The Darkest TV Moments From The 90s

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    These days, popular TV shows go dark on a regular basis, and if you get tired of watching an old-fashioned sitcom, you're only one click away from the gory post-apocalyptic landscapes of The Walking Dead. But while your memories of '90s TV might seem quaint and fluffy in comparison, don't be fooled. When the shows you're now so nostalgic about weren't busy wrapping up every episode in a neat little bow, they plunged you into all kinds of downers. So who’s ready to relive some childhood nightmares?
    Changing Nature | 0:26
    Over the Edge | 1:24
    Stevil | 2:16
    Consider Me Gone | 3:16
    The Darkness and the Light | 4:12
    Bullets Over Bel-Air | 5:25
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  • Grunge
    Grunge  Year ago +26

    Which other 90s shows went unexpectedly dark?

    • HachiZenki
      HachiZenki 3 days ago

      Well there was that episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air when Carlton and Wil get racially profiled and pulled over by the police and arrested. Then the father had to go and bail them out.

    • Bot23
      Bot23 2 months ago +1

      That part in the cosby show where the dad drugged and raped loads of women.

    • Ajunta
      Ajunta 4 months ago

      Darkwing Duck had an episode with the same theme of Batman: Over the edge, where Darkwing dies and in the end someone wakes up from a dream(can't remember who) or the episode with the hardcore Darkwing in the Future where he basicly opressed the city, this results from the death of his stepdaughter kiki.

    • xXDopeXx _
      xXDopeXx _ 4 months ago

      Dinosaurs.

  • super geeky
    super geeky 22 hours ago

    And people wonder why I hate the kardashians. Look what they did to an entire race of people. Fuck em!

  • WakingOHIOMama 91

    Nothing scares me MORE than ventriloquist dummies and marionettes!!!! Except mimes and clowns. AAAGGGHHHHHH!!

  • MeganKoumori
    MeganKoumori 2 days ago +2

    If you want the darkest "Batman" episode I'd go with "Mad Love".

    SPOILER:

    Not only it is made explicit that Harley and Joker are sleeping together (She's in a negligee for a good chunk of the episode), but there's graphic descriptions of child abuse, Joker actually backhands Harley (Offscreen but we hear the impact and see Batman's reaction), then throws her out a window. Not to mention the entire plot is about a woman trying to save her abusive, toxic relationship by committing murder. And at the end, when she's FINALLY ready to give him up...he pulls her back in. Eat it, "Suicide Squad." THIS is what Joker and Harley are. It's about a woman trapped in a cycle of abuse, not kinky sex in chemicals.

  • Ian Hilmer
    Ian Hilmer 4 days ago

    What about the “very special” episodes of differn’ strokes.?

  • Iranicus Malk
    Iranicus Malk 6 days ago

    What about episode where they are on another Deep Space station and Garak goes full psycho and starts killing everyone.Or final episodes were Gul Dukat goes full psycho goddamn i miss DS9...

  • Toni San Clemente
    Toni San Clemente 11 days ago

    Satanwood exposed

  • Lissa Love
    Lissa Love Month ago

    I love Will Smith! 💕❤️💕

  • Dee Banks
    Dee Banks Month ago

    90's shows went dark often. Laugh tracks and jokes made light of a lot, so that shows would be bearable to watch. Maybe sit down and actually watch the shows to see for yourself in order to make more plausible lists... otherwise, your channel is a waste of time.

  • SupraJulie
    SupraJulie Month ago

    What about the time Sisko bombed a planet of innocent people because they had Maquis living there?

  • NoWay Jose
    NoWay Jose Month ago

    Shite. And how dare you bring Alf into “the darkest moments”
    How very dare you.

  • Erik Bailey
    Erik Bailey Month ago

    Seriously? No Buffy?

  • 👿GiriGirl👿
    👿GiriGirl👿 Month ago +1

    Dan, the father from Roseanne dying....

  • Raimar Lunardi
    Raimar Lunardi Month ago

    episode Home from X-Files is so messed up they don't show it anymore...

  • JaybayJay
    JaybayJay Month ago

    MESSAGE!

  • darthdude
    darthdude Month ago

    DS9 was garbage, I couldn't even make it thru the first episode

  • Dest Raw
    Dest Raw Month ago

    2:55 Did Jesse Ventura do that voice-over?

  • Linda Bishop
    Linda Bishop 2 months ago

    I was so glad for what happened to Alf. I hated that show it was so stupid.

