Really Dark '80s TV Moments

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Grunge - Bulan Yang lalu
What were some dark TV moments that caught you off guard?
Karen Marie Little
Karen Marie Little - 2 hari yang lalu
Was a kid in the 80s. How about Knight Rider when they were in the desert and finally got a sight of Goliath and KITT said that it had the same shell that he did. That was the longest summer of my life. Also, what about the series "The Day After" or "V"
Karen Marie Little
Karen Marie Little - 2 hari yang lalu
@DirtyDeeds469 How did they miss this episode?
Sister Cyclone
Sister Cyclone - 4 hari yang lalu
Portrait of Henry, an episode of Too Close For Comfort. A demonic portrait of Henry begins speaking to him. Scared the hell out of me.
Jason Jones
Jason Jones - 4 hari yang lalu
There was a lot of good life lessons from those shows. It wouldn't work now because kids today need safe space and. are emotional snowflakes. Plus to someone would sue because they got offended.
ShelbyOrvis - 4 hari yang lalu
Facts of Life the episode where I think it was the restaurant had a bad fire and the aftermath where they were surveying the damage.
jjj - Jam Yang lalu
no one ever said Albert was a cowboy or Charles .
Paisley Dunbar
Paisley Dunbar - 2 jam yang lalu
WKRP dealing with the trampling at The Who show in 79 in Cincinnati
-A-C B-L
-A-C B-L - 10 jam yang lalu
I thought Mash was in Vietnam War. Learn something new
SOL SHALEM - 13 jam yang lalu
What about the day after where they warned parents not to let children watch it for weeks. Of course we all did and watched the whole work get incinerated and the rest die from radiation poisoning. Then there was the abc after school special about a kid who fears the Closet monster the whole episode he’s been told that the closet monster doesn’t exist finally in the last moments of the episode the boy opens up the closet fearlessly and there’s a ghost like figure holding two knives in his hands the kid looks up and the grim figure stabs him. The end. I checked my closet every day for 10 years after that.
Laura Walsh
Laura Walsh - 19 jam yang lalu
I remember "Growing Pains" episode where the daughter and her male friend were in a serious accident after drinking and driving. Once she hears the guy will recover at the hospital, the daughter tells her mom please not to lecture her right now. Then, as they all arrive home, the son (Kirk Cameron) gives her the news that her friend just died. The ending with her tortured screams and wailing was haunting!!!
Allen Jay
Allen Jay - Hari Yang lalu
Re the 2nd entry...The trend continues today? Police are shooting kids that have toy guns? And it’s a trend? Ridiculous
okeithmartin /Badd kittin
okeithmartin /Badd kittin - Hari Yang lalu
Eric Lasalle
Eric Lasalle - 2 hari yang lalu
Wish I didn't see that clip of Hawkeye being on the bus...I had to stop watching right away..that scene messed with me when I was 12 watching the series finale....
Gregory Reed
Gregory Reed - 2 hari yang lalu
Omg. How did I not remember it was a baby
David Volsky
David Volsky - 2 hari yang lalu
That kid trapped in the refrigerator, crying for help hurt my heart, just to imagine a real life scenario.
David Volsky
David Volsky - 2 hari yang lalu
That wasn't even the darkest episode of Little House on the Prairie. And they left out the bicycle shop episode of Different Strokes.
Joe McKenzie
Joe McKenzie - 3 hari yang lalu
Everything with michael jackson in it
Mrs. Arthur Morgan
Mrs. Arthur Morgan - 3 hari yang lalu
When Virgil's wife is raped in their kitchen and stalked afterwards by the rapist on In the Heat of the Night, it TERRIFIED me as a child. Even now, I remember her trying to clean the kitchen after the rape; that image of her on the floor still haunts me. Can't remember if it was on an 80s or 90s episode.
Toph Morris
Toph Morris - 4 hari yang lalu
Any video covering "A, My Name is Alex" gets an instant upvote from me. I'm easy that way. To be fair, Family Ties often dipped into more serious topics (especially the episode where Tom Hanks played Alex's alcoholic Uncle Ned), but "A, My Name is Alex" is what put the show on the map for me forever. I was only either 12 or 13 when that episode aired, but we recorded it on a tape and I used to rewatch it frequently even though many of its themes went straight over my head at the time. Overall, the show doesn't get talked about enough these days, and that episode in particular is just phenomenal.
X F - 5 hari yang lalu
Mr Hopper killed me when I was growing up...
Arthur Watt
Arthur Watt - 5 hari yang lalu
The mash chicken episode literally made me cry. Shockingly sad.
K Taylor
K Taylor - 5 hari yang lalu
Or that episode of the Jefferson's where George and Louise's baby granddaughter Jessica found George's pistol and fired off a round. Luckily she wasn't hurt, but that scene was intense.
