Most Disturbing Kids Shows of All Time

There are some kids shows that are great. But then, there's this. Some "kids" shows that are... not so great. They're scary. Creepy. Disturbing. So here's a list for them. Enjoy.

The Top Ten Most Disturbing Kids Shows of All Time

1 Morso

That would give most kids nightmares, who thought it was a good idea to give a character in a kids show this kinda face

I don't know what most of the shows in the top ten are.

Fun fact: There is very little to know of Morso considering its not only mysterious, but the character is just downright creepy. - htoutlaws2012

It even looks creepy.

Scariest thing ever

2 Courage The Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

I don't think this show was meant to be a kid show.
I think it's for teens and adults.
I'm 13, I've seen one episode (the mask), and it was pretty dark and creepy, but I enjoyed it cause I love being scared.
This is a good show for people who like dark and mystery things.
But it's not for kids, I think I can make them have nightmares.
But anyway, It's a good and enjoyable creepy show, and it actually has good messages. But it's inappropriate for kids.

16? This has got to be like top 10 at the least. No other shows has gave you consistent dark episodes like Courage did in almost every single one it seemed like. - htoutlaws2012

This show was amazing, however as a child, the blue thing from the very last episode made me have nightmares for weeks.

Yeah the show was creepy, but we still enjoyed it.

3 Mr. Meaty Mr. Meaty is a Canadian-American television series created by Jamie Shannon and Jason Hopley. The show centers on two lazy teenage boys named Josh Redgrove and Parker Dinkleman, who work at a fast food restaurant.

Just the commercials for this terrified me. I wasn't brave enough to watch it. It might even be as bad as MAD. Maybe even WORSE!

Just look at their faces. - kcianciulli

Well the show itself is very dark for a nickelodeon show, in the realm of Invader and Ren & Stimpy. Only those shows did it better executed than this. - htoutlaws2012

Ughh! The picture! - micahisthebest

4 Invader ZIM Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

I remember seeing this show when I was younger (like 6 or 7), and I did not like it. However, I recently saw a clip on YouTube, and found it funny. So maybe this show isn't as bad as I remembered.

Dark, but the best way ever. - htoutlaws2012

Saw dark harvest when I was like 5 years old, too stupid to comprehend what I just saw before my eyes, but it was scary and soon after I forgot what the show was, but I could not remember what it was called. I finally found it again and I rewatched it, I don’t know how this came to air, but I am glad it did

... I just...this show...messed me up so bad...I do not have words

5 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

Ren and Stimpy pioneered the gross-out/shock-comedy genre. - Jackamalio

6 Jigsaw

Not only that, but how did they approve of the character he looks like a dude who could murder people, and that is not good. How appropriate of another horror fictional character. - htoutlaws2012

Ren and Stimpy is a "kids" show? - 445956

The original one was, but then they made the Ren and Stimpy Adult Show or something like that. But I'm pretty sure it ruined the image of the original kids show - RedTheGremlin

Who saw this mask and said: "Hmm, yup! Perfect for children! They aren't going to have nightmares of this guy coming into their house, and people aren't going to make fan-fics on this guy being a murderer!


7 Ratafak Plachta

(Screams himself to insanity)

I just watch the theme song I think it might be german but what ever it is... IT IS THE CREEPEST SHOW IN THE WORLD

The Big Bird of Slovakia - poopesmoji111

He's not a show, he's a character. He is from the Slovak show Slniecko. I find him adorable actually! - RedTheGremlin

8 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity more.

Oh, come on guys!
This is a disney show, and it ain't disturbing at all.
It's not for little kids, it's for pre-teens and teens.
I'm 14 and I started watching this show when I was 8, and I still love it.
I love the mistery, the storyline and the characters.
This show shouldn't be on the list because it's hilarious!

Occasionally disturbing, but in a good way!

A crappy cartoon is nothing to be scared of. - myusernameisthis

Not disturbing

9 Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig is an American animated comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from May 25, 2013, to July 29, 2016, for three seasons and 60 episodes. The series is about a 12-year-old boy named Sanjay Patel who owns a talking pet snake named Craig.

