3. David The Gnome: “The Mountains of Beyond”
WTF? David and Lisa are forced to die.
Anyone that grew up in the 80s probably remembers watching David the Gnome on Nickelodeon. The animated children’s series followed the life of a gnome couple, David and Lisa. David, as a doctor, would travel around the forest on the back of his fox friend, Swift, healing animals that had been hurt.
In the series finale of David the Gnome, David and Lisa must travel to The Mountains of Beyond because it is their time to die. The only problem is that neither David nor Lisa are really interested in dying, but are forced to because “that’s just what happens when gnomes reach a certain age.”
Before David and Lisa leave for their final resting place, an Arctic mouse shows up with a note from their old friend Casper. As it turns out, it’s time for Casper to die as well, but since he is unmarried, he wants to know if he can tag along with David and Lisa because he doesn’t want to die alone.
In the end, David and Lisa say goodbye, give each other one final kiss, hold hands and turn into apple trees.
The episode closes with the spirits of David, Lisa, and Casper waving goodbye.
You can watch the series finale of David the Gnome in its entirety below. If you have kids, have them watch it as well. In the final moments you, along with David, Lisa, and Casper can wave goodbye… goodbye to your children’s innocence.