Frank Black
Frank Black - 5 hari yang lalu
Yea MASH wins.
B - 5 hari yang lalu
That Little House episode traumatized me when I was a kid. When that kid threw up during the withdrawal sequence, it grossed me out & I couldn’t shake it off for days.
BLASTGAMER18 - 5 hari yang lalu
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Patrick Andre
Patrick Andre - 5 hari yang lalu
I remember that kid in the fridge
WarlegganFangirl1984 - 6 hari yang lalu
Morphine addicted cowboys?! 🤣
Luther Smithers
Luther Smithers - 6 hari yang lalu
I remember an episode of Punky Brewster where her dog Brandon got hit by a car. They were at the animal hospital, and she was talking to this old lady, who brought her dog in for something. Brandon lived and the old lady's dog passed away. She was crying and showing a lot of guilt because "her dog died so Brandon could live."
Gets me in the feels every time I remember it.
אריאל גולני
אריאל גולני - 6 hari yang lalu
LEGION 4wermany
LEGION 4wermany - 7 hari yang lalu
I was a little kid when the punky Brewster trapped in the refrigerator episode absolutely, terrified me.
ElleCee62978 - 8 hari yang lalu
Punky Brewster.... not this episode but the one where Punky goes into the cave where Brandon turns into a skeleton and the gigantic spider eats Alan. I literally have this episode taped from the tv. Written across the front of the tape - Punky B Scary Tape Do Not Watch. Also, my other favorite 80s show was kinda dark - Rags to Riches.
propjam2 - 8 hari yang lalu
that BlackAdder wasn't from the 80s.
WarlegganFangirl1984 - 6 hari yang lalu
It was. It was made in 1989.
JoeCnNd - 8 hari yang lalu
I thought it was going to be little house on the prairie where it burns down.
Shackille Uh'Deal
Shackille Uh'Deal - 8 hari yang lalu
No Different Strokes? You had the one with child molester, the Bicycle Man that tried to rape Dudley, the one were the guy kidnaps Sam and threatens to kill his parents, and the Hitchhikers episode where Arnold and Kimberly get kidnapped.
501Bloo - 9 hari yang lalu
My best friend and I were playing with a box that his new fridge came in. I climbed in it and he sat on the opening for 10 minutes not letting me out. That punky brewster episode kept playing in my head. Now I'm claustrophobic. Thanks Timmy!! Bastard....
DarkRider69 - 9 hari yang lalu
Will Lee (Mr. Hooper) was 74. His death was in no way “untimely.”
Dave smith
Dave smith - 9 hari yang lalu
Most of the Toronto Maple Leafs games in the 80s.
scottjulie27 - 9 hari yang lalu
"The Facts of Life" (especially the first 5 seasons), had its very dramatic moments. Especially the episode "Teacher's Pet" from Season 4.
Tim Hallas
Tim Hallas - 10 hari yang lalu
Other that the M A S H episode there was nothing here that was " D A R K". There must be at least a dozen truly dark moments that you missed. Hit reset.
Lance Uppercut
Lance Uppercut - 10 hari yang lalu
You chose Geraldo over the "Different Strokes" kidnapping/ child molesting episode? Mmmmkay.
97channel - 10 hari yang lalu
After consulting with child psychologists to deliver the news in the least traumatising way possible...
...they went ahead and delivered the news in the most traumatising way possible.
Valerie Storm
Valerie Storm - 10 hari yang lalu
Almost every episode with Bill Bixby in The Incredible Hulk left me crying. I think I was maybe 8?10? And loved that man so much because I felt so sorry for him. That scene with his wife driving away in the back of the death 😭
nevskislake - 4 hari yang lalu
The theme song alone made me tear up, but yes no matter how much he bonded with someone in an episode, he had to keep moving along.
David Beauchamp
David Beauchamp - 10 hari yang lalu
I remember a Facts of Life episode when a girl committed suicide after winning an election for class president.
Krzyzstof Polecat
Krzyzstof Polecat - 11 hari yang lalu
The episode of The Chipmunks where they adopt a stray kitten called Cookie Chomper the Third, who dies after being run over by a car. I didn't know how to deal with that as a kid!
Elder scrolled
Elder scrolled - 12 hari yang lalu
cagney was a hottie
Nathan Cruz
Nathan Cruz - 12 hari yang lalu
9:30 that’s so wrong.
Phils MGB
Phils MGB - 12 hari yang lalu
Just the fact that Full House was produced gave me nightmares.
