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    Updated on Sep 22, 2020. Posted on Apr 15, 2020

    23 Unexpectedly Dark Kids' TV Show Moments You Probably Never Saw Coming

    "The truth is, I don't hire black people."

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which unexpectedly dark TV show moments truly shocked them. Here are the wild results.

    Warning: Some of these submissions include stories about eating disorders and child abuse.

    1. In That's So Raven, when Raven had a vision that the racist storeowner wouldn't hire her because she was black.

    Disney Channel

    2. In Full House, when D.J. started starving herself because she wanted to look like the models in magazines before going to Kimmy's pool party.

    ABC

    3. In Diff'rent Strokes, when the bike store owner tried to take advantage of Arnold and Dudley, served them wine, and even showed them naked pictures of himself.

    ABC

    4. In Boy Meets World, when Shawn joined a cult because he felt really lonely and out of place.

    5. In Smart Guy, when T.J. met up with a stranger from an online chatroom, and the guy turned out to be a pedophile.

    The WB

    6. In Hey, Arnold!, when Helga went to a psychologist and opened up about how much her overbearing dad and alcoholic mother neglected her.

    Nickelodeon

    7. In Punky Brewster, when Cherie got trapped in the old fridge during hide-and-seek and stopped breathing, but Allen couldn't perform CPR because he didn't pay attention in class.

    8. In Lizzie McGuire, when Miranda started skipping meals because she wanted to lose weight before filming a music video.

    Disney Channel

    9. In Saved by the Bell, when Jessie felt overworked and got addicted to caffeine pills.

    NBC

    10. In Family Matters, when Eddie was pulled over for no reason by racist cops, and Carl confronted them.

    11. In The Proud Family, when Penny lived with a Muslim family for a week as part of a school project, and their house was vandalized.

    Disney Channel

    12. In Hey, Arnold!, when Mr. Hyunh revealed that he spent the last 20 years looking for his daughter after they were separated during the Vietnam War.

    Nickelodeon

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    13. In Home Improvement, when the doctors thought Randy might have cancer.

    ABC

    14. In Full House, when Stephanie was working on a school project with Charles, and he revealed that his father regularly beat him.

    ABC

    15. In Family Matters, when a racist student spray-painted the n-word on Laura's locker and anonymously gave her a note that said, "Go back to Africa."

    16. In Saved by the Bell, when Zack started dating a girl who turned out to be homeless, and her father collapsed and almost died of starvation in the mall.

    ABC

    17. In Boy Meets World, when Shawn's dad had a second heart attack and died immediately after promising that he'd always be there for Shawn.

    ABC

    18. In Growing Pains, when Sandy was drinking and driving, got into a car crash, and unexpectedly died from internal bleeding.

    ABC

    19. In Dinosaurs, when Robbie took steroids because he wanted to bulk up and impress his crush before the school dance.

    ABC

    20. In Diff'rent Strokes, when Sam was kidnapped by a man whose son recently died.

    ABC

    21. In Full House, when Kimmy tried driving home while drunk, and D.J. literally fought her for the keys and said that her mom died because of a drunk driver.

    ABC

    22. In That's So Raven, when Raven's dress was chosen to be featured in a magazine, but they photoshopped her face onto a skinnier model's body.

    Disney Channel

    23. And in 8 Simple Rules, when John Ritter's real-life death was written into the show, and Bridget revealed that the last thing she said to her father was "I hate you."

    ABC

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