  • MyRegardsToTheDodo
    MyRegardsToTheDodo 2 months ago

    Batman TAS had some really dark and messed up moments. The ending to Mad Love comes to mind, or even in the spin-off Batman of the Future, when Barbara explains why she and Bruce don't get along (Bruce got her pregnant while she was in a relationship with Tim, they had a falling out and she also lost the child).

  • Abel Lewis 27
    Abel Lewis 27 2 months ago

    Don't forget about that vampire episode in Family Matters. s. That was a dark moment too.

  • P Alexander The Great
    P Alexander The Great 2 months ago

    What about the sick guy who played the Dad on Alf? His story was completely bizarre.

  • t smith
    t smith 2 months ago

    No mention of Ghostwatch. That was meant to be dark just not as dark as it actually was resulting in the death of someone who seen the show.

  • Scott Trammell
    Scott Trammell 2 months ago

    DS9 went dark a lot, but the one mentioned here is among its darkest. My favorite part of that episode is where you expect Kira to have one of those moments where he apologizes for her violent past, she instead gives the Cardassian the proverbial finger one last time.

  • Unholy Alliance
    Unholy Alliance 2 months ago

    Dinosaurs were not reptiles.

  • Brian Miller
    Brian Miller 2 months ago

    Even Mad About You had serious moments. There was an ep where Paul suspected Jamie might be cheating on him and he came home early and someone was "gettin' it on" in the bedroom. Paul gets pissed off and kicks in the door to the bedroom which is reeally unlike him. Thankfully it was Jamie's sister with someone in Paul and Jamie's bedroom.

  • cynthia Erickson
    cynthia Erickson 2 months ago

    Jackie on Rosanne when she gets beat up and she's embarassed about it and blames herself.that part,when she blamed herself,shook me up.at 19 yrs old i barely survived an assault by loved one but fortunately for me i never blamed myself and got lots of support from family and friends.i am 60 now and no man ever struck me again after that dark day

  • tom110111
    tom110111 2 months ago

    Pretty good video.

  • Adam Mangler
    Adam Mangler 2 months ago

    ..."The Darkest TV Moments" were probably from 1977 and the 'New York Blackout'.

  • אריאל גולני
    אריאל גולני 2 months ago

    OMH

  • Vrees
    Vrees 2 months ago

    The shows that come to my mind are:
    Babylon 5 - "Believers" (Season 1)
    Babylon 5 - "Confessions and Lamentations" (Season 2)
    Batman: The Animated Series - "Growing Pains" (Season 3)
    The X-Files - "Home" (Season 4)

  • Allan Peda
    Allan Peda 2 months ago

    Nana Visitor imgur.com/a/CxDz0MA

  • John Bower
    John Bower 2 months ago

    I don't see how killing Cardssians made Kira a terrorist unless they were civilians. If killing occupation forces is terrorism then half of Europe were terrorists during world war 2.

  • Stu Saville
    Stu Saville 2 months ago

    Not a big fan of Star Trek but DS9 was amazing

  • WTDS Channel 13
    WTDS Channel 13 2 months ago

    Thank you for ruining the fact of how the dinosaurs ended I could have lived my adulthood without without remembering that

  • Beau Svendsen
    Beau Svendsen 3 months ago

    I watched this because of Major Kira

  • WonderWhatHappened
    WonderWhatHappened 3 months ago

    I haven't read any of the comments but I can imagine 99% of them are about Deep Space 9. Here goes nothing.

  • Drew Lovelyhell
    Drew Lovelyhell 3 months ago

    They didnt even mention that Kira spent her youth evading 'Rape Gangs'.. 😨

    • Drew Lovelyhell
      Drew Lovelyhell 2 months ago

      Oh, my mistake.. I was thinking of Tasha Yar from The Next Generation...
      memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Rape_gang

    • NorthForkFisherman
      NorthForkFisherman 2 months ago

      ????

  • Lurker1979
    Lurker1979 3 months ago

    Darkness and Light was fine, but I much prefer the other dark episode of DS9, In the Pale Blue Light.

  • Mark T.
    Mark T. 3 months ago

    I can't believe anybody actually watched this crap.

  • Nighthawk
    Nighthawk 4 months ago +1

    darkest moment in DS9 was when Sisko kicked the Starfleet bucket and went on full terrorist mode just to smoke out Eddington.
    or, when he outright conspired to have a Romulan Senator assassinated and then removed all evidence.