Kaderin Wroth
Kaderin Wroth - 14 hari yang lalu
I knew refrigerators were dangerous thanks to that Punky episode. I still remember it vividly.
stan broniszewski
stan broniszewski - 14 hari yang lalu
How about an episode of The Facts Of Life. Kimberly begged Mrs. Garret to take her to a Jermaine Jackson concert. Kimberly made a sculpture of Jermaine's head bringing it backstage as a tribute gift. The security thought it was a bomb, soaked it in water, destroying the sculpture. Hilarious if you asked me.
J K - 14 hari yang lalu
We didn't think we were being scarred by t.v. because it was just real life.....and most t.v. was like this anyway. Being latchkey kids and being able to ride our bikes 5 miles from home taught us to be independent. Some things were worse back then for sure but thank God we didn't have social media
Fred E
Fred E - 14 hari yang lalu
Another sad moment is when Chief Carl Kanisky died in Gimmie A Break.
John Mann
John Mann - 14 hari yang lalu
MacGyver Killzone, need I saw more?
Justin Figgins
Justin Figgins - 15 hari yang lalu
Other "Dark TV Moments" of the 80's Subject Matter....
Mister Rogers Neighborhood - Political Assassination, Racism & Global Hatred Violence....
Different Strokes - Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, Child Molestation & Bigotry....
All in the Family - Spousal Physical Emotional Abuse....
Good Times - Physical Child Abuse & Gang Violence....
Maude - Abortion....
The Golden Girls - STDs....
A Different World - College Campus Rape, Slavery, Blackness, Self-Hate, HIV & Colorism....
The Cosby Show - Teenage Highschool Pregnancy & Black Education Importance....
Ms. Sonshine
Ms. Sonshine - 15 hari yang lalu
The smothered baby scene was copied from an old movie from the 40's. Can't recall the name, but had to do with a Nazi occupied European country.
mr. 100 ups in 60 god
mr. 100 ups in 60 god - 16 hari yang lalu
Anybody remember little ceasars pizza double pizza, you bought a pizza and got 1 free!!!
Pizza, pizza!!!☺
stan broniszewski
stan broniszewski - 14 hari yang lalu
Or Dominos Pizza. Your pizza delivered hot and fresh to your doorstep within thirty minutes or it's free. Drivers were actually getting into car accidents with their own cars, all for the sake of a lousy eight dollar pizza.
capnovan - 16 hari yang lalu
The Day After.....about WW3. Seeing people being vaporized..... my heart was beating so fast I thought it would explode.
Judi Dipillo
Judi Dipillo - 6 hari yang lalu
I had nightmares for a long time after watching that.
Einsteinz Vice
Einsteinz Vice - 17 hari yang lalu
I never could consume enough...'Titanic' tragedies are sorta my niche! From the Beverly Hills Supper Club to the Shark attacked beaches of a 1916 "Shore," I'm there like "Frost on Nixon!" ;-) TY for the #Epic upload! #My3LbOpinion
Sam Farnsworth
Sam Farnsworth - 17 hari yang lalu
I remember this. Around the end of the 70s stuff started to get morose. Every TV show had a divorce, a death, a drug addict, etc. People who should have gotten together didn't. Stuff like that. It was either that or dumb-ass comedy. Now we are immersed in nihilism. It's shows about people sleeping around (Grey's Anatomy) or people doing stupid ass stuff for 10, 000 dollars.
walkofShane - 17 hari yang lalu
More stuff from the 60's 70's and 80's
Oh Snap!!!
Oh Snap!!! - 17 hari yang lalu
How about every single episode of Small Wonder. I was a kid and the storyline totally creeped me out about the dad.
TheChinatownkid - 18 hari yang lalu
Natalie getting raped by Snake on the Facts of Life didn't make the cut?
TheChinatownkid - 13 hari yang lalu
@Fred E There was a fucked up episode of Little House on the Prairie where a dude wearing a mask rapes Albert's girlfriend, I don't remember if it was her own father... some fucked up people used to write for that show.
Fred E
Fred E - 14 hari yang lalu
Or when Carol Seaver's boyfriend dies after getting into a car accident.
eee-eee-clap-clap - 18 hari yang lalu
Would the "Gimme a Break!" episode called "Baby of the Family" count?

Samantha puts Joey in blackface and he doesn't understand that blackface is degrading toward African-Americans.
Jenny Kennedy
Jenny Kennedy - 18 hari yang lalu
I remember that episode of punky Brewster I watched it when it came on TV… Another show that had an episode that terrified me was the Webster… Which is usually a nice cute show but this is the episode where his mom and dad are taking part in a toy drive for Christmas or something so that poor kids can have Poisen… Well Webster saw a chemistry set in the offerings and he took it and then ended up burning up his apartment by catching his closet on fire… It was a huge fire! And it scared me to death and I’m still scared of fire After that episode was done… My folks would not let me watch it if it came on and a rerun ever again because of how upset it made me after that episode was done… My folks would not let me watch it if it came on and a rerun ever again because of how upset it made me to this
Adam Warren
Adam Warren - 18 hari yang lalu
The Hawk Eye still gives me goosebumps after all these years :( Awful.
