Top 10 Unexpectedly Dark Episodes in Kids’ Cartoons

  • Опубликовано: 17 июн 2018
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    Well, these TV episodes were awfully dark for a kid’s cartoon. For this list, we’ll be looking at episodes of kids’ cartoons with dark elements that were mostly uncharacteristic to the rest of the series. We’re also taking into consideration how messed up the plot of the episode was and will be excluding anime. Our list includes episodes from TV shows like Phineas and Ferb, The Powerpuff Girls, Young Justice, Invader Zim, Adventure Time, and more. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Unexpectedly Dark Episodes in Kids’ Cartoons.
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    #10. “The Ultimate Enemy”
    #9. “Web World Wars”
    #8. “Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!”
    #7. “Way of the Dee Dee”
    #6. “Twisted Sister”
    #5. “Haunted”
    #4. “Holly Jolly Secrets”
    #3, 2, 1: ???

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  •  7 месяцев назад +182

    Want more dark moments from kids' cartoons? Check out this video by MsMojo!видео.html

    • Berserkkiller
      Berserkkiller 23 часа назад I almost THOT it said dank

    • Connor Koz
      Connor Koz Месяц назад

      Hey stop stealing blameitonjorue idea.

    • The Misunderstood Assassin
      The Misunderstood Assassin 2 месяца назад

      +Casti Marin *The Grieving
      That's a creepypasta.

    • The Misunderstood Assassin
      The Misunderstood Assassin 2 месяца назад Since Halloween is in 6 days, I knew that I had to rewatch this video. 🎃

    • Casti Marin
      Casti Marin 4 месяца назад

      A more creepy episode for kid cartoons is called: The Griefing (The amazing world of gumball) u gotta see it!

  • Mr. Grey
    Mr. Grey 10 часов назад

    8:58 Zim X-ray's the girl and under her dress, where her crotch is , is a cat. lol

  • Mr Morningstar
    Mr Morningstar 11 часов назад

    Disorder bro that's the darkest episode from young justice

  • Enfys Best
    Enfys Best День назад

    The Lawless is one of mine, along with Padawan Lost and Darkness on Umbara

  • The dragon keeper
    The dragon keeper День назад

    9:24 uhh why you guys, why do these misunderstandings in cartoons frustrate me more than anybody else

  • Kelsie Rae
    Kelsie Rae 2 дня назад

    Invader Zim deserved a spot here.

  • kittyface27
    kittyface27 3 дня назад

    Where is the episode where Lemongrab turns into a totalitarian dictator in Adventure time?

  • Ken Alexander Twain
    Ken Alexander Twain 4 дня назад

    "Hello, I am Ju Dee..."
    "You're in Ba Sing Se now, everyone is safe here.."

  • Tennille G
    Tennille G 7 дней назад

    That puppet master episode scarred me for life tbh

  • A Cat On Titan
    A Cat On Titan 7 дней назад

    Bro, I clicked this video because I thought I read "10 RU-cliprs who went to far"
    I clicked the wrong video xd

  • Adam Selvig
    Adam Selvig 11 дней назад

    The first attempt in creating the power puff girls works but the other attempts are horrible failures

  • Stephanie Sheep
    Stephanie Sheep 11 дней назад

    Damn Zim be *THICC*

  • AAAstudioz
    AAAstudioz 12 дней назад

    No “Water Ship Down”? That show was dark asf...

  • James Spiller
    James Spiller 13 дней назад

    I’ve seen that episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

  • Gonzalo Baca
    Gonzalo Baca 13 дней назад

    Braces from We Bare Bears should have been Number 1!! Panda literally almost kills his own brothers, the whole dang city, and everyone in it!

  • Zach Stack
    Zach Stack 14 дней назад

    Two Powerpuff episodes darker than the bunny one:
    - Speed Demon, where they go to a future without the future them. Him has basically murdered half the town, turned the rest into pale zombies, and has a full devil form
    - Knock it off, where Dick comes to makes carbon copy powerpuff girls, turns himself into a monster, almost kills the girls, and is stopped by a suicide attack by his own clones.
    That show was dark af when I was a kid. Loved it.

