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10 Children's Shows That Scarred You As A Child

Sometimes as a child you'll see something that stays with you the rest of your life. Thanks television!

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  • 1. You Can't Say That On Television

    This show made everyone hate the school cafeteria even more than they already did. It also made me pack my lunch for the rest of my life.

  • 2. The Powerpuff Girls

    Admittedly, this show was a relatively normal kids program. But I'll just say this clip is how my parents may or may not have explained President Clinton's affair to using this clip.

  • 3. Rocko's Modern Life

    Now don't get me wrong, I loved Rocko's Modern Life just as much as the next kid, but this show had some preeettttyy questionable moments. I mean, I know this scene is all LOLs, but it's pretty clearly gay bashing for children.

  • 4. Cow and Chicken

    This Cartoon Network show had so much WTF it's hard to say which episodes didn't creep me out as a kid.

  • 5. Doctor Who

    Dr. Who still makes me hide behind my couch.

  • 6. Courage the Cowardly Dog

    Courage the Cowardly Dog was like a bad acid trip for children. That creepy sitar music haunts me to this day.

  • 7. Barney and Friends

    This song on repeat is terrifying. And the fact that I had this on all the time is probably why I have problems saying "I love you" to anyone.

  • 8. Are You Afraid of the Dark

    Because of AYAD, I have a crippling fear of clowns. But that could also be attributed to my great-grandmother's extensive clown collection. Both these were equally scarring.

  • 9. Ren and Stimpy

    This show scared the shit out of me as a kid. It scared the shit out of me and I still watched it. Thank you for making me a child masochist!

  • 10. Teletubbies

    Just...everything about this show.