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19 Kids' TV Episodes So Terrifying, People Can't Believe They Actually Aired

Don't even talk to me about Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they think are the most terrifying TV episodes, and a lot of them were actually from kids' shows! Here are some of the most terrifying TV episodes people saw when they were kids.


1. Are You Afraid of the Dark?, "The Tale of Laughing in the Dark"

Zeebo the Clown

2. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series, "Mascot"

3. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series, "Really You"

4. Adventure Time, "No One Can Hear You"

The Deer licking one of the candy people and then Finn finds the candy people ina. sticky liquid

5. Boy Meets World, “And Then There Was Shawn”

the gang pointing at the blackboard, where "No one gets out alive!" is written in blood

6. Ren & Stimpy, "Jerry the Bellybutton Elf"

7. So Weird, "Gone Fishin'"

the sea creature with black eyes grabbing Annie's arm

8. Avatar: The Last Airbender, "The Puppetmaster"

9. SpongeBob SquarePants, "Graveyard Shift"

10. Salute Your Shorts, "Zeke the Plumber"

11. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, "The Ghost of Suite 613"

12. Avatar: The Last Airbender, "The Siege of the North, Part 2"

13. Hey Arnold!, "Haunted Train"

14. Courage the Cowardly Dog, "Freaky Fred"

15. Courage the Cowardly Dog, "King Ramses' Curse"

16. Hey Dude, "Ghost Stories"

a severed hand in a box

17. Mr. Meaty, "Moochmaster P."

Josh pulls the tapeworm from Parker's mouth with a fishing rod

18. Hey Arnold!, "Headless Cabbie"

19. And finally, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, "The Tale of Dead Man's Float"

the red corpse in the pool

Note: Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.