  • sara mcmurtrie
    sara mcmurtrie 17 дней назад

    Also the two thousands cartoons were not for kids.

  • sara mcmurtrie
    sara mcmurtrie 17 дней назад

    Also teen titans birthmark was really dark. Slade exclaty casing Raven, tearing her cloths off. Taking her and clothes off and then mind raping her and putting a curse on her. She saw people being turn to stone, lands destoryed, red skies crows everywhere and homes destroyed. Then said call me master and dropped. Also mirculous one episode where they it's sacrifice Alya to the gods thank god Ladybug and Cat noir saved her and Lila illusion Ladybug and Cat noir fighting and ladybug exclaty kills Cat noir with his own power. That's kind of dark. Can't believe they allowed in cartoons. Also I am glad they band this episode of Mickey Mouse. Minnie gets mad at Pluto and imgained Minnie trying to kill him in terrible nasty ways. He tries to murder Minnie, then get send to hell. Creepy. Also My little pony Cutie map like Starlight Glimmer takes their cutie marks and lock them up and forces them to be the same. Is creepy even though it's happy ending it elected my little pony fans uncomfortable. Also the two thousand cartoons were dark and left you uncomfortable.

  • The Omar’s Channel
    The Omar’s Channel 17 дней назад

    I didn’t get nightmare fuel. Wtf was wrong with me back then. I still don’t get nightmare fuel today.


    MAURICIO565 18 дней назад

    What about the one where the powerpuff girl's travel to the future by moving faster than the speed of light, only to find that without them the world was tragic and ruled by HIM? That was dark because they are so terrified that they just go back to the past, hug the professor and that's it. It wasn't a nightmare, nor did they fix that future...

  • Nakkid Frodo
    Nakkid Frodo 19 дней назад

    Lmao it's like whoever put this list together never finished most of these series.
    - There are far darker "Dexter" episodes, several where Dexter gets bullied and there is no positive resolution, or the one where the ghost of his dead goldfish came to haunt his whole family and turn them into ghosts.
    - "Twisted Sister" from PPG shouldn't count because that was a short movie special. There are tons of actual dark episodes in the series, like the magician who was intent on publicly killing Blossom, the Gangrene Gang leader seducing Buttercup into almost killing her sisters, or pretty much any episode with Him.
    - Ice King's story in "Adventure Time" was more tragic than dark. There are actual dark episodes in the series, surprised you didn't try to look through and find those.
    - And lmao if the "Invader Zim" episode is "unexpectedly dark" for you, it means you didn't watch the rest of the series.

  • THIZzSCO415
    THIZzSCO415 21 день назад

    That Hunted episode from Teen Titans was honestly super scary I rememeber first time watching it that ending was creepy too

  • Random Obsessions
    Random Obsessions 22 дня назад


  • Random Obsessions
    Random Obsessions 22 дня назад


  • Lilac Lycanvic
    Lilac Lycanvic 22 дня назад

    ZiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiIIIIIMMM Dark Harvest is the first episode I’ve ever seen of Invader Zim. Now I’m obsessed with the show. I first saw it like forever ago.

  • Avery Rinde
    Avery Rinde 24 дня назад


  • Terrace Port
    Terrace Port 26 дней назад

    That Rugrats episode gave me nightmares as a kid. I completely forgot about it until I unfortunately got reminded just now.

  • 21minute
    21minute 26 дней назад +1

    The Amazing World of Gumball - The Safety. The first scene alone is creepy. Darwin then became a dictator by mind controlling everyone and censoring everything for "safety" reasons.

  • skinny jason
    skinny jason 28 дней назад

    i like zims dark harvest. its one of my fav episodes

  • Kyra B
    Kyra B 28 дней назад +1

    I'd say the episode where Katara hunts down her mother's killer with *Zuko* who she honestly hates at this point, is a good contender as well. Girl uses blood bending with 0 regrets and *stops the goddamn rain*. Pissed off powerful waterbender. Scary.

