Kids shows tend to be full of whimsy and wonder, but sometimes they can sidewind us and get extremely dark out of nowhere. Even Disney can get in on this. We don't always realize it as kids, but looking back on it, a lot of these moments are pretty messed up. Let's look at a few!
1) Rugrats - Making Chocolate Pudding
When Angelica "breaks her leg" and has to stay with the Pickles family, she starts making all sorts of ridiculous requests. The biggest, of course, is asking for chocolate pudding at 4 AM.
I think we can all relate to that last line, but still, wow.
2) Hey Arnold! - Depression and Alcoholism
There's a surprising amount of dark moments in Hey Arnold! Helga and her family in particular seem to be at the center of all of it, as Miriam Patacki seems to be something of a depressed alcoholic.
3) Spongebob Squarepants - Boredom
The times when Squidward gets bored are probably just a little too real for a lot of adults who watched this with their kids.
4) Toy Story - Sid's Toys
When Buzz and Woody get capture by Sid, a troubled child who likes to torture toys, we get to see some of the horrific results of what he does. They all turn out to be friendly of course, but still, pretty unsettling.