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Automatonophobic mother fears daughter might buy a Muppet toy

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Bliffenstimmers, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    speaking of being scared of certain things, is there such a thing as someone being scared of cartoons ?
  2. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

  3. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

  4. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    This... is really, really depressing. I know, there are some scary-looking Muppets out there (*cough* Sam the Machine *cough*), but this woman should get help. She should allow her daughter to get the toy, and she should watch SS with her and find out that Muppets aren't so bad. Repeated exposure, too. I mean, it's just a doll, it's not like in the horror movies. She should go onto Phobia Fear Release. I pray that this lady gets some help.
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  5. 123Sunny

    123Sunny Well-Known Member

    Mine too
    I'd scream too, but with happiness

    Every now and then though you do run across someone who just doesn't like puppets. My cousin, when she sleeps over can't sleep in my room cos of the Muppet stuff. Some of my own puppets that look less Muppety though she's fine with. Only my Prairie replica she's afraid of I think. :concern::sympathy:

    People who are afraid of puppets, it might have something to do with uncanny valley?? I know people who like puppets but find other things into the uncanny valley, I don't get too creeped by most of that stuff though. So maybe for some people the range of uncanny valley is further?
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  6. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    *cough* Sam the frogging Machine *cough*
    I'm a muppet fan, but I'm freaked out by Sam. So yeah, uncanny valley
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  7. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    I actually have automatonophobia myself, although I'm obviously not afraid of puppets. The term also applies to the fear of animatronics and costume characters, both of which I have dealt with (only when seeing them in person though) for as long as I can remember. So I can understand how this woman feels. Even though I've gotten over most of my fear, I still can't be around those moving/talking Halloween animatronics that you see in stores or people's houses, or ride a lot of theme park rides with moving figures. The only way I've managed to get over it is to expose myself to ones that aren't intended to be scary, and to learn about how they work. I hope this lady can overcome this and learn to love the Muppets.
  8. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    No FNaF then?
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  9. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm actually fine seeing animatronic characters on a screen. But I don't like horror so I still don't like FNAF.
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  10. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    I agree that the mother should speak to a psychiatrist or someone who can help her get over the thing. The Muppets are meant to spread happiness to kids and adults everywhere - like someone else said, it's not like they're Chucky. I mean that little creep gave me nightmares until I actually watched the movie (which is now one of my faves actually).

    I don't really understand being afraid of the Muppets. I do have a very mild phobia of clowns and dolls, but that's just because of my imagination always getting the better of me and thinking that they're an axe murderer or something. But the Muppets... seriously, the Muppets?

    Well, fears are irrational, so I'm not going to criticize her any, but still, she should probably see a psychologist or something so she can start getting over her fears.
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  11. WereFox

    WereFox Well-Known Member

    Don't like me then? Oh I'm sorry, is my Foxy avatar bothering you?
  12. WereFox

    WereFox Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of when I got up all my courage to talk to a clown at a circus. That cured my coulrophobia!
  13. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    No you're good, photos don't bother me. Besides, even if it did, you could still have whatevever avatar you want, especially since I'm not here much anyway.
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  14. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    Good for you. Hopefully the sightings are dying down
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  15. FraggleFrick

    FraggleFrick Well-Known Member

    lol I'll take her viewing ticket! Great work they look fantastic! :)
  16. WereFox

    WereFox Well-Known Member

    They have died down. I'm used to them now. And btw. hope that lady learns Kermit and his friends aren't so scary. I think another reason for her Muppet fear is
    1. A creepypasta called Faith Buddies. It was a puppet Christian show starring a frog similar to Kermit who was quite creepy.
    2. Maybe she saw a character do something that set her off.
    3. She just plain doesn't like them.
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  17. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    There is really a fear of cartoons? Well, that means that if somebody with that phobia walked into my local Gamestop and saw this HUGE picture right there on the door they would probably have a panic attack:
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  18. lauraisrad

    lauraisrad Active Member

    Dang, that is one awesome room.
  19. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    First of all, are those handmade? Second, are you using PLUNGERS to hold them up? That is the strangest but most interesting sounding technique I have seen in some time.
  20. WereFox

    WereFox Well-Known Member

    Or maybe she doesn't even like their voices and won't listen to the music and records. It says that it only takes a hum of the Muppets theme song to set her off.
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