5 Inexplicably Horrifying Sitcom Episodes

09/09/2011 11:43 am ET | Updated Nov 09, 2011
  • David Moye www.cracked.com

Back in the 1980s, sitcoms were notorious for "very special episodes." These were shows where comedy writers were forced to shoehorn lessons into each episode that could supposedly be applied to real-life situations.

But many of these "lessons" were so bleak that the sitcom had to abandoned the "com" part of the equation and ended up scarring a generation.

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