The Weirdest and Wildest TV Controversies Ever

Buzzfeed put together a list of the “Weirdest and Wildest TV Controversies Ever”.

Here are some of the highlights:

1.  “Tiny Toon Adventures” characters drive drunk and DIE:  Buster Bunny, Hamton J. Pig, and Plucky Duck steal a police car and drive it off a cliff.  All to teach kids not to drink and drive.  The episode was banned.

2.  “Kid Nation”:  CBS thought it would be a good idea to take a bunch of 8- to 15-year-olds and let them “govern” a small town for themselves.  Some accused the show of child abuse and violating child labor laws, and a few kids got hurt.

3.  Charisma Carpenter was fired from “Angel” after she got pregnant:  She even claims that creator Joss Whedon went so far as to ask her if she was “going to keep it” before he let her go.

4.  “Seinfeld” offends Puerto Rico:  In the show’s second-to-last episode, Kramer stomps on a Puerto Rican flag . . . but only because it’s on fire and he’s trying to put it out.

5.  Keri Russell cuts her hair during “Felicity”:  Ratings started to decline BEFORE Keri showed off her new ‘do . . . but the media ran with the idea that her new hairstyle had doomed the show.

6.  A “Pokemon” episode causes kids to have convulsions:  The episode was called “Computer Warrior Porygon”, and it contained strobe-lighting effects that caused about 600 kids to suffer convulsions, headaches and breathing problems.  It never aired again.

7.  An entire season of “Dallas” was written off as a dream:  When Patrick Duffy decided to leave the show, his character, Bobby Ewing, was killed off at the end of the eighth season.  When he decided to RETURN a year later, they ended Season 9 by revealing that he was STILL ALIVE, and the entire season was just his wife’s dream.

(Check out the rest of the list here.)