While it's good that this show is in the Top 10, it really SHOULD be higher than Gravity Falls. I don't like either, but if I HAD to chose which is worse, it would be Sanjay and Craig. I mean, over half the jokes in this show involve butts, barfing, pooping, peeing, mucus, stinky armpits, and pretty much EVERYTHING gross. And when it's not based on the butt jokes or other gross things, it's just plain stupid and annoying. Even the theme song sucks! Sanjay and Craig is just MORE proof that Nickelodeon is dying. From Fanboy and Chum Chum to Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures, Nick has had some REALLY bad buddy shows. But then this came, and all but DESTROYED Nick FOREVER! And then, just when we think that there can't POSSIBLY be ANYTHING worse than this, they bring us Breadwinners. Breadwinners is pretty much this or Fanboy and Chum Chum but with ducks, and they don't even LOOK like ducks, nor do they ACT like real ducks. They, like Sanjay and Craig before them, do constant butt jokes ...more

10 Boohbah Boohbah is a British children's television programme created by Anne Wood. It premiered on 14 April 2003 on ITV in the United Kingdom, followed by its Nick Jr.

This is a bad show, no doubt, but possibly better than a lot of shows here (especially Breadwinners, which is only #24 while this is #11).

Why you shouldn't give the Teletubbies weed. - Entranced98

Retards always calling shows like this "weed". Its just an unusual show, but the Teletubbies were cute this was unusual.

The Contenders

11 Peppermint Park Peppermint Park is an American direct-to-video children's show consisting of around six volumes, released in 1987 and 1988. The show had many similarities to Sesame Street, in that it was a mixture of live action, animation, and puppets. It is almost completely lost with only a few clips taken from more.

I have a strange feeling in my gut that the Peppermint Park demons kidnapped the vintage Sesame Street characters that aren't on the show!

Peppermint Park is just about human puppets teaches kids in just disturbing way.
It looks like those puppets sounds like they put real humans and some stuff.
And it also looks like Jim Henson killed kids and look at them.

Do you just see the picture above? It's just a result like it was made in human flesh that mixed with plastic ala Shayne John.

And dat rabbit! That's from the different show! I mean that rabbit looks so real like it was just made in real human rabbit.
And much of a lost brother of Bugs Bunny and much of an early version TTG.

And if you want to see more about the show.
Search blameitonjorge on Youtube with the title Top 20 Unintentionally Disturbing Kids Character or Mr. Nightmare's same video.

This and the show where the rabbit teaches kids to be Naughty are probably the most disturbing!

The puppets in the show definitely give you wrong sense of security. - htoutlaws2012

Just looking at this picture from the show makes me think this is an abysmal rip-off of Sesame Street!

12 Angela Anaconda Angela Anaconda is a Canadian–American children's television series created by Joanna Ferrone and Sue Rose, the latter of whom who also voices the title character.

Well just looking at the picture alone is very justifiable being where its at, but the lazy animation makes this one uneasy for a younger audience. - htoutlaws2012

That face is just... disturbing! - micahisthebest


13 The Powerpuff Girls (2016) The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. more.

How is this disturbing? - micahisthebest

I think you meant the 1998 show. - htoutlaws2012

14 Goosebumps Goosebumps is a Canadian-American horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's best-selling Goosebumps book series.

The episodes with Slappy genuinely scare me as an adult, other than that, it's not. Even when I was 8 and first saw it I was rarely scared.

Well if you read the books they are disturbing, and even the show itself lives up to that promise. ''You will beware, you're in for a SCARE! '' Indeed we are. - htoutlaws2012

I like this show, but some episodes are gross. - RedTheGremlin

Agreed this show makes me wanna gag

15 Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes. It is owned by Canadian Studio WildBrain, which is the largest independent Children's and Adolescent's Film Studio

Ya know, when you watch it in black and white, it is very scary.

Am I the only one who finds the Teletubbies cute? - RedTheGremlin

It kind of is!

Yeah in a way that seeing the babies or maybe the opening intro might give some of those elements a bit of that factor. - htoutlaws2012

We've all seen that tongue thing... - truckturner

16 TV Fofão

Also known as stranger danger if anything. - htoutlaws2012

That pic is gonna give me nightmares. - truckturner

Ugh! Captian Falcon gonna falcon Punch that ugly hideous thing for frightening kids!


17 Mad (CN)

Just the image displayed is ugly and disturbing, in an ANNOYING way! And the show itself is no better. In fact, it may even be WORSE than the image suggests, which is saying something! This is just as awful as Sanjay and Craig even! It's REALLY terrible and horrid!

I did not find this that disturbing really, maybe in a few episodes, but I was not really into it. - htoutlaws2012

18 Téléfrancais

A pineapple, okay? - htoutlaws2012

One word: Ananas

19 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered in North America on June 5, 2008. It stars creator Thurop Van Orman as the voice of Flapjack, a naive young boy who was raised by a whale named Bubbie and more.

