The Darkest TV Moments From The 90s


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  • Grunge
    Grunge  9 months ago +23

    Which other 90s shows went unexpectedly dark?

    • Ajunta
      Ajunta 20 days 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.

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      TheDancingDope _ 26 days ago


    • varškėsapkepas
      varškėsapkepas Month ago

      Scarecrow made you dream it

    • Stefano Pavone
      Stefano Pavone 2 months ago +1

      Red Dwarf - Season 6, Episode 6: "Out of Time" - the finale in which the main characters are seemingly killed by their future counterparts (and was originally intended to be the final episode).

    • David Hurley
      David Hurley 2 months ago +1

      +Aaron Castellanos And Then There Was Shawn episode - remember when everyone gets killed off? Scared the shit out of me!

  • Rasheik Bailey
    Rasheik Bailey 3 days 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 8 days ago

    good compilation

  • Julie Porter
    Julie Porter 11 days ago

    Dinosaurs is probably the gutsiest most ballsy ending ever

  • Larry Ballenger
    Larry Ballenger 14 days ago

    Pure trash!

  • Marc B.
    Marc B. 16 days 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 22 days ago +1

    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 26 days ago +1

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

  • version2media
    version2media Month ago

    boy meets world had several too

  • Jonathan Lehmann
    Jonathan Lehmann Month ago

    it's not that where just going to disapear

  • Judge Dredd
    Judge Dredd Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • Ashley Wright
    Ashley Wright Month ago

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

  • MadMax382
    MadMax382 Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month 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

    Yup, buncha anti gun BS.

  • JohnACorp782
    JohnACorp782 Month ago

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

  • Leo Getz
    Leo Getz Month 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

  • Spiralofhope
    Spiralofhope Month ago +1

    Transformers. A movie so dark is spilled into the shows.

  • I am Jacks' angry left testicle

    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 - 2 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 Month 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 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • EveryPixelCounts
    EveryPixelCounts 2 months ago

    DS9 is Star Trek at it's best

  • Mike McBrine
    Mike McBrine 2 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 2 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 2 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 28 days ago +1

      Derb Gentler - Great episode!

  • Mongo Menagerie
    Mongo Menagerie 2 months ago

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

  • SuicideDog
    SuicideDog 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • Robert Clolery
    Robert Clolery 2 months ago

    Not a chamber , a cylinder.

  • Joshua Leblanc
    Joshua Leblanc 2 months ago

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

  • M
    M 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • Dr. Who
    Dr. Who 3 months ago

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

  • k Maz
    k Maz 3 months ago

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

  • Una's Gaming Channel
    Una's Gaming Channel 3 months ago +1

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

  • Brian O'Kongkohr
    Brian O'Kongkohr 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • G C
    G C 3 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 3 months ago

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

    • Mackey -
      Mackey - 2 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 3 months ago

    Proved; those who have powers over others existence wins


    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 3 months ago

    dinosaurs aren't reptiles

  • David Kissner
    David Kissner 3 months ago

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

  • Monica ky mama
    Monica ky mama 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago +2

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

  • wildrose39
    wildrose39 3 months ago

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

  • crystal barry
    crystal barry 3 months ago

    allways will be ds9 fan. :)

  • Non-Pupolar Newsreel
    Non-Pupolar Newsreel 3 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 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Billy Bees
    Billy Bees 4 months ago

    Yep the Kardashian family is even immoral in the milky way

  • Phil Lewis
    Phil Lewis 4 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 4 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 4 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.

  • Robin Greenhow
    Robin Greenhow 4 months ago

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

  • Starmadien2019
    Starmadien2019 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • No Problem!
    No Problem! 4 months ago

    Damn the Kardashian's are evening in star track

  • Dewi Lew
    Dewi Lew 4 months ago

    I was hoping that the episode of Ghostwriter with that giant purple bubble gum monster would have made the list. I guess that was only terrifying to children though.

