17 Sitcom Moments That Were So Dark, They Caught People Completely Off Guard

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    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community which unexpectedly dark sitcom moments took them by surprise. Here are some of their responses:

    Warning: Spoilers ahead!

    Note: Some of the following contain mentions of suicide, sexual assault, pedophilia, racism, and other sensitive topics.

    1. On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, when Will's dad left him again.

    Will says he'll be a better father than his dad ever was, breaks down

    2. On Superstore, when Mateo was deported.

    Mateo says, "it's okay, it's over" and leaves with ICE while everyone watches

    3. On Smart Guy, when T.J. and Melissa met a guy on the internet who turned out to be a pedophile.

    guy tells T.J. and Melissa they can come back to his basement any time they want, just not to tell their parents

    4. On The Golden Girls, when Sophia's friend Martha revealed that she was planning on killing herself.

    Martha: "I guess it's time to go, you'll hold my hand?"

    5. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when Terry was a victim of racial profiling in his own neighborhood.

    Terry says he wasn't a cop when he was stopped the other day, he was a Black man a "dangerous" Black man

    6. On Diff'rent Strokes, when a bike store owner kidnapped Arnold and his friends (literal children), gave them wine, and tried to take advantage of them.

    bike store owner offers them wine and has them undress

    7. On Boy Meets World, when Cory's mom gave birth prematurely and it was unknown if the baby would survive.

    Cory's dad says they don't know if the baby will survive

    8. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when Rosa had to respond to an active shooter situation.

    Captain Holt hears Rosa on dispatch

    9. On The Facts of Life, when one of Blair's classmates killed herself.

    the girls hear the news of Cynthia's death

    10. On All in the Family, when Gloria had a miscarriage.

    Gloria says she "didn't do a very good job"

    11. On Boy Meets World, when Topanga's professor made inappropriate sexual advances toward her.

    Stuart tells Topanaga he finds her attractive and they're "going to get to know each other better"

    12. On Full House, when D.J. tried to starve herself to lose weight for a pool party.

    D.J. says she wants to look like models

    13. On Growing Pains, when Carol's boyfriend drove drunk and died.

    Carol finds out Sandy died, she says that's "impossible"

    14. On Friends, when Monica and Chandler found out that they were unable to have kids.

    Chandler says Monica is "a mother without a baby"

    15. On That's So Raven, when Raven had a vision that the store owner wouldn't hire her because she's Black.

    "The truth is, I don't hire Black people"

    16. On Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, when Rebecca attempted suicide on the plane.

    Rebecca sees the "help" sign flashing on the plane as she overdoses, "I need help"

    17. And finally, the ending of M*A*S*H, when it was revealed that the "chicken" was actually a baby.

    Got a dark sitcom moment that didn't make this list? Tell us in the comments.

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.