He’s on the back of the bus, decrepit, and literally falling apart as he cackles “What did I tell you, short man?” It’ a moment that still haunts 90’s kids to this day. What a way to teach kids to listen to their elders.
Organ Collector from Invader Zim
There are several moments from this show that are disturbing, like Zim gouging out a kid’s eyes and then replacing them with robotic ones! But by far the most disturbing episode is “Dark Harvest.” Dib, who suspects Zim is an alien, scans Zim and learns his organs don’t look human. To keep up his (poor) disguise, Zim goes on the hunt for human parts. How does he do this? By stealing organs from his classmates and replacing them with “stuff.”
When Dib finally confronts Zim, he’s engorged on organs to the point where he slurps an intestine like spaghetti. It’s gross and creepy, yet so satisfyingly spine chilling. There’s something so sinister about this episode that gets under your skin. It plays out like a horror movie, but on kid’s TV. Who gave this script the green light?