  • Dewi Lew
    Dewi Lew 4 months ago

    Batman was great in the 90s

  • James Ruth
    James Ruth 4 months ago

    You say "pun not intended" when it is indeed an accidental pun... Not when you've stated the phrase in an intentionally punny way. 💁

  • Annelee Klein
    Annelee Klein 4 months ago

    I loves the dinosaurs

  • Pao Xiong
    Pao Xiong 4 months ago

    My childhood

  • Blah b
    Blah b 4 months ago +3

    Wait, she killed a bunch of Kardashians? Medals! Medals for Kira!

  • Erika Figueroa
    Erika Figueroa 4 months ago

    I was just traumatized with the Alf ending!!! I think I completely erased that from my memory!!!

  • Aaron Humphrey
    Aaron Humphrey 5 months ago

    21 jump street had a few darkly serious episodes.. like the high school kid who catches AIDS his first time out , and becomes a suicidal outcast..

  • factinator33
    factinator33 5 months ago

    How about the MASH final finale!!!!
    Talk about a disappointment, what the fuk

  • Hardy Boy
    Hardy Boy 5 months ago

    Don't forget 'Growing Pains' the episode where Carols new boyfriend (played by Matthew Perry of Friends) died after a drunk driving accident with Carol in the car. They got him to the hospital and Carol saw and spoke to him and things looked good, but when she arrived home Mike got the call that he passed away and told her as she stepped in the house.

  • Steven Kim
    Steven Kim 5 months ago

    I knew it. The Kardashians are evil.

  • Dominique Thomas
    Dominique Thomas 5 months ago

    I remember that chapter of Fresh Prince, it took a long time for the censorship in my country to let the TV channels shows that chapter and I remember my parents saw that chapter with my sis and I and used that chapter to explain to us the dangers of guns, how violence create more violence and to never have guns...
    This show has several chapters that were educational about many things like racism (when a member of the family wanted to marry a white guy), responsabilities, family problems, abandon from a family member, etc...
    I also remember a lot the one with the car, where Uncle Phil defended Will in court...
    There were also many social issues, like once Jazz was badly judged because how he is, like a bad influence or criminal!!!
    I really loved Fresh Prince of Bel Air, it was funny, but it didn't hide the dark side of society!!!

  • Phil M
    Phil M 5 months ago +3

    I don't care what anyone says. 'Star Trek : Deep Space 9' is my favourite of all the Star Trek series. Definitely the darkest of the Star Trek franchise 👍☺👍

    • Primalxbeast
      Primalxbeast 4 months ago +1

      Phil M The darkest and the funniest.

  • Demon Rat
    Demon Rat 5 months ago

    Damn Kardashian’s

  • brucenatelee
    brucenatelee 5 months ago

    4:27 Dayamn, Kanye. You fucked up!

  • 56postoffice
    56postoffice 5 months ago

    I remember that *Fresh Prince* episode. That was pretty grim, alright. But I didn't know *A.L.F* ended like that!! That used come on over here in the UK on ITV. As for *DS9*? Best out of the Star Trek spin offs.

  • lee Roberts
    lee Roberts 5 months ago

    Wasnt Earl Sinclair the name of the guy from family matters

    • b scar
      b scar 4 months ago

      Carl Winslow was the father in Family Matters.

  • Popo Bawa
    Popo Bawa 5 months ago

    TV is for people who cannot afford the other letters in the word "television"!

  • liselautenbacher
    liselautenbacher 5 months ago

    4:23 [...] Planet Bajor - which has only recently been freed from decades of cruel occupation by the militaristic Kardashians? Sounds like Earth.

  • killajay26
    killajay26 5 months ago +1

    Seasons 4-7 of Deep Space Nine is still some of the best tv ever made. Nana Visitor(Major Kira) was such a cutie in those days and still is pretty attractive today.

  • steveN111333
    steveN111333 5 months ago

    4:26 I thought he said "Kardashians" !

