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  Yıl önce +38

    Which other 90s shows went unexpectedly dark?

    • Vanessa Stegall
      Vanessa Stegall 14 gün önce

      Jesse’s Song. Pill addiction

    • Miguel Corcoles
      Miguel Corcoles Aylar önce

      Courge the cowardly dog show

    • BelievingRebel
      BelievingRebel Aylar önce

      Susan’s death on “Seinfeld” was played for laughs, but George’s subsequent actions and reactions (or lack thereof) bordered on psychotic. He only seemed to have regrets about his fiancée’s death after he learned how rich Susan had been.

    • Harvey Abel
      Harvey Abel 2 aylar önce

      +Mark Lewis It was "A..My Name is Alex" and it says a lot that I remember that after all these years.

    • HachiZenki
      HachiZenki 2 aylar önce

      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.

  • Joseph Meador
    Joseph Meador 9 gün önce

    Dinosaurs was so good. That last episode gave me the feels hard

    THEGREAT GEEKSBY 10 gün önce

    Kira is the face of this video and they use that dark episode....then don’t say anything about what that whole episode was about and what that dude was about to do to her on that table. Who is the PG-13 company sponsoring them?

  • Akihito007
    Akihito007 13 gün önce

    Yea Will gets shot in a robbery but Carlton is the stupid one for trying to defend himself by using his 2nd amendment rights?!? The criminal sure didnt mind using a gun to try and murder Carlton but guess owning a gun is worse than self defense to liberals.

  • Name Less
    Name Less 14 gün önce

    you think DS had brutall messagess?
    how aboutthe original B5? take your pick - betreyall, war, misconceptions, choice, faith, hate, loayality, addiction all of that and much more

  • amy clarke
    amy clarke 27 gün önce

    dpoba 90s ws😣hgu

  • Joel Baldwin
    Joel Baldwin Aylar önce

    The Kardashians started on a Star Trek show? Who knew Star Trek was ever that frightening!

  • David Smith
    David Smith Aylar önce +1

    My God family matters was annoying as fuck!

  • dumpsky
    dumpsky Aylar önce

    uhm... what about 'millenium' 1996-1999, huh?

  • TheBushdoctor68
    TheBushdoctor68 Aylar önce

    The darkest moment in Family Matters was when a young adult uses a kid's voice and dresses like a kid in order to appeal to kids.
    If it wasn't for a tv-show, you'd get arrested for it.

  • TheOldAmerica
    TheOldAmerica Aylar önce +1

    OMG THAT BATMAN EPISODE MESSED ME UP😂 I was so confused as a little 9 year old

  • Tom Servo
    Tom Servo Aylar önce +1

    5:34: Will Smith was a famous hip hop artist BEFORE the TV show. The show didn't introduce the world to Will Smith. Seriously , stop thinking the world didn't exist before this episode's writer was born.

  • Robyn Vorsa
    Robyn Vorsa Aylar önce +1

    Deep Space 9 was one of the best shows on TV.

  • Ptah Stardust
    Ptah Stardust Aylar önce

    Robo Steve was scarier to me than Stevil lol

  • Jay Cliinuy
    Jay Cliinuy Aylar önce

    "Old-fashioned," thanks!

  • Benjamin Sheridan
    Benjamin Sheridan Aylar önce


  • Tyson Weissenfluh-Wilson

    In real Batman Barbra’s crippled by joker

  • Shane's World
    Shane's World Aylar önce +1

    4:42 piney from sons of anarchy

    ANDREW KNIGHT Aylar önce +2


  • CM M
    CM M 2 aylar önce

    Hangin with Mr Cooper. Increase the Peace. Dark episode S4E12

  • Leen Al mulla
    Leen Al mulla 2 aylar önce

    i think uncle's voice is scarier

  • Mark Green
    Mark Green 2 aylar önce +2

    They should reboot Alf that would be cool

    • Paul Austin
      Paul Austin 2 aylar önce

      "Remember Alf? He's back, but in pog form."

  • meltman818 ruiz
    meltman818 ruiz 2 aylar önce

    May 14 jeez

    BLUE MOXIE 2 aylar önce

    The shows WERE epic AND the bar of greatness

  • Ty Smith
    Ty Smith 2 aylar önce

    There is an ALF tv movie from 1996 that concludes the story. Once again " grunge" got it wrong. They always get things wrong or they just completely rip off someone's idea. I f@#$ing hate " grunge"

    • Jenna Leigh's Beauty Slam
      Jenna Leigh's Beauty Slam Aylar önce

      But...they literally say that there is a movie that concludes the story. Maybe if you listen instead of looking for reasons to bitch and whine.....

