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Shockingly Dark Finales Of Kids' Shows

Updated January 6, 2021 54.9k votes 16.3k voters 1.2m views12 items

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TV shows aimed at younger audiences have a responsibility to keep things light and playful. No one wants their children exposed to subject matter that could warp their tiny, developing minds, which is why so much content is created specifically for kids. However, it seems like the concept of a "happy ending" varies from person to person, as there are a shocking number of sad kids' show finales.

Instead of leaving their innocent viewers with pleasant, surgar-coated endings, these series chose to wrap with harrowing scenes of violence, character deaths, global catastrophe, and existential dread. While some shows purposefully ended in tragedy, others were victims of cancellation, meaning their utterly hopeless endings were supposed to reach an eventual resolution. 

If you remember any of these kids' shows with dark finales, get ready to relive some childhood trauma.

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