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2012-09-13 05:39:45 PM  
yeah SoA was pretty intense.

keep em coming
 
2012-09-13 05:43:57 PM  
OZ alone could have filled the top ten spots.
 
2012-09-13 06:06:44 PM  
In its own right, Ron Swanson coming into the office after having been emotionally neutered by Tammy II was fairly disturbing.

/cool beans
 
2012-09-13 06:08:38 PM  

kronicfeld: In its own right, Ron Swanson coming into the office after having been emotionally neutered by Tammy II was fairly disturbing.

/cool beans


Oh, God, the cornrows.
 
2012-09-13 06:10:30 PM  

The English Major: Oh, God, the cornrows.


Whoops, I meant Tammy I, this past season, not Megan Mulallallalllley.
 
2012-09-13 06:20:19 PM  

kronicfeld: Whoops, I meant Tammy I, this past season, not Megan Mulallallalllley.


He looked funny without the mustache.
 
2012-09-13 06:20:58 PM  
Deslidified

Yea, the whole Tig scene was gruesome
 
2012-09-13 06:28:06 PM  
They forgot about the time that Rush Limbaugh hosted Monday Night Football.

That was truly horrifying.
 
2012-09-13 06:28:52 PM  
Not necessarily in the same league, but disturbing: Edith Bunker almost gets raped.
 
2012-09-13 06:44:19 PM  

knbber2: OZ alone could have filled the top ten spots.


Adebisi could probably have filled the top ten spots
 
2012-09-13 07:22:12 PM  
There's plenty of 'holy fark' moments I can think of, but none actively disturbing that I can recall.
 
2012-09-13 07:23:58 PM  

The English Major: kronicfeld: Whoops, I meant Tammy I, this past season, not Megan Mulallallalllley.

He looked funny without the mustache.


It was anti-Hitler, the middle section removed from friction. Glorious!

As for Megan Mullally, Tammy II, that woman sure does know her way around a penis.

Disturbing moment on TV? How about Trixie trying to relieve Al Swearingen's kidney stones problem by jamming her thumb up his ass?
 
2012-09-13 07:25:42 PM  
Van Alden jamming his hands into the surviving ambush victim's guts was pretty intense. Not disturbing, but intense.
 
2012-09-13 07:55:09 PM  
NEEDLE TIME ON THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC

Fark you. That has no business being on this list.
 
2012-09-13 08:22:43 PM  
The twenty-one most disturbing fictional moments on TV.

Just to be clear.

/about 4 "moments" on 9/11
//R Budd Dwyer
///probably some other disturbing live events I've forgotten here
 
2012-09-13 08:28:23 PM  

dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11


There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.
 
2012-09-13 08:39:57 PM  
The Twilight Zone (1985) episode Kentucky Rye farked me up as a little kid.

Nothing from Supernatural?
 
2012-09-13 08:40:08 PM  
"His plane spun in... There were no survivors"



/List is very 2005+ oriented.

Plus, (a small gripe)

There was no need to stay so deeply in the world of R-rated cable series to complete this list. There were many more shocking moments from BROADCAST TV that could have easily filled this list, and made it less "current events" oriented.

//That said... Yeah, I thought the "head turning sex" scene was hawt.

/// I also just realized I clicked through to the "Most shocking deaths" slideshow, which may make my previous statement less correct.
 
2012-09-13 09:20:28 PM  

GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.


I was watching it live on BBC World News. They had a camera trained on the WTC, I saw a streak across the sky behind the buildings and I thought WTF is that? The aircraft must have turned out of shot then it hit the second tower. I was genuinely confused for a minute or so, thinking they had sourced footage of the first impact. Then came the sickening certainty that whatever was going on, it most certainly wasn't an accident.
 
2012-09-13 09:27:39 PM  

GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.


I'd add in the collapse of the towers and the footage of people jumping to their deaths as well
 
2012-09-13 09:35:54 PM  

ArkAngel: GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.

I'd add in the collapse of the towers and the footage of people jumping to their deaths as well


I can't remember the last time I saw you say something I actually agreed with.
 
2012-09-13 09:56:51 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Disturbing moment on TV? How about Trixie trying to relieve Al Swearingen's kidney stones problem by jamming her thumb up his ass?


I thought Kristen Bell's end on that show was pretty disturbing.

And what about this one?

i.ytimg.com

"Bored now."
 
