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7 of the Worst Times TV Shows Tackled Tough Issues

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It’s hard to come across a teen or family TV show without the dreaded “Very Special Episode.” You know, the one where someone is caught with pot or a character has an eating disorder for two and a half days. It’s the show’s attempt to bring light to Serious Issues™, but it usually just turns into a total cheese fest, full of overreactions and unrealistic endings.

To be fair, some shows do a pretty good job at tackling these issues. But, let’s be real, most don’t. In fact, some of them make us want to bust out laughing instead of taking a somber look at the struggles that teens struggle with these days. Here are seven shows that had a tendency to make serious issues look like a big joke:



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