Yep this show was extremely trippy for a Cartoon network show. There are ton of moments you can feel uneasy watching this show. Do I need to mention the Cat's sockets. - htoutlaws2012

I've only seen this show air twice, and on boomerang.
I seen the first few episodes and I haven't seen things like cat sockets. - Qryzx

I remember this! It's very forgotten but I still like it. - RedTheGremlin

20 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

The episode Keeping it Together is pretty disturbing, but not the rest of the show

Steven Universe is amazing! The only disturbing episodes were: Frybo (a living killer suit is creepy), Keeping It Together (corrupted gems are scary), the one with the Glitched City (everyone was soulless), and Nightmare Hospital (again with the corrupted gems)! Other than that the show is pleasant, and I really do recommend it! 10/10

21 Aaaah! Real Monsters
22 Tomorrow's Pioneers

Thank you to whoever submitted this. This show is just evil. It has killed off several of its main characters, promotes hatred and anti-semitism (in a show for children), and one of the characters rips off Mickey Mouse.

What kind of kid show is this?

Thankyou to the person who put this show on the list. It is the most evil, racist, mean-spirited and unpleasant show on Television. Farfour (The Mickey Mouse Rip-off) and the others get killed in this abomination. Who would let their kids watch this.

Blameitonjorge brought me here, and boy I wish he didn't.

23 Popee The Performer

I'm honestly surprised this show isn't higher up on the list. I personally love this show and it doesn't scare me, but it was for kids and I can understand why some little kids might be scarred by it. In almost every episode one or more of the characters just straight up die, sometimes in brutal and bloody ways. It's not all just death though, there is a lot of slapstick comedy and weirdness mixed in and I love it. It can actually be pretty funny sometimes. - MoonlightNekomata

Hate me all you want but, I loved it.
But, respect your opinion though

I honestly don't understand how this show is number 26, it should be higher on the list. I personally love this show and I'm not disturbed or scared by it, but it is a kids show and I understand why it might freak some little kids out. The characters just straight up die in brutal and bloody ways, and I'm honestly surprised some of the episodes even got past the censors. - MoonlightNekomata

Blood gore and cannibalism. ya know F O R K I D S!

24 Breadwinners Breadwinners is a 2014 animated comedy television series produced by Nickelodeon. It is about the adventures of SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two ducks who drive in a rocket van delivering bread to their customers.

This is below TELETUBBIES of all shows? This should be right with Sanjay and Craig in the Top 10! I hate Gravity Falls, but let's be real, Breadwinners is MUCH worse. They even twerk and fart in many episodes! At least Gravity Falls, as creepy as it is, doesn't have fart jokes or twerking. This does! And when you get down to it, it's really just the duck version of Fanboy and Chum Chum, as well as the duck version of Sanjay and Craig. That, and it rips off SpongeBob too! And not just good episodes, even AWFUL episodes, including A Pal for Gary with PB&J. Honestly, it's a wonder One Coarse Meal wasn't ripped off. Or other episodes, such as The Splinter, Stuck in the Wringer, Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy, Boating Buddies, etc. But in addition to ripping off A Pal for Gary with PB&J, they ALSO ripped off Squid Baby with From Bad to Nurse, and SquidBob TentaclePants with Swicheroo. There's also Driver's Breaducation, which ripped off Boat Smarts. Finally, I have to admit something ...more

25 In the Night Garden...

Scary just like Teletubbies


26 The Wiggles The Wiggles are an Australian children's music group formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1991. The current members of the group are Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, and Emma Watkins.

I've always hated this show - MegaSoulhero

The show consisted of singing for the most part, however at one point in the shoe they decided to put in them horrifying looking puppets of the then 4 of the show. - htoutlaws2012

The only scary thing about this show was that skit with those unholy puppets...

Really, this show was not scary to me

The only scary thing was the puppets. It was my favorite show as a little kid. - RedTheGremlin

27 Over the Garden Wall Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network.
28 Wizbit Wizbit is a 1980s BBC children's television show about an alien magician, Wizbit. It starred conjuror Paul Daniels and wife Debbie McGee.

Imagine in 1986, and you were forced to watch this, I would feel bad for you. You'd rather put on Sesame Street. - htoutlaws2012

29 The Animals of Farthing Wood The Animals of Farthing Wood is a children's animated series commissioned by the European Broadcasting Union between 1992 and 1995, and is based on the series of books written by English author Colin Dann.