  • SchokoIadenonkel
    SchokoIadenonkel 5 months ago

    There is one I always remember, the scene from the wonder years where a friend of the main protagonists "douchy" older brother comes back from nam and has a breakdown and the "douchy" guy hugs and comforts him. Here's the scene for anyone interested:

  • Sargonarhes
    Sargonarhes 5 months ago +1

    Babylon 5 got way darker than DS9 could ever even hope to. You had Lt. Susan Ivanova bothered by her past of her mother that took her own life, and a father that she had troubles with. Garidaldi a former alcoholic with a checkered past. Commander Sinclair that survived the Earth/Minbari War but was missing for the last 24 hours of that war and couldn't remember what happened. And Captain Sheridan, the loss of his wife and eventually has to deal with a Earth government grow more and more totalitarian, only to die on a world he was warned about go to. Throw all this in with the Narn/Centauri War, the Shadow War, the history of the Dilgar War and eventual war to take out Earth usurper President Clark. B5 was as dark as they come.

  • johnmburt1960
    johnmburt1960 5 months ago

    We knew the ultimate fate of the *_Dinosaurs_* from that name, "Earl (oil) Sinclair (the oil company with a dinosaur logo)".

  • Downtown Redneck: Roleplaying and Gaming

    Surprised you didn't go with the Wire instead of the Darkness and the Light from Deep Space Nine.
    It has a person with a futuristic morpheme addiction, horrible stories from Elim about the murder of children and a man's psyche being destroyed.

  • Julie Porter
    Julie Porter 5 months ago

    If they mention Over the Edge then they should mention Gargoyles' Future Tense. Similarly dark and deal with death of other characters, and the it's all a dream ending and I believe they did theirs not too long before Batman.

  • Derek Placeholder
    Derek Placeholder 5 months ago

    death of Maddy on Twin Peaks? Still the darkest thing I've seen on TV and I watch WestWorld.

  • Leinad R.
    Leinad R. 5 months ago

    You completly forgot Gargoyles....

  • Ion Ymous
    Ion Ymous 5 months ago

    uh... with ALF you weren't forced to imagine him tortures by the government. 99.999% of the population is sane enough to realize it's a TV show and got canceled, and that's not were the show would have gone. dumb.

  • jamesbulldogmiller
    jamesbulldogmiller 5 months ago

    I don't even remember the Dinosaurs show...
    I'm sure I never watched a single episode.

  • Christopher Marshall
    Christopher Marshall 5 months ago

    Family matters turn into a horror story when everything turn into Steve Erkal show.

  • HeliRy
    HeliRy 5 months ago

    DS9 was an awesome series, arguably the best. The thing that kept me coming back time after time though.... Kira's bum lol.

  • sexobscura
    sexobscura 5 months ago

    I'm pretty sure *Twin Peaks* was in the 90s and *extremely violent*

  • MsSilentsiren
    MsSilentsiren 5 months ago

    Are they saying "Kardashian" during the bit about Deep Space Nine...or something else?

  • Seemor Disillusioned
    Seemor Disillusioned 5 months ago

    "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" introduced the world to Will Smith ???? Sure, its not like he had a top 10 hit song prior to the series or doesn't "Parents just don't understand" count ? As far as DS9 , considering they cant figure out what punishment a collaborator was due or even what constituted collaboration kinda blows the crap out of any moral high ground the Bajorans might have had since most of them did aid the Cardassians at one point or another during the occupation .

  • sabin97
    sabin97 5 months ago

    the difference between freedom fighter and terrorist is simple.
    if they win they get the title freedom fighter, if they lose they get called terrorists.
    look at nelson mandela vs oscar lopez.
    or washington and his rich slave owner buddiers and their lackes vs palestine.

  • Eric Rowland
    Eric Rowland 5 months ago +1

    Go look again at the final episode of M.A.S.H., and tell me again how dark the 90's got.