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We Want To Know Which Unexpectedly Dark Sitcom Moments Totally Shocked You

We don't talk about that episode...

TV sitcoms are usually a fun, lighthearted escape from the real world. Goofy parents, adorable kids, and classic laugh tracks — what's not to love?

Netflix

Occasionally though, a sitcom will get unexpectedly dark. Like, REALLY dark.

side eye monkey meme
YouTube

For example, on Diff'rent Strokes, when a bike store owner — a grown man — tried to take advantage of literal children Arnold and Dudley by inviting them to his apartment and giving them wine.

bike store owner: "How about some wine?"
NBC

Or on All in the Family, when a man pretending to be a police officer snuck into the house and assaulted Edith.

A man creeps behind an older woman who is on the phone
CBS

And of course, there was also that time on Boy Meets World when Shawn literally joined a cult.

An older man has his arms around Shawn, who stares blankly at Cory
Bravo

Tell us about an unexpectedly dark sitcom moment and WHY it shocked you. Your response could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post!