No clue how this is so low on the list considering it outright depicts animals being run over and impaled on brambles. Even has a seen with a bunny watching his best friend being brutally killed. Never show this to your kids unless you want to raise a tiny serial killer.

Based on a book, it's look like Happy Tree Friends and Game Of Thrones was combined to this.


30 Mommi ja aabits
31 H.R. Pufnstuf
32 Téléchat

Isn't this the one with the evil Rabbit!

No it is not, its like a kid news report only more uncomfortable as you watch it. - htoutlaws2012

The telephone... God, the telephone. - GamingSanx

33 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (also known as Billy & Mandy) is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and is the 14th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons (albeit namely when it was part of Grim & Evil; the show is considered separate from Cartoon Cartoons more.

This should SERIOUSLY swap with Teletubbies! Or at least be higher than 33. I'm GLAD this show is over! But there are STILL so many terrible TV shows still on today. I miss the days BEFORE TV started turning terrible. That was probably like 30 or 40 years ago. Maybe even more.

Some songs are spooky and creepy

34 The Lion Guard The Lion Guard is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley based on Disney's 1994 film "The Lion King". The series was first broadcast with a television movie titled "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" on Disney Channel on November 22, 2015 and began airing as a TV series on January more.

The show is not good at all. It is the worst of today's generation.

This show is pretty good, but calling it suitable for Adult Swim is a bit of a stretch. I think it would be better on DisneyXD than Disney Junior.

35 Ed, Edd N Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban more.
36 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. more.
37 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.
38 Captain Underpants

This show isn't kid friendly because it has a grown man running around in his underwear. and just letting you know, My parents are porn stars and they would know which shows should be 18+

Am I the Only one who likes captain underpants? -Pinksteelwolf

What the hell? This isn't even a T.V. show.

These were a book series for the most part, and now out of the bloom gets a movie. Not sure where somebody thought this was at one point a show. - htoutlaws2012

39 Pipkins

Hartley Hare: Today were learning about... (Turns head around) being Naughty!

40 Lazytown LazyTown is an English-language Icelandic children's educational musical action comedy program made by an international crew and performed by a cast from Iceland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

I remember watching this when I was a bit younger. It wasn't that bad

It's a good show - myusernameisthis

Chockfull of bad vibes. Watch it if you dare. Well, no please don't watch it.

41 Ik Mik Loreland

I'm only putting it on here cause of Karbonkel...

42 Mulligrubs

Many unfortunate Australian kids were exposed to this freaky disembodied face with a high squeaky voice.

43 Pickle and Peanut Pickle and Peanut is an American animated television series that premiered on Disney XD on September 7, 2015. The series was created by Noah Z. Jones, creator of Fish Hooks and Almost Naked Animals.

HOW IS THIS NOT HIGHER? Have people not seen it, or are they just not voting? Really, you consider Teletubbies and The Lion Guard worse than this? This is one of the worst Disney Channel shows EVER! Even worse than Shake It Up, Austin & Ally, A.N.T. Farm, Jessie, Dog with a Blog, Hannah Montana, AND I Didn't Do It! Probably NOTHING from Disney Channel is worse, not even Fish Hooks or Nina Needs to Go!

44 Dirtgirlworld Dirtgirlworld, stylized as dirtgirlworld, is an Australian-Canadian children's television series created by Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace of Mememe Productions.

Never watched it, but just from seeing the image displayed, it looks like a TERRIBLE TV show! Is it animated, or not? Because it's ugly looking either way. If it is animated, then let me just say, that is some TERRIBLE looking animation!

45 Tots TV

What? This is not disturbing. Three puppets similar to Rosie & Jim except the girl speaks French. They just live in a cottage and have a pet donkey.
Anyway the play area in the waiting room in my local hospital would disagree. They've got some Tots T.V. thingy on the wall, it must've been up there since the early 90s.

46 The Muppet Show The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets.

You guys are wrong this show rocks! Shame on the haters! SHAME! 1! 1

47 Miburi TV

Check her clothes! - GamingSanx

48 Biss och Kajs

Look it up. It's main characters are literally a pile of crap and a stream of urine. It also features a talking butt and a rapping wang.

49 EI EI Yoga

What is this heheheheh

50 Catdog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.

This show wasn't SO bad when compared with today's terrible TV shows, but it could be VERY creepy and terrifying sometimes. Still no where never as bad as most of these, but worse than The Lion Guard and Teletubbies!

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