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22 Times Teen Dramas Reallyyyy Stepped Out Of Their Lane

I didn't hate all these, but...did they need to happen?

Teen dramas are campy, overdramatic, and fun.

But every once in a while they step out of their lane and do something that's just...odd.

1. Like when One Tree Hill pretended it was It's a Wonderful Life.

2. Or when it gave Nathan a coma dream about what would've happened if Dan had chosen Karen and not Deb.

3. Similarly, when The O.C. gave Ryan a coma dream where he'd never moved in with the Cohens.

4. When One Tree Hill had a couple episodes in a weird dream state where ghost Clay and Quinn watched themselves struggling to live.

5. And when it had an episode inexplicably set in the 1920s.

6. Similarly, when Pretty Little Liars had a "noir" episode in black and white.

7. When Pretty Little Liars had Ali get haunted by Mona's ghost.

8. And randomly had the ghostly twin from one of Ali's stories show up at Hanna's house??

9. When Pretty Little Liars decided to introduce psychic visions and a haunted town.

10. Similarly, when Riverdale dabbled in the supernatural in Season 3.

11. When Riverdale had Archie kill himself in a dream world.

12. When Riverdale turned into a musical without actually putting on a musical.

13. When Riverdale ripped off The Breakfast Club.

14. And when Gossip Girl ripped off Valley Girl.

15. When Gossip Girl put on a Lady Gaga musical.

Lady Gaga performing on a stage in a red dress

16. And when Gossip Girl thought it was a Hitchcock film.

17. When the The Vampire Diaries turned into Groundhog Day.

18. When The Vampire Diaries flashed back to Ancient Greece.

19. When Teen Wolf brought back Crystal Reed to play her ancestor in flashbacks to the 1700s.

20. When Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed what would've happened if Buffy hadn't moved to Sunnydale.

21. And when Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a demon that made them all act like the show was a musical.

Did I miss any? What were other teen drama episodes or storylines that were just so out of place and random? Let me know in the comments!

If you'd like to check out more alternate universe episodes, TV Tropes helped remind me of a few!