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Can We Take A Moment To Acknowledge How Creepy Kid's Shows Were In The '90s?

Because we are still afraid of the dark...

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The '90s were a great time to be a kid.

Fox

And while the decade had plenty of cheesy shows, it also had a hell of a lot of creepy ones.

20th Century Fox

There was Aaahh! Real Monsters!

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon

A show about three dump-dwelling monsters, one of which is clearly a pubey scrotum? The kids'll love it!

Goosebumps...

Fox

Goddammit, Carly Beth! What have you become?!

and Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Nickleodeon
Nickelodeon

The answer is yes. Because of this show, yes.

Do you remember Bump in the Night?

ABC
ABC

This was a Saturday morning cartoon. Children were expected to wake up actually wanting to see these globular horrors.

Legends of the Hidden Temple temple guards haunted kids dreams...

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon

A game show where children compete to race through a rickety building and avoid being caught by grown men hiding in the darkness. What a fucking metaphor.

and Beakman's World made science nauseating.

TLC

What demon child found execs and said, "Guys, the only feasible way for me to learn science, is if it's yelled at me by a giant man in a rat suit"?

With shows like So Weird...

Disney

We all wanted to be Fiona... just without any of those spooky-ass responsibilities.

and Eerie, Indiana...

NBC
NBC

NBC

Sweet Tobey Maguire's ghost!

it's a miracle we got any sleep before Y2K.

So, what do you think?

  1. Was children's TV programming exceptionally dark in the '90s?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    No way! There's nothing scary about these shows.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Absolutely! Kid's TV shows are much lighter nowadays.
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Was children's TV programming exceptionally dark in the '90s?
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    No way! There's nothing scary about these shows.
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    Absolutely! Kid's TV shows are much lighter nowadays.

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