  • Rasheik Bailey
    Rasheik Bailey 4 months ago

    Shock Mermarick kids was much darker in those days we actually like those stuff and it was more exciting that scaring we was sick but it made us stronger mentally than those wimpy kids who kill them self because someone called them bad name

  • Lady Heathen MyHeartBurnsThereToo

    Earle Sinclair is Carl Winslow Dino style.

  • ԋαɳʂ ωolʇ
    ԋαɳʂ ωolʇ 4 months ago

    good compilation

  • Julie Porter
    Julie Porter 4 months ago

    Dinosaurs is probably the gutsiest most ballsy ending ever

  • Larry Ballenger
    Larry Ballenger 4 months ago

    Pure trash!

  • Marc B.
    Marc B. 4 months ago

    'Kira' on DS9 was not a terrorist like the a-holes in the real world. Just killing to kill. She and her entire world were occupied by another world/culture, and basically ALL forced into slavery. She and other 'terrorist' fought to free her world/people. Unlike the nuts in OUR real world...blowing up military sites, and innocent people, in the name of some deity. This was an entire world, taken over by another world. Not just some 'faith', terrorizing another, because of some stupid book they believe in. World VS. World Yes DS9 had many episodes that make you think.

  • Derek Beyer
    Derek Beyer 4 months ago +3

    As far as Ds9 goes, you could have found some way darker episodes then that. "In The Pale Moonlight" shows the series primary protagonist lied, cheated, bribed men, and covered up 2 murders in order to drag an entire species (The Romulans) into a conflict between the Federation and The Dominion. A conflict the Romulans had resolved to stay neutral in. And on top of all of that the episode ends with Sisko declaring "he can live with it" thats dark even by todays standards.

  • Corvus Crow
    Corvus Crow 4 months ago +1

    modern hollywood and up & coming generations don't know this, but it's called having BALLS...

  • version2media
    version2media 5 months ago

    boy meets world had several too

  • Jonathan Lehmann
    Jonathan Lehmann 5 months ago

    it's not that where just going to disapear

  • Judge Dredd
    Judge Dredd 5 months ago

    will smith is just a pussy ass bitch, with a tranny as a kid and god knows what his daughter looks like, not the miss usa by a long shot!

  • sterlingholobyte
    sterlingholobyte 5 months ago +1

    I always thought DS9 WAS darker than the previous Star Treks.

  • Ashley Wright
    Ashley Wright 5 months ago

    if there is one thing we should take from this. remember your a womble

  • MadMax382
    MadMax382 5 months ago

    Mmm. Strange how in the last few decades some of the biggest and most popular successes have been people who even their fans must admit have are hardly masters of their craft, and certainly no where near the best examples: Cilla Black, singing, well in fact she was one of the first of a raft of insanely popular singers who couldn't sing,, Tom Cruise and Will Smith, acting. As well as well - known people who are plain incompetent, you know who they are, the last three incumbents as US president for starters...

    • MadMax382
      MadMax382 5 months ago

      Wait a minute. Did I say 'last three? That's a generous underestimate. Reagan was upbeat and lucky, Tricky Dicky was venal though no fool, Kennedy was always a disaster in waiting. You probably have to go back to the 50s and Eisenhower to find a little bit of genuine ststesmanship. But anyway.

  • Beth Di Bartolomeo
    Beth Di Bartolomeo 5 months ago

    The Xena Warrior Princess episode The Way (1999) was incredibly dark, and as much as I love the show it's one of the few episodes I have a really hard time watching. The episode has dismemberment, for Pete's sake! (Of course let's not get into the religious controversy the episode also brought about.)

  • High Overlord Snarffie Beagle

    I kill people all the time

  • Alan Baker
    Alan Baker 5 months ago

    I am a big Star Trek fan & DS9 is my favourite. Kira Nerys is my favourite Star Trek character of all the Star Trek series, she is so HOT & SEXY as HELL

  • Redneck Survivalist
    Redneck Survivalist 5 months ago

    Yup, buncha anti gun BS.

  • JohnACorp782
    JohnACorp782 5 months ago

    Not even a mention of Twin Peaks...Fuck this channel!

