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Most Disturbing moments in Scripted TV history (spoilers obviously)

I swear there was a thread on this topic already (and I actually thought i started it, but i couldn't find it, so oh well)
lets try to leave this to scripted programing and leave stuff like 9/11 ect out of it.

When Acerveda was raped in season 3 on The Shield
When one of the characters (I don't watch the show enough to know each characters name's) killed (and tortured to some degree) the kids in a season 1 episode of Deadwood
Ryan Chappelle's death in 24
Old 12-15-06, 01:27 AM
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When a certain scripted sequence in Pokemon physically caused kids to have siezures and sent them convulsing to the hospital. That was pretty disturbing.

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Sleeper Cell from the other day(Spoiled for those that didn't see it)

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Farik gets a piece of wire that has been heated by a blow torch shoved up his urethra in a Saudi interrogation room
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
When one of the characters (I don't watch the show enough to know each characters name's) killed (and tortured to some degree) the kids in a season 1 episode of Deadwood
I actually mentioned this one in the previous thread, but Deadwood has since surpassed that with Captain Turner v. Dan Dority.

They're kind of different though. One's deliberately distrubing and the other just shockingly horrific.
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I cringed when Dutch choked the cat on The Shield.
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Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) beating that hooker to death outside the Badda-Bing in that Season 3 episode of The Sopranos.

As for the Deadwood episode, didn't Kristen Bell play one of those kids? It was pretty disturbing how she looked after she had been severly beaten.
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M*A*S*H
Spoiler:
Hawkeye having a nervous breakdown in the finale.


Sesame Street
Spoiler:
Big Bird being told that Mr. Hooper is never coming back.


Hill Street Blues
Spoiler:
Belker is raped.


Deadwood
Spoiler:
Aside from savage beating of the two teens mentioned above, there was another moment with Dan Dority gouging some guy's eye out of his head during a brawl.


The Shield
Spoiler:
The pilot episode, with Mackey killing an undercover cop sent to his squad to spy.


All in the Family
Spoiler:
When Archie's house was defaced with a swastika, and the Jewish vigilante was blown up in his car, although it wasn't shown.
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M*A*S*H
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Col. Blake's death.
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Nothing I've ever seen on fictional TV has topped the reveal of Laura Palmer's killer to the audience in TWIN PEAKS...to this day, I'll never understand how something that creepy and horrifying got past the censors.
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The X-Files: "Home"
Old 12-15-06, 09:56 AM
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Morrison's rape in ST ELSEWHERE
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Be Still My Heart

Carter and Lucy get stabbed by a schitzo in the exam room and the episode ends with them looking at each other bleeding to death.
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I'm shocked nobody has mentioned a single event from Oz yet. The same goes for Homicide.
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I'm shocked nobody has mentioned a single event from Oz yet. The same goes for Homicide.
I was just going to add my Homicide vote.
Spoiler:
When Beau, Bolander, and Howard are shot was graphic and disturbing as was the shootout in the station a few seasons later.
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Originally Posted by RobCA
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I'll second that.
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Sleeper Cell from the other day(Spoiled for those that didn't see it)

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Farik gets a piece of wire that has been heated by a blow torch shoved up his urethra in a Saudi interrogation room
Oooh, I hate when that happens.
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Nothing I've ever seen on fictional TV has topped the reveal of Laura Palmer's killer to the audience in TWIN PEAKS...to this day, I'll never understand how something that creepy and horrifying got past the censors.
Was that the "It is happening again" episode? That was creepy as shit.
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Nothing I've ever seen on fictional TV has topped the reveal of Laura Palmer's killer to the audience in TWIN PEAKS...to this day, I'll never understand how something that creepy and horrifying got past the censors.
You hit the nail on the head. That episode (and the death of Laura's cousin) was the creepiest and scariest thing I've EVER seen on network TV.

Contest over. Filmmaker nailed it.
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Bletcher's murder in Millennium.
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Morrison's rape in ST ELSEWHERE
I always wondered how Jack Morrison stayed sane with all the rotten stuff that happened to him. Seriously, this guy was clearly the precursor to Mark Greene from ER.
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Originally Posted by Cartload
As for the Deadwood episode, didn't Kristen Bell play one of those kids? It was pretty disturbing how she looked after she had been severly beaten.
yeah (also ive heard rumors that she got the VM part because of her 2 episodes on Deadwood.)

also, when Mackey shoved that guy's head into a stove to make him talk was a little freaky
and one more
Matt giving himself a circumsision in like the 2nd or 3rd episode of Nip/Tuck
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Not so much disturbing as funny, perhaps, but how about the 'Buffy' episode 'Doublemeat Palace', where a giant penis-monster ejactualates on her face, thereby paralyzing her? (how the mighty have fallen, huh? on the previous season when she went up against a giant snake, she jumped on its back and rode it for all it was worth) Good thing the lesbian was around to deftly avoid getting a facial (lesbians are notoriously good as avoiding penises, I'm led to understand) and managed to grind it up in a meat grinder.

As I was lying on the floor laughing, all I could think was "how did this thing get past the censors?"
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
You hit the nail on the head. That episode (and the death of Laura's cousin) was the creepiest and scariest thing I've EVER seen on network TV.

Contest over. Filmmaker nailed it.

yep. I was 12 when I saw it live on tv with my younger sister. we both freaked out and couldn't watch the rest of the episode. good stuff
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Sticks and Bones (1973)

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The main character, back from Viet Nam and now blinded, commits suicide by slitting his wrists in a bowl of water. His family, which condones or even approves of this act, wrap his body in a plastic trash bag and put it on the curb for the garbage men to pick up.


Thirty-three years later and I still remember this as if it were yesterday. Never re-broadcast or released on home video.

edit: as I write this, the banner ad below my post is for A Scanner Darkly, featuring Robert Downey Jr., the son of the Sticks and Bones director, Robert Downey Sr. This in itself is somewhat disturbing.

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