  • NuMetal Wolf
    NuMetal Wolf 29 дней назад +1

    9:13 *OMG, Zim sounds like Eric Cartman.*

  • NuMetal Wolf
    NuMetal Wolf 29 дней назад +1

    3:05 *Socialism.*

  • mehtican günay
    mehtican günay Месяц назад +1

    wtf pussy??! 08:58

  • XTRA PR0
    XTRA PR0 Месяц назад

    I feel like another adventure time episode should be here and it’s called black eyed girl

  • Sapphire Ruby
    Sapphire Ruby Месяц назад

    If yall read the title it says "Unexpectedly dark episodes". So why have Courage in this list when that whole show was dark

  • FreshCutt
    FreshCutt Месяц назад

    2:50 Ohhhh they went to High School...

  • Fluffyth3f0x Gaming
    Fluffyth3f0x Gaming Месяц назад +1

    Dark .. choclate??

  • Nicholas Blaschke
    Nicholas Blaschke Месяц назад +1

    Good Thing You Didn't Add It's A Wishful Life

  • Thunder Keyblade Master
    Thunder Keyblade Master Месяц назад +1

    That Phineas and Ferb episode "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted" was an episode that was way too extreme, seriously, being taught that creativity and imagination is wrong, that is just going too far, it's vile, cruel, and just unfriendly.

  • Tony Maldonado
    Tony Maldonado Месяц назад +1

    Stealing the idea from Blameitonjorge I see *hits dislike*

  • casbert3000
    casbert3000 Месяц назад +1

    what about Fear itself TEEN TITANS I thought that one was pretty scary

  • The Monopoly Guy
    The Monopoly Guy Месяц назад +1

    Beast wars had some pretty dark story lines and deaths for a kids show

  • Hepo Slis
    Hepo Slis Месяц назад

    Courage the cowardly dog show episode:Mask ,was very dark it was about domestic abuse ,sterotypes,sex slaves,maybe even gay rights (lesbians)and some suggest even rape (being soiled)

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez Месяц назад +3

    Haunted was not nearly as dark as birthmark, the prophecy, the end part 1,2,3

  • Chaz Lazer Falcon
    Chaz Lazer Falcon Месяц назад +1

    0:41 "We'll be excluding anime." ...6:25 "Number 3, Avatar: The Last Airbender."

  • Anara Boudreaux
    Anara Boudreaux Месяц назад +1

    Isn't avatar the last Air Bendar technically an anime

  • Icegoddesswolf
    Icegoddesswolf Месяц назад +1

    Oh God all of invader zim was creepy....which is why I loved it so much. Also, anyone remember super robot money team hyper force go? I feel that show had some dark shit in it too

  • Kimmy Howell
    Kimmy Howell Месяц назад +1

    i wouldn't call teen titans or young justice kids' cartoons

  • Antasma1
    Antasma1 Месяц назад

    How do you make a list that consists of both lame and good choices?

  • Valkyryshadow
    Valkyryshadow Месяц назад


  • Cute Destroyer
    Cute Destroyer 2 месяца назад +4

    One kid show that really creepy to me was "The Joy" From The Amazing World of Gumball. Its where Gumball and Darwin get a hug from their dad before school, some sort of Super hug or something. Then it basically takes over them, and they start to spread it to the other kids and Staff. It ends with Miss Simian saying that some sort of music(Sorry I forgot what type. I just... don't want to watch it again.) cures them from the Joy virus, before coming infected herself. I think you should go over it.

  • Fandom Queen
    Fandom Queen 2 месяца назад

    avatar is an anime

  • FrshJurassicPrnceYA
    FrshJurassicPrnceYA 2 месяца назад

    Never watched Danny Phantom and I just spoiled every part of the show.