  • Leo Getz
    Leo Getz 5 months ago

    Well...."ALF" was from the 80's, even though like 8 episodes aired in early 90 as the show ended. Absolutely loved the Family Matters episode, it was awesome!! But most of the Deep Space 9 series was dark, that was the point. Major Kira being forced to work with her oppressors. The full back story of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor is what made me a fan. The episode "Duet" is a top 5 series favorite for me, a coward Cardassian who was merely a file clerk pretending to be an evil overlord in hopes that he will be executed for his "war crimes". Doesn't get much darker than that

  • tall, dork and hungsome

    ER Season 3 Episode 11.
    Won't spoil it but it was fucking amazing how the ep ended. The screen went to black and people watching were just left there staring at the screens with a WTF !
    20 years later and I still think of that. Fawwk.

  • Mackey -
    Mackey - 6 months ago +2

    Plenty of dark moments from the '90s version of Twin Peaks...However, the "Lonely Souls" episode, which featured the murder of Maddie Ferguson, is probably one of the most dark and disturbing episodes in television history.

    • Brandon McCleese
      Brandon McCleese 6 months ago

      Absolutely. Hell, this and Ronette's dream of Laura's murder were far more disturbing than most of today's TV.

  • Jd Wolff
    Jd Wolff 6 months ago

    What about the full house when kimmie gibler walked in on uncle jessie making love to his girlfriend? Remember the famous line "he did something so weird to her...i thought that hole was only used for pooping."
    Talk about a show going "dark" that's pretty intense. 🤔🤔🤔

  • Milkman4279
    Milkman4279 6 months ago

    I know, when you get mugged, the last thing you want to do is be able to defend yourself.

  • EveryPixelCounts
    EveryPixelCounts 6 months ago

    DS9 is Star Trek at it's best

  • Mike McBrine
    Mike McBrine 6 months ago

    Over the Edge was not from Batman the Animated Series. It was from The New Batman Adventures, a rather lame continuation of the aforementioned show with much worse animation and writing.

  • Brenda Cervantes
    Brenda Cervantes 6 months ago

    I don’t remember that episode from the Fresh Prince I”l admit I only watched the opening song of that show

  • Derb Gentler
    Derb Gentler 6 months ago

    Definitely the Star Trek Voyager episode "Course: Oblivion"! - I will not spoil it. But it's end-depressing when you see it for the first time and you don't know what awaits you.

    • Jeanne
      Jeanne 5 months ago +1

      Derb Gentler - Great episode!

  • Cameron Nolands
    Cameron Nolands 6 months ago

    What good is a coat when you’re a reptile?

  • SuicideDog
    SuicideDog 6 months ago

    the episode in the batman series when clayface creates a girl in confusion that robin falls "in love" with. that shit gave my 8 year old me my first existential crisis

  • Aaron Jones
    Aaron Jones 6 months ago

    wait wait wait... there's a alf movie?!

  • Robert Clolery
    Robert Clolery 7 months ago

    Not a chamber , a cylinder.

  • Joshua Leblanc
    Joshua Leblanc 7 months ago

    Carlton's overdose episode was really dark to, chokes me up every time

  • M
    M 7 months ago

    Kira is the long lost family member seeking revenge on them!? Wow, this show always existed or what?
    Meh to your list. Dark for kids maybe, which I was back then. But that’s it.

  • i'm a alien
    i'm a alien 7 months ago

    >See video titled "Darkest TV Moments From The 90s".
    >Hold cursor over thumbnail.
    >See Gary Coleman puppet.
    >lel

  • Dr Who
    Dr Who 7 months ago

    DS9 is the darkest series in Star Trek period! Show totally sucks!

  • k Maz
    k Maz 7 months ago

    Unplug all.n9.people no deep.no careont give a f this little nemo.on HBO this my show no fathers.

  • Una's Gaming Channel
    Una's Gaming Channel 7 months ago +1

    Think Batman: the animated series' "heart of ice" was sad and dark as well

  • Brian O'Kongkohr
    Brian O'Kongkohr 7 months ago

    "The X Files"? wasn't a sunshine sit com when at its darkest. Or do I remember it wrong? And after his dojo partner was killed off didn't The Highlander also kill his protege Richie - even though the kid could be annoying? And his French girlfriend was killed by a psycho hit and run. And what about that Tarantino directed "E.R." episode - blood everywhere... "good times".

  • jony fish
    jony fish 7 months ago

    It sad that Hollywood has become the enemy of people, the sheep just don't know it yet....

  • G C
    G C 7 months ago

    The Carlton gun episode was such sickening left wing propaganda. Like 90% of television. Keep them feeling confidently stupid!

