the all encompassing thing to enjoy where you least expect it. Now, I'm finding if Big Bang Theory get do it itself and Stargate SG-1 can it again.