When our parents used to plop us down in front of the TV or a movie screen, they might not have realised that some of the best children's entertainment is pretty effed up.
Turns out that the people who made some of our favourite films were bigots and jerks. The animals who starred in some of our favourite TV shows were thrown off of cliffs and driven to suicide. And, Full House was kinda full of perverts.
It's rough out there. But, hey, at least we can't say that mass media didn't prepare us for the real world.
Click through to see what we mean.