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Nightmare Fuel / Space Jam

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  • The sudden Art Shift when Swackhammer fantasizes (or maybe Jordan imagining the thought of it) about Michael Jordan becoming enslaved on Moron Mountain, and the implications of this including never being able to see his family again, sign autographs all day long, always losing every game he plays against customers, and living the rest of his life in misery. To some, it may be the darkest sequence in the entire film from the animation and narration alone, aside from the intense Monstars’ transformation. Might also qualify as a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment since it was never brought up again thereafter in the movie.
    • On the one hand, if Jordan lost the bet, he'd be separated from his family; on the other, if he didn't up the ante, then it would've been the Tunes who'd be enslaved if worst came to worst—and either way, Jordan's friends wouldn't have their stolen talent returned. Thank God for Toon Physics and the Monstars not having the actual practice to go through with that talent...
  • Also, the Nerdlucks' transformation into the Mon-Stars is pretty intense. Just as the Tunes begin to think they have the upper hand against the Nerdlucks, these tiny little bug-eyed aliens transform into hulking basketball monoliths, and all that confidence flies right out the window.
  • The Mon-Stars molding Jordan into a ball.
  • The Mon-Stars themselves! Even kids who didn't like this movie when it first came out admitted that the characters freaked them out.
  • Charles the dog is pretty scary.
  • An extreme close-up of Taz during the ultimate game.
  • The Mon-Stars destroying the Tunes in the second half of the game. When Jordan calls for a time out, a lot of the Tunes are in bad condition, ranging from having a defibrillator used on Taz to Tweety resting in what looks like an iron lung. It's a miracle that they came out relatively un-scarred at the end, since this is one of the more notable instances of injuries in Looney Tune-Land not being Played for Laughs.
    • Probably some of the worst are what happens to Wile E. Coyote, Tweety, Elmer Fudd, and Foghorn Leghorn. Wile E. is completely cast up and holding up a sign reading “extreme pain”—clearly, this is worse than any time he’s ever gone after the Road Runner. Tweety is in an iron lung, Elmer is lying on the floor having a breakdown in a straitjacket mumbling "The Monstars" over and over again, and poor Foghorn has literally been turned into a roast turkey. Even Granny (who was a cheerleader and not even playing) ends up in a wheelchair and a neck brace while she feebly shakes her pom-poms. Fryderyk Chopin's "Funeral March" playing during this scene doesn't help either.
    • For those wondering, the full list of injured Looney Tunes are as follows:
      • Wile E. Coyote (both legs and one arm broken)
      • Yosemite Sam (3rd-to-4th degree burns on every part of his body)
      • Sylvester (decapitated and all the fur shaved of his torso and arms)
      • Elmer Fudd (mentally traumatized to the point of being restrained in a straitjacket)
      • Speedy Gonzales (various facial injuries requiring the use of a human-sized ice pack)
      • Foghorn Leghorn (reduced to a roast chicken with an IV)
      • Granny (lost all use of her legs and had her neck broken despite not even playing)
      • Tazmanian Devil (suffers a heart attack and/or stroke)
      • Tweety Bird (loses all ability to breathe independently, requiring the use of an iron lung)
      • Pepe Le Pew (one arm, one leg, and tail broken)
      • Road Runner (spinal cord is completely shattered) note 
      • Beaky Buzzard is presumably wearing a full body cast (excluding his feet); however, the combination of grayish coloring combined with the camera angle from which he's presented makes it instead look like he merely had his feathers (and pupils) shaved off.—particularly if you're watching a low-resolution video such as this one.
  • The scene where the Looney Tunes first meet the Nerdlucks. At first, it plays into a funny moment where the Tunes laugh mockingly at the Nerdlucks when they announce their intentions to enslave them. However, when the leader of the Nerdlucks, Pound, responds to Yosemite Sam drawing his guns on him by blasting Sam to a crisp with his own sidearm, the Tunes suddenly change their tune and see them as a threat.
  • Imagine being regarded as among the best in your profession, then suddenly and without reason you lose even the most basic skills of that profession. In front of a live audience on national TV. And you have no idea what happened to you.