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Scenes in movies you always find tough to watch

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LittleJerry92, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I dunno if this has ever been discussed on Muppet Central, but here goes.

    What are some scenes in some of your favorite movies you always find difficult to watch and for what reasons? I'll give some to name a few:

    1) The Lion King - Muffasa's death. Yeah..... This should be obvious why.

    2) Air Bud - when Josh abandons Buddy in the middle of a field. Anything involving having to say goodbye to animals I always find tough to watch.

    3) Toy Story 2 - "When She Loved Me" montage - this was always a tough scene, but it's even tougher as an adult because it just shows what growing up is like.

    4) Toy Story 3 - the ending. Do I even need to say why?

    5) Monster's Inc - Sully saying goodbye to Boo - "Kitty....?" Basically sums it up.

    6) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney adaption) - Quasimodo being pelted with produce and tied down. As a kid, I couldn't get past this scene and I never bothered to watch the whole movie until I was 15.

    7) Heart and Souls - Goodbye, Thomas. As someone who used to have really bad abandonment issues, I could always sympathize with 7-year-old Thomas in this scene.

    8) Forrest Gump - just every single death scene with Bubba, Forrest's mom and Jenny. The water works.

    9) Life is Beautiful - Oh my God that ending.....

    10) Philidelphia - the ending. Just..... The ending.

    11) Inside Out - Honestly, Bing Bong's death was sad, but Riley admitting she was depressed from missing her old home at the end really made me have to clear my eyes.

    12) The Little Mermaid - King Triton destroying Ariel's grotto - I can't watch this scene without sticking up my middle finger.

    13) Pokemon, the first movie - Pikachu trying to revive Ash. You know, I honestly ended up losing interest in Pokemon as I got older, but even I'll admit this scene is always heart breaking.

    14) - Kramer vs Kramer - Where Ted and Billy reconcile with each other after that confrontation with the ice cream. Probably because it really shows that they were both really bottling up how they felt about each other until the time came.

    15) - Babe - Maa's death. This was a scene I always hated when I was a kid and still have trouble getting through today.

    16) Up - Ugh..... Just the opening, man. The opening.

    17) Wreck it Ralph - Penelope's car being destroyed. Ugh.

    18) Castaway - Wilson..... Just...... Why?

    19) the never ending story - Artax..... Why, Artax?

    20) The Sidehackers - probably a movie no one on this forum will recognize unless they saw it on Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Rommel getting shot. Only love pads the film.....
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Michael Jeter's botched eletrocution in THE GREEN MILE.
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  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I really should not have seen any part of that movie when I was six, especially since that guy played Mr. Noodle. And knowing that both Jeter and Michael Clarke Duncan are actually gone now makes the movie even harder to watch.

    UGH, yes to both of these.
    Yeah, those scenes are surprisingly still hard to watch even if it does end up getting better at the end.
    I never noticed until now that this scene and the Wreck it Ralph one are actually pretty similar.

    Okay, here's mine: freakin' My Girl. I don't know who's idea that ending was but, they deserve to be kicked in the gut. Also, the beginning of Disney's Tarzan where that stupid jaguar eats those gorillas' baby.
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Dude, what were you doing watching a movie like that at six anyway? :eek:
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  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well, I wasn't watching it exactly, it's just that I happened to catch a few minutes of it when my parents were out of their room and left the TV on. :p
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, makes sense.
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  7. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    invitation to life, the scene when the mother dies, guess who's is coming to dinner, the scene when they break up, they didn't do it face to face, she left him a note. conrack, the scene when he leaves the children. these are all endings BTW.
  8. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    "Baby Mine" from Dumbo. 'Nuff said. :cry:
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  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Sally's Song from The Nightmare Before Christmas

    I Will Go Sailing No More from Toy Story
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  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    "You are a toy, you can't fly!"
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  11. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    That scene is sad, but one of my favorites.
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  12. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    There are very few scenes that are hard for me to watch, with one exception.
    Mr. Hooper's death.
    I was there when Sesame was brand-new. I grew up with Mr. Hooper. I was 14 when Will Lee actually died, 15 when they showed the Sesame special, Thanksgiving Day, 1983.

    Seen it countless times since then, still can't get through without getting misty-eyed.
    Back in 2014, when they screened "I Am Big Bird", and this scene was shown (along with clips from Jim's funeral) there was not a dry eye in the house.

    Will Lee's death wasn't so hard to take. He was getting old, suffering from prostate cancer which is not a fun scene to deal with. But seeing Big Bird's reaction tears my heart up.

    That day I was talking with Caroll Spinney after the event, and commented "That scene must have been so hard for you".
    His reply, "Yes, but I'm so glad we did it that way".

    And I got to hug him tight. Dear sweet man.
  13. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    And to this day I'm always glad to know Sesame Workshop chose to be honest with Will Lee's passing. Kids should always learn about death one way or another at some point.

    I honestly wonder if they would have done the same plot for David if Northern Calloway didn't lose his job. I know it was mentioned he moved with his grandma, but I wonder if that would have been used had he been on the show till his death or not.
  14. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I didn't even know Northern Calloway died until almost ten years later. I accepted the storyline, moving to Grandma's farm (all throughout the 70's David was studying to be a lawyer. A New York lawyer turns farmer? Green Acres, anyone?)
    But his character had been phasing out for a while. One poignant reminder, during Luis and Maria's wedding, David was seated waaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy in back. And David and Maria throughout the 70's were boyfriend/girlfriend. The wedding was bittersweet, knowing David wouldn't be around much longer.

    The tabloid sensationalism didn't help. David freaks out, runs around naked, smashes windows, blah blah blah, sad case. And during his last season, he looked horrible, gaining so much weight, forgetting lines, what a shame.
    And since then, various cast members had said precious little about him.
    It's too bad David didn't get a bigger sendoff, but at the time, CTW seemed to handle it the best they could.
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  15. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Northern's later years were definitely tough to watch.

    It's like the equivalent to me of seeing poor Curly suffering from his health problems that would eventually lead to his career-ending stroke in 1944-46 Three Stooges shorts.
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I always thought they handled David/Northern the way they did to avoid any negative publicity getting out about him considering as far as the humans are concerned, he was really popular and well-liked among kids.
  17. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    All of the above also finding dory with the seashells and her parents
  18. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    The disgusting scene from Monty Python's the Meaning of Life where a guy gets his liver brutally ripped out of his body (Due to it's realistic style, I've always found the scene to be more cringeworthy and sickening than funny personally)
  19. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I always found the scene near the end of Brave where Merida weeps in Elinor's arms before she turns back to human hard to watch. Just seeing her cuddled up to her mom showing affection and apologizing for what she's done is a tearjerker, especially since Elinor is still in bear form.

    The aforementioned "When She Loved Me" and ending from Toy Story 2 and 3 are tough scenes, too.
  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I also find the beginning music from Sally's Song to be sad also.

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