2012-09-13 09:59:15 PM  
***POTENTIAL BREAKING BAD SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T YET SEEN********


came for Gus' blown-off face and leaving disappointed.
 
2012-09-13 10:00:58 PM  
Look, I love LOST. I'll defend it to my dying day, but that scene wasn't disturbing.
Claire keeping a skeleton baby around was a little disturbing.
And Ben letting Keemy die was also something.

i81.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-13 10:01:32 PM  

fusillade762: AdolfOliverPanties: Disturbing moment on TV? How about Trixie trying to relieve Al Swearingen's kidney stones problem by jamming her thumb up his ass?

I thought Kristen Bell's end on that show was pretty disturbing.

And what about this one?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

"Bored now."


Nope, IMO there were only ever two scenes from Buffy that actually disturbed me. When Spike tried to rape Buffy, and when Nathan Fillion's character jabbed his thumb into Xander's eyesocket.
 
2012-09-13 10:01:37 PM  
I must have found that earwig scene traumatic as a kid and blocked it because I totally forgot about it until I read that list.
 
2012-09-13 10:04:18 PM  

GAT_00: The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it.


After the first plane hit and before the second, all of the networks had cut to coverage of the WTC. Millions of people saw the second plane hit as it happened.
 
2012-09-13 10:11:32 PM  
How does Spartacus not make that list at all?
 
2012-09-13 10:11:36 PM  
Yep, it's there.

Wife and I sat down to watch an 'X-Files' episode when it was in first run because we'd succumbed to the buzz. "Home" was that episode.
 
2012-09-13 10:13:49 PM  

overfienduglar: How does Spartacus not make that list at all?


Well I can't speak for anything past the first season, but really Spartacus was just your run of the mill gratuitous sex and violence and gore, there really wasn't much that was actually disturbing.
 
2012-09-13 10:15:24 PM  
No game of thrones? The baby-killing scene disturbed me for weeks. Not to mention Melissandra's "baby".
 
2012-09-13 10:18:28 PM  
Didn't want to look through all of the slides, but Pube Milkshake from Tim and Eric is probably the most disturbing thing I've ever seen in my life
 
2012-09-13 10:24:19 PM  
Really bad acting by Tigg pulled me out of the moment when his daughter was being roasted.
 
2012-09-13 10:26:20 PM  
Star Trek: TNG Conspiracy

Usually when they use a phaser, they are either stunned or disintegrated.

No one was expecting someone's head to explode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Vr9LnogLM
 
2012-09-13 10:27:35 PM  
Actually, if I include my younger years, this little farker has to take the top spot. I couldn't sleep without a night light for months after seeing him.

laydenrobinson.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-13 10:29:16 PM  

Zombie DJ: Look, I love LOST. I'll defend it to my dying day, but that scene wasn't disturbing.
Claire keeping a skeleton baby around was a little disturbing.
And Ben letting Keemy die was also something.

[i81.photobucket.com image 250x219]


I can't remember that scene for some reason

As far as disturbing moments from Lost, I would say any scene with Michael in it was disturbing

/walt
//walt..... walt
///waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalt
////oh, there you are.. sorry
 
2012-09-13 10:29:36 PM  

ArkAngel: GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.

I'd add in the collapse of the towers and the footage of people jumping to their deaths as well


As far as "moments"... at least 2 on 9/11.... millions of people watch the morning news shows.... so, once they are going live to a picture of a plane hitting the tower in NYC, a lot of people were already watching... although I'll agree probably more people were watching by the time the first building came down. And although because the 1st one collapsed I don't think people were as "shocked" by the second collapse, it was still pretty dramatic.

And I'll argue that more people saw the 2nd plane hit then probably half of the episodes on this list.

Back to the list tho... nothing from Breaking Bad? Really?
 
2012-09-13 10:34:19 PM  
I was going to say the end of "Did you See the Sunrise?" on Magnum P.I. but that was actually cool.
 
2012-09-13 10:34:48 PM  
Maybe it's because I didn't see it until a few years ago, but I never thought "Home" was as disturbing as the hype said it was. One random X-Files episode that did creep me out is the one where the possessed doctors were killing their patients on the operating table.
 
2012-09-13 10:36:56 PM  

dletter: ArkAngel: GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.

