Nightmare Fuel: Littlest Pet Shop (2012)
Black is traditional.
Even a softer, more comedic show
can provide a few scares.
- Buttercream is this at times whenever she cools down. The way she calms down though is a bit cringe worthy. The background music playing during this doesn't help matters.
- Whatever you do, do not anger Penny Ling. It's quite unsettling if you do.
- In "What Did You Say?", the girl who kidnaps Vinnie is a little bit unsettling, as well as Vinnie himself in the beginning of the episode, trying to capture and eat a fly that has both a face and apparently a personality, and speaking with a very low and un-Vinnie like voice.
- Mrs. Twombly in "Door-Jammed" during her doorknob frenzy.
- The pets' nightmare about being captured by the Biskits in the second episode.
- Blythe's Dark Reprise of the "F.U.N. Song" in "Missing Blythe" when she's having a nightmare, where fashion students with buttons for eyes menacingly approach and attack her.
- Wiggles the alligator's bullying is pretty scary. Makes it even worse when the pets are trying to get Blythe to help them but she's too depressed to notice.
- Vinnie in "To Paris With Zoe" turns into some kind of giant monster with claws and teeth and screams in Sunil's face when he tries to change the channel. Even creepier is that it wasn't part of a fantasy, it just happened.
- Vinnie's absolute freak out in "Sunil's Sick Day."
- Blythe's nightmares in "The Expo Factor" can be this with a little humor, due to the watermelons.
- Though written to be silly and not meant to be taken seriously, the ending to "War of the Weirds" still implies If Mrs. Tombly didn't scream at such a high pitch, they "WOULD HAVE" been invaded.
- In "Secret Cupet", Russell, Sunil and Vinnie being forced against their will to fall in love with their female friends, acting insane and completely alienating them, is somewhat terrifying. Especially when they come back to their senses, the three remember acting like that and were mortified. Even worse, what about Babalou who was never cured? (But then again, seeing as Josh was cured between episodes, maybe it wears off once Valentine's day ends)
- The fact that Goldie was inches away from being literally torn to shreds is pretty dark for a light fluffy kid's show such as this.
- While the original Groundhog Day was a comedy, the scenario itself is rather terrifying. especially seeing as the main character in that movie was stated to be trapped in that loop for 10 years (originally implied to be 10,000 years). Russell temporarily losing his sanity over this was incredibly unsettling, his friends begging him to calm down while Blythe panics and runs off to call a vet makes it even worse. And thank goodness it's a kids show, as most characters who go through this trope are driven to suicide (Which doesn't work)
- Also unsettling is that the above spoilered episode, is never explained. Harold says offhand that he knew another hedgehog that this happened to. So either Harold unknowingly has this power, (Which may only affect hedgehogs), or yet again, this is implying the shop being magical. But if so this makes the (sentient?) shop seem outright malicious, even if the whole reason was to improve Russell's social skills.