Most people remember traumatizing moments from “very special episodes” of the sitcoms we grew up watching. We remember when pedophile bike store owner Gordon Jump molested Dudley on Diff’rent Strokes. We remember when Jessie Spano had that caffeine pill freakout on Saved By the Bell. We remember when Tom Hanks showed up as the Keaton kids’ alcoholic uncle on Family Ties. We remember when DJ Tanner had an eating disorder in an episode of Full House.
We remember that very special episode of Mr. Belvedere when Wesley’s friend Danny got AIDS and laughed it off like it was no big thing. Wait. What? NO! WE DON’T REMEMBER THAT!
File this one under “An Awkward Place for a Laugh Track.”
“Well I got AIDS, but other than that I’m doing pretty good.” Ho. Lee. Shitballs. How did that happen? When did that happen? Stop it. Did this really happen? It did?
Let’s go to the IMDB description of “Welsey’s Friend” for more information:
Okay, well that’s just about the wildest thing we’ll see today. Let’s blame Bob Uecker for this.