I'd add in the collapse of the towers and the footage of people jumping to their deaths as well

As far as "moments"... at least 2 on 9/11.... millions of people watch the morning news shows.... so, once they are going live to a picture of a plane hitting the tower in NYC, a lot of people were already watching... although I'll agree probably more people were watching by the time the first building came down. And although because the 1st one collapsed I don't think people were as "shocked" by the second collapse, it was still pretty dramatic.

And I'll argue that more people saw the 2nd plane hit then probably half of the episodes on this list.

Back to the list tho... nothing from Breaking Bad? Really?


Right?! I can think of several breaking bad moments: when they shot Gus's partner, the box cutter, the bathtub through the floor, the twins. ....
 
2012-09-13 10:37:05 PM  
"The Day After"...dear God that movie gave me nightmares for weeks on end.

I think I would've gone insane had I watched "Threads".
 
2012-09-13 10:41:13 PM  

Mugato: The Twilight Zone (1985) episode Kentucky Rye farked me up as a little kid.

Nothing from Supernatural?


I was genuinely grossed out the first time I watched Skin, and this is coming from a Saw fan.
 
2012-09-13 10:41:58 PM  

GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.


This. I was watching NBC as the second plane hit; at first I thought it was an accident. When the second plane hit I knew something was up.
 
2012-09-13 10:49:56 PM  

Konfetka: dletter: ArkAngel: GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.

I'd add in the collapse of the towers and the footage of people jumping to their deaths as well

As far as "moments"... at least 2 on 9/11.... millions of people watch the morning news shows.... so, once they are going live to a picture of a plane hitting the tower in NYC, a lot of people were already watching... although I'll agree probably more people were watching by the time the first building came down. And although because the 1st one collapsed I don't think people were as "shocked" by the second collapse, it was still pretty dramatic.

And I'll argue that more people saw the 2nd plane hit then probably half of the episodes on this list.

Back to the list tho... nothing from Breaking Bad? Really?

Right?! I can think of several breaking bad moments: when they shot Gus's partner, the box cutter, the bathtub through the floor, the twins. ....


I would definitely go with the box cutter, but while the rest were somewhat shocking in terms of plot development, I wouldn't say they were "disturbing." If anything, the bathtub scene was black comedy.
 
2012-09-13 10:52:36 PM  

Psylent1: Star Trek: TNG Conspiracy

Usually when they use a phaser, they are either stunned or disintegrated.

No one was expecting someone's head to explode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Vr9LnogLM


Wow, I forgot just how graphic that scene was.

Fun fact: Those alien parasite things were supposed to be a major enemy, but they decided in the end they just looked too silly, and so the big evil new race that ST:TNG introduced became...the Borg.
 
2012-09-13 10:54:13 PM  

Rwa2play: GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.

This. I was watching NBC as the second plane hit; at first I thought it was an accident. When the second plane hit I knew something was up.


Of course, the most disturbing thing of all was the sight of people starting to jump out of the windows. They showed all that live, and never showed it again.
 
2012-09-13 10:56:50 PM  

jake_lex: Rwa2play: GAT_00: dletter: about 4 "moments" on 9/11

There was arguably only one on 9/11. The only impact that happened live was the second plane, and honestly most people didn't watch it. 11 years ago people didn't have media access as quickly as we do today, it took time for people get the news and there was only a 20 minute window. Only a couple of million people, including myself, saw that hit on TV.

Relayed news is nowhere near as disturbing as live footage.

This. I was watching NBC as the second plane hit; at first I thought it was an accident. When the second plane hit I knew something was up.

Of course, the most disturbing thing of all was the sight of people starting to jump out of the windows. They showed all that live, and never showed it again.


My dad read up on the stories of the firefighters who thought it was raining debris...only to find out it was people hitting the ground.

That must've been something...so beyond belief, so beyond reality.
 
2012-09-13 10:56:57 PM  

ArkAngel: knbber2: OZ alone could have filled the top ten spots.

Adebisi could probably have filled the top ten spots


I see. I see just what you did there.
 
2012-09-13 10:58:19 PM  
Nothing from the Joy of Painting?
 
2012-09-13 10:58:53 PM  

Konfetka: Right?! I can think of several breaking bad moments: when they shot Gus's partner, the box cutter, the bathtub through the floor, the twins. ....


Bathtub through the floor was one of the more disturbing things I've seen on TV.
 
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