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18 Kids Shows That Had Some Seriously Fucked-Up Moments

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV moments from kid shows scared the crap out of them. Here are some of the moments that have scarred some of our readers for life!

1. When the ghost of King Ramses appeared on Courage the Cowardly Dog and demanded his slab back.

Cartoon Network

"Honestly? The majority of Courage the Cowardly Dog. But the scariest episode to me is when Eustace steals the Egyptian slab. It still creeps me out because that pharaoh shows up in the yard and is all like, 'Return the slab, return the slab, or suffer the consequences.' And then the locust and that creepy record!" —Samantha Moore, Facebook

2. Everything about Slappy the Dummy on Goosebumps.

20th Television

"Slappy the dummy from Goosebumps!!! He scared the hell out of me when I was little. His laugh and even just his voice gave me nightmares." —Bree Morgan, Facebook

3. When the purple slime monster doll, Gooey Gus, showed up on Ghostwriter.

PBS

"The 'Attack of the Slime Monster' episode of Ghostwriter. Dolls that move on their own always freaked me out and Gooey Gus' melting face was terrifying." —Sarah Cohen, Facebook

4. When Nosferatu flicks the lights on and off on SpongeBob SquarePants.

Nickelodeon

"Definitely the 'Graveyard Shift' episode of SpongeBob. The story Squidward told about the Hash-Slinging Slasher was scary enough, but at the very end when they flashed a clip of Nosferatu flickering the lights I would sprint the hell away from the TV. Good times." —justineh439e13e5f

5. When the evil ghost comes out of the pool in "The Tale of the Dead Man's Float" episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Nickelodeon

"Season 5, Episode 1 of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, 'The Tale of the Dead Man's Float.' That creepy, red zombie, ghost thing pops out of the water, YIKES!!! I love horror, but that episode of that KIDS show still gets me!" —kdrapes

6. When Sister Bear sees a green-eyed monster version of herself on the Berenstain Bears.

PBS

"There was this one episode of the Berenstain Bears where Sister Bear got jealous and this green version of herself appeared to personify her jealousy and it was scary as heck!" —adaira

7. When Timmy Turner brought his decaying dead gerbil back to life on Fairly Odd Parents.

Cartoon Network

"That one episode of Fairly Odd Parents where they brought Timmy's deceased pet, Eddie, back to life...I would run out of the room or dive for the remote whenever it came on! 😣" —Mady Oswald, Facebook

8. When the two kids get lost in Terror Tower in Goosebumps.

20th Television

"The episode of Goosebumps where the children get trapped in the castle and have to escape. When they finally get back to their hotel, no one knows who they are. That seriously shook me to the core." —Pittpatt

9. When One-Eyed Jack — the jackalope monster — chases and captures Buster, Babs, and Plucky on Tiny Toons Adventures.

Warner Bros. Television

"The Tiny Toons episode that parodied horror movies featured a demon reindeer [jackalope] that terrified me. I had nightmares about it." —deannab4d358bb7e

10. When Zim burned his eyes out in Invader Zim.

Nickelodeon

"That one episode of Invader Zim when Zim looked directly at the sun and his eyes got burned to crisps. For a straight WEEK after that, I didn’t look anywhere but at the ground whenever it got sunny outside!" —erinstar

11. Basically everything about the "Haunted Train" episode of Hey Arnold!

Nickelodeon

"The 'Haunted Train' episode of Hey Arnold! That had me fucked up for days. It didn't help that we lived near a train track." —Rainey Day, Facebook

12. When Gwen turns into a goblin in Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge.

Disney Channel

"I was watching Halloweentown II with the kids that I babysat and I was really struggling to be the brave one in the room when this thing came to life!" —malariedwards

13. When Esteban pretends to be possessed on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Disney Channel

"'The Ghost of Suite 613' episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; I always got creeped out when Esteban got 'possessed' by Irene. —Gwensauvage

14. When the Fright Hound walks out of the fire in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.

"The episode, 'Howl of the Fright Hound,' absolutely scarred my brother and I for LIFE. Brief synopsis: The town thinks that Scooby has turned and is attacking people, but it's actually a mechanical clone of him (think a dog Terminator) and they have to stop the machine before he kills everyone. In the climax of the episode, Scooby and Shaggy are running through a warehouse being chased by the robot dog when a fire starts and they think its killed him……but NOPE. They show the skin burning off of the robot and then out walks THIS BEAST OF PURE EVIL FROM THE FIRES OF HELL. THE SOURCE OF MY NIGHTMARES AND REASON I NEVER BOUGHT MECHANICAL DOG TOYS. I still can’t watch it to this day…and this picture terrifies me. The red eyes, the razor sharp teeth (that killed people) and the firey hell background. I hate this show." —skailyr

15. When Grandpa showed up as a zombie in Arnold's dream in Hey Arnold!

Nickelodeon

"That episode of Hey Arnold! where Arnold and Gerald stop being friends! Arnold has a dream of the future, when they’re both old men on the bus arguing and then they show the Grandpa's ghost/skeleton in the back of the bus saying, 'What did I tell you, short man? Eheheheheh' and then his jaw falls off!!! Way to scar me for life, Nickelodeon. OMG, I still cringe if I see that clip!" —Dana LeBlanc

16. When Angelica has a nightmare about having a baby brother on Rugrats.

Nickelodeon

"The giant ass baby that tortured Angelica in her dreams when she thought she was going to have a baby brother. It still haunts me to this day!" —veronikay2

17. When the fetus-like thing whispered, "You're not perfect" on Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Cartoon Network

"The fetus thing from Courage the Cowardly Dog. We can't pretend that shit never happened. I watched it for the first time when I was 16 and had nightmares about it for weeks." Rebekah Marie Byrd, Facebook

18. And finally, all of Disney Channel's original movie, Don't Look Under the Bed.

Disney Channel

"Literally the entire Don’t Look Under the Bed Disney movie. I don’t even know why Disney played that on their channel?!" —allym49c83eea4

CORRECTION

The Disney Channel movie in #18 was mistitled in a previous version of this post. Thanks to the commenters for pointing out the error!

Please note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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