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Muppet Moments That Scared You As a Kid

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Harleena, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    Any Muppet Moments that scared you when you were little? For me, it was basically just all of Fraggle Rock, and the Flying Monkeys in Muppets Wizard of Oz.
  2. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    However, I happened to see one Muppet Show sketch as a kid. This was Marisa Berenson singing "Our House". For whatever reason, I loved it.
  3. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    -The whole Alice Cooper episode.
    -The Yip-Yips on Sesame Street.
    -Uncle Deadly (Even though I think he's funny now).
    -All of Elmo Says Boo.

    The orange creature with green hair at 0:41 used to scared me:
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  4. Whatnot1988

    Whatnot1988 Active Member

    Here are some of mine:

    -Sesame Street's Guy Smiley (you try explaining his enthusiastic tone of voice to a 1-to-2-year-old)
    -Any time any Muppet production (or cartoon, for that matter) uses a camera move TVTropes defines as "Eating the Camera"--but only when a character's uvula (the teardrop-shaped piece seen hanging from the roof of a character's mouth) is shown, which made me very scared when characters burst into song since it's one of the most common instances where this trope has been used.
    -When Gonzo accidentally set Rizzo on fire in The MCC (you're speaking to a pyrophobe here because of it), and also the gunpowder chase in MTI
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  5. Grovette

    Grovette New Member

    Sweetums. :grr:
    Strange because I didn't find him scary back when I watched him on the shows or movies. Just ended up having frequent nightmares about him when I was a kid.
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  6. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Junior Gorg

    Professor Krassman from the Muppet Movie

    Hugga Wugga
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  7. WereFox

    WereFox Active Member

    Nothing with Muppets ever scared me. I'm practically fearless! ;)
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  8. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    the scene in the Muppets take Manhattan, when Kermit gets hit by a car, that scared me as a kid.
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  9. Harleena

    Harleena Well-Known Member

    For some reason, the scene in Cinderelmo where he falls out of the armor suit made me cry as a kid.
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  10. WereFox

    WereFox Active Member

    Maybe you thought he was hurt? Nothing can scare me.
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  11. MuppetMan28

    MuppetMan28 Member

    I don't know how, but Miss Piggy always scared me as a kid. I was not really into The Muppets back then. When I went to the McDonalds I gained a Miss Piggy toy. At home I was so scared of it that I threw it from the stairs and my parents later threw the toy into the trash. Now I'm actually plannig to get it back from ebay or something for my Muppet collection.
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  12. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    None of the classic Muppet characters have ever scared me, but on Sesame Street, both Oscar and Elmo gave me nightmares when I was little.

    If I were to expand out to the further Henson universes, The Skeksis Scientist (Skektek???) freaks me out even to this day....
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  13. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    The old Jim Henson Company logo intro with the Kermit face always scared the crap out of me.

    Still does :o
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  14. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Wow. Never heard that one before.
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  15. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    Also, Benny was the only reason I avoided the Around the Corner era...those eyebrows..

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  16. WereFox

    WereFox Active Member

    Are you kidding? He looks adorable! :)
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  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I agree! :)

    Benny Rabbit is adorable! :D
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Actually, something about him is a little unsettling, maybe it's his teeth.
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    backpackmina Active Member

  20. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    When I was about 2-5 years old, I used to be afraid of The 39 Stairs sketch that I had on VHS. I think it was because of it being black and white, and how often the stairs were creaking. Once, I had a nightmare of that sketch, nothing more, and I woke up and I was on the floor (which confused me because I slept on top of a bunk bed) and I turned out to have a fever.

    Another was Cookie Monster's Best Bites, whenever I reached the end when Cookie Monster would say, ''COOKIE DOUGH!'' I soo fast! When I returned a few seconds later, the credits would be on and he would be laughing-or whatever the ''AHHAHAHAH'' thing is- while pouring everything in the bowl. C is for Cookie also frightened me a ton, and sometimes still does for a few seconds.

    This wasn't really brief but I have so many others to mention that these are just some of them that people would kind of care about.

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