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What sketches scared you as a kid?

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Jennifer, May 12, 2002.

  1. PiLfan

    PiLfan Well-Known Member

    Can you post the link to that one? I'd really love to see it again.

    I've looked throughout youtube using "sesame street" as a search, but I've never seen this one pop up...maybe it's only found using other search terms???
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... the odd animation is TERRIFYING! Is it just me, or when the girl is laughing she turns fatter and taller for 2 seconds?
  3. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    I think so.
  4. Cookie fan

    Cookie fan Well-Known Member

    I tried looking all over youtube for this obscure and eerie clip with all sorts of search terms but I guess no one has uploaded it as yet. Wait a minute, your user name looks familiar...you've posted quite a few clips on youtube haven't you? If so, its a pity that you don't have that "apple tree" clip. I just would like to see that clip for some closure....CLOSURE, PEOPLE! CLOSURE!:)
  5. Cookie fan

    Cookie fan Well-Known Member

    Sure right about that one...I'm glad sees this clip in the same perspective.
  6. Although there were some sketches (particularly the animated ones) that confused me, I dont remember being "scared" of anything on the show. The one skit that came close was the cartoon about a little boy who gets lost and meets a weird dude with shades and a yo-yo who tells him how to get back home. Even watching it today, the underlying theme seems to be "the world is full of freaks." The visuals and the bizarre sound effects, set against a plain white background is the stuff that nightmares are made of. But the worst part was when the boy passes by the plastic house (which I misheard as "plastic cows" only adding to my confusion) and the thing starts glowing and emits an other-worldly grunt. At that point, the boy says, "I don't like it here." You ain't the only one, kid!
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just remembered... something about the Muppet segment "Country Mouse and City Mouse" crepped me out as a kid. I dunno what exactly it was.
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Wow...I've just had an experience...

    For years, I've had this fear of Butterflies. My parents always told me it was because of a sketch where a Butterfly lands on Grover's nose. I didn't remembered such a sketch, so I figured they must be mistaken.

    Then the other day I'm searching youtube and I find a Sesame Street clip about catepillars. Just before it starts, you can see the ending of the previous sketch. And to my amazement, there it was! A HUGE close up of a Butterfly on Grover's nose! And sure enough, I nearly jumped out of my chair!

    Lol, I still don't remember the scene, but at least now I know where my Butterfly phobia came from. :)
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  9. SSLover

    SSLover Member

    Guy Smiley (or My Guiley as i used to call him) used to freak the crap out of me..I still cant look at a picture of him...I think it was because when his mouth would open, it looks like his head is snapping in half....:smirk: :o
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  10. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Could it have been the cat?
  11. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    My sister used to be soooo scared of that singing Flamingo...what's his name...I forget because when we were little we called him pink bird. But she was so scared she had nightmares...she still does now in fact. I have been making a puppet and she can't stand to look at it because it creeps her out. She has this thing that she hates the thought of them coming alive and killing her!! a bid odd don't you think
  12. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Placido Flamingo was a little scary looking; he didn't bother me but I can see where your sister was coming from.
  13. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Ok, I've heard people express their fear and dread over Willie Wimple over and over again on this forum. Now, I have heard his song several times on MC Radio, and I always thought it was a catchy tune. But I really wanted to see the actual sketch, to see if it would bother me as much as everyone else.

    Finally, today I find a Willie Wimple sketch on youtube:



    ...and yeah I have to admit...disturbing. Especially the music at the very beginning. If I was 4 years old seeing this sketch, I probably would have ran from the room, or at least burst into tears. I nearly did seeing it as an adult!

    But, in a way, I'm glad I was affected by it. The video and song together really get a heart felt message across. It's so frightening because it shows such an extreme of what could happen. Sometimes you have to be brutal with the truth to get people to listen. I've always been disapointed that our urgency about the enviornment disapeared after the early 1990s. As though it was all just a fad.

    So some of those commercials and TV shows like Captain Planet were corny and over dramatic. It's better than doing nothing at all.

    So, ::sigh:: even though that sketch was definitely scary, I'll save it to My Favorites on youtube. That's a big part of The Muppets' message, if you look beyond your fear, you might find something worth while. :)
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Looking abck on it, I remembered. It looked dark and grainy, and somehow that, combined with the puppet likenesses of the mice somehow was frightening or disturbing on some level.

    I also got more and more afraid of segments with Spider puppets in them. I was never a big fan of spiders. And If I saw the Baker film with the 7 spooky Spiders, I would have been terrified.
  15. Crazy-Animal

    Crazy-Animal Well-Known Member

    well guys I am happy to say I have watched the old count scetches on you tube and I am no longer scared of him. I got used to it and I am happy that I did.
  16. FshyFshyFshy

    FshyFshyFshy Member

    Skits that scared me:

    CAPITAL I going through the fire

    THE BIG WALL CRACKING (animation)

    ERNIE & BERT: Ernie brings home a television that only says "I" "I" "I" in a deep voice, then when he turns the set off, he pulls something out that begins with that letter.

    SINISTER SAM: What a bully!
  17. letterman

    letterman Member

    I recall an early 70's cartoon with an overloaded elevator. I think a gorilla was in there among many other people/things. It plummeted down through the shaft, and scared me a little bit. I do not recall what the point of the cartoon was. Anyone remember this?
  18. letterman

    letterman Member

    I rememeber this one too, though I haven't seen it sine the 70's. What was the point of it?
  19. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    It was a counting to 10 skit. The elevator operator on floor 1 said, "UP, 1", then counted the floors he went up. And these were the passengers on each floor.

    2. Fairy
    3. English soldier
    4. Witch
    5. Kangaroo
    6. Taxi
    7. Fireman
    8. Clown
    9. Gorilla
    10. Mouse

    That tiny little mouse was the last straw that caused the elevator to explode.

    When I was a kid, I always feared about going to the 9th floor in hotels fearing a gorilla might be there.
  20. wiley207

    wiley207 Well-Known Member

    This seems to be a popular thread. Let's see if I could contribute...

    When I was really wee, I used to find the Sesame Street News Flash title card a little unnerving, maybe cause of the black background and high-contrast colors and Jerry Nelson's announcer voice. (Since I was born in the late 80s, I usually saw the 1980-1991 version of the title card, like this...)
    But a funny skit was almost always bound to follow, giving me my very first glimpse of Kermit the Frog in my childhood, and Jim Henson's Kermit for that matter! Once there was an episode from maybe the 1980s or early 1990s that featured the old animated Y skit about the talking yak who goes beserk in the end (after being insulted by the narrator) and charges toward the screen, wrecking the camera. If that wasn't enough, on this particular episode, the Sesame Street News logo ZOOMED right up to the screen after the collision, instead of cutting to it or fading up to it. I always found it odd why it did that instead of zooming up. To this day, I am trying to remember what News Flash skit that was. (It was probably one from the 1980s.)
    But these News Flashes always introduced me to a character I began to know and love... Kermit the Frog. And this was years before I began watching "The Muppet Show" during its Nick reruns!

    I also found the Pyramid skit a little weird, but I always would up enjoying it in the end. I saw it on my "Best of Ernie and Bert" VHS.

    I am also very grateful I never saw the Beautiful Day Monster or Fred the Dragon on the show (they were probably long gone by 1990). They probably would've given my nightmares for years! I heard a lot of people were frightened by these two "creeps."

    Also, I heard people were also scared of Lord Chatterly, Vincent Twice, and the Big Bad Wolf (the blue version, like in my avatar). I think that's why they replaced the blue version of the wolf with the purple version around maybe 1987-1988.
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