Steffen Schuchardt
Steffen Schuchardt - 18 hari yang lalu
Great video. I don't get the tragedy of Geraldo. A few today Russian shows are just like that.
Harith Anti Bully
Harith Anti Bully - 18 hari yang lalu
80's were the worst years for woody allen and co.
NutritionFacts1979 - 18 hari yang lalu
Friday the 13th: The Series. Third season episode "Hate on Your Dial", 1989. Dark as they come, even for the horror genre.
moonwalker 9705
moonwalker 9705 - 18 hari yang lalu
Wasn't "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" called "Shinning Time Station" in the 80's? It definitely was in the USA.
Beshara Saleh
Beshara Saleh - 18 hari yang lalu
Different Strokes with the pedophile. That was pretty damn disturbing.
Kristin Márie
Kristin Márie - 19 hari yang lalu
I remember when Mr. Hooper died
Tami Augustson
Tami Augustson - 19 hari yang lalu
In Family Ties, Tom Hanks played Uncle Ned with such an addiction to alcohol that they found him in the pantry drinking vanilla extract.
Laura Walsh
Laura Walsh - 18 jam yang lalu
@Frank Yep.
Frank - 10 hari yang lalu
@stan broniszewski I guess they didn't have any cough syrup. Wasn't uncle Ned also on the run from the FBI? Was that the same episode?
stan broniszewski
stan broniszewski - 14 hari yang lalu
Drinking vanilla extract for the alcohol? Well, at least he never had to worry about bad breath.
Retro Robbie
Retro Robbie - 19 hari yang lalu
girl in fridge is Maxine from Family Matters?
Brian - 19 hari yang lalu
Omg, that Mash thing.
AL - 19 hari yang lalu
the family ties episode with uncle ned played by tom hanks, where he's a raging alcoholic and starts downing jars of cherries and vanilla extract to get a buzz then hits alex... would have been good if they'd brought that back for the drunk driving storyline - a relapse from rehab perhaps as it can and does happen.
Sly Steve
Sly Steve - 19 hari yang lalu
I rather TV be about those dark moments and shows instead of just pushing the gay agenda now every show gay agenda I like to see what video are you going to make it 30 years from now
san damiano
san damiano - 17 hari yang lalu
Sly Steve Of the 109 most popular film releases from the major studios in 2017, only 14 films (12.8 % overall) contained any characters identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans. This is a significant decrease of 5.6 percentage points and down nine films from the previous year (2016).
Sly Steve
Sly Steve - 18 hari yang lalu
@san damiano I do not comply it's not even that I care that there's gay people in movies or TV it's just every single movie or TV show
san damiano
san damiano - 18 hari yang lalu
Sly Steve They’re here, they’re queer, GET USED TO IT.
savvysearch - 19 hari yang lalu
Thinking back, the "very special episodes" in 80s sitcoms were laughably ridiculous and fed into the fear-de-jour of paranoid 80s moms.
But my favorites for sheer extremity:
Mr. Belvedere: Wesley gets child molested by his camp councilor.
Different Strokes: Arnold and Dudley get molested; Dudley is drugged and almost gets raped.
Different Strokes: Arnold and Kimberly get kidnapped and Kimberly almost gets murdered.
Vickie Godfrey
Vickie Godfrey - 20 hari yang lalu
I remember that Punky Brewster episode.
Fcutdlady - 20 hari yang lalu
About blackadder. In the UK where blackadder was written and made the poppy is the symbol of remember a certain for those who passed away in war. The Royal British Legion sell paper poppy badges to wear on remembrance Sunday.
meandmy2phans - 14 hari yang lalu
This is true in the USA as well...Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) pass out paper poppies on Memorial Day, with the "In Flander's Field" poem.
byron p
byron p - 20 hari yang lalu
One thing about that Little House episode was that it was certainly the first time projectile vomiting was graphically shown on a TV show. THAT was certainly startling. Also weird was Little House's last episode where the whole town of Walnut Grove literally blows itself up for....reasons, I'm sure.
La Onda
La Onda - 20 hari yang lalu
1983 was the year 👹HE👺 came home.
SARISS80 - 20 hari yang lalu
A lot of shows they forgot that had dark scene. The old man molesting Dugley on DS. Penny's mother burning her with iron on GT.
The Blue Morpho
The Blue Morpho - 20 hari yang lalu
BTW, if anyone hasn't seen Blackadder, especially "Goes Forth" please find a way to see it.
The Blue Morpho
The Blue Morpho - 20 hari yang lalu
Oh God, no, not the Black Adder WW1 ending. Imma cry my eyes out.....