  • Colleen S
    Colleen S 2 месяца назад

    If we want to talk about Teen Titans, there's a lot of darkness. That show was so quality and dealt with a LOT of darkness.
    Oh, and Avatar too. The most quality shows

  • Hard Roxas
    Hard Roxas 2 месяца назад +1

    One dark episode from Power of Girls is the one that Professor Rival(Don't know his name) created a armys of disfigured clones of the girls by pure greed, and in the end he became a monster himself and Professor has to save the Power of Girls himself before the role building colapes killing his rival and all the clones.

  • demon itized :D
    demon itized :D 2 месяца назад

    im suprised that one episode of gumball wasnt there
    the one directed by the people who made dhmis

  • Awesome guy !
    Awesome guy ! 2 месяца назад

    Batman animated series ? Courage ? Ed edd and Eddy kenker sister's going giant and shooting lasers from their armpits 🤣😂 scarred me for life

  • Kwehf
    Kwehf 2 месяца назад

    That episode was not from 1997; that was a recent Pokemon Ultra Adventures episode, or the S&M series. Please fix (2017-2018)

  • Brandon Gonzalez
    Brandon Gonzalez 2 месяца назад

    I agree with you on # 1.

  • RyanM4N
    RyanM4N 2 месяца назад

    the lice episode of Zim is more messed up. the last shot is of Zims shredded up legs or whats left of his legs...

  • Please stop subbing to me
    Please stop subbing to me 2 месяца назад +1

    I renember seeing that Phineas and Ferb episode... Yup it was darle as hell

  • amaanOO
    amaanOO 2 месяца назад

    Where is venom of the red lotus frin legend of korra

  • ALovingCate
    ALovingCate 2 месяца назад

    This one is not a tv show, but box trolls scared the living heck out of me when that king dude explodes from eating a bunch of cheese

  • hammer jockey
    hammer jockey 2 месяца назад

    uh hello? hey arnold, the episode that helga was turning into a monkey

  • SuperBungie64
    SuperBungie64 2 месяца назад

    ok skoopidx thnks pretty fresh doe

  • SuperBungie64
    SuperBungie64 2 месяца назад

    ptsd skoopid lmao

  • SuperBungie64
    SuperBungie64 2 месяца назад

    haha deedee skoopid skopoid lmao

  • SuperBungie64
    SuperBungie64 2 месяца назад

    lmao skoopid wehere my CAAR ha

  • SuperBungie64
    SuperBungie64 2 месяца назад

    It really skopp like tht skoppid :D !!!lmiaos9

  • Vivian R
    Vivian R 2 месяца назад

    The puppet master episode scared me when I was younger

  • Mimi Haynes
    Mimi Haynes 2 месяца назад

    Forget these shows , *courage the cowardly dog* and *gravity falls* tho ... ._.

  • Messi
    Messi 2 месяца назад +1

    Avatar The last Airbender: The Southern Raiders should have been on this list instead of The PuppetMaster episode. It's extremely more dark and sad.

  • Román Grum
    Román Grum 2 месяца назад

    You know, i always wondered why did Robin had all that scratches, bruises and his clothes ripped off...I mean, I thaught that Slade, someway, make something in Robin's brain, or that he became some kind of a ghost.
    I really stills think that might be true. I doesn't have any sense why Robin would hurt himself, or why Raven could see Slade while she was in Robin's mind.

  • InuSakuraKage
    InuSakuraKage 2 месяца назад

    Dudes Dark Harvest was hilarious

  • Alucard Tiverton
    Alucard Tiverton 2 месяца назад

    DC is a dark world when ur making a cartoon from DC ull have to accept the darkness that comes with it unlike marvel DC comics is way more dark

  • cmanrocket6
    cmanrocket6 2 месяца назад

    Young justice was messed up 😰😰

  • kiel baily
    kiel baily 2 месяца назад

    I'm not so sure the top pick should be there. After all, Invader Zim was notable because it was darker compared to every other series on Nickelodeon.

