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    Apr 29, 2020

    35 Things That Made Every Old Millennial Into The Extremely Weird Person They Are Today

    The '80s truly were the wild west for what passed as appropriate kid content.

    1. The episode of Punky Brewster where Cherie almost died after being locked in the abandoned fridge:

    NBC

    2. And the two-part "The Perils of Punky" Punky Brewster Halloween episode that was all sorts of creepy:

    NBC

    3. The anti-smoking PSA that was done by the cast of Cats:

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    4. All the creepy looking puppets in Genesis' "Land of Confusion" music video:

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    5. McDonald's Mac Tonight commercials, which really made you not want to eat there:

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    6. Disney's made-for-TV movie Mr. Boogedy:

    Disney

    7. When Peter Gabriel begins to fall apart in his "Sledgehammer" music video:

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    8. The stressful AF Diet Pepsi commercial that featured Michael J. Fox almost dying trying to get some soda:

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    9. Every single freaky scenario in McGruff the Crime Dog commercials:

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    10. The Drug-Free America commercial that featured a girl diving into an empty pool:

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    11. The scene in The Land Before Time where Littlefoot's mom dies:

    Universal Pictures

    12. ABC's Weekend Special: The Red Room Riddle, which was basically a horror movie that got shown on a Saturday morning:

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    13. Rio two-timing Jerrica with her alter-ego Jem (which is kind of a mindfuck in retrospect):

    Shout! Factory

    14. The disturbing moment when Carol Channing's White Queen turned into a sheep and let out a weird shriek in Alice Through the Looking Glass:

    CBS

    15. The old lady saying, "I've fallen, and I can't get up!" in the Life Alert commercial:

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    16. Judge Doom's terrifying reveal in Who Framed Roger Rabbit:

    Disney

    17. The moment when Michael Jackson turned around at the end of the music video for "Thriller" and revealed he had yellow eyes:

    Sony Music

    18. The Clapper commercial, 'cause the jingle for it would haunt you for days whenever you heard it:

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    19. Large Marge in Pee-wee's Big Adventure:

    Warner Bros.

    20. The scene in Return to Oz where Princess Mombi takes Dorothy into her closet full of heads:

    Disney

    21. Optimus Prime’s unexpected death in Transformers: The Movie:

    Rhino

    22. When Fievel realized he was lost in An American Tail:

    Universal Pictures

    23. The scene where Will Halloway watches himself get guillotined in Something Wicked This Way Comes:

    Disney

    24. The scene in Poltergeist where the clown doll underneath the bed comes to life:

    Warner Bros.

    25. Gmork from The Neverending Story, who was basically every deep-down fear you had of dogs, personified.

    Warner Bros.

    26. The ThunderCats being naked in the first episode:

    Warner Bros. Television

    27. Big Bird being painted blue and depressed in Follow That Bird:

    Warner Bros,

    28. The creepy robots and mannequins in the music video for Herbie Hancock's "Rockit":

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    29. The demon-looking alien in Mac and Me:

    Orion Pictures

    30. The Noid, who was just plain terrifying:

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    31. Kate's monologue in Gremlins on why she doesn't celebrate Christmas:

    Warner Bros.

    32. The snake drug dealer that appeared at the end of the Drug-Free America commercial:

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    33. Slim Goodbody and his inside out body:

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    34. Barth from You Can't Do That on Television; you literally could get food poisoning by just watching his segments:

    Viacom

    35. And finally, the theme song to Unsolved Mysteries:

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