  • Ni Ck
    Ni Ck 7 months ago

    How is the murder of Maddy Ferguson from Twin Peaks not here?
    That scene made me crawl with anguish.

    • Mackey -
      Mackey - 6 months ago

      Yep. I commented on that episode from Twin Peaks before I saw your comment. I watched it when it originally aired. I had to check my underwear after that scene !!

  • Charmaine Balzan
    Charmaine Balzan 7 months ago

    Proved; those who have powers over others existence wins

  • BIGGVS HAVTIVS DICKVS II

    All great shows from the 90s. Although I must have somehow missed that Steve Urkel dummy episode. I know nothing of it. Loved the voice of the dummy I just heard on your video clip. 😂

  • ChalkieTheHuman
    ChalkieTheHuman 7 months ago

    dinosaurs aren't reptiles

  • David Kissner
    David Kissner 7 months ago

    The militaristic Kardashian’s..... sounds about right

  • The Kentucky Mama Monica

    Wow... I watched Alf... I don't remember that episode and I'm very glad I don't... that was a TERRIBLE way to end the show... especially one that obviously had a very young audience... that was NOT well thought out... they never should have done it...

  • rillloudmother
    rillloudmother 7 months ago +15

    Darkest TV moment from the 80s: Dudley in his underwear in a bathtub at the bike shop with the maytag man.

    • Eazy Cheeze 1978
      Eazy Cheeze 1978 2 months ago

      Yep, Diff'rent Strokes went there. At least four times: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NightmareFuel/DiffrentStrokes

  • wildrose39
    wildrose39 8 months ago

    The Kardashian’s aliens are taking over the world hahaha!

  • crystal barry
    crystal barry 8 months ago

    allways will be ds9 fan. :)

  • Non-Pupolar Newsreel
    Non-Pupolar Newsreel 8 months ago

    Anti-gun rhetoric in the 90's courtesy of a production connected to Will Smith. Hmm go figure. The lefties really don't want the average Joe to be able to defend himself. Possibly because their overlords see us as chattel and boy would the farmer crap himself if a steer his leading to slaughter would pull out a 9mm Parabalum and demands to live.

  • TRU MAN
    TRU MAN 8 months ago

    They switch it up like that from funny to serious to showcase the a diverse range of talent so that the stars don't become typecast and have a career after the sitcom. This is evident with Steve urkel and his altar ego when he steps into the machine he invented. He unfortunately didn't transition as an adult star like will smith. He is kind off odd looking even when he's not urkel. Too many Urkels on your team that's why your Winslow.

  • Laurence Clifford
    Laurence Clifford 8 months ago

    Not sure if there's anything from the 90's worth salvaging pretty much garbage, DS9 sucked eggs.

  • Billy Bees
    Billy Bees 8 months ago

    Yep the Kardashian family is even immoral in the milky way

  • Phil Lewis
    Phil Lewis 8 months ago

    One that I remember the most is the series finale of Superman where Darkseid brainwashed Superman and used him to conquer entire planets before turning him against Earth. At the end of the two-parter, when Superman is back to normal and repels the invasion, Darkseid murders Dan Turpin in front of everyone before leaving, just to taunt Superman and ruin his victory.

  • Lex Luther
    Lex Luther 8 months ago

    wow im surprise batman animated series was in this selection.... but more episodes was darkier the 'over the edge'even superman animated series had few dark episodes...then m tv took over the dark... now look where we at..the whole world so dark barely see the sun

  • RadRich
    RadRich 8 months ago

    I think it was far darker when Captain Sisko made a whole planet uninhabitable for 50 years when he launched two quantum torpedoes with Trilithium exploding the resin in the atmosphere over a Maquis colony. thexvid.com/video/XGcAbI-4_io/video.html

  • Robin Greenhow
    Robin Greenhow 8 months ago

    Not the mama! 😁😁😁😁 Loved that show!!!

  • Starmadien2019
    Starmadien2019 8 months ago

    Am I the only one who remembers the after credits scene from The Dinosaurs where they wake up and turn on the TV to see Wheel of Fortune playing? The land had thawed out and was green and lush? I'm not the only person who remembers that am I?

  • Jerina Lelaj
    Jerina Lelaj 8 months ago

    Did I hear Kardashians in Star Trek???? They... Are...Everywhere!!! 😱😱😱😱