  • Karla Smith
    Karla Smith 2 месяца назад

    Y’all really shoulda put in “ Squid ward suicide” it was never shown on tv but it is a spongebob episode

  • Matthew Wilner (student)
    Matthew Wilner (student) 2 месяца назад

    No, There is an episode in dexters lab where dexter actualy DIES

  • Belladonna Noir
    Belladonna Noir 2 месяца назад

    That PowerPuff Girls episode wasn’t dark. It was just sad. The episodes with Him in it though are very dark and disturbing.

  • lupuwei
    lupuwei 2 месяца назад +1

    Dexter's Lab had a lot of weird downer endings, like the end of Dexter's Opera, or even the Omlette du Fromage episode...

    • Ant T
      Ant T Месяц назад

      lupuwei Yea that’s what I didn’t like about Dexter’s Laboratory. Most of the endings were sad. That’s why I was liked the Powerpuff Girls better and I’m a boy.

  • Vince Mendez
    Vince Mendez 2 месяца назад

    I don't see anything dark in those episodes you mentioned.

  • Thomas Pastor
    Thomas Pastor 2 месяца назад

    "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" from DuckTales (2017).

  • Mila Martinez
    Mila Martinez 2 месяца назад +1

    But I love invader zim

  • Positive Echo
    Positive Echo 2 месяца назад

    I watched Reboot!!!!

    Annnnnddd, I just dated myself.

  • NCC
    NCC 2 месяца назад

    They stole from Blameitonjorge!!!

  • multiyapples
    multiyapples 2 месяца назад

    Pretty dark.

  • Tim Slade
    Tim Slade 2 месяца назад +1

    So glad they put that avatar episode in it was so dark and creepy

  • Envious Rider's AMVS
    Envious Rider's AMVS 2 месяца назад

    I squealed when I saw Invader Zim

  • Jr Varela
    Jr Varela 3 месяца назад

    Rugrats those Rabies had Aids.

  • Liam Barnes
    Liam Barnes 3 месяца назад

    "Keeping it Together" and "Horror Club" from Steven Universe got pretty dark (pseudo-Frankenstein/rape analogy and Ronaldo throwing Lars into the "spirit's" mouth to kill him), as did the final episode of Mystery Incorporated (releasing a demon which proceeds to eat people).

  • KeterLordFR
    KeterLordFR 3 месяца назад

    In all the shows I watched as a kid, the one that always creeped me out no matter what is "Codename : KND". I cannot remember anything about the episodes, but I know that I forgot for a good reason.

  • currychicken rice
    currychicken rice 3 месяца назад

    i just love adventure time

  • Chikako Mikuni
    Chikako Mikuni 3 месяца назад

    Simon in adventure time look like john lennon.

  • Abigail J
    Abigail J 3 месяца назад

    Courage the cowardly dog has some of the scariest episodes in existence

  • Filipe Tolhuizen
    Filipe Tolhuizen 3 месяца назад

    Regarding Dexter's Lab I'd say the darkest episode was the one he grows taller and dies on the roller coaster, abruptly ending the episode.

      PANDA SQUAD 3 месяца назад

      oh come on adventure time is sad because it's a sad show meaning it sucks as bad as sponge bob but Danny phantom is awesome

  • Tord Eddsworld
    Tord Eddsworld 3 месяца назад

    My past is Waaaaaaaay darker than these Episodes...

  • Azure Player
    Azure Player 3 месяца назад

    Forgot one of the last episodes of Tom and Jerry where they both committed suicide. No-one knows if they actually die or not.. I doubt it though. They'd probably get squished like pancakes then pop back up like a balloon.

  • Rowdy There
    Rowdy There 3 месяца назад

    Number 1

    That Spongebob episode

  • Rafi Putra
    Rafi Putra 3 месяца назад

    The Health Inspector episode from Spongebob was dark af. Feels like i was watching a Coen Brothers-directed Spongebob episode.