  • super geeky
    super geeky 2 aylar önce

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

  • WakingOHIOMama 91
    WakingOHIOMama 91 2 aylar önce

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

  • MeganKoumori
    MeganKoumori 2 aylar önce +27

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


    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 2 aylar önce

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

  • Toni San Clemente
    Toni San Clemente 2 aylar önce

    Satanwood exposed

  • Lissa Love
    Lissa Love 3 aylar önce

    I love Will Smith! 💕❤️💕

  • Dee Banks
    Dee Banks 3 aylar önce

    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 3 aylar önce

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

  • NoWay Jose
    NoWay Jose 3 aylar önce

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

  • Erik Bailey
    Erik Bailey 3 aylar önce

    Seriously? No Buffy?

  • 👿GiriGirl👿
    👿GiriGirl👿 3 aylar önce +1

    Dan, the father from Roseanne dying....

  • Raimar Lunardi
    Raimar Lunardi 4 aylar önce +2

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

  • JaybayJay
    JaybayJay 4 aylar önce


  • darthdude
    darthdude 4 aylar önce

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

  • Dest Raw
    Dest Raw 4 aylar önce

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

  • Linda Bishop
    Linda Bishop 4 aylar önce

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

  • MyRegardsToTheDodo
    MyRegardsToTheDodo 4 aylar önce

    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 4 aylar önce

    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 4 aylar önce

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

  • t smith
    t smith 4 aylar önce

    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 4 aylar önce

    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 4 aylar önce

    Dinosaurs were not reptiles.

  • Brian Miller
    Brian Miller 4 aylar önce

    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 4 aylar önce

    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 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 4 aylar önce

    Pretty good video.

  • Adam Mangler
    Adam Mangler 4 aylar önce

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

  • אריאל גולני
    אריאל גולני 4 aylar önce


  • Vrees
    Vrees 4 aylar önce

    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 4 aylar önce

    Nana Visitor

  • John Bower
    John Bower 4 aylar önce

    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 4 aylar önce

    Not a big fan of Star Trek but DS9 was amazing

  • WTDS Channel 13
    WTDS Channel 13 5 aylar önce +2

    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 5 aylar önce

    I watched this because of Major Kira

  • WonderWhatHappened
    WonderWhatHappened 5 aylar önce

    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 5 aylar önce

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

    • Drew Lovelyhell
      Drew Lovelyhell 4 aylar önce

      Oh, my mistake.. I was thinking of Tasha Yar from The Next Generation...

    • NorthForkFisherman
      NorthForkFisherman 4 aylar önce


  • Lurker1979
    Lurker1979 6 aylar önce

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

  • Mark T.
    Mark T. 6 aylar önce

    I can't believe anybody actually watched this crap.

  • Nighthawk
    Nighthawk 6 aylar önce +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 6 aylar önce

    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 6 aylar önce

    good compilation

  • Julie Porter
    Julie Porter 6 aylar önce

    Dinosaurs is probably the gutsiest most ballsy ending ever

  • Larry Ballenger
    Larry Ballenger 6 aylar önce

    Pure trash!

  • Marc B.
    Marc B. 6 aylar önce

    '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 6 aylar önce +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 7 aylar önce +1

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

  • version2media
    version2media 7 aylar önce

    boy meets world had several too

  • Jonathan Lehmann
    Jonathan Lehmann 7 aylar önce

    it's not that where just going to disapear

  • Judge Dredd
    Judge Dredd 7 aylar önce

    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 7 aylar önce +2

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

  • Ashley Wright
    Ashley Wright 7 aylar önce

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

  • MadMax382
    MadMax382 7 aylar önce

    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 7 aylar önce

      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 7 aylar önce

    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 7 aylar önce

    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 7 aylar önce

    Yup, buncha anti gun BS.

  • JohnACorp782
    JohnACorp782 7 aylar önce

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

  • Leo Getz
    Leo Getz 7 aylar önce

    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
    tall, dork and hungsome 8 aylar önce

    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 - 8 aylar önce +3

    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 8 aylar önce +1

      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 8 aylar önce

    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 8 aylar önce

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

  • EveryPixelCounts
    EveryPixelCounts 8 aylar önce

    DS9 is Star Trek at it's best

  • Mike McBrine
    Mike McBrine 8 aylar önce

    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 8 aylar önce

    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 8 aylar önce

    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 7 aylar önce +1

      Derb Gentler - Great episode!

  • Cameron Nolands
    Cameron Nolands 8 aylar önce

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

  • SuicideDog
    SuicideDog 9 aylar önce

    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 9 aylar önce

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

  • Robert Clolery
    Robert Clolery 9 aylar önce

    Not a chamber , a cylinder.

  • Joshua Leblanc
    Joshua Leblanc 9 aylar önce

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

  • M
    M 9 aylar önce

    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 9 aylar önce

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

  • Dr Who
    Dr Who 9 aylar önce

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

  • k Maz